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OC's Clift chosen as USBWA Division II player of the week

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 22, 2019) – In what must be a proverbial cherry-on-top moment, Oklahoma Christian guard Addy Clift was named Tuesday as the women's NCAA Division II national player of the week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The...

 

Harding's Kellie Lampo Named GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's Players of the Week awards for the 11th week of the 2018-19 basketball regular season. Henderson State's Mike Fofana won the Men's honor and Harding's Kellie Lampo claiming t...

 

Texas City planned site for African-American cultural park

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — When Lynn Ray Ellison lived in "The Rectangle" — the area of Texas City where the city's African-American community lived and thrived in the 1940s, '50s and '60s — life was different, he said. The Galveston County...

 

Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore...

 

Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native returns home to perform

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people can recognize her instrument by sight, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis knows their familiarity with its wide range of sounds is probably limited to the stereotypical tinkling glissandos. "It's like the intro to...

 

Bill to save Talihina Veterans Center may not be considered

TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's House Veterans and Military Affairs Committee probably won't hear a bill that aims to end a $100 million state construction project and keep a veteran's center in a small southeastern town. Committee chair Rep....

 

Burned body of man found by hunter in southeastern Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it's are trying to identity a burned body found by a hunter in southeastern Oklahoma. The OSBI says the body was found on Monday near the unincorporated community of Cloudy in...

 

Woman sentenced to life after child drowns in Kansas River

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Missouri woman who intentionally drove her car into the Kansas River with her two children inside has been sentenced to life in prison. KMBC-TV reports Scharron Dingledine, of Columbia, Missouri, was sentenced...

 

Patrol: Hays woman dies in crash on icy Interstate 70

GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old woman has died in a crash on an ice-covered section of Interstate 70. The patrol says Ashlen Leigh Lemon, of Hays, died Tuesday afternoon in the one-vehicle crash in Geary County....

 

Storm brings more snow, ice to large part of Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that's threatening the Midwest with several inches of snow. The storm comes on the heels of the...

 

Man sentenced for suffocating infant son after drinking

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old man who authorities say suffocated his 2-month-old twin son by rolling over on him while they slept has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. The Wichita Eagle reports Kyle Kempton was sentenced Tuesday...

 

Sentencing delayed for suspect in deadly Kansas hoax call

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed sentencing for a California man who admitted making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over a $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII...

 

Abortion foes vow to pursue change in Kansas Constitution

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Anti-abortion leaders are promising to pursue a change in the Kansas Constitution if the state's highest court rules that the document protects abortion rights. Several hundred abortion opponents rallied Tuesday inside the...

 

New rules allows breastfeeding in Kansas House

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Female lawmakers are now able to breastfeed in the Kansas House. The Kansas City Star reports lawmakers approved the breastfeeding provision Tuesday as part of a package or rules for the chamber. Rep. Ponka-We Victors, a...

 

Woman convicted of severely injuring 4-month-old boy

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Olathe woman has been found guilty of injuring an infant boy so badly at her home day care that he was left blind and brain damaged. Paige Hatfield was found guilty Friday of aggravated battery in Johnson County...

 

Secretary of State could lose election crimes authority

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Committees in the Kansas House are considering two bills that would repeal the secretary of state's authority to prosecute election crimes, which was established after a long political fight by former Secretary of State Kris...

 

Photographer Leighton Mark, shot in Beirut in 1984, has died

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leighton Mark, a photojournalist who taught himself to make pictures with one arm after he was wounded in 1984 while covering the civil war in Lebanon, has died. He was 67. Mark died Saturday at Lexington Park Assisted Living...

 

Lawrence police officer pierced by baton during struggle

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police say an officer was impaled on his baton while struggling with a suspect. Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads says the officer is hospitalized after the confrontation but didn't appear to have life-threatening injuries....

 

New Mexico man dies in explosion at Colorado well site

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A New Mexico man died earlier this month following an explosion at a natural gas well site on the Southern Ute Reservation in southwest Colorado. The Durango Herald reports the preliminary investigation indicates 47-year-old...

 

Arkansas bill would ban abortion if Roe ruling overturned

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker filed legislation Tuesday that would trigger an abortion ban in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure across the nation. The proposal...

 

Hospital under scrutiny after woman dies after colonoscopy

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri inspectors have found that staff at hospital south of Kansas City failed to properly respond to an 83-year-old woman who showed distress after a routine colonoscopy and died the next day from internal bleeding....

 

Husband saves wife from freezing to death in dramatic rescue

KIRBY, Vt. (AP) — He heard her voice. Jerry Toomey was alone inside the 1800s farmhouse he shares with his wife, Flower, on a freezing cold night in mid-December. In his head he heard her voice from the night before. She had been telling him how wo...

 

GOP unveils fundraising tool to rival Democrats' ActBlue

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party believes it finally has its answer to the Democratic fundraising behemoth ActBlue. GOP groups are lending their support to a new donor platform called Patriot Pass, which they say will help the...

 

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means record deadly wildfires in California, rainfall by the foot in Houston...

 

Armed with affection, octogenarian is an 'octopus whisperer'

BOSTON (AP) — Wilson Menashi palmed a squid in his left hand and extended his arm into an aquarium tank, watching as a giant Pacific octopus stretched out arms to greet him like a friend. Freya latched some of her 2,240 suction cups onto Menashi's...

 

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