Yukon Police Department puts new robot on display

The Yukon Police Department was one of six public safety agencies to receive grants that have been used to purchase equipment for their agency. More than $122,000 in grants were awarded by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation during a celebration in Norman. Yukon’s grant is $26,290 and was used to purchase a robot with…

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Yukon sales tax continues to slip

A trend of lower sales tax returns continued to plague Yukon in March, according to figures provided by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. For the sixth straight month, Yukon businesses produced fewer sales tax dollars than they did when compared to both the previous month and the same month in 2018. And Yukon isn’t alone. Almost…

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Yukon schools come through for classmate

As Antonius Acre and his mother sat in the gymnasium Friday at Yukon High School, dozens of people worked to raise money. A group of athletes jumped into an ice water-filled trough, another student was covered in ice cream, two others had their heads shaved and a teacher had peanut butter licked from her toes…

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BUSTED

Undercover unit taps into sex offenders’ lust   Canadian County sheriff investigations into suspected child predators that began last fall has netted at least 20 arrest warrants, 16 arrests and two convictions since February, officials said Thursday. That includes at least four arrests made last week. Canadian County investigator Adam Flowers said the agency’s investigation…

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Authorities identify pilots killed in Sundance crash

Authorities have identified two people who died Monday when the airplane they were piloting crashed at Sundance Airpark in northwest Oklahoma City. The state medical examiner’s office identified the victims as Doug Durning, 60, and Britton Lee, 43. The plane, which had left from Panama City, Florida, earlier in the day, skidded off the runway…

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Authorities rule garage fire an accident

Authorities say they don’t know for sure what sparked a fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed a detached garage across the street from the Yukon School District’s Fine Arts Auditorium, but believe it was an accident. Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said the 5:05 p.m. fire at 825 Yukon Ave., caused about $110,000 in damage. The wood…

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Yukon school board approves zoning changes

Some students in the Yukon School District will be attending a different school next year. The Yukon School Board voted Thursday during a special meeting to move about 85 students who currently attend Myers Elementary School to Parkland Elementary. The students are all in what is known as the Zone 3 Attendance Area, which is…

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Jury selection to begin in Calumet murder trial

Jury selection is set to begin Monday in Canadian County’s first death penalty case in more than a quarter century. The jury will hear the case of Derek Don Posey, who is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Calumet resident Amy Gibbins and her son, Bryor. Their bodies were…

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OKC sues for road project properties

The City of Oklahoma City has filed condemnation actions against five Yukon-area property owners to acquire their land as part of two major road projects, including a planned interchange. The actions were filed Friday in Canadian County District Court. Named in the condemnations are Kyla J. Jacobson, The Patricia Ann Lee Revocable Trust Agreement, Gregory…

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Mustang man charged with rape

An 18-year-old Mustang man remained in the Canadian County jail Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met online. Christian Weldon Baxter Owen was arrested Tuesday on one count of first-degree rape. He is being held without bail. According to court documents, Owen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Oct.…

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