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Freedom anniversaries

Happy Anniversary To Nov. 30: Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Walker Dec. 10: Mr. & Mrs. Arly Eden Dec. 11: Mr. & Mrs. Justin Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Bret Nixon Dec. 1t: Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Rader Dec. 17: Mr. & Mrs. Barclay Holt (Note: Send corrections, additions to:...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Nov. 29: Sheli Breshears, Hammons Hepner, Bonnie Wares, Carol Bowers, Darol Wilson, Irene Bush Nov. 30: Lance Province, Shay Wilson Dec. 1: Sharon Harris, Randy Wilson, Shawn James, Connie Wise Dec. 3: Ramona Burkhart, Oren Leon...

 

Freedom Public School Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 1: 2-4 p.m. 4-H Has Talent contest, Alva High School auditorium Monday, Dec. 2: Academic Triad 4 vs Okeene at Aline-Cleo Monday, Dec. 2: 4 p.m. Junior high basketball at Beaver Monday, Dec. 2: 6:30 p.m. High school basketball at Beaver...

 

State defines line it would draw for allowing 4-day school weeks

The state’s bar has been set for schools to operate on a four-day week and the requirements could force many schools back to five days a week. School leaders and community members can weigh in for the next three weeks on new proposed...

 

That was some wind!

Just how windy was it Tuesday? The forecasters were calling for winds above 50 mph in some areas of Oklahoma. According to the Mesonet, Freedom’s maximum wind gust was measured at 62 mph. That was just below the maximum reading of 63 mph for the...

 

Freedom sales tax collections down 5.5 percent

The Oklahoma Tax Commission disbursed $155,875,478 in sales tax collections to cities and towns in November, up $5,593.522 from November 2018. Use tax disbursement to cities and towns was $21,253,925. In county returns, the counties shared in a... Full story

 

Death-row inmate dies in Oklahoma State Penitentiary

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The Department of Corrections says an Oklahoma death-row inmate has died in custody. The department says in a press release that an officer found Albert Johnson unresponsive Monday in his bed at the Oklahoma State...

 

Oklahoma wildfire danger eases with weather shift

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say wind-whipped wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma that forced residents from their homes and destroyed two single-family residences were mostly contained Wednesday as cooler temperatures and gentler winds reduced...

 

Former Oklahoma probation officer sentenced for sex assaults

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma probation and parole officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting two women he supervised while they were on probation. Court documents show 35-year-old Steven Powers was sentenced...

 

Ruling: Sleeping judge not automatic reason for retrial

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court says a guilty ruling against a man accused of firearms charges shouldn't be automatically reversed because the judge fell asleep during the first day of trial. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that...

 

Judge appoints state agency to take control of human remains

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Shawnee County judge has appointed a state agency to take control of human remains stored by a Kansas man who is temporarily banned from conducting autopsies. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a statement Tuesday that...

 

Hikers answer plea to find wedding ring lost on mountaintop

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man's quest to find his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot snow-covered mountain in New Hampshire has been completed by a couple of hikers — and a metal detector. WMUR-TV reports Bill Giguere, of Massachusetts, recently lost...

 

Act of kindness softens police sorrow over spilled doughnuts

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — The loss of Krispy Kreme doughnuts documented by police in Georgia has come to a bittersweet ending. A Facebook post from Brookhaven police shows officers respond to the scene of "total carnage" Tuesday morning. It says...

 

Man using magnet fishes WWI-era grenade from Michigan river

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A magnet-wielding angler has fished a World War I-era grenade from a western Michigan river. WOOD-TV reports the angler found the explosive Tuesday after dangling the magnet from a bridge in the Grand River in Grand...

 

Utah hearing for Hawaii suspect in extreme cyberstalking

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man tormented a Utah family for over a year by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes, according to a U.S....

 

Fired Navy leader highly critical of Trump in SEAL case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Spencer, who was fired this week for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief "has very little understanding" of how the American military...

 

Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two bills aimed at supporting human rights and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. Trump signed the bills, which were approved by near unanimous consent in the House and Senate, even...

 

3 hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by 2 massive explosions

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile...

 

Report: US lacked technology to track separated families

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government separated thousands of families despite knowing it lacked the technology to document and track their whereabouts, according to a report released Wednesday by an internal government watchdog. The problem resulted...

 

Utah banning 'conversion therapy' with Mormon church backing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is on its way to becoming the 19th state to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy in January after state officials formed a proposal that has the support of the influential Church of a Jesus Christ of...

 

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wednesday a bill that's meant to reduce the appeal of the...

 

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