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3 killed when Amtrak train hits truck, derails in Missouri

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — Three people were killed and several others were injured Monday when a passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed in a remote, rural area of Missouri, officials said. Two of the people...

 

A dad's anguish outside Texas school while shooting unfolded

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Javier Cazares raced to his daughter's school when he heard there was a shooting, leaving his truck running with the door open as he ran into the school yard. In his rush, he didn't bring his gun. He spent the next 35 to 45... Full story

 

For 'lockdown generation' school shootings are their reality

A day after the school massacre in Texas, Ohio teacher Renee Coley thought her sixth grade students would need time to process, so she opened class with a video about the news and started a discussion. Some students said they were sad. Some were...

 

Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week's attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, "Please send the police now," as officers waited more than an hour to...

 

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to...

 
 By MORGAN LEE    Regional    May 25, 2022

Firefighters rescue 'Cinder' the elk calf from fire's ashes

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation's largest wildfire as calving season approaches its peak in New Mexico and fires rage across the American West. Missoula,...

 

Tulsa ballerina statue to be restored; more pieces found

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Enough pieces of a bronze statue of a famous Native American ballerina that was stolen in Tulsa have been recovered to restore it, historical officials said. The additional missing pieces of the statue of Marjorie Tallchief...

 

US finds 500 Native American boarding school deaths so far

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for over a century sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society has identified more than 500 student deaths at the institutions, but... Full story

 

NTSB: Teenage driver in deadly crash had cannabis in system

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — The teenage driver of a small car that collided with a large truck in Oklahoma, killing all six occupants in the car, tested negative for alcohol but positive for cannabis after her death, according to a preliminary report...

 

Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II. The...

 

Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley dies at 74

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley has died, the newspaper reported Friday. Worley, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Wednesday, according to the newspaper. He was 74. Worley, who retired in...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Regional    April 15, 2022

Olympic champ Lee, Florida star Thomas shine at NCAAs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — This is why Sunisa Lee kept her promise and came to Auburn. And why Trinity Thomas endured at Florida. To compete on the podium with their sport stopping to watch. To celebrate with their teammates under the lights. To... Full story

 
 By JAY REEVES    Regional    April 8, 2022

Muscogee return South nearly 200 years after forced removal

OXFORD, Ala. (AP) — Native Americans whose ancestors were forced out of the Southeast almost 200 years ago are back for a festival with a name that sums up its purpose: "We have come back." Dozens of Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens have traveled...

 

Thousands pour into Lawrence streets to celebrate Kansas win

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of people poured into the streets of Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, to celebrate the Jayhawks' come-from-behind win over North Carolina to take the men's NCAA basketball championship. Lawrence's main...

 
 By PETER SMITH    Regional    April 6, 2022

First pope, now US churches face boarding-school reckoning

U.S. churches are bracing for an unprecedented reckoning with their histories operating boarding schools for Native Americans. Native children were forced to attend these schools in the 19th and 20th centuries. The schools broke down students'...

 

9-year-old shot, wounded while playing with gun in Kansas

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy was shot and wounded while playing with a gun with his 11-year-old brother. The Junction City police department said in a news release that the shooting happened Tuesday. Police said the...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 1, 2022

Anti-death penalty advocate weds man on Oklahoma death row

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Anti-death penalty advocate Lea Rodger says she is keenly aware of the realities facing her and Richard Glossip, who she married this week inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary where he sits on death row. Glossip, 59, alrea...

 

Mourners gather for a vigil for 6 girls killed in crash

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — Mourners gathered in a small Oklahoma town's high school football stadium Friday evening to pay tribute to six teenage girls killed in a crash with a large truck. The vigil occurred beneath a clear sky and fading light in...

 

Missouri station offering Russian state radio to listeners

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A man who runs a little-known, low-budget radio station in suburban Kansas City says he is standing up for free speech and alternative viewpoints when he airs Russian state-sponsored programming in the midst of the Ukrainian...

 

Hillary Clinton to voice 'Into The Woods' role in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will play the offstage role of the Giant in a production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" in her onetime home state of Arkansas, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced on Monday. "Real news, and I'm...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    March 23, 2022

6 students killed in Oklahoma crash were in car that seats 4

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six teenage girls on a high school lunch break were killed when their small car with only four seats collided with a large truck hauling rocks, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Wednesday. The crash occurred shortly after noon T...

 

Dodge City bishop resumes duties after abuse investigation

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dodge City will resume his duties after church and civil investigations into a sexual abuse allegation did not support charges against him, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann announced...

 

Officials identify 9-year-old boy killed in Kansas crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A young boy who was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Wichita over the weekend has been identified by police. Police said Armani Saucedo, 9. of Wichita, died in the crash that happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, television...

 

Boy, 9, dies after being ejected in accident in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy died after being ejected from a car following an accident in Wichita, police said Sunday. The accident happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Police responded to the scene of an accident involving three vehicles...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    March 2, 2022

Researchers seek new search for Tulsa Massacre victims

The discovery of human remains that could possibly be victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Oklahoma show that the search for mass graves should continue, researchers said. A report submitted Tuesday to Tulsa's committee overseeing the search...

 

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