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Premature baby found in Border Patrol facility in Texas

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny...

 

Families of missing indigenous women march in Oklahoma

CONCHO, Okla. (AP) — Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones. About 200 people gathered Friday near the headquarters of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho,...

 
 By James Neal    Regional    June 13, 2019

Enid veteran's birthday also brings memories of D-Day

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Ernest Leierer's 22nd birthday started out like any other day at his Army Air Corps Base in England. By the end of that day, Leierer was in France, in Eisenhower's "Great Crusade" to liberate Europe. Leierer, now 97, of Enid,...

 

Coroner IDs pilot killed in grain bin crash as 80-year-old

BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot killed when his small plane crashed into a western Missouri grain bin was an 80-year-old man who split his time between Florida and Kansas City. Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax identified him as John...

 

Family describes chaos of '93 flood

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — In July 1993, Janet Ebert remembers sandbagging around her mother's home at 1905 Casement Drive late one night, a useless effort in hindsight, she said. Tuttle Creek Dam had reached its flood capacity after more than 42...

 

Big Brutus attraction adds another coal mining shovel

WEST MINERAL, Kan. (AP) — A historic coal mining shovel that was hidden under bramble for more than 70 years has gone on display in southeast Kansas alongside its more well-known successor, an 11-million pound (5 million kilogram) orange giant...

 

'Straight' Oklahoma man turns pickup rainbow for pride month

HULBERT, Okla. (AP) — Self-described "straight, country boy" Cody Barlow believes duct tape really can fix anything, including bigots. The 28-year-old college student from Hulbert, Oklahoma, recently decorated the tailgate of his pickup truck like...

 

Man using torch to cut open metal drum dies from explosion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man local Kansas authorities say was using a blow torch to cut into what he thought was an empty metal drum died after the drum exploded. The Topeka Fire Department says in a news release that the explosion happened Friday...

 

Lost Texas hiker rescued after week in Arkansas wilderness

MENA, Ark. (AP) — Searchers have found a Texas man who went missing last weekend while hiking alone in a remote area of Arkansas. Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer says 38-year-old Joshua McClatchy, of Fort Worth, was dehydrated but in good spirits...

 

Missing Texas hiker calls rescue in Arkansas a miracle

MENA, Ark. (AP) — A Texas man who was found after he went missing for about a week while hiking alone in a remote area of Arkansas said his rescue was the result of "hundreds of miracles." Joshua McClatchy told WFAA-TV in Dallas on Saturday he...

 

Cherokee actor helping tell the story of the West in films

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller "Heat," a superhero trainer in the comedy "Mystery Men" and as the patriarch of an alien tribe, the Na'vi, in the sci-fi epic "Avatar." Still, the Cherokee actor is best known fo...

 

Veterans travel to Eisenhower's home for D-Day events

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Veterans are traveling to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential museum to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the place where the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II was raised. Among them was 96-year-old...

 
 By ANDY MARSO    Regional    June 6, 2019

Ex-Kansas University football player launches STI test kit

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — As the first former University of Kansas football player to come out as gay, Brad Thorson knows that talking about sex can be awkward and intimidating. But he also knows the health dangers that can come from not talking about...

 

Kansas man injured in tornado saved by stranger

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Driving home to Ottawa despite a tornado warning last month, Terry Seymour pulled to the side of Kansas Highway 10 when visibility dropped to less than 10 feet in the rain. "I figured I would try to get as close to home as I cou...

 

Texas couple stands by story after US cardinal pushes back

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Texas couple that accused top U.S. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case against his former deputy is denying his office's claims that they fabricated quotes and demanded $10 million, saying they...

 

Animals left homeless by Oklahoma storms brought to Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of dogs and cats left homeless by recent storms in Oklahoma have been brought to Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that PAWS Chicago volunteers and medical staff went to Oklahoma to take nearly 60 dogs and cats from...

 

Kansas Highway Patrol says 2 killed in head-on crash

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people have died in a head-on crash involving a semitrailer in southeastern Kansas. Television station KAKE reports the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday when a westbound pickup truck...

 

3 killed in helicopter crash near Arkansas music festival

OZARK, Ark. (AP) — Three people were killed and one was injured when a sightseeing helicopter crashed near a music festival in the Ozark Mountains in western Arkansas, authorities said. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said the pilot and two pa...

 

Cherokee actor helping tell the story of the West in films

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller "Heat," a superhero trainer in the comedy "Mystery Men" and as the patriarch of an alien tribe, the Na'vi, in the sci-fi epic "Avatar." Still, the Cherokee actor is best known fo...

 

Mississippi River flooding approaches records set in 1993

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The swollen Mississippi River is straining levees, snarling traffic and forcing people from their homes as the water level in some places approaches record levels set during devastating flooding in 1993. Missouri Gov. Mike...

 

Brownback to be honored for work as religious freedom envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be honored for his work as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Kansas City Star reports that the Hindu American Foundation plans to give Brownback its Mahatma...

 

Norman Art Guild set to host June Artsfest

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The June Artsfest will feature 14 Norman artists this month who aren't afraid to color outside the lines. The Norman Art Guild will hold its inaugural festival from June 6 through June 27 at the Whispering Willows Art Gallery....

 
 By Josh Dulaney    Regional    May 30, 2019

Oklahoma city native handcrafts pottery made out of clay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Taylor Dickerson had his whole world in his hands. As he sat at the potter's wheel in a small shop at House of Clay on a recent Wednesday morning, wet clay slipped between his fingers and he occasionally wiped the brown grime...

 
 By Dylan Lysen    Regional    May 30, 2019

Kansas plays role in new medical miniseries 'The Hot Zone'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new television series focusing on how the U.S. Army dealt with the first outbreak of one of the most contagious and deadliest viruses on its soil features several University of Kansas and Kansas State University...

 

Oklahoma City bombing trial judge Richard Matsch dies at 88

DENVER (AP) — U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, died Sunday. He was 88. The clerk of the...

 

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