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Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline in Texas Hill Country

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a hunting...

 
 By Obed Manuel    Regional    October 20, 2019 

Dallas teens help produce coloring guidebook for immigrants

DALLAS (AP) — Chatter bounced off the colorful walls of the Sam Tasby Middle School cafeteria. The Dallas Morning News reports college banners of universities including Rice, Duke and Dartmouth hung from the ceiling. Dallas Independent School Distr...

 

Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona quietly suspended plans to require about 120,000 people to work, volunteer or go to school to receive Medicaid benefits, as courts have taken a dim view of similar mandates in other states. The decision is another setback to...

 

Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who has exhausted his appeals, arguing that a racist juror tainted the outcome of his 2002 trial. Julius Jones was...

 

2 Missourians die in train-car wreck in Kansas

DALBEY, Kan. (AP) — Two Missourians were killed when the vehicle they were in was hit by a train in rural northeast Kansas. Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie says deputies were called late Wednesday to the scene of the crash near the former...

 

Tulsa Race Massacre victim search complete at 2 of 3 sites

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Scanning for the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre is complete at two of three sites in north Tulsa. The city said Thursday that scanning with ground-penetrating radar by the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey is...

 

Scholars reveal stories about 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At the beginning of the American Century, premature babies were literally a sideshow exhibit. Visitors would pay to walk through rows of tiny babies in incubators. Hospitals had little regard for "weaklings," as they were known,...

 

Albuquerque police contest seeks to build 'lowrider' patrol

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest police force wants to go slow and low. The Albuquerque Police Department is inviting high school students to design the department's first lowrider patrol car . The winner of the competition will have...

 

Missouri Capitol dome lit pink for breast cancer awareness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The dome of the Missouri Capitol building will be lit pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Pink lights will shine on the dome Friday through Sunday morning. A release from Gov. Mike Parson says the gesture is...

 

Bicyclist completes solo ride of entire Pony Express Trail

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jan Bennett endured food poisoning, hail and near misses with tornado weather on her solo bicycle ride across the entire 2,220-mile (3,572-kilometer) Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. The...

 

Struggling Kansas City T-Bones locked out of stadium

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City T-Bones are officially locked out of their stadium in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, changed the locks and padlocked the gates to the stadium Monday...

 

Records: Members of suspended fraternity urinated on members

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Newly released documents say that members of a now-suspended University of Kansas fraternity struck, urinated and spat on some new members who were suspected of cooperating with an investigation into hazing. The Lawrence...

 

2 men killed in Kansas crash with semi

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two men were killed after their van collided with a semi headed in the opposite direction in Marion County. The Wichita Eagle reports that 84-year-old Cecil Gill Jr. of Illinois was headed west on Highway 50 around 7:36 p.m....

 

Youngest of musical Hanson brothers injured in Tulsa crash

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Zac Hanson of the pop music band Hanson is recovering following a motorcycle crash in Oklahoma this week. The 33-year-old Hanson said in posts on Twitter, Facebook and the Tulsa-based band's website that he is recovering after...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    October 6, 2019

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity. The move...

 

DEA to open office in Garden City as drug seizures increase

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration plans to reopen an office that in closed two years ago in Garden City. The Kansas News Service reports the office is reopening at a time when methamphetamine seizures are...

 
 By James Neal    Regional    October 6, 2019

Former addicts helping others find hope in rehabilitation

ENID, Okla. (AP) — By almost any measure, Jack Werner, owner of A to Z Inspections of Oklahoma City, is a successful business owner. But, when Werner speaks in public, whether it's about his business or his charitable efforts with Rotary Internatio...

 

Search to begin for graves of Tulsa race massacre victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The search for possible mass graves of Tulsa Race Massacre victims is set to begin. The Oklahoma Archeological Survey is to begin subsurface scanning Monday afternoon in Oaklawn Cemetery in north Tulsa. The process often called...

 

The Norman Fire Department celebrating its 125th anniversary

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Norman Fire Department has reached the 125-year mark. Deputy Fire Chief Mike Wilson said although it is a big milestone, the department is treating it like business as usual. A yearbook will come out in a couple of months,...

 

4 killed, 1 critically injured in 2-vehicle Oklahoma crash

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people died and one person was critically injured when a sport utility vehicle crashed into parked semi. An OHP report says 39-year-old Kenneth Sanford Marshall of Chanute, Kansas,...

 

Southern Oklahoma man dies after being attacked by dogs

BENNINGTON, Okla. (AP) — Police say a southern Oklahoma man has died after being attacked by three dogs, including two pit bulls and a mixed breed. Bennington Police Chief James Heil said Alan Bruce died Monday at a hospital where he was taken...

 

Police: Wichita man drowned while trying to save dog

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County authorities say a 59-year-old Wichita man drowned while trying to save his dog. Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Myers said the man drowned Wednesday at the Sedgwick County Park lake. His name was not released. Myers says...

 

Dallas shooting victim was a 'big personality, nice person'

DALLAS (AP) — Botham Jean organized church mission trips. He installed Skype for elderly parents who missed their kids. One time he met a stranger who shared his mom’s birthday, so the bighearted 6-foot-1 choir singer got the woman a cake. He...

 

Patrol asks for help identifying woman killed in hit-and-run

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol is asking the public for help identifying a woman who apparently died in a hit-and-run crash during the weekend. The patrol says the woman, who is Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes, had...

 

Thousands show for Kings of Leon at new Oklahoma City park

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of people visited a $132 million park in downtown Oklahoma City where the weekend grand opening included a free concert by Grammy-winning rockers Kings of Leon. City officials said 28,000 people attended the show at...

 

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