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 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 23, 2018

Lady Rangers geared up for 2018 season

ALVA, Okla. – After a successful 2017 season, Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball has potential to be a top contender as the 2018 season gets underway. After closing out their second Great American Conference Championship appearance...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Aug. 22: Kristy Armantrout, Gary Walker, Jake Hughes Aug. 23: Don Lenhart, Jessica Elmore, Trent Bliss, Rachael Nickel, Danielle Page, Austin Rankin Aug. 24: Ina Sylvester, Tony Hope, Randus London, Logan Holt Aug. 25: Dana Turner,...

 

Despite pitfalls, more schools introduce self-paced learning

There are 75 middle-school students in the long, sunlit room, sitting four to a table. They work quietly and independently on laptops, most wearing headphones. Some fidget, their chairs rocking with them. A teacher sits at a desk reviewing the studen...

 

ECU Women's Cross Country Picked Second in 2018 GAC Poll

ADA – After finishing second in 2017, the East Central University women's cross country team was picked to finish second in the 2018 Great American Conference poll. Oklahoma Baptist was the top choice in the poll, with 120 points (10 first-place vo...

 
 By Jordan Beech    Sports    August 23, 2018

Lady Bison Favorites for Conference Crown

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist women's cross country was tabbed the favorites to repeat as Great American Conference champions according to the GAC preseason coaches' poll released Wednesday afternoon. The poll was voted on by the league's 12 head...

 

SCU wins twice on opening night

WINFIELD, Kan. – Southwestern Christian University began its 2018 season with a pair of wins over Bethel (Kan.) and Southwestern (Kan.) Tuesday at Stewart Field House. The Eagles dispatched Bethel 3-0 (25-17, 25-8, 25-12) before toppling...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    August 23, 2018

Oklahoma names Kyler Murray starting quarterback

Kyler Murray has been picked to fill Heisman winner Baker Mayfield's shoes as Oklahoma's starting quarterback. The seventh-ranked Sooners said Wednesday that Murray — who is putting a baseball career on hold for now — will start the season opener...

 

Ex-state medical board attorney makes first court appearance

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former top lawyer at the Oklahoma State Department of Health has made her first court appearance, at which a judge entered "not guilty" pleas on her behalf to sending threatening emails to herself. The Oklahoman reports...

 

Oklahoma judge OKs cameras in courtroom for opioid lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The district judge overseeing the state of Oklahoma's lawsuit against several makers of opioid drugs has ruled that video cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman issued his...

 

Oklahoma medical pot rules proceed amid court challenge

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — More than 20 medical marijuana rules recently adopted in Oklahoma will stay in place after a judge shot down a court challenge seeking to block them from being implemented. Cleveland County Judge Michael Tupper on Tuesday...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 23, 2018

2nd human trafficking lawsuit filed against Oklahoma couple

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A second federal lawsuit accusing a pair of Oklahoma business owners of luring immigrants to the U.S. on work visas then paying substandard wages highlights what some attorneys say is a prevalent human trafficking issue in the...

 

Police: Boy accused of stabbing girl wanted relationship

LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old Oklahoma boy accused of repeatedly stabbing a female classmate during a school assembly wanted a romantic relationship with the girl. Luther Police Chief David Randall told The Oklahoman on Wednesday...

 

Jackson school system taps Oklahoma administrator as leader

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's second-largest school district says it wants to hire an Oklahoma administrator as its next superintendent. The Jackson school board on Tuesday announced Errick Greene, currently a top administrator for Tulsa...

 

Victims of Oklahoma email fraud to recover $610K

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say victims of online email scams will recover nearly $611,000 that ended up in a bank account belonging to an Oklahoma City-based multilevel marketing company. The Oklahoman reports that prosecutors...

 

Oklahoma inmates use sheets in effort to get drugs into jail

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say some inmates on the 12th floor of the Oklahoma County jail tried get drugs and other items smuggled in by knocking a hole in the wall, then lowering to the ground bedsheets that had been tied together....

 

AP Playoff Predictions: Tide, Tigers, Huskies and Wolverines

The College Football Playoff has yet to produce a real surprise team. In four seasons, nine schools have reached the semifinals — and even the teams that came from outside the AP preseason Top 25 were traditional powers. The lowest-ranked team in t...

 

Sheriff: 68 pounds of meth found after traffic stop

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — A traffic stop in northeast Kansas led to the discovery of 68 pounds of methamphetamine. Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman said a county drug unit stopped a truck pulling a U-Haul near Abilene on Monday. KSAL reports a...

 

Lawsuit raises questions about Missouri auditor candidate

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Republican candidate for Missouri auditor had a Kansas address in 2013, according to court records that could raise new questions about her eligibility to seek the office. Saundra McDowell was living in Mission, Kansas, near th...

 

Kansas keeping troubled KanCare contractor at higher cost

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to continue its contract with a business that processes Medicaid applications despite complaints about its performance — and will pay the business more while taking over some if its duties, a state official told l...

 

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