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Patrol: 15-year-old dies in ATV crash in northwest Kansas

SELDEN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl has died in an all-terrain vehicle accident in northwest Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the ATV when it overturned shortly before 8 p.m....

 

Kansas City's smaller colleges could benefit amid pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's smaller colleges and universities say their size could benefit them amid the coronavirus pandemic, unlike many other schools that have been forced to make cuts. Several Missouri and Kansas colleges believe they...

 

Oklahoma death toll reaches 311 as virus outbreak continues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four more people have died in Oklahoma after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the state's death toll to 311, state health officials reported on Saturday. Another 111 Oklahomans have tested positive for the virus as the... Full story

 

Chadron State to pay $900K in settlement of Title IX lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College System will pay $900,000 to settle two lawsuits alleging Chadron State College failed to prevent dating violence that led to a softball player's 2015 suicide. Chadron State also will conduct suicide t...

 
 By Vida Volkert    Regional    May 24, 2020

Parts of Navajo water pipeline near completion amid virus

CROWNPOINT, N.M. (AP) — Growing up without running water or electricity in rural New Mexico on the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation in the 1950s, Daniel Tso contracted tuberculosis at the age of 5 and had to spend the next five years of his...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 24, 2020

Kansas GOP waits to see whether plumber's Senate bid surges

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The founder of a Kansas City-area plumbing company who is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas acknowledged Saturday that he would love to have a highly coveted seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee but doesn't...

 

Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of...

 

Trump's disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's cellphone rang earlier this week from an unfamiliar number: It was the White House calling to say President Donald Trump wanted to talk. The president congratulated Washington's mayor on...

 

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest

It all started with the dream of growing a rose on Mars. That vision, Elon Musk's vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now, those rockets will launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the Intern...

 

Western South Dakota aquaponic farm floats fresh food

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) — A Butte County couple is putting fish to work in a new aquaponic greenhouse, growing fresh, locally-grown lettuce that now lines Northern Hills grocery shelves. He is a Black Hills and Wyoming native, she's from northeast...

 

The Latest: New York Times' front-page lists virus victims

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: ...

 

Teen accused of dropping stray dog from balcony on video

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old North Carolina man accused of dropping a stray dog from a balcony and posting a video of it on social media was charged with animal cruelty, authorities said. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Man charged with reselling his medical marijuana

A man from Gate, Oklahoma, has been charged with selling marijuana illegally. Arlis Edward Badley, 19, of Gate, is charged with felony distribution of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana). This crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Woman charged with forgery on grandmother's account

An Alva woman has been charged with forgery after she allegedly wrote unauthorized checks on her grandmother’s account. Natosha Jean Faucett, 26, of Alva, is charged with forgery in the second degree, a felony. This crime is punishable by up to...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 24, 2020

Convicted sex offender arrested near Little Sahara

An Oklahoma Park Ranger stopped three men in ATVs and ended up arresting one. According to court papers, Ranger Kyle Hair was on duty at Little Sahara State Park on May 16. He was traveling south on U.S. Highway 281 about two miles south of Waynoka a...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    May 24, 2020

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

Eddie Sutton waited so long to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He couldn't hang on long enough to make it to the ceremony. The man who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to t...

 
 By JASON BLEVINS    Regional    May 24, 2020

Funds to build new Colorado state park in coronavirus limbo

DENVER (AP) — The deal went down on a picnic table in Broomfield on April 1. "The quietest acquisition of a $25 million property no one ever heard of," GOCO boss Chris Castilian said. With a notary public standing 6 feet away, a flurry of...

 

Man killed in shooting outside Kansas City convenience store

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a man died Sunday after being fatally shot outside a Kansas City, Missouri convenience store. Kansas City police spokesman Capt. David Jackson told the Kansas City Star that two vehicles pulled into an unnamed...

 
 By MARIAM FAM    Regional    May 24, 2020

Where seniors would have walked to graduate, names in chalk

As the pandemic upended commencement rituals across campuses, Kim Gaddie wanted to give the University of Oklahoma's class of 2020 a taste of tradition -- well, kinda. Armed with boxes of chalk, Gaddie, her husband and a few colleagues spent hours...

 
 By KELLI KENNEDY    Regional    May 24, 2020

Heading back to the gym? Doctors explain how to stay safe

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Are some workouts, like yoga or spinning classes, less safe than others? Should I wear a mask? Do I need more than six-feet apart in cardio classes where there's panting and heavy breathing? There are many legitimate...

 

Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks packed amid COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic didn't stop people from packing the central Missouri vacation hot spot of the Lake of the Ozarks for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, despite state social distancing orders. Crowds flooded some bars...

 
 By Kim Brent    Regional    May 24, 2020

'Martin House Man' friend of feathered friends

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Howard Orphey, 75, is the landlord many might wish they have. Unfortunately for those with two legs and opposable thumbs, he caters solely to two-legged, winged occupants. Martins are his tenants of choice. The migratory...

 

Former US Rep. Allen West recovering after Texas crash

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was recovering Sunday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash in Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. The post said West was driving...

 

Forced to adapt, businesses rethink how they make money

NEW YORK (AP) — Many business owners are changing the way they make money as they attempt to recoup revenue lost to the coronavirus outbreak. The changes can look subtle; for example, when owners of clothing stores decide to beef up their internet...

 

Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me. As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking up a future recovery that...

 

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