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Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To 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: Belinda Caringer, Elva...

 
 By Bob Moos    Local    August 2, 2018

Medicare plays big role in protecting nursing home patients

When you hear about Medicare, you probably think of the federal program that helps pay for older adults’ health care. What you may not realize is that another of Medicare’s major responsibilities is to inspect health care facilities to make sure...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 2, 2018

Art camp held at Freedom School

Art camp was last week at Freedom School. Around 25 campers came for the three-day event and enjoyed creating different art projects. Ms. Immell, Freedom Public School art teacher and FCCLA...

 

ECU Women's Basketball Earns 2017-18 GAC Sportsmanship Award

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Tuesday, the Great American Conference announced that the East Central University women's basketball team had earned the 2017-18 Women's Basketball Sportsmanship Award. "These awards tie into the NCAA Division II emphasis...

 

Syrotchen, Ebenja Hired as Harding Track and Field Assistant Coaches

SEARCY – Harding head track and field coach Steve Guymon recently announced the hiring of two assistants for the 2018-19 season. Josh Syrotchen has been hired as the throws coach and will work with multiple-event athletes. Cathy Ebenja has been...

 

Ken Wearden Hired as Harding Softball Assistant Coach

SEARCY – The Harding athletics department announced the hiring of Ken Wearden as Harding's assistant softball coach Wednesday for the 2019 season. Wearden, 57, comes to Harding from Lubbock, Texas, where he has been the assistant softball coach at...

 

SAU Softball completes coaching staff for 2019 with additions of Brooke Goad and Robyn Leighton

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Southern Arkansas head softball coach Jason Anderson has announced the additions of Brooke Goad and Robyn Leighton to his coaching staff for the upcoming 2019 season. Goad is a former All-America outfielder who recently completed...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    August 2, 2018

Oklahoma health board approved new medical marijuana rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials on Wednesday adopted new guidelines for the use of medical marijuana in the state after earlier rules hastily adopted last month came under harsh criticism from the attorney general and medical...

 

Oklahoma prison reforms save $60M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prison reforms in Oklahoma have saved the state more than $60 million in the past year, according to a new report. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services released an analysis Tuesday that also estimates the state will...

 

Police: Oklahoma woman tried to hide shooting with fire

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police say a woman fled to Texas after shooting her roommate and setting their home on fire. The Oklahoman reports that Cooke County sheriff's deputies arrested 21-year-old Kristen Elizabeth Jones on Monday during a...

 
 By John Hana    Regional    August 2, 2018

Leading Kansas Democrat under scrutiny for backing voter ID

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leading Democratic candidate for Kansas governor is under attack for her past backing of tough voter identification policies as her party prepares for the possibility that the champion of those measures, conservative Kris Ko...

 

Judge orders Kobach to pay more than $26,000 for contempt

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge imposed on Wednesday more than $26,000 in sanctions against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as punishment for his "contemptuous behavior" during a voting rights case that challenged the state's...

 

Kansas attorney, engineer plead not guilty to cyberattack

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawyer and a computer software engineer have pleaded not guilty to a federal indictment alleging they plotted cyberattacks on websites with information criticizing the attorney's work. KWCH-TV reports that Wichita...

 

Kansas collected $11M more in taxes than expected in July

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it collected $11 million more in taxes in July than anticipated to make it the longest streak of better-than-expected revenues in at least 50 years. The state Department of Revenue reported Wednesday...

 

Judge to hear arguments in case against Kansas commissioner

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge plans to hear oral arguments on whether the federal government has needlessly interjected itself in matters traditionally reserved for states when it charged a Sedgwick County commissioner Michael O'Donnell....

 

Kansas police agencies oppose innocence case reviews

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police agencies in northeastern Kansas are opposing a proposal from the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office to study potential wrongful conviction cases. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree recently sough...

 

Kansas City, Kansas, police shoot suspected car burglar

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police say a man is in stable condition after being shot by officers. Police say the incident began when officers were called Tuesday night to the scene of an attempted car burglary. KCTV reports when...

 

US AG Sessions hears from panels on school safety

PEARCY, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says no single solution is appropriate for addressing school shootings. Sessions' remarks came Wednesday before he heard two panels at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Arkansas, discuss...

 

Trump administration cites safety to freeze mileage standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts...

 

Senate backs wide-ranging spending bill for host of agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday approved a catch-all spending bill that funds a wide swath of government programs, from Interior and environment to agriculture, transportation, housing, Treasury and federal courts. The $154.2 billion...

 

USDA issues alert about salads, wraps due to parasite worry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have issued a public health alert about more than two dozen beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution due to possible parasite contamination. The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and...

 

Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers

The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and...

 

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