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Man charged in UCO student’s death

October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

An Oklahoma City man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a fatal car crash that killed a former Mustang woman earlier this month. Malcolm Douglas Penney, 39, was charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree murder and one count of leaving the scene of a fatality crash. The charges are in connection…

Truck driver to face jury trial in fatal crash

October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Jan. 4 trial date has been set for an Oklahoma City truck driver accused of causing a crash that led to the death of a Yukon businessman. District Judge Jack McCurdy set the date during a hearing Thursday for Donald W. Biffle, who is charged with second-degree murder. The hearing occurred by video conference…

Two sides of SQ 805 square off

October 23, 2020 | 1 Comment

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said he is opposed to a state question that would change sentencing guidelines. West discussed his concerns about State Question 805 Thursday during the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Meanwhile, former Oklahoma Speaker of the House Kris Steele said he supports the proposal. Steele was expected to speak at the…

Yukon educator is finalist for state honor

October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Keri Smith had just about given up. It was after 5 p.m. on Wednesday and she had kept her fingers crossed. Then, while sitting alone in her home, the phone rang. When she answered, the fourth-grade teacher at Independence Intermediate School, heard the voice of Oklahoma State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister. Hofmeister was calling to…

Cross-country coach looks for strong regional run

October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Yukon’s Avery Stanley has soared this season for the Yukon Millers’ girls’ cross-country team. Nowhere has that shown more than last week when the Yukon runner took the top spot at the Central Oklahoma Coaches’ Association meet at Deer Creek. Stanley’s time of 18:51.27 was 12 seconds faster than her nearest competitor. “That was pretty…

Patriots top Bray-Doyle for district win

October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tyler Kelly had a dominating performance Thursday as he helped lead the Southwest Covenant Patriots to the team’s second consecutive win of the season, 56-12, over Bray-Doyle. Kelly finished the night with nine carries for 167 yards and three touchdowns. He scored twice in the first quarter, including a 45-yard run. The other score was…

Millers prepare to face No. 2 Jenks

October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Yukon Millers, coming off a disappointing loss to Broken Arrow on Thursday, will be facing a well-rested Jenks team this week. The Trojans had an unexpected week off last week after postponing its game with Edmond Santa Fe after more than 40 players were sidelined because of COVID-19. That game has been rescheduled for…

Burn victim was robbed, shot, report shows

October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Authorities say an Oklahoma City man, whose body was found in a burning car near Mustang earlier this month, died after being shot in the head. Johnathon Reese Erickson and Kristina Marie Franz were charged Friday in Canadian County District Court with first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 4 death of Richard Pierce. According…

November 2020 Sample Ballots

October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Santa’s Toy Shoppe facing hurdles this season

October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Volunteers with Santa’s Toy Shoppe are working hard to ensure that, in these uncertain times, needy children in Eastern Canadian County have toys for Christmas. Santa’s Toy Shoppe provides Christmas presents for children up to 15 years of age. Last year alone, the organization provided toys for more than 1,200 children. “We are hopeful to…

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