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Oklahoma knife maker with disability lives without limits

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The roar of a propane tank and the clang of cold steel hammering hot red stock echoed down an otherwise quiet small-town street. It was the sound of Norman "Buddy" Thomas at his anvil forging another creation. What started as a...

 

Netflix films hit documentary series in Kansas

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — It's a drizzly Thursday afternoon on the football practice field at Independence Community College, and coach Jason Brown berates his players with a profanity-laced speech about marijuana. "Weed is getting ridiculous in th...

 

Life-size Carry Nation sculpture headed to downtown Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita is getting a life-size statue of ax-wielding prohibitionist Carry Nation who once trashed a hotel bar in the city's downtown. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Wichita City Council accepted a donation of the bronze...

 

NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and cold and allergy medicine when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tu...

 

3 missing Kansas foster children found safe; man detained

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man and found three sisters whose disappearance in August from their Kansas foster home touched off a larger debate about runaway foster children. Tonganoxie police chief Jeffery Brandau says...

 

Astros manager's sister inspires success

DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) — Angie Wages occasionally tells her students the story about her brother's first baseball team. Their family had just moved from Iowa to Oklahoma, and her brother wanted to play for a certain third-grade team. He'd never...

 

Oklahoma teenager killed in crash of utility vehicle

HINTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 14-year-old Tuttle boy was killed when the utility vehicle he was riding in overturned near Hinton. The boy's name was not released. An OHP report says the boy was a passenger in a Polaris...

 

Cold front, winds disrupt power to some Oklahoma residents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of central Oklahoma residents are without power following a powerful thunderstorm that brought strong winds and cooler temperatures to the area. Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co, said Sunday that almost 2,000 customers in...

 

Leak in Oklahoma natural gas well forces evacuations

VELMA, Okla. (AP) — Some residents of Velma have returned to their homes after a leak in a natural gas well forced them to evacuate. Velma Fire Chief Jay Dumas said Saturday that a buildup of pressure caused the Stephens County well head to fail,...

 

3 injured in explosion in southern Oklahoma residence

MEAD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion at a residence in Bryan County. Officials say the structure exploded about 8:30 a.m. Monday in Mead, a southern Oklahoma community located about 142 miles (229...

 

Country star to resume tour after shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean is set to make an emotional return to the stage after canceling tour dates following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The singer was onstage Oct. 1 when a gunman sprayed bullets into the crowd at the...

 

48-year-old woman dies in house fire in central Kansas

ENTERPRISE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died in a house fire in central Kansas. The Hays Post reports that Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman says the home was engulfed in flames Tuesday when fire crews responded. The body of...

 

Woman, 86, who disappeared after casino trip found dead

HUNNEWELL, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an 86-year-old woman who disappeared after leaving a Kansas casino has been found dead near the state's southern border with Oklahoma. KWCH -TV reports that Sumner County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Westmoreland...

 

Women in Kansas react to driving ban lift in Saudi Arabia

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Shahad Alfadeel learned how to drive around the same time most American teens do — at 16. But Alfadeel isn't your typical American teen. She's a Saudi citizen who has spent the last five years living in Lawrence while her...

 

Artifacts featured as Texas State Railroad rolls along

RUSK, Texas (AP) — In the late 1800s, prisoners from Rusk Penitentiary started building a railroad to help transport raw materials to support the institution's iron smelting operations. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports the line reached...

 

Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road that was impassable in their rental car,...

 

Rock thrown from bridge strikes Oklahoma deputy's patrol car

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma deputy escaped injury when a rock was thrown from a bridge into the windshield of his patrol car. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff J.T. Palmer told KFOR that the deputy was driving on Highway 9 in...

 

'Cowboy butler' recalls 16 years on the Circle EW Ranch

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — There's no typical day for Circle EW Ranch manager Todd Wagner. Whether he's pulling a moose calf from the now-defunct pool or repairing fencing, no two days are the same. "I tell people that if you can't decorate a cake, you...

 

Bob Dole returns home after 3-week hospital stay

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has returned home after being hospitalized for three weeks with low blood pressure. Dole spokeswoman Marion Watkins said in an email Tuesday that...

 

Anti-gay vandalism found outside Kansas State student union

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State officials say an anti-gay slur was found outside the university's student union, the latest vandalism targeting diversity at the school. The Wichita Eagle reports that the slur was found Monday and removed that...

 

Kansas boy whose town gave him a special Christmas dies

LEBO, Kan. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September has died. Christian Risner of Lebo died Saturday in Emporia. Christian's family announced his death on a...

 

Arkansas church named for martyred Oklahoma priest

DECATUR, Ark. (AP) — A small Arkansas church has been named in honor of a martyred priest from Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports the Catholic church in Decatur has been dedicated as a mission and named the Blessed Stanley Rother Catholic Church. The...

 

2 die in 2-vehicle collision in southwestern Oklahoma

CYRIL, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two Oklahoman's have been killed in a head-on collision in southwestern Oklahoma. An OHP report says 57-year-old Maleta Nele Iuvale and 25-year-old Jordan Chance Iuvale — both of Elgin —...

 

Wichita sharply reduces shelter pet euthanasia rate

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Changing policies and a better relationship with animal advocates has helped the Wichita Animal Control Department reduce the euthanasia rate of shelter dogs and cats by about two-thirds in the last eight years, according to...

 

Kansas church group uncovers abandoned graveyard

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brian Walter knew that once they began clearing the brush away from the 10-acre patch of land they would find gravestones, but he didn't expect to find relatives. The 150-year-old cemetery is the resting place of more than a...

 

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