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7 flu deaths reported in Oklahoma by health department

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say seven people have died from influenza during the current flu season that began Sept. 1. The Oklahoma Department of Health said Thursday that six victims were 65 years of age or older and one was...

 

Girl, 7, left on Oklahoma school bus for several hours

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Midwest City say a 7-year-old girl who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair was left alone for hours on a school bus. Police Chief Brandon Clabes says the girl was picked up shortly before 8 a.m....

 

Oklahoma health board approves marijuana edibles rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will soon consider food safety rules on marijuana edibles, which advocates say should help bring clarity to the cannabis-infused food market. The Oklahoma Board of Health voted Tuesday to send the...

 

Man shoots himself in head with nail gun, walks to find help

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man shot himself in the head with a nail gun as he fell off a ladder, but was able to walk to the site of a traffic accident to ask law enforcement for help. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Myers says the man is in...

 

No arrest in death after fight at assisted living center

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma City say no charges have been filed following the death an 84-year-old woman who broke a hip at an assisted living center during an altercation with another elderly resident. The Office of the State...

 

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz sings to hospitalized teen

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has serenaded a Kansas high school senior who is hospitalized in St. Louis while awaiting a second double-lung transplant. The Grammy Award winner stopped by the bedside of 18-year-old Madison...

 

$3.9M project to address obesity in rural eastern Oklahoma

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University has a $3.9 million plan to address obesity in two rural counties, one of which includes the town with the lowest life expectancy in the U.S. The Curbing Obesity program will use a five-year...

 

Kansas would boost foster care spending $35M under grants

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will boost its annual spending on foster care by $35 million under state Department for Families and Children grants that have been awarded to five contractors. DCF Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel had a news conference...

 

Kansas agency defends new process for child welfare services

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Despite concerns over a new process being used by the Kansas Department of Children and Families to choose care providers, the agency's leader said the process is more transparent than at any time in the past. The agency is now...

 

Kelly unhappy with lack of psychiatric beds for children

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Incoming Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she is "stunned" by a state agency's lack of response to a shortage of residential psychiatric beds for children needing care in the state. During a meeting Tuesday of a task force studying...

 

Parson wants prescription monitoring bill by session's end

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The long-futile effort seeking a statewide prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri now has a prominent advocate — Gov. Mike Parson. The Republican governor met Wednesday with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, doctors and...

 

Report: Savings from cuts to Missouri in-home care overblown

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A report released Wednesday by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway found that cuts to in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities didn't end up saving as much money as expected. The review found that ramping up...

 

Arkansas medical student reflects on family legacy

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — At the start of their medical careers, Meredith Grey and Jackson Avery weren't exactly forthcoming about their families, coming from world-renowned surgeons and all. Grey didn't want her class to know her mother was one of...

 

Topeka woman sells dough to relieve stress

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jennifer Malcolm's popular Etsy business evolved out of her desire to break a bad habit, and because of a back injury. A couple of years ago, she was down with an injured back and bored. Looking for things to do, she delved...

 

Arkansas medical marijuana growers say drug ready by spring

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two of the businesses licensed by Arkansas to grow medical marijuana say they expect to have the drug available for dispensaries as soon as April. Officials with the five licensed cultivation facilities updated the state...

 

Abilene superintendent loses 100 pounds, inspires others

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Meet Dave Young. He used to be David, but thanks to a lifestyle change, he's a slimmer, fitter version. The Abilene Reporter-News reports the "i'' and "d'' in his name just slid off his svelte waistline during a recent 10-mile...

 

Texas Girl Scout uses art for help with Harvey recovery

HOUSTON (AP) — A menacing hand reaches from above, pushing the small girl further underwater as she struggles for air. The Houston Chronicle reports that's what 12-year-old Izzy Plunkett drew last October in a family friend's home, adopted as her...

 

Denver is latest city pushing for 1st US drug injection site

DENVER (AP) — Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to become what could be the first U.S. city to open a supervised drug injection site, a strategy that some liberal cities have tried repeatedly to launch to reduce overdose deaths...

 

Ohio logs 900 cases of hepatitis A amid multistate outbreak

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has logged more than 900 cases of hepatitis A this year amid an outbreak around the state and some neighboring states. The Springfield News-Sun reports Ohio has seen a big jump in cases compared with the past few...

 

Arkansas institute part of successful peanut allergy study

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A large-scale clinical trial at an Arkansas research institute and other nationwide institutions to find a treatment for peanut allergies has been a success. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Arkansas Children's...

 

Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite governor support

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam...

 

Houston food manufacturer recalls pork rolls

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities have traced a multi-state listeria outbreak which has hospitalized four people to a Houston-based Vietnamese food manufacturer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Long Phung Food Products issued a recall for seven...

 

Dog that attacked Oklahoma City students may be euthanized

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Animal welfare authorities say a dog that attacked a dozen students at an Oklahoma City elementary school could be euthanized over the weekend. Officials said Wednesday they're seeking the owner of the pit bull mix that...

 

Officials find 18 children missing from Kansas foster homes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say they have located and recovered 18 missing children who ran away from foster homes in Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Tuesday that the joint effort last week to find runaways...

 

Agency reports hepatitis A outbreak in Albuquerque area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in the Albuquerque area. The department says that since the end of October it has confirmed four acute infections in adults and that the...

 

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