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Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that...

 

Searchers looking for 2 men missing after Colorado avalanche

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Searchers are looking for two men who are missing and presumed dead after a weekend avalanche in the Vail area, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. Three men were snowmobiling in the mountains of central Colorado when...

 

Kansas GOP leaders' fight over abortion, Medicaid escalates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A political dispute between the Kansas Senate's top two Republicans over abortion and Medicaid expansion has escalated. Senate President Susan Wagle, of Wichita, distributed an editorial to newspapers across the state this...

 

C.J. Foods, Inc. to Acquire American Nutrition, Inc., to Expand Product Portfolio and Strengthen National Distribution

BERN, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 17, 2020-- C.J. Foods, Inc., ("CJF"), a custom manufacturer of specialty dry pet food for leading U.S. super premium brands, today announced an agreement to acquire American Nutrition, Inc., ("ANI") a leading...

 

Man playing video game fatally shot in central Oklahoma

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A man playing a video game inside a home in the Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest City was fatally shot, apparently accidentally, police said Monday. Joshua Allen, 21, died after being shot in the chest Sunday afternoon,...

 

Authorities find man dead after Oklahoma travel trailer fire

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say the death of a man found Monday by officials responding to a travel trailer fire is considered suspicious. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the body of Patrick McGuire, 40, was found...

 

Police say man run over and killed near Topeka walking trail

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police said a man died Monday after being run over by a vehicle, which then left the scene. The driver was later located and was being questioned by police, Lt. Manny Munoz said. Witnesses called authorities to report...

 

Topeka man arrested in human trafficking investigation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man was arrested Monday for suspected sex crimes after an eight-month human trafficking investigation. Authorities said the investigation was continuing and more arrests are expected. No further information was...

 

Feb. 28 deadline for Louisiana superintendent applications

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top public school board has set a Feb. 28 deadline for anyone who wants to apply to be the state's next superintendent of education. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education published an information...

 

Natural supplements can be dangerously contaminated, or not even have the specified ingredients

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) C. Michael White, University of Connecticut (THE CONVERSATION) More than two-thirds of Americans take dietary supplements. The vast...

 

Kansas elections chief's security plan causes local unease

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' elections chief is pushing to make the state's central voter registration database more secure by changing how counties tap into it, but some officials are nervous about what they see as a big project in a busy election...

 

US 30, I-80 closed to westbound traffic in western Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Westbound traffic into Wyoming has been halted in western Nebraska, authorities said Monday. U.S. Highway 30 is closed from 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) west of Brule to the Wyoming state line, the Nebraska Transportation...

 

Attorney General: Frontenac violated open records law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Frontenac violated the Kansas Open Records Act when it sought to charge a reporter $3,500 to receive public records involving a leadership shakeup in the southeast Kansas town, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said...

 

Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2020-- Federman & Sherwood announces that on February 12, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Six Flags Entertainment...

 

Oklahoma ex-police officer pleads guilty to firearms charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer has pleaded guilty to possessing unregistered firearm silencers. Federal court documents show former Chandler police officer Steven Bradley Simon pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of possessing...

 

Ambulance driver crashes on slushy Kansas highway

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an ambulance has crashed on a slushy stretch of Interstate 35 near El Dorado in central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the driver lost control around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday as the area was under a...

 

25-year-old man shot, killed in Wichita, police say

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in Wichita. Police responded around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to the scene in the southeast part of the city and found a 25-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to...

 

Woman admits to getting paid to care for jailed man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid by claiming she was caring for a man when he was in jail. The Kansas attorney general's office said in a news release that 52-year-old Gretta Elaine Smith entered the...

 

Oklahoma professor apologizes for using racial slur in class

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma journalism professor has sent his students an email apology for using the N-word during a class lecture in which he argued the racist slur was no more offensive than the term "boomer." Peter Gade, direc...

 

Man sued over Iowa sexual arousal study ran Kansas facility

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A child psychologist facing a federal lawsuit in Iowa stemming from sexual arousal experiments he oversaw on residents at a state care center for people with intellectual disabilities conducted similar research in Kansas while...

 

Guardrails installed at deadly Oklahoma City bridge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City has hired a company to install guardrails along the sides of a bridge where at least four motorists have lost their lives in the last four years. The Turner Turnpike bridge became an infamous landmark after...

 

Flooding seems certain for some along the Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of snow is on the ground in the Dakotas, the National Weather Service said Thursday. The...

 

Attorney general says Oklahoma to resume executions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to resume executing death-row inmates, five years after lethal injections were put on hold following a series of death-chamber mishaps, state officials announced Thursday. Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General Mike...

 

Timeline of events involving capital punishment in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had conducted 112 executions from 1976 to October 2015, when the state imposed a moratorium following three consecutive flawed executions or attempted executions. Here is a look at those and other issues surrounding...

 

Oklahoma professor who used slur to step down, get training

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma journalism professor who used a racial slur during a class lecture will step down from teaching the course for the rest of the semester and undergo racial sensitivity training, the college's dean said...

 

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