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George C. Chase

Funeral services for George C. Chase are pending with Wharton Funeral Chapel of Alva. Check www.whartonfuneralchapel.com for information....

 

Oklahoma State opens with 52-36 victory over Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders says his first-game jitters were calmed by teammate Chuba Hubbard. Sanders made the most of his debut for Oklahoma State, throwing for 203 yards and three scores in a 52-36 victory over...

 

No. 4 Oklahoma wary of Houston QB D'Eriq King

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley knows a good quarterback when he sees one. After all, he's groomed the past two Heisman Trophy winners __ Sooner signal callers Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. That's why his words about Houston...

 

Sierra leads New Orleans to 6-1 win over Okla. City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Magneuris Sierra singled twice as the New Orleans Baby Cakes beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 6-1 on Friday. Trailing 1-0 in the first, Okla. City tied it up when Kyle Garlick hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Connor Joe. After New...

 

OG&E completes acquisition of Oklahoma Cogen LLC; changes name to Frontier Power Plant

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OG&E, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), announced today that the company has completed the acquisition of the Oklahoma Cogeneration LLC facility in Oklahoma City and...

 

Man dies after altercation, shooting in northeast Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a man has died after he was shot during an altercation with his estranged wife's boyfriend. Authorities say 43-year-old Luis Simich was shot once in the upper torso Friday night and later died. Investigators...

 

3 bodies found in Oklahoma home in apparent murder-suicide

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in suburban Oklahoma City say two men and a woman were found dead inside a home in what's being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. Edmond police Sgt. James Hamm says investigators believe 43-year-old Scott...

 

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...

 

Charter schools board's director resigning after DUI arrest

PHOENIX (AP) — The executive director of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools is resigning in the wake of his May 20 arrest on felony DUI charges. News outlets reported that Charles Tack resigned effective Oct. 4. The 32-year-old Tack...

 

Oklahoma launches inmate opioid relapse prevention program

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A county in Oklahoma launched the state's first opioid relapse prevention program that would allow released inmates who are addicts to receive a drug that inhibits the effects of opioids and curbs the urge to use. The Tulsa...

 

Kansas movie theater recognized for its longevity

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — The oldest continuously operating movie theater in the world might figure to be in New York or Hollywood. How about Kansas? The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ottawa, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Kansas City,...

 

A look at previous hurricanes that have affected the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian is bearing down on the Bahamas as a Category 4 storm and should reach the archipelago on Sunday. Over two or three days, it could dump as much as 4 feet (1 meter) of rain, unleash high winds and whip up an...

 

Texas Gov. Abbott adds 8 counties to drought declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has added eight counties to a disaster declaration because of ongoing drought in the state. Abbott's office on Friday released a proclamation in which Abbott added Brooks, Nueces, Jim Wells and San...

 

The Latest: Cumberland Island National Seashore closed

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Cumberland Island National Seashore and the Fort Frederica National Monument along Georgia's seacoast have closed because of the threat posed by Hurricane Dorian. Park...

 

'They're on,' Trump says of tariffs set to kick in on Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect a direct hit on many U.S. consumers from President Donald Trump's latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports. He had no intention of pulling back on import taxes set to kick in Sunday. "They're on. They're on," the...

 

AI-powered cameras become new tool against mass shootings

Paul Hildreth peered at a display of dozens of images from security cameras surveying his Atlanta school district and settled on one showing a woman in a bright yellow shirt walking a hallway. A mouse click instructed the artificial...

 

Evacuations begin as Dorian bears down on northern Bahamas

McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian shut down some hotels and forced some evacuations Saturday in the northern Bahamas as the fierce Category 4 storm prepared to unleash torrents of rain and howling winds but was projected to spin...

 

Judge refuses to order animals returned to roadside zoo

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has refused to order the return of more than 100 animals to a roadside zoo that has a history of complaints. The Winchester Star reports Frederick General District Court Judge Charles Foley ruled Thursday...

 

Anonymous flyer denies 'Sasquatch' reason for bridge closure

BRADFORD, Vt. (AP) — An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a Vermont town has got locals talking about the mythical forest creatures. The flyer first spotted at the Bradford post office said the...

 

Astros ace Verlander has no-hitter thru 8 innings at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. Verlander has struck out 13 and thrown 106 pitches Sunday at Toronto. The only runner he's allowed was Cavan Biggio on...

 

"Scottish Hammer" wins Browns punting job over vet Colquitt

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jamie Gillan already had a cool nickname, "The Scottish Hammer." He's got a new title: starting kicker. The undrafted rookie free agent with the thick accent and powerful leg beat out veteran Britton Colquitt as the Browns reduced...

 

Soderberg wins 5-man playoff for European Masters title

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — In a five-man playoff for the European Masters title on Sunday, Sebastian Soderberg sank his birdie putt on the first extra hole when Rory McIlroy and others could not. History repeated itself for McIlroy at the...

 

Kickham leads New Orleans to 3-0 win over Okla. City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Mike Kickham allowed just two hits over five innings, leading the New Orleans Baby Cakes over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in a 3-0 win on Saturday. Kickham (5-5) struck out four and walked two to get the win. In the fourth...

 

Federer reaches US Open quarters, Barty knocked out

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer rolled into his 13th U.S. Open quarterfinal on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 victory over David Goffin. A year after getting knocked out in the fourth round, the five-time champion showed there would be no repeat of...

 

Dicamba complaints continue despite federal, state efforts

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — For the third straight year, a volatile pesticide is damaging crops across the Midwest and South, despite federal and state efforts to lessen the drift. Since 2017, farmers have sprayed an increasing amount of the weed killer...

 

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