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7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post...

 

Happy Days? Director Ron Howard visits Oklahoma birthplace

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Oscar-winning movie director Ron Howard says he still feels connected to the Oklahoma town where he was born but never lived, after visiting the now-shuttered hospital of his birth. Howard this week posted a photo of himself...

 

Edmond Mayor, longtime City Councilman Charles Lamb dies

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond has died. Matthews Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Edmond says Mayor Charles Lamb died Tuesday. He was 72. A cause of death has not been released, but The Oklahoman reports...

 

Man killed in trash truck crash near Wichita

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in a head-on collision with a trash truck near Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened Wednesday morning just north of Andover and about 10 miles (about 16 kilometers)...

 

Remains of Pearl Harbor victim from Kansas identified

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a 19-year-old Kansas man who was killed during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor have been identified. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Camillus O'Grady was killed on the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec....

 

Santa Fe considers lending former college's art collection

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is considering lending out a collection of art and multimedia assets that once belonged to the College of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the city Public Works Committee approved Monday the...

 

Washburn Tech gifts a Kansas mother with a recycled ride

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn Tech Institute's Recycled Rides program has granted a Kansas mother the gift of a lifetime. Kayla Hupp is the beneficiary of the program's 25th vehicle, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal . Recycled Rides partners...

 

'Hamilton' choreographer works with Tulsa Ballet

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Right now, things are just a little too pretty for Andy Blankenbuehler. It's a Friday afternoon in November, and Tulsa Ballet dancers are working through a passage from the first ballet created by Blankenbuehler, the Tony...

 

Oklahoma man reunited with guitar after nearly 60 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It had been almost six decades since pedal steel guitar player Jerry Horner had seen the long-lost Fender Stringmaster. Horner, 82, had driven from Tahlequah to the northwest Oklahoma City home of singer and Oklahoma music...

 

Plane carrying Carolina Hurricanes makes emergency landing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A passenger says a Swift Air charter plane carrying the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes made an emergency landing in Oklahoma over the weekend after a noxious smell filled the cabin. The Boeing 737 landed at Tulsa International...

 

Oklahoma man reunited with guitar after nearly 60 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It had been almost six decades since pedal steel guitar player Jerry Horner had seen the long-lost Fender Stringmaster. Horner, 82, had driven from Tahlequah to the northwest Oklahoma City home of singer and Oklahoma music...

 

Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015,...

 

Coast Guard pioneer, race riot survivor laid to rest

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the last survivors of a race riot in Oklahoma has been laid to rest with military honors. A funeral was held Wednesday in White Plains, New...

 

16-year-old girl shot, wounded in accidental shooting

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has been wounded in an accidental shooting in Kansas. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Riley County police say the shooting happened around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The girl's wound wasn't life...

 

Flag-waving crowds in Texas watch Bush's funeral train

Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he'll be buried on the grounds of his presidential library. As the train passed through...

 

Man dies after crane collapse in southeast Kansas

FREDONIA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after a crane collapsed at a construction site in southeast Kansas. Wilson County Sheriff Pete Figgin says deputies were called Friday to the site south of Fredonia, where a Fredonia Water...

 

2 people found dead after fiery wreck near Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead after a fiery wreck near Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened Wednesday night when the driver of a pickup truck ran a stop sign and hit a...

 

Kansas teen gifted with work boots he was caught stealing

ROELAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Officers in suburban Kansas City have made a gift of the work boots that a teen was attempting to steal. KMBC-TV reports that it started Thursday afternoon when police responded to a Walmart in Roeland Park, Kansas, where...

 

Horse sanctuary in South Texas needs hay, other help

SMILEY, Texas (AP) — After many years, Darla Cherry decided she'd had enough of training horses and wanted to save them instead. The San Antonio Express-News reports so about a decade ago, she took over what is today the nonprofit Meadow Haven...

 

Oklahoma pastor emphasizes message of inclusion

ENID, Okla. (AP) — "There is a commonality in our faith, in something beyond ourselves and beyond our particular perspective." The Rev. Jerry Galbreath, former pastor at University Place Christian Church, said that was one of the key messages he...

 

Body of 14-year-old boy found after Oklahoma apartment fire

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Logan County say the body of a 14-year-old boy was discovered in the rubble of an apartment building that caught fire and burned. Firefighters say they found the body of 14-year-old Saul Bernal, an eighth grade...

 

Woman killed in Lawrence will be honored in Rose Parade

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who was killed by a stray bullet in Lawrence will be honored in the Rose Bowl Parade. Leah Brown, of Shawnee, will be one of about 40 organ, eye and tissue donors from across the country who will be...

 

'Nutcracker' prince proposes to stunned Dewdrop Fairy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The prince in the "Nutcracker" had a special present for his favorite ballerina during a performance of the holiday classic in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that Allison Evans was playing the Dewdrop Fairy in the...

 

Bob Stoops Returns to Announce the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2018--College football’s top defensive backs will learn Thursday night who among them will take home the coveted Paycom Jim Thorpe Award. Presenting the award on behalf of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame...

 

Remains of unaccounted for Oklahoma WWII sailor identified

GARBER, Okla. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. sailor from Oklahoma unaccounted for since the battleship USS Oklahoma was sunk at Pearl Harbor almost 77 years ago have been identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday that the...

 

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