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Alvarez, Beaty spur Tulsa to 3-2 win over San Antonio

Tulsa, Okla. (AP) -- Matt Beaty doubled and singled twice, and Yadier Alvarez pitched six scoreless innings as the Tulsa Drillers defeated the San Antonio Missions 3-2 on Saturday. Alvarez (1-1) allowed two hits while striking out five and walking...

 

Gailen hits walk-off double, Tulsa beats San Antonio 6-5

Tulsa, Okla. (AP) -- Blake Gailen had a walk-off double, as the Tulsa Drillers beat the San Antonio Missions 6-5 on Friday. Erick Mejia scored the game-winning run after he led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on an error. After...

 

Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

Edmond, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime. Outraged, the Oklahoma woman, now 21, called lawmakers,... Full story

 

56-year-old woman found stabbed to death in Tulsa apartment

Tulsa, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa are investigating the stabbing death of a 56-year-old woman whose body was discovered inside her apartment. The victim's body was found lying on the floor on Saturday by a friend who told police she had tried to...

 

OSBI investigating inmate's death at Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma City (AP) — Authorities say that an inmate found dead in a cell at the Oklahoma County Jail may have taken his own life. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is leading an investigation into the death of the inmate, who was found...

 

Fallin asks SBA for disaster declaration for Tulsa County

Oklahoma City (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has asked the federal government to declare Tulsa a disaster area because of tornadoes and other severe weather seen there since Aug. 5. Fallin directed her request Friday to the U.S. Small Business... Full story

 
 By JIM SUHR    Regional    August 20, 2017

Zoo gorilla dies of cancer, days after constipation surgery

Kansas City, Mo. (AP) — A 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas died Sunday after tests revealed she had late-stage ovarian cancer that had spread, four days after undergoing surgery for constipation. The zoo said in a statement t...

 

Kansas prepared for the solar eclipse

Wichita, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is preparing for the country's first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Most of Kansas will see only a partial eclipse on Monday. More than 90 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon in Wichita and...

 

Candidate for governor's voting record gives policy insight

Topeka, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer's voting record as a legislator gives insight into the course of policy action he is certain to sustain if he wins the governor's race. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Colyer generally has...

 
 By DAVID PITT    Regional    August 20, 2017

Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — For a decade, computer programmer Eddie Tipton reliably showed up for work at the central Iowa office of the Multi-State Lottery Association and earned the confidence of his co-workers, a team of technicians entrusted to bui...

 

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

Charlottesville, Va. (AP) — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority. "She has to be vigilant of that and be concerned...

 

A high school dropout goes from custodian to teacher

Lexington, Ky. (AP) — Lowell Outland was a custodian at Tates Creek High School for seven years, a high school dropout who dreamed of becoming a teacher. With hard work, the 59-year-old Air Force veteran made it happen. On Wednesday, the first day...

 

Dollar General Celebrates 14,000th Store Grand Opening

Goodlettsville, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 19, 2017--Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reached a new milestone this morning as it hosted hundreds of excited customers in Dauphin, Pennsylvania to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s 14,000 th...

 

Louisiana high school student faces terrorizing charge

Thibodaux, La. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy faces a terrorizing charge after he allegedly threatened to shoot a teacher and students at South Lafourche High School. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says the incident allegedly occurred on...

 

Noise is biggest source of oil, gas complaints in Colorado

Denver (AP) — Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints among residents in the state of Colorado. During the past eight years, as houses and well pads inched closer across the state, complaints to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation C...

 
 By JENNA FRYER    Sports    August 20, 2017

Kenseth puts on brave face as he's being shown the door

Bristol, Tenn. (AP) — It could have gotten very uncomfortable as Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth sat side-by-side shortly after an intriguing race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Both drivers wanted to win for very different reasons, both came up short , th...

 

Sales fail for batteries aimed at utility efficiency

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — A startup company is giving up plans to build boxcar-sized batteries that help power companies save energy or shift to wind and solar power. Alevo Manufacturing Inc. informed state officials Friday that it was immediately...

 

Pressure mounts on officials weighing pipeline projects

Richmond, Va. (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Virginia officials to slow or reconsider the water quality certifications they intend to issue for a pair of natural gas pipeline projects. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2weTFJn )...

 
 By TAMMY AYER    Regional    August 20, 2017

Washington man's invention to protect high-energy dogs

Selah, Wash. (AP) — Cruiser the Labrador retriever is one hard-charging canine. He loves running fast and crashing into scrub to bring game back for his favorite person, Mark Meyocks. One such crash during a 2015 hunting trip required six staples t...

 

Breathing new life into old West Virginia mine site

Hernshaw, W.Va. (AP) — A small plot of budding lavender overlooks a mostly barren, partly-reclaimed mountainside, contrasting the old and new. "That's what it all used to look like before it was reclaimed," Aaron Smith, of Charleston, said as he...

 

Nearly all of Montana is in or trending toward drought

Billings, Mont. (AP) — Nearly all of Montana is experiencing drought or trending toward drought, fueling wildfires and costing farmers millions of dollars. The Billings Gazette reports https://goo.gl/cT54Ue drought conditions stretch 680 miles...

 

Ribbon-cutting set for new Ames water-treatment plant

Ames, Iowa (AP) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held this week for the newly completed Ames, Iowa, water-treatment plant. The ceremony and open house will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mayor Ann Campbell, current and former City Council members,...

 

Mullins Names Chair of Division II Football Committee

Russellville, Ark.–Steve Mullins, director of athletics at Arkansas Tech University, is serving as chair of the NCAA Division II Football Committee during the 2017-18 academic year.Mullins has been a member of the national committee since the...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 20, 2017

Oklahoma State RB Hill could emerge as star this season

Stillwater, Okla. (AP) — Running back Justice Hill isn't as well known to Oklahoma State fans as teammates Mason Rudolph and James Washington. He might be after this season. The Cowboys took off last year when Hill emerged as the clear go-to back....

 

Pro Rodeo Leaders

Through Aug. 20 All-around 1. Tuf Cooper, Weatherford, Texas $176,624 2. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas $135,040 3. Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas $132,547 4. Ryle Smith, Oakdale, Calif. $125,145 5. Junior Nogueira, Presidente Prudent, Brazil...

 

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