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Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation's largest American Indian reservation. Today, across the Navajo Nation, sit dozens of...

 
 By Mary Clarkin    Local    July 11, 2018

Wrongful death suit filed against Barber County Sheriff Small in Myers shooting

MEDICINE LODGE, Kansas – Barber County Sheriff Lonnie Small continues to face legal battles stemming from law enforcement’s fatal shooting of an unarmed Steven Myers, 42, last year. On Tuesday, Myers’ widow, Kristina Myers, as administrator of...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 11, 2018

Freedom Gates Boys Ranch hamburger feed and auction Saturday in Medicine Lodge

“About 15 percent of this evening is an auction. Some 85 percent is a huge thank you to the community,” Freedom Gates Boys Ranch (FGBR) President Michael Simpson said. Because of the support of area communities the FGBR at Hazelton, Kansas, can...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 11, 2018

Roberts retires as girls basketball coach, Dr. Miller attends first board meeting at SB

It was a super short meeting Monday night for the South Barber Board of Education as they took care of reorganizational items for the 2018-19 school year. Dr. Mylo Miller took his place at the school board meeting table for the first time since...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 11, 2018

Kiowa residents' LMI Surveys due Monday

If you are a resident of Kiowa, Kansas, and want a clean and available water supply coming out of your faucet, read further. If you or someone you know of has not completed their Low-to-Moderate Income Survey, encourage them to get it to the city...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 11, 2018

Kiowa's burn site to open a few hours, NO GRASS, ONLY LIMBS

Monday night at the Kiowa City Council July meeting during the public agenda a conversation erupted over the city's burn site about one mile east of Kiowa. Residents are unhappy they cannot take their tree limbs and grass clippings there as they have...

 
 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    July 11, 2018

Lynn Says

For the last few weeks, since the first of the year, I've had difficulty leading songs at Sunday church service held in the chapel at Bill Johnson Correctional Center. Thank goodness there's a trainee...

 

A Thai cave, an extraordinary tale and a captivated world

In the darkness, down the twisting stone tunnels and through the murky water, they awaited an uncertain future. Outside, under the skies of a modern planet, cameras and bystanders and a rapt global audience of many millions looked toward the remote...

 

Fast facts on key developments in the US-China trade war

WHAT'S HAPPENING European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid paying higher American tariffs. Tariff hikes are hurting companies that rely on a free flow of trade, said Mats Harborn of the European...

 

Stuck in trade war, US and China face uncertain path to deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the trade war between the world's two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unsettling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace. The United States insists that China abandon the...

 

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. Tesla Inc.'s announcement comes amid...

 

Test DNA of migrant kids only as last resort, ethicists say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's use of DNA testing to match migrant children separated from their parents is justifiable as a last resort, medical experts say, but raises a host of ethical problems. That includes the risk of damaging...

 

Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cargo ship delivered a fresh load of fuel, food, and other supplies for the International Space Station on Tuesday, making it in record time. The Progress MS-09 lifted off as scheduled at 3:51 a.m. (2151 GMT; 5:51 p.m. EDT...

 

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year. SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace...

 

Officers describe faint whimper, finding abandoned infant

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A faint whimper in the darkness was all it took. Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy Ross Jessop and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Nick Scholz rushed toward the sound after hours spent searching the Montana woods...

 

Lawyer to officials: Return spoon sculpture used in protest

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for an art gallery owner asked Connecticut authorities on Tuesday to drop charges against him and return a steel sculpture of drug spoon that was seized after being placed in front of a drug maker's headquarters...

 

Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland...

 

Police seek smooth suspect who stole $1,000 in razors

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — This suspect appears to be clean-shaven, but that didn't stop him from allegedly stealing $1,000 worth of razors from a Massachusetts store. The Braintree Police Department says they're seeking the public's help in tracking...

 

Murder charge filed against Oklahoma man in death of infant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma City have added a murder charge against a 22-year-old man accused in the beating death of an infant. KOCO-TV reports that the Oklahoma County district attorney's office filed a first-degree murder...

 

Man accused of yelling, causing plane to land pleads guilty

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Washington state man accused of screaming on a flight and causing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has pleaded guilty to a federal assault charge. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say 29-year-old Bolutife...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    July 11, 2018

Innocence Project: DNA frees Oklahoma man convicted of rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man who spent more than 30 years in prison for rape in southeastern Oklahoma is free after the Innocence Project presented DNA evidence it said excluded him from the crime. Court records show 56-year-old Perry Lott...

 

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