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Oklahoma pastor emphasizes message of inclusion

ENID, Okla. (AP) — "There is a commonality in our faith, in something beyond ourselves and beyond our particular perspective." The Rev. Jerry Galbreath, former pastor at University Place Christian Church, said that was one of the key messages he...

 

University of Oklahoma professor leads dry stream research

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cutting under a bridge along East Indian Hills Road near Norman, Elm Creek transforms from pool to riffle and teems with midges, detritivores and oligochaetes. Big words for bugs and worms. Listen long enough to Daniel C....

 

Arkansas medical student reflects on family legacy

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — At the start of their medical careers, Meredith Grey and Jackson Avery weren't exactly forthcoming about their families, coming from world-renowned surgeons and all. Grey didn't want her class to know her mother was one of...

 

Bacone College coach shows pride in school, culture.

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Bacone College cross-country coach Phillip "Bugsy" Barnoskie wears a cap showing pride in his school and his culture. The cap shows a tomahawk, a logo for Bacone athletics. "Being from Muskogee, I always knew Bacone,"...

 

City in Oklahoma becomes popular filming location

ENID, Okla. (AP) — The people of Enid have a great pride in their city, and for a place populated with about 50,000 people, they know how to mind their manners when company comes. They know how to keep quiet and how to be respectful, even when dazz...

 

US Supreme Court seeks more details in Oklahoma case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is asking new questions in a case that will decide whether an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe retains control over a vast swath of eastern Oklahoma. The court on Tuesday asked attorneys for both the U.S. and...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    December 5, 2018

Oklahoma QB Murray's 2-sport persistence pays off

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's Kyler Murray pulled off an impressive triple play during a brutal 30-hour stretch in April. On a Friday night, he played center field for the Sooners' baseball team. The next day, he played quarterback in the...

 

US Marshals apprehend escaped Oklahoma inmate in Missouri

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a man convicted of murder who escaped from a county jail in Oklahoma has been apprehended in Missouri. Deputy U.S. Marshal Callen Stephens says 34-year-old Patrick M. Walker was taken into...

 

Oklahoma jail inmate bites off parts of officer's ears

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma jail inmate is facing new charges after authorities say he attacked a detention officer and bit off parts of his ears. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Benjamin Buford assaulted the detention...

 

Commission OKs $105M contract for Oklahoma City highway work

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has awarded a $105 million contract to expand the interchange between interstates 235 and 44 in Oklahoma City, which transportation officials say will help end bottlenecking on the two hig...

 

Body of 14-year-old boy found after Oklahoma apartment fire

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Logan County say the body of a 14-year-old boy was discovered in the rubble of an apartment building that caught fire and burned. Firefighters say they found the body of 14-year-old Saul Bernal, an eighth grade...

 

Snow and ice expected in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong cold front followed by a storm system is expected to bring snow and freezing rain to Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas later this week. The National Weather Service said Tuesday the front will move across the Texas and...

 

Lawsuit: Kansas "Ag-Gag" law violates free speech rights

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas law banning secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalizes free speech on matters of considerable public concern, a coalition of animal rights and consumer protection...

 

Gunman shoots man, then chases him to hospital and kills him

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A gunman is suspected of wounding a man and a woman and chasing them 2 ½ miles to a Kansas hospital, where he fatally shot the man as he ran to the entrance. The gunman then took his own life, authorities say. Police said...

 

Woman killed in Lawrence will be honored in Rose Parade

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who was killed by a stray bullet in Lawrence will be honored in the Rose Bowl Parade. Leah Brown, of Shawnee, will be one of about 40 organ, eye and tissue donors from across the country who will be...

 

New Kansas governor wants to roll back cash assistance rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor wants state lawmakers to roll back a work requirement and other cash assistance rules championed by a Republican predecessor as she prepares to grapple with problems in the state's child welfare s...

 

University of Kansas campus to be wind-powered by 2020

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100 percent by wind energy by 2020. The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year agreement is expected to lower the...

 

Les Miles brings Auburn offensive coordinator to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is leaving Auburn to take the same job at Kansas. Kansas announced Tuesday that new coach Les Miles named Lindsey to his staff. Lindsey has been Auburn's offensive coordinator for the last...

 

Teacher and former officer pleads guilty to sex with student

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) — A 45-year-old former Maize teacher and law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Prosecutors said Johnny Yelverton pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of unlawful sexual...

 

'Nutcracker' prince proposes to stunned Dewdrop Fairy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The prince in the "Nutcracker" had a special present for his favorite ballerina during a performance of the holiday classic in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that Allison Evans was playing the Dewdrop Fairy in the...

 

Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has convinced the leaders of a small northern Colorado town to overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights, and he already knows who his first target will be — his little brother. Dane Best, who...

 

Woman pleads guilty to bludgeoning, crushing boyfriend

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds. Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after...

 

Amusement park finds wallet lost nearly 4 years ago

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has his wallet back nearly four years after it apparently fell out of his pocket while riding a roller coaster. It was a running family joke to tell the kids to look for dad's wallet every time they visited...

 

Dwindling list of missing people brings relief to burn area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears t...

 

White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration raised doubts Tuesday about the substance of a U.S.-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge and intensifying fears of a global economic slowdown.  Investors had initially...

 

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