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Oklahoma governor appoints Kane to state Supreme Court seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Osage County District Judge John Kane to a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court. Stitt announced the appointment on Tuesday, choosing from among three applicants submitted by the...

 

Oklahoma judge accused of not filing income tax returns

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge has been indicted on four counts of failing to file state income tax returns. Court records indicate the misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday against 43-year-old Kendra Coleman of Oklahoma...

 

2 students arrested for "hoax" threats to Oklahoma school

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — Two students have been arrested for what police say were hoax threats on social media to a suburban Oklahoma City school district. Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Jason Simeroth and Police Chief John Corn said at a news...

 

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates may be released under new law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New criminal justice guidelines will likely make hundreds of Oklahoma inmates eligible for accelerated release from prison, according to the executive director of the state Pardon and Parole Board. The board's staff is working...

 

Study recommends improvements to Tulsa-area levee system

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a $160 million plan to shore up levees around Oklahoma's second largest city that have been weakened by periodic flooding. The Corps released a feasibility study Monday that...

 

Surgeon banned from operating room at Wichita VA hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed. The Kansas City Star reports Veteran Affair's banned...

 

Shawnee Mission district adopts LGBTQ protections

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County school district has voted to add LGBTQ protections to its nondiscrimination policy. The Shawnee Mission school board voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the LGBTQ language. It joins nearby districts...

 

University of Kansas ending science, math teaching programs

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to close its Center for STEM Learning and a program designed to attract math and science teachers. Program director Steven Case said Friday that the center and the UKanTeach program will close...

 

Jurors deadlock in trial of priest accused of molestation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Kansas priest who was suspended from the ministry after he was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl on two occasions. A Wyandotte County jury...

 

Suspect arrested in Garden City restaurant owner's death

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Garden City police say a 31-year-old suspect is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after a restaurant owner was killed. Police said in a news release Tuesday that Marcus William Roady was arrested in the death of...

 

Death of rural Kansas homicide suspect ruled suicide

PLAINVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a western Kansas shooting death has killed himself after law enforcement interviewed him. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that 47-year-old Jon Flowers's death was a suicide....

 

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and...

 

Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and included a moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn't sure he'd be able to...

 

US economy could shrug off oil prices if disruption is brief

DALLAS (AP) — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S. economy will probably be modest. Prices spiked Monday by...

 

Backers to revise Arizona marijuana measure after review

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Supporters of an Arizona measure to legalize marijuana for people 21 and older are making some changes to their initiative. The backers originally filed the 16-page "Smart and Safe Arizona Act" proposal with the state in early...

 

Federal agent shot, suspect killed during Texas traffic stop

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent has been shot and one suspect is dead following a traffic stop east of the border city of Del Rio. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that two agents pulled over a vehicle...

 

Police: Man fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the shooting death of a man in his 20s. Police say in a news release that the shooting happened just after 2:30 p.m. Friday in a commercial district near the Bethel Welborn...

 

Police investigating shooting death of Kansas City man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a 55-year-old man in the parking lot of a convenience store on the city's northeast side. Police say in a news release that the victim was Jordan Smith. Police say...

 

Museum will honor washerwoman who funded scholarships

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The wood-frame home where a Mississippi washerwoman lived as she scrimped to create a scholarship fund has been moved to a museum district honoring African American accomplishments. The Hattiesburg home of the late Oseola...

 

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree footage of Churchrock, New Mexico, to show how...

 

Fire chief: 1 person hurt in Dodge City Cargill plant fire

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials say one person suffered smoke inhalation in a fire at a meatpacking plant in southwestern Kansas. Wichita station KSNW reports that the fire broke out Friday afternoon at the Cargill plant in Dodge City. The...

 

Rescued hawk to be new animal ambassador at Pittsburg State

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Delia Lister tries to coax Alexander onto her glove, calling him "buddy" and giving him a dead mouse to snack on. But with others around, he's more interested in squawking to let the newcomers know they've entered his...

 

Hearing set on quest to withhold fatal police shooting video

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled on an objection to a southeast Oklahoma prosecutor's request to withhold public release of a video of a fatal police shooting in McAlester. The McAlester News-Capital and McAlester attorney...

 

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to...

 

Kansas State Fair to evaluate gun rules for concert security

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Fair will reevaluate its gun policy this fall because concert security concerns could conflict with state law that allows gun owners to carry their weapons openly. The fair had to screen concertgoers at the...

 

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