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Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying

BOERNE, Texas (AP) — Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators. One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, Shults flew training missions as an enemy pilot during Operation Desert Storm, while w...

 

Billy Graham remembered at Oklahoma City bombing memorial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A memorial service for the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing paid special tribute to the late Rev. Billy Graham, who visited the city four days after the attack to hold a public prayer service. Graham traveled to...

 

Oscar-nominated film inspires billboard for Oklahoma victims

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" inspired an Oklahoma woman to create her own signs in the hopes of solving the 2016 killings of her daughter and another woman. In the film that sparked...

 

'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis

BOERNE, Texas (AP) — The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she...

 

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

HOUSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her. That fact, he said, is buoyed b...

 
 By MORGAN LEE    Regional    April 19, 2018

New Mexico town reconsiders tribute to Spanish conqueror

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city nestled among tribal lands is reconsidering its annual commemoration of the 1598 arrival of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate, who is both revered as a Hispanic founding father and reviled for...

 

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

HOUSTON (AP) — They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17. Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history. "George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara...

 

Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the nation's 41st president and mother of the...

 

Kansas man dies after farming accident

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man has died in a farming accident. The Reno County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Daniel Bruce Smith had been working with another individual Monday to set steel posts into the ground with a skid...

 

Missouri university to financially help boy hit by baseball

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Officials at Missouri Southern State University are working to help cover medical expenses for the family of a 7-year-old boy who was severely injured watching a baseball game. The Joplin Globe reports that Dawson Hirshey of...

 

More than 2 dozen wildfires burning in Oklahoma, Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas. Authorities say one blaze in western Oklahoma is estimated to be nearly 40 miles (64 kilometers) across at its widest point. Oklahoma...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Regional    April 15, 2018

Oklahoma President Boren has minor stroke at Stoops ceremony

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma President David Boren had a minor stroke before the unveiling of a statue honoring former Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops on Saturday morning and was taken away on a stretcher. The school revealed his...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Regional    April 15, 2018

Oklahoma president Boren expected to recover from stroke

University of Oklahoma President David Boren is expected to make a full recovery after having a minor stroke minutes before the unveiling of a statue honoring former Sooners football coach Bob Stoops on Saturday. The school sent the update in a...

 
 By TIM TALLEY    Regional    April 15, 2018

'I just have to do it.' Teachers struggle with second jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income. They speak of missing time with family, struggles to complete lesson plans and nagging doubts over whether it's worth the sacrifices to...

 

Shawnee County Allied Tribes cancel Labor Day pow wow

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After 27 years, Shawnee County Allied Tribes Inc. won't hold its Labor Day weekend Pow Wow this year. The organization's president, Roy Patrick, says the organization hopes to find a new location and resume offering the event...

 

Kansas couple continues to expand urban farm

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple who grew their first crop in their Hutchinson lot last year says they hope to grow more and branch out to restaurants in Wichita in the coming season. Maggie and Adam Pounds began growing microgreens in their...

 

Mystery man in Missouri State Capitol mural identified

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The identity of a black man painted in famed artist Thomas Hart Benton's mural inside the Missouri State Capitol has been uncovered after decades of mystery and speculation. Experts on Benton and his 1936 mural, "Social History of...

 

Victims of DUI crashes to be memorialized in Kansas

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Under a new Kansas Department of Transportation program, "Lost to DUI" memorial signs will be placed along state and federal highways for victims of drunken driving accidents. The first memorial sign was recently unveiled by...

 
 By KATHY HANKS    Regional    April 13, 2018

Kansas man refurbishes cars for fundraising auction

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Jerry Toews ran from one vehicle to the next like an excited kid. He pointed to the distinctive features of the Minneapolis Moline antique tractor, the Honda motor scooter, even the first John Deere riding mower he and his...

 

Schlitterbahn slide designer freed on bond in boy's death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The designer of a waterslide where a 10-year-old Kansas boy was decapitated bonded out of the Kansas jail where he had been held for nearly a week. Court records show John Schooley bonded out of the Wyandotte County jail...

 

Oklahoma lawmaker resigns as coordinator of chaplain program

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma lawmaker who faced criticism from interfaith leaders for his handling of the state House's visiting chaplain program says he is stepping down as the program's coordinator. Rep. Chuck Strohm of Jenks said...

 

Latest: Oklahoma wildfires force evacuation of 1,400 people

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in northwestern Oklahoma (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A fast-moving wildfire has forced an evacuation order for about 1,400 people in three northwest Oklahoma small...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    April 13, 2018

Hunter burned, homes evacuated in Oklahoma wildfires

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma turkey hunter was found alive but badly burned Friday after spending the night trapped by one of two wildfires raging in northwestern Oklahoma that forced about 1,400 people from their homes. The fire that trapped...

 

Oklahoma police investigate body found in Grand Lake

GROVE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma are investigating the remains of a man found in Grand Lake. Grand River Dam Authority Police Chief Brian Edwards says a person walking nearby discovered the body on Tuesday west of Sailboat...

 

Police: Wichita officer injured in motorcycle crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say one of its motorcycle officers is in serious condition after a crash in Wichita. Her injuries are not life-threatening. Lt. Jeff Allen says the officer was caught in an "accordion effect" as vehicles began...

 

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