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Excavations to resume for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre graves

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa will resume test excavations of potential unmarked graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre after the effort was halted in March because of the coronavirus outbreak, city officials announced. The pandemic's travel...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    July 5, 2020

Kansas newspaper's post equates mask mandate with Holocaust

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor's order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of...

 
 By JAKE BLEIBERG    Regional    July 5, 2020

Texas leaders warn of hospital capacity, ask for lockdowns

DALLAS (AP) — Leaders in two of Texas' biggest cities are calling on the governor to empower local governments to order residents to stay home as the state's continued surge in coronavirus cases tests hospital capacity. Austin Mayor Steve Adler tol...

 

Fireworks causes estimated $10,500 in damage in Kansas

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are blaming fireworks for a blaze that caused an estimated $10,500 in damage to a Junction City duplex. WIBW-TV reports that the fire was reported around 4:20 a.m. Sunday on the northeast edge of the city....

 

3 Oklahoma troopers injured in procession for slain officer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on motorcycles were seriously injured in an accident while participating in a procession for a Tulsa police officer who was fatally shot this week, officials said. OHP spokeswoman Sarah...

 

Oklahoma trooper struck SUV's bumper during procession

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An accident that injured three Oklahoma troopers on motorcycles during a procession for a fatally shot Tulsa police officer started when one of the troopers struck the rear bumper of a SUV on the shoulder of the road,...

 

Oklahoma voters to decide whether to expand Medicaid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters are deciding Tuesday whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income residents and become the first state to amend their Constitution to do so. While an increasing number of Oklahoma voters took...

 

Police: Oklahoma officer's health improving after shooting

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — A Tulsa police officer's health is improving after he was he was shot in the head during a traffic stop in which a fellow officer was killed, authorities said Wednesday. Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was critically wounded during...

 

Kansas City, Kansas, makes masks mandatory starting Tuesday

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Another Kansas City area community is making masks mandatory amid a surge of coronavirus cases. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, announced Saturday in a tweet that a requirement that...

 

Opioid crisis in Colorado could get worse amid pandemic

DENVER (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic overshadowed a long list of other problems that suddenly seemed less urgent in the wake of a deadly virus and its economic destruction. Included at the top of that list: the opioid epidemic. That crisis is...

 

Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 13,000 in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has surpassed 13,000 with more than 200 additional reported cases, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Monday. The department reported 228 newly...

 

Feds cite Textron Aviation for 2019 explosion at Kansas site

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal regulators have cited aircraft maker Textron Aviation for a December 2019 explosion that injured 15 workers at its Wichita manufacturing plant. U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 

Audit finds Oklahoma agency failed to verify Medicaid income

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An audit of Oklahoma's Medicaid agency released on Thursday found income eligibility was not verified for about 37% of its recipients. State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd conducted the audit of the Oklahoma Health Care...

 

Sheriff's office: Body of man, 65, pulled from Kansas lake

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in eastern Kansas have pulled the body of a man from a lake in Miami County. Recovery crews found the man's body Wednesday as they were searching for someone who went under the water in Hillsdale Lake...

 

Hard-hit tribe takes strict steps as virus surges in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People in the deserts of Arizona flee to the White Mountains when the triple-digit heat is too much to bear, cooling off in the forest a few hours away. That worries a Native American tribe that calls the area home, as...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Regional    June 24, 2020

White parents of Black children navigate a changing nation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Izzy Simons has been fired up about the prospect of driving on his own. The 15-year-old has craved the freedom a license promises. He has proudly and effectively maneuvered the family's vehicles around the church parking lot...

 

Kansans in need can receive extended unemployment benefits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans struggling to find work amid the coronavirus pandemic can receive unemployment for 13 more weeks. The Kansas Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state has qualified for a program that provides federal...

 

Comedian DL Hughley COVID-19 positive after fainting onstage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee. The stand-up comedian, 57, lost consciousness while performing at the Zanies comedy...

 

WWII Veterans Remembered: U-Haul Honors Oklahoma's Briscoe Bennett "B.B." Smith Jr.

MILLER, Okla., June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® was born as World War II was coming to a close, with its first one-way trailers made available to the moving public on or about July 4, 1945. Just as U-Haul is celebrating 75 years of service this...

 

National Geographic to Simulcast ABC News' Prime-Time Special to Commemorate Juneteenth and Its Meaning to the Ongoing Struggle for Black Equality in America

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2020-- National Geographic announced today that the network will simulcast ABC News' prime-time special to commemorate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in America, and examine its symbolism...

 

Tourist dies in ocean in while defying Hawaii quarantine

HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist from Oklahoma who was supposed to be obeying Hawaii's 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving to the state, was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive in the ocean. The Honolulu medical examiner's office...

 

From grandfather to grandson, the lessons of the Tulsa race massacre

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) My family sat down to watch the first episode of HBO's "Watchmen" last October. Stephen Williams, the director,...

 

Sheriff's office: 6 killed in fiery head-on crash in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Six people were killed and one was seriously injured in a fiery head-on crash on a northeast Kansas highway, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened around 6:40 p.m. Thursday when a Ford...

 
 By Jim Salter    Regional    June 19, 2020

St. Louis Juneteenth march begins where slave case was heard

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A march Friday commemorating Juneteenth in St. Louis began at the most appropriate of places —- the Old Courthouse where Dred Scott's case played out, a legal setback that galvanized efforts to free the slaves. A mixed-race...

 

Train derails in Oklahoma, spilling toxic chemical

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of residents of a small Oklahoma City were temporarily evacuated early Saturday after a train derailed and spilled a hazardous chemical, officials said. The train went off the tracks at around 2 a.m. in Wynnewood, a...

 

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