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Air Force pilot ejects as jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma

MUTUAL, Okla. (AP) — Officials say an Air Force pilot ejected successfully before a jet trainer crashed in western Oklahoma. Air Force officials say the twin-jet T-38 Talon from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma, crashed around 1:45 p.m....

 

Honoree: Protesting for civil rights taught valuable lessons

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman who helped usher in the civil rights movement says spending weekends protesting made for an unusual childhood but taught valuable lessons. Marilyn Luper Hildreth was among 13 youths who took part in a...

 

Oklahoma City observing 60th anniversary of sit-in

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City is observing the 60th anniversary of a youth sit-in that local historians say deserves more recognition in the collective memory of the national civil rights moment. Oklahoma History Center staffer Bruce Fisher...

 

Father and son drown after rain sweeps vehicle off road

ELK CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a father and son drowned in southeast Kansas when their vehicle was swept off a road during a rain storm. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says 72-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Sr. and 39-year-old...

 

Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a...

 

Kansas scientist facing deportation gets immigration hearing

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who is fighting deportation to his native Bangladesh will be able to present his case to an immigration judge. Attorneys for Syed Jamal, of Lawrence, announced Tuesday that the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled...

 

No charges in 2 German cyclists' deaths on historic Route 66

GALENA, Kan. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against the driver who struck and killed two German cyclists in Kansas while they rode on the historic Route 66 during a cross-country trip. The Joplin Globe reports that Cherokee County...

 

2,000-pound bull escapes, runs loose through Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a rodeo bull broke free from the Oklahoma City Stockyards and charged through streets and chased people, including one person who jumped into a river to escape the animal's path. Oklahoma City police spokeswoman...

 

Officials ID 3 Kansas teens killed in church van crash

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials have identified three Kansas City-area teens killed in the crash of a church van that injured 10 others. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Friday's crash happened when a rear tire of the van blew out,...

 

Report: Plane climbed slowly before fatal Oklahoma crash

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The National Transportation Board says a small airplane that crashed in northern Oklahoma, killing four members of a Kansas family and a family friend, was seen climbing slowly before it went down in a soybean field. The...

 

State investigation: Oklahoma VA didn't violate privacy laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs didn't violate privacy laws when it allowed medical aides to search patients' records on their cellphones, according to a state investigation. Mark Gower, the state's chief informatio...

 

Oklahoma volunteer firefighter killed battling house fire

FRIENDSHIP, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Oklahoma say a volunteer firefighter has died while battling a house fire. The Jackson County sheriff's department says 54-year-old Madison "Maddy" Lee Clinton Jr. was killed while battling a...

 
 By Josh Rouse    Regional    August 12, 2018

Class revives crochet craft in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A new generation of crocheters in Lawton is ensuring the crafting art does not fall by the wayside. Michell Rosario, activities coordinator at the Owens Multi-Purpose Center, has hosted a twice-weekly crocheting class since...

 

Teen baseball star partially paralyzed after diving accident

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City high school baseball star has been paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident. The Kansas City Star reports that Nolan Sprague was hurt Thursday. Mill Valley High School baseball coach Jeff...

 

Man drowns in private lake in eastern Kansas

LA CYGNE, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a man has drowned at a private lake in eastern Kansas. The Kansas parks department reports 55-year-old Melvin Eugene Stierwalt, of Kansas City, Kansas, drowned Wednesday at Tanglewood Lake near La Cygne....

 
 By MEG BUZBEE    Regional    August 10, 2018

Hutchinson teen travels across US to pursue ballet dream

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — On stage, Emma Blakley feels free - free from the past, free from the future, free to focus on nothing else but her dance. "It's a time when you're just purely right there and you're with an audience that's also right there...

 

VFW to honor Wichita Medal of Honor recipient

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Bullets screamed by as the wooden DH-4 airplane skimmed the top of the French Argonnes forest in 1918. The airplane carried vital ammunition and supplies for the Lost Battalion — a group of more than 500 men in the United Sta...

 

3 dead, 10 injured in Missouri church van crash

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — Three teenagers from Kansas were killed and 10 other people were injured Friday after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri. The wreck happened around 10:40 a.m. on Missouri Route 13, five miles...

 

Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

DILLEY, Texas (AP) — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn't quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins...

 

It's 2 miracles: 2 cats found weeks after house explosion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who already was celebrating the return of one cat that disappeared three weeks ago after an explosion at her home says she's received a second "miracle." The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ashley Nadeau...

 

Competitor dies in swim leg of Boulder Ironman triathlon

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An athlete died a day after he was pulled from the water during the Boulder Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Colorado. It was the third death in four years of Ironman competitions in Boulder. A witness, physician Donald Cain from...

 

Man burned while destroying fireworks in central Kansas

INMAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a fireworks company employee was burned while disposing of fireworks. The Hutchinson News reports that the 39-year-old Jason Ukele, of Salina, was flown to a Wichita hospital after the Monday morning accident at...

 

The Latest: 5 die in Oklahoma small plane crash

HUBBARD, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in northern Oklahoma (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people were killed when a small plane crashed in northern Oklahoma. A patrol report says the five died...

 

5-year-old child's body pulled from Kansas River in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Diving crews have pulled the body of a 5-year-old child from the Kansas River, a day after the vehicle the child had been riding in crashed into the river. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the child's body was...

 

NTSB investigator at site of deadly Oklahoma plane crash

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board has examined debris from a small aircraft that crashed in a northern Oklahoma field, killing all five people on board. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday...

 

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