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Three killed, two injured in head-on collision in Oklahoma

ASHER, Okla. (AP) — Three people were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision Friday in central Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. James Chadwick Cravens, 55, and two males who have not been identified died in the...

 

Muscogee Nation drops 'Creek' from its name in rebrand

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — The Muscogee Nation announced a new brand identity on Tuesday that drops the 'Creek' reference from its name that the tribe says can confuse the public. Muscogee Nation creative manager Brian OnTheHill also created a new...

 

Bruce Springsteen receives this year's Woody Guthrie Prize

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has won the 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize, which is given to an artist seen as carrying on the spirit of the folk singer whose music focused on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Guthrie, who grew up in...

 

Vigils, rallies mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others prayed and performed ceremonies. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, advocates and government leaders commemorated a day of... Full story

 

4 killed, including 2 children, in northeast Oklahoma crash

QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — Four people, including two children, were killed in a two-vehicle collision in northeastern Oklahoma Friday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Charlsee Eberly, 30, of Miami; Kaitlyn Kibel, 28, of Quapaw; a 7-year-old...

 

TikTok restores account of young disabled Wichita man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — TikTok has restored an account featuring a young Wichita man with a debilitating skin condition after celebrities blasted the video-sharing site for banning it. The Wichita Eagle reports that Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco...

 

Missouri man acquitted of murder charge in 2019 killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Grandview man who sat behind bars for 17 months awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge has been acquitted by a jury. A jury took less than an hour earlier this month to find Terrance Wright, 25, not guilty of the...

 

For George Floyd, a complicated life and consequential death

HOUSTON (AP) — Years before a bystander's video of George Floyd's last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice, Floyd trained a camera on himself. "I just want to speak to you all real quick," Floyd says in one video, addressing the...

 

Program rescues unwanted produce for those in need

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Farmers in the Lawrence area are being recruited to participate in a program that gathers unsellable produce and donates it to people in need. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 18, 2021

Garland returns to Oklahoma City for bombing memorial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Although 26 years have passed since a truck bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, the same domestic extremism that led to the attack still exists today, U.S. Attorney General Merr...

 

Kansas City mayor announces marriage, baby with KCK official

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas has revealed his marriage earlier this month to his longtime girlfriend, who is a Kansas City, Kansas, government official, and announced the birth of their child over the weekend....

 

Remains of Kansas man who died at Pearl Harbor identified

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 20-year-old Wichita man who died in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack at Pearl Harbor will be buried in his native state in May. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Thursday it had identified the remains of Navy 3rd Class Cook...

 

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country....

 

Inmate battling terminal cancer freed from Kansas prison

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A 47-year-old man with terminal cancer was freed from a Kansas prison after officials agreed his medical condition is so severe he is not a danger to public safety. Christopher McIntyre, who was serving time for aggravated...

 

Remains of priest considered for sainthood coming to Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of the Rev. Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest who died in a prison camp during the Korean War, will be returned to his native Kansas, the Catholic Diocese of Wichita announced Monday. Kapuan, of Pilsen, is being consid...

 

Police ID man in home killed by stray bullet from firefight

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, have identified a man killed inside his home by a stray bullet from a gun battle that took place outside on the street. Mark Winner, 50, was hit during the Wednesday afternoon shooting that...

 

Man freed after entrapment at grain elevator east of Salina

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a man who fell into a grain storage facility near Salina and became trapped. Salina Fire Department Fire Marshal Troy Long said the man was apparently trying to remove a clog when he fell into a grain...

 

Oklahoma town eases pandemic, one restaurant meal at a time

NEW YORK (AP) — In Miami, Oklahoma, restaurants and their customers are doing their part to ease pandemic heartache, one meal at a time. Cafes in and around the close-knit town in the state’s northeastern corner have put up “receipt walls,...

 

Relative of Colorado victim: A void that 'won't be filled'

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A relative of a grocery worker who died in the shooting that killed 10 people at a Colorado supermarket said Wednesday that he and his family were trying to take in that she's gone. Rikki Olds, 25, was slain inside the King...

 
 By DAVID CRARY    Regional    March 25, 2021

Growing number of Southern Baptist women question roles

Emily Snook is the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor. She met her husband, also a pastor, while they attended a Southern Baptist university Yet the 39-year-old Oklahoma woman now finds herself wondering if it's time to leave the nation's largest...

 

Girl's solo journey to US border shows risks parents take

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Honduran girl, 7 years old and surrounded by strangers in the pre-dawn darkness, was determined to keep pace with the other migrants headed for the U.S. border. Her father, she told an Associated Press journalist, had...

 

Colorado shooting victims: store staffers, cop, photographer

Three were gunned down while putting in a day's work at a Colorado supermarket. Another was a police officer who raced in to try to rescue them and others from the attack that left 10 dead. A picture of the victims of Monday's shooting began to...

 

Asian American Kansas lawmaker says he was threatened at bar

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The only Asian American lawmaker serving in the Kansas Legislature says he was physically threatened in a western Kansas bar by an out-of-state patron, who he said questioned if he had been carrying COVID-19. In social media...

 

Police ID motorcyclist, passenger killed in crash with truck

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka have identified a motorcyclist and his passenger killed when their bike collided with a truck this weekend. The crash happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday on Highway 24 at Meriden Road, killing Anthony...

 

Police ID woman fatally hit by pickup truck in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita have identified a woman who was fatally hit when she ran into the roadway following a minor crash this week. Police said in a news release that Michelle Truong, 54, of Wichita, died in the Tuesday night...

 

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