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Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Freedom United Methodist Church the order of services was: A patriotic video was shown by Lori Loutha Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship: Psalm 118:14-29 led by Peg Nixon Opening hymn: “America” led by...

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Nov. 15: Danny Whittet, Jennifer Thorton Nov. 16: Darrel DeVine, Angela Sample, David Kirkpatrick, Dalton Hughes Nov. 17: Greg Ledford, Dayna Boham Nov. 18: Natalie Elwood, Ryan Plumlee, Doug Walker Nov. 19: E.F. Wise, Rosalie...

Manhattan police investigate death of 2-month-old boy

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-month-old baby has died three days after he was found not breathing in Manhattan. Riley County Police Department spokeswoman Hali Rowland says the boy died Sunday. The Manhattan Mercury reports that...

Former basketball player killed in Kansas murder-suicide

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a former college basketball player in Kentucky as the victim of a murder-suicide in suburban Kansas City. Police in Shawnee, Kansas, found the bodies of 27-year-old Courtney Bivins, of Kansas City,...

Man sentenced for secretly filming women at tanning salon

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A man who secretly photographed and made videos of women as they undressed at a Kansas tanning salon has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. The Great Bend-Tribune reports that Tracy Driscoll also was ordered Friday to...

Lawrence man sentenced for soliciting porn from teen

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 40-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for soliciting a 16-year-old girl to send him images of her in sexual poses. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Wednesday that Jamie Drake...

Family of woman killed by neo-Nazi settles lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a woman slain in Kansas by a man who wanted to kill Jews has settled a lawsuit with Walmart over the sale of a shotgun used in the shooting. Terri LaManno was killed in 2014 outside the Village Shalom care...

Lawrence officer wants charges dropped after shooting man

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence police officer who shot a man during an arrest is asking that criminal charges against her be dropped. In a motion filed last week in Douglas County, attorneys for 26-year-old Brindley Blood argued that Blood shot...

Crash in southwest Kansas kills 3 people, closes highway

WELLSFORD, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says three people have died in a crash involving two semi-trailer trucks. The head-on crash occurred early Wednesday on Highway 54 near the town of Wellsford in Kiowa County. The patrol says both...

Man pleads guilty to running over Wichita police officer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The man accused of running over a Wichita police officer last year has pleaded guilty. Justin Terrazas pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated battery and other charges. Prosecutors say Terrazas ran over officer Brian...

Kansas man pleads guilty in shooting of Illinois officer

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to charges he fired the shots in July 2016 that wounded a southern Illinois police officer during a chase. Alex B. Karcher of Salina, Kansas was charged with firing several shots at...

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma

MORRISON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in northern Oklahoma. The survey reports the temblor was recorded just after 9 p.m. Tuesday near Morrison, north of Stillwater and about 65 miles...

Freedom opens basketball season with blowouts

The Freedom Eagles and Lady Eagles started the season with a bang at home on Friday as they defeated Taloga. The Lady Eagles scored quickly and never looked back, as the defense held Taloga to zero...

Freedom Eagles up 2-0 for the season

The Eagles have won their second game in a row; the first game, against Taloga Panthers, was played last Friday, and the second was against the Darrouzett Longhorns and was played on Tuesday. The Lady Freedom Eagles started the game slow and had to...

Men's Basketball: Muleriders down Southeastern Baptist behind five double-figure scorers

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Fifty first-half points set the tone for Southern Arkansas on Tuesday evening inside the W.T. Watson Center as the Muleriders, in their 2018-19 home opener, put on a show for a rowdy crowd of almost 900 fans en route to their...

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for...

Young Jonestown survivors lost everything, built new lives

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette's life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked...

Defense chief's resignation pushes Israel toward election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. Avigdor Lieberman's...

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger Nov. 23; Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty Nov. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Walker (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

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