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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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SWC controls Strother in 40-30 win

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Southwest Covenant continued to show why it is an odds-on favorite to advance to the state playoffs on Friday with a 40-30 win over Strother. The Patriots controlled the game throughout with a stifling defense that controlled the Yellow-jackets’ tempo and an offense that had little trouble moving the ball. “I…

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Yukon cross country girls claim first at Choctaw

By MICHAEL KINNEY For The Yukon Review Yukon’s cross country teams ran their way to terrific finishes last week in Choctaw. The girls’ team finished in first place, while the boys finished third. For the Yukon girls, it was their first title of the season as they racked up 66 points. That was enough to…

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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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Big inning leads to win for Miller softball

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The Yukon Millers softball team took advantage of a huge offensive fifth inning Thursday to knock off the Midwest City Bombers, 11-2. The Millers (11-4) scored seven runs in the fifth inning to take control of the game. Both teams had struggled at the plate through early innings. Midwest City went…

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