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ECU's Hankins Claims Second GAC Player of the Week Honor

RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. – East Central University softball senior Sable Hankins became the second player this season to claim her second Great American Conference Player of the Week honor. This time she claimed it for April 29 after the 2019 Senior...

 
 By James Hill    Sports    May 1, 2019

Golf: SNU to Compete in NCAA Central Regional for First Time

BETHANY - For the first time in school history, the Southern Nazarene women's golf team will compete at the NCAA Central Super Regional on May 6-8 at Muskogee Country Club in Muskogee, Okla. SNU was ranked 11th in the final regional rankings,...

 

ATU Softball: Riley named GAC Freshman of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas Tech freshman second baseman/designated player Tymber Riley was honored as Freshman of the Week by the Great American Conference, the league office announced Monday. Riley has turned in an impressive season in her first...

 

SAU Softball's Taylor named GAC Pitcher of the Week

Russellville, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced their weekly awards for the final time this season, and for the second week in a row and fourth time overall this season, SAU Softball's Victoria Taylor has been honored as the...

 

Bill seeking to allow concealed carry guns heads to governor

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Legislation sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt's desk allowing people to carry concealed weapons but not carry them openly is an "advancement," an Oklahoma gun advocate said. Don Spencer, president of the Oklahoma Second Amendment...

 

3.3 magnitude earthquake rattles parts of northern Oklahoma

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — No injuries have been reported following a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor was recorded shortly before midnight Monday about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south-southeast...

 

Man receives 40-year sentence for wounding Oklahoma officer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 35-year-old man convicted of wounding a Tulsa police officer in a shooting last year has been sentenced to 40 years in a federal prison. John Terry Chatman Jr. was sentenced Tuesday in connection with a July 3, 2018, shooting...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    May 1, 2019

Oklahoma high court nullifies medical abortion restrictions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a state law restricting access to drug-induced abortions is unconstitutional, the latest decision by the state's highest court striking down restrictions on abortions adopted by the...

 

Oklahoma governor appoints 5 to Board of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has named five appointees to the Oklahoma Board of Corrections. Stitt on Tuesday announced the appointments of retired corrections department deputy director Reginald Hines, psychologist Dr. Kathryn...

 

Oklahoma woman fatally shot by father-in-law, police say

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma woman was fatally shot by her father-in-law after arriving in a Walmart parking lot to pick her up children from her estranged husband. Alan Chaney of Ardmore was charged Tuesday with first-degree...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 1, 2019

Kansas governor names new appeals court judge amid lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' governor nominated a new judge Tuesday to the state's second-highest court, despite a lawsuit over whether she has the authority to fill the vacancy after withdrawing her first nominee over his past political tweets....

 

Lawmakers seek probe in heatstroke death of football player

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's U.S. House delegation called Tuesday for an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a Kansas community college football player from their state. The state's 12 representatives wrote to Garden City...

 

Kansas Medicaid patients can now get antiviral Hep-C drugs

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Medicaid beneficiaries in Kansas infected with Hepatitis C will be able to receive the treatment they need regardless of how far their disease has progressed, according to a settlement. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree on...

 

Suspect in sheriff's shooting, father found dead

STERLING, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the 2015 disappearance of his girlfriend shot and critically wounded a Kansas undersheriff who attempted to arrest him on a federal firearm charge, then killed his own father and shot a sheriff in the leg be...

 

Official: Contraband drugs probed in 4 Kansas inmate deaths

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' corrections secretary said Tuesday that officials believe contraband drugs could be involved in the recent deaths of four inmates at three prisons but are awaiting autopsy and lab results to determine the substances....

 

Kansas' female high school wrestlers to get own tournament

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will host its first state-sanctioned high school wrestling tournament for girls only next year. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Kansas State High School Activities Association board voted Friday to add girls...

 

Kansas tornado was small, but still caused damage

PAOLA, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado near the eastern Kansas town of Paola was a small one, but it was still enough to cause damage. The Kansas City Star reports that the twister with winds estimated at 80 mph to 85 mph...

 

Emperor Naruhito takes throne day after his father abdicates

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new Emperor Naruhito will perform his first ritual Wednesday hours after succeeding his father on the Chrysanthemum Throne. Naruhito will receive the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel as proof of succession at the ceremony an...

 

Synagogue shooter struggled with gun, fled with 50 bullets

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a 19-year-old gunman fired at least eight rounds into a California synagogue, he stopped to fumble with his semiautomatic rifle and then fled with 50 unused bullets, prosecutors said Tuesday. In his first court appearance, Jo...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtai...

 

Minneapolis officer convicted of murder in 911 caller death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was convicted of third-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape, a rare guilty verdict for an...

 

North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A shooting on a North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and causing panic across campus on the last day of classes. UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown late...

 

Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass

THANNAMUNAI, Sri Lanka (AP) — The checkpoints started just outside of an east Sri Lanka village, the strictest seen in the days after Islamic State-aligned militants launched suicide attacks that killed over 250 people. The trucks stopped first,...

 

Mueller frustrated with Barr over portrayal of findings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller expressed frustration to Attorney General William Barr last month about how the findings of his Russia investigation were being portrayed, saying he worried that a letter summarizing the main...

 

Clashes rock Venezuela as Guaido urges opposition uprising

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaidó took a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, taking to the streets Tuesday to call for a military uprising that drew quick support from the Trump administration and...

 

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