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 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2020

What did you do with the pockets?

What’s the latest fashion? Don’t ask me! I’ve never been a follower of the newest runway craze. When it comes to clothing styles, I’ve felt more like a victim as hemlines have risen and...

 

Jets' Gase: Both teams benefited from Adams trade to Seattle

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase is moving on and mostly taking the high road. The trade of Jamal Adams was still a hot topic Tuesday as New York Jets players begin filtering into the team's facility for the start of training camp, and the coach had a...

 
 By TIM REYNOLDS    Sports    July 29, 2020

Davis could miss Lakers' 1st game back after poke in eye

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Re-opening night is fast approaching, and Anthony Davis' status is uncertain. Davis, who left the Los Angeles Lakers' second scrimmage after getting poked in the eye and didn't play in the team's exhibition finale at...

 

Cardinals RHP Mikolas out for season with forearm surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm, creating an opening in the rotation. The Cardinals placed Mikolas on the 10-day injured list before...

 

Video Gaming Technologies to Celebrate Grand Opening of First-Ever The Hunt for Neptune's Gold™ Lounge at Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa

LAS VEGAS, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Video Gaming Technologies (VGT), Class II Innovations from Aristocrat, announced today the launch of the first-ever The Hunt for Neptune's Gold™ lounge at Osage Casino Hotel, Tulsa. A Class II fan-favorite,...

 

Kansas agency balks at releasing records for slain child

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency balked at releasing records about a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found this month, despite a 2018 law that aimed to make such documents more transparent. That law says Kansas...

 

Lawrence schools to begin online classes after Labor Day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence school district has decided to start its school year after Labor Day with at least six weeks of online learning because of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. School board members voted Monday to begin with...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 29, 2020

Oklahoma governor returns to office after 2-week quarantine

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has returned to his office following two weeks of isolating himself at home after he tested positive for the coronavirus. "I'm glad to be back in the saddle," Stitt said in a video statement on his...

 

Corvias Provides Major Renovations to Homes at Fort Sill

FORT SILL, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 28, 2020-- Corvias, a long-term solutions and management partner to the U.S. military, started the first stage of major renovations in the neighborhoods of White Wolf and Geronimo Acres at Fort Sill. These two...

 

Heavy rains in Oklahoma lead to high water rescues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped 8 to 9 inches of rain in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday led to high water rescues of at least 12 people in at least seven different locations, according to Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 29, 2020

Federal judge: Oklahoma tribal gaming accords renewed Jan. 1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma's tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti rejected...

 

Starbucks says it sees better times ahead as stores reopen

Starbucks' revenue shrank 38% in its most recent quarter but the coffee giant says it's recovering faster than expected as its stores reopen from coronavirus lockdowns. The Seattle-based company said Tuesday that it expects coronavirus-related...

 

GOP tucks $8 billion for military weaponry in virus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $1 trillion COVID-19 response package by Senate Republicans is supposed to give the government more weapons to battle the surging coronavirus pandemic. But GOP lawmakers have more than just the "invisible enemy" in mind....

 

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer's disease

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer's disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia. Developi...

 

AMC, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

NEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio's films. The standard...

 

Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

NEW YORK (AP) — What do Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? All are getting the Ken Burns treatment in the next few years. The PBS documentarian said Tuesday that he has eight projects in the...

 

On Football: Training camps' look defines strange times

Don't expect any footballs — or players — on fields at NFL training camps anytime too soon. No blocking sleds. No pass-rush drills. No whistles. As teams adhere to the medical protocols that wisely and necessarily have been ordered by the league...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To July 31: Monty Reed, Dallet Maddux, Rob Burnham Aug. 1: Whitney Davey Aug. 2: Ronald Kurz, Kanden Cook Aug. 3: Kyse Eagan Aug. 5: Blythe Benson Aug. 7: Jeanne Winn, Janet Linn, Stonie Stewart, Peggy Bilyeu, Lisa Bradt, Janelle...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Aug. 3: Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Doter Aug. 7: Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Stansberry, Mr. & Mrs. Trent Bliss Aug. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Elmore Aug. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Rick Brown Aug. 12: Mr. & Mrs. Ray Morris, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bowers (Note: Send...

 

Freedom Oklahoma American Legion Post #63: the Hatch-Vincent

In March of 1926 the National Organization of the American Legion awarded Freedom's Hatch-Vincent post its name and official Charter. There were 33 original members who worked hard at applying for the charter and pushing to get recognized for our...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, July 26, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude – Janell Reutlinger Announcements: Congratulations to Cooper and Meghan Eden on the birth of their son, Austin Christopher Eden. He was born July 20,...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 29, 2020

Good News Ranch cowhands wanted

The churches of Freedom will collaborate to bring the annual Vacation Bible School event titled “Good News Ranch.” This year’s VBS country theme will be held at the Freedom Christian Church (FCC). Patrons from both FCC and Freedom Methodist...

 

Group alleges greyhounds being trained with live rabbits

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two U.S. representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban greyhound racing nationwide, after an advocacy group released videos showing greyhounds being trained by chasing, mauling and killing live rabbits in...

 

State question to reduce incarceration rate headed to voters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking to further reduce Oklahoma's high prison incarceration rate announced Wednesday that its state question has qualified for the November ballot. The "Yes on 805" campaign said Wednesday was the expiration of a...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    July 29, 2020

Oklahoma reports 14 more deaths, 848 new coronavirus cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of the coronavirus team at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center said Wednesday that he believes the coronavirus is being spread by a younger age group and likely leading to an increase in virus-related deaths of...

 

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