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Ladybugs finish the season with a win over the Lady Boomers

The Alva High School Ladybugs hosted rivals the Woodward Lady Boomers on Tuesday night for their final game of the regular season and Senior Night. The Ladybugs had already faced the Lady Boomers...

 

Annual football BBQ date announced

Head Football Coach Matt Walter of the Northwestern Oklahoma State football team has announced the date for the annual BBQ dinner. Following the first scrimmage of the spring season on April 8, the Rangers football program will host their 10th...

 

Poor second-half shooting dooms Lady Rangers

The Northwestern Oklahoma State's woman's basketball team was defeated by a final score of 67-56 in Thursday night's contest with East Central University. The Lady Rangers were unable to build any...

 

Thursday night game stats: NWOSU vs. ECU men's basketball

Men's Basketball Stats No. Player Pts FG FG% FT Reb Ast Blk Stl PF 15 Adrian Motley 25 9-15 60.0% 5-9 7 0 1 1 0 14 Zachary Dumas 12 3-10 30.0% 2-6 4 2 0 2 4 11 Brandon Green 11 5-7 71.4% 0-0 3 8 0 2...

 

Hammonds, Oklahoma State stay hot with 71-68 win over TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Leyton Hammonds and the Oklahoma State Cowboys started their recovery from the school's worst conference start in 37 years with a road victory. Now they're up to four straight wins away from home in the Big 12. Hammonds...

 

Kansas looking to close out Big 12 title push at Baylor

A look at the things to watch this weekend in the Big 12. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas at Baylor on Saturday. If the Jayhawks (23-3, 11-2 Big 12) prevail, their 13th straight conference title will be all but shored up, because they'll be at least...

 

Tax disagreement prompts resignation from governor's cabinet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb resigned Thursday from his position on Gov. Mary Fallin's Cabinet, citing a disagreement with the governor over her plans to broaden the sales tax to a variety of services. Lamb, a likely candidate...

 

1 man suffers burns in Oklahoma gas well explosion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say one man suffered burns to his legs in a gas well explosion in eastern Oklahoma. Pittsburg County Emergency Management Director Kevin Enloe says the man was taken to a Tulsa hospital in stable condition Thursday...

 

Judge refuses to recuse himself from wrongful death lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge won't recuse himself from a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges an injured inmate died after languishing in the Tulsa Jail for nearly a week. U.S. District Judge John Dowdell denied a motion Wednesday filed by...

 

Tulsa police release name of man shot to death, make arrest

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have released the name of a man who was shot to death in a home in south Tulsa and say an arrest has been made in the case. Police said Thursday that 34-year-old Christopher Coffelt was found dead in the home less...

 

Special election set to fill soon-to-be vacant House seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has scheduled a special election to fill a House seat being vacated by a lawmaker who resigned after admitting he asked a legislative aide to send him topless photos and accompany him to a strip club. Fallin...

 

Oklahoma House passes bill ending electric chair executions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House approved legislation Thursday to eliminate the electric chair as a method of execution, although it's been more than 50 years since the state's last electrocution. The bill lists which execution methods are...

 

James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma city bomber, dead at 62

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — James Nichols, the brother of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, has died following a lengthy illiness. He was 62. Debra Kranz of Kranz Funeral Home in Cass City, Michigan, said Thursday that Nichols died...

 

Colorado man jailed in Oklahoma accused of killing kid's mom

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Colorado man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of his year-old daughter's mother, a day after authorities in Oklahoma caught up to him and the girl, who had been reported missing and was recovered unharmed. The...

 

Oklahoma health department reports 28 flu deaths in state

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of deaths due to influenza in Oklahoma for the current flu season has increased by five. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that 28 people have now died and more than 1,100 people have been...

 

3.7 magnitude earthquake recorded northern Oklahoma

RIPLEY, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a magnitude 3.7 earthquake in northern Oklahoma. The USGS reports the quake struck at 9:33 a.m. Thursday near Ripley, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage are...

 

Oklahoma House passes measure to comply with REAL ID Act

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has voted overwhelmingly for legislation that would bring the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. House members voted 78-18 Thursday for a bill to comply with the anti-terrorism measure...

 

Bipartisan Kansas plan for tax hike might not overcome veto

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bipartisan plan that would balance Kansas' budget mostly with income tax increases and roll back Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's signature economic policies doesn't appear to have enough support to overcome his possible veto....

 

Chinese national in Kansas guilty in engineered rice theft

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Chinese national living in Manhattan, Kansas, is guilty of conspiring to steal proprietary rice seeds developed in the U.S. and giving them to visitors from China. A federal jury on Thursday convicted 50-year-old...

 

Kansas deputy testifies about alleged sexual assault

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff's deputy says two Kansas City-area men who are charged with kidnapping and raping her referred to each other by name during the attack. The 22-year-old Johnson County deputy testified Thursday in the...

 

Wichita police: Drive-through window used in pharmacy theft

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are looking for two males who entered a pharmacy through a drive-through window took about $10,000 in prescription medications. Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the Walgreens pharmacy was closed when the theft occurred...

 

Man rises from dark past to start a youth mentoring program

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — When Curtis Jackson was in third grade, he wanted to be white. It wasn't the skin color he envied, it was the privileges that seemed to come attached to it. He wanted what white people had — wealth, a nice house, the...

 

Winter Livestock auctions cattle in Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Just like church folk, Mike Sherow lumbered up the stairs of Winter Livestock and found his usual seat — smack dab in the center of everything. Almost every Wednesday since the mid-1970s, the cattle buyer has found his...

 

Campus police prepare for concealed carry

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Office of Public Safety is planning to add more positions and new equipment to prepare for allowing concealed handguns on campus. Police Chief Chris Keary tells the Lawrence Journal-World...

 

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