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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Feb. 9: Mr. & Mrs. Shane Justice Feb. 16: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Woodson, Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Winn Feb. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Holbrook (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call 800-305-...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Feb. 7: Norma Jean Smith Feb. 8: Jason Noble, Arin Powers, Tanner Kay Feb. 9: Rodney Bishop, Alicia Welty Feb. 10: Kaylyn Province Feb. 11: Ronni Poe, Mark Wardrop, Becky Beer, Chasity Stewart, Betty Selman Feb. 12: Dawn Wares, Tom...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Feb. 3, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: Thank you to all attended our UMC Pancake Supper and to those who helped in preparing the supper. Good food and good...

 

Medicaid work proposal could prove a high hurdle for ex-felons

Like many other Oklahomans who have a criminal conviction, Lena Chatmon has struggled to rebuild her life since pleading guilty to motor vehicle-related and larceny charges in 2017. Chatmon, 21, who lives in Tulsa, is unemployed and said many employe...

 

Alva man injured in rollover

Joshua Orin Hansel, 39, of Alva, was injured Wednesday when he was ejected from his vehicle in a rollover. He was transported by Alfalfa County EMS to Share Hospital in Alva before being transported...

 

Freezing drizzle and fog in Woods County Wednesday, early Thursday

The National Weather Service forecast freezing drizzle, freezing rain and freezing fog through Wednesday, Feb. 6, and into Thursday, Feb. 7, for northwest and north central Oklahoma, including Woods... Full story

 

Eagles keep up with the Railroaders

A big fourth quarter by the Lady Eagles could not bring them back in the 64-48 Senior Night loss to the Waynoka Lady Railroaders. After falling behind big, the Lady Eagles fought their way back until... Full story

 

Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public access to stairwells and hiring an ex-police officer licensed to carry a gun less than one year after thousands of...

 

Financial challenges continue at University of Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The condition of the University of Oklahoma's finances remains troubling, despite recovery efforts taken in the last seven months, OU's chief financial officer said in a report to the Board of Regents. OU President Jim...

 

2 Oklahoma companies in trafficking lawsuit settle pay claim

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma companies accused in a federal human trafficking lawsuit of underpaying immigrant workers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor. A Jan. 25 order from a department Wage and Hour Division...

 
 By John Hana    Regional    February 7, 2019

Clash in Kansas over tax relief quickly coming to a head

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election victory suggested that Kansas repudiated past GOP fiscal policies, yet voters also encouraged top Republicans to pursue income tax relief by giving conservatives more power in the...

 

Embattled Kansas military school plans to close

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An embattled Kansas military school announced Wednesday it plans to close after this school year, saying it has unfairly become a target for litigation and negative media portrayals. St. John's Military School in Salina said in...

 

KBI: Father and son's death were murder-suicide

REXFORD, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the deaths of a Kansas father and son were a murder-suicide. Rawlins County emergency responders found the bodies of 74-year-old Gary Withers and 41-year-old Daniel Withers Feb. 1 on a...

 

Man arrested after wife dies, her grandmother injured

ARMA, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-old Kansas man is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife and an attack on her grandmother. Crawford County authorities allege Jeremy Delmarco fatally...

 

Crime reported on Kansas campus hit 10-year low in 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas officials say crimes reported on the Lawrence campus in 2018 dropped to the lowest level in 10 years. The Office of Public Safety said in a news release Wednesday that 619 crimes were reported last year,...

 

Woman, dog die in Kansas City, Kansas, house fire

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, fire officials say woman and a dog died in a house fire. Assistant Fire Chief Morris Lechter says a man was able to escape the fire early Wednesday. The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters...

 

Arrest made in death of infant Great Bend girl

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — The father of a 5-month-old girl who died in January has been arrested in her death. Great Bend police say Wednesday that 20-year-old Cody Lane Reed, of Great Bend, is being held the Barton County jail without bond pending...

 

Officers recognize, arrest woman who barked at police dog

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman who barked at a police dog attracted the attention of officers, who arrested her on outstanding warrants. Lafayette police say officers were conducting a traffic stop Monday when 20-year-old Kiana Champagne...

 

Arizona city officials want border wall's razor wire removed

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in a small Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through downtown. The City Council in Nogales,...

 

Woman accuses elected Virginia official of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she suppressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the...

 

San Francisco police release sketch of "Doodler' killer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 40 years after a serial killer dubbed the "Doodler" terrorized San Francisco's gay community, police released a sketch Wednesday of what the man might look like today and announced a $100,000 reward for details...

 

With anti-abortion push, Trump woos evangelicals again

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a fierce denunciation of late-term abortions, President Donald Trump is making a move to re-energize evangelical voters whose support will be vital in heading off any possible 2020 primary challenge. Trump, at arguably the...

 

Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game

NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday....

 

Analysis: Is Kim Jong Un really ready to make a deal?

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump used his biggest stage of the year to announce a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said in his State of the Union address that he intends to meet Kim on Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam, saying that...

 

Trump speech viewed by 46.8 million viewers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's State of the Union address was seen by 46.8 million television viewers, an increase over his 2018 speech. The Nielsen company said the speech, which was delayed by the government shutdown, topped...

 

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