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Series Preview: Ranger offense must produce against solid pitching staff

The Northwestern Oklahoma State baseball team will welcome Oklahoma Baptist to Myers Stadium for their second straight home series this weekend. The Rangers put up a solid fight all weekend against nationally ranked Southern Arkansas in last...

 

2017 Spring football begins

Northwestern Oklahoma State starts their spring football season this week, and are very excited to get back on the field, following a four-month layoff. The Ranger coaching staff would like to extend an invitation to all fans and media who would...

 

Series Preview: Webb thrilled with newfound unity

The Northwestern Oklahoma State softball team will look to move even farther up the Great American Conference standings as they continue to come together as one following the most impressive series in recent memory. The Rangers traveled to No. 3...

 

Rangers win second straight over #3 Southern Arkansas, fight for series split

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Northwestern Softball and their recent string of success continued to impress the Great American Conference with a series split on the road against the No. 3 Southern Arkansas Muleriders (27-5, 17-3 GAC). The Rangers used timely...

 

Ranger linksters finish up pack spring invite

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's golf team concluded the Pack Spring Invite with a team score of 338 for the second straight day, placing them in fourth place for the tournament. The Rangers competed well throughout the day,...

 

Rangers find themselves just out of top three in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women's golf team competed well during the opening round of the Spring Pack Invitational in route to a team score of 338. The Rangers find themselves just one stroke out of third place to Dodge City...

 

Tarleton Tops Storm

EDMOND, Okla. — Southern Nazarene won two matches in singles, but couldn't overcome three losses in doubles in a 7-2 loss to Tarleton State Thursday at the KickingBird Tennis Center. Anna Garcia and Dragana Samardzic fell 8-2 at No. 1 doubles...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    March 31, 2017

Oklahoma Bar Association opens investigation of ex-AG Pruitt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Bar Association has opened an investigation into an ethics complaint against former state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, now administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a letter from the asso...

 

Man dies after collapsing while fighting Oklahoma police

KINGSTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who collapsed while fighting with law officers in southern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the man died Thursday after fighting with Kingston police...

 

Family of slain Oklahoma man says audio proves racial bias

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The attorney for an Oklahoma police officer accused in the shooting death of a black man says a potentially "prejudicial" audio recording should be barred from trial because it's inflammatory. Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby...

 

Number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma now stands at 84

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma is 84, up by 16 from the number reported last week. The Oklahoma State Department of Health said Thursday that none of the additional deaths occurred during the past week and the...

 

Oklahoma City man sentenced in infant daughter's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to causing his infant daughter's death. The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2olxH0j ) reports that 23-year-old James Ray Fuston pleaded guilty to...

 

Last of 3 Lincoln County jail escapees is recaptured

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the last of three inmates who escaped the Lincoln County jail earlier this month is now back in custody. Sheriff Charlie Dougherty told reporters that 41-year-old Sonny Baker was arrested Wednesday night in...

 

Oklahoma court upholds life prison sentence in woman's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a 25-year-old man convicted of dropping a cinder block on a woman's head to "put her out of her misery" after he had slashed her with a machete. The...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 31, 2017

Kansas governor vetoes expansion of state's Medicaid program

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' conservative governor vetoed a bill Thursday that would have extended the state's health coverage for the poor under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, setting up a likely showdown with the...

 

Kansas House passes regulation on abortion information, font

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion providers may soon be required to give women detailed information about the physician to perform the procedure using Times New Roman font. A bill that the House passed Thursday with an 87 to 37 votes also specifies...

 

Stranded motorist accused of stealing Samaritan's vehicle

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A woman is accused of stealing the pickup truck of a volunteer firefighter who had stopped to help her while she was stranded along Interstate 70 in Topeka, Kansas, then leading authorities on a chase. The Topeka...

 

Illinois farmers to transport hay to help Kansas farmers

FAIRMOUNT, Ill. (AP) — A convoy of trucks from Illinois is headed to Kansas carrying hay to farmers who've lost fields in wildfires that have caused widespread damage. Wildfires have burned more than 650,000 acres in nearly two dozen Kansas...

 

Criminal charges filed against 3 in Chandler hazing case

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa County Attorney's Office has filed criminal charges against three teenagers for hazing incidents at Chandler's Hamilton High School. Chandler police say the suspects were Hamilton High football players and the...

 

Arkansas House advances concealed handgun exemption bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law expanding where concealed guns are allowed in a vote that one lawmaker complained was a "no-win" choice between the University of...

 

Texas Senate approves scaled-back school voucher plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a major voucher plan offering state funding to children attending private and religious schools — but only after slashing its potential cost by limiting the number of eligible families...

 

Feds retain many post-pipeline spill corrective actions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials have decided to keep in place many of the corrective measures they ordered in December after a pipeline spilled about 530,000 gallons of oil in western North Dakota, which was one of the biggest spills in...

 

Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations. It's a major change...

 

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