Yukon Area News

Officials investigate Piedmont pipeline blasts

Authorities said they will continue working this week in an effort to find the cause of Wednesday’s massive gas line explosion in Piedmont. The incident, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m., will keep portions of Waterloo Road closed for several days, officials said. The road was one of several roads that were rebuilt about a…

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Veterans Museum Gala honors vets’ stories

The Yukon Veterans Museum Gala honored World War II prisoner of war Leonard Curtis and featured Tinker Air Force Base commander Col. Paul G. Filcek as the keynote speaker Thursday. Curtis was an Army machine gun squad leader, whose war ended June 30, 1945, when he took a ship from France to New York City.…

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National search planned for city manager

Yukon city leaders say they expect to conduct a national search to find the next city manager after Jim Crosby announced his retirement Tuesday. Mayor Shelli Selby said she was aware of Crosby’s plans, and wished him well. “He and I talked about it. It’s time. He needs to spend time with his wife and…

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Crosby announces plans to retire

Yukon City Manager Jim Crosby announced Tuesday that he plans to retire in January. Crosby, who is in his second stint as city manager, announced his plans at the end of Tuesday’s city council meeting. In a letter given to council members, Crosby said he wants to spend more time with his family, which includes…

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Mustang ex-fire chief named state fire marshal

A former Mustang fire chief has been named Oklahoma’s fire marshal. Carl Hickman served as Mustang’s fire chief for almost 13 years, from 2005 until his retirement in December 2017. “Without a doubt, that was the best job I ever had,” Hickman said. “I can’t say enough good about the city of Mustang, and how…

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Yukon’s newest school is set for students

The delay in starting of traditional classes did have one benefit for some students in Yukon — Redstone Intermediate School will be ready when classes begin next week. Yukon’s newest school is located north of Yukon at the intersection of Britton and Mustang Roads. The $28 million project was completed last week when the district…

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Area man accused in March death of 2-month-old girl

A murder charge was filed Friday against a Yukon-area man accused in the March death of a two-month-old girl. Maj. Gary Knight, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department, said the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office filed first-degree murder charges against Anil Azmat, 33, of Yukon. Azmat is accused in the death of Amora…

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Commander to speak at museum gala

Since June 2019, Col. Paul Filcek has been the commander of Tinker Air Force Base and its nearly 3,000 airmen. He also is responsible for more than $5.4 billion in resources at the air base, located near Midwest City. Filcek, who has served in the U.S. Air Force since 1987, is scheduled to be the…

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Pets and People finds a new home

After months of searching, Pets and People has found a place to call home. “We’re super excited,” said Pets and People executive director Amy Young. Located near Morgan Road and Reno at 9733 NW 4th St., the new location has everything the pet rescue could have wanted. The building itself has been fully remodeled and…

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Pets and People finds a new home

After months of searching, Pets and People has found a place to call home. “We’re super excited,” said Pets and People executive director Amy Young. Located near Morgan Road and Reno at 9733 NW 4th St., the new location has everything the pet rescue could have wanted. The building itself has been fully remodeled and…

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