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 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 6, 2024

Burlington School Board hires Kenny Daugherty as principal

Kenny Daugherty received approval as principal at Burlington's Board of Education special evening meeting Feb. 26. Superintendent Gerrett Spears introduced Daugherty as a potential candidate for principal and told the board, “Kenny is a very high q...

 

SHIRLEY ANNE CHRISTOPHER

Graveside memorial services for Shirley Christopher will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2024, at the Hardtner Cemetery with Rev. Taylor Anderson officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 6, 2024

Postal carrier Pulliam receives Million Mile Award

Through rain, sleet and snow, dog bites, you name it, postal carrier Linda Pulliam has endured and probably knows where every mailbox is in Kiowa, Kansas. She's walked and driven to deliver the mail...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    March 6, 2024

Cherokee students win numerous awards, recognitions

Cherokee Public Schools held its regular monthly board meeting this Monday, March 4. Board President Kory Littlefield and members Kurtis Goodwin and Shane Parker were present; members Amber Whilhite and Desiree Gibson were absent. Student...

 

DONNA MAE DENNEY LOCKHART

Graveside services for Donna Mae Denney Lockhart will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2024, at the Memorial Hill Cemetery with Carl Wade Newton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    March 6, 2024

Oklahoma panel denies clemency for death row inmate, paves way for lethal injection

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state panel on Wednesday denied clemency for an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of shooting and killing two people in Oklahoma City more than two decades ago, paving the way for his lethal injection next month. The O...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 6, 2024

Oklahoma-Texas are top 2 seeds in final women's Big 12 Tournament before they depart for SEC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma was a game above .500 following a loss to Southern three days before Christmas, and there seemed few reasons to believe the Sooners would turn around their fortunes when their last run through the Big 12 Conference be...

 

US Election 2024-The Daily Rundown

Super Tuesday did not quite live up to its name. President Joe Biden won the states he needed to win and so did his predecessor, Donald Trump. Trump's march to a third Republican presidential nomination was largely unimpeded by his principal...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 6, 2024

McCullar scores 19, Dickinson has double-double as No. 14 Kansas routs K-State, 90-68

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas rarely loses at Allen Fieldhouse, and even rarer do the Jayhawks lose there to Kansas State. On senior night? The Wildcats hardly seemed to have a chance. Kevin McCullar Jr. had 19 points in his farewell to the Phog, f...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 6, 2024

A GOP split thwarted election conspiracy promoters in Kansas and sank tighter mail ballot rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A deep split among Republican lawmakers in Kansas on Tuesday doomed proposals from election conspiracy promoters to upend how the state conducts elections and also sank an effort with broader GOP support to shorten the time voters...

 

Houthi missile attack kills two crew members in Yemen rebels' first fatal assault on shipping

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels on a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden killed two of its crew members and forced survivors to abandon the vessel on Wednesday, officials said, in the first fatal strike in...

 

Microsoft engineer sounds alarm on AI image-generator to US officials and company's board

A Microsoft engineer is sounding alarms about offensive and harmful imagery he says is too easily made by the company's artificial intelligence image-generator tool, sending letters on Wednesday to U.S. regulators and the tech giant's board of...

 

Few Americans want US more involved in current wars in Ukraine and Gaza, AP-NORC poll finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. navigates involvement in the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, few Americans want the country to take a more active role in solving the world's problems, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for P...

 

State of the Union: What to watch as Biden addresses the nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union speech is one of the biggest pieces of political theater every year. It's rooted in a simple requirement in the U.S. Constitution that directs the president to "give to the Congress Information of the State o...

 

Fed's Powell: Rate cuts likely this year, but more evidence is needed that inflation is tamed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell reinforced his belief Wednesday that the Federal Reserve will cut its key interest rate this year but said it first wants to see more evidence that inflation is falling sustainably back to the Fed's 2% target. P...

 

It's not just Elon Musk: ChatGPT-maker OpenAI confronting a mountain of legal challenges

After a year of basking in global fame, the San Francisco company OpenAI is now confronting a multitude of challenges that could threaten its position at the vanguard of artificial intelligence research. Some of its conflicts stem from decisions...

 

Nikki Haley suspends her campaign and leaves Donald Trump as the last major Republican candidate

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Haley suspended her presidential campaign on Wednesday after being soundly defeated across the country on Super Tuesday, leaving Donald Trump as the last remaining major candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination. Haley d...

 

Ancient stone tools found in Ukraine date to over 1 million years ago, and may be oldest in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ancient stone tools found in western Ukraine may be the oldest known evidence of early human presence in Europe, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The chipped stones, deliberately fashioned from v...

 

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