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The Latest: Searchers find bodies of 2 young Colorado girls

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 7 p.m. Investigators who found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week have discovered what they...

 

Oklahoma School for the Deaf closed after threat called in

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services says officials believe Thursday's threat to...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 17, 2018 

Police: Boy repeatedly stabs girl during school assembly

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday and she was airlifted to a hospital, a local sheriff's spokesman said. Mark Opgrande,...

 

Slain felon lied to buy firearm before wounding 3 officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homicide suspect who was killed by Kansas City police after wounding three officers was able to pass a firearm-purchase background check despite an extensive criminal history in Oklahoma. The FBI said in a statement that...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    August 17, 2018 

Spark in deadly Oklahoma well explosion still unidentified

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well that killed five workers followed the removal of a pipe from the well but an ignition source still hasn't been identified, federal investigators said Thursday....

 

Oklahoma lawmakers criticize state audit of Veterans Affairs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are siding with the state's Department of Veterans Affairs after a state audit criticized the agency. The auditor's office received a letter Wednesday signed by 11 lawmakers. The letter accuses auditors of...

 

Oklahoma court rejects claim against Aubrey McClendon estate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected a Tulsa businessman's $500,000 claim against the estate of the late natural gas magnate Aubrey McClendon. The Court of Civil Appeals ruled Thursday that an Oklahoma County district judge...

 

Oklahoma attorney general seeks mandate for cold cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he will push for legislation next year that requires local law enforcement to enter data from cold cases involving missing or unidentified persons into a national database. Hunter...

 

Police: Fake carnival mafia ritual sparked Kansas killings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Kansas carnival worker posed as a member of a fictitious mafia group and ordered fellow workers to kill a couple as part of an initiation ritual, police in Arkansas alleged in filing charges related to dumping the...

 

Man charged with sexually abusing kids at Kansas day care

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 70-year-old man has been charged with molesting five children at a day care in Johnson County. The Kansas City Star reports Lennie Amlin Jr., of Spring Hill, is facing five felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with...

 

Woman sent to prison for Wichita student's killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted of killing a Wichita high school student has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. Twenty-year-old Terasha Diane Presley-Dupree pleaded guilty in July to voluntary manslaughter and criminal discharge...

 

Man charged with murder in stabbing of Kansas victim

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A 49-year-old Paola man is charged with first-degree murder in a fatal stabling last week in Shawnee. Vincenzo Lucasta is charged in the Aug. 8 killing of 57-year-old David J. Paterno, who was found dead at his home. Lucasta,...

 

Documents: Mom depressed before driving into river with kids

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who is charged with killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 1-year-old son by intentionally driving into the Kansas River told authorities she wanted to die and didn't want anyone else to...

 

Moran to speak about global security on 9/11 anniversary

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is speaking at Kansas State University about global security on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Moran's appearance is part of the Landon Lecture series. The series is named for...

 

Professors challenge to Texas 'Campus Carry' law rejected

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S....

 

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to...

 

AAA: Texas retail gasoline prices fall 2 cents this week

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — The average retail gasoline price in Texas fell by 2 cents this week to settle at $2.61 for a gallon of unleaded. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price at the pump statewide fell slightly from $2.63 a gallon...

 
 By ANNA KUCHMENT    Regional    August 17, 2018 

Texas couple races against time to treat son's rare disease

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Ever since doctors diagnosed his son with a rare disease, Doug Woleben has spent every evening on his computer, searching for a way to save the 6-year-old's life. He has mastered the foreign language of medical literature,...

 

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound....

 

Air Force pilot ejects as jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma

MUTUAL, Okla. (AP) — Officials say an Air Force pilot ejected successfully before a jet trainer crashed in western Oklahoma. Air Force officials say the twin-jet T-38 Talon from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma, crashed around 1:45 p.m....

 

More detail in Colorado family killings expected next week

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities prepared Friday to file formal charges against an oil and gas worker accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters inside their suburban home, then dumping their bodies on his employer's p...

 

Drilling grows outside Oklahoma's core oil fields

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Oil production continues to expand throughout Oklahoma, including in areas outside the state's two core fields. The STACK and SCOOP fields are dominated by larger, independent oil companies that include Continental Resources...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 17, 2018 

Police still seeking motive in Oklahoma school stabbing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police and school officials in Oklahoma said Friday that a 14-year-old boy accused of repeatedly stabbing a female classmate during a school assembly had no history of causing trouble before bringing a pocket knife a 4-inch...

 

Honoree: Protesting for civil rights taught valuable lessons

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman who helped usher in the civil rights movement says spending weekends protesting made for an unusual childhood but taught valuable lessons. Marilyn Luper Hildreth was among 13 youths who took part in a...

 

Tulsa considers using driverless shuttles

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa officials are exploring the possibility of operating what they say would be the first driverless shuttle in Oklahoma. The Tulsa World reports that the autonomous electric shuttle would go from the Gathering Place park to...

 

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