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6 killed after fiery crash, fuel spill on Florida highway

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed six people, authorities said. The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a...

 

Speaker again, Pelosi sees 'new dawn' for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post Thursday as the 116th Congress ushered in a historically diverse freshman class eager to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government....

 

North Korean envoy to Italy vanishes _ did he defect?

ROME (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding along with his wife, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a defection of a senior North Korean official. The news came from South Korea's spy agency,... Full story

 

Trump has walls on his mind as he fights for border money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everywhere President Donald Trump looks, he sees a wall. As he lobbies for money for his long-promised border wall, Trump keeps talking up other barricades. He's pointing to walls in Israel, at the Vatican, even at former...

 

Worries grow about impact of a prolonged government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump warning that it "could be a long time" before the partial shutdown of the government ends, concerns are rising about potential economic damage given that the shutdown is coinciding with other threats....

 

Mexico urges thorough probe into border tear gas incident

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign affairs ministry has formally asked the United States government to conduct a thorough investigation into a Jan. 1 incident in which U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop crossing migrants. In a...

 

US Army chief of staff makes surprise stop in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Army's chief of staff made a surprise visit to the Afghanistan's capital, where he met President Ashraf Ghani to discuss prospects for a peaceful end to the country's 17-year war, the United States' longest. In a...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 4, 2019

Ranger men drop 75-63 outcome to Southern Arkansas

ALVA, Okla. – The balanced scoring of Southern Arkansas proved to be too much for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men Thursday evening as the Rangers fell to the Muleriders 75-63 in...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 4, 2019

Jones breaks school, GAC assist mark

ALVA, Okla. – Senior point guard Jade Jones set the Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Great American Conference single game assists record in a 92-56 blowout victory over Southern Arkansas... Full story

 

ECU's Men's Basketball Wins Sixth-Straight Home Game

ADA, OKLA. – The East Central University men's basketball team extended its home-winning streak to six games, with an 82-74 victory over Harding in Great American Conference action at the Kerr Activities Center. Scoring First Half: 41-35 The teams...

 

ECU's Women's Basketball Extend Winning Streak to Five Games

ADA, OKLA. – The East Central University women's basketball team moved their winning streak to five games, with a 75-66 victory over Harding in Great American Conference action at the Kerr Activities Center. Scoring First Quarter: 18-19 The Bisons...

 

OBU Keeps Hold of First Place

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist University kept its spot atop the Great American Conference men's basketball standings with an exciting 89-77 victory over visiting Henderson State. The win upped OBU's record to 6-5 overall and 4-1 in the league...

 

OBU Women Fall to Reddies, 86-62

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist University put together a determined effort and gave visiting Henderson State a stern test before falling 86-62 in women's basketball action Thursday in Shawnee. The loss dropped OBU to 5-6 overall and 1-4 in the Great...

 

Southeastern Takes Shootout Over ATU

DURANT, Okla. – DJ Henderson connected on eight threes, including a late dagger with seven seconds to play, and finished with 24 points to lift Southeastern to a 90-86 win over Arkansas Tech on Thursday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. The win...

 

Storm Women Cruise Past ATU, 80-59

DURANT, Okla. – Briley Moon and Kamryn Cantwell each turned in double-doubles as Southeastern cruised to an 80-59 victory over Arkansas Tech on Thursday evening in Bloomer Sullivan Arena. The win lifts the Savage Storm to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in...

 
 By James Hill    Sports    January 4, 2019

SNU Grinds Out Win over Ouachita to Move to 4-1 in GAC

BETHANY - On a night where No. 19/22 Southern Nazarene only shot 41% from the field, 16% from deep, and 68% from the charity stripe, the Crimson Storm got a returning starter back, an unlikely scoring hero, and tough defense to grind out a gritty... Full story

 

SNU scores 33 in the 1st quarter en route to a 74-55 win over Ouachita

BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene opened the new year of 2019 on Thursday night in dazzling fashion, as they took down Ouachita Baptist 74-55 inside the Sawyer Center. The Crimson Storm (3-8, 2-3 GAC) had new goals in place to ring in the New...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    January 4, 2019

#21 Women's Basketball Tops UAM for 10th Straight Win

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – For the second straight season, the SWOSU Women's Basketball team has put together a 10-game win streak after taking down Arkansas-Monticello 79-53 on Thursday evening at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center. The Lady Bulldogs...

 

Second-Half Comeback Falls Short Against Weevils

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Bulldog Basketball outscored Arkansas-Monticello 39-22 in the second half on Thursday night, erasing an early 21-point deficit before falling to the Boll Weevils in the final seconds by a score of 67-65. The Bulldogs came out...

 

Wonder Boys drop heartbreaker to Savage Storm

DURANT, Okla.– RJ Glasper turned in a 25-point performance, while Will Adler added 23 of his own, but the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys basketball team (2-9, 0-5 Great American Conference) was unable to overcome the clutch late shooting of...

 

Golden Suns fall to Savage Storm

DURANT, Okla.– Hannah Villines turned in a 12-point effort, Leighton Taylor added 10 points and Ryann Goodsell grabbed 10 boards, but the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start offensively as the Golden Suns...

 

Weevils hold on to win

UAM STATS Darnell Wright - 16 points, 8 rebounds KJ Lesure - 13 points, 3 rebounds Marcus Gilbert - 11 points, 5 rebounds Keelin Jackson - 10 points, 10 rebounds FIRST HALF The Weevils went up and grabbed 19 rebounds to SWOS's 12. Marcus Gilbert led...

 

Lady Bulldogs Pull Ahead of the Blossoms

UAM STATS Mackenzie Johnson - 13 points, 5 rebounds Berniezha Tidwell - 11 points, 11 rebounds Chari Swift - 8 points, 3 rebounds FIRST HALF SWOSU went on a 25-2 run on the Blossoms from 5:01 in the first quarter to 5:15 in the second quarter....

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 4, 2019

Harding Rallies Late, Falls 82-74 at East Central

ADA, Okla. – Camron Talley, the Great American Conference's second-leading scorer, made five 3-pointers and scored 28 points to lead East Central to an 82-74 victory over Harding on Thursday in conference play at the Kerr Activities Center. East Ce...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 4, 2019

Threes Costly in Harding Loss at East Central

ADA, Okla. – East Central made 11 3-pointers, held Harding to 37 percent shooting and defeated the Lady Bisons 75-66 Thursday in Great American Conference action at the Kerr Activities Center. East Central shot 43 percent (27 of 63), the first...

 

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