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School to hold Veteran's Day program

Freedom Public Schools will host their annual Veteran's Day program Nov. 12. Lunch will be provided by the Freedom FFA chapter and will begin at 12. If you would like to attend lunch, please RSVP by...

 

Freedom birthdays and anniversaries

Happy Birthday To Oct. 25: Phillip Schultz, Sabrina Bowers Oct. 26: Tommy Bradt, Maxine Tinker Oct. 27: Allyson Wimmer Oct. 28: Dennis Schroeder, Deb London, Matthew Bixler, Betsy Williams Oct. 30: Monte Wilson, Cindy Reed Oct. 31: Gene Vogt, Jack...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: No Bible study this week. The next Bible study will be on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Invocation by Pastor Todd...

 

Northwestern choirs to perform 'Haunted Harmonies' Oct. 30

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Fine Arts will present “Haunted Harmonies,” featuring the Northwestern Choirs, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Admission is free, and the audience is encouraged to dress...

 

See You at the Pole

Freedom Christian Church Youth Group members and students of Freedom Public School organized and gathered at the flagpole on Sept. 26 for a time of prayer, song and fellowship. About 30 students,...

 

Report: More than 500,000 US households had water cut off

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Water service was cut off to an estimated 1.4 million people living in more than a half-a-million American households that got behind on their bills two years ago, as some struggled to keep up with rising costs and governments...

 

El Nino could bring drought relief to southwestern US

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken areas of the southwestern U.S. But they also note...

 

Dr. Edd Rhoades named Oklahoma's chief medical officer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health says Dr. Edd Rhoades has been named to the newly created position of chief medical officer for the state. Rhoades has been with the Department of Health for 40 years and currently serves as...

 

Oklahoma officer found justified in fatal shooting of teen

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma police officer has been found justified in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy. The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that it's been determined Bixby Officer Jon Little shot and...

 

No decision yet in case of beanbag shooting death of suspect

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — A judge is waiting for written opinions before deciding whether there is sufficient evidence for a Kansas undersheriff to be tried for involuntary manslaughter for fatally shot a man with a beanbag round. KWCH-TV...

 

3 college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in...

 

Kansas man guilty in death of boy found encased in concrete

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the horrific abuse and slaying of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death. Stephen...

 

Parole denied for janitor who killed Kansas girl in 1974

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — Parole has been denied for a school janitor who subdued a 13-year-old girl with chloroform more than 40 years ago as she walked home from a suburban Kansas City pool and then killed her. The Kansas City Star reports...

 

Judge chases prisoners, nabs one during attempted escape

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed prisoners made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom. Video obtained by The Daily Chronicle shows Judge R.W. Buzzard leap into action Oct. 16 when the...

 

Woman saves husband who emerges from coma to see son's birth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man awoke from a medically-induced coma just in time for the birth of his son after his wife, at 39 weeks pregnant, saved him from cardiac arrest. Ashley Goette says she awoke Oct. 16 to hear her husband, Andrew...

 

Authorities nab suspected serial diaper dumper

FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a man suspected of dumping his grandson's soiled diapers along several New Jersey roadways over the past year. Franklin Township police say an officer acting on a hunch spotted 68-year-old...

 

Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN in terror-by-mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of pipe-bomb attacks by mail targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN but was thwarted without physical harm in an anxiety-filled day that deepened political tensions and fe...

 

CNN critical of White House after NYC office evacuated

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker criticized the White House for a "total and complete lack of understanding" of the seriousness of its attacks on the media, as his network's New York bureau was evacuated for five hours Wednesday following the...

 

Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center this month, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday as they disclosed the first symptoms of the illness showed up a...

 

Willa dissipates, but evacuations continue, towns cut off

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Emergency workers struggled to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Hurricane Willa, and the storm continued to force evacuations Wednesday due to fear of flooding even as it dissipated over northern Mexico....

 

Tech companies lead another steep sell-off in US stocks

Another torrent of selling gripped Wall Street Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points and erasing its gains for the year. The Nasdaq composite, with a hefty roster of tech stocks, bore the brunt of the sel...

 

The Latest: Police say 2 dead in Kroger shooting in Kentucky

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Kentucky grocery (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Police say two people have died in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky. Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam R...

 

Science Says: Fatal outbreak germ a threat to frail patients

A common virus blamed for a deadly outbreak at a New Jersey children's rehabilitation center usually poses little risk for healthy people but can lead to dangerous pneumonia in already frail patients. The patients, most younger than 18, were...

 

In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Although most of the 7,000 migrants in the caravan wending its way through far-southern Mexico are Hondurans, some Salvadorans have also joined. There is even a Facebook page and a WhatsApp chat encouraging Salvadorans to form a...

 

Report: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation needs to ramp up efforts to suck heat-trapping gases out of the air to fight climate change, a new U.S. report said. The report Wednesday from the National Academy of Sciences says technology to do so has gotten...

 

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