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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Jan. 31: Chad Grimes, Bill Bishop, Bret Burnham Feb. 1: Tricia Coday, Dean Welty, Jeffery Melkus Feb. 2: Dylan Moore, Lisa Welty, Jerry Cell, Deric Wagner Feb. 3: Bobby Gerloff, Vanessa Gerloff Feb. 4: Noah Ring Feb. 5: Chad Novak,...

 

Communities to build a Blue Ribbon Tree for kids to raise awareness about child abuse prevention

The Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Action Committee invites communities to take action for children by participating in the 11th annual “Build a Blue Ribbon Tree for Kids” campaign. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), along with...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Jan. 27, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: Freedom UMC is having their annual Pancake Supper on Feb. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the UMC Fellowship Hall. Shirley Wagner...

 

Are 5th graders ready for middle school?

Fifth graders in Oklahoma City Public Schools will be joining older peers in middle schools across the district under a proposal unveiled this week. The fifth-through-eighth-grade middle school model isn’t very common, especially in large districts...

 

Showmanship Clinic held at Freedom Schools

The Leadership Class at Freedom High School held a showmanship clinic for students who are enrolled in FFA and 4-H. The leadership students and teacher, Grace Tepe, retained the speakers and prepared... Full story

 

OBU Women's Tennis Picked First in GAC Poll

SHAWNEE – Women's tennis coaches in the Great American Conference have picked Oklahoma Baptist to successfully defend its league championship, according to votes cast in the annual pre-season poll. The Lady Bison finished first, narrowly in front...

 

SE Men's Tennis GAC Preseason Favorite

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern men's tennis will head into the 2019 spring season as the favorite to repeat as the Great American Conference champions in the GAC Preseason Poll released on Wednesday. The Savage Storm earned 16 points in the poll and...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    January 31, 2019

Oklahoma football coach Riley's salary jumps to $6 million

Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley's salary jumped to $6 million and he had his contract extended a year, through the 2023 season. Riley and Oklahoma's Board of Regents agreed in principle to the extension and salary increase earlier in the...

 

Cleanup underway after northern Oklahoma crude oil spill

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Crews are working to contain thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked into a creek in northern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said Wednesday oil extends for about 5 miles (8 kilometers) in...

 

Ex-Oklahoma State coach pleads guilty in bribery case

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking bribes from business advisers to steer them to star college athletes expected to turn pro. Lamont Evans, 41, entered the plea in New York federal...

 

Clay Bennett resigns from OU regents, citing health concerns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett is resigning from the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, effective immediately, citing health concerns. University officials confirmed Bennett's resignation on Wednesday, shortly...

 

Oklahoma governor taps Chickasaw Nation official for cabinet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has named Chickasaw Nation lawmaker and former state Rep. Lisa Billy as secretary of Native American Affairs. Billy has served in the Chickasaw Nation Legislature since 2016 and served previously in...

 

Route 66 enthusiasts want to reopen historic Tulsa bridge

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A historic but dilapidated Tulsa bridge that has been closed for nearly four decades should be restored for pedestrian use, according to preservationists. The Route 66 Commission has proposed reopening the 11th Street Arkansas...

 

Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders open to Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Republican governor and GOP leaders in the House and Senate expressed willingness on Wednesday to consider some version of a Medicaid expansion that would extend health insurance to tens of thousands of...

 

Oklahoma utility reduces Arkansas rate increase request

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says Oklahoma Gas and Electric has agreed to reduce a rate increase request for its Arkansas customers from $6.4 million to $3.3 million. Oklahoma City-based OG&E is Oklahoma's...

 

Man found dead inside burned northeast Oklahoma home

SALINA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found dead in a burned home in northeastern Oklahoma. Mayes County Sheriff's Capt. Rod Howell says the body was found after firefighters put out the blaze early Wednesday near Salina, about 50...

 

Prosecutor: No plea deal for Oklahoma teen in fatal shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor says there are no plans to offer a plea deal to a 17-year-old charged with fatally shooting a man and raping an 81-year-old woman. The Tulsa World reports that at a preliminary hearing Tuesday for Deonte James...

 

Kansas measure would end election chief's power to prosecute

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A proposal to strip the Kansas secretary of state's office of its power to prosecute voter fraud cases has cleared its first major hurdle in the Legislature. The bill endorsed Wednesday by a House committee would dismantle a...

 

Kansas official: Transfers, double-bunking factors in riots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The new head of Kansas' prison system is telling legislators that more frequent inmate transfers and housing offenders two to a cell helped contribute to several riots during the past two years. Interim Corrections Secretary...

 

Kansas man killed when trailer backs over him in Rose Hill

ROSE HILL, Kan. (AP) — Federal health inspectors are investigating after a 38-year-old Sedgwick County man died when a trailer backed over him. The Butler County Sheriff's Office said 38-year-old Stephen Farmer, of Sedgwick County, died early...

 

Lab owner told to pay $544,000 for environmental violation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a defunct laboratory in Lenexa has been ordered to pay $544,287 for storing hazardous waste without a license. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced Tuesday that 63-year-old Ahmed El-Sherif was found...

 

Kansas drops Kobach's appeal of contempt ruling

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general says the state has dropped former Secretary of State Kris Kobach's appeal of a contempt order arising from a lawsuit over a proof-of-citizenship law. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday...

 

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