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Excited for opportunities with the Mustang News

By Hayden Tucker Taking this job with the Yukon Review and Mustang News was an easy decision to make and I’m ready to show the readers and the communities why. Part of my role with the papers is to write about sports, it’s what I’m best at. But you’ll see my name next to stories…

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Settlement reached in fired athletic director’s case

By Chris Eversole On Friday, Mustang Public Schools and fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr. reached a settlement in the Bailey’s case against the school system. Both sides met throughout Friday afternoon in a private settlement conference at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Oklahoma City. On Monday, Interim Superintendent Charles Bradley…

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Bussett suspends campaign for Canadian County associate district judge

Less than a week before the election, a candidate for Canadian County associate district judge has suspended her campaign, saying she has a conflict of interest. Rachel Bussett announced her decision to withdraw from the race early Thursday. She made the announcement on Facebook at about 1 a.m. “I am not happy,” Bussett said by…

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Suspicious package deemed harmless

By Hayden Tucker Reports of a suspicious package at the Mustang Post Office Tuesday turned out to be nothing more than an envelope that had lost its mailing label. However, the initial reports, which can in around 7 p.m. to the Mustang Police Department prompted officers from the Mustang Police Department and other agencies to…

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Mustang Creek Crossing

By Chris Eversole Mustang Creek Crossing, a 260-acre mixed-use development, is being planned between N. Mustang Road and S.W. Sara Road and north of S.W. 15th Street. “This is the largest commercially zoned parcel available in Oklahoma, and we’re really excited about it,” said Don Hayes, the real estate broker involved in the project. The project…

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Mustang science teacher arrested

By Brody Feldmann A recently hired Mustang North Middle School teacher was arrested Sunday after being accused of stealing drugs from an Oklahoma City home. Jennifer Leah Beaty, 39, was arrested Sunday evening on complaints of stealing from a house along with stealing a controlled dangerous substance, according to an Oklahoma City police report. Beaty…

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Man shot to death by deputies identified

The man shot and killed by five Canadian County sheriff deputies on Monday has been identified as Alexander Lindahl, 24, of Mustang. Lindahl, who is accused of stealing a pickup from a Tuttle-based business, led officers on a chase that went through Union City, El Reno and Okarche and reached speeds of more than 100…

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Kids who seem fine – but aren’t – is tough

By Chris Eversole Identifying some students who need help is easy, Mustang High School Principal Teresa Wilkerson said. “Our teachers are very observant when kids shut down. It’s also easy when kids talk out,” she said. “The hard part is when they’re rocking along like everything’s OK. The parents have no signs; the school has…

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Emotional health a priority in Mustang schools

By Chris Eversole Mustang Public Schools officials are responding to the loss of a student last week by vowing to enhance their already strong efforts to promote the emotional health of students. “An event like this forces you to look at what you have in place, what kind of strategies are going on, are they…

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Ex-state Sen. Shortey gets 15 years in sex case

By Chris Eversole A federal judge on Monday sentenced former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, who formerly represented parts of Oklahoma City and the Mustang and Yukon areas, to 15 years in prison for soliciting a 17-year-old young man for sex. U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti imposed the sentence based on the arrest by police…

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Police investigate teen’s shooting

By Chris Eversole Authorities in Mustang say they are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was found shot in his home Tuesday. Mustang Police Chief Robert Groseclose said authorities believe the shooting was self-inflicted but are continuing the investigate. Groseclose said police received a call shortly after 5 p.m. stating that the boy, whose name has…

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Chalk up a home victory for the Broncos

By Brody Feldmann Win column… CHECK. Mustang hosted Westmoore on Friday for the first home game of the season for the Broncos and picked up its first victory of the season 21-14. “We are just proud of our kids. Obviously, we don’t take wins for granted and it’s a good feeling. How we react now…

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Mustang’s enrollment grows 19 percent over 5 years

By Chris Eversole Mustang Pubic Schools enrollment has grown by 19 percent over the past five years, Assistant Superintendent Tracy Skinner told the board of education at its meeting Monday. That’s an increase to 11,905 from 9,976 for the 2013-2014 school year. “We expected to be close to 12,000 this year, and we’re almost there,”…

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Ex-Homeland Security official heading school safety

By Shannon Rigsby The Mustang Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of Jennifer Newell to fill the new position of director of school safety and security. Newell, a retired officer for the Norman Police Department, served for nearly five years as the program manager for the Oklahoma School Security Institute through the federal…

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Western Days

By Chris Eversole Western Days persevered despite on and off rain, with the only casualty of the weather being the rodeo. “In all the years we’ve been doing the rodeo, this is the first time that both days were canceled,” said Western Days Chairman Jeff Hopper. The rodeo has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept.…

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Jury acquits Mustang man of sexual assault

A Mustang man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in 2017 was found not guilty Wednesday by a Canadian County jury. The seven-woman, five-man jury deliberated more than 6 ½ hours before finding Alvin Wesley Pierce, 59, not guilty on the charge of lewd or indecent acts to a child under…

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Council adopts medical marijuana regulations

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council reluctantly approved regulations on Tuesday that follows the state adoption of medical marijuana. The regulations provide that medical marijuana stores be at least 1,000 feet from schools and parks, and it sets fees for the businesses involved. The rules also set standards for businesses that grow and process…

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Service Learning

By Chris Eversole This school year, Mustang High School has enhanced its opportunities for service learning – the educational approach that emphasizes volunteering and career shadowing. For the first time, students are serving in internships. Six of the internships are in professional settings, and four work in IT at the school. The intern locations include…

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Sheriff to provide deputies at some Mustang schools

The Canadian County sheriff’s office will continue to provide on-campus deputies at several schools in Mustang. The county commissioners approved the agreement between the sheriff’s office and the Mustang School District during its meeting Tuesday. Under the agreement, the county will provide three deputies who will work security at eight schools, mostly at elementary and…

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Mustang’s reign comes to an end

By Brody Feldmann It had been five years since the Millers defeated the Broncos and eight years since Yukon won at home in the rivalry. Those streaks came to an end on Friday with a Yukon 19-14 victory over Mustang at Miller Stadium. “Credit to Yukon. They are really good defensively and they haven’t given…

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Area News

Mustang reaps saving with new OKC water agreement

  By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council approved last week a 30-year water contract with Oklahoma City that will save money and avoid major hikes in rates. The new agreement drops the rate from $5.73 per 1,000 gallons to $2.22 per 1,000 gallons. If this rate had been in effect in 2018, Mustang would…

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Area Sports

Bailey receives $137,500 in settlement with Mustang Public Schools

In a settlement between Mustang Public Schools and fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr., the school district agreed to pay Bailey $137,500. The agreement was reached in principal at a settlement conference at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City on Nov. 2, and the settlement agreement was filed Nov. 14.…

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