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'Straight' Oklahoma man turns pickup rainbow for pride month

HULBERT, Okla. (AP) — Self-described "straight, country boy" Cody Barlow believes duct tape really can fix anything, including bigots. The 28-year-old college student from Hulbert, Oklahoma, recently decorated the tailgate of his pickup truck like...

 

Residents protest Tulsa County immigration contract renewal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some residents are protesting the Tulsa County Sheriff's decision to renew a partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to investigate people suspected of being in the country illegally. Tulsa County...

 

Oklahoma police say no vehicles hit in interstate shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say no vehicles were apparently struck when a man shot at passing motorists along Interstate 35 before being fatally shot by officers. Capt. Bo Mathews said Tuesday some motorists stopped at the scene...

 

Authorities: Man held woman at knifepoint, killed by police

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man holding a woman at knifepoint was fatally shot by law enforcement officers in southeastern Oklahoma. The OSBI says in a news release that the man was dead at the scene of...

 

Missouri Gov. signs 'Border War' truce; awaits Kansas action

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill aimed at stopping an economic border war with Kansas. Whether the bill signed Tuesday has any impact depends on Kansas officials. Both states have spent millions of dollars luring...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 12, 2019

Kansas Democrats planning ranked-choice presidential primary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats plan to have voters rank candidates rather than pick only one in a presidential primary set for May 2020. The party is moving away from its more traditional caucuses, trying ranked-choice voting and allowing...

 

Man on probation charged with taking dressing room pics

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Court records say a Missouri man secretly snapped pictures of a 15-year-old trying on swimsuits in a Kansas store as he began serving probation for photographing women in the dressing room of another store. The Kansas City Star...

 

Robbery suspect from Missouri killed at Kansas store

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man has been shot and killed while attempting to rob a suburban Kansas City cellphone store. KMBC-TV reports that the man killed at the Boost Mobile store in Overland Park, Kansas, has been...

 

New future planned for long abandoned Wichita amusement park

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The new owners of a long abandoned Wichita amusement park want to transform it into an outdoor event center and paintball range. The Wichita Eagle reports that the plan is set to go to the City Council next month after winning...

 

Hydroelectric plant operator seeks improved river management

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A hydroelectric power plant operator is calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to better manage reservoirs along the Kansas River as the region sees flooding and high water levels. Bowersock Mills & Power Company President...

 

Most Kansas inmates must wait for hepatitis C treatment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Despite a recent settlement of a Medicaid lawsuit involving people with hepatitis C, hundreds of the state's prison inmates will wait another year for the expensive treatment. Kansas News Service reports state prison officials...

 

Prosecutor: DNA connects Manhattan man to 4 assaults

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA from a Manhattan man who is standing trial this week has connected him to the sexual assaults of four women. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 18-year-old Tommie Baggett is charged with one count of...

 

Jury selection underway for Kansas triple homicide suspect

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a man charged in an October 2017 shooting that killed three people and wounded two others in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that...

 

University of Kansas chancellor takes turn at jury duty

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas chancellor had his turn at jury duty. Chancellor Douglas Girod served as the foreman of a panel that tried and convicted a defendant Monday of a single misdemeanor count of sexual battery. The...

 

Baby dies after being left in hot car in southern Kansas

ROSE HILL, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car in south-central Kansas. Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says emergency crews responded around 4 p.m. Saturday to a home near Rose Hill and...

 

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal...

 

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact with student

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A former elementary school teacher in the Phoenix area has been convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old student. Brittany Zamora, 28, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of sexual conduct with a minor, attempted molestation...

 

Teen pleads guilty to violence threats at Missouri schools

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old has pleaded guilty to threatening to commit mass shootings at several schools in northwest Missouri. Andrew Lemon on Tuesday pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat. The St. Joseph News-Press reports Lemon...

 

Jury selection underway for Kansas triple homicide suspect

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a man charged in an October 2017 shooting that killed three people and wounded two others in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that...

 

US gift to China questions enforcement of N. Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The meeting between acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Chinese counterpart began with all the hallmarks of a routine staged and scripted session between two uneasy rivals. First came the posed photo, as the two men...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 12, 2019

KDH hires architect firm to build Behavioral Health/Wellness Addition

At the May meeting, the Kiowa District Hospital board of directors elected to keep their officers the same: President Pat Myers, Vice President Jeff Miller, Secretary Jim Parker, Treasurer Chantae Simpson and Director Miranda Allen. Others attending...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 12, 2019

Cherokee School music teacher resigns

By Stacy Sanborn School board members in Cherokee met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting to take care of a few housekeeping items. They started with the approval of the consent agenda (comprised of routine items), which included the...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

Barber County Sheriff's Office (BASO) performed 34 traffic stops throughout the week. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) performed 18 traffic stops throughout the week. Kiowa Police Department (KWPD) performed 12 traffic stops throughout the...

 

Alfalfa County Marriage Filings

Marriage License Filings Theorda Lee Johnson III, Phoenix, Arizona, and Nicole Leanne Unruh, Aline: marriage license with certificate ($5)....

 

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