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Keeping students safe is a growth industry struggling to fulfill its mission

John S. Carlson, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) In the 25 years I’ve spent working as a school psychologist and professor of school psychology, I’ve never seen so much federal, state and local money spent to “harden” school...

 

US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health experts on Thursday recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help many more patients at risk for heart attack, stroke and related health problems. Currently the drug, Vascepa, is...

 

Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Conversion therapy for LGBTQ young people will not be allowed in Kansas City. The city council on Thursday approved an ordinance banning the therapy, which tries to change a gay or transgender person’s sexual orientation...

 

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals alone would help vulnerable ocean ecosystems to grow. The plan would create 21 protected areas off the...

 

Oklahoma governor digs in on gambling showdown with tribes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new Republican governor doubled down Thursday on his position that the state’s gambling compacts with Indian tribes expire at the end of the year, setting up a potential legal showdown with some of the state’s...

 

Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Cou...

 

Trump's pick for energy boss answers Nevada's nuke concerns

RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to become the next U.S. energy secretary pledged Thursday to uphold his predecessor’s promise to begin removing weapons-grade plutonium the government secretly shipped last year to a security site...

 

NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private crew launches

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA auditors warned Thursday the space agency faces “significant safety and technical challenges” that need to be solved before astronauts fly in private capsules. In its report, NASA’s inspector general office...

 

After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again

SEATTLE (AP) — Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted the crew towing in the body of a gray whale. His shop class worked to clean the...

 

Texas state lawmaker admits cocaine at airport was his

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A prominent Texas state lawmaker admitted Thursday that he dropped an envelope containing several baggies of cocaine at an Austin airport, and he said he would be seeking drug treatment. The state police said airport security...

 

ECU Women's Basketball Falls at Tarleton State

STEPHENVIILLE, Texas – The East Central University women's basketball team started their two-game road trip in Texas with a 70-50 loss at Tarleton State. Scoring 1st Quarter: 11-25 The Texans (3-0) jumped out to a 7-0 advantage in the first 3:20...

 
 By James Hill    Sports    November 15, 2019

Men's Basketball: Bison Upset No. 24 Tarleton on the Road

STEPHENVILLE, Texas - The Oklahoma Baptist men's basketball team used a dominant performance on the boards to go with stifling defense as they knocked off No. 24 Tarleton State 69-57 on Thursday evening as Wisdom Gymnasium. OBU shot 21 of 59 (36%) fr...

 

Volleyball: Storm Close 2019 With Senior Night Loss

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern got off to a strong start but was unable to maintain the momentum, but it was Caitlin Cosby's move up the Great American Conference career digs list that highlighted Senior Night for the Savage Storm in a 3-1 loss to...

 

Volleyball: SNU finishes regular season schedule with 3-1 win over Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – In the 2019 regular season finale, Southern Nazarene hit the road one final time and silenced Southeastern Oklahoma State 3-1 to build some momentum heading to Hot Springs next week. The Crimson Storm (21-10, 10-6 GAC) did exactly...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    November 15, 2019

Basketball: Lady Bulldogs Move to 3-0 with Win over St. Mary's

LUBBOCK, Texas – Behind 22 points from Maddie Sperle and 20 from Makyra Tramble, the #20-ranked SWOSU Women's Basketball team defeated St. Mary's on Friday afternoon at the Lubbock Christian Classic. SWOSU scored 27 points in the first quarter and...

 

Basketball: School Records, Career Highs Highlight 107-41 Win for Hillcats Over Randall

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State Women's Basketball team set a pair of school records on Thursday in a 107-41 victory over Randall University at the Claremore Expo Center. The Hillcats matched a school record with 44 field goals made in the...

 

Volleyball: Golden Suns clinch tournament berth with win over Southern Arkansas

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Brianna Merkel's seven kills on 12 attempts and Allie Anderson's nine kills led the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (16-13, 8-8 Great American Conference) to victory over Southern Arkansas (3-24, 1-15) in straight sets (25-23, 25-16,...

 

Men's Basketball: Wonder Boys surge past champion Christian

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - R.J. Glasper poured in 27 points and dished out 13 assists, leading a cast of six Arkansas Tech players to reach double figures as the Wonder Boys (2-1) picked up a 102-77 win over Champion Christian on Thursday night at Tucker C...

 

Harding: Women's Basketball Shows Dominance in 89-67 Win over No. 24 Angelo State

SEARCY – The Harding women's basketball team made 12 3-pointers as it defeated No. 24 Angelo State 89-67 Friday in front of 1,620 elementary students. It was Harding's first win over a ranked team since defeating No. 6 Emporia State 58-56 in the...

 

Harding Volleyball Drops Five-Set Battle at Henderson State

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The Harding volleyball team fell at Henderson State 3-2 (18-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-23, 16-14) Thursday in Great American Conference action. After tonight's GAC results, Harding will be the No. 6 seed in the GAC Tournament in Hot S...

 

Men's Basketball: Tigers Suffer a Loss to Dallas Baptist 70-56

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Tigers take the fight to the Dallas Baptist Patriots but suffer a 70-56 point defeat. Kendarious Smith led the Tigers in scoring putting 13 points; however, he played an all-around great game adding in eight rebounds and three...

 

Ouachita Volleyball: Tigers Defeat UAM in a Five Set Thriller

RKADELPHIA, Ark. – Senior night was an instant classic for the Tigers as they won their third straight fifth set match with a 3-2 victory over Arkansas-Monticello at Sturgis Physical Education Center. Senior Katie Camp brought the power in her...

 

Soccer: Tigers End Season in First Round of GAC Tournament

WEATHERFORD, Okla. - Ouachita Women's Soccer fought hard in the opening round of the Great American Conference Tournament but fall in the end to Oklahoma Baptist 1-0. The Tigers battled throughout but only put in five shots during the game. Gracen...

 

Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million be...

 

Oklahoma couple charged in death of 3-year-old they adopted

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — A Broken Arrow couple is charged in the death of their 3-year-old daughter who they had adopted less than a year ago. Court documents show 25-year-old Kelsey Seaman was charged Friday with first-degree murder, child abuse,...

 

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