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HOMECOMING PARADE CRASH
STILLWATER, Okla. — The Oklahoma community that saw a deadly homecoming parade crash in 2015 will soon have a place to pay their respects. The Stillwater News Press reports that the $100,000 Stillwater Strong Memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on Oct. 26. 240 words.
BABY IN WATER
NEW YORK — Authorities are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday. A family visiting from Stillwater, Oklahoma, spotted the approximately 8-month-old boy wearing only diapers in the shallow water near the Manhattan shoreline at about 4 p.m. The location ear the South Street Seaport on the heavily-trafficked East River, a tidal estuary subject to strong currents, divides Manhattan from Brooklyn. Both park-lined shorelines are usually teaming with tourists this time of year. SENT: 220 words.
WASHINGTON — Now that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has met privately with almost every Republican senator, it’s becoming increasingly clear President Donald Trump’s pick for the bench is running into little GOP resistance to confirmation this fall. The conservative appellate judge is breezing past swirling questions over his views on executive power and his approach to gay marriage, abortion and other legal issues. GOP Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma said he’s already convinced Kavanaugh’s writings are not applicable to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 950 words, with photo.
— SMALL PLANE CRASH-OKLAHOMA — For the second day, federal investigators are combing through the wreckage of a small aircraft that crashed over the weekend in northern Oklahoma, killing all five people on board.
— INMATE FIGHT-OKLAHOMA PRISON — Authorities say a western Oklahoma prison is on lockdown following a fight in which seven inmates were injured.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The fastest member of the Kansas City Chiefs was drafted in the fifth round a couple of years ago. Second-fastest? He went in the sixth last spring. Now, if defensive back Tremon Smith can perform anything like Tyreek Hill during the Chiefs’ preseason opener against Houston on Thursday, general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid will have hit on something special. Both Smith and Hill were from small schools. Smith was an overlooked-if-undervalued quarterback coming out of high school who landed at Central Arkansas because bigger schools were unwilling to give him a chance. Hill began at Oklahoma State before a domestic violence incident landed him at West Alabama. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 730 words, with photo.
FBC--PICK SIX-GROUP OF FIVE
Central Florida is trying to follow up on its undefeated season with a new coach, a new defensive cornerstone and the same old high expectations. The Knights head the list of Group of Five teams with reason for optimism this season, including Arkansas State. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 780 words, with photos.
The result of the play is a first down and the offense rushes to the line of scrimmage and sets up, linemen in their three-point stances, receivers out wide. The quarterback directs traffic, barks out something or other, maybe claps his hands, and then ... he looks to the sideline for a play to be signaled. Hurry-up offense? More like hurry-up-and-wait. The fast-paced, no-huddle offenses made fashionable by Chip Kelly, Rich Rodriguez and most of the Big 12 are becoming less prevalent. “I think that what’s happened is you have a group of us that are playing ultra-fast and some people that tried to get into it that really don’t understand it, they’re playing slower,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has said. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,160 words, with photos.
— FBC--SLOWING DOWN-BY THE NUMBERS
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