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'Steps to a Healthy Weight' program offered to Woods County residents

The Woods County OSU Extension Office is offering the “Steps to a Healthy Weight” program, a five-part course that focuses on healthy eating, portion control and being active, to Woods County residents beginning Tuesday, March 6. This class will...

 

Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To March 1: Travis Jarvis, Ky Luddington, Shan Wilson March 3: Linda Bradt, Nelwyn Hughes, Walter Bishop Jr., Levi John London, Larry Powers March 4: Jim Beagley, Harold Snow, Phillip Kirkpatrick, Caleb Bixler March 5: Todd...

 

Freedom School calendar

Friday, Feb. 23 – Thursday, March 1: Woodward District Livestock Show Friday, March 9 – Thursday, March 15: Oklahoma Youth Expo Monday, March12: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23: Spring break Tuesday,...

 
 By Ben Botkin    Regional    March 1, 2018

Schools, colleges largely off limits to guns. Other places? It depends.

Every year, Oklahoma state lawmakers propose legislation to make carrying guns easier and push back on attempts to constrain gun ownership. Yet nationally, firearms and momentum for stricter gun control continue to be high-profile issues that draw...

 
 By Jon Chidester    Sports    March 1, 2018

Offense Carries Bulldogs to Midweek Victory over UCO

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – SWOSU Baseball got hits from eight of the nine in the starting lineup and scored 12 of their 15 runs on the day in the game's first five innings to defeat Central Oklahoma 15-8 in midweek action on a cloudy Tuesday in Weatherfo...

 
 By Troy Mitchell    Sports    March 1, 2018

Reddies Baseball Outslug Tigers 9-3

Henderson State collected 11 hits with Brandon Pollockleading the way as the Reddies beat Ouachita Baptist 9-3 in a non-conference game Tuesday at Rab Rodgers Field. The Reddies, 8-6 on the season, got on the board first scoring four runs in the thir...

 

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's closest and most loyal aides, is resigning. The departure of one of the president's longest-serving advisers, who worked as a one-woman...

 

Blackmun resigns as CEO as USOC addresses wide abuse scandal

Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, citing difficulties with prostate cancer and the federation's need to urgently move forward to address the sex abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics. The...

 

Police: Georgia teacher fires gun in classroom; no one hurt

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and...

 

McCain's daughter says Trump's reference to dad was hurtful

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan says it was incredibly hurtful to see President Trump talk about her father at a conservative conference last week, where the president talked about how McCain derailed last year's bill to repeal...

 

Slain Slovak journalist worked on story of links to mafia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An investigative journalist shot dead in Slovakia last week was working on a story about the activities of the Italian mafia in his country and their links to people close to Prime Minister Robert Fico. Jan Kuciak's...

 

Ex-Trump campaign chief rebuked by judge for public comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman was reprimanded by a federal judge Wednesday for speaking publicly in violation of her gag order in his criminal case. The rebuke of Paul Manafort came as he pleaded not guilty to...

 

In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn't keep quiet

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his verbal attacks on his attorney general Wednesday, describing as "disgraceful" his handling of Republican complaints that the FBI abused its surveillance power during the early stages of the...

 

Justices size up sides in polling place clothing case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shirt with a rainbow flag. Clothing that says "Make America Great Again." A National Rifle Association T-shirt. A pin that says "#MeToo." Those were some of the items Supreme Court justices wanted to talk about Wednesday during...

 

Florida high school gingerly resumes classes after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since a teenager with an assault rifle killed 17 people and thrust the huge...

 

Defying the NRA, Dick's takes a harder line against guns

NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday, as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by calling for tougher gun laws...

 

Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars switched on

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have glimpsed the dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were just beginning to glow after the Big Bang. And if that's not enough, they may have detected mysterious...

 

Graham praised by Trump, politicians as 'America's pastor'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's political leaders bowed their heads for a solemn salute Wednesday to the Rev. Billy Graham in the soaring Capitol Rotunda, paying tribute to a man who ministered to presidents and other Americans of both parties....

 

Mennonite investigator who won't testify goes back to jail

DENVER (AP) — A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case remained behind bars after refusing again on Wednesday to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Gr...

 

Trump invites lawmakers to talk school safety, guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was convening a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to discuss school safety, as Republican leaders showed little interest in pursuing stricter gun control laws and Democrats pushed new restrictions...

 

Hicks acknowledges 'white lies' for Trump, but not on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House communications director Hope Hicks acknowledged to a House intelligence panel that she has occasionally told "white lies" for President Donald Trump but has not lied about anything relevant to the Russia...

 

No civilians leave Syria's Ghouta; Putin blames rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russia-ordered brief humanitarian pause was in effect for a second day Wednesday in rebel-held Damascus suburbs but no civilians used the corridor manned by Syrian and Russian forces to leave the enclave. Government forces,...

 

Grieving Bollywood fans pay their respects to Sridevi

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Lining up for hours and visibly grief-stricken, thousands of mourning fans paid their respects Wednesday to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend. Sridevi's...

 
 By RALPH D. RUSSO    Sports    March 1, 2018

Plenty of opinions, but few solutions to fix college hoops

The cracked facade of NCAA hoops appears to be crumbling and while LeBron James, John Calipari and many agree that college basketball should be overhauled, there's no consensus on how to repair the system. A federal investigation has alleged...

 

Israel group mints Trump coin to honor Jerusalem recognition

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli organization said Wednesday it has minted a coin bearing President Donald Trump's image to honor his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Mikdash Educational Center said the "Temple Coin" features Trump...

 

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