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 By Eric Tucker    Regional    June 28, 2018

FBI holds summits on preventing mass school shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI leaders and local law enforcement officials are studying shootings in schools to piece together trends and come up with ways to prevent future violence, officials said. The FBI on Wednesday hosted a daylong session at its...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To June 28: Dudley Winn, Dawn Page June 29: Jim Russell, Mckenna Nixon June 30: Ashtyn Pierce, Bradley Irving July 1: Maurice Farr, Cindy Wilson July 2: Chelsea Ferguson, Janell Reutlinger July 3: Shawn Walker, B.G. Laughton July 4:...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2018

Freedom man receives head injuries in wreck

A Freedom man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Friday near Woodward. Jeremy Hopper, 33, of Freedom, was transported by Air-Evac to St. Mary’s Regional Hospital in Enid. He was then taken by ambulance to OU Medical in Oklahoma City where he...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, June 24, the Freedom United Methodist Church order of services was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley Call to Worship: Psalm 85 led by Shirley Wagner Opening hymn “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” led by...

 

Medical Marijuana: What the research shows

One of the central issues in the debate over the medical-marijuana question on Tuesday’s election ballot is whether scientific research confirms that marijuana can offer health benefits. Up to now, a marijuana-derived drug had not been approved as...

 

Oklahoma governor: Vote opens door to recreational marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she respects voters' wishes but is concerned that the approval of medical marijuana "opens the door" for recreational use. Voters easily approved a state question Tuesday to allow cannabis to be...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    June 28, 2018

You're getting a new Medicare card

Your new Medicare card is coming soon. From now until April 2019, Medicare is mailing new cards to the more than 60 million Americans with Medicare. The 713,000 Oklahomans with Medicare will begin receiving their cards this week. The new cards will...

 

School district paid $2.2M in settlement over sexual abuse

DENVER (AP) — Documents show a Colorado school district paid $2.2 million as part of a confidential agreement to settle a federal lawsuit filed against it. The lawsuit contended that school administrators failed to report to police complaints...

 

Ohio professor arrested in Missouri on sex charge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A professor at Miami University in Ohio has been indicted on charges of traveling to Missouri to have sex with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The U.S. attorney's office says federal grand jurors returned the...

 

Colorado GOP confident heading into governor's contest

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates wasted little time Wednesday in staking out their starkly contrasting visions — one liberal, one aligned with President Donald Trump — in a state whose unaffiliated...

 

How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base...

 

US postpones high-level dialogue with India

NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States on Wednesday announced postponement of a high-level dialogue with India scheduled for next week in Washington, D.C., without assigning any reasons even as its ambassador to the United Nations met with top Indian...

 

Western powers worry over transfer of Libyan oil terminals

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S., France, Italy and Britain say they are concerned about the self-styled Libyan National Army's decision to hand over management of vital Libyan oil terminals to a rival firm controlled by an interim government in the east. In...

 

South Sudan's warring sides agree to permanent cease-fire

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday agreed to a permanent cease-fire to take effect in 72 hours, as long-suffering citizens wondered whether this latest attempt at peace would fall apart as well. South Sudan's...

 

US begins to dismantle Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday began dismantling the sanctions relief that was granted to Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, a step that follows President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the international accord. The...

 

Survey: Exercise and obesity are both rising in US

NEW YORK (AP) — It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese. About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each week to meet government...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    June 28, 2018

Health official: Will be ready to implement marijuana law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's interim health commissioner says the state Department of Health will be ready to implement a new law allowing medical marijuana. Tom Bates said Wednesday the agency has been working to develop rules and regulations...

 

Arizona court: Hashish not included in medical marijuana law

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that hashish does not qualify as a protected drug under the state's medical marijuana law. The court's ruling came Tuesday in the case of Rodney Jones, a card holder in the state's...

 

Officials: 15 were hurt in deadly Texas hospital explosion

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities now say 15 construction workers were hurt, most from blast and burn injuries, in an explosion at a Central Texas hospital that killed one man. Officials at a news conference Wednesday did not provide the...

 

Report: New Mexico falls to last place in child well-being

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As the number of children living in poverty and without health insurance increased in New Mexico, the state fell to last place nationwide in child well-being, a new report released Wednesday showed. The state's standing in...

 

Approval of drug derived from cannabis not necessarily a win for weed

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The Food and Drug Administration on June 25 approved for the first time a drug made from cannabidiol (CBD), a molecul...

 

The Latest: Health official: Oklahoma prepped for marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's primary election (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Oklahoma's interim health commissioner says the state Department of Health will be ready to implement a new law allowing medical marijuana. Tom Bates said W...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 28, 2018

Bank of Freedom featured in historical publication

An article in the Chronicles of Oklahoma, a quarterly publication of the Oklahoma Historical Society, tells the story of banking in one of the state’s smallest communities. “Banking in Oklahoma’s Smallest Certified City: Alva State Bank and...

 

Trump softens trade stance toward China and raises optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump de-escalated a confrontation with China on Wednesday, dropping plans to impose strict limits on Chinese investment in U.S. technology companies and instead urging Congress to strengthen existing laws that...

 

More delay, cost for NASA's next-generation space telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's next-generation space telescope has been delayed yet again at a staggering cost of $1 million a day. For the third time in less than a year, the space agency announced a lengthy postponement Wednesday for the...

 

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