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South Barber seniors Lyons and Rooks sign with Bethel College for football scholarships

South Barber seniors Zane Lyons and Trevor Rooks were teammates as Chieftains with a career record of 36-7, according to their coach Matt Cantrell. Now the two will start their collegiate educational...

 

Spurs stop 5-game slide with 114-106 victory over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs stopped a five-game slide by topping the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-106 on Tuesday night. Dejounte Murray also scored 25 points for San Antonio, which...

 

PCI Successfully Takes Multiple Market Participants Live with SPP's New Settlement Management System (SMS) Upgrade

NORMAN, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2020-- Power Costs, Inc. (PCI), the leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for wholesale energy market participants, is proud to announce that it has successfully implemented major platform...

 

Police: Driver traveling 79 mph when Oklahoma students hit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A pickup truck was traveling 79 mph (127 kph) in a 25 mph (40 kph) zone when it struck members of a high school cross-country team on a sidewalk in suburban Oklahoma City, killing two and injuring the others, a police sergeant...

 

Kansas, county officials investigate death in explosion

VERMILLION, Kan. (AP) — State and Marshall County officials are working together to investigate the death of a man after an explosion and fire at his northeast Kansas home. Emergency responders found the body of Donald McLaughlin, 83, after the...

 

Man accused of attacking Shawnee County guard going to trial

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man who allegedly attacked a Shawnee County corrections officer in 2019 will go to trial in June, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said. Ray Anthony Miles, 56, is scheduled for trial beginning June 9 on...

 

Wichita police: Homeless man apparently beaten to death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man whose body was found under a bridge apparently was beaten to death, Wichita police said. The body of a black man who appeared to be in his 60s was found Monday afternoon. Capt. Jason Stephens said the man had...

 

OU investigates after professor uses racial slur in class

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma says it is looking into an incident in which a journalism professor used a racial slur during a class on Tuesday. Peter Gade, director of graduate studies at OU's Gaylord College of Journalism and...

 

Former staff claims Iowa center exploited disabled patients

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two doctors and other former employees of an Iowa care center for people with intellectual disabilities have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against a state agency and several officials, alleging a conspiracy to...

 

U.S. secretary of state's wife endorses Adkins in Kansas 3rd

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife on Tuesday endorsed Republican candidate Amanda Adkins in the race for the Kansas congressional seat for the Kansas City area. Susan Pompeo said she's known and respected Adkins...

 

Wichita considers banning or taxing plastic bags

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita is considering banning plastic bags or implementing a city-wide tax to curb their use, officials said. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to form a task force to consider how to reduce or eliminate single-use...

 

Judge: Oklahoma, tribes mediate gambling compact dispute

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Gov. Kevin Stitt and Native American tribes to mediate their months-long dispute over the gambling compacts that give tribes the exclusive right to operate casinos in the Oklahoma. U.S. District...

 

T-Mobile and Sprint Win in Court; Companies Moving to Finalize Merger to Create New Supercharged Un-carrier

BELLEVUE, Wash. & OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2020-- T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that after receiving a favorable decision in Federal Court in New York the companies are now taking final...

 

Trump wants Pentagon to review impeachment witness' conduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that the Pentagon should review the conduct of a former White House national security aide who played a central role in the Democrats' impeachment case and potentially consider...

 

Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain

SEATTLE (AP) — Though Genette Hofmann is still using her brain, last month she donated a bit of it — to science. Hofmann needed the surgery — her Seattle surgeon was looking deep into her brain, where he found the trigger for the epileptic...

 

CDC cites label error in mixup involving coronavirus patient

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A labeling error caused a woman infected with the novel coronavirus to be mistakenly released from a hospital but the oversight was noticed as she was returning to a San Diego military base where more than 200 evacuees from China...

 

The Latest: A standard poodle wins Westminster best in show

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 11:03 p.m. Siba the standard poodle has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. With the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for Daniel the popular...

 

Police: Pony found impaled with pitchfork handle at stable

HARWICH, Mass. (AP) — A pony that was impaled with the broken handle of a pitchfork was found at a Massachusetts stable, according to police. A CB Equestrian staff member found Scottie, a 7-year-old Welsh pony, tied to a rail in Harwich Sunday...

 

2 dead dolphins found with bullet wounds in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two dolphins have been found with gruesome and life-ending injuries along Florida's Gulf coast in recent weeks, and federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $20,000 to help solve the case. According to the Flor...

 

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