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Democrat candidate for governor visits Alva

Friday, Sept. 22, Oklahoma Rep. Scott Inman made a campaign stop in Alva as part of his goal of visiting all 77 counties before the gubernatorial primary. Inman has been House minority leader for the...

 

AMS eighth graders interview older folks

An interesting thing has happened in the ten years since Alva Middle School teacher Donna Jordan first involved grandparents as being the subject of an eighth-grade English class project. Tonya...

 

Butler and Hull Named GAC Soccer Players of the Week

ADA, OKLA.. – For the second-straight week, an East Central University soccer player has been named a Great American Conference Player of the Week, as sophomore Alyssa Butler was named the Defender of the Week and junior Chloe Hull was named the Go...

 

White Named Player of the Week

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist women's soccer freshman Hannah White has been named the Great American Conference's Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon. White, a Norman native, played an integral part in...

 

Eagles 2nd, Duster 3rd in Western Washington Invitational

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (Sept. 26, 2017) – Oklahoma Christian men's golf coach David Lynn has enjoyed good fortune with several players from South America during his career, including stars such as Bruno Buccolo and Juan Lizzaralde. It's a small sample s...

 

Lady Eagles beat 8 Division I teams in ORU tournament

TULSA, Okla. (Sept. 26, 2017) – Led by steady Abigail Rigsby, Oklahoma Christian beat eight NCAA Division I teams in the ORU Shootout, which ended Tuesday at wet MeadowBrook Country Club. OC, one of only two non-Division I teams in the field,...

 

Golden Suns shoot best round of tournament to take second in Arizona

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Arkansas Tech women's golf put together the best round of any team in the two-day WNMU Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday, as the Golden Suns scored a 299 to take second place. Tech moved up one spot from Monday's first round and...

 

William Jewell Defeats Harding Men's Soccer, 2-0

LIBERTY, Mo. – Harding men's soccer season has been pretty successful when the Bisons have been at home. The road has been a different matter. Despite having more than three times as many shots as its opponent, Harding fell 2-0 to William Jewell...

 

Harding Men's Soccer Sweeps GAC Weekly Awards

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league's Players of the Week for the fourth week of the women's soccer season. Harding swept the three awards as Andre Cunha and Michael Wasson won their second-straight Offensive...

 

Reddies Fall to No. 19 Arkansas Tech, 3-0

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Unbeaten Arkansas Tech looked every bit like the No. 19 team in the country on Tuesday night, defeating Henderson State 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-18) in the Duke Wells Center. SET ONE: Henderson kept things close to start the match,...

 

4 coaches, Adidas executive charged in college bribe scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in...

 

Death of transgender teen in Missouri surrounded in mystery

HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) — Even as authorities in rural southern Missouri dismiss the possibility that a transgender teenager's death was a hate crime, questions remain about why the quiet 17-year-old was killed in such a ghastly manner. Authorities...

 

'Obamacare' survives; GOP concedes on last-gasp repeal try

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Obamacare" lives on. Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline. The repeal-and-replace bill's...

 

Tillerson meets top Cuba envoy amid probe into 'attacks'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with Cuba's top diplomat, as the United States is seeking answers about mysterious "attacks" on its diplomats in Havana. Tillerson's meeting with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez...

 

Equifax CEO steps down in wake of huge personal data hack

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a disastrous hack to its computer system that exposed the sensitive personal information of 143 million...

 

Trump, GOP weigh surtax on wealthy, doubled deduction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are considering an income tax surcharge on the wealthy and doubling the standard deduction given to most Americans, with the GOP under pressure to overhaul the tax code after...

 

VA: Money for private health care may run out by year's end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks after a veterans' health initiative received $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a...

 

Judges appear split in 'Making a Murderer' appeal

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appellate judge hearing arguments Tuesday in Chicago about whether investigators coerced a confession from a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" said video of detectives questioning Brendan...

 

Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Iran had "just test-fired" a missile, he seemed to know something the rest of the government did not. Turns out, he did not. There was no Iranian ballistic missile launch,...

 

US Senators grill SEC chair on disclosure of data breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday grilled the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission — the agency responsible for policing Wall Street — on its handling of a 2016 data breach that was disclosed only last...

 

As health bill teeters, Medicaid recipients watch nervously

With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety. The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage through Medicaid in the 31 states that expa...

 

Experts: NKorea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has every right do so. They view the remark by North...

 

AP Newsbreak: Saudis threaten fallout if Yemen probe passes

GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia has threatened other countries over a proposed resolution at the U.N.'s main human rights body, saying if they send international, independent investigators to war-torn Yemen that could "negatively affect" trade and...

 

Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Warnings that a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali will erupt have sparked an exodus of more than 75,000 people that is likely to continue to swell, the country's disaster agency said Tuesday. Authorities have...

 

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