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MPD introduces new foundation, fundraiser

The Mustang Police Department is adding new ways to make and save money. For the first time, MPD has its own foundation. The Mustang Police Officers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization designed to provide the officers with an organization that does things for them that the annual budget just can’t do, Chief Robert Groseclose said.…

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Local businesses asked to donate to annual ‘Bean Supper’

The Mustang Fire Department is asking for donations from local businesses for the raffle being hosted at this year’s Firefighters Freedom Celebration. Members of the fire department will be raffling off the donated prizes during the June 22 event. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1. The firefighters are asking for gift cards or other…

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Mustang, OKC firefighters put out house fire

Mustang and Oklahoma City firefighters came together Friday evening to fight a house fire at a Mustang duplex. The Mustang Fire Department got a call at 8:36 p.m. Friday, June 9, about a house fire at 131 N. Bison Court Way. The fire started in the living room of the duplex by an accidental cause,…

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Mustang Road project delayed

The City of Mustang planned to begin widening south Mustang Road this summer, but due to ongoing conversations with landowners the widening may be pushed back, the deputy superintendent said Monday. During his report at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, Deputy Superintendent Charles Bradley said the widening of Mustang Road should still begin this summer,…

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Mustang author to publish third novel

A Mustang author is looking forward to his third novel being published in October. Henry Cline, 22, graduated from Mustang High School in 2013. While other seniors may have just been focused on graduating, Cline was focused on creating a new version of his novel The Platinum Briefcase, which he originally wrote at just 13…

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New pet grooming business opens in Mustang

Dogs and cats in Mustang have a new groomer to try out. Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming opened Tuesday at 135 Cedar Branch Way Suite 107. Owner Lisa Walter has been grooming pets for 12 years and before that was doing dog bathing for two years. She began bathing at PetSmart when she was 15 years…

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New filing system OK’d for election board

The Canadian County Election Board may soon have a little more space. The county commissioners on Monday opened bids and awarded a contract for a new filing system for the election board. The contract is with Hanel Storage Systems for $43,488.20, and will be similar to a system used by the Canadian County Health Department.…

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Mustang man charged with computer crime

A Mustang man who was accused of having inappropriate conversations via social media with someone he thought was an 11-year-old boy has been charged with a computer-related crime. The Canadian County District Attorney’s Office has charged Kyle Henthorn with unlawful communications by use of technology. The charge was filed last week in district court. Henthorn,…

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Juvenile justice center funding made permanent

OKLAHOMA CITY – A lawsuit that defines how the county funds its juvenile justice center has been settled. Oklahoma County District Judge Roger Stuart made permanent Wednesday afternoon a temporary order saying the county can use funds from a 1996 sales tax to fund the operations of the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Juvenile Justice…

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Juvenile Justice Center co-director suspended

EL RENO – The co-director of the Canadian County Juvenile Facility has been suspended indefinitely with pay as authorities investigate complaints that have been filed against him. Bill Alexander was suspended by the county commissioners Monday following an executive session that last more than four hours. District 1 Commissioner Marc Hader, who chairman of the…

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City Council approves operating budget

City Council members voted Tuesday to approve the $21.9 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year. It’s the first time in seven years the City of Mustang expects to have a balanced budget. The $21.9 million budget projects a $2 million ending fund balance. The budget also projects a .5 percent increase in sales tax…

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Burglaries increasing, residents encouraged to stay alert

Mustang Police Department has had 15 burglaries and 26 larcenies reported since mid-April. Three of the burglaries and five of the larcenies are from the week of May 29 through June 5. Police Chief Robert Groseclose said the burglaries have a lot to do with the weather. “The better the weather gets, the more people…

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Brittany’s Play Adventure, Mustang’s ‘something good’

Saturday’s grand opening for Brittany’s Play Adventure was truly something special. I got emotional and teared up when I saw all the children and adults walk past the sign and walk into the now open playground. Young or old, disabled or not, everyone was together, everyone was unified and everyone was able to play. Tiffany…

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Dream Becomes Reality

People of all ages and abilities were finally able to play together Saturday at Brittany’s Play Adventure at Wild Horse Park during Family Fun Fest. Brittany’s Play Adventure is an all-inclusive playground that started as just an idea of Lynly Grider’s, founder and executive director for Mustang Parks Foundation, for her sister-in-law Brittany Grider. Brittany,…

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OMG: Safe-to-eat cookie dough comes to Mustang

A new food truck based out of Mustang is making people across the metropolitan area say “OMG” in a different way than they have before. dOugh M G food truck, owned by Deana and Taylor Haines, sells safe-to-eat cookie dough. Deana has always dreamed of owning her own food truck, but from starting the business…

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Starbucks coming to Mustang

The City Manager’s report revealed Starbucks will be coming to Mustang, and not all residents are happy. Rumors about a Starbucks coming to Mustang went around town for a while, but City Manager Tim Rooney confirmed Starbucks has signed a lease to occupy the parcel at 132 E. State Highway 152. The coffee chain will…

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Mustang pastor teaches class in Mexico

The Rev. Dave Bryan recently taught a class at a seminary in Guerrero, Mexico. Bryan is the senior pastor for Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang. Chisholm heights has had a relationship with the Mexican seminary for almost two decades. Bryan serves on the board of directors for the seminary and is the president this…

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MHS Pom has successful showing at camp, prepares for competition

The Mustang High School Pom squad recently got back from “one of their best years yet” at pom camp, coach said. MHS Pom attends the National Dance Alliance (NDA) camp hosted at the University of Oklahoma campus each year. The camp is one of their first events as a new team, aside from practices and…

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What once was a lopsided series, Mustang baseball has turned the corner on Yukon

In the spirit of the social media era, it is fair to say that Mustang baseball is trending. Coming off of one of the more magical postseason runs in school history in route to winning the 6A state championship last month, the Broncos are off to a blazing start to the Red Dirt League summer…

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Wonder Woman turns out to be the (wo)man for the job

*Spoilers may be contained, but I promise not to give away the ending or any big plot twists. As a superhero movie fan, and as one of the rare people who enjoyed DC’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” I expected to like Wonder Woman, whether it became a Blockbuster hit or not. Though…

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Yukon’s Keziah Lofton nets basketball three-peat

By BRODY FELDMANN For the third year in a row, Yukon’s Keziah Lofton helped her AAU basketball team to a national championship. Lofton travels all over the United States to play with an Arkansas-based team — Arkansas Mavericks. Two weeks ago, the destination was Ohio for the sixth-grade AAU National Tournament. “It was fun.…

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