Canadian County

Canadian County tops population growth in state

Canadian County continues to be the fastest growing county in Oklahoma and one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. According to new figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Canadian County has grown by more than 4,000 since 2017 and almost 30,000 since 2010. According to the census estimates, there…

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Bench trial set for ex-Yukon teacher accused of rape

A former Yukon teacher accused of rape could face a bench trial in May after she failed to enter an expected blind plea on Tuesday. Hunter Joanne Day, 24, told Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse that she was not prepared to enter a guilty plea to charges of second-degree rape and soliciting sex from…

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County panel approves Yukon schools’ loan

An $18 million loan that will help push forward work on a new Yukon school was approved Monday by the Canadian County Educational Facilities Authority. The loan, which is considered short-term, was approved unanimously by the panel during a special meeting. The Yukon School Board authorized the loan during its meeting last week. At that…

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County woman injured in house fire

An Oklahoma City woman was recovering at a hospital Monday after being rescued from her burning home Sunday evening. The 51-year-old woman, whose name was not released, called 9-1-1 to report that she was trapped inside her home at 1511 Edinburg Drive, which is near SW 15 and Sara Road, at about 8:39 p.m. In…

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BUSTED

Undercover unit taps into sex offenders’ lust   Canadian County sheriff investigations into suspected child predators that began last fall has netted at least 20 arrest warrants, 16 arrests and two convictions since February, officials said Thursday. That includes at least four arrests made last week. Canadian County investigator Adam Flowers said the agency’s investigation…

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Authorities identify pilots killed in Sundance crash

Authorities have identified two people who died Monday when the airplane they were piloting crashed at Sundance Airpark in northwest Oklahoma City. The state medical examiner’s office identified the victims as Doug Durning, 60, and Britton Lee, 43. The plane, which had left from Panama City, Florida, earlier in the day, skidded off the runway…

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Jury selection to begin in Calumet murder trial

Jury selection is set to begin Monday in Canadian County’s first death penalty case in more than a quarter century. The jury will hear the case of Derek Don Posey, who is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Calumet resident Amy Gibbins and her son, Bryor. Their bodies were…

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