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Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To July 18: Brett Smith, Carol Jo Schultz, Melissa Nailon July 19: Cindy Pierce, Sue Mitchell, Chance Gerloff July 20: Lola Smith, Garrett Wares, Alicia Welty, Glenna Melkus, Robert Province, Deborah Page July 21: Debbie Costello,...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To July 22: Mr. & Mrs. Jerrod Reed July 25: Mr. & Mrs. Kent Bilyeu, Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Corby Bradt July 26: Mr. & Mrs. Merle Nickelson July 27: Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Hughes July 28: Mr. & Mrs. Zearl Harris (Note: Send...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, July 14, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Shay Wilson is running for Princess of the Freedom Rodeo. She is selling tickets to the rodeo. A thank you note from Darlien Kamas was...

 

For first time, 'read or fail' law is fully funded. Will it reduce retentions?

One of the state’s most contentious education initiatives, the Reading Sufficiency Act, is fully funded for the first time, with $12 million dedicated to fund supports for struggling readers in the 2019-20 school year. The reading law has for six y...

 

Health department warns about high temperatures for children's safety

As temperatures climb, so does the risk for heat-related illness due to hyperthermia (overheating). The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds parents that children’s bodies overheat easily, and infants and children under age 4 are...

 
 By Ashley Strehl    Local    July 18, 2019

Freedom begins rodeo events with 82nd annual Queen Kickoff

The 82nd annual Freedom rodeo and Old Cowhand reunion is just around the corner, which is one of this community's deepest and most treasured traditions. Rodeo events begin a month before, with the... Full story

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    July 18, 2019

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers,...

 

Man who fatally stabbed family tried to attack prison staff

LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a man serving life in prison for stabbing his parents and three siblings to death tried to attack prison staff with an 8-inch long "sharpened instrument." A DOC report first...

 

Disaster flooding aid approved for 41 Oklahoma counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 41 Oklahoma counties as a result of spring flooding and severe weather in the state. The storms produced historic flooding...

 

Couple wins one, loses one in lawsuits against Emporia State

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A black couple who filed separate discrimination lawsuits against Emporia State University won one lawsuit while the other was dismissed. The Kansas City Star reports a federal judge ruled Tuesday the university retaliated...

 

Wichita mother of 4 killed, boyfriend arrested

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old mother of four young children was shot to death at a southwest Wichita home and her boyfriend has been arrested. Spokesman Officer Charley Davidson said Elsey Puente was found suffering from a gunshot...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    July 18, 2019

Kansas to begin beer, wine sales at Memorial Stadium

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas announced Wednesday that it will begin selling beer and wine at home football games this season, joining a growing number of Big 12 schools to offer alcohol sales at sporting events. Cue the jokes about the Jayhawks'...

 

Lawrence will make bar managers get sex harassment training

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence city leaders have voted to require some bar and restaurant workers to get sexual violence intervention training. The Lawrence Journal World reports that the city commission adopted an ordinance Tuesday requiring the...

 

Lab technician 'fudged' wastewater data, official says

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita lab technician "fudged" the test results of sewage treatment plant wastewater that is dumped into the Arkansas River. The Wichita Eagle reports that Director of Public Works Alan King said Tuesday...

 

Pigs fall from truck; officer thinks dispatch said kids

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Confusion about whether pigs or kids had tumbled out of a vehicle in Kansas led to a humorous exchange between a dispatcher and an officer. Police in Riley County posted audio of the exchange on Facebook under the hearing,...

 

US Air Force warns against joke event to 'storm Area 51'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on Facebook that's attracted m...

 

All-white creature identified as rare albino porcupine

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A curious visitor to a Maine train museum that resembled a white throw pillow or perhaps a lost toupee turned out to be a rare albino porcupine. The young rodent turned up Tuesday at Seashore Trolley Museum in...

 

Deputies: Florida man tied up wife's lover, cut off penis

BELL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man held his wife's lover at gunpoint, cut off the man's penis and fled with it. News outlets report 49-year-old Alex Bonilla was arrested hours later on charges including aggravated assault. The...

 

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear...

 

Winners overlook rigged games' lack of fairness, study finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose. A new experiment, played out as a card game, shows that even when the deck is literally...

 

Memories of watching Apollo 11: 'You could hear a pin drop'

NEW YORK (AP) — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching. Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions witnesses to history. They huddled in front of televisions at home and gathered in...

 

AP's Apollo 11 anniversary book chronicles journey to moon

(EDITOR'S NOTE: "Apollo 11: An AP Special Anniversary Edition," available in paperback and e-book exclusively on Amazon.com , chronicles America's journey to the moon. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 12.) Footprints on the Moon There was...

 

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money. In the experiment, researchers...

 

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