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Freedom anniversaries and birthdays

Happy Birthday To May 24: Cody Watson, Talhia Darr, Zearl Harris, Lance Gasset May 25: Kyle Wares, Linda Eden Banzel, Dever Elle Newby May 27: Bonita Stewart May 28: Jamin Shreeve, April Rankin May 29: Rowena Nickelson, Lane Nixon May 30: Kristin...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

The order of services Sunday, May 20, at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Candles lighted by Shay and Jack Wilson Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Woody Hamon Call to Worship: Psalms 32:1-11 led by Johnnie Sue Olson Opening...

 

Northwest Technology Center will have administrative transition

Earlier this school year, the Northwest Technology Center's Board of Education accepted the retirement resignation of Dr. Gerald Harris, superintendent, effective June 30. With 47 years of experience...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    May 24, 2018

Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons....

 

After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list

In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns. T...

 

Arizona educators consider altering evolution references

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Education is considering changes to school science standards, including instances when it may remove or alter references to evolution. The state's superintendent of public instruction said the proposed...

 

Lawyer: Illinois shooting suspect's mother legally owned gun

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — The lawyer for a 19-year-old charged with firing shots at an Illinois high school during graduation rehearsal says that his mother legally owned the gun he's accused of using. Sauk Valley Media reports that Matthew Milby Jr....

 

Lawrence bus monitor suspended after pepper spray incident

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A school bus monitor for the Lawrence school district was suspended and ticketed for battery after allegedly using pepper spray on a student. Lawrence police officer Drew Fennelly says the incident happened Friday afternoon...

 

Quakes lead to more wells being shut down or reduce volume

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Oil and Gas Division is directing some injection wells in north-central Oklahoma reduce injection volumes and others to stop operations. The directive issued Wednesday comes after the U.S....

 

Incoming Oklahoma Senate leader picks his deputies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The incoming leader of the Oklahoma Senate has selected his top lieutenants for the upcoming legislative session. Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat announced Wednesday he picked Sen. Kim David of Porter as the...

 
 By BILL HAISTEN    Regional    May 24, 2018

T. Boone Pickens celebrates 90th birthday in style in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Before December 2016, when he was staggered by the first of what would be multiple strokes, T. Boone Pickens was among the busier and more vibrant 88-year-olds on the planet. The Tulsa World reports five days a week, there were 6:30...

 

Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet...

 

Oklahoma City approves incentives for Amazon center proposal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officials have agreed to spend $1.7 million to help Amazon open a customer order fulfillment center in hopes of creating more jobs. The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to authorize job-creation incentives for...

 

2 Tulsa school officials regret voting for Lee name

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa school board members say they regret their earlier vote for an elementary school to keep the Lee surname of its previous Confederate namesake. Board Vice President Cindy Decker and President Suzanne Schreiber voted...

 

Seismologists find woman's body in eastern Oklahoma

LONGTOWN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman's body has been found in a wooded area in eastern Oklahoma. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says the body was found Tuesday by a team of seismographers who were drilling near Longtown. A...

 

More than $8M awarded to victim of cult in trafficking case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than $8 million was awarded Wednesday to a woman who alleged that the spiritual leader of a cult forced her to work without pay for a decade. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree of Kansas wrote in the order that Royall...

 

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