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Legislation approved

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Education Committee approved legislation Tuesday to help fill the large number of teaching vacancies in the state. Retired teacher Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, said his Senate Bill 1115 is desperately needed to help decrease classroom sizes by extending emergency teaching certificates.
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Police Blotter

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In Custody — At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday a subject on Elmwood reported a male subject broke down her back door and ran through her house. Officers responded and found Joshua Beason, 42, hiding in a closet. He was arrested for unlawful entry.
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Ben Evans

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BEN EVANS, Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator at Pioneer Technology Center assists entrepreneurs at City Central each week on Thursday afternoons. In partnership with the Ponca City Development Authority, he supports clients in areas such as business plan development. Each client receives on-line access to a platform that allows them to work on their plan anywhere and on their own time. Evans can check in on their progress and give feedback in real time. He also supports entrepreneurs with financial advice using pro forma financials as well as other essential needs for business start-ups.
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THE STARBUCKS

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THE STARBUCKS at the Homeland store on North 14th Street in Ponca City is currently closed for renovations. The coffee shop is scheduled to reopen again on Saturday morning. (News Photo by Kristi Hayes)