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OSBI won’t name Mustang officers involved in shooting

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is handling the review of an officer- involved shooting in Mustang, said this week they do not plan to release the names of the officers who were involved. Brook Arbeitman, a spokesperson for the OSBI, said the agency would not release the names of the two officers who…

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MHS employee thwarts kidnapping attempt

Mustang High School paraprofessional Bobby Jackson is being extra vigilant of his grandchildren after he helped foil an attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl east of Yukon. Jackson and his wife, Christa, were driving west on N.W. 23rd Street around 5 p.m. on May 13, on their way to get a bite to eat, when…

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Yukon man killed by Mustang officer

A Yukon man who was shot and killed by a Mustang police officer on Friday had a history of traffic violations and minor offenses, but no felonies, court records show. Benjamin Ballard, 42, was killed at approximately 6:45 p.m. after he allegedly pulled a weapon on a Mustang officer who was attempting to stop him…

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MHS Project Graduation asks for help from the community

It’s an uncertain time for students in Oklahoma, with classes canceled until at least April 6, but Mustang’s Project Graduation team is still raising funds to put on a post-graduation party for seniors. There are a lot of ifs for this year’s celebration. Classes could resume April 6, and graduation could take place as scheduled.…

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Students taking travel risks face quarantine

Mustang Public Schools officials will require a 14-day quarantine of any students who travel over spring break to a country with a moderate to high threat of the spread of coronavirus. The district notified parents of the policy through an email Monday that stated, “providing a safe and healthy learning environment is our utmost priority.”…

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Goodwill opens Mustang store

Goodwill will open its new Mustang store on Thursday, serving local shoppers and providing jobs to people who need help. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma decided to open the store at 200 N. Mustang Road because of the community’s support, said Solara Sain, the organization’s vice president for retail. Its donation center near the Mustang…

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Sheriff takes stand on gun rights

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said Thursday he plans to proclaim the county a Second Amendment sanctuary county. West, on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, has posted a “declaration of intent establishing Canadian County, Oklahoma, a second amendment sanctuary county.” West had announced plans to do so last week prior to the death of one…

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Mustang hoops teams assigned to regionals

Mustang High School’s basketball teams have received their regional tournament assignments and will be sent to the Tulsa area next week. Mustang girls will play Putnam City North at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Class 6A East Regional at Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School. No. 3-ranked Booker T. Wash-ington (20-2) and Owasso (5-17)…

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Former governor meets with local leaders

Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters received a warm welcome Tuesday in a return visit to Mustang. Walters, who served from 1991 through 1995, answered questions for nearly an hour at Positive Posse, an informal discussion group that meets at the Town Center. Walters has visited the Positive Posse several times in the past, and sisters…

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Two MHS seniors named National Merit finalists

Two Mustang High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists, putting them in competition for more than 7,600 scholarships worth ove $31 million. Morgan Askeland and Desiree Ricketts earned the honor based on their scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which they took last year as juniors. Their scores…

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