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Kansas county urges nearly all residents to wear masks again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Public health officials in one of Kansas' most populous counties are urging nearly every resident to wear a mask in schools and other indoor public spaces because of the faster-spreading COVID-19 delta variant. The...

 

Woman unaware she had $39M lottery ticket in purse for weeks

BERLIN (AP) — Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million). Lotto Bayern said Wednesday that the 45-year-old woman was the sole winner...

 
 By EDDIE PELLS    Sports    July 29, 2021

U.S. women's hoops team captures 3-on-3 Olympic gold

TOKYO (AP) — Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from Final Fours, national titles, All-America honors and even some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The U.S. team of...

 

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    July 29, 2021

Woods County Covid cases increase to 20

Only two counties in Oklahoma, Alfalfa and Beaver, are in the low risk green level for Covid-19, according to information released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health on July 28. Woodward... Full story

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To July 29: Courtney Wares, Kylee Harper, Kelsey Harper 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,...

 

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 Aug. 19: Mr. &...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, July 25, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Announcements: We are on Facebook, live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. VBS is scheduled for August 3, 4 and 5 – from 6 p.m. to...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 29, 2021

Healing with touch

Valerie Brown, 44, first moved to Freedom in 1991 when she was 13, and the kindness and welcoming embrace the town offered her family has never left her. "My grandpa worked for Cargill, but we lived i... Full story

 

Infrastructure deal: Senate ready to move ahead on $1T bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a $1 trillion infrastructure package, with the Senate ready to begin consideration of a key part of the administration's agenda. An evening...

 

First sign of animal life on Earth may be a sponge fossil

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Around a billion years ago, a region of northwest Canada now defined by...

 

Downtown Oklahoma City arena renamed Paycom Center

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced an exclusive 15-year naming rights partnership to rename the city's downtown arena after Paycom, a local company that offers online payroll and human resources services to employers....

 

No hazard leave for unvaccinated Tulsa city employees

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — City employees in Tulsa who are unvaccinated for the coronavirus will not receive hazard leave if they contract the illness, Mayor G.T Bynum said. Hazard leave is paid leave that is not counted against sick days or vacation...

 
 By MARK KENNEDY    Regional    July 29, 2021

Review: In 'Stillwater,' a red state hero roams chic France

Early on in "Stillwater," a gruff oil rig worker from Oklahoma is asked what he's doing in the French port city of Marseille. "Visiting my daughter," he replies. That's only sort of right, it turns out. He left some stuff out. But truth itself gets...

 
 By RALPH D. RUSSO    Sports    July 29, 2021

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference - in 2025

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. But how soon? The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape college...

 

Oklahoma revenue exceeds estimate, leads to $282M surplus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma closed the books on the fiscal year that ended June 30 with a $282 million deposit into the state's Rainy-Day Fund, state finance officials announced on Thursday. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services...

 

Kansas City Black clergy group calls for US probe of police

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A group of mostly Black pastors has joined other civil rights organizations in Kansas City who are seeking a federal investigation into officer misconduct in the city's police department. Getting to the Heart of the Matter has a...

 

Delta variant fills Kansas hospital beds with COVID patients

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A COVID-19 surge in Kansas fueled by the faster-spreading delta variant is filling up hospital beds in some areas. Four times as many patients with confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized this week as were hospitalized...

 

'Welcome home': Evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, to resettlement in the United States on Friday, and President Joe Bid...

 

Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case

HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first prosecution under Hong Kong's national security law as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-ki...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    July 29, 2021

EXPLAINER: How 'the twisties' stopped Simone Biles cold

TOKYO (AP) — Maybe Simone Biles made soaring through the air look too easy. It's not — a fact she and other gymnasts who constantly negotiate with the laws of physics have long understood. Every leap, no matter how routine, requires an innate sen...

 

Brutal killing spotlights violence against women in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing. The gruesome...

 

Robotic police dogs: Useful hounds or dehumanizing machines?

HONOLULU (AP) — If you're homeless and looking for temporary shelter in Hawaii's capital, expect a visit from a robotic police dog that will scan your eye to make sure you don't have a fever. That's just one of the ways public safety agencies are s...

 

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