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OBU Outslugs No. 1 UAM to Reach GAC Final

ENID, Okla. – The Bison outslugged top-seeded UAM to advance to the championship series in the Great American Conference Tournament. The hot-hitting OBU lineup recorded 15 hits en route to handing GAC Pitcher of the Year Matt Lundh his first...

 

Golf: Eagles still tied for lead in Super Regional as play suspended

AMARILLO, Texas (May 7, 2019) – Lightning and thunderstorms near Amarillo Country Club prematurely ended Oklahoma Christian's afternoon on Tuesday in the NCAA Division II West Super Regional, but until then, the Eagles kept cruising atop the...

 

Wonder Boys' season ends in extra-inning heartbreaker at GAC tourney

ENID, Okla.– Harry Gard and Zack Kesterson both turned in three-hit performances, leading a crew of five Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys baseball players to rack up multiple hits, but the Wonder Boys baseball team (29-23) was unable to overcome a late...

 

Golf: Golden Suns in first after round 1 of Central Region Championships

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The round's only individual under-par performance by Peerada Piddon has Arkansas Tech in first place after the first round of the NCAA Central Region Championships at the Muskogee Country Club. The Golden Suns carded a total of...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    May 8, 2019

Harding Baseball Wins in 10, Plays Again at GAC Tournament

ENID, Okla. – Harding junior right-hander Ryder Yakel recently received first-team All-Great American Conference honors as a relief pitcher. Monday at the GAC Tournament, he showed why. Entering in the seventh inning, Yakel did not allow a hit and...

 

Suspect pleads not guilty to Oklahoma drug conspiracy case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A northeastern Oklahoma gang member allegedly involved in distributing $10 million worth of cocaine from Mexican drug cartels has pleaded not guilty to a variety of drug and conspiracy charges. Court records show 47-year-old...

 

Oklahoma alcohol taxes up after new regulations approved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voter-approved changes in Oklahoma's alcohol laws have boosted state sales tax collections on alcohol. Regulations that went into effect in October allow grocery and convenience stores to sell strong beer and wine and...

 

Oklahoma ex-oil executive sentenced to 6 years in prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former oil company executive in Oklahoma has been sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering. Federal prosecutors say Kevin Wieck of Cromwell was sentenced Monday to 72 months after being convicted...

 

Wichita police: 7 injured when car hits van

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say seven people were injured after a vehicle driven by a teenager crashed into a van carrying disabled people. KSN-TV reports Sgt. Bill Stevens says the seven people in the van were taken to the hospital but...

 

Kansas lawmaker arrested for DUI, vehicle found in ditch

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his vehicle was found in a ditch in east Topeka. Police said officers found Democratic state Sen. Vic Miller of Topeka uninjured inside his...

 

Wichita man to bike 1,000 miles to honor daughter's death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — For most of her 34-year life, Bridget Harrison lived with perfection and pain. With an IQ of more than 200, she graduated from Wichita East High School's IB program with enough college credits to enter college as a sophomore,...

 

Massachusetts couple gives $20 million to Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple is donating $20 million to Kansas State University's College of Business Administration. The college said in a news release that the gift from Paul and Sandra Edgerley of Brookline, Massachusetts, will...

 
 By Kathy Hanks    Regional    May 8, 2019

Former Kansas poet laureate donates work ahead of move

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas poet Denise Low will be pulling up stakes and heading west this summer. In preparation for a move to California, she has been decluttering her life. It helped that the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University...

 

Police ID driver who died after Council Bluffs chase

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a driver who died following a three-vehicle chase and shooting in Council Bluffs. Police say 18-year-old Ethan Edgar, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was killed. Police say the incident began when a...

 
 By Jim Salter    Regional    May 8, 2019

Another levee in danger as seemingly endless flood continues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents of a small Missouri town were busy Tuesday sandbagging yet another levee being threatened by a seemingly ceaseless flood. The Pin Oak Levee protects a little over 100 homes in the low-lying area of Winfield, a...

 

Man jailed after 8-year-old girl escapes attempted abduction

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man trying to kidnap an 8-year-old girl ran away when she started screaming. Police Capt. Brent Allred said the girl was playing outside a Wichita motel Sunday with her 8-year-old cousin when a man...

 

Kansas water park where boy died appears unlikely to open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated isn't hiring lifeguards, advertising or selling tickets with less than a month left before its typical Memorial Day weekend opening date, underlining speculation...

 

Inmate dead in jail cell suspect in death of Army veteran

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County authorities say a man charged with killing an elderly Army veteran was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday. The sheriff's office said in a news release that preliminary reports indicate 36-year-old Austin...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 During this day there was one traffic stop. 3:18 p.m. – Report of water over the road on U.S. Highway 64 and County Road 610. 3:44 p.m. – Report of water over the road at junction of state highways 8 and 45. 4:07 p.m. ...

 

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...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

April 29, 2019 Richard L. German, Coldwater, driving a 2006 Dodge Dakota struck a deer west of Medicine Lodge on Highway 160. Over $1,000 damage, no one injured. Accident investigated by Sgt., Paasch. Sgt. Paasch and Deputy Woods assisted Kansas...

 

Kiowa and Medicine Lodge police departments activity reports

April 30, 2019 Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) investigated a suspicious vehicle on N. Iliff Street. Kiowa Police Department (KWPD) performed a VIN inspection on Main Street. MLPD investigated a possible harassment on W 1st Street. May 1,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 8, 2019

Four new teachers hired; strategic plan approved for Alva Schools

Monday evening the Alva Board of Education voted to hire four new teachers for next school year on one year temporary contracts. Lincoln Principal Madison Williams introduced Connie Steele who will te...

 

Police: Shooting suspect lied about being a bail bondsman

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man who shot and wounded another man outside a Topeka motel falsely claimed that he was a bail bondsman who was attempting to take a suspect into custody. Topeka police say 36-year-old Durante Dewayne Jones...

 

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