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ACT I Theatre to perform southern-fried wedding comedy

ACT I Theatre will provide theater-goers with a lively evening of entertainment when the cast of "Dearly Beloved" takes the stage on May 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Billed as "the Southern-fried... Full story

 

ECU Softball Ends Season at GAC Championship Tournament

BENTONVILLE, ARK. – After waiting for three days to actually start the 2019 Great American Conference Championship Tournament, the East Central University softball team fell 3-2 to rival Southeastern Oklahoma State. Scoring SEOSU 1st – E. Watson...

 

Baseball: Bison Top Second-Seeded SAU in GAC Opener

ENID, Okla. – Starting pitcher AJ Merkel turned in a complete game, scattering seven hits, as the fifth-seeded OBU baseball team knocked off No. 2 seed Southern Arkansas in the opening round of the 2019 Great American Conference Tournament...

 
 By Andrew Cox    Sports    May 5, 2019

Cheerleading: OBU's STUNT Advances to Semifinals at Nationals

NORMAN – The Oklahoma Baptist University STUNT Team complete day one of competition at the 2019 Stunt National Championships. OBU has advanced to the semifinals. The Lady Bison started off the day falling in a close match with Alma College,...

 

Softball: Storm Advance to GAC Title Game

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Southeastern used a three home run third inning to pick up a 7-4 win over Ouachita Baptist in the Great American Conference Tournament semifinals, earning the program's fourth trip to the GAC title game scheduled for Sunday...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    May 5, 2019

Baseball: SWOSU Upended by Arkansas Tech in GAC Opener

ENID, Okla. – SWOSU Baseball was limited to two hits on Saturday evening as they dropped a 5-2 decision to Arkansas Tech in their opening game of the Great American Conference Tournament at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid. With the loss,...

 

SWOSU Softball Falls to #14 Arkansas Tech in GAC Tournament Elimination Game

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – A valiant effort from the SWOSU Softball team came up just short as the Bulldogs fell 8-5 to No. 14-ranked Arkansas Tech in a GAC Tournament elimination game on Saturday morning at the Tiger Athletic Complex in Bentonville. The...

 

Ouachita Softball Makes History Beating SAU but Falls to SEOSU

Bentonville, Ark. – Tigers make history being the first eighth ranked team to knock off the number one seed. However, the fall in the end of the second game with a score of 7-4 to Southeastern Oklahoma. The Tigers began the day squaring off with to...

 
 By Mack Burke    Regional    May 5, 2019

University of Oklahoma hub gives entrepreneurs business tips

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Every business starts as an idea. Sometimes they grow from small seeds, others materialize in a flash, but they all had to start somewhere. Dr. Tom Lumpkin, director of entrepreneurship and economic development at OU's Price Co...

 

100-plus rally in protest of fatal Oklahoma police shooting

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than 100 people marched in the rain to protest the fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed teenager by police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. The group marched about a half mile (0.8 kilometer) Friday from the school...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 5, 2019

GOP thwarts governor's push to expand Medicaid in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's effort to expand Medicaid in Kansas this year died Saturday when enough moderate Republicans bowed to the wishes of the GOP-controlled Legislature's conservative leaders and ended an impasse that...

 

Former Kansas senator billed travel, food from home office

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A regulatory ombudsman hired by former Gov. Jeff Colyer billed Kansas taxpayers thousands of dollars for travel and food after his official workstation was quietly switched from a state office building near the Capitol to his Sa...

 

Manhattan-Ogden approves transgender student guidelines

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Manhattan-Ogden School Board has approved guidelines for transgender students in the school district. The board voted 6-1 Wednesday to approve the guidelines, after discussing the issue since December. The Manhattan...

 

Big Boy steam locomotive chugs to post-restoration debut

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of the world's biggest and most powerful steam locomotives is chugging to its big debut after five years of restoration work. Big Boy No. 4014 rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on...

 

Iguana thrown at restaurant manager in protective custody

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An iguana injured when a man pulled the lizard from under his shirt and threw it at an Ohio restaurant manager remains in protective custody at a humane society that is awaiting court permission to provide medical...

 

Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans

STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and...

 

2nd person confirmed dead after explosion at Illinois plant

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed, and the official death toll is expected to rise to fo...

 

All survive as plane carrying US military crashes into river

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A military-chartered jet carrying 143 people landed hard, then bounced and swerved as the pilot struggled to control it amid thunder and lightning, ultimately skidding off the runway and coming to a crashing halt in a...

 

7 Venezuelan military officers killed in chopper crash

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops, days after the opposition called in vain for a mi...

 

Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media on Sunday showed leader Kim Jong Un observing live-fire drills of long-range multiple rocket launchers and what appeared to be a new short-range ballistic missile, a day after South Korea...

 

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 6

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of heavy fighting that broke a month-long lull between the...

 

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy...

 

Some states seek to close loopholes in marital rape laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because wedding vows i...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin and the no-collusion chorus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "no-collusion" chorus sang loudly this past week, with President Donald Trump in full-throated roar and even Russian President Vladimir Putin chiming in. The upshot: substantial misrepresentations of what the special counsel's...

 

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