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Oklahoma court upholds Tulsa man's murder conviction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a Tulsa man. The court on Thursday rejected appeals by 25-year-old Stefon Donte Wytch in the December...

 

Jury considering death sentence in Oklahoma deputy's slaying

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Jurors are considering recommending the death sentence for a man convicted of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death. Jury deliberations began Thursday in the trial of 47-year-old Nathan LeForce, who was convicted of...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    August 30, 2019

Lamb primed to be Oklahoma's next superstar receiver

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It's CeeDee Lamb's turn to be Oklahoma's big-name receiver. The past two years, Marquise "Hollywood" Brown garnered much of the attention with his blazing speed and highlight-reel plays before leaving for the NFL. Now, Lamb is...

 

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake shakes parts of eastern Oklahoma

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) — No injuries were reported after an early-morning earthquake shook parts of eastern Oklahoma. The US Geological Survey says the 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 3:39 a.m. Thursday 6 miles (9 kilometers) east of...

 

Man wanted in 2012 killing in Dodge City arrested in Mexico

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a 2012 murder in Ford County has been returned to Kansas after being arrested and extradited from Mexico. Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman said 23-year-old Miguel Solis is a suspect in the death of Miguel Tol...

 

UMKC settles lawsuits with professor who alleged retaliation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri-Kansas City associate professor whose complaints led to the eventual ouster of a top pharmacy professor has agreed to a $360,000 settlement of two lawsuits he filed alleging that university...

 

Kansas man convicted after alleged rape victim dies in crash

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been convicted of murder after a woman died in a traffic crash while fleeing from what prosecutors alleged was a rape. A Wyandotte County jury on Wednesday found Orlando Taylor guilty of...

 

Northeast Kansas city official kicks off US Senate campaign

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas city official is running for the U.S. Senate next year as a Democrat. The Kansas City Star reports that Manhattan City Commission member Usha Reddi launched her campaign Thursday and hopes to become the...

 

250 pigs escape; most back, some with help from hot dog buns

ORANGE, Vt. (AP) — About 250 pigs have been causing a ruckus in a Vermont town the past month after they escaped from their enclosure, but most of them had been returned as of Thursday thanks in part to a trail of hot dog buns and good ol'...

 

Opioid settlement would divide money based on local impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to settle a crush of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis contains formulas for dividing up the money among state and local governments across t...

 

'A big deal': Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving...

 

Judge ends case against Epstein, with a nod to the accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge formally ended the criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday, but not without a final tribute to the women who spoke out against the financier. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman took the procedural step of...

 

Trump declares new Space Command key to American defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring space crucial to the nation's defense, President Donald Trump said Thursday the Pentagon has established U.S. Space Command to preserve American dominance on "the ultimate high ground." "This is a landmark day," Trump...

 

EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas. The proposed...

 

Attacks by US extremists lead to push for anti-terror laws

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a...

 

'This ain't your mother's marijuana,' surgeon general says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human...

 

Thanks to consumers, US economy is rising steadily if slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and most analysts expect it to weaken further in the months ahead. Yet the main driver of growth — consumer spending — remains vigorous enough to keep the economy growing steadily if stil...

 

New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study

CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    August 30, 2019

#18 Harding Football at #5 Ouachita Baptist - GAME NOTES

Harding Football opens its 69th season of intercollegiate competition Thursday at 7 p.m. against Ouachita Baptist at Cliff Harris Stadium in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The Bisons and Tigers will open the season against each other for the first time ever...

 

Man sentenced to life in shooting death of Oklahoma deputy

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy was sentenced to life in prison after the jury couldn't agree on whether he should be sentenced to death. District Judge Phillip Corley sentenced Nathan LeForce...

 

Cherokee Nation's council OKs pick for US House delegate

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation has unanimously approved the newly elected chief's selection to be the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based tribe says its...

 

3 bodies found in Oklahoma home in apparent murder-suicide

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in suburban Oklahoma City say the bodies of three people have been discovered inside a residence in what's being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. The Edmond Police Department says the bodies were found early...

 

Colorado county judge arrested on suspicion of DUI in Kansas

DENVER (AP) — A part-time county judge in Colorado has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Kansas. The Denver Post reports Baca County Judge Debra Gunkel was arrested outside Tribune, Kansas, on Aug. 17. Greeley County,...

 

Lawsuit by Muslim engineer settled days before Kansas trial

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A court notice shows the federal lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer has been settled days before the trial over allegations of discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake. The filing Friday in U.S. District...

 

Sex offender pleads guilty to porn charges involving girl

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man who is registered sex offender has admitted producing and distributing child pornography. Daniel Eric Merida, of El Dorado, pleaded guilty Thursday to six charges related to child pornography. He will...

 

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