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Oklahoma Senate president pro tem announces new leadership

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican State Sen. Greg Treat on Wednesday announced changes in GOP leadership positions in the Oklahoma Senate. Sen. Greg McCortney was named majority floor leader, replacing Sen. Kim David, who is term-limited and has...

 

Attorney: Deputy who ran over Black man now works at prison

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff's deputy caught on dashcam video running over a Black man who was fleeing shirtless across a field is now working at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility while under criminal investigation, according to...

 

Company challenges seizure of marijuana proceeds in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cash management company has asked a federal court to return nearly $166,000 in proceeds seized in Kansas from sales at Missouri medical marijuana stores. Dickinson County sheriff's deputies seized the money in May after...

 

Dodge City police: 5 critically sickened by CO from exhaust

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Five family members in southwestern Kansas are fighting for their lives after being sickened by carbon monoxide, Dodge City police said. Police were called Monday to a home in Dodge City, where they encountered thick vehicle...

 

Woman in Thailand's high-rise cuts rope holding painters

BANGKOK (AP) — A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said... Full story

 

Pelosi upbeat on Biden deal but Manchin pans billionaire tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in "pretty good shape" on President Joe Biden's sweeping domestic plan, but fresh problems emerged as a pivotal Democrat panned a new billionaires' tax to...

 

United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female, and expects to be able to offer the option more broa...

 

Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weapons

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators said Wednesday that there was "some complacency" in how weapons were handled on the movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person, but it's too soon to...

 

America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The reports of hateful and violent posts on Facebook started pouring in on the night of May 28 last year, soon after then-President Donald Trump sent a warning on social media that looters in Minneapolis would be shot. It had...

 

Exacerbated by pandemic, child care crisis hampers economy

SEATTLE (AP) — After Bryan Kang's son was born in July, the occupational therapist and his wife, a teacher, started looking for child care in the Los Angeles area. The couple called eight day care centers: Some didn't have spots for months; others...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 28: Dennis Schroeder, Deb London, Matthew Bixler, Betsy Williams Oct. 30: Monte Wilson, Cindy Reed Oct. 31: Gene Vogt, Jack Bowers, Megan Walker Nov. 1: Eric Smith, Donna Hurt, Maria Murray Nov. 2: Deano Farrow, Rose Blunk...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Oct. 28: Mr. & Mrs. Don Lenhart Oct. 29: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Mitchell Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger Nov. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty (Note: Send corrections, additions to: f...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

On Sunday, Oct. 24, 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. Prelude – Janell Reutlinger Invocation by Pastor Todd Call...

 

Freedom school calendar

Friday, Oct. 29: High school football at Hooker, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1: Elementary/junior high basketball vs. Taloga at Aline, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3: Iron Talons robotics meeting, 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4: Elementary/junior high...

 

Freedom students win in Conservation District speech contest

The Woods County Conservation District hosted the county wide Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts speech contest on Oct. 13 at the district office in Freedom. The Division I category...

 

Covid-19 cases decline in Woods County

Since last week the number of active cases of Covid-19 decreased by nine in Woods County, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The report released Oct. 27 shows Woods County... Full story

 

Mooreland loses to Fairview

The 6 and 0 Mooreland Bearcats met the 7 and 0 Fairview Yellow Jackets last Friday night in Mooreland. Fairview walked away with another win, and Mooreland is now 6 and 1. The Yellow Jackets scored... Full story

 

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