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Mustang Creek Crossing

By Chris Eversole Mustang Creek Crossing, a 260-acre mixed-use development, is being planned between N. Mustang Road and S.W. Sara Road and north of S.W. 15th Street. “This is the largest commercially zoned parcel available in Oklahoma, and we’re really excited about it,” said Don Hayes, the real estate broker involved in the project. The project…

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Mustang science teacher arrested

By Brody Feldmann A recently hired Mustang North Middle School teacher was arrested Sunday after being accused of stealing drugs from an Oklahoma City home. Jennifer Leah Beaty, 39, was arrested Sunday evening on complaints of stealing from a house along with stealing a controlled dangerous substance, according to an Oklahoma City police report. Beaty…

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Man shot to death by deputies identified

The man shot and killed by five Canadian County sheriff deputies on Monday has been identified as Alexander Lindahl, 24, of Mustang. Lindahl, who is accused of stealing a pickup from a Tuttle-based business, led officers on a chase that went through Union City, El Reno and Okarche and reached speeds of more than 100…

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Kids who seem fine – but aren’t – is tough

By Chris Eversole Identifying some students who need help is easy, Mustang High School Principal Teresa Wilkerson said. “Our teachers are very observant when kids shut down. It’s also easy when kids talk out,” she said. “The hard part is when they’re rocking along like everything’s OK. The parents have no signs; the school has…

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Emotional health a priority in Mustang schools

By Chris Eversole Mustang Public Schools officials are responding to the loss of a student last week by vowing to enhance their already strong efforts to promote the emotional health of students. “An event like this forces you to look at what you have in place, what kind of strategies are going on, are they…

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Ex-state Sen. Shortey gets 15 years in sex case

By Chris Eversole A federal judge on Monday sentenced former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, who formerly represented parts of Oklahoma City and the Mustang and Yukon areas, to 15 years in prison for soliciting a 17-year-old young man for sex. U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti imposed the sentence based on the arrest by police…

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Police investigate teen’s shooting

By Chris Eversole Authorities in Mustang say they are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was found shot in his home Tuesday. Mustang Police Chief Robert Groseclose said authorities believe the shooting was self-inflicted but are continuing the investigate. Groseclose said police received a call shortly after 5 p.m. stating that the boy, whose name has…

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Chalk up a home victory for the Broncos

By Brody Feldmann Win column… CHECK. Mustang hosted Westmoore on Friday for the first home game of the season for the Broncos and picked up its first victory of the season 21-14. “We are just proud of our kids. Obviously, we don’t take wins for granted and it’s a good feeling. How we react now…

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Mustang’s enrollment grows 19 percent over 5 years

By Chris Eversole Mustang Pubic Schools enrollment has grown by 19 percent over the past five years, Assistant Superintendent Tracy Skinner told the board of education at its meeting Monday. That’s an increase to 11,905 from 9,976 for the 2013-2014 school year. “We expected to be close to 12,000 this year, and we’re almost there,”…

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Ex-Homeland Security official heading school safety

By Shannon Rigsby The Mustang Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of Jennifer Newell to fill the new position of director of school safety and security. Newell, a retired officer for the Norman Police Department, served for nearly five years as the program manager for the Oklahoma School Security Institute through the federal…

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