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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To June 20: Kirk Brown, Jeffery Lewis June 21: Melba Artz, Janea Ferguson, Lisa Hughes June 22: Cari Parks, Dani Winn, Tanner Wagner, Marvin Woodall June 23; Terry Welty, Billy Beer, Darwan Tolle, Earnest Tolle, Trista Wilson June 24:...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Anniversary To June 24: Mr. & Mrs. Bill Burkhart June 28: Mr. & Mrs. Andy Newby June 29: Mr. & Mrs. Eldon Murray, Mr. & Mrs. Dale Wares July 1: Mr. & Mrs. Mark Flock, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Russell July 2: Mr. & Mrs. Gary Earnest (Note: Send...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger On Friday, June 21, Freedom Museum will have their fundraiser dinner at the Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Contact a...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 20, 2019

Woods County Conservation District presents new five year plan

Last Wednesday, June 12, the Woods County Conservation District (WCCD), board met for their monthly meeting to discuss their agenda. At 2 p.m. on June 12 they held a public meeting in order to...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    June 20, 2019

Two Rangers earn national titles

ALVA, Okla. – Reaching the pinnacle of one's sport is the dream of every athlete. Taylor Munsell and Bridger Anderson have done that for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo team. They...

 

DOUGLAS HOLLON WALKER

Douglas Hollon Walker, 53-year-old Freedom, Oklahoma, resident passed away on Friday afternoon June 7, 2019, in OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after major illness. Doug’s parents were Wesley Walker and Beverly Hollon. Doug was born in...

 

Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas/Fort Worth was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger. The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday...

 

Dogwalker camp in Norman offers fun, advice to children

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Annie's Ruff House is in the business of caring for dogs, but it recently offered something a little different. The Norman Transcript reports the doggie day care and boarding studio began its new Leader of the Pack Dogwalker...

 
 By CYDNEY BARON    Regional    June 20, 2019

New leader of Claremore Main Street shares Route 66 passion

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Jacob Garrison is your guy. The Claremore Daily Progress reports to anyone looking for someone with passion and love for Claremore, or looking place to share their ideas or get answers, Claremore Main Street's new executive...

 

New Oklahoma law means vehicle tags must remain with owners

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — If you like your car tag, you can keep it. The Tulsa World reports in fact, after July 1, you're not going to have much choice in the matter. That's when a law passed in 2018 goes into effect. It fundamentally changes the car...

 

Oklahoma medical examiner testifies in state opioid lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's chief medical examiner shared tragic details about the opioid-related deaths of about three dozen residents during testimony in the state's lawsuit alleging drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and some of its...

 

Server at OU restaurant sues former university administrator

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A server at a University of Oklahoma campus restaurant is suing a former top OU administrator, alleging the man groped and kissed him inappropriately on several occasions. Twenty-four-year-old University Club employee Levi...

 

Shooting victim rescued by Uber driver near Stillwater

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an Uber driver rescued a woman who had been shot and left to die along a road in Washington County. A 23-year-old St. Paul man, suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, is charged with attempted murder and...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 20, 2019

State universities won't hike tuition for Kansas undergrads

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State universities will not increase tuition this fall for undergraduate students from Kansas, but the board overseeing higher education boosted rates for other students Wednesday. Kansas Board of Regents members said they...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 20, 2019

ACLU attacks restrictions on protests in Kansas Statehouse

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge Wednesday to make it easier to protest inside the Kansas Statehouse, as some members of the Republican-controlled Legislature worry that liberal demonstrators have become...

 

APNewsBreak: Man 'mad as hell' Kansas shuts racial bias case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A black man who was detained by police while moving into his home said Wednesday that Kansas regulators investigated his racial bias complaint and closed the case with no further action. "I'm mad as hell," Karle Robinson told...

 

Affidavit: Meth-filled revenge plot led to deadly stabbing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Court records say a man charged with helping his girlfriend fatally stab her ex-stepfather told Wichita police that the couple was seeking revenge because of past sexual abuse. The Wichita Eagle reports that an affidavit was...

 

Wichita State has groundbreaking for student-athlete center

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State's new center for student-athletes is one step closer to reality. The school held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for its $13.8 million Student-Athlete Success Center close to where it will be constructed near...

 

Police say man's death in Topeka considered a homicide

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say the death of a man whose body was found inside a home is being investigated as a homicide. The victim, 36-year-old John Waller, of Topeka, was found dead Monday at a central Topeka house. Police Lt. Andrew...

 

Scientists record singing by rare right whale for first time

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It's not America's Top 40, but it's a cutting edge song. Federal marine biologists for the first time have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet, the North Pacific right whale. National Oceanic and...

 

Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed. The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership found 37.7% of honeybee colonies died this past winter, nearly 9...

 

EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted...

 

Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to. The Asian mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, has been losing ice at a rate of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's boasts, blasts and promises at rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted with abandon in launching his 2020 re-election campaign, overreached in excoriating his critics and promised progress on his border wall and health care that is improbable at best. In those...

 

Mexico's Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico's upper chamber voted 114 to...

 

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