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 By Marione Martin    Local    August 7, 2019

Dacoma man dies in semi rollover

A Dacoma man lost his life in a tanker truck rollover Sunday. The wreck occurred at 12:11 a.m. on a county road northwest of Thomas in Custer County. Chad Hillman, 52, of Dacoma, was pronounced dead at the scene due to head and trunk internal...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Sports    August 7, 2019

Triton Swim League wraps up season

The Triton Swim League recently ended their competitive season in south central Kansas. The Medicine Lodge team of swimmers came out victorious for the fourth consecutive year. Anthony's swimmers... Full story

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 7, 2019

Koe Wetzel to headline Southwest Country Fest Aug. 24 at Woods County Fairgrounds

Are you ready to get comfortable in your lounge chair and listen to some Red Dirt Country Music? Maybe you want to jump up and sing along with every fiber of your body. Whatever you feel, know that the Southwest Country Fest is coming to the Woods... Full story

 

OKC school board seeks to move lawsuit to federal court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City School Board wants a lawsuit filed against it by a board member transferred to federal court. The board's request filed on Monday and first reported by The Oklahoman says the case involves federal questions...

 

Man found shot to death inside crashed vehicle in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was discovered inside a crashed vehicle. The Tulsa Police Department says the body of 20-year-old Adrian Thornton was found about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday inside...

 

2 bodies found inside vehicle submerged in Oklahoma pond

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two men have been discovered inside a submerged truck that's registered to an Oklahoma man who's been missing for a year. The Moore Police Department says the bodies of 67-year-old Charles Ervin...

 
 By Ali Meyer    Regional    August 7, 2019

"That's how we will save lives."

OKLAHOMA CITY -- This is the last full week of summer for many families. Many Oklahoma students are scrambling to make sure they've got all of their school supplies in order. Security is top of mind for moms and dads as the nation continues to mourn...

 

Wichita mayor, state representative win mayoral primary

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita voters apparently will decide in November whether to re-elect Mayor Jeff Longwell or replace him with state Rep. Brandon Whipple. Longwell received the most votes in Tuesday's nine-candidate mayoral primary, followed...

 

Health advisory off for most waterways after sewage releases

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas has lifted health warnings it issued last week after heavy rain caused sewage to be released into several Lawrence-area waterways. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Tuesday lifted health...

 

Pompeo to give Landon Lecture at Kansas State next month

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University next month. Pompeo will speak Sept. 6 at McCain Auditorium. He has been secretary of state since March 2018. Before that, he served a...

 

Woman killed, 6 hurt in southeast Kansas crash

FREDONIA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman died and six other people were injured in a crash in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident Monday evening near Fredonia occurred when the driver of a Chevy Malibu ran a stop sign...

 

Meier-Hummel appointed youth suicide prevention coordinator

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general has appointed the state's first Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator. Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday appointed Gina Meier-Hummel to the job, which was created after recommendations...

 

Florida woman says toilet explodes after lightning strike

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman says lightning destroyed her septic tank and caused a toilet in her house to explode. Marylou Ward tells television station WINK News that the sole toilet in her Port Charlotte home was shattered into...

 

Florida boy calls 911 to order pizza, gets lesson and a pie

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida boy who called 911 to report he was hungry and wanted a pizza got a lesson in proper emergency call etiquette, but he also got a pie. The Sanford Police Department said in a Facebook post that the hungry 5-year-old...

 

Chicago police find drugs, guns and another gator in raid

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago isn't quite ready to say see you later, alligator. The Chicago Sun Times reports that officers serving a search warrant at a northwest side house found a 3-foot alligator along with some guns and drugs. They turned the...

 

El Paso, with deep Mexican American past, rallies amid pain

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The massacre that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso struck a city that has long been the cradle of Mexican American culture and immigration and suffered through bloody episodes of racial violence in the past. The white...

 

Toni Morrison was a 'literary mother' to countless writers

NEW YORK (AP) — When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favorite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part: a wide and "severe hat," a fur stole and the kind of stare that dares you to...

 

Trump heads to Dayton, El Paso, facing protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump headed to El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday to offer a message of healing and unity, but he will be met by unusual hostility in both places by people who fault his own incendiary words as a contributing cause...

 

Cyntoia Brown is released from Tennessee women's prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a...

 

Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, 145 wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the...

 

Russian couple face losing custody of child after protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's children's rights ombudsman and other public figures have reacted with outrage to Russian prosecutors' moves to remove a 1-year-old boy from his parents because they allegedly took him to an unauthorized protest. Prosecutors...

 

Venezuela talks in the balance as US ups pressure on Maduro

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his would-be successor, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, have been shuttling back and forth to Barbados trying to agree on a common path out of the...

 

Gazans struggle to protect antiquities from neglect, looting

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Walid al-Aqqad's Gaza home would be the envy of many an antiquities collector. Pieces of Corinthian columns greet visitors in the backyard. Inside, hundreds of ancient pots and other artifacts hang on the walls or...

 

China warns Hong Kong facing biggest crisis since handover

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is facing its "most severe situation" since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations and the central government is considering what measures to take next, the head of Beijing's Cabinet...

 

Bipartisan 'red flag' gun laws plan has support in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proved to be unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, largely because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and...

 

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