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 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Three face drug charges after search

Drug possession charges were filed against three people after a search warrant was executed on a room at the Days Inn in Alva. According to court records, on Nov. 7 Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale received information that Taylor Cole... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Two from Alva charged with child abuse

Two people from Alva have been charged with child abuse of an 11-month-old in their care. Court documents show the child had “excessive bruising” to the head and body including the right wrist, right bicep and left shoulder. Dylan Michael... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Search warrant leads to drug arrest

A search warrant for an Alva address resulted in charges being filed for drug possession and child neglect. According to court documents, on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. members of the Alva Police Department and the Woods County Sheriff’s Office executed the... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Alva man charged with first degree burglary

An Alva man is facing an attempted burglary charge after he allegedly tried to break into a residence occupied by a home daycare. According to court records, on Monday, Nov. 12, about 11:18 a.m. Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman went to the home of D...

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

City to update strategic land use plan

The Alva City Council will begin the task of updating the city’s strategic land use plan at their Monday meeting. The council will discuss and vote on appointing a working committee of ten people update. The need for this update became apparent... Full story

 By Marione Martin    Local    November 18, 2018 

Attempt to serve arrest warrant leads to other charges

When a deputy attempted to serve an arrest warrant, he didn’t find his man. Instead he found an odor that led to a search warrant. Court records show Woods County Deputy Adam Honeyman went to a house in the 700 block of Maple Street in Alva... Full story


Two injured in icy bridge accident

Two people were injured in a collision in Major County Monday morning. The wreck occurred at 6:35 a.m. on State Highway 58 approximately two miles south of Fairview. According to the highway patrol...


Alva man charged with concealing stolen property

An Alva man has been charged with concealing stolen property. William Michael Crouch, 49, of Alva, has been charged with knowingly concealing stolen property, a felony. He is accused of concealing a 16-foot by 6-foot flatbed trailer with sway bar... Full story


Texas man leads officers on chase

A Texas man tried to elude officers in Alva, leaving his vehicle on the NWOSU campus. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 28. Court records show Woods County Deputy Kyle Fuller was patrolling westbound near the 900 block... Full story


Two arrested on drug charges in Alva

Two people from Alva are charged with felonies after allegedly selling marijuana to an informant. They are also charged with child neglect for involving an underage person. Anita Lynn Tucker, 40, of Alva, and David Adam Kimberly, 28, of Alva, have... Full story


Alva man arrested in marijuana buy

An 18-year-old from Alva is facing a felony charge after an informant set up a marijuana purchase. John Connor Weinhoffer, 18, of Alva, has been charged with unlawful possession of controlled drug (marijuana) with intent to distribute. This crime is... Full story


Oklahoma artists featured at Graceful Arts

The Graceful Arts Gallery in downtown Alva offers an ever changing display of all sorts of art. During November, several Oklahoma artists, both two dimensional and three dimensional, are featured....


Assessing Alva student learning, board hears report

Alva School Board members heard about ongoing assessments of student learning from Shane Feely, principal at Washington Early Childhood Center. Since the state moved away from Common Core and set up new academic standards, Alva is now using the MAPS...


Six honored as Distinguished Goldbugs

Six talented and successful individuals were honored for their accomplishments last weekend, Oct. 26-27. These Distinguished Goldbugs either graduated from Alva High School or worked at AHS on their... Full story


Alva falls to Newkirk 30-22

The Alva High School football season came to an end Friday night in Newkirk as the Tigers defeated the Goldbugs 30-22. The injury-plagued Alva players fought to the final minutes but couldn't pull off... Full story


Drug charges filed against Alva man

An Alva man is facing drug charges after law enforcement officers served a search warrant at his home. Clain Brian Schultz, 45, of Alva, is charged with maintaining a place for keeping and/or selling...


Preliminary audit report presented to hospital board

The Alva Hospital Authority heard a preliminary report on audit results for the last fiscal year ending June 30. CPA Andrew Hejtmanek, a director of BKD, LLP, gave a summary. Earlier he presented a more detailed report to the finance committee of... Full story


Two more charged in sale of stolen welder

A man charged with two felonies Oct. 24 in Woods County has been charged with another felony in Alfalfa County. On Oct. 24 Traven Michael Tisdale, 25, of Carmen, was charged in Woods County with...


Dacoma blacktop closed briefly

The Woods County Commissioners held a short meeting Monday, Oct. 29. Commissioners Randy McMurphy, David Hamil and John Smiley were present along with County Clerk Shelley Reed. Smiley said the...


Alva men charged with marijuana possession

Two Alva men are facing drug charges after an investigation by the Alva Police Department. According to court records, Alva K9 Officer John Caviness developed information that Gary Lyon might be distributing marijuana from his residence in the 1000... Full story


Carmen man claims he's his brother

A Carmen man stopped for no taillights said he’d lost his wallet and apparently identified himself as his younger brother. The traffic stop occurred on Thursday, Oct. 18, just after midnight on U.S. Highway 64 east of Alva. According to court docum... Full story


Goldbugs corral Bison 34-14

The Alva Goldbugs delighted the crowd with a victory over Oklahoma Centennial 34-14 Friday night. The first half of the game didn't look so promising with the teams tied 6-6 at halftime. That score mi... Full story


Helena man dies of injuries from wreck

A Helena man has died of injuries received in a Tuesday, Oct. 16, two-vehicle collision. The wreck occurred at 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 640 and County Road Cimarron in Alfalfa County. The location is one mile west and two miles...


Helena man injured in crash

A Helena man was injured in a collision Tuesday, Oct. 16, near Helena. The wreck occurred at 10:15 a.m. at County Road 640 and County Road Cimarron. The location is 1 mile west and 2 miles north of Helena in Alfalfa County. The highway patrol says...


Two more houses declared dilapidated; grant sought for POW walking trail

In an effort to push owners of dilapidated building to repair them or have them torn down, the Alva City Council held a public hearing on three more properties at their Monday, Oct. 15, meeting. That... Full story


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