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SAU Football ranked 22nd in AFCA Division II poll

Waco, Texas – After losing their first game of the season this past Saturday to Southeast Oklahoma State in Durant, Oklahoma, the Muleriders dropped seven spots in this week's AFCA Coaches' Division II poll and are now ranked 22nd in the nation....

 

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper...

 

Oklahoma workers group to sue Health Department over layoffs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group representing state workers says it intends to sue the Oklahoma State Department of Health over the agency's termination of 161 workers amid fears of financial insolvency that later proved unfounded. The Oklahoma Public...

 

Oklahoma's Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by...

 

Family court judge in West Texas relies on life experiences

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — District Judge Sara Kate Billingsley remains exuberant in a field most judges find debilitating and how she manages it is a complex story about her mother's example, a support system of friends, a near-death experience and...

 

Oklahoma prison officials search for inmate who escaped

AROKA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say they are searching for a minimum-security state prison inmate convicted of weapons charges who walked away from a state prison in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says...

 

Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state. The 10th...

 

Democrats in 2 hot Kansas House races outraise Republicans

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats running for two Kansas congressional seats that their party hopes to flip raised far more campaign cash than their Republican opponents did from mid-July through September, according to campaign finance reports...

 

Kansas governor's race is referendum on notorious tax cuts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A contentious Kansas governor's race has become a referendum on how a Republican experiment in slashing income taxes went awry, what lessons arose from the budget misery that followed and whether the state needs a do-over....

 

Prosecution: 2 workers obstructed inquiry into slide death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say two maintenance workers at a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a waterslide deliberately mislead investigators as their criminal trial began. The Kansas City Star reports that...

 

Kansas says all voting machines in state certified

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The director of elections in Kansas says every piece of voting equipment used in the state has been certified at the state and federal level. His comments Friday come a day after The Hutchinson News reported Kansas...

 

K-State to hold memorial for basketball pioneer Winter

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University will hold a memorial service for basketball pioneer Tex Winter, a former K-State coach who later assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Winter...

 

Affidavit: Deputy admitted sex acts with Kansas inmate

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A court document contends a former Douglas County sheriff's deputy admitted he had sex with a female inmate in his office at the jail and in his personal car on the streets of Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reported...

 

Kansas records its first flu death of the season

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two deaths in the state have already been directly attributed to...

 

Saudis have a $6 million lobbying payroll despite departures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after three Washington firms cut ties with the kingdom...

 

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul...

 

New Mexico GOP candidate publishes tax-return summary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce and his wife published summary pages of their 2017 tax returns on Tuesday, offering a new glimpse into the personal finances of a Republican congressman and former oilfield...

 

Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit

DENVER (AP) — An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of...

 

New Mexico Dem outraises GOP hopeful in key US House race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Xochitl Torres Small raised more than three times as much money from July through September as Republican Yvette Herrell in a closely watched U.S. House race in southern New Mexico, according to newly released...

 

Stocks surge, recovering some recent losses; Dow climbs 547

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as encouraging reports on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 547...

 

New Mexico concerned about contamination at US air base

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Chemicals associated with firefighting foam once used at a U.S. Air Force base in eastern New Mexico have been detected in groundwater on and near the military installation, prompting requests by state officials for more...

 

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

BIEN HOA, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting a firsthand look at the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. Mattis visited an air base north of Ho Chi Minh City that was heavily contaminated in the late 1960s and...

 

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday. A senior government...

 
 By Kat Lunn    Legal    October 17, 2018

Woods County commissioners approve several permits

John Smiley and David Hamil were present at the Woods County commissioners meeting Monday morning. Chairman Randy McMurphy was absent. Eight permits were approved. All of them are in District 3. Williams Midstream Gas had four gas lines, costing...

 

New Mexico officials warn of troubling mosquito species

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State and local health officials say a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses has been found along the Rio Grande in the Albuquerque area. The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes also have been found in...

 

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