Wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr passes away suddenly at age 39

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — News outlets report the wife of a U.S. congressman from Kentucky died unexpectedly in the family’s home Tuesday night at the age of 39. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s office said in a statement his wife, Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, passed away in Lexington. The Fayette County coroner was called to the […]

Lexington police officer under investigation after allegedly making death threats against Norman Mayor over COVID-19 response

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Norman Police are investigating after a death threat was made to Mayor Breea Clark.   Council members Kate Bierman (Ward 1) and Sereta Wilson (Ward 5) say threats had been coming from people in a Facebook group called “Re-open Norman.”   Bierman and Wilson say after they did a podcast about […]

After watching son graduate, Kentucky couple killed in wreck

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Lexington Herald-Leader) — Police in Kentucky say a couple was killed in a traffic accident after leaving their son’s high school graduation ceremony. Kentucky State Police say the family’s car collided with a pickup truck Saturday in Flemingsburg. The car’s driver, 53-year-old Nancy Barnett of Ewing, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her […]

Boston Marathon canceled for the first time in 124 years

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which participants who verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own will receive their finisher’s medal. The race had originally been scheduled for April 20 […]

No charges filed following social media post about Norman mayor

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities in Norman say charges will not be filed against a man who allegedly posted a threatening message about a city official on social media. Norman Council members Kate Bierman and Sereta Wilson say threats have been posted to Facebook in a group called ‘Re-open Norman.’ Recently, one comment said Norman […]

ODOC: Man who walked away from correctional center arrested

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KFOR) – A man who walked away from an Oklahoma correctional center last week has been arrested. Oklahoma Department of Corrections agents and facility security staff were searching for Jeremiah V. Hobbs, 40, who walked away early Thursday morning from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center. Hobbs is serving an eight-year sentence out of […]

ODOC agents searching for last of five inmates to walk away from prison

MCALESTER, Okla. (KFOR) – The search is underway for an inmate accused of walking away from an Oklahoma prison. According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, ODOC agents and Jackie Brannon Correctional Center security staff are searching for the last of five inmates who walked away late Sunday from the minimum-security prison for men. Christopher […]

Virus forced schools online, but many students didn’t follow

SAN DIEGO (AP) — During the first week that her San Diego public school was shuttered to slow the spread of the coronavirus, not one of Elise Samaniego’s students logged on to her virtual classroom. Three weeks in, the teacher still hadn’t connected online with roughly two-thirds of the students in her third- and fourth-grade […]

ODOC agents searching for inmate who walked away from correctional center

MCALESTER, Okla. (KFOR) – A search is underway for an inmate who walked away from an Oklahoma correctional center on Thursday. Oklahoma Department of Corrections agents and facility security staff are searching for Jeremiah V. Hobbs, 40, who walked away early Thursday morning from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center. Hobbs is serving an eight-year sentence out […]

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