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ECU's Hull Named GAC Goalkeeper of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, ARK. –East Central University soccer senior Chloe Hull has been named the Great American Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for Sept. 18. Hull earned her first solo shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory at Eastern New Mexico. Hull...

 

OBU Men Take Title at Colby, Women Fourth

COLBY, Kan. – The 2018-2019 Rodeo season opened in style as the Southeastern men's team took home the top prize at the Colby CC Rodeo, while the women turned in a fourth-place finish. Will Martin helped lead the Savage Storm men to their solid...

 

SWOSU's Memory Phiri Named GAC Offensive Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – SWOSU Soccer senior forward Memory Phiri has been named the Great American Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The award was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the conference office. Phiri earned her first Player of the...

 

ATU Golf: Jacobs finishes 1st, Tech ties for 2nd at NSU Classic

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Francois Jacobs earned his first career win as a Wonder Boy, as he led the Arkansas Tech men's golf team to a second-place finish at the 20th annual Northeastern State Classic on Tuesday. The Wonder Boys posted a 287 in their...

 

Men's Soccer: Jason Diaz, Justin Kucera and Michael Wasson Named GAC Players of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's Players of the Week for the third week of the men's soccer season. For the second-straight week, Harding swept the three awards as Jason Diaz collected the Offensive honor,...

 

Oklahoma tribe gives $1.4M total to Arkansas casino proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Native American tribe contributed about $1.4 million to a ballot initiative that would authorize four casinos in Arkansas. The Driving Arkansas Forward committee reported Monday that the Quapaw Tribe in Oklahoma donated...

 

Oklahoma sees shortage as switch to stronger beer approaches

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is seeing a shortage of beer as convenience and grocery stores move toward switching to stronger beer in October as a new law goes into effect. Stores are balancing the arrival of stronger beer products with the need...

 

Special teams suddenly a positive for No. 15 Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Mike Gundy wanted to see improvement on special teams. No. 15 Oklahoma State answered its coach's call. The Cowboys blocked two punts, returning one for a touchdown, and made three field goals in a 44-21 win over then-No....

 

Kansas man sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A 28-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for sex crimes involving a child. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt say Timothy Russell Frobish, of Galena, was sentenced Tuesday to life without the...

 

Woman gets probation in Jackson County jail smuggling scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Kansas City woman who helped smuggle contraband into the Jackson County jail will serve four months of home confinement as part of her probation. Janikkia Lashay Carter was sentenced Tuesday in Kansas City for...

 

Man jailed after shooting, standoff in northeast Kansas

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A man is in jail after a fatal shooting and standoff in northeast Kansas. The Jackson County, Kansas, sheriff's office says deputies went to a home in Holton about 3 a.m. Tuesday after a woman reported her son had shot her...

 

RB Pooka Williams giving Kansas a big lift early in season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Pooka Williams had just taken a handoff from Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender in the second half of their game Saturday when he saw a host of Rutgers defenders converging on him. So the 5-foot-9 freshman reversed field and...

 

2nd teenager dies after car crashes into creek near Atchison

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — The second of two teenagers trapped inside a car that landed upside down in an Atchison creek on Sunday has died. Sixteen-year-old Regan Moger, of Houston, Texas, died Tuesday at the University of Kansas Hospital, where she...

 

Kassebaum supports Democrat Kelly in Kansas governor's race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, a longtime Republican star in Kansas, is endorsing Democratic nominee Laura Kelly rather than Republican Kris Kobach in the state's gubernatorial election. Kassebaum said in a news release...

 

ACLU files Kansas action seeking provisional ballot lists

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has asked a state court for lists of Johnson County voters who cast provisional ballots and lists of advance mail ballots rejected because signatures didn't match their voter...

 

Dirty Kanza bike race sold to Minnesota company

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — The founder of a popular gravel bicycle race in Kansas says the race has been sold to a Minnesota company. Dirty Kanza co-founder Jim Cummins announced that the event, which begins and ends in Emporia, will be owned by Life...

 

6-year-old who was hit by softball comes home from hospital

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — A 6-year-old Kansas girl who was hit in the head by an overthrown softball has come home after spending two months in the hospital. KOAM-TV reports that Paizlee Crumby, of Fort Scott, was rushed to Children's Mercy Hospital...

 

Kansas takes over nursing home that couldn't pay its bills

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has taken over a nursing home after an inspector found that it was struggling to pay for food, medicine and utilities. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said the takeover was necessary to ensure the...

 

18-year-old charged with rape at Kansas child welfare office

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old at a suburban Kansas City child welfare contractor's office where children have been kept overnight because of a shortage of beds. Michael Anthony Hamer was...

 

Brooklyn Diocese to pay $27.5M to settle 4 sex abuse claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Four men who said they were sexually abused as boys by a teacher at a Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn. The New York Times reports Tuesday that the agreement is one of the largest...

 

Police: Man threatens to shoot child after losing video game

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game "Fortnite," according to police. Suffolk County Police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron said Michael...

 

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal...

 

Prosecutors aim to keep how Colorado mom, girls died secret

DENVER (AP) — Colorado prosecutors want a judge to block the release of autopsy reports for a woman and two young girls who were killed and dumped at an oil work site, arguing that the cause of their deaths will be critical evidence during trial fo...

 

Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that new investments from China will help his country dramatically boost its oil production, doubling down on financing from the Asian nation to turn around its crashing...

 

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer. Sanderson Farms said...

 

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