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Rangers basketball team falls to Langston in Exhibition Play

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's basketball hosted Langston University (3-0) Tuesday night in exhibition action as the Rangers took to the hardwood at home for the first time this... Full story

 

Northwestern to host a cappella group Vox Audio Nov. 27

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host the second performance in the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series lineup with Vox Audio on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Vox...

 

Basketball: Lady Eagles fall at UCO

EDMOND, Okla. (Nov. 15, 2018) – From Oklahoma Christian's perspective, it was a basketball game the Lady Eagles will want to quickly forget. Central Oklahoma hit 14 of 30 3-point attempts and posted a 53-31 rebounding advantage in downing OC 95-50...

 

Men's Basketball: Hilaire's Late 3 Propels Hillcats to Win over RiverHawks

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Senior Saint Hilaire hit a 3-pointer with only seconds remaining to propel the Rogers State men's basketball team to a 71-66 win over in-state rival Northeastern State on Wednesday (Nov. 14) night at the Claremore Expo Center....

 

Women's Basketball: Huge Run Downs Hillcats in 63-55 Loss to NSU

CLAREMORE, Okla. – The Rogers State women's basketball team suffered a 63-55 loss to in-state rival Northeastern State as the visiting RiverHawks used a 19-2 second-half run to pull away on Wednesday (Nov. 14) at the Claremore Expo Center. The Hill...

 

Women's Basketball: Suns re-write record book in win over Ecclesia

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Nine Arkansas Tech basketball players reached double figures in points, led by a 25-point performance by Ashley Breathitt and a 23-point performance by Jacie Higgins as the Golden Suns (1-2) topped Ecclesia College (0-8) 149-44...

 

HSU's Bighetti Takes Gold in 200 Meter Backstroke for Team Brazil at 2018 South American Championships

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Freshman swimmer Nathan Bighetti brought the Henderson State Red Wave some international recognition last week when he competed for Team Brazil at the 2018 South American Championships in Trujillo, Peru. One of just 14 male...

 

Incoming GOP Senate leader calls for new Oklahoma agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The incoming Republican leader of the Oklahoma Senate says he wants to create a new state agency to evaluate spending and performance of all other state agencies. New Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced Thursday...

 

Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with a memorandum of agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed. "This MOA proposes absolutely no...

 

Bass Pro Shops pulls Trail of Tears rifle amid complaints

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops pulled a used 1978 Winchester rifle commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears from one of its Arkansas store's shelves and apologized to the tribe after a photo of the gun led to calls to boycott the outdoor gear...

 

Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85. Publicist Jerem...

 

High voter turnout increases initiative signature threshold

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — High voter turnout during Oklahoma's gubernatorial election has had an unintended consequence — an increase in the state's initiative petition signature requirement. The Journal Record reports that increasing the signature...

 

House Democrats pick Norman attorney to lead minority caucus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives have elected a 32-year-old Norman attorney to lead the minority caucus for the next two years. House Democrats chose Rep. Emily Virgin over Oklahoma City Rep. Jason Dunnington...

 

White official tells black woman he belongs to 'master race'

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A white county commissioner in northeast Kansas who told a black city planner that he belongs to "the master race" as he rejected her proposed development plan is coming under pressure from fellow commissioners to resign....

 

Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar at sentencing any victim impact...

 

Kansas man who grew marijuana in park sentenced to prison

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 55-year-old Kansas man who was growing marijuana on an island in the Neosho River has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Scott Joseph Skibo, of Chetopa, was sentenced...

 

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals. Christa Jordan, a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas...

 

Senate confirms Kansas bank regulator Bowman for Fed board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Michelle Bowman, a Kansas banking regulator, as a member of the Federal Reserve board. Bowman was approved on a 64-34 vote to fill the spot on the seven-member board reserved for someone with...

 

Galloway launches long-awaited Jackson County audit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A long-awaited state audit of Jackson County has begun. The Kansas City Star reports that Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Thursday that her audit of the county's finances and operations is under way, 10 months...

 

Ex-massage therapist guilty of secretly recording woman

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City massage therapist faces sentencing Jan. 3 after admitting that he secretly recorded video of a woman while she undressed. The Kansas City Star reports that 32-year-old Daniel Gorski pleaded guilty...

 

Kansas AG: Kobach not liable for exposure of voter data

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' attorney general contends that Secretary of State Kris Kobach shouldn't be held personally liable for exposing sensitive personal information about hundreds of voters and that the voters have no constitutional right to...

 

Wyoming student faces 9 counts of attempted murder

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The 14-year-old junior high student who brought two handguns and 36 rounds of ammunition to a Wyoming school and threatened to shoot another student and staff members faces nine counts of attempted first-degree murder. Each...

 

Criticized deputy refuses to testify about school massacre

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For months, members of the panel investigating Florida's high school massacre have called the sheriff's deputy assigned to guard the campus "a coward" for hiding and not rushing inside in an attempt to stop the shooter. Given...

 

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. Seven...

 

Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

BEIJING (AP) — Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking...

 

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