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Council approves one appeal, denies another

The Yukon City Council approved an appeal to a zone area close to historic Route 66 but denied another zone appeal at its Tuesday meeting. Council members listened to David Fox with Ashton Gray, LLC about rezoning a heavy commercial district to a residential district at 200 N Yukon Parkway. The Oklahoma City real estate…

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Yukon fire official talks Independence Day safety

It will be a busy weekend for fireworks as the City of Yukon puts on one of the preeminent displays in the state during Freedom Fest. Fireworks will light up the sky both Saturday and Sunday nights to patriotic fanfare drawing crowds from throughout the region. Given the strength of the firework show, the city…

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Firefighters working to fill golf tourney field

Hoses and ladders will give way to fairways and greens Friday as the Yukon Firefighters host an annual golf tournament. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with teams of four. Entry fee is $100 per golfer or $400 per team. Hole sponsorships are also available for $125. The tournament will be at Winter Creek…

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Yukon man arrested after minor files complaint

The Canadian County Sheriff’s Department arrested Samuel Paker, a 27-year-old male from Yukon, on May 24 pending charges of sexual battery on a minor following an investigation. Paker, a manager of a Yukon restaurant, was taken into custody at his place of employment. Assistant District Attorney Eric Epplin said Paker has since bonded out and…

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Council handles housekeeping duties in short meeting

The city’s planning meeting was a hard act to follow Tuesday night as the second city council meeting of the month felt almost anticlimactic. The council engaged over the agreement with Pafford EMS while working through the consent agenda, diving into the services it offers. Two ambulances operate out of Yukon from 1064 Industrial Drive.…

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Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by car

A 52-year-old man was transported to the OU Medical Center Wednesday and admitted in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 40 westbound at Mustang Road. The pedestrian, whose name has not been released pending next of kin notification, suffered head, arm, leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries. The Department of…

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Yukon man is among those indicted in $1M email scheme

A federal grand jury indictment unsealed last week brought char-ges against five individuals for laundering nearly $1 million deriv-ed from a Business Email Compromise scheme. The defendents, which included 33-year-old Edward Chance Johnson of Yukon, were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. The indictment alleges that the conspirators opened various bank…

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Donihoo makes All-Tournament Team

OKLAHOMA CITY — Before the 2021 season began, Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso knew she had something big in her hands. Although she was coming off a year in which they were unable to play, the veteran skipper knew the team she had assembled could be special. Despite their success and all the records the Sooners…

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Top turtles named after annual race

The City of Yukon has released the winners for last week’s Turtle Races. A total of 26 turtles competed for high honors at the event, which brought children – and the young at heart – to Mulvey Pond June 11. There were awards given to first through third place in the small, medium and large…

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