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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...

 

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...

 

Oklahoma governor picks agency veteran as new prisons boss

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt appointed on Friday a longtime Department of Corrections veteran to lead the agency. Stitt announced Scott Crow, a 23-year employee of the agency, would serve as the new executive director. Crow has...

 

Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a "swear journal" documenting his obscene outbursts is facing complaints that his conduct violates...

 

Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have b...

 

Caroline Kennedy christens father's namesake carrier

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline has christened a new aircraft carrier that is named after the 35th U.S. president. Caroline Kennedy smashed a bottle across the USS John Kennedy carrier's hull Saturday at the shipyard...

 

Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break. The justices denied the administration's plea to undo a lower court ruling in favor of inmates who...

 

University developing hearing protection for military dogs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are working on developing hearing protection for canines on the battlefield. The head of the project tells WKRC-TV in Cincinnati that the goal is to prevent short-term hearing loss in...

 

Police: Tesla driver who hit 2 cars says he used autopilot

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The driver of a Tesla says the car was on autopilot when it struck a police cruiser and a disabled vehicle on Saturday in Connecticut, according to State Police. State Police said troopers responded to Interstate 95...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM:...

 

Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs' ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is...

 

SPCA: Cat dies after being found shot with arrow near store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Animal welfare authorities in Pennsylvania are asking for help from the public in finding a person responsible for apparently shooting a cat with an arrow and leaving the animal to die in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Society...

 

Goldbugs lose 7th place to OBA at Pioneer

Waukomis – After opening their season with a 50-41 win over Chisholm Tuesday, the Alva Goldbugs basketball team fared poorly in the Mustang Stampede Tournament at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale. Ranked...

 

Alva's Fifth Grade performed "The Nutcracker Suite"

Kiley Feely directed the Fifth grade in "The Nutcracker Suite" this past Friday to a full house. The stage was packed with excited students in a variety of colorful costumes for the event. Parents,...

 

Santa Arrives in Alva during The Christmas Parade

Lacking snow, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in Alva Saturday in a horse-drawn carriage guided by Jerrad Bradt at the reins. The Christmas parade featured floats, antique cars, city vehicles, local...

 

Ladybugs are Mustang Stampede Champs

Waukomis – After dominating the first two rounds of the Mustang Stampede Tournament at Pioneer, the Ladybugs struggled against the Hooker Lady Bulldogs for the championship. It was only in the last...

 

Rangers lose momentum in Southeastern loss

ALVA, Okla.– Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers dropped a tough loss to nationally ranked Great American Conference opponent Southeastern Saturday afternoon. With a tight score in the...

 

Lady Rangers held off by Southeastern 68-54, after slow start

ALVA, Okla. – The Red and Black looked to make it four straight wins Saturday afternoon but were fought off by the Savage Storm 68-54. Southeastern opened the game on a 17-3 run, which was just too...

 

Playoff showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak. The Clemson Tigers are one heck of a No. 3 seed. Clemson will play second-seeded Ohio State in prime time Dec. 28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the...

 

Average US price of gas drops 1 penny per gallon to $2.65

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dipped 1 penny per gallon (3.8 liters) to $2.65 over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that further cuts to retail...

 

Investigator say settlement reached in county overpayments

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An investigator for the Oklahoma attorney general says more than half the overpayments to Grady County elected officials has been repaid and an undisclosed agreement was reached for repayment of the remaining funds. Angela...

 

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher...

 

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man who "was looking for an officer to kill" drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday....

 

Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral....

 

Mother, son survive tough kidney transplant surgery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Noah Broadway has three kidneys. The Memphis teenager has the two kidneys he was born with, which don't work well. He also has a third one, healthy, that was transplanted into his body in an operation that could have killed...

 

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