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Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, July 28, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Call to Worship: Psalm 115:1-11 led by Shirley Wagner Opening Hymn: “Faith of Our Fathers” led by...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Aug. 3: Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Dotter Aug. 7: Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Stansberry, Mr. & Mrs. Trent Bliss Aug. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Elmore Aug. 12: Mr. & Mrs. Ray Morris, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Bowers (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To 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 Collins Aug. 8: Randy Reed, Kim Rader Aug. 9:...

 

What to expect at this year's Freedom Rodeo

What can be expected at this year’s Freedom Rodeo? Definitely hot temperatures, but don’t let that stop you from attending the 86th Freedom Rodeo and Old Cowhand reunion. There is something for every rodeo enthusiast. If you are a contestant...

 

Ex-Oklahoma probation and parole officer faces sex charges

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma probation and parole officer who faces 10 sexual misconduct charges in state court now faces federal sexual assault charges. Court documents show 35-year-old Steven Michael Powers was charged Tuesday with two...

 

Oklahoma woman pleads guilty in grandson's hot car death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 50-year-old Oklahoma City woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her 5-year-old grandson, whom she left in a hot car while she spent about six hours in a tribal casino. Court records show Alanna Jean Orr pleaded guilty...

 

Judge revokes parole for Ex-Oklahoma senator in Uber attack

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has revoked parole for a former Oklahoma state senator convicted of assaulting a female Uber driver in Oklahoma City. Court records show the 90-day parole of 42-year-old Bryce Marlatt was revoked Tuesday after Marlatt...

 

1 person dead after shooting outside Tulsa restaurant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa are investigating after a man was shot to death outside of a Whataburger fast-food restaurant early Wednesday. Tulsa police say the man was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at a Tulsa hospital shortly...

 

Oklahoma court to rule on appeal of ex-cop convicted of rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals says it will issue an opinion this week in an appeal filed by a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of rape and other sexual assaults. The court says it will issue an opinion...

 

Kansas man sentenced for pretending to be FBI agent

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old southern Kansas man who pretended to be an FBI agent to get out of a traffic ticket has been sentenced to a year of probation. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Jarrod Andra, of Milan, must also pay a $1,000...

 

Rep. Watkins on Mueller report: Not much there

OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins says he is "very concerned" about the integrity of elections but wasn't impressed with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Watkins, in his...

 

Wyandotte County official guilty of battery against employee

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Wyandotte County government official has resigned after being found guilty of misdemeanor battery against a female employee. A jury on Tuesday convicted Dennis Laughlin of grabbing Maddie Waldeck in May 2018 and pushing...

 

Wichita State settles with pregnant professor over job offer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio woman who said she lost a job offer at Wichita State University after she revealed she was pregnant has reached a $50,000 settlement with the university. Evangeline Heiliger sued Wichita State in December because she sa...

 

University researcher sent to prison in shooting of officer

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old former university researcher has been sentenced to prison for shooting and wounding a Kansas police officer. Riley County police said Mark Harrison, of Manhattan, Kansas, was sentenced Monday to four years and...

 

Judge dismisses lawmaker's lawsuit against former columnist

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit filed by Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning against former Kansas City Star columnist Steve Rose. Public radio station KCUR reports that Johnson County District Court Judge...

 

Man shot by Wichita police is charged with making threat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old man shot by Wichita police in July is charged with making a criminal threat. The Wichita Eagle reports Christian Joel Washington was charged last week with criminal threat and violating a protection order. Police...

 

Lawrence developer convicted of illegal asbestos disposal

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence developer has been convicted of illegally disposing of roofing material containing asbestos while remodeling a country club. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that jurors deliberated about two hours before finding...

 

Unopened 1987 Nintendo video game could sell for $10,000

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sell for up to $10,000 at an online auction. The boxed game cartridge of Nintendo's "Kid Icarus" was...

 

Illegal trash dumper leaves witty nod to Arlo Guthrie song

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Whoever dumped trash at the building made famous in Arlo Guthrie's 1967 Thanksgiving protest anthem "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" has a sense of humor. The director of what's now the Guthrie Center in Great...

 

Woman accused of urinating on potatoes in Walmart

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman suspected of urinating on potatoes at a Walmart in Pennsylvania has turned herself in. West Mifflin police say 20-year-old Grace Brown is facing multiple charges including criminal mischief, open...

 

Frenchman to retry 'flyboard' trip across English Channel

PARIS (AP) — A French inventor will try again to traverse the English Channel on a flying board after his first attempt failed halfway. Franky Zapata's wife, Christele, said Wednesday that he will retry the 36-kilometer (22.4-mile) journey Sunday...

 

US fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts routinely watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars...

 

Warrants say New Zealand attack inspired synagogue shooting

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four days after a man killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand, court documents show a San Diego college student expressed regret in a text message that he missed watching the livestream video of the attack and praised the...

 

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