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Former Ranger Eichenberger named strength coach for Nuggets

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State alum Felipe Eichenberger has officially been named Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association....

 

Strong performances earn Ward and Massing Athlete of the Month honors

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State athletic department has announced Cole "Willy" Ward of men's golf and Jenny Massing of women's rodeo as its October Blue Sky Media Athletes of the...

 
 By Ray Fink    Sports    November 5, 2017

Bison Blow Out St. Gregory's

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist put the Shawnee world back in order with an 81-67 victory over St. Gregory's in Sumner Field House Friday in what was an exhibition game for the Bison. Britt Hammons and Chandler Rickey dominated, each recording...

 

Storm Give Bisons Scare at GAC Championships

SEARCY, Ark. — With just eight minutes left to play in the semifinals of the Great American Conference Championships, Southern Nazarene could see its first finals appearance as it led 2-1. Harding though knotted the game at 2-2 in the 84th minute...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    November 5, 2017

Harding Men's Soccer Advances to GAC Championship after Penalty Kick Shootout

SEARCY – Harding's first game in its defense of its Great American Conference Tournament title took a little longer than the No. 1 seeded Bisons expected, but junior Jason Diaz's goal in penalty kicks sealed Harding's spot in Sunday's championship...

 

Tigers Win Overtime Thriller

SEARCY, Ark. – The Ouachita Baptist men's soccer team defeated Oklahoma Baptist 4-3 Friday evening in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament. Tinashe Chigede scored three unanswered goals to help Ouachita fight its back from a...

 

Local voting districts seen as crucial to election security

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Last November, election officials in a small Rhode Island town were immediately suspicious when results showed 99 percent of voters had turned down a noncontroversial measure about septic systems. It turned out that an oval on t...

 

Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of taking the country hostage, in a surprise move that plunged the nation into uncertainty amid...

 

Trump's Asia trip presents a crucial international test

HONOLULU (AP) — On his most grueling and consequential trip abroad, President Donald Trump stands ready to exhort Asian allies and rivals on the need to counter the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat. The 12-day, five-country trip, the...

 

AP Explains: Bergdahl judge weighed complex leniency factors

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's brutal five years of captivity by Taliban allies carried significant weight in an Army judge's decision to spare him prison time for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009, legal experts said....

 

As US prepares to leave UNESCO, envoy urges deep reforms

PARIS (AP) — The chief U.S. envoy at UNESCO says anti-Israel bias and opaque bureaucracy are hobbling the U.N. cultural agency and is urging deep reforms. Chris Hegadorn made the appeal Saturday at the agency's Paris headquarters in one of the...

 

Congressional leaders call for sexual harassment training

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading lawmakers are calling for mandatory training and other steps to prevent sexual harassment in Congress as the national spotlight on gender hostility in the workplace falls on Capitol Hill. The calls from House Speaker Paul...

 

Latest JFK files say no evidence found of CIA link to Oswald

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released government documents regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded." A 1975 CIA memo says a thorough search of agency records in an...

 

Crashed Russian helicopter raised from its Arctic seabed

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian helicopter was raised Saturday from the seabed where it had crashed last month off Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago with eight people on board. Norway's Accident Investigation Board says none of the missing...

 

Territorial losses suffered by Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — With new losses, the Islamic State group has been driven from more than 96 percent of the large parts of Iraq and Syria it once held, crushing its goal of establishing a "caliphate" that challenges existing borders. The militants are...

 

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips charged with DWI in Texas

PORTLAND, Texas (AP) — Actor Lou Diamond Phillips faces a driving while intoxicated charge in Texas for an incident that happened just hours before he appeared at a speaking engagement in Corpus Christi. Police in Portland, Texas, arrested...

 

Oklahoma charter school lawsuit aims to increase revenues

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Public Charter School Association's lawsuit against the state aims to accomplish what legislation recently did in Colorado and Florida — increase charter schools' access to public dollars. At issue in the lawsuit...

 

Future uncertain for Oklahoma circus

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — Wearing a white cowboy hat and sitting ringside, John Ringling North II watches almost every performance of Kelly Miller Circus — a remarkable feat if you know the Hugo-based show runs twice daily during its 33-week...

 

2 former Oklahoma lawmakers appointed to USDA positions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Republican former Oklahoma state representatives have been named directors of U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies in Oklahoma. The U.S.D.A. announced Saturday that former Rep. Scott Biggs of Chickasha was appointed by...

 

Oklahoma City, Tulsa schools allowed to intervene in lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City and Tulsa school districts are being allowed to intervene in a lawsuit by charter schools over funding. An Oklahoma County district court judge ruled Friday that the two can join the lawsuit by the Oklahoma...

 

Kansas woman 5th to be charged in killings of 3 people

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A grand jury indicted a Kansas woman on first-degree murder and other charges for her alleged involvement in the killing of three people earlier this year, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said Saturday. In addition t...

 

Kansas commission reviewing wastewater well permits

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas' energy-regulating agency is reviewing errors found in oil wastewater permits. Six wastewater wells were issued permits even though their operators didn't accurately inform nearby residents that they have a right to...

 

Kansas governor confirms he fired ex-commerce secretary

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office has confirmed that he fired the state Department of Commerce's top administrator in June partly over questions about agency contracts — an about-face after weeks of denying that the former...

 

Kansas welfare chief retiring amid scrutiny of foster care

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top administrator at the Kansas Department for Children and Families plans to retire Dec. 1 after months of scrutiny of the agency's oversight of services for abused and neglected children. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's...

 

Kansas State stepping up patrols after racist incident

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is stepping up police patrols and taking other safety measures following a spate of racial incidents that culminated this week when a black man's car parked near campus was scrawled with racist...

 

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