Yukon Area News

New threat prompts arrest of Yukon student

As Yukon students returned to class Wednesday, another middle school student was taken into custody after allegedly making a threat against a classmate. School officials said the student, whose name and age were not released, was taken into custody Wednesday morning off campus. According to a statement from the school district, officials were alerted Wednesday…

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Two accused of threatening violence at Yukon school

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Students in the Yukon School District were expected back in class Wednesday, a day after school was canceled because of threats of violence. Yukon Police Chief John Corn said two students were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly threatened “gun violence” at Yukon Middle School. The two threats came Monday afternoon. Both…

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Assault video prompts YPD investigation

Officials with the Yukon Police Department say they have identified several people involved in multiple assaults on the same middle school student and are reviewing the information to determine what charges are warranted. The assaults, which were captured on video and then posted to social media sites, came to light over the weekend. The two…

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Canadian Co. Democrats help petition for Medicaid expansion vote

By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com Canadian County Democrats last week heard from two speakers regarding an initiative petition to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma. The petition drive is part of a push to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot for voters in 2020, according to CCD chair Jody Harlan. The expansion, she said, would help Oklahomans –…

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Man, 61, dies in police custody

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A Yukon man died over the weekend while in the custody of Oklahoma City police. Officials say Lamar Vanlandingam, 61, died just after 4 a.m. Sunday when officers arrived to assist medical crews from EMSA and the Oklahoma City Fire Department. According to a police report, the officers were called to…

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SWC mourns loss of student, 16

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Funeral services for a Southwest Covenant football player who died Sunday have been scheduled for Friday. Services for Peter Webb, 16, will be held at 11 a.m. at Covenant Church. Webb, who was a sophomore at the 400-student private Christian School, died Sunday after being injured late in Friday’s football game…

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School district to sell $17M in bonds

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The Yukon School District plans to sell more than $17 million in bonds later this month. The money is the latest sale resulting from a $53 million bond issue that was approved by voters in September 2017. The amount being sold is $5 million higher than had been expected. Superintendent Dr.…

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Canadian County students among National Merit scholarship semifinalists

FROM STAFF REPORTS Five students from Canadian County, including one from Yukon High School and one from Southwest Covenant, are among 16,000 students nationally who have been named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship. Hallie Funkhouser, of Yukon High School, and Luke Arnould of Southwest Covenant are on this year’s list. Neither school was represented…

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Yukon’s student enrollment tops 9k

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com More than 9,000 students are now enrolled in classes in the Yukon School District, the district’s superintendent said Monday. Dr. Jason Simeroth told the Yukon School Board that the current enrollment is 9,060 students. That is a record for the district, and more than 200 students higher than were expected. Simeroth…

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Pets pampered at humane society fundraiser

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Dogs and their owners braved the heat on Sunday, and Pets and People’s did everything it could to make them comfortable at the organization’s dog washing and grooming event. “The heat was challenging, but we tried very hard to make it bearable,” said event co-chair Peggy Nichols. The accommodations included having…

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