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Traffic stop leads to felony charge

A traffic stop in Alva on a non-working brake light resulted in a felony charge against the driver. On Dec. 28 Alva Police Officer John Caviness stopped a 1984 Bobcat motorhome with a Kansas tag due...

Alva Chamber wants to combine tourism, marketing efforts

The Alva Tourism Committee approved requests for online Alva tourism promotion and marketing and two junior rodeo events. All members of the committee were present for the meeting, which was held Wednesday at the Alva Recreation Complex in the Pete... Full story

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Wallis chosen as All-Stater by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced recipients of its prestigious 2021 Academic All-State Awards. The 100 top public high school seniors, were selected from 379 nominations...

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Alva's new mural features Carrie Nation

A hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation is the subject of the newest mural in Alva. While living in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Nation began her temperance work with an attack on a bar in Kiowa, Kansas, just... Full story

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Alva FFA and 4-H Swine Show team rocks Woodward District Livestock Show

The 2020-2021 Alva FFA and 4-H Swine Show Team literally rocked the Woodward District Livestock Show on February 22. The team had twelve first-place ribbons, six second-place ribbons, four...

Cancelling traditional energy isn't the solution

Did you enjoy the recent free trial of living in Alaska? The sub-zero temperatures in the entire region challenged our families, our first responders, our churches, our nonprofits, and our energy infrastructure. The weather tested our resolve and... Full story

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What a difference a week can make

Gone is the snow. Fifteen degrees below is a memory, and I haven't had to leave the faucets dripping all week. Jack and I dropped Dad off at the Kansas Star Casino and went to the pinball place...

Murdock's Minutes

There’s a famous quote from Oklahoma’s most famous son, Will Rogers, who once said if you don’t like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it’ll change. That statement may be a slight exaggeration, but not by much. It’s amazing to... Full story

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Coffeetime

Andy stepped outside after the recent huge snow storm in our city to meet our postman halfway. Our street was too clogged with snow and ice for him to navigate safely, so our mailman had wisely...

Texas jail inmates hungry, shivering during unusual freeze

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When an unusually heavy winter storm blanketed much of Texas with snow, knocking out electricity to millions of homes and leaving many struggling to find clean water, one sector of the population was particularly vulnerable:...

Kansas man charged after driving into lake with mother

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving a vehicle into Lone Star Lake with his mother inside. Jeremy S. Williams of Lawrence made his first court appearance Friday where he was...

Judge: Autistic man must stay in Missouri welfare custody

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young man with severe autism must stay in the custody of Missouri's child welfare agency, despite soon turning 21, a judge ruled Friday. Jackson County Judge Kea Bird-Riley also ordered that he remain in his current...

Bill to drop concealed carry age won't get committee vote

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill to lower the legal age to carry concealed firearms in Kansas from 21 to 18 has stalled in a House committee, but a supporter plans to offer the proposal for consideration on the House floor. Rep. John Barker, an Abilene...

10 death row inmates in Oklahoma could get new trials

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As many as 10 death row inmates in Oklahoma, more than one-fifth of the state's prisoners condemned to die, could escape execution because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning criminal jurisdiction in Indian...

The number of Oklahoma's active COVID-19 cases keeps sinking

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of Oklahoma hospital patients with COVID-19 continues to sink, state health officials reported Saturday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 12,929 patients with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19...

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Alva Goldbugs lose to Crossings Christian in regionals

The Alva Goldbugs have gained a lot of confidence in the last few games, but they ran into a different sort of opponent in Crossings Christian Saturday night in the finals of regionals. The Knights...

Alva Ladybugs finish season in 2OT loss to Perry

The Alva Ladybugs ended their season on a high note Saturday afternoon at Crossings Christian. Although they lost the second round regional playoff game, they forced sixth-ranked Perry into two overtimes. The score was tied in the first, third and...

No. 7 Baylor women rout K-State, 11th straight Big 12 title

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor's Queen Egbo lifted teammate DiDi Richards while dancing a couple of circles before an instant team photo while coach Kim Mulkey crouched to greet her grandson as he ran toward her. Yes, the Lady Bears are celebrating...

Trump the dominant force at conservative conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump as speakers declared their fealty to the former president and attendees posed for selfies with a golden statue of his likeness....

Growing tension in Minneapolis as trial looms in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Barbed wire and concrete barriers surround the courthouse where the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd will soon go on trial, a sign of the deep uneasiness hanging over a city literally set...

What's in an adjective? 'Democrat Party' label on the rise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two days before the assault on the U.S. Capitol, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said supporters of then-President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud were basically in a "death match with the...

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