Protecting people and looking out for public interest

Mark Myles, a Democratic candidate for Oklahoma attorney general, is running on a platform of protecting people from those who would do them harm. He brings experience in both legal and business...

Alva FFA members attend a leadership camp

Nine members of the Alva FFA chapter attended the 46th annual Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp. This four-day camp was at the Tulakogee Conference Center. At this camp more than 1,600 Oklahoma FFA...

Well, I must have missed August and Labor Day both because school is starting

I may live to see school letting out May 25th and starting June 6th someday. Anyhow, what I really want is for drivers to watch out for the kids around the schools. They don't mean to not pay...

Get creative, enter Woods County Fair Duct Tape Division

Do you have a creative flair? Do you like to construct items that are useful and unique? Then you may want to enter the Woods County Free Fair Duct Tape Division! Requirements for Construction • Items may be made with any color duct tape ...

Northwestern 2018 summer session honor roll additions

PRESIDENT’S HONOR ROLL Graduate and Post-Graduate Students OKLAHOMA ALVA – Kim Trekell CHEROKEE – Martha Royster ENID – Courtney Campbell, Christina Erford, Desireé Powell, Rebecca Reilly PONCA CITY – Abigail Degan STILLWATER – Andrew...

Woman reports vehicle stolen by coworker

A vehicle reported stolen in Alva was later recovered in Ford County, Kansas, and the driver was held for local authorities. The vehicle was reported stolen on Aug. 8 about 2:25 p.m. and recovered the same afternoon. Alva Police Officer Brian File...

Stitt Family Trusts execute agreement to acquire Farmers Exchange Bank, Cherokee

JENKS, Okla. – (BUSINESS WIRE) The Stitt Family Trusts, which collectively own 100 percent of Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company licensed in 41 states and the District of Columbia, announced the signing of a definitive stock...

Burglary charge against Rock dismissed

A burglary charge against an Edmond man has been dismissed in Woods County Court. On April 10 a warrant was issued for Ryan Todd Rock, 48, on a second degree burglary charge, a felony. Law...

NWTC earns 2018 Gold Star Award

Northwest Technology Center (NWTC) was recognized earlier this month as a winner of the Gold Star Award, the highest honor given by the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers (OATC). NWTC is a 12-time recipient of this award. The Gold Star...

Teen baseball star partially paralyzed after diving accident

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City high school baseball star has been paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident. The Kansas City Star reports that Nolan Sprague was hurt Thursday. Mill Valley High School baseball coach Jeff...

Historic jeans-maker to leave Kansas City headquarters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials with Lee Jeans say the company plans to move its headquarters from Merriam, Kansas, to North Carolina. The company announced Monday that the move to Greensboro, North Carolina, is part of a reorganization and...

Turn5 car parts distribution center coming to Lenexa

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Turn5, an online car-parts retailer, plans to open a distribution center in Lenexa and hire 100 workers in the next three years. The company announced Monday that its center will officially open Oct. 29. It will distribute...

Kansas couple says hospital billing scheme spread to others

MISSION HILLS, Kan. (AP) — A $90 million billing scheme found last year at a rural Missouri hospital spread to as many as 10 other hospitals, according to lawsuit filed by a couple from suburban Kansas City. James and Phyllis Shaffer are suing...

Fired white officer indicted in fatal shooting of Kansas man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fired white Kansas police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a black man last year while investigating a domestic dispute, prosecutors announced Monday. Matthew Harrington, 25, made his first court...

The Latest: Kobach hangs on to narrow lead as count begins

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican gubernatorial primary race between Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach hung on to his narrow lead for the...

Disputed primary pits low-key governor against flashy rival

In a deeply conservative state where some fellow Republicans built national reputations, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is known mostly as a low-key policy wonk and once compared himself to the "Star Trek" character Mr. Spock. The 58-year-old former...

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could...

Oklahoma group works to reduce 'excessive' sentences

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma coalition is campaigning to reduce sentences of dozens of people incarcerated for crimes that no longer carry such severe punishments following the state's criminal justice reform efforts. Oklahomans for Criminal...

Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new survey shows Oklahoma schools continue to struggle filling classroom positions after the largest teacher pay raise in state history. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association survey released Monday says another...

Millionaire baseball pick Murray seeks QB job at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray insists he hasn't changed, yet there are constant reminders that his life will never be the same. Before June, he was merely a gifted two-sport college athlete. But once the Oakland Athletics...

The Latest: Officials say rafting group appears to be safe

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains in Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Emergency officials say they are fairly confident Monday evening that a group of rafters is safe after a report that they were missing on Lehigh River....

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer...

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him...

Divorce filings

Travis Leroy Krob vs. Virginia Lee Krob: dissolution of marriage...

Marriage filings

Jordan Michael Ealey, Decatur, Illinois, and Miranda Lynn Rebarchik, Alva: marriage license (counselling) ($5). Cody Vincent Forell and Kylee Jeanne Harper, both of Edmond: marriage license (counselling)...

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