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Kings of Leon to play free show to open Oklahoma City park

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grammy-winning rockers Kings of Leon will help Oklahoma City debut its new downtown park with a free concert. Mayor David Holt announced Wednesday that the band whose members once lived in Oklahoma City will perform Sept. 27...

 

Oklahoma nears end to case in trial against drug makers

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is close to wrapping up its case at trial against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the consumer products giant and its subsidiaries helped fuel the deadly opioid crisis. Attorneys for the state on Wednesday continued...

 

Suspect in death of ex-Louisiana mayor arrested in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a man accused of fatally shooting the former mayor of a small Louisiana city has been arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa World reports that 39-year-old Oshay Booker was taken into custody Tuesday following a...

 

Some criminal charges dropped against ex-CFL running back

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors have dismissed felony charges against a former Canadian Football League player after a key witness failed to appear for a preliminary hearing. The Oklahoman reports prosecutors dismissed the case Tuesday...

 

Oklahoman booked for murder in death of 85-year-old mother

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a man accused of abuse and neglect of his 85-year-old mother earlier this month now faces a murder charge since she has died. Oklahoma County Jail records indicate that 54-year-old Carlton Leroy...

 
 By JAMES NEAL    Regional    June 27, 2019

Former Enid hospital nuns committed to loving and serving

ENID, Okla. (AP) — In Enid's not-too-distant past, a trip to the hospital could be as much a spiritual journey as a physical one, with nurses equally ready to tend to matters of medicine and faith. St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, originally...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To June 27: Karen Weaver, Matt Adair June 28: Dudley Winn, Dawn Page Juen 29: Jim Russell, Mckenna Nixon June 30: Ashtyn Pierce, Bradley Irving July 1: Maurice Farr, Cindy Wilson July 2: Shelsea Ferguson, Janell Reutlinger July 3:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To 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 July 8: Mr. & Mrs. Chuch Armantrout July 12: Mr. & Mrs....

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, June 23, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Janell Reutlinger Call to Worship: Psalm 115:1-11 led by Shirley Wagner Opening Hymn: “Leaning on the Everlasting...

 

Woods County Farm Service Agency holds county committee election informational meeting

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Lisa Higgins in Woods County reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting an informational meeting regarding the 2019 County Committee Election process on July...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    June 27, 2019

Freedom Museum hosts annual fundraising supper

Though Freedom is small, its history is long. That's why the Freedom Museum holds its annual fundraising supper every summer. On Friday, June 21, the Freedom Museum held the annual fundraising supper... Full story

 

Officer charged with helping woman with outstanding warrant

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer has been charged with helping a woman with an outstanding warrant avoid being located. Officer Charley Davidson, a police spokesman, said in a news release that Officer Matthew Powell was placed on...

 

Parents of slain Kansas City man sue gun maker, dealer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a slain Kansas City man are suing the manufacturer of the weapon used in the shooting and the dealer accused of selling it to a former fire captain who is charged in federal court with knowingly supplying fire...

 

Boys' mock government proposed eliminating women's vote

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — An organization that sponsors an all-male Kansas student mock government apologized after this year's teenage governor proposed eliminating the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote. The teenager from...

 

Kansas utilities run coal plants all year, costing millions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The way Westar Energy runs its coal plants in Kansas unnecessarily costs consumers millions of dollars a year through an obscure, if common, practice known as self-committing generation. The company essentially runs its...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 27, 2019

Kansas abortion ruling prompts new attack on death penalty

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty. Attorneys for five of the 10 men on death row in Kansas argue...

 

The end of an era for southeast Kansas health care

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic women's organization founded in Ireland in the 19th century, began providing health care in southeast Kansas with its establishment of the original 10-bed hospital in Fort Scott in 1886. One...

 

Central Texas Boy Scout uses WWI project for Eagle effort

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Missouri City high school student Grant Hanson is passionate about history and inspired both by World War I and those too young to fight who sacrificed their time and safety for the war effort. So when it came time for...

 

Development could encroach on historic black settlement

DEARFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A stop in the town of Dearfield 100 years ago would have looked drastically different. People of multiple races and ethnicities likely would have pulled up in their cars or on their horses to a cafe called the Lunch Room,...

 

Lawsuit calls Arkansas "ag-gag" law unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Arkansas state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups. Lawyers...

 

Report: Series of failures led to deadly leak at Texas plant

HOUSTON (AP) — A series of failures, including flawed equipment and inadequate safeguards, helped cause a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area chemical plant, according to a federal agency's final report on the deadly...

 

US told Palestinian economic plan must have political vision

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians cannot succeed without addressing the political elements of a Middle East deal, international financial chiefs and global investors said...

 

Better conditions for migrant children at troubled facility

CLINT, Texas (AP) — Migrant children being housed at a Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with...

 

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center, the first criminal counts in a case that already has seen USC offer t...

 

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