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New York City concert to honor Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — New York City will host a concert in February to mark the 80th anniversary of Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie's classic song, "This Land Is Your Land." The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa announced Tuesday that the concert will...

 

Stitt: Tribes would 'illegally' run games without new deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Native American tribes would be illegally operating certain gambling games after Jan. 1 if they don't resolve a dispute over the tribes' compacts with the state, Gov. Kevin Stitt said. In the latest salvo in the stat...

 

Oil boom, housing crisis bringing sewage problems in camps

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico are struggling to monitor sewage problems from hundreds of camps used to house transient oil field workers. State officials said more than 140 unregistered RV parks in Eddy County were...

 

Oklahoma Democrats welcome independents to vote in primaries

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma election officials say registered independents will be able to continue voting in Democratic primaries during the next election cycle. Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Monday he'd been notified by...

 

Some Lawrence officials say bus service should be free

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some Lawrence leaders say the city should consider eliminating bus fares in the wake of a drop in ridership. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that annual ridership dropped from 3.13 million trips in 2017 to 2.97 million in...

 

Oklahoma tribe warns 'intolerable risk' over gaming dispute

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With a deadline for new Oklahoma gaming compact looming, a Native American tribe has warned the federal government that it might take legal action to avoid disruption to tribal casino operations in the state. Chickasaw Nation...

 

Mysterious memorial to 'Lawnmower Man' reappears after theft

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A mysterious memorial dedicated to a New Mexico homeless man who mowed laws has reappeared after a similar one was stolen. KRQE-TV reports lawnmower memorial dedicated to Carlos Ramirez was installed this week in Roswell, New...

 

Internal investigation clears Tulsa priest of allegations

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa Roman Catholic priest is being allowed to return to work after officials with the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma say an internal investigation failed to substantiate allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The...

 

Company may soon bring scooters to Mississippi city

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new mode of transportation could soon be available in downtown Vicksburg The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday approved discussions with San Antonio, Texas-based Blue Duck Express that could lead to a pilot program...

 

Vandalism at historic site focusing attention on needs there

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Discussions following vandalism at a historic site linked to abolition and the Underground Railroad may help generate support for preservation efforts there. KCUR reports the latest vandalism was discovered earlier this...

 

Presidential hopefuls file candidacy paperwork in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eight Democrats and one Republican seeking to become the next president of the United States filed statements of candidacy in Oklahoma on Monday, the first of the state's three-day filing period. The Oklahoma State Election...

 

Fire continues at Texas plant; 50K under evacuation order

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a chemical plant, one day after two massive explosions there. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena...

 

4 children killed in Thanksgiving Day crash in Kansas

BELLEVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say four children have been killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said in a tweet that the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. when a vehicle went off the side of a road and...

 

Harry Kotlar Stuns at Heart of Oklahoma Diamond Meets the Art of a Handmade Masterpiece Event

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Kotlar stole the show on November 14, 2019. This multi-sensory, invitation-only red carpet event in Oklahoma City brought all Harry Kotlar owners and special guests to the downtown BC Clark Jewelers...

 

Greensburg's 'green' rebuild considered a mixed success

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A dozen years after a tornado nearly wiped out Greensburg, city leaders acknowledge that the decision to rebuild as "the greenest community in America" has been a mixed success. The E-5 tornado on May 4, 2007, killed 11...

 

Blind sculptor finds inspiration at Oklahoma City museum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — His head brushing lightly against the massive horse's face, Michael Naranjo carefully ran his hands over its plaster muzzle. Using touch to see what his eyes cannot, the New Mexico sculptor studied the towering steed's forelock...

 

Pioneer woman' sticks to her groove with new cookbook

NEW YORK (AP) — Ree Drummond — known for her Food Network cooking show, ``The Pioneer Woman'' — won't follow diet trends to sell cookbooks. "I have found that I have to be authentic to me, otherwise it won't work. My interest will fizzle. I...

 

Feds seek to keep more than $300K in suspected drug money

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking to keep $173,000 that was seized from a driver in Kansas as he headed to Colorado to buy marijuana. The Wichita Eagle reports that it's the largest of the civil asset forfeiture cases filed this...

 

Military: 2 airmen killed in crash during Oklahoma training

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two airmen were killed Thursday in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise at a U.S. Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma, a military official said. The crash occurred shortly after 9...

 

Airmen killed in Oklahoma Air Force base crash identified

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Force airmen killed in a training jet crash at Vance Air Force Base in northwestern Oklahoma have been identified as an instructor and a student pilot. The base said Friday that 47-year-old instructor pilot Lt. Col....

 

Kobach's brand still sells with GOP in Senate race in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach isn't fazed that fellow Republicans worry he's unpopular or too brash in pushing his hard-right views to keep Kansas' open Senate seat in GOP hands next year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others are...

 

Air Force and Army veteran duo aim to restore WWII submarine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pair of veterans is trying to bring a World War II submarine to Louisville. The Courier Journal reports, Mark Gatton got the idea when he learned that the USS Ling was going to be scrapped in New Jersey. The Air Force...

 

Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realize he’s no longer in the service of fame and money but “in service to God.” West spoke...

 

Bringing No Hunger Holidays to Kids Across Oklahoma: Feed the Children Delivers Hope to Thousands of Families

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving and Christmas are the perfect times for giving. Through Feed the Children's annual No Hunger Holidays campaign, the anti-hunger organization focuses on giving hope and resources to thousands o...

 

Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Conversion therapy for LGBTQ young people will not be allowed in Kansas City. The city council on Thursday approved an ordinance banning the therapy, which tries to change a gay or transgender person’s sexual orientation...

 

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