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 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    October 20, 2021

Oklahoma QB Williams among AP's Big 12 midseason honorees

Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams has started only one game, and just like that, he's The Associated Press' pick for the Big 12's top freshman of the first half of this season. The 18-year-old's strong arm and swift legs have injected energy into...

 

Ex-GOP senator leaving party, challenging Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The first GOP candidate to challenge Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday he's leaving the party and will run against Stitt as an independent, making him the second elected Oklahoma Republican in recent weeks to leave the...

 

Tennessee man arrested in Kansas woman's shooting death

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder after a Kansas woman was shot to death during the weekend. Bri'yon E. Baker, 23, of Mount Boswell, Tennessee, was charged Monday in the death of Jase E. Delich, 18,...

 

Kansas man sentenced for series of armed robberies in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man from Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies in Kansas City and Grandview, Missouri, three years ago. U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs sentenced...

 

Third woman charged in sexual predator's escape from Larned

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A third woman has been charged with helping a sexual predator escape from Larned State Hospital in June. Sydni Hartman, 29, of Larned was charged Monday with three felonies related to the escape of John Colt. She appeared in...

 

Dog helps lead game warden to suspect at Kansas lake

WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Ruby the K-9 officer for Kansas game wardens may be pushing 10 years of old, but her sniffer works just fine. That was evident earlier this month when Ruby played a key role in tracking down a man wanted by police in the...

 

Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword off the country's Mediterranean coast that experts say dates back to the Crusaders. Israel's Antiquities Authority said Monday the man was on a weekend dive in northern Israel...

 

Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Some 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea. They posed Sunday for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, who has...

 

FBI at Russian oligarch's homes for 'law enforcement' action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out "law enforcement activity" on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. FBI officials wo...

 

Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventa...

 

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she's feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and unvaccinated...

 

Jury selection resumes slowly in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys resumed questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery, with several jury pool members saying they know the defendants or others close to a case...

 

SC attorney Alex Murdaugh denied bond on $3M theft charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a prominent South Carolina attorney who has become embroiled in two multimillion-dollar insurance fraud cases months after he found his wife and son dead in their home. The judge said Alex...

 

Anatomy of a kidnapping: Haitian woman recounts abduction

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — When Doris Michel steps outside her home in Haiti, she packs her bulletproof vest and tries to use a bulletproof car. Ever since her father was kidnapped last month in the capital of Port-au-Prince, the 34-year-old Hait...

 

Colin Powell had mixed legacy among some African Americans

DETROIT (AP) — As an American leader, Colin Powell's credentials were impeccable: He was national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some...

 

US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug...

 

Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches

Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are...

 

Canadians are so polite

Canadians are reputed to be very polite. In the past, we had a Canadian employee, and she certainly lived up to that reputation. I never heard her raise her voice or get angry. We all enjoyed working...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Wanted to give an update on several things happening in the state. First, I'm happy to see our Covid-19 numbers are going down. In the latest weekly report from the state health department, there were 8,643 new cases reported in the state. That's...

 

Timberlake FCCLA chapter members challenged to become active and involved and "Take AIM"

Members of the Timberlake FCCLA chapter participated in the 2021 Oklahoma FCCLA Take AIM Conference Oct. 7 at the Stillwater Community Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Take AIM stands for Active and...

 

Cherokee man charged with threatening, obscene communications

A Cherokee man is accused of sending threatening and obscene communications by cellphone to two individuals. Court records show on Oct. 7 Ivan “Rick” Cunningham of Cherokee told Alfalfa County...

 

Two injured in Ringwood collision

Two people were injured and one man was pinned in a two vehicle collision in Ringwood Saturday. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Allen Goodwin, 69, was extricated by the Ringwood Fire...

 

South Barber students honor roll

Superintendent's Honor Roll Kindergarten—Graycee Earl, Ryker Gosvener, Taten Graves, Ronan Henry, Grady Hutson 1st Grade—Lillyanna Anderson, Addison Blevins, Luella Bogatay, Carson Howland, Tacksen Ricke, Brantley Stroh, BrayLynn Williams 2nd...

 

Kiowa Fall Fest 2021 is on Halloween

Meat cookoff, meal served at 5 p.m. Costume, pumpkin decorating/carving contests Games galore, face painting, local businesses open, vendors By Yvonne Miller Listen for hauntingly spooky music at Kiowa’s Fall Fest Sunday, October 31 on Halloween....

 

Man sentenced to life in prison for Medicine Lodge killing

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old south-central Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a woman in Medicine Lodge last year. Clinton Wayne Rogers, of Medicine Lodge, was sentenced Friday in Barber County Court...

 

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