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Letter carriers weigh in on hunger

Alva, Okla. – While donations are still rolling in, so far 4,142 pounds of food were collected in Alva as part of the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. On Saturday, May 13, letter carriers in more than 195 central and western Oklahoma cities helped...

Woods County Cooperative Extension to offer Child Care/Babysitting Clinic

The Woods County OSU Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a Baby-Sitting/Child Care Clinic for all interested area youth ages 10-13 years of age, according to Susan Holliday, Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Science/4-H Youth...

Activist of the Year award winner: Julia Bays

The evening of May 19 at the annual Carl Albert dinner, members of the Oklahoma State Democratic Party gathered to honor several individuals for their work on behalf of the Democratic Party. The Congressional District 3 winner was Julia Bays of...

Explosive weekend storms possible in Oklahoma, Arkansas

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters say potentially explosive thunderstorms packing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes could develop this holiday weekend over parts of eastern Oklahoma and northern Arkansas. The Storm Prediction Center in...

Woman sentenced in Tulsa embezzlement case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former manager of a Tulsa explosive-demolition company has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to embezzling more than $600,000 from the company. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2r0PUUK ) reports 50-year-old...

Oklahoma court upholds convicted killer's death penalty

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday upheld the death penalty of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children then burning their mobile home in 2010. The court ruled that testimony by the victims' relatives...

Oklahoma inmate dies after being hit with pepper balls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy report shows an inmate who died at an Oklahoma jail was hit more than a dozen times by pepper balls as officers tried to subdue him. Charlton Cash Chrisman, 40, died last month after two altercations with officers...

Animal park operator among Libertarians running for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A colorful, mullet-wearing operator of an exotic animal park who ran as a write-in candidate for president is among a group of Libertarian Party candidates planning to run for Oklahoma's open governor seat in 2018. Joseph...

Woman who tried to dig up grave in Hutchinson pleads guilty

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A woman who tried to dig up a grave at a Hutchinson cemetery has pleaded guilty to two municipal charges. Thirty-three-year-old Natasha Holmes pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal desecration of a grave and criminal damage...

Kansas House approves school aid plan some call insufficient

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House has approved a bill that would phase in a $280 million increase in the state's spending on public schools over two years even though some members said the extra money isn't enough to satisfy a court mandate....

Kansas woman fights to keep state fair champion lamb title

WASHINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A northern Kansas woman is fighting a decision by state fair officials to strip her champion lamb title and winnings because of alleged performance enhancement. Kansas State University student Gabryelle Gilliam's market...

Nature center in Kansas honors late 'butterfly lady'

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A teak wood bench sits on the edge of the butterfly garden at Dillon Nature Center where dill and parsley blend with milkweed, purple spiderwort and bee balm. The garden was recently created in loving memory of the...

Surgeon, med chief is new University of Kansas system leader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon and longtime Navy reservist who has served as the University of Kansas Medical Center's top administrator was promoted Thursday to chief executive of the university system. The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously...

Wonder Boys defeat Barry, advance to NCAA Championship semifinal

KISSISSIMEE, Fla. – The Arkansas Tech men's golf team made a late comeback, pulling out a one-stroke tiebreaker victory against top-seeded Barry to advance to the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship Semifinals at the Reunion Resort Golf...

Golden Suns volleyball set for tour of Italy

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns volleyball team is still months away from its 2017 season opener, but the preparations for the 2017 season will begin in earnest this coming week when the Golden Suns cross the Atlantic Ocean for a...

Wonder Boys historic season ends in NCAA semifinals

KISSISSIMEE, Fla. – The Arkansas Tech men's golf team challenged Lynn, the No. 2 team in the country, but ultimately lost a close 3-2 decision in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships at the Reunion Resort Golf...

Police find man's body and coffin believed to contain mom

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A welfare check by police to a house overgrown with weeds and other plants revealed the decomposing body of an elderly man — and a makeshift coffin containing remains officials believe to be those of his mother. The Laredo...

Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner. The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice...

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter's poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than scientists expected. NASA's Juno spacecraft spotted the chaotic weather at the top and bottom of...

Carl's Capitol Comments

We’ve officially reached the final week of session, and lawmakers have yet to come to an agreement about the budget. Legislators all stayed in Oklahoma City this weekend waiting while leadership in the House and Senate worked to reach a deal with...

Healthy living

“The first sign of a heart attack is a heart attack.” Now that I have reached the seven-decade mark, my cholesterol, kept in check by my eating habits, is still too high. My non-fasting...

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, multiple births are uncommon. When they occur, the vast majority result in twins. Triplets are more rare than twins, quadruplets are more rare than triplets, etc. The expanded...

Spiritually Speaking

Last night, I caught a few seconds of another TV award show (on my way to watching something else). They were honoring Cher, one of the great “one name wonders” of the music industry. At 71 years young, she was still belting it out onstage....

Crumbling memorials

John M. Davis was a wealthy man. His wife had just died and he did not like any of her family. He himself was an orphan and he had no children. To prevent his in-laws from getting his wealth when he died, he spent his entire fortune on an elaborate...

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