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Devon Energy: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Devon Energy Corp. (DVN) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $642 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Oklahoma City-based company said it had a loss of $1.70....

 

Driver who hit Oklahoma runners gets 3rd manslaughter charge

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of striking a group of suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes with his speeding pickup truck faces an additional manslaughter charge after the death of a third student. Prosecutors on Tuesday fil...

 

Man changing flat tire killed by semi on Kansas interstate

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who was changing a flat tire along the shoulder of an interstate in northeast Kansas died Tuesdsay after he was hit by a semi-trailer truck, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Sidney Leroy Huff, 73, died while...

 

Principal: Crossing guard fatally struck by car saved 2 kids

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said. The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish...

 

Police: Shooting at Kansas vape store was accidental

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have determined that a shooting at a suburban Kansas City store that sells e-cigarettes was accidental. Police in Shawnee, Kansas, said in a news release that officers responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m....

 

University of Kansas to close older Oliver residence hall

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will close a residence hall that opened in 1996 because the cost of renovations is prohibitive and the school's nine other residence halls are not full. The university said Friday it has shelved plans...

 

Doctor's trial for overprescribing drugs is again delayed

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The trial of a southwest Arkansas doctor on charges of overprescribing opiates and other drugs is again being delayed. Federal court records first reported by the Texarkana Gazette show the scheduled April 13 trial of...

 

Oklahoma officials alter language excluding Native Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials were forced to revise the language on a new state branding website after backlash over its exclusion of Native Americans' historical roots in the state. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, coming from the...

 

Wolf hunting season extension rejected in northwest Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A proposal by wildlife managers to extend the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in northwestern Montana was rejected, a wildlife commission said. The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks voted Thursday to maintain...

 

Stitt issues warning amid flat Oklahoma budget projections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state panel led by Gov. Kevin Stitt certified on Tuesday a relatively flat budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and the governor urged the Legislature to use caution while drafting a state spending plan. The State Board of...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    February 19, 2020 

Kansas considers more disclosure on officer-involved deaths

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering measures that would require the public disclosure of information from investigations when a law enforcement officer kills someone and isn't charged with a crime over the death. But law...

 

Houston blast prompts safety debate in city with no zoning

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's lack of zoning restrictions has left many residents with neighbors they don't want: petrochemical facilities and businesses that handle hazardous materials. That unease was laid bare again last month when a massive...

 

Third student-runner who was struck by speeding truck dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said...

 

Kansas Highway Patrol: 1 killed in Interstate 70 crash

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One person died Saturday morning in a crash on Interstate 70 just west of Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities there said. The Kansas Highway Patrol told the Kansas City Star that the crash happened around...

 

Kansas officials quash Shawnee Mission teacher contract

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Labor on Friday ordered the Shawnee Mission School District to stop enforcing its labor contract with teachers after finding the district wrongly imposed a three-year contract that wasn't...

 

New virus has infected more than 67,000 people globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 67,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported b...

 

Police: Low meth prices prompt Wichita property crime drop

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A significant drop in methamphetamine prices led to a nearly a 20% decline in Wichita burglary last year, according to a police official. Thanks to the low price of meth, the theft of guns and other items from inside vehicles...

 

Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday amid predictions that a river running in the area around the state capital of Jackson could burst its banks and spark widespread flooding. Forecasters believe...

 

Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery convictions. A federal judge in Tucson on Friday...

 

State closes north-central Nebraska bank for insolvency

ERICSON, Neb. (AP) — State banking officials have closed Ericson State Bank in north-central Nebraska, declaring it insolvent. The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance announced the closure in a news release Friday night, saying it had named...

 

Mistrial in case of Oklahoma man charged in son's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the first-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma City man, charged in the 2018 death of his 3-month-old son. Court records show the jury deadlocked early Saturday on the murder charge against Deion...

 

Man, evicted from wife's home returns, kills man, himself

DEWEY, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a northeast Oklahoma man who was evicted from the home where his wife was living later returned to the home to kill another man, then fatally shot himself. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Dewey...

 

Defense: Convicted killer was victim of 'Machiavellian plot'

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has set a March hearing for presentation of new evidence in the case of a man in prison for murder who says he was framed. Attorneys for the Project for Innocence and Post Conviction Remedies at the...

 

Insider Q&A: Facebook VP of Messenger discusses privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At Facebook, Stan Chudnovsky oversees the Messenger chat app that's used by well over 1 billion people each month. He's playing a key role in helping Facebook integrate that app with its other chat tools, WhatsApp and...

 

Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters are the highest seen at this point in any...

 

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