Alva celebrates Easter on the Square

Alva Easter egg hunt started at 10 a.m. Saturday, where hundreds of kids of all ages raced to grab the prized eggs. On the other side of the square was the egg drop, in which people lined up to try... Full story

Legislators discuss issues at Alva Chamber coffee

The Alva Chamber Coffee was held Friday morning at Share Medical Center in Alva. Guests were treated to a delicious breakfast buffet while they settled in to listen to local legislators discuss the... Full story

'It's got a heavy price tag'

Three people spoke to the Alva City Council during a hearing on the municipal swimming pool Monday. Mayor Kelly Parker gave some background on the closing of the pool and asked for public input.... Full story

Alva man charged with sexual battery

An Alva man has been charged with sexual battery involving an 18-year-old who was cleaning his house. Robert Scott Baker, 60, of Alva, is charged with felony sexual battery. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years. Court records... Full story

Alva woman charged with child endangerment

An Alva woman is facing numerous charges after a citizen reported a woman suspected of being intoxicated while driving with a child in the vehicle. The call came in at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale heard the... Full story

Brooklyn artist planning talk, workshop at Northwestern

The April Artist-in-Residence with the Visual Arts program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Daniel Herr. The Brooklyn, New York, native will have an artist talk and experimental drawing... Full story

Alva man charged with stalking

An Alva man is facing a felony stalking charge after he allegedly violated a protective order. Joseph Stong Chance, 33, of Alva, is charged with stalking in violation of a court order. This felony is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail... Full story

Alva man arrested for failure to register as sex offender.

An Alva man was arrested April 17 for failing to register as a sex offender. Forest Edward Golbek Jr., 29, of Alva, was charged April 18 with failure to comply with sex offender registration. This felony is punishable by incarceration for not more... Full story

Northwestern bands to present Masterworks Concert

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Fine Arts Department will present a masterworks band concert Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Herod Hall auditorium, Alva campus. This will be the band's...

Hospital nearing break-even point

Share Medical Center is getting closer to a break-even point thanks to being designated as a critical access hospital (CAH). CFO Kevin O’Brien told the Alva Hospital Authority trustees Tuesday that other factors are also favorable but the CAH... Full story

Kansas State receiver Hunter Rison suspended after arrest

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State wide receiver Hunter Rison has been indefinitely suspended after his arrest on a domestic battery charge. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Riley County police arrested Rison on Friday on suspicion of domestic...

Large brawl involving mostly teenagers at Worlds of Fun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say officers responded to a brawl involving up to 300 teenagers at the Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police say several law enforcement agencies were called to the park...

Man sentenced after father-in-law dies in drug test scam

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test. Justin Jones was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for...

Kansas City sculptor help place Harry Truman in US Capitol

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City artist has been selected to create statue of former President Harry Truman for display in the U.S. Capitol. Sculptor Tom Corbin was chosen by Truman's family and former and current board members of the Truman...

Kansas law will reduce number of safety drills in schools

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law will reduce the number of required safety drills in public and private schools only a year after lawmakers mandated crisis drills to prepare students for active shooters and other threats. Wichita public...

Couple donates popular restaurant to Bethel College

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas college will soon own a popular Swedish-themed restaurant. Donice and Roy Applequist announced last week that they will donate the Swedish Crown restaurant to Bethany College and its president, William...

Youth Robotics Teams Inspire Record Crowds at FIRST® Championship in Houston

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 21, 2019--This week, more than 15,000 students from around the world traveled to Houston, putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated, held at the...

Oklahoma governor signs bill hiking turnpike, highway speeds

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that increases speed limits on Oklahoma turnpikes and some state highways has been signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill signed by Stitt Thursday increases turnpike speed limits from 75 to 80 mph and from...

Oklahoma lawmakers concerned over nomination to OU regents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt's appointment of an Oklahoma businessman to fill a vacant seat on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has raised concerns among some members of the state Senate. Stitt has nominated Oklahoma...

2 people, including child, killed in Oklahoma police pursuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a police pursuit has ended in the deaths of two people, including a child. Authorities say the victims died Friday when their vehicle was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by police on...

#11 SAU Softball hits six home runs en route to sweep of Tigers

Arkadelphia, Ark. – The SAU Softball team took care of business on Saturday, not falling victim to a lack of offense that saw them eke out a game one 1-0 win over Marisa Butler and Ouachita despite being no-hit. The Muleriders got to Butler early...

Muleriders take both ends of Saturday's twin bill with Ouachita; win seventh GAC series

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – After losing a two-run lead late to drop Friday evening's series opener with Ouachita, the Southern Arkansas Baseball team bounced back on Saturday as the Muleriders took both ends of the afternoon's twin bill to win their...

Moyer Shines in Final Day Against SAU

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Kyndal Moyer went 2 for 5 at the plate and scored the lone run in the final two games against Southern Arkansas University. Game Three: In game three of the series, the Muleriders plated nine runs between the second through...

5-year-old Michigan boy calls 911 to ask for McDonalds

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A 5-year-old Michigan boy had a craving for McDonald's but his grandmother was sleeping so he called 911 and made a request. WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids reports Iziah Hall of Wyoming asked the dispatcher: "Can you bring me...

Divorce filings

Stacy Ann O'Neil, Alva vs. Shawn Devon O'Neil, Alva: dissolution of marriage....

Marriage filings

Zane Cole Schurter, Alva and Kayleigh Jane Winter, Alva: marriage license (counselling) ($5) Dalton Scott Willyard, Alva and Sereptia Rae Downn Hess, Alva: marriage license (no counselling)....

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