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Yukon Police Department puts new robot on display

The Yukon Police Department was one of six public safety agencies to receive grants that have been used to purchase equipment for their agency. More than $122,000 in grants were awarded by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation during a celebration in Norman. Yukon’s grant is $26,290 and was used to purchase a robot with…

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Yukon sales tax continues to slip

A trend of lower sales tax returns continued to plague Yukon in March, according to figures provided by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. For the sixth straight month, Yukon businesses produced fewer sales tax dollars than they did when compared to both the previous month and the same month in 2018. And Yukon isn’t alone. Almost…

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‘AnimeZing’ helps fill Yukon’s nerdy niche

By Larissa Copeland When Anthony Ivers was deciding which business to open in the Yukon area, he considered everything from vape shops to pawn shops. Nothing seemed to fit – he wanted a unique store where he could put his 16 years of management and sales experience to use. More importantly, he wanted to be…

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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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Authorities rule garage fire an accident

Authorities say they don’t know for sure what sparked a fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed a detached garage across the street from the Yukon School District’s Fine Arts Auditorium, but believe it was an accident. Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said the 5:05 p.m. fire at 825 Yukon Ave., caused about $110,000 in damage. The wood…

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Yukon school board approves zoning changes

Some students in the Yukon School District will be attending a different school next year. The Yukon School Board voted Thursday during a special meeting to move about 85 students who currently attend Myers Elementary School to Parkland Elementary. The students are all in what is known as the Zone 3 Attendance Area, which is…

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Attorney says Yukon pot law is discriminatory

A Canadian County judge said Thursday that he would give attorneys representing the two sides of a lawsuit challenging the City of Yukon’s ordinance regulating medical marijuana additional time to respond to concerns about the lawsuit and the ordinance. District Judge Paul Hesse heard more than 90 minutes of testimony from Jason Wesley Hodge and…

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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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Area youth speak out at event in Yukon

Middle and high school students from Mustang and Yukon came together Thursday morning for the annual Youth Speak Out. Students from MPS and YPS held a forum at the Yukon Fine Arts Center in front of school and public officials to address concerns school-aged children are facing. Topics of conversation included racial equality, mental health,…

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Yukon grad Mark Cody sacrifices to reach goal

Many people will make sacrifices to reach their goals, Mark Cody’s goal was to make the ultimate sacrifice. In 2016 Cody walked the stage of the Yukon High School graduation weighing 285 pounds, coming off a high school career of wrestling and playing football. For his next chapter, the weight was a problem. Joining the…

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