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 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    August 4, 2019

Oklahoma State's Hubbard primed for big season

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard didn't get double-digit carries in a game last season until November. Now, he's a preseason All-Big 12 selection. Hubbard got an unexpected chance to shine when Justice Hill was...

 

WR Jordy Nelson retiring as Packer; spent 2018 with Raiders

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson is retiring as a member of the Green Bay Packers. The 34-year-old Nelson played in Green Bay from 2008-2017, winning a Super Bowl with the Packers, before spending last season with the...

 

Rangers chase series sweep against Detroit

Detroit Tigers (32-74, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Texas Rangers (56-54, third in the AL West) Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Jordan Zimmermann (1-8, 7.23 ERA) Rangers: Pedro Payano (1-0, 3.18 ERA) LINE: Rangers...

 

Trump says new agreement with EU will boost beef exports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated a new agreement Friday that is projected to increase beef exports to the European Union by more than $270 million a year once it is fully in place. Trump portrayed the agreement as standing up...

 

2 mass shootings in less than 24 hours shock US

Two mass shootings at crowded public places in Texas and Ohio claimed at least 29 lives in less than 24 hours and left scores of people wounded, a shocking carnage even in a country accustomed to gun violence. In the Texas border city of El Paso, a...

 

Montana fire response video to become educational tool

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The National Park Service has released an emergency response video documenting the first moments of a Montana fire. The Flathead Beacon reports that the video released Thursday revealed the first 36 hours of a fire that...

 

Missouri, Kansas see uptick in drug overdose deaths

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal data indicates drug overdose deaths in Kansas and Missouri are on the rise even as national drug-related fatalities are in decline. Provisional data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Officials: Tahlequah on track to soon expand Greenbelt Trail

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Expansion of the city's Greenbelt Trail is on the horizon, and city officials say the work should begin sooner rather than later. The Tahlequah History Trail originally started as a conceptual drawing of paths near Town Bran...

 

Donkeys supervise, protect goat mowing crew in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From the banks of a hilly canal, Monte and Sam watch the goats eat plants, butt heads and sit around on the job. The goats were on the other side of section of the northwest Oklahoma City canal near NW 63 and N Council Road...

 

Oklahoma lawmaker arrested on DUI, obstruction complaints

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A northeastern Oklahoma state lawmaker has been arrested on complaints of DUI, speeding and obstructing or interfering with a police officer. Tulsa County Jail records indicate Rep. Dean Davis, who represents parts of Tulsa and...

 

Adams could be 1st county to enact oil, gas location rule

DENVER (AP) — Adams County could become the first community in Colorado to require a larger separation between new wells and occupied buildings than the state mandates, as leaders at both the state and local level wrestle with how to implement a...

 

US still seeks allies in Gulf maritime coalition

SYDNEY (AP) — Senior U.S. leaders expressed confidence that they will be able to convince allies to help protect shipping in the Persian Gulf area against Iranian threats, but they provided no new details Sunday on which nations may be willing to...

 

NY science teachers say fossil field trip will boost lessons

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — A group of New York City science teachers has wrapped up a field trip to dig for fossils, with plans to share the experience in the classroom. With rock hammers in hand, the group this week hunkered down at the Penn Dixie...

 

Teen gets life for killing sister over Wi-Fi password

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was 16 years old when he choked his sister until she died over an argument over the family's Wi-Fi password was sentenced to life in prison. Testimony during Kevon Watkins' trial said he was angry in February...

 

Bear killed by electric shock while climbing utility pole

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a bear was killed by electric shock when it climbed a utility pole in northwestern Colorado to escape traffic and touched power lines. The Steamboat Pilot reports the incident occurred Friday...

 

Wisconsin man gets deported after marijuana conviction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In late December 2017, Lisa Kum received a call from her husband, Sothy. Sothy told Lisa to pick him up in Chicago because he was about to be released after three months of detention by immigration authorities on a...

 

Many UFO sightings reported in western Pennsylvania, US

PITTSBURGH (AP) — While the Kecksburg UFO sighting has become a quaint part of local lore, more recent reports of unexplained aerial phenomena are getting serious attention from Congress, the U.S. military and longtime UFO watchers. "It's not...

 
 By Paul Newberry    Sports    August 4, 2019

AP source: Carter returning to Hawks for 22nd NBA season

ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter is putting off retirement for at least one more season. With that, he'll claim the longest career in NBA history all to himself. A person familiar with the situation confirmed that Carter has agreed to terms on a...

 

Bears look forward to seeing RB David Montgomery's debut

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has priorities when it comes to preseason games. One thing Trubisky is hoping to see from the Bears' offense when they open the preseason Thursday at home against the Carolina...

 

Tulsa's Project Oasis grocery store aims to fix food deserts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A group that includes a medical doctor and an organic farmer plans to operate a new grocery store on North Peoria Avenue. Eco Alliance Group LLC recently unveiled its mission and renderings for the store at a town hall meeting...

 

Ground broken for $350M casino resort in Arkansas

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The Quapaw Nation has broken ground on a $350 million casino resort expected to open in Arkansas next year. The Downstream Development Authority of the Oklahoma-based Quapaw Nation on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony...

 

Woman booked after Oklahoma man dies in copper theft attempt

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Tulsa say a 37-year-old woman has been arrested after one man was electrocuted and a second man was severely shocked while allegedly trying to steal copper from a radio station transmitter. Tulsa County Jail...

 

Jury selection starts for man in Oklahoma deputy's death

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death. Prospective jurors were scheduled to appear in a Logan County courtroom Monday for the trial of 47-year-old...

 

Coroner rules Kansas toddler's death homicide

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy report says a Kansas toddler found bound in pajamas died of dehydration and starvation. The Wichita Eagle reports that the local coroner ruled 2-year-old Zaiden Javonovich's death a homicide. The toddler's mother,...

 

Hays woman sentenced for falsely claiming inheritance

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 66-year-old Hays woman will serve a year of supervised probation for falsely claiming that her employer left her half of his estate when he died. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Wanda Oborny was sentenced Monday for...

 

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