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Autopsy: Oklahoma child who died had enlarged heart

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A new autopsy report says a 9-year-old Oklahoma girl who died after losing consciousness at school had an enlarged heart. The Tulsa World reports that the state Medical Examiner's Office released its autopsy report Tuesday for...

 

Pope appoints new bishop for Salina diocese

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Pope Francis has announced that Monsignor Gerald Vincke will be the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salina. The pope made the announcement Wednesday. Vincke's ordination and installation will be announced later, the Salina...

 

Firefighter, 4 others badly hurt in Oklahoma gas line blast

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma firefighter who was among five people injured in an explosion after a natural gas pipeline rupture in Tulsa was in stable condition Friday, a fire department spokesman said. Capt. Stan May said Capt. Greg Delozier,...

 

Body of teenager recovered from northeastern Oklahoma lake

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The body of a Muskogee teenager who disappeared in a northeastern Oklahoma lake has been recovered. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of 18-year-old Cody Hancock was recovered Friday morning from Lake Tenkiller,...

 

Oklahoma tribes to provide statue for Marshals Museum

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma will contribute to the U.S. Marshals Museum in Arkansas a statue of a native lighthorseman who worked with federal marshals to keep order in the Indian Territory. The Arkansas...

 

SUV driver killed in collision with Oklahoma school bus

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say the driver of an SUV has died in a collision with a school bus. Officials say no students were injured in the crash about noon Tuesday. Tulsa Police Department spokeswoman Jeanne...

 

Officials identify body as that of missing Oklahoma man

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A body discovered in a pickup truck recovered from Lake Thunderbird has been identified as that of a missing Norman man. Amy Elliott of the State Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday the body is that of 74-year-old Charles...

 

George H.W. Bush becomes 1st US president to turn 94

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — George H.W. Bush enjoyed a relaxing birthday on Tuesday as he became the first former U.S. president to turn 94. The nation's 41st president was receiving calls and taking it easy at his seaside home eight days after...

 

Fort Riley warns of loud training exercises in coming weeks

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Fort Riley is warning residents near the fort in Manhattan to be ready for a lot of noise on certain days up to June 19. The fort said in news release it will be conducting a training exercise involving small arm fire,...

 

Kansas Eisenhower museum renovation to be completed by 2019

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Renovation of the 25,000-square-foot (2322-sq. meter) Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas is underway with plans to reopen in 2019. The museum is scheduled to reopen on the 75th anniversary of the...

 

37 dogs rescued from trailer home in Kansas

OLPE, Kan. (AP) — Animal shelter workers and sheriff's deputies have rescued 37 small dogs from a trailer home in central Kansas after someone reported finding one dead dog and another extremely sick one in a nearby dumpster. Lyon County sheriff's...

 
 By SILAS ALLEN    Regional    June 10, 2018

Oklahoma suicide rates high among young veterans

CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Hours before dawn on a March morning in 2015, Josh Holley woke to his worried mother knocking on his bedroom door. Your brother's downstairs in the bathroom, she told him. He's sick, and he's yelling. When Josh found his...

 

Sheriff: 5-year-old wounded in accidental Kansas shooting

ISABEL, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a sibling has accidentally shot a 5-year-old girl in her left arm in southern Kansas. Pratt County Sheriff James White says the shooting happened Wednesday morning in the southeast part of the county. The...

 

Woman dies of kick from horse at Oklahoma racetrack

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died after she was kicked in the chest by a horse at Will Rogers Downs racetrack near Claremore. KOTV-TV reports that 42-year-old Jennifer Peterson of Beggs died Tuesday night at a Claremore...

 

Kansas newspaper editor, publisher Dick Buzbee dies at 86

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dick Buzbee, former editor and publisher of The Hutchinson News and Olathe Daily News in Kansas, has died from brain cancer. He was 86. Buzbee's family said he died Wednesday morning in a Wichita hospital. He began a 35-year...

 

Kansas officials declare measles outbreak officially over

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say the state's worst measles outbreak in almost 30 years is officially over. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Wednesday a measles outbreak that began at a Johnson County daycare in...

 

Kansas man doesn't regret giving up $1 million ticket

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who returned a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer who left it on a store counter says he has no regrets about giving up the prize money. Kal Patel, whose parents own the Pit Stop convenience store in Salina,...

 

Judge: Texas school district can exhume unmarked graves

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Nearly 100 unmarked graves near Houston believed to contain the century-old remains of imprisoned African-Americans will be exhumed after workers building a school discovered the gravesites. A judge on Monday gave the Fort...

 

Memorial highways designated to honor fallen Kansas officers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ten stretches of Kansas roadways are being designated as memorial highways to honor fallen Kansas law enforcement officers. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the memorial designations were authorized in a bill that Kansas...

 

New Kansas children's home might ease foster care pressure

WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a new children's home in Wellington say they hope it will help alleviate the shortage of beds for foster children in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports when AAHN had its ribbon cutting in May, it already housed 11...

 

Kansas governor candidate shocks with replica gun at parade

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City suburb has apologized after a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Kansas appeared in a parade atop a Jeep with what appeared to be a large gun mounted on the back . The Kansas City Star reported that some...

 

Stolen ring returned to Oklahoma man 26 years later

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — Against all odds, an Ardmore man whose state championship ring was stolen 25 years ago was recently reunited with it. James Fagan, now an employee at Mercy Hospital, was out of town visiting family in Ohio when his house was...

 

Kansas agency refuses to release information about dead boy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child protection agency won't release any information about a dead child because there's no finding the boy died of abuse or neglect. The Department for Children and Families denied a records request filed by The...

 

Missouri attraction sues man over TripAdvisor review

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Owners of a southwestern Missouri attraction are suing a Kansas cattle farmer over a review he wrote on TripAdvisor. Randy Winchester initially left a three-start review about Bigfoot on the Strip after visiting the Branson "fun...

 

Kansas utility shuts down largest plant after fatal accident

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The largest electric utility in Kansas has shut down its biggest generating plant following an accident that left two workers with fatal burns. Westar Energy confirmed Monday that the employees died Sunday night at the...

 

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