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Cattle producers should examine animals for signs of foot rot

The excessive amounts of rainfall that have inundated parts of Oklahoma over the past few weeks is a warning sign for cattle producers to keep an eye out for lameness in their animals. “Lameness is the first sign of foot rot, an acute and highly in...

 

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured, alleged accomplice wounded

ALLEN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman accused of helping an inmate who escaped from Logan County has been shot after she brandished a weapon at law enforcement officers. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Adam Misty...

 

Ex-OU president says severing ties was best for university

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday that he initiated the termination of his contract with the school he led for 24 years because he felt a sexual misconduct probe was damaging the institution. In...

 

Jury: Man held stepdaughter for 19 years, fathered 9 kids

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 64-year-old man accused of abducting his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children has been found guilty of kidnapping and other charges. A jury found Henri...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Regional    June 14, 2019

Thunder GM Presti, wife donate $600,000 to hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti and his wife, Shannon, have donated $600,000 to The Children's Hospital at OU Medicine. OU Medicine made the announcement Thursday in a news release. The donation will fund renovations and...

 

Google announces Oklahoma expansion, computer science grant

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Google has announced a $600 million expansion project at a data center in Pryor, Oklahoma, and a $6 million grant for computer science education for students in 4-H chapters in rural areas of 20 states. The announcement was...

 

New campaign seeks to put Medicaid expansion up for a vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A statewide coalition has launched a campaign to put the question of whether to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of uninsured Oklahoma residents before voters. A group of medical professionals, patients, business leaders,...

 

Police identify man who fired at cars on Oklahoma interstate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say an armed suspect who was fatally shot by police after he allegedly fired his weapon at vehicles on Interstate 35 has been identified as a 24-year-old man. Authorities said Thursday that Vincense...

 

5 high schoolers selected as National Student Poets

NEW YORK (AP) — Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs. The winners, each of whom receive $5,000, include Christian...

 

Kansas Supreme Court to say whether school funding is enough

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to rule on whether the state is providing enough money to its public schools under a new education funding law. The high court says it will issue its latest decision at 9:30 a.m. Friday in...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 14, 2019

USDA plan to move offices sparks concerns about research

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will relocate two research agencies' headquarters to the Kansas City area, delighting Kansas and Missouri officials but intensifying critics' fears that research...

 

Schlitterbahn, Cedar Fair enter $261M water park sale deal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas-based water park company on Thursday announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and will also give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a 10-year-old boy was killed nearly three years ago....

 

Kansas woman pleads guilty in death of mother's boyfriend

OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) — A Baldwin City woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her mother's boyfriend at a northeast Kansas lake. Jefferson County Attorney Josh Ney announced Thursday that Ashlyn Hemmerling pleaded guilty to premeditated...

 

Kansas teen who died at Colorado camp likely had blood clot

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas teenager who died at a Colorado church camp likely had a blood clot that lodged in his lung. Custer County Sheriff Shannon Byerly said in a news release that preliminary autopsy results indicate...

 

Contents of home of imprisoned racecar driver up for sale

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — The contents of the suburban Kansas City home of a pro racecar driver imprisoned for running an illegal $2 billion payday loan operation are going up for sale later this month as the government recovers assets to pay back...

 

Fisherman reels in record-breaking fish at Kansas reservoir

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (AP) — A fisherman has reeled in a record-breaking, 66-pound (30 kilogram) bigmouth buffalo at a Kansas reservoir. The Wichita Eagle reports that Trey Patterson, from Cheney, caught the 45.75 inch (116 centimeter) fish on June...

 
 By Dan Elliott    Regional    June 14, 2019

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought...

 

Trump administration reviewing foreign money to US colleges

The U.S. Education Department has opened investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges. Both universities are being ordered...

 

Premature baby found in Border Patrol facility in Texas

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny...

 

Families of missing indigenous women march in Oklahoma

CONCHO, Okla. (AP) — Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones. About 200 people gathered Friday near the headquarters of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho,...

 

Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders: drug settlement violates law

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's governor and Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about the state's proposed $85 million settlement with an opioid manufacturer that has yet to be approved by a judge. Gov. Kevin Stitt, House Speaker...

 

Police video shows man falling from Tulsa bridge after chase

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video from a police body camera shows a shooting suspect falling about 30 feet (9 meters) from an Oklahoma bridge as he fled from officers. A Tulsa police news release says officers responding to reports of someone shooting at...

 

Oklahoma's governor picks interim head of corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has named the Oklahoma Department of Corrections' operations chief as interim director of the agency. Stitt announced Scott Crow has the job Friday following the sudden resignation Joe Allbaugh, who...

 

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured, alleged accomplice wounded

ALLEN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman accused of helping an inmate who escaped from Logan County has been shot after she brandished a weapon at law enforcement officers. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Adam Misty...

 

Feds seek forfeiture of $470K in cash seized in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of $470,000 in suspected drug money that was seized earlier this year during three Kansas traffic stops. The Wichita Eagle reports that one stop alone yielded $250,000 in cash. A...

 

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