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PAWFECT HOME: Yukon’s mayor proud of city’s animal shelter

    After at least four years of planning and more than 18 months of construction, Yukon’s new animal control facility officially opened Monday. The new facility, which is bright and airy, will offer a comfortable place for animals being sheltered by the city. City council members, along with other city officials, helped move animals…

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Local lawmakers preprare for start of legislative session

With the 2020 session of the Oklahoma Legislature scheduled to start next week, two local lawmakers are preparing for their sophomore year. Reps. Jay Steagall and Denise Crosswhite Hader have each filed at least three pieces of legislation they hope to move forward this year. The session begins Monday. Both have filed several bills. However,…

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OKC man acquitted in Yukon bank robbery

An Oklahoma City man faces up to life in federal prison after being convicted of committing three bank robberies as part of a two-month crime spree. Dwayne Edward Rasmussen, 55, was convicted of committing robberies in Chickasha and Oklahoma City. He also was a suspect in a robbery that occurred at the RCB Bank at…

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Search continues to fill school board seat

The search for someone to fill a seat that became vacant in November when Jeff Behymer resigned is expected to be filled at the February school board meeting. However, first someone needs to apply. Behymer resigned at the end of November after he moved outside of the zone in which he lived. State law requires…

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Chiariello named Miss Mustang

Haylee Chiariello won Miss Mustang 2020, and Lexi Sendall won Outstanding Mustang Teen 2020. They were crowned Saturday by 2019 Miss Mustang Jaci Deitrick and 2019 Outstanding Mustang Teen Mackenzie Chandler during the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant at the Venue building of the Bridge Church. Emily Yannatone was the runner-up for Miss Mustang. More than…

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High bids alter animal shelter plans

City staff has adjusted its plan for a new animal shelter because bids came in above budget, the Mustang City Council learned at a special meeting Tuesday. Despite the adjustments, the project is expected to cost more than the $1.3 million staff had projected, said Police Chief Robert Groseclose, who supervises Animal Control. The new…

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Obituaries — Wanda L. Crout

Wanda Laie Crout, age 90, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20. Wanda passed into the arms of her Savior with her family at her side. She was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Electra, Texas, to Luna Lee Chester Hayes and Euzella (Mullen) Hayes. She attended Electra High School and later went to…

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Federal lawsuit challenges county detention system

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma announced Wednesday it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Canadian County pretrial detention system, which it claims unconstitutionally jails hundreds of prisoners annually. “The pretrial jailing of innocent people in Canadian County is a violation of the U.S. Constitution,” state ACLU Director Ryan Kiesel said at a…

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