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Reding Powers Hillcats to Doubleheader Sweep of Newman With Three Home Runs, Walkoff

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Rogers State picked up a doubleheader sweep of Newman University Friday evening, winning 5-3 in game one and 8-7 in extra innings in game two. Tailee Reding hit three homeruns on the day and had the game-winning, walk-off hit to...

 

Wonder Boys drop series finale to Oklahoma Baptist

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – A seven-run seventh inning blew open the series finale between the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys baseball team (20-10, 14-4 Great American Conference) and Oklahoma Baptist (17-11, 12-6), as the Bison came away with a 13-2 win over...

 

A Comeback and a Shutout: Harding Sweeps Southern Nazarene

SEARCY – Harding used a comeback and a shutout to finish off a three-game Great American Conference series sweep of Southern Nazarene Saturday at Jerry Moore Field. Harding erased a three-run deficit to win 8-5 in game one and scattered six...

 

Harding Women's Tennis Sweeps Rhodes

SEARCY - Harding women's tennis won its 10th match of the season Saturday with a 9-0 nonconference victory over NCAA Division III Rhodes College. Harding won all three doubles matches and swept the six singles matches, only losing one set. Harding...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    March 24, 2019

Henderson Stays Hot, Sweeps SWOSU on Saturday

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State erased a 5-0 deficit to storm back and win game one 8-6 on Saturday, then used a fast start in the second contest to hold on for a 5-3 victory and sweep Southwestern Oklahoma State in the weekend series at Clyde...

 

Offense powers #5 Muleriders sweep of Savage Storm

Magnolia, Ark. – The fifth-ranked SAU Softball team completed a sweep of Southeastern Oklahoma State on Saturday, with the Mulerider offense going for ten extra base hits and eighteen runs over the two games. It was the bottom of the Muleriders...

 

Replacing Oklahoma City canal lights to begin by next year

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officials say work to replace the lighting system along the Bricktown Canal will be underway by next year. The city now has an architects' report recommending safety features not in place when 23-year-old Wesley...

 

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren't why the money is suddenly available....

 

US reacts to end of Mueller probe with relief, skepticism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation finished but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their long-cemented positions on President Donald...

 

Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters. No one — not even Kahler's attorneys — disputes that...

 

Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York...

 
 By Dan Elliott    Regional    March 24, 2019

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclusion and healing, and the balm that sometimes...

 

Pope replaces Santiago bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he was placed under criminal investigation in the country's spiraling church sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Francis accepted...

 

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is...

 

Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen set off a suicide car bombing and then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said. It was the latest attack...

 

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

 

US-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group...

 

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election. McCain can't respond but his record speaks. Trump misrepresented it, on...

 

Republicans cheer, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans cheered, Democrats scoffed, and as the first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation emerged Sunday, just about the only thing they agreed upon was that the fight wasn't over. The four-page summary of...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    March 24, 2019

Oklahoma moves to stop towns from fees, bans on plastic bags

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering legislation to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags, a measure that officials in one Oklahoma community say encroaches on their search for an...

 

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Oklahoma homeowner

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say they've arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a homeowner. Authorities say Anthony Ahaisse was taken into custody early Saturday following a high-speed pursuit. Tulsa County...

 

Troopers say camper drowns in southwestern Oklahoma lake

HOBART, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a camper has drowned in a southwestern Oklahoma lake. Troopers say the body of 36-year-old Kyle Robert Burkitt of Macomb was recovered on Saturday from Tom Steed Lake, about 99 miles southwest...

 

Kansas lawmakers eye bill to address social worker shortage

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Low pay, challenging work and years of declining state funding have made it difficult to hire and keep qualified social workers in Kansas. Making matters worse, advocates say, is the state's unusually high certification and...

 

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