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A stolen trailer in Arkansas had fossils predating humans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A trailer containing a Little Rock group's collection of rare and ancient fossils including dinosaur eggs that are 70 million years old has been stolen. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the trailer was taken last...

 

Ex-worker says Oklahoma prosecutor ordered illegal probe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former investigator for an Oklahoma prosecutor has accused his ex-boss of ordering an illegal investigation into supporters of criminal justice reform, then firing him when he failed to find any wrongdoing. The investigator,...

 

Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage before it reaches the seas. The 25-year-old...

 

FBI will seek 'way forward' on body cams for task forces

CHICAGO (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray vowed Saturday to "find a way forward" to allow police officers who serve on federal task forces to wear body cameras, affirming that the government will try to reverse a policy that has strained its...

 

Scientists focus on Wiregrass in quest for tornado knowledge

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Tornado researchers want to know more about how tornadoes form from squall lines in the Wiregrass region of Alabama and Georgia. That part of the South is of interest to Chris Weiss, a professor of atmospheric science at Texas...

 

West Virginia prisoners get tablet computers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Inmates in West Virginia prisons now have access to specially designed tablet computers. The Register-Herald reports the tablets are provided at no cost to taxpayers by Global Tel Link through its inmate banking services...

 

Memphis Zoo wants public's help to name jaguar cubs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Zoo is asking the public to help chose a name for its two new jaguar cubs. The Commercial Appeal reports it costs $1 to cast a vote, and the proceeds go to help care for the jaguars. Voters are asked to choose one...

 

Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a rich tradition of intertwining the American presidency with America's pastime. Franklin D. Roosevelt's limousine drove onto to the field...

 

Prince's anticipated, posthumous memoir is ready for fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar's death while the book was in its early stages....

 

4 police injured in crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four police officers in North Carolina have been taken to the hospital after two police cars collided during a search for a shooting suspect. Media reports say the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police cruisers crashed into each...

 

Rangers respond at home 2-1 despite the weather

Alva, Okla.– Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers soccer won over East Central in a gutsy performance Thursday evening in a full game of rain. Rangers etched out a 2-1 victory in overtime on a game winning penalty kick goal by Alyssa...

 

Goldbugs lose to Saints 59-26

With several key players on the injury list, the Alva Goldbugs lost a home game to Oklahoma Christian School of Edmond 59-26 Friday night. As halftime approached, the OCS Saints were leading 39-0....

 

Northwestern edges the Reddies in four Friday

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers and Henderson State Reddies were sitting at a six-way tie in the Great American Conference standings with a record of 6-3. It was an even match with both teams refusing to give the other any...

 

Miss Perry Carli Seabolt wins 2019 Miss Cinderella crown

Carli Seabolt, Miss Perry, won the title of Miss Cinderella for the 68th Miss Cinderella Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Friday, Oct. 25. The pageant is held for high school senior...

 

Tigers Drop Both Road Weekend Games in Oklahoma

ALVA, Okla. – Tigers travel to Oklahoma to face off against Southwestern Oklahoma State and Northwestern Oklahoma State but fall to both 3-0, 3-1 respectively. Katie Camp led the Tigers in the... Full story

 

Harding spoils Ranger homecoming 47-13

The Northwestern Rangers hosted the Harding Bison Saturday afternoon for homecoming. Although the score was close at the half, Harding shut out the Rangers in the second half for a final of 47-13. Har...

 

NWOSU Homecoming King and Queen

Northwestern crowned this year's King and Queen during halftime at the homecoming game against Harding University. Ranger Royalty crowned are Queen Adriana Guel of Los Angeles, California, and King...

 

NWOSU Homecoming Parade

Saturday was a beautiful day for Northwestern's Homecoming Parade. There was a wonderful turnout of people all around the downtown square for the parade....

 

White, Gainwell lead Memphis past Tulsa 42-41

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brady White threw for two touchdowns and Memphis held on late to edge Tulsa 42-41 on Saturday night. White had 277 yards passing for the Tigers (7-1, 3-1 American Athletic Conference). Kenneth Gainwell ran for 149 yards and...

 

Kansas State deals blow to No. 5 Oklahoma's title hopes

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson and Kansas State dealt a big blow to No. 5 Oklahoma's national title hopes. Thompson threw for 213 yards and ran for four touchdowns, the defense did just enough against Heisman Trophy contender Jalen Hurts...

 

2 Oklahoma churches team up to clear $4.5M in medical debt

ENID, Okla. (AP) — An area church already has bought and forgiven $1 million in medical debt and is teaming up with an Enid congregation to forgive another $3.5 million in medical debt in Northwest Oklahoma. Okeene United Methodist Church... Full story

 

Man dead after officer-involved shooting in eastern Oklahoma

KANSAS, Okla. (AP) — A 40-year-old man has died in an officer-involved shooting in northeastern Oklahoma during an attempt by Delaware County authorities to serve a felony warrant for domestic abuse. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says...

 

Man steals heavy equipment loader, drives it through yards

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 46-year-old man is facing several charges after stealing a piece of heavy equipment and driving it through several Topeka yards. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the man stole the construction equipment early Sunday morning...

 

Tulsa schools seek public input on slashing $20M from budget

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa Public Schools has released a report detailing the community feedback collected during a series of public meetings and through an online survey about the 2020-21 budget redesign effort. Officials hosted 11 community...

 

US Sen. Reed wants to shorten the suicide prevention hotline

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is helping lead an effort to create a three-digit suicide prevention hotline. The Rhode Island Democrat worked with three of his colleagues, Sens. Cory Gardner, Tammy Baldwin and Jerry Moran, to...

 

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