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Girl dead, 3 family members hurt in Oklahoma house explosion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A girl was killed and her parents and brother were injured when their home in Oklahoma City exploded Thursday morning, fire officials said. The coroner has identified the girl as Berklee Maguire, 14. Her parents and brother wer...

 

Report: Pilot trying to correct course when plane crashed

CHESTER, Ark. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane that crashed earlier this month in Arkansas told air traffic controllers that he was trying to correct his course after the aircraft got caught in some wind, a preliminary report said. All four...

 

Texas man drowns in southeastern Oklahoma river

EAGLETOWN, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man has drowned in the Mountain Fork River in southeastern Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Pedro Segura, 58, of Irving, Texas, drowned in the river near Eagletown, about 190 miles (305...

 

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress to a part of the country that has already been drenched and battered during this year's unusually busy...

 

Kansas Sen. Roberts backs filling Ginsburg vacancy this year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas declared Monday that he supports replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on U.S. Supreme Court this year. Roberts tweeted that the Senate has an obligation under the U.S....

 

Pedestrian fatally struck while walking along highway

CHERRYVALE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old man is dead after being struck by a vehicle as he walked along a Kansas highway. KAKE-TV reports that Derrin Kebert Jr. was walking on the shoulder of U.S. 169 near Cherryville around 8 p.m. Thursday. The...

 

Search to resume for mass graves of Tulsa massacre victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A search for mass graves of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will continue at two more locations in a cemetery where a search earlier this year failed to uncover human remains, a city committee has decided. The Public...

 

Officials: 12-year-old killed in ATV crash west of Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old child has died after an all-terrain vehicle and dirt bike collided on private property in south-central Kansas west of Wichita, authorities said. The accident happened Sunday afternoon in Reno County, television...

 

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going t...

 

Arizona governor gets good, bad marks for virus response

PHOENIX (AP) — In early August, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey beamed in the White House as he basked in praise from President Donald Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Arizona's response to the virus, Trump said, was a model for other...

 

Cities hope to build reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness

HOMESTAKE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A hundred miles from Colorado's Front Range house-building boom, field scientist Delia Malone dug her fingers into spongy high-mountain wetlands at the edge of the Holy Cross Wilderness. She found, about 15 inches...

 

SONIC Auctions off a Cup of Its Famous Ice

Today, SONIC ® Drive-In celebrates guests' love for the famous SONIC Ice and will test to see how much guests are willing to pay for it. To answer this question, SONIC is placing a cup of ice – yes, a cup of ice – up for bidding via online...

 

Deputy Education Commissioner Dennis retiring after 53 years

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Dale Dennis, who has served 53 years in the Kansas State Department of Education, will retire effective Sept. 30, state officials announced Tuesday. Dennis joined the education department in 1967 and was named deputy commissione...

 

Car hits, kills 7-year-old Kansas girl walking to school bus

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — A 7-year-old Abilene girl died Wednesday when she was hit by a car as she was crossing a street to board a school bus, authorities said. Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman said the girl was hit just east of Abilene by a...

 

Tulsa landlords offered rent to not evict, few took the deal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A program in Tulsa, Oklahoma, designed to stem evictions amid the pandemic fell flat when lawyers advised landlords the deal offering to pay owed rent was too risky. The Landlord Tenant Relief Program was prepared to pay the...

 

Space Force aims to set standard for diversity, inclusion

DENVER (AP) — When 1st Lt. Kelley McCaa found out she would be part of the American military's first all-female space operations crew, alongside a team of women she considers close friends, she knew it would make a bold statement for the...

 

Fire damages downtown Topeka building

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A downtown Topeka building sustained about $1,000 in damage Sunday when a fire was apparently intentionally set in a pile of debris behind it spread to the rear of the building, authorities said. No one was hurt, the Topeka...

 

Wichita man dies in city's third hit-and-run this week

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man died when he was hit by a vehicle that did not stop — the city's third hit-and-run this week, police said. Harold Long, 56, died after he was hit while he was crossing a street Wednesday night, Capt. Brent...

 

Authorities: South Carolina student drowned at Kansas lake

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a college student from South Carolina as the victim of a drowning earlier this week at a Kansas lake. Khalil Fulton, 18, of Lake City, South Carolina, drowned Wednesday after doing a flip off the dock...

 

Attorneys file lawsuit seeking redress for Tulsa massacre

Attorneys for victims and their descendants affected by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre filed a lawsuit in state court on Tuesday against the City of Tulsa and other defendants seeking reparations for the destruction of the city's once thriving Black...

 

KU athletes march on campus in support of Black Lives Matter

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 University of Kansas athletes, students and faculty have participated in a march to end racial injustice and protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The Kansas City Star reports that the students...

 

Key air monitors offline after Laura hits Louisiana gas hub

Hazardous emissions from a chlorine plant fire, abruptly shuttered oil and gas refineries and still-to-be assessed plant damage are seeping into the air after Hurricane Laura, regulators say, but some key state and federal monitors to alert the...

 

September is Defeat Hunger Month: Make a $2.1 Million Impact by Helping Feed the Children Raise $300K in 30 days

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For many families across America and around the world, 2020 has been the hungriest year in modern history. That's why Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, has des...

 

Ex-girlfriend: Kansas House candidate was abusive last year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former girlfriend said she was slapped and choked in late December by a 19-year-old Kansas House candidate who already has admitted to circulating revenge porn and abusive online behavior toward girls when he was younger....

 

Autopsy: Topeka man died when caught in recycling truck

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man whose body was found among recycling materials at a landfill building apparently was inside a dumpster when its contents were put into the back of a recycling truck, officials said. Paul Vigil, 62, died March 9...

 

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