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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)...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Trevor Brown    Regional    July 25, 2021

Oklahoma is getting $2 billion. How should it be spent?

Oklahoma is about to go on a multi-billion dollar spending spree – but there’s a catch, actually several. Oklahoma, like other states, has already doled out hundreds of millions of federal dollars on Covid-19 response efforts through Coronavirus...

 

Strike at Frito-Lay ends as union members ratify contract

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Union members at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka have approved a new contract and will return to work Monday, ending a nearly three-week strike at the plant, union officials said. Members of Local 218 of the Bakery,...

 

As drought cuts hay crop, cattle ranchers face culling herds

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — With his cattle ranch threatened by a deepening drought, Jim Stanko isn't cheered by the coming storm signaled by the sound of thunder. "Thunder means lightning, and lightning can cause fires," said Stanko, who fears...

 

Spirit AeroSystems plans to hire 4,600 workers by 2024

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit AeroSystems expects to hire more than 4,600 workers in Wichita by 2024, after losing more than 5,000 jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and since the 737 Max was grounded. Adam Pogue, vice president of manufacturing...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Regional    July 18, 2021

Empty, western Oklahoma town faces an uncertain future

HINTON-When the price of crude oil nosedived in the mid-1980s, this rural community halfway between El Reno and Weatherford was in trouble. Oil rig workers, once flush with cash and eager to spend it... Full story

 

Oklahoma sues federal agency over coal mining oversight

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over the federal agency's plan to strip Oklahoma of its jurisdiction to regulate coal mining on tribal reservations, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday. The lawsuit, filed...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    July 18, 2021

Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van Horn, tucked neatly among the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains, read simply: "Farming, ranching, mining." And while there is still some farming and ranching in...

 

Police chief: 1 dead in Oklahoma asphalt plant explosion

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — One person was killed in an explosion Friday morning at an asphalt plant in southern Oklahoma, police said. Police Chief Kevin Norris said no one else was injured in the explosion at the Asphalt Express plant in Ardmore,...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 14, 2021

GOP senator asks if 'human side' worsened unemployment fraud

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker questioned Tuesday whether Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration made unemployment fraud worse by not conducting adequate background checks on hundreds of people hired to help with a surge of claims...

 
 By Mike Brake    Regional    July 11, 2021

Black market, other risks remain as legalized weed turns three

On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, the Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, legalizing “the licensed use, sale, and growth of marijuana in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes.” The state question was written to...

 

Can quantum tech boost fiber-optic oil, gas leak sensors?

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Researchers in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee are working to see whether quantum-enhanced fiber sensing could detect offshore oil and gas leaks before they're big enough to damage the environment. "We will use quantum...

 

Unopened Super Mario 64 game from 1996 sells for $1.56M

DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 has sold at auction for $1.56 million. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said that the 1996 game sold Sunday, breaking its previous record price for the sale of a single video game. A spokesman...

 

Kansas farmer invents robots to reduce pesticide use

CHENEY, Kan. (AP) — For years, Kansas farmer Clint Brauer has struggled with keeping weeds out of his row crops. Along with keeping living roots in the ground, organic practices and no-till methods, he tried crimping — but the pigweeds just grew...

 

Collections to Oklahoma treasury reach record highs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Overall collections to the Oklahoma treasury continue to set record highs fueled largely by an influx of federal funding over the past year, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Wednesday. Overall treasury receipts for June and...

 

Suit seeks removal of Corporation Commissioner in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to remove one of the state's three Corporation Commissioners alleges that his being on the board violates the Oklahoma Constitution due to a business conflict of interest. The suit, filed by former Republican...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 2, 2021

Kansas collected 9.3% surplus in taxes in 2021 budget year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that tax collections for its just-concluded 2021 budget year were 9.3% more than anticipated, giving the state its healthiest cash reserves in more than 40 years as the U.S. economy recovers from...

 

Governor: Kansas will keep providing extra COVID food aid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly and her top welfare official moved Tuesday to keep thousands of families from losing extra food aid because Kansas is no longer under a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement that...

 

Airline adds nonstop service from Wichita to Florida

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Allegiant Airlines is adding a new nonstop route from Wichita to Florida. KSNW reports that the airline announced Tuesday that flights from Eisenhower National Airport to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport will...

 

Residents seek new Kansas town to protect rural lifestyle

EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) — Residents living on the outskirts of a sprawling industrial park southwest of Kansas City hope that creating their own town will protect their rural lifestyle from encroaching development. Opposition to the massive Logistics...

 

Report: Kansas wheat harvest going slower than usual so far

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The government's latest crop snapshot Monday shows the Kansas winter wheat harvest is running slower than usual for this time of year. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that about 41% of the state's wheat...

 
 By Keaton Ross    Regional    June 25, 2021

As state prison staffing shortage persists, advocates fear violence

Persuaded by his two uncles, both veteran state corrections officers, Tommy Thompson applied to work at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in the spring of 2018. He breezed through a six-week training period and was promoted from cadet to officer by...

 

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