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 By JOE REEDY    Sports    April 1, 2020

Familiarity helped Harris Jr., Bulaga choose Chargers

Chris Harris Jr. and Bryan Bulaga will be playing on different sides of the ball for the Los Angeles Chargers, but both cited a familiar trait about why they decided to sign with the team early in free agency — familiarity. Both players will be reu...

 

Bears finalize trade with Jaguars for quarterback Foles

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles on Tuesday. The Bears are banking on Foles — the backup quarterback who helped Philadelphia win a Super Bowl — to...

 

Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN. The NBA, the players' association and 2K announced the NBA 2K Players Tournament on Tuesday. Play begins Friday, and...

 

ONE Gas First Quarter 2020 Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled

TULSA, Okla., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS) will release its first quarter 2020 earnings after the market closes on Monday, April 27, 2020. The ONE Gas executive management team will participate in a conference call the fol...

 

Woman, 8-year-old girl shot, killed in Wichita home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities investigating the shooting deaths of an 8-year-old girl and her mother in their Wichita home said Tuesday they looking for the woman's boyfriend. Police found the bodies of 24-year-old Mickayla Sorell and her...

 

K-State brings back ex-player Southwell as assistant coach

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State brought back former player Shane Southwell as an assistant basketball coach Tuesday, rounding out Bruce Weber's staff after Brad Korn left to become the head coach at Southeast Missouri. Southwell was a standout...

 

Oklahoma surpasses 500 coronavirus cases, with 23 deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's total coronavirus cases surpassed 500 on Tuesday, with 84 new confirmations and six more deaths, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The department said there are at least 565 cases in 47 of the...

 

Arkansas may close some state parks over virus concerns

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas may temporarily close some of its most popular parks over concerns that large numbers of out-of-state visitors are crowding them during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday. Hutchinson said...

 
 By Jim Salter    Regional    April 1, 2020

Corps: Some levees damaged in 2019 still vulnerable

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With flood concerns already high in the Midwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that many levees on the Missouri and Kansas rivers that were damaged during devastating floods last spring remain vulnerable to high w...

 

Governor eases path to unemployment benefits

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly took steps Tuesday to address what she described as hundreds of thousands of calls to the state labor office by making it easier for Kansans to receive unemployment benefits as the number of coronavirus cases... Full story

 

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark crude oil rose 39 cents to settle at $20.48 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, fell 2 cents to close at $22.74 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline fell 1 cent to 57 cents a gallon. Heating oil fell 1 cent to $1.01 a...

 

Stocks fall, capping Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Tuesday to close out Wall Street's worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. The S&P 500 dropped a final 1.6%, bringing its loss for the first three months of the year to 20% as...

 

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a "rough two-week period" ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic...

 

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie "On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble...

 

COVID-19 deaths climb in NY; Chris Cuomo tests positive

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 300 new deaths in New York from the coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, a somber-sounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday as temporary hospital beds were made available in a city where some hospitals are...

 

Actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus at 76 in Britain

SYDNEY (AP) — Star Wars actor Andrew Jack has died in Britain as a result of the coronavirus, his agent said on Wednesday. He was 76. The actor, who also worked as a dialect coach, died in a hospital in Surrey on Tuesday, Jack's agent Jill...

 

Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk. New York City Mayor Bill...

 

Wisconsin court tells clerk to take down voter ID advice

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's conservative-leaning state Supreme Court ordered a Democratic clerk Tuesday to stop telling absentee voters how to get around voter ID requirements. People seeking absentee ballots online are required to upload...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To April 5: Mr. & Mrs. Ron Isenbart April 7: Mr. & Mrs. Pat McGinley, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Welty, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Nixon April 13: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Bradt (Note: Send corrections, additions to: [email protected] or call...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To April 2: Kareron Wilson, Eileen Gay, Colleen McGinley, Lisa Hepner April 3: Joshua Shreeve, Chuck Armantrout, Kaylin Ledford, Sherrie Kornele, Erin Ledford April 5: Darla Wise, Kevin Harris April 6: Shawn Darr, Mike Graff, Lindsay...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory April 1, there are 719 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Greer County has been added to the list of counties now required to come into compliance with Gov. Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls...

 

Son of Oklahoma City bomber accomplice held in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The troubled son of convicted Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is facing kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery charges in a Feb. 6 attack on a 67-year-old man in suburban Las Vegas, authorities said Wednesday....

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    April 1, 2020

Stitt: Up to 6,800 hospital beds needed for virus patients

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will need up to 6,800 hospital beds to treat coronavirus patients at the peak of the pandemic, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday. But Stitt acknowledged that scientists and health officers remain unsure when the peak...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    April 1, 2020

Oklahoma panel expected to declare revenue failure

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel led by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to declare a revenue failure for the current fiscal year as plummeting oil prices and dwindling tax collections batter the state budget. The Board of Equalization will meet...

 

3 people fatally shot at central Oklahoma convenience store

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Three people were killed and one was wounded early Wednesday in a shooting at a convenience store in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, police said. Two women and a man died in the shooting about 1 a.m. at an OnCue store in...

 

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