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ECU's Leschber Named GAC Softball Freshman of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. – East Central University softball freshman Paige Leschber has earned her first Great American Conference honor, being named the GAC Softball Freshman of the Week for March 25. The Dripping Springs, Texas native, helped the...

 

Tucker & Priddy Become SWOSU's First WBCA All-Americans

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the 2019 NCAA Division II Coaches' All-America Team on Monday evening at a banquet preceding the Elite Eight in Columbus, Ohio. SWOSU's dynamic senior duo of Hailey Tucker...

 

Another All-America honor for OC's Clift, this one from the WBCA

ATLANTA (March 26, 2019) – Oklahoma Christian standout Addy Clift picked up her second All-America honor of the season late Monday, earning honorable mention on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Coaches' All-America Team....

 

Brictson tied for lead at St. Edward's Invitational

AUSTIN, Texas (March 25, 2019) – A sizzling second round gave Oklahoma Christian's Andres Brictson a share of the lead on Monday in the St. Edward's Invitational at Onion Creek Club's North Course. Brictson, a sophomore from Merida, Mexico, shot a...

 

Tech golf defies rankings and takes third place at Barry Invitational

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. — The Golden Suns topped two teams that are currently above them in national rankings in route to landing third place at the Barry Invitational. Tech carded a total score of 875 (+11) and finished just four strokes behind...

 

Harding's Ty Hoecker Named GAC Pitcher of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's eighth weekly honors for the 2019 baseball season. Henderson State's Brandon Pollock claimed the Player of the Week award while Harding's Ty Hoecker earned the Pitcher of the...

 

Harding's Amanda Fields Named GAC Softball Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's eighth weekly awards for the 2019 softball season. Arkansas Tech's Tymber Riley and Harding's Amanda Fields shared the Player of the Week honor; Southern Arkansas' Sydney...

 

HSU's Brandon Pollock Named GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Following a terrific stretch of play which helped lead Henderson State to four wins, Reddies' shortstop Brandon Pollock was named Great American Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Pollock was a...

 

SAU Softball's Wader named GAC Pitcher of the Week

Russellville, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced their weekly awards today, and a familiar name took home conference pitcher of the week honors. Junior Sydney Wader received the honor for the second time this season as the Vilonia...

 

Arby's manager charged in death of threatening customer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the manager of an Oklahoma Arby's restaurant has been charged in the fatal shooting of a customer who she said threatened her. Tulsa County jail records show 25-year-old Deionna Young is being held without bond...

 

Anger, hope from families and survivors of opioid crisis

A multimillion-dollar settlement in the nation's deadliest drug crisis brought no relief to Jodi Barber, whose 19-year-old son died of a prescription drug overdose. He became addicted to painkillers after breaking his collarbone. "The pain is always...

 

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive...

 

Oklahoma teen asks to withdraw guilty plea in teacher death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager wants to withdraw guilty pleas he entered to murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa. Seventeen-year-old Deonte Green pleaded guilty March 13 to first-degree murder and 19...

 

Suspect in man's death in Kansas arrested in California

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff says a man who was charged along with his mother in the death of a homeless man from Oklahoma has been arrested. The Cherokee County Sheriff's office said in a news release that Ty Bohlander was...

 

Restoration hopes for bank targeted by infamous bank robbers

BOLEY, Okla. (AP) — A building in central Oklahoma connected to one of the most infamous bank robbers of the 20th century could soon be restored, the founder of a historical preservation nonprofit said. In November 1932, three members of Charles...

 

Oklahoma City Council settles suit of ex-cop for $25K

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has approved a $25,000 settlement in an excessive force lawsuit against a former police officer who is serving a 236-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses. City Clerk Frances Kersey says...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 27, 2019

Abortion flap could cost Kansas governor her commerce chief

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly could be forced to replace Kansas' top business development official because of two small grants to a nonprofit group he previously managed from a fund tied to a late physician known nationally for...

 

Former Wichita church leader sentenced for embezzlement

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former executive director of Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita has been sentenced to probation for embezzling more than $100,000 from the church. Sixty-six-year-old Garland Egerton, of Wichita, was sentenced Tuesday to...

 

Grocery store employee wounds co-worker, kills himself

CHERRYVALE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a southeast Kansas grocery store employee took a co-worker hostage before wounding the man and fatally shooting himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the shooting happened Monday after law...

 

Man accused of kicking child, yelling slurs to stand trial

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who is charged with kicking a toddler and shouting racial slurs inside a Wichita grocery store has been found competent to stand trial. KWCH-TV reports a Sedgwick County judge on Tuesday ruled that Trace Riff could face...

 

Congress approves military promotion for Bob Dole

WASHINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas has been promoted from captain to colonel for his service in the Army during World War II. The Wichita Eagle reports both chambers of the U.S. Congress have unanimously passed a bill...

 

Missouri family farm overwhelmed by spring flooding

CRAIG, Mo. (AP) — In the late 1800s, the first members of the Drewes clan came to northwest Missouri and found a land that looked like their own back in Germany. They put down seed on a plot of land 3.5 miles south of Craig in Holt County. Nearly...

 

Judge with key role in Kansas' first LGBT marriage to retire

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge who played a key role in Kansas's first same-sex marriage has announced his retirement. The Kansas Office of Judicial Administration says Johnson County District Judge Kevin Moriarty will retire on June 28. In October...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

March 18, 2019 Deputy Maze responded to Highway 281 and Kansas State Highway 2 for reckless driver. Edwin D. Lenkner, Coats, driving a 2009 Grand Cherokee, hit a deer on Elm Mills Road. Unknown damage, no injuries, investigated by Deputy Maze. March...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 144 page 171: Billie J. Enz and Don Enz, wife and husband, grantors, convey unto Jose Alberto Salinas III and Kori Shea Leech, grantees, lot 13 and the west half of lot 14 in block 35 in the City of Kiowa. Joint tenancy...

 

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