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Three new Oklahoma travel guides released

OKLAHOMA CITY - After a year marked by uncertainty, many are ready to kick off the new year with some vacation planning. The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department has released three new...

 

Oklahoma to target minority communities for virus vaccines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials plan to work with retailers and faith leaders in minority communities across the state to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. The Oklahoma State Department of Health plans to unveil vaccine... Full story

 

Oklahoma man charged with taking part in US Capitol invasion

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 23-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. Andrew Craig Ericson, of Muskogee, was arrested Friday....

 

Kansas pharmacies gear up for expanded COVID-19 rollout

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds, potentially thousands, of pharmacy workers could inject vaccines into the arms of Kansans in the coming months. New rules, at least for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, now let an additional class of...

 

Oklahoma lawmaker proposes 'Bigfoot' hunting season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of a state lawmaker in Oklahoma. A Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot...

 

Woman wanted for Oklahoma murder arrested in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman wanted for killing a former roommate in Oklahoma has been arrested in Wisconsin. The Dane County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Kore Adams was taken into custody during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon on a Wagoner...

 

Health official: Oklahoma virus case count is accurate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health's reporting of new coronavirus cases in recent days is accurate, health commissioner Dr. Lance Frye said Thursday, a day after voicing concern that the count may have been under-reported...

 

Black rhinoceros born in Kansas' Garden City zoo

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A rare black rhinoceros has been born in captivity at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City. The male rhino was born Wednesday to 10-year-old Johari and her 7-year-old mate Jabari, the zoo said in a news release. The pair...

 

Vote's timing is key issue with Kansas anti-abortion measure

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers insisted Thursday that their proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution be put to voters on the August 2022 primary ballot, leading to criticism that they fear it would fail if put to a...

 

GOP senators reject Kansas appeals court nominee 2nd time

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the Kansas Senate on Thursday rejected Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a public defender to the state's second-highest court for the second time in eight months, despite support for him from the...

 

Kansas moves into second phase of COVID-19 immunizations

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is shifting into the second phase of coronavirus immunizations as the Republican-led state House on Thursday approved a bill that would extend the state's pandemic emergency declaration. The 119-3 vote sends the bill to...

 

Kansas election official loses job for violating policy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman said she is losing her job for violating a policy by remotely accessing the state's voter registration database when working from home while fighting cancer during the corona...

 

Regents give university CEOs more power to fire employees

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of six state universities in Kansas will have more flexibility in deciding to suspend or fire employees, including tenured faculty, under a temporary policy approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. The regents said...

 

McDonald's owner who attended Trump rally issues apology

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City area McDonald's restaurant owner who attended the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol is apologizing after he wrote on social media that he was "glad" he didn't miss the...

 

Capitol attack stirs memories of Oklahoma bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attack on the U.S. Capitol by an angry mob of President Donald Trump's supporters shocked many Americans who thought such a violent assault by their fellow countrymen wasn't possible. But for Oklahoma City bombing survivor... Full story

 

Oklahoma coronavirus deaths top 3,000; US toll hits 400,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma surpassed 3,000 deaths due to COVID-19 Tuesday as the national death toll topped 400,000, and the rollout of coronavirus vaccines continued at a steady pace. The health department reported an increase of 43 deaths in t... Full story

 

Company recalls contaminated milk given to Oklahoma children

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma schools are advising people to throw away milk products received from districts last week after a dairy company recalled its chocolate milk because some of it may have been contaminated. Hiland Dairy is recalling...

 

Oklahoma judge orders 'Tiger King' zoo to turn over big cats

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the...

 

KBI: Man found dead in Arcadia killed in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators believe a man whose body was found in Arcadia, Kansas, last week was killed in Kansas City, Missouri. The man's body was found Jan. 13 when Crawford County deputies went to property in Arcadia after receiving...

 

Woman who drowned in Texas in 1966 identified as Kansan

PECOS, Texas. (AP) — Police in western Texas have identified a girl who drowned in a hotel pool in 1966 as a 17-year-old native of Kansas. Jolaine Hemmy, of Salina, Kansas, drowned on July 5, 1966 at the Ropers Motel in Pecos, police said Tuesday....

 

Anonymous couple pledges $3.5 million to Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anonymous couple from Kansas has pledged an estate gift of $3.5 million to the Wichita State Foundation. The money will be used to endow a general scholarship fund for students who have financial need, the university said...

 

Nurses in Kansas county refuse to give COVID-19 vaccine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Four nurses at a rural health department in Kansas are refusing to administer any COVID-19 vaccines, citing the fast development and production of the shots. Coffey County Public Health Administrator Lindsay Payer said the...

 

Seminole chief: No new oil, gas tax within tribal boundaries

WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) — The chief of the Seminole Nation said Wednesday the Oklahoma-based tribe has no current plans to tax oil and gas production on all land within its traditional reservation boundaries, a move that drew quick praise from the state...

 

No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits 'Tiger King'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons was "Tiger King" Joe Exotic. His team was so confident in a pardon that they had readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the...

 

Kansas county court clerk sentenced in misuse of funds

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — A former southwest Kansas county court clerk who kept thousands of dollars in traffic court payments for herself has been sentenced to a year of probation. Sonia Johnson, 57, an ex-clerk for Seward County District Court, was...

 

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