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Woodward man drowns in northwestern Oklahoma lake

FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old Woodward man has drowned in northwestern Oklahoma. The OHP says Adam Flores drowned Wednesday afternoon in Fort Supply Lake. An OHP report says Flores had anchored a boat...

Girl Scouts travel to Branson

Girl Scouts with Troop 969 traveled to Branson, Missouri, for their summer trip. After selling numerous cookies, nuts and candy, and receiving donations from community service activities, the troop...

City undertaking major street projects

Since mid-May, Fifth Street just north of Oklahoma Boulevard has been barricaded. Alva City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said there was a water line break at that corner on May 11. As a result of...

Hitting curb results in injuries to two

Two people were taken to the hospital after a driver lost control of a vehicle that struck a curb. The one-vehicle wreck occurred at12:24 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at 518 Oklahoma Blvd. According to...

Collision results from left turn

A left turn resulted in a collision of two vehicles on Monday, July 9, at 9:45 a.m. The incident happened on Flynn Street at the intersection with 13th Street. Billy W. Farris, 80, of Alva was...

Shaklee celebrates 95th birthday

Myrtle Ellen Shaklee will celebrate her 95th birthday with a birthday party with family and friends. Cards may be sent to Fairview Fellowship Home, 605 E. State Road, Fairview, OK 73737. Myrtle was...

Faulkner receives scholarships to Northwestern

Jacob Faulkner, a graduate of Alva High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2018-2019 academic year. Faulkner will receive the Alva...

Random Thoughts

Lew Wallace lived an interesting life that saw him become successful in several fields. After practicing law for a few years, Wallace embarked on a political career. During the Civil War, he rose to...

Trucking

My neighbor, K.P., says his son is planning on a career in truck driving. I’ve written on the progress of self-driving truck technology, but recent setbacks due to autonomous vehicle accidents...

Police file numerous accident reports

Alva police have worked a number of accidents in recent weeks. On June 29 a parked vehicle received damage from an unknown vehicle overnight. Clayton Alan Phillips reported his 2015 Ford F15 was parked at 214 Church St. He told Officer Sean Farris...

Ambiguous comments from homeland chief on election meddling

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she has not seen evidence that the Russians meddled in the 2016 election to help elect Trump, countering the U.S. intelligence agencies assessment on the issue. Intelligence...

Fatal SUV crash driver among 5 charged in smuggling scheme

DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old man indicted in an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme was under federal supervision when he led authorities in Texas on a high-speed chase and crashed an SUV, killing five of the 14 people inside, according to court...

Wichita State to have marching band starting this fall

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University plans to start a marching band this fall. The university said in a news release that the band, which will be called the "Shocker Sound Machine," will include brass, saxophone and a drum line. Tim...

Kansas man admits going to Philippines for sex with girls

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who admitted that he traveled to the Philippines to have sex with minor girls has pleaded guilty to three counts of producing child pornography. The U.S. Attorney's office says 55-year-old Anthony Shultz pleaded...

Manhattan man convicted in May 2017 shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old Manhattan man was convicted in the shooting death of one man and the attempted murder of another man. Steven Harris was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old German...

Wichita police officer has new role involving animals

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Heather Frazier, a 20-year veteran in the Wichita Police Department, used to be afraid of dogs. Now she's the department's "Dog Whisperer." When she was a young girl, she had a paper route for the Trinidad Chronicle, a small...

Memorial to honor Kansas City teen raped, dismembered

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — It's been 20 years since 16-year-old Jennifer Long, cutting classes one January morning, was lured into the pickup truck of the stranger who that day would rape and murder her. Wesley Ira Purkey, 46, a brutal ex-con high...

Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said...

Teen found starving, living in barn, family members arrested

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a malnourished 15-year-old Oklahoma boy who survived by eating sticks, leaves and grass has been found living in a barn, and four members of his family have been arrested for child neglect. The Oklahoman...

Oklahoma appeals court won't reconsider man's life sentence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals will not reconsider the life-without-parole sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder to avoid the death penalty. The court on Thursday rejected a request for an...

APNewsBreak: Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The "Proper Anthem Conduct" section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document...

Hillcats Men's Basketball Hires Carter as Assistant Coach

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Rogers State men's basketball head coach Justin Barkley announced the hiring of K.T. Carter as an assistant coach for the navy and red for the 2018-19 season. "I'm very excited to add KT to our coaching staff," Barkley said....

Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Embassy officials were to meet Thursday with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the United States, as Moscow blasted the arrest as "anti-Russian hysteria." The embassy said in a...

Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out...

'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million. Records show George and Violet McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level home in the Studio City...

MATTHEW JAMES MAXWELL

Matthew James Maxwell passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was 50 years old. Matt was born to Robert James Maxwell and Sandra (Bailey) Compton in Alva, Oklahoma on June 20, 1968. God, family and...

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