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Woods County Covid-19 cases increase by 8

Although the number of active Covid-19 cases in the state is declining, Woods County increased by eight this week. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) dashboard, on Sept. 29 th... Full story

 

Freedom school calendar

Sept. 28-Oct. 10: Tulsa State Fair Friday, Oct. 1: High school football at BFDC, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8: High school football vs Texhoma at Mooreland, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Parent-Teacher...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 2: Nichole Costello, Chris Harris Oct. 3: Tera Darr, Jaden Lloyd Oct. 4: Crystal Wares, Victor Powers, Denise Province, Linda Kurz Oct. 5: Pake Carlson, Rita Coulter, Joey Frei Oct. 6: Ray Morrow, Cole Alan Justice, Cheyenne...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Rod Bradt Oct. 17: Mrs. & Mrs. Kenny Smith, Mr. & Mrs. David West Oct. 20: Mr. & Mrs. Ty Ferguson Oct. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Don Lenhart Oct. 29: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Mitchell (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Sept. 26, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Announcements: We are on Facebook, live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church. Freedom Chamber of Commerce will have their meeting the...

 

Freedom town board swears in new member Shelite

The Town of Freedom Board of Trustees swore in its newest member, Michelle Shelite, at a special meeting held Monday, Sept. 20. A special election for a run-off between previous trustee Shad Brackin and Shelite resulted in Shelite's election. At the...

 

Cherokee Nation announces it now has 400,000 tribal citizens

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation said Wednesday that it has reached 400,000 tribal citizens and expects to become the most populous indigenous tribe in the United States again. "In the coming months, Cherokee Nation...

 

Panel recommends 5 new federal judgeships for Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judicial panel has recommended the creation of five additional federal judgeships in Oklahoma because of an increased caseload due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding crimes committed on tribal lands. The Judicial...

 

Kansas priest considered for sainthood is buried in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of people turned out Wednesday in Wichita to honor a Kansas priest as he was laid to rest 70 years after he died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. Mourners filled Hartman Arena for a funeral service...

 

Authorities: Staff struggled with teen who died in custody

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Multiple staff members at a Kansas juvenile facility engaged in a physical struggle with a 17-year-old youth who was restrained and died two days later at a hospital, authorities said. Details of the events leading up to...

 

Kansas man sentenced for attacking federal undercover agent

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been sentenced 15 years in prison for attacking an undercover federal agent during a transaction involving a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas announced Wednesday. Nicholas...

 

More than 1,000 arrested in Wichita area during crackdown

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 60-day law enforcement operation aimed at reducing violent crime resulted in more than 1,000 arrests and the confiscation of numerous weapons and drugs, the U.S. Marshals Service said Wednesday. Operation Triple Beam-Wichita...

 

Sheriff IDs teen killed in 2-vehicle crash west of Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office has identified a teenager killed in a two-vehicle crash that happened just west of Wichita earlier this week. Stephanie Valentine, 17, of Norwich, died at a hospital Tuesday, a day after...

 

Catfish eaten before being verified can't qualify for record

COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Uncertainty about the species of a massive catfish that was eaten before it could be vetted by authorities in August has led Connecticut to withdraw its awarding of a new state record. Connecticut Fish and Wildlife wrote in...

 

Judge suspends Britney Spears' father from conservatorship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a major victory for Britney Spears, a judge on Wednesday suspended the singer's father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years, saying the arrangement "reflects a toxic environment." Los...

 

Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a year after U.S. health care workers on the front lines against COVID-19 were saluted as heroes with nightly clapping from windows and balconies, some are being issued panic buttons in case of assault and ditching thei...

 

Fighting wave of misinfo, YouTube bans false vaccine claims

YouTube announced a sweeping crackdown of vaccine misinformation Wednesday that booted popular anti-vaccine influencers from its site and deleted false claims that have been made about a range of immunizations. The video-sharing platform said it will...

 

EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As if a cup of coffee wasn't expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers' costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year. After hovering for...

 

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