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2 dead, 2 wounded in northeastern Oklahoma shooting

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Police say two people are dead and two others wounded in an overnight shooting in northeastern Oklahoma. Miami (my-AM'-uh) Police Chief Thomas Anderson told The Miami News-Record that the investigation is in its early stages...

 

Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma's 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson & Johnson in its legal fight with the state over the opioid...

 

Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state's opioid crisis. Following a hearing in Cle...

 

Board votes to boost Oklahoma lawmaker's pay 35% to $47,500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The board that sets the salaries of Oklahoma lawmakers voted Tuesday to boost legislative pay by 35% next year, just two years after cutting lawmakers' pay. Jake Lowrey, spokesman for the Office of Management & Enterprise...

 

3 largest districts in Kansas' most populous county sue Juul

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The three largest school districts in Kansas' most populous county are suing a leading e-cigarette maker as they struggle to stop students from vaping. The Kansas City Star reports that school boards for the 27,000-student...

 

Lawmaker who left GOP running for US Senate as Democrat

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislator who defected from the Republican Party last year is running for the U.S. Senate next year as a Democrat. The Kansas City Star reports that State Sen. Barbara Bollier, of the Kansas City suburb of Mission...

 

Anti-abortion group opposes Kansas Supreme Court candidates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' most influential anti-abortion group launched an effort Tuesday to block two candidates for a state Supreme Court vacancy even before a state commission selects finalists for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, an abortion...

 

Mexican national sentenced for illegal re-entry, ID theft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Mexican national who repeatedly entered the United States illegally was sentenced in federal court in Kansas City to 2.5 years in prison without parole. Rigoberto Vasquez-Milan was sentenced Tuesday for...

 

Wichita lawyer spared from prison for role in cyberattacks

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawyer has admitted to paying a software engineer who launched cyberattacks on websites that criticized the attorney's work. Court filings show 63-year-old Bradley A. Pistotnik pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts...

 

Diversion possible for Kansas girl in finger gun case

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys are considering offering diversion to a 13-year-old Kansas girl who was arrested last week for pointing a finger gun at classmates. The Kansas City Star reports diversion was discussed Tuesday during a juvenile...

 

Kansas man gets prison term for threats to Operation Rescue

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who admitted threatening workers of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue has been sentenced to federal prison. The U.S. attorney's office in says 22-year-old Christopher M. Thompson was sentenced Tuesday to a...

 

State lawmaker running for western Kansas seat in Congress

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A prominent Republican state legislator has launched a campaign for the western Kansas seat in Congress. State Rep. Troy Waymaster of Bunker Hill announced his candidacy Tuesday in the 1st Congressional District. Waymaster has...

 

Kansas man sues after he was hurt in Branson go-kart crash

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man is suing after he was injured while driving a go-kart in the Missouri tourist town of Branson. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Ryan Landie, of Lenexa, Kansas, filed the lawsuit Saturday in federal court....

 

Man jailed in shooting that wounded 2 homeless people

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man jailed in the shooting of two homeless people in downtown Wichita was having "a mental health crisis" and thought he was gunning down cartel associates. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Dexter...

 

Prosecutors seek to keep $180K in suspect drug money

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want to keep $180,000 in suspected drug money that was found during a Kansas traffic stop. The Wichita Eagle reports that court records say the money was uncovered in July when a Kansas Highway Patrol...

 

Albuquerque police contest seeks to build 'lowrider' patrol

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest police force wants to go slow and low. The Albuquerque Police Department is inviting high school students to design the department's first lowrider patrol car . The winner of the competition will have...

 

Report: New Mexico construction job boom driven by oil, gas

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A surge in construction jobs continues in New Mexico thanks in large part to the oil and gas boom in the southeastern corner of the state. A new report by the Associated General Contractors of America found that New Mexico...

 

About 2,000 workers prepare to strike against miner Asarco

About 2,000 workers at copper producer Asarco are preparing to picket in Arizona and Texas after voting to strike. The United Steelworkers said late Friday that workers rejected the latest contract offer from the subsidiary of Grupo Mexico. The...

 

Authorities pull teen's body out of central Oklahoma lake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing 16-year-old girl has been recovered from a central Oklahoma lake. Oklahoma City police say Su Hliang's body was pulled early Friday afternoon from Lake Overholser. Hliang, whose family is...

 

Suspect in shooting of Washburn players gets new attorney

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has a new attorney. The Capital-Journal reports that KiAnn Caprice was...

 

Trooper: 2 women, baby killed in northeast Kansas crash

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says two women and a baby have been killed in a crash just south of Lawrence in northeastern Kansas. Troopers say the crash happened just before 6 p.m. Friday on U.S. 59 when a southbound car when...

 

Men return to Husker Cheer Squad, add more stunts, tumbling

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ramarro Lamar was in Marine boot camp in the middle of a July heat wave in Quantico, Virginia, when he got an Instagram message from Nebraska cheerleader Sydney Long. She was asking if he was interested in joining NU's cheer...

 

New Mexico's largest district still has teacher shortage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest school district continues to struggle with a shortage of teachers and substitute teachers KOB-TV reports Albuquerque Public Schools is looking to hire 200 full-time teachers and 900 substitute...

 
 By John Walk    Regional    October 13, 2019

Woman shares lessons from 9-year breast cancer battle

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — April Good noticed something odd when she grabbed her bra while getting dressed to walk her daughters to the bus stop. "I picked it up to put it on and there was a spot of blood on it," Good recalled of that September day in...

 

Missouri Capitol dome lit pink for breast cancer awareness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dome of the Missouri Capitol building will be lit pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Pink lights will shine on the dome Friday through Sunday morning. A release from Gov. Mike Parson says the gesture is...

 

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