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Hillcat Women Finish Second at Hardscrabble Invitational

FORT SMITH, Ark. – With a 302, the second best team score of the day, the Rogers State women's golf team remained in second place in the final day of play at the Hardscrabble Invitational Tuesday at Hardscrabble Country Club. RSU's Mica Eastin c...

 

RSU Men in Fifth at Hardscrabble Invitational

FORT SMITH, Ark. – After two rounds of play at the Hardscrabble Invitational Monday the Rogers State men's golf team sits in fifth place just nine strokes out of second place with a 575 team total at Hardscrabble Country Club. Seniors Hagen B...

 

Suns set event record, finish third at Central Region Spring Preview

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Arkansas Tech women's golf team bounced back from a rough first round by shooting the lowest round in tournament history with a second round 300 (+12) to come away with a third place finish at the Central Region Spring P...

 

Johnson leads UAM Golf at Spring Regional Preview

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello women's golf team competed in the Spring Regional Preview both Monday and Tuesday this week, played at the Rivercut Golf Course. Leading the Blossoms was senior Lauren Johnson who placed i...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    April 12, 2017

Harding Baseball Homers Twice in Victory over Hendrix

SEARCY – Harding sophomore Ben Brauss hit a leadoff home run, and junior Chris Taylor added a two-run home run in the sixth to lead the Bisons to an 11-7 victory over Hendrix on a rain-soaked Tuesday at Jerry Moore Field. Every starter for Harding (...

 
 By Troy Mitchell    Sports    April 12, 2017

HSU Women's Golf Finishes as Central Region Preview Runners-up

In their final tune-up before the Great American Conference Championships, the Henderson State women's golf team finished as runners-up at the prestigious Central Region Preview in Springfield, Mo. The Reddies ended with a 620 team total after rounds...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    April 12, 2017

Some GOP lawmakers push against Oklahoma anti-abortion bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After years of trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, Derina Soles of Oklahoma said she was excited to attend her first ultrasound and find out the gender of the fetus she had been carrying about 18 weeks. But that excitement q...

 

Oklahoma hospital, 6 doctors agree to $1.6M settlement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says Norman Regional Hospital, a former hospital administrator and six doctors have agreed to pay a total of $1.6 million to settle allegations the false claims were filed for federal Medicare p...

 

Jury trial ordered for Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday said she couldn't accept a guilty plea from a man charged with beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant because the defendant refused to speak to her. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walk...

 

Former US congressman sues Oklahoma nonprofit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former U.S. congressman is suing Feed the Children, alleging he was ousted as the charity's CEO and president in retaliation for reporting irregularities to the state attorney general's office. J.C. Watts abruptly left the O...

 

Skeletal remains believed to be human found in east Oklahoma

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — Skeletal remains believed to be human have been found in eastern Oklahoma. Eufaula Police Chief Don Murray told reporters that a mushroom hunter found what appears to be a human bone in a wooded area north of Eufaula. Murray s...

 

Oklahoma finance officials warn more agency cuts may come

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma finance officials say declining revenue collections are forcing them to make withdrawals from various funds to make agency allocations this month and are warning state agencies that further budget cuts may be ordered. O...

 

Oklahoma Legislature honors 45th Infantry Division

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's adjutant general says members of the state's Army and Air Force National Guard are "protecting us at home and defeating our enemies abroad." Major General Robbie Asher spoke to a joint session of the Oklahoma L...

 

Oklahoma father charged in son's carbon monoxide death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an Oklahoma man with second-degree murder in the death of his disabled 8-year-old son, who was overcome by carbon monoxide last month. The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/2p17LKA ) that Noel Cruz, of T...

 

House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Democratic civil rights attorney running in the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's November victory has made the race surprisingly competitive for a Kansas House seat held by Republicans for mo...

 

Deaton to stand trial in Kansas before return to Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Multi-state crime spree suspect Alex Deaton's cases in Mississippi's Rankin County will be presented to a grand jury this month. But District Attorney Michael Guest tells WLBT-TV (http://bit.ly/2opyD60 ) that it will be a w...

 

Local education board in Kansas to change hiring procedures

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A school board in the southeastern Kansas is looking for a third party to review its hiring procedures after an inquiry by student journalists prompted an incoming high school principal to resign. Pittsburg School Board Vice Pr...

 

Nebraska's legal options limited in Kansas prairie smoke

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has limited legal options regarding the smoke carried into the state from Kansas ranchers who annually burn tallgrass prairie, a Lincoln attorney said. A group of ranchers in Kansas' Flint Hills burned around 2.3 m...

 

The Latest: Liberal blog's readers jump into Kansas race

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a Kansas House seat (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Readers of a liberal blog have donated more than $200,000 in less than a week to the Democratic candidate in a special congressional e...

 

Police: Necropsy shows Kansas police dog killed by suspect

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita, Kansas, say a post-mortem examination of a police dog shows that he was fatally shot by a suspect later killed by officers. A police spokeswoman, Sgt. Nikki Woodrow, said the March 28 necropsy on the 6...

 

Trump tweets for Kansas Republican in competitive House race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a "wonderful guy" is running for Congress whose help he needs on overhauling the health care and tax systems. Trump tweeted Tuesday about Republican Ron Estes, who is vying to fill the seat that opened w...

 

Wichita man sentenced in armed bank robbery

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in a Wichita bank robbery. The U.S. attorney's office says 30-year-old Andre Bryant, of Wichita, was sentenced Monday for robbing a Carson Bank branch in June w...

 

Veteran kills wife at school after failing to win her back

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school was a deeply religious Navy veteran who accused his newlywed wife of infidelity. They had separated and when he failed to win her back, he went to her special-education...

 

'Worst nightmare': Parents wait in agony after shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For Elizabeth Barajas it had been an hours-long nightmare waiting to learn the fate of the daughter she had dropped off at school a couple of hours before police reported gunfire in a classroom that left two adults a...

 

WSU being investigated by feds over handling of assault case

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The federal government is investigating how Washington State University handled a female student's allegations of sexual assault and harassment to determine whether the school violated federal gender-equity law. The U.S. D...

 

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