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 By David Salley    Sports    January 4, 2019

Timely Runs Lift Oklahoma Baptist Over Henderson, 89-77

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Henderson State got 16 points from Joshua Jones, but Oklahoma Baptist used a big run in the second half to pull away from the Reddies 89-77 on Thursday night in the Noble Complex. Jones' season-high 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    January 4, 2019

Balanced Attack Paces Henderson Past Oklahoma Baptist, 86-62

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Henderson State's balanced offense clicked on all cylinders on Thursday night as the Reddies put four players in double figures and shot 61.5 percent from the field in the second half to roll over Oklahoma Baptist 86-62 at the...

 

Dallas police to investigate assault on Muslim as hate crime

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police plan to investigate an alleged assault on a Muslim woman from Oklahoma as a hate crime. Police spokeswoman Tamike Dameron said Friday the probe into the attack is ongoing, but that it will be investigated as a hate...

 

Stolen purple penguin statue returned to hotel museum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A large purple penguin statue that was swiped from a hotel in Oklahoma City apparently managed to waddle back home after police released surveillance camera images of a man with the $3,000 piece of art tucked under his arm....

 

Dangerous winter storm also serves up generosity in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A dangerous winter storm that served up slick roadways and stranded a group of soldiers at the Oklahoma City airport also delivered kindness. Hundreds of soldiers returning from holiday break to Fort Sill got stuck at Will...

 

2 Oklahoma murder suspects captured in Kansas

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people wanted for a murder in Oklahoma have been arrested in Kansas. The U.S. Marshals Service says 33-year-old La'shae Terrell and 42-year-old Kenneth Williams were arrested Thursday in the Wichita suburb of...

 

Arkansas won't issue medical marijuana cards until February

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' health department has yet to issue licenses to the thousands of residents approved to buy medical marijuana in the state, which is affecting patients' ability to get temporary licenses in neighboring Oklahoma. The...

 

Oklahoma congressman donates salary during shutdown

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Newly elected Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern says while the government is partially shut-down he's donating his congressional salary to veterans groups. Hern, a Republican, was elected Nov. 6. Because he filled a vacancy he...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    January 4, 2019

GOP Sen. Roberts of Kansas says he won't seek re-election

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the longest-serving member of Congress in Kansas history, announced Friday that he won't run again in 2020, setting up a scramble to replace him in a GOP-leaning state where Democrats are...

 

Waste Service employee dies at landfill near Lawrence

OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) — Jefferson County authorities say a waste services employee has died at a landfill north of Lawrence. Sheriff Jeff Herrig says the man, who died Friday morning, was an employee of Hamm Waste Services in Jefferson County. The...

 

Man sentenced for fatal shooting of guard outside Kansas bar

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old man who fatally shot one man and tried to kill two others outside a bar has been sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison. Danny Queen, of Eudora, was sentenced Friday for the June 2017 death of 32-year-old Bo...

 

Ex-massage therapist sentenced for secretly recording woman

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-old former massage therapist who is on the Kansas Sex Offender registry has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for secretly recording a woman while she undressed. Daniel Justin Gorski was sentenced Friday in Johnson...

 

Former Kansas jailer charged with having sex with inmates

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas jailer has been charged with having sex with inmates. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that 42-year-old Frank Alexander, of Russell, was arrested and made his first court appearance...

 

Kansas House leader picks health official for chief of staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch has named a state health department official as his chief of staff. Finch announced Thursday that he appointed Emily Graves. She is a program consultant in the Department of Health and...

 

Jail inmates in San Antonio learn better parenting skills

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The nine male inmates dressed in orange jumpsuits and slippers sat in two rows inside a brightly lit classroom at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. The San Antonio Express-News reports they were there to learn how to be...

 

Outgoing US Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he's lived up to the conservation ideals of Theodore...

 

Ex-Mexican prosecutor pleads guilty with El Chapo nearby

NEW YORK (AP) — A former state attorney general from Mexico pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. drug-trafficking charges at a courthouse where an infamous kingpin was also appearing at a conspiracy trial. Both Edgar Veytia, once chief law enforcement...

 

Personal data hack of 100s of German politicians, celebs

BERLIN (AP) — Twitter suspended on Friday an account that posted links to sensitive personal data and documents stolen by hackers from hundreds of German public figures and politicians — from every political party but the far-right Alternative...

 

Foreign diplomats urge Venezuela's Maduro to hand over power

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A dozen Latin American governments and Canada delivered a blistering rebuke to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, questioning the legitimacy of his soon-to-begin second term and urging him to hand over power as the...

 

US officials head to Mideast amid tension over Syria pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton are hoping their trips to the Middle East can help shore up support from America's partners amid increasing tensions in the region. In his first Mideast...

 

Texas lawmaker gives up chairmanship after sexting probe

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a University of Texas graduate student is giving up control of the chamber's powerful Health and Human Services Committee. The Austin...

 

China begins first surface exploration of moon's far side

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world's first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon. Jade Rabbit 2 drove off a ramp the previous night and onto the soft, powdery surface after a Chinese...

 

Will China's moon landing launch a new space race?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to...

 

5 children heading to Disney killed in fiery Florida crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A church van packed with children was headed to Walt Disney World when it got caught in a fiery pileup involving two 18-wheelers. Seven people, including five of the youngsters, died in the crash. On Friday,...

 

Jailed American spent years collecting Russian contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. corporate security executive and former Marine who has been jailed in Moscow on spying charges has spent more than a decade cultivating friends and contacts in Russia, both virtual and real. Paul Whelan sought out friends...

 

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