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 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    December 6, 2019

Oklahoma QB Hurts, Baylor QB Brewer create havoc as runners

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley never imagined having his quarterback run the ball so much. He's also never had one quite like Jalen Hurts. The graduate transfer has rushed for 1,217 yards and 18 touchdowns this season and is...

 

Oklahoma treasurer reports slump in November collections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Overall collections to Oklahoma's state treasury in November were less than the same month last year, due in large part to declines in sales and oilfield tax payments, treasury officials said Thursday. Oklahoma Treasurer Randy...

 

Textron Aviation announces layoffs, most in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Textron Aviation says the company is laying off an undisclosed number of workers, with most of the layoffs at its headquarters in Wichita. The company announced the layoffs Thursday but did not say how many employees would be...

 

Norman man sentenced to life in fatal shooting of daughter

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Cleveland County judge has sentenced a Norman man to life in prison without parole for the fatal shooting of his 22-year-old daughter. Ronald Lee McMullen, 45, was sentenced Wednesday after again proclaiming his innocence....

 

New law school approved for Washburn University

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University School of Law will be getting a new home. Washburn's Board of Regents on Wednesday approved the plan for a $33 million building on the Topeka campus. WIBW reports the university will begin working on the...

 

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in Collaboration with DXC Technology, Achieves Milestone in Implementing Medicaid Management Information System

TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2019-- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in collaboration with DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), has implemented and attained certification from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

 

Oklahoma tribe warns 'intolerable risk' over gaming dispute

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With a deadline for new Oklahoma gaming compact looming, a Native American tribe has warned the federal government that it might take legal action to avoid disruption to tribal casino operations in the state. Chickasaw Nation...

 

Why are moths attracted to light?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Carlos Linares, Boise State University and Jesse Barber, Boise State University (THE CONVERSATION) Curious Kids is a series for...

 

University of Oklahoma seeks to be dismissed from lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma is asking to be dismissed from a sexual assault lawsuit against a former OU vice president. The motion filed Tuesday says the university is immune from the claims by Levi Hilliard that allege former...

 

UNR promoting free-tuition for low-income students

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno is reaching out to prospective students about financial aid opportunities for lower income families. School officials hosted a news conference Thursday with students who have received free tuition,...

 

Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse

DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters continued to battle hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began. Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the...

 

Coast Guard, Navy boats collide in Alaska; 9 injured

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard vessel collided with a U.S. Navy boat, injuring nine people, including one critically, off Alaska's Kodiak Island. The accident occurred Wednesday evening in Women's Bay near Kodiak's Coast Guard base,...

 

Governor: All 3 crew killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — All three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not released,...

 

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

DALLAS (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is backing away from requiring that U.S. citizens submit to facial-recognition technology when they leave or enter the country. The department said Thursday that it has no plans to expand facial recogn...

 

2 Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and a top associate of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. and British officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100...

 

R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised indictment...

 

Miami Beach unveils traffic sculpture made of sand

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took artist Leandro Erlich two years and 330 tons (299 metric tons) of sand to create his largest work of art to date — a giant traffic jam, made entirely of sand. Erlich was commissioned by the city of Miami Beach to...

 

ECU Men's Basketball's Second Half Downs Bacone

ADA, Okla. – The East Central University men's basketball team and Bacone University were close (45-40) after the first half, but the Tigers (6-1) second half charge led ECU to a 104-67 victory in the Kerr Activities Center. Scoring 1st Half:...

 

OBU Volleyball: Historic Season Ends at NCAA Tournament

KEARNEY, Neb. – An historic season that saw Oklahoma Baptist claim its first NCAA Tournament berth and Great American Conference title came to a close on Thursday night as the No. 8-seeded Bison fell to No. 1-seed Nebraska-Kearney, 3-0 (21-25,...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    December 6, 2019

Basketball: Huge Fourth Quarter Helps Lady Dawgs Extend Home Win Streak

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The #25 SWOSU Women's Basketball team outscored Oklahoma Christian 34-10 in the fourth quarter to break open a two-point game and pull away for an 84-57 victory on Thursday evening – their 34th consecutive win inside the Pion...

 

Basketball: Late barrage gives No. 25 Southwestern win over Lady Eagles

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (Dec. 5, 2019) – The boxscore shows Southwestern Oklahoma State won comfortably on Thursday, beating Oklahoma Christian 84-58 in a nonconference game at the Pioneer Cellular Events Center. But stats, as they say, can often be dec...

 

Hobby Lobby to donate St. Gregory campus to Oklahoma Baptist

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hobby Lobby says it plans to donate the campus of the now-defunct St. Gregory's University to nearby Oklahoma Baptist University. The Oklahoma City-based craft retailer and its founding Green family announced Friday that...

 

Feds indict 35 people in gang-related drug trafficking case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma City say 35 people have been indicted as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy coordinated by imprisoned gang leaders using contraband cellphones. U.S. Attorney Timothy Downing said in a...

 

Stitt: Tribes would 'illegally' run games without new deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Native American tribes would be illegally operating certain gambling games after Jan. 1 if they don't resolve a dispute over the tribes' compacts with the state, Gov. Kevin Stitt said. In the latest salvo in the stat...

 

Authorities seek help locating stolen Native American items

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are seeking help finding several Native American pieces that were stolen during a residential burglary near Salina. The Saline County Sheriff's Office released photos Friday of several of the items that were taken...

 

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