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 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 19, 2019 

Oklahoma high court rejects challenge on Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's highest court on Tuesday rejected a legal effort to block a plan for a public vote on whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor residents. Just hours after hearing oral arguments in the case, the...

 

Oklahoma City mayor declarer's city's first pride week

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mayor David Holt has declared Oklahoma City's first official Pride Week to celebrate LBGTQ accomplishments. Holt helped kick off a week's worth of events Monday with a mayoral proclamation to "reaffirm our city's commitment...

 

Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Cleveland Count District Judge Thad Balkman said...

 

Mother accused of false Father's Day claim arrested

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman who is accused of making false accusations about her daughter's father that prompted a search for him on Father's Day. The Wichita Eagle reports that 34-year-old Ronetta Ann Clement was...

 
 By Roxana Hegeman    Regional    June 19, 2019 

Wichita businessman spared prison in gambling case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal magistrate spared a Wichita businessman prison time after he pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in concealing the transfer of betting information from illegal poker games. Brandon Steven, 45, was sentenced to three...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 19, 2019 

Kansas faces future budget woes even with a revenue surplus

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' tax collections have beaten expectations nearly every month for the past two years and the state expects to end June with close to $1 billion in cash reserves, but the budget problems that followed a former governor's...

 

Kansas pilot escapes injury when plane's wing hits windmill

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pilot of a crop duster plane was not hurt when the wing of his aircraft hit a windmill tower and crashed in southwest Kansas. Troopers say the fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft was flying...

 

Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation...

 
 By JAKE BLEIBERG    Regional    June 19, 2019 

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

DALLAS (AP) — Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas' 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring...

 

Cattle producers should watch for signs of blackleg and anthrax after floodwaters recede

Livestock producers who recently experienced flooding events need to be on the lookout for signs of blackleg and anthrax in their cattle. “Incidences of both diseases can easily occur in periods of dry weather after floodwaters recede,” said Dr....

 

Interim director appointed for Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. J. Kevin Stitt has appointed former Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Chief of Operations Scott Crow as interim director of the state’s second-largest agency. Crow has been with the agency since April 1996, when...

 

Oklahoma authorities say body found days after home fire

CLEVELAND, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a body has been found in a home that burned more than a week ago. The OSBI says in a news release that human remains were found Thursday inside the home that burned June 6 in...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    June 16, 2019

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for...

 

Man sentenced to nearly 18 years for Topeka shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man. The Capital-Journal reports that 33-year-old Tony Lee Foster was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty...

 

Nebraska woman sentenced to prison for fatal Kansas crash

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a November 2017 head-on crash in northeastern Kansas that killed four members of a Sabetha family who were returning home from a state championship footba...

 

Regents mull boosting homegrown enrollment at Kansas schools

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The percentage of Kansas high school graduates who attend state universities has fallen in recent years, and the schools are considering how to stop that decline and make up lost revenue. In 2010, 55% of Kansas high school...

 

Topeka gears up after flooding moves music festival

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka is gearing up for a major music festival that had to be moved there because of flooding. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the 24th annual Kicker Country Stampede will be held from June 20-22 at Heartland...

 

3 suspects in custody in fatal shooting of Oklahoma man

CACHE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says three suspects are in custody following the fatal shooting of a man at a southwestern Oklahoma apartment building. Investigators say 26-year-old Nathan Morrow was shot and killed...

 

2 Kansas men 'collateral damage' in gun control dispute

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The unregistered gun silencers, each stamped "Made in Kansas, were arranged in a display case at a military surplus store in a rural Kansas town. Beside them was a copy of a Kansas gun law signed a year earlier by then-Gov....

 

Garden City's Big Pool loses $1,000 of water every day

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Officials in a western Kansas city are sweating over a nearly century-old swimming pool that leaks about 200,000 gallons of water every day. The water loss at Big Pool is excessive, even for a pool that holds around 2...

 

"Kids Count" ranking shows improvements in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest national report on the well-being of children by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Oklahoma has improved its economic, health, education and social factors for children, although the state remains in the bottom 20...

 

Woman's body found in northeastern Oklahoma creek

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Osage County say they are working to determine whether a body discovered in a northeastern Oklahoma creek is that of a missing woman. Osage County sheriff's deputies say the body was discovered Sunday in a...

 

Oklahoma board: Nearly 750 inmates seek commutation in 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nearly 750 prisoners applied in the first four months of the year for their sentences to be commuted, according to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. The board's general counsel, Justin Wolf, said that's almost twice the...

 

Possible tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, no injury reports

WAYNE, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says two possible tornadoes touched down briefly in Oklahoma with no injuries or significant damage reported. Meteorologist Forrest Mitchell with the weather service in Norman says investigators...

 
 By Josh Rouse    Regional    June 16, 2019

High school students get leadership training at Fort Sill

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The future of Oklahoma leadership recently stepped into combat boots for a morning of training exercises at Fort Sill. The 51 members of the 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class arrived in the early morning hours at Fort Sill...

 

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