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Meet the new coach of the Freedom Eagles

Austin Beene recently took the job of head coach and athletic director at Freedom Public Schools and is looking forward to his first season of coaching. Coach Beene comes from a family of coaches and... Full story

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Oct. 31: Gene Vogt, Jack Bowers, Megan Walker Nov. 1: Eric Smith, Donna Hurt, Maria Murray Nov. 2: Deano Farrow, Rose Blunk Nov. 3: Brenda Daughhetee Nov. 4: Tori Beth Wise Nov. 5: Teddy Smith, Ben Lastly, Laurie Watson Nov. 6:...

 

Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Nov. 6: Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hepner Nov. 15: Mr. & Mrs. Donald Reutlinger Nov. 23: Mr. & Mrs. Terry Welty Nov. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Walker (Note: Send corrections, additions to: freedomcallnews@gmail.com or call 8...

 

Photos of veterans wanted

Freedom Public School will host a Veteran’s Day program this year on Monday, Nov. 11, starting at 12:15 p.m. In preparation for the event school organizers are asking community members for photos of past and present vets to include on a special...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 31, 2019

Freedom Carnival was festive

Freedom Public Schools 2019 Fall Carnival, a traditional fundraiser for 7-12 grades, was fun and successful. The evening started with a dinner, served by the senior class, of chili or chicken and... Full story

 

Oklahoma judge rejects challenge to 'permitless carry' law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by a Democratic state lawmaker and gun safety advocates to block a new law that will allow most people in the state to carry a firearm in public without a background check or...

 

Wichita homeowner shoots, wounds suspected burglar

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita homeowner shot and wounded a suspected burglar after finding her inside his home with several other people. The Wichita Eagle reports that that the woman was taken to a hospital with what police...

 

Man charged with murder after fatal Oklahoma shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a 24-year-old man accused of shooting another man to death. Court records show Dominic Washington was charged on Tuesday with first-degree murder, possession of a...

 

Legislative committee OKs steps toward medical marijuana

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislative special committee on Wednesday approved two early, tentative steps toward considering a medical marijuana bill in a state where earlier attempts to consider the issue went nowhere in the face of strong oppos...

 

Kansas woman sentenced in home foreclosure fraud

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 74-year-old Kansas woman who helped defraud people facing foreclosure on their homes has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison. Federal prosecutors said Ruby Price, of Bonner Springs, was sentenced...

 

Mayor proposes keeping guns from domestic abusers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Mayor of Kansas City is proposing an ordinance aimed at helping police keep firearms away from those with a history of domestic violence. The Kansas Star reports that the ordinance Quinton Lucas unveiled Wednesday would...

 

New Jersey senator wants review of Pompeo visits to Kansas

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator from New Jersey is questioning whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trips to Kansas violate federal election laws. Sen. Robert Menendez sent a letter Tuesday to the independent U.S. Office of Special...

 

Capuchin monkey injured during Kansas zoo break-in has died

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A monkey that was injured last month trying to protect his offspring from being taken by an intruder during an apparent break-in at a Kansas zoo has died. Officials at the Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City say the 32-year-old...

 

Inmate death reported at Lansing Correctional Facility

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Corrections says an inmate with convictions in Wyandotte County has died at the Lansing Correctional Facility. Prison officials say 48-year-old Raymond Davis died Monday. The cause of death has not...

 

Man charged with stabbing Wichita woman in driveway

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Charging documents say a man charged with stabbing a Wichita woman in her driveway confessed to the random attack in jail calls after his arrest. The Wichita Eagle reports that the affidavit in the case against 30-year-old...

 

Universities say they're complying with campus speech law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota university leaders told state lawmakers on Wednesday that they're working to implement a law aimed at ensuring free speech and intellectual diversity, after one legislator accused them of "slow walking" the...

 

Keystone pipeline leaks oil in northeastern North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pipeline that carries tar sands oil from Canada through seven states has leaked an unknown amount of crude oil over more than quarter-mile swath in northeastern North Dakota, state environmental regulators said Wednesday....

 

Tillerson: Exxon aimed to know, not lowball, climate effects

NEW YORK (AP) — As Exxon faced the prospect of new climate regulations, the energy giant set out to understand — not understate — how they would affect the bottom line, former CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a court Wednesday....

 

Doctor at Missouri abortion clinic defends patient care

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The top doctor at Missouri's sole abortion clinic on Wednesday defended its handling of four patients who faced complications — women whose care has been cited by the state as it seeks to revoke the clinic's license. The...

 

US sued over health insurance rule for immigrant families

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to prove they can afford health care before they get...

 

Top Trump official regrets immigrant medical relief decision

BOSTON (AP) — A top federal immigration official said Wednesday that he takes responsibility for and regrets how the Trump administration's now rescinded decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for...

 

Former Juul exec alleges company shipped tainted products

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by lawyers representing...

 

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