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Big 12 warns of losing 50% of TV value following UT/OU exit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. A...

 

Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials...

 

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations top 700, 225 in ICU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma has topped 700 for the first time since mid-February, according to reports from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The department on Friday reported 720...

 

19 bodies reburied amid protests in search for Tulsa victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of 19 people exhumed from a Tulsa cemetery during a search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre were reburied during a closed ceremony, despite objections from protesters outside the cemetery. "This is totally...

 

Body of missing Arkansas woman found in Oklahoma pond

ROCK ISLAND, Okla. (AP) — The body of a woman reported missing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been found in a pond in eastern Oklahoma and three men were arrested in connection with her death, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation....

 

Man sentenced to probation after child shoots 6-year-old

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has been sentenced to a year of probation after a boy in his home shot and critically injured a 6-year-old friend last year. Rashun B. Lewis, 28, pleaded no contest in June to aggravated endangering a child. Jud...

 

2 Kansas aircraft companies fined for using illegal software

PARK CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas companies have been ordered to pay nearly $150,000 in restitution and fines for using illegal software to design and test aircraft parts. Lightning Aerospace in Newton and Fly Manufacturing in Park City acquired...

 

No injuries reported in large fire at Oklahoma plant

BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A large fire broke out early Monday at a tire recycling plant in Oklahoma but there were no reports of injuries. The fire was reported at about 3 a.m. Monday at a recycling plant in Bristow, about 30 miles (50 kilometers)...

 

Police: Man arrested for baseball bat attack in Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 36-year-old man is under arrest after breaking into a Garden City home and chasing people inside while wielding a baseball bat. Police said they received a report about a man outside a home who was...

 

Wichita police investigating separate shootings over weekend

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are investigating separate shootings that happened over the weekend and wounded four people. The first shooting happened Friday night in central Wichita, when a man was shot as he stepped out of his vehicle,...

 

'Trying to survive': Wells dry up amid Oregon water woes

MALIN, Ore. (AP) — Judy and Jim Shanks know the exact date their home's well went dry — June 24. Since then, their life has been an endless cycle of imposing on relatives for showers and laundry, hauling water to feed a small herd of cattle and... Full story

 

Man charged with manslaughter, DUI in fatal Topeka crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man police say was involved in a fatal crash in Topeka over the weekend has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. Cesar Carreto Orozco, 39, was charged Tuesday in the early-morning...

 

Kansas governor requiring masks for state workers, buildings

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced that she's imposing a mask mandate for Kansas state government workers and visitors to state buildings in the wake of a "self-inflicted" surge in new COVID-19 cases fueled by the...

 

Kansas county urges nearly all residents to wear masks again

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Public health officials in one of Kansas' most populous counties are urging nearly every resident to wear a mask in schools and other indoor public spaces because of the faster-spreading COVID-19 delta variant. The...

 

No hazard leave for unvaccinated Tulsa city employees

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — City employees in Tulsa who are unvaccinated for the coronavirus will not receive hazard leave if they contract the illness, Mayor G.T Bynum said. Hazard leave is paid leave that is not counted against sick days or vacation...

 
 By MARK KENNEDY    Regional    July 29, 2021

Review: In 'Stillwater,' a red state hero roams chic France

Early on in "Stillwater," a gruff oil rig worker from Oklahoma is asked what he's doing in the French port city of Marseille. "Visiting my daughter," he replies. That's only sort of right, it turns out. He left some stuff out. But truth itself gets...

 

Oklahoma revenue exceeds estimate, leads to $282M surplus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma closed the books on the fiscal year that ended June 30 with a $282 million deposit into the state's Rainy-Day Fund, state finance officials announced on Thursday. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services...

 

Kansas City Black clergy group calls for US probe of police

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A group of mostly Black pastors has joined other civil rights organizations in Kansas City who are seeking a federal investigation into officer misconduct in the city's police department. Getting to the Heart of the Matter has a...

 

Delta variant fills Kansas hospital beds with COVID patients

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A COVID-19 surge in Kansas fueled by the faster-spreading delta variant is filling up hospital beds in some areas. Four times as many patients with confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized this week as were hospitalized...

 

Tulsa massacre remains to be reinterred in private ceremony

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The remains of 19 bodies that were exhumed as part of a city search for unmarked burials from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will be reinterred during a private ceremony this week, city officials said. The bodies were exhumed in...

 

Oklahoma Democrats want governor to issue emergency order

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives want Gov. Kevin Stitt to reinstate an emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases rise in the state, something the Republican has said he will not do. "Needs across Oklahoma a...

 

Big Kansas school district mandating masks for youngest kids

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — One of Kansas' largest public school districts plans to require elementary students to wear masks this fall after a health official warned that the faster-spreading delta variant would lead to widespread COVID-19 among...

 

Collision with cow in western Kansas kills Arizona couple

WINONA, Kan. (AP) — An Arizona couple has died after their Jeep collided with a cow that had wandered onto U.S. Highway 40 in western Kansas, authorities there said. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday about 7 miles west of Winona,...

 

Wichita businessman accused of failing to pay payroll taxes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita businessman faces more than a dozen federal counts after prosecutors accused him of failing to turn over more than $200,000 in employee payroll tax withholdings collected over nearly five years to the IRS. Jesus... Full story

 

Five things to know about the Delta variant as we head into the fall

Dr. Jennifer Rudd is a veterinarian, researcher and a board certified microbiologist at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She teaches veterinary students about infectious diseases and is active in SARS-CoV-2 research. 1. Delta spreads faster...

 

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