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

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...

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

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...

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...

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 top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days. DeAnn Walker,...

Investigators: Kansas man fatally shot while securing gun

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas man has died in an accidental shooting that occurred as he was trying to put his shotgun away, sheriff's investigators said. The shooting happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday near Hays, Wichita television...

Chief: Shooting of 3 Kansas police officers was not a trap

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A shooting that injured three Wichita police officers during the weekend was caused by "very unusual" circumstances but was not the result of a premeditated trap, Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said Monday. James Hathorn, 46, and...

1 arrested, another suspect still sought in Salina homicide

A man who police accuse of helping a suspect in a Salina woman's killing has been arrested, Saline police said Monday. Clarence Darryl Brown, 34, faces possible charges of aiding and abetting first-degree murder, criminal solicitation and...

States easing virus restrictions despite experts' warnings

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and a third formula on the way, states eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over...

Salina man arrested after father dies from being battered

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Salina man has been arrested after his father died from injuries he suffered after he allegedly was battered by his son, police said Monday. Chad Eric Jones, 48, was jailed on possible charges of first-degree murder,...

Kansas ponders open churches, abortion limits in pandemics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Kansas legislators, still smarting over actions Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly took early in the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Monday to prevent the state from restricting religious gatherings or keeping abortion...

2 teens dead after shootout, short police chase in Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Police in eastern Oklahoma shot and killed a 17-year-old girl, and a 17-year-old boy died of a self-inflicted gunshot following a short chase, authorities said Monday. Muskogee Police said in a press release that officers...

Oklahoma to receive 31,500 doses of new one-shot vaccine

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is expected to receive 31,500 doses this week of a newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine that only requires one dose, making it ideal for people who may have problems making two appointments, state health...

Former Thunder employee charged in US Capitol invasion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former employee of the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team is facing federal charges for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Danielle Nicole Doyle, 37, is charged in a four-count criminal complaint with knowingly...

Royals make official Dozier deal for $25 million, four years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals made official their $25 million, four-year contract with third baseman Hunter Dozier on Monday, ensuring that another member of their young foundation is under club control for the foreseeable future. Kansas...

Kansas House gives first approval to college athlete bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House members advanced a bill Monday that would allow college athletes to profit from their name, image, or likeness. The legislation is backed by both University of Kansas and Kansas State University athletic directors...

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...

AI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise

An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing "AI-enabled" weapons – something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical...

Prince Harry: Split from royal life 'unbelievably tough'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prince Harry says the process of separating from royal life has been very difficult for him and his wife, Meghan. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry invoked the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, who had to find...

United Methodist conservatives detail plans for a breakaway

Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage. The move could hasten the long-expected breakup of the...

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