Yukon Crest preps for October opening

A little more than a year after Oklahoma City officials approved its plan site, Crest Foods Fresh Market has begun taking applications for its new store in the Yukon area. The store has been a highly anticipated addition to the retail market in the Yukon area. It will be located at 715 N. Czech Hall…

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Area man accused in March death of 2-month-old girl

A murder charge was filed Friday against a Yukon-area man accused in the March death of a two-month-old girl. Maj. Gary Knight, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department, said the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office filed first-degree murder charges against Anil Azmat, 33, of Yukon. Azmat is accused in the death of Amora…

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Commander to speak at museum gala

Since June 2019, Col. Paul Filcek has been the commander of Tinker Air Force Base and its nearly 3,000 airmen. He also is responsible for more than $5.4 billion in resources at the air base, located near Midwest City. Filcek, who has served in the U.S. Air Force since 1987, is scheduled to be the…

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VA plans to open Yukon, Norman clinics

Veterans in Canadian County will soon have a closer option for VA health care services. The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (OKC VA HCS) announced this week that it is opening two new clinics this fall, including one in Yukon. The other center will be in Norman, officials said. “The new locations will allow…

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Suspect jailed in 7-Eleven robbery, slaying

A 21-year-old Oklahoma City man has been arrested in connection with a robbery that led to the death of a 7-Eleven clerk on Thursday. Oklahoma City police said they arrested George Way at an apartment in the 11500 block of SW 15 Street Thursday evening after receiving a tip. Way was arrested on complaints of…

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Heavy rains lead to area water rescues, keeping firefighters busy

Heavy rains that inundated the area throughout Monday and Tuesday morning kept rescue crews from Yukon and Oklahoma City busy. According to the state’s Mesonet site, Yukon received more than five inches of rain during the 24-hour period, and more is expected. Officials with the Yukon Fire Department said their crews responded to at least…

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Obituaries – Louella Maude Copeland – A.C. Gray

Louella Maude Copeland Louella Maude (Schalski) Hedrick Copeland, age 99, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 9 at Noble Nursing Home in Noble. Louella loved people and never passed up the opportunity to help anyone in need. After the death of her second husband, Cope, she moved to Mustang to be near her…

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Yukon man executed for role in triple murder

A former Yukon resident was executed early Tuesday for his role in the 1996 torture and murder of a family in Arkansas. Daniel Lee Lewis was put to death at 7:08 a.m. at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. His death came almost 24 hours after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., had halted…

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Millers baseball tryout dates are set for next week

Tryouts for next year’s Yukon Millers baseball team will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 and July 22. The tryouts are open for freshmen to seniors. Players are expected to attend both days. The first day of tryouts will be for defense and will be conducted at the baseball field. The second…

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Obituary – Golda Marcella Woods

Golda Marcella Woods, 81, of Edmond, passed away July 8 at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Hedley, Texas, to G.D. and Ola (Mobley) Moore. Golda attended Yukon Public Schools and subsequently worked at Kimball’s Wholesale and the Yukon Chamber of Commerce. Golda married Leslie Frank Woods on…

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