Canadian County

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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Mustang man charged with rape

An 18-year-old Mustang man remained in the Canadian County jail Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met online. Christian Weldon Baxter Owen was arrested Tuesday on one count of first-degree rape. He is being held without bail. According to court documents, Owen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Oct.…

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Mustang man injured in crash near Hinton

  A 57-year-old Mustang man was injured Wednesday after he crashed his vehicle while trying to avoid a deer, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Alfred Lerma was injured in the accident that occurred at about 2:09 p.m. on State Highway 37 about 10 miles southeast of Hinton. The patrol said Lerma was driving a 1997…

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New GOP leader looks to reunite party

The new leader of the Canadian County Republican Party said Monday that her goal is to reunite the political party and focus on more than one or two issues. Kathy Fowler, a local Realtor, was elected Saturday as the party chairman during the county Republican Party’s annual convention. She received 68 percent of the vote.…

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Yukon student among academic All-Staters

Yukon High School senior Dawson Simeroth is one of 100 Oklahoma students to be selected as an Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence 2019 Academic All-State winners. He also is one of five students from Canadian County to be selected for the honor. Others include Heidi Askeland of Mustang High School, Katie Bomhoff of Okarche, Blake Cope…

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Yukon sales tax continues losing streak

The February sales tax report brought more bad news for Yukon. Its sales tax receipts declined for the fifth straight month, and it’s a trend that officials don’t expect to end soon. City Manager Jim Crosby said last week that the declining sale tax is to be expected. Many shoppers are taking advantage of new…

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SW 15 Street bottleneck to be resolved in April or May

By Chris Eversole Extending the John Kilpatrick Turnpike through the Mustang area is painful now, but the gain is coming, an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority representative said. The bottleneck where the existing turnpike dumps onto SW 15 Street – west of Mustang Creek Elementary and Mustang North Middle School – will open up in April or…

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County road projects receive federal funds

Canadian County is one of three counties in central Oklahoma chosen to participate in a program that allows federal transportation funds to be used for road maintenance projects. The money will be disbursed through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. District 3 County Commissioner Jack Stewart said this is the first time federal funds have been…

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Charges filed as online sex stings nets five men

An Oklahoma City man who thought he was “sexting” with a 14-year-old girl from Canadian County was one of five people charged Friday with trying to solicit sex with a minor. The charge against Tyler Ryan Hull,24, is related to an investigation that began Dec. 13. Authorities say Hull and a Canadian County sheriff’s investigator,…

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