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Gunman breaks into Colorado Supreme Court building; intrusion unrelated to Trump case, police say

DENVER (AP) — A man leaving the scene of a car wreck Tuesday shot his way into the Colorado Supreme Court building and inflicted "extensive damage" to the building before being arrested by police, authorities said, adding the incident seems...

 

Apparent Israeli strike kills senior Hamas figure in Beirut and raises fears conflict could expand

BEIRUT (AP) — An apparent Israeli strike in the Lebanese capital of Beirut killed Hamas' No. 2 political leader Tuesday, marking a potentially significant escalation of Israel's war against the militant group and heightening the risk of a wider...

 

Harvard president Claudine Gay resigns amid plagiarism claims, backlash from antisemitism testimony

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigned Tuesday amid plagiarism accusations and criticism over testimony at a congressional hearing where she was unable to say unequivocally that calls on campus for the genocide o...

 

Prosecutors accuse Sen. Bob Menendez of introducing Qatari royal family member to aid NJ businessman

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez introduced a member of the Qatari royal family and principal in a company with ties to the government of Qatar to a New Jersey businessman before the company invested millions of dollars in the businessman's...

 

Trump appeals Maine ruling barring him from ballot under the Constitution's insurrection clause

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a ruling by Maine's Democratic secretary of state barring him from the ballot over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. He was expected to also ask the...

 

Taylor Swift's new romance, debt-erasing gifts and the eclipse are among most joyous moments of 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A romance that united sports and music fans, a celestial wonder that drew millions of eyes skyward and a spiritual homecoming for some Native American tribes were just some of the moments that inspired us and brought joy in...

 

New year brings new scams

Over the weekend, I signed up for scam alerts from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). One titled “New year, new weight loss scams” by Ari Lazarus popped up in my email Tuesday. Here it is:...

 

DAVID LEE KELLER

David Lee Keller, son of Lee Ralph and Rachel Pearl (Seh) Keller, was born Sunday, November 8, 1942, in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He went home to his Lord on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Edmond,...

 

MARCELINE HEWES PIPER

There will be a private entombment for Marceline Piper next to her husband in their crypt in Alva at her request. Marceline Hewes Piper was born to Ezra and Della (Reed) Hewes in the family home near...

 

LOIS IRENE MILLS

Lois Irene Mills, 94, of Lake City, Kansas, died Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 18, 1929, in Hardtner, Kansas, the daughter of Clifford and Margaret (Winn) Kenworthy. On October 21, 1948,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    January 3, 2024

Alfalfa County commissioners appoint Garret Johnson as chairman

Garret Johnson was appointed the chairman of the Alfalfa County commissioners in their first meeting of the year Tuesday morning, with Nate Ross to serve as vice. The trio signed that change into effect before approving the previous meeting minutes,...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Monday, December 25, 2023 12:10 a.m. – Caller advised her son was threatening her and on his way to her house. The son called in and advised his mom was stealing stuff out of his house and that he was en route to lock the house up and would like a...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 149 page 325: Neil Kale Oxford and Sarah Oxford and Christopher A. Riggs convey unto Neil Kale Oxford and Sarah Oxford and Christopher A. Riggs. All of lots 3 and 4 and all of Lot 15, except the east 4 feet, all in Block 4...

 

Woods County Commissioners approve pipe locater purchase for RWD#3

The Woods County Commissioners held an end-of-year meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 27, following the Christmas holiday. Chairman John Smiley opened the meeting with commissioners David Hamil and Randy...

 

SHIRLEY ANN (ARNDT) FIELDS

Shirley Ann (Arndt) Fields passed from this life to her heavenly home on Dec. 12, 2023, at the age of 87. Funeral services were held at Trinity Church in Portales, New Mexico, at 10 a.m., Monday, December 18, 2023, with Rev. Darla Fields...

 

JEANETTE ELIZABETH THOMAS

Jeanette Elizabeth Thomas passed away on December 23, 2023, in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 1 day. She was born May 22, 1946, in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from...

 

LOMETA FRANCIS THARP RATHGEBER

Lometa Francis Tharp Rathgeber, 93, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Lometa was born February 27, 1930, in Turkey, Texas, the daughter of John and Susan Fay Hancock Tharp. Growing up she...

 

ROBERTA L. 'BERT' STARKS

Roberta L. “Bert” Starks was born October 8, 1933, to Leonard and Marthenia Narthusan (Foglesong) Flowers, on the family farm near Amorita, Oklahoma. She attended school in Amorita. On April 1, 1950, Bert married Bobby Joe Starks in Anthony,...

 

Oklahoma's next lethal injection delayed for 100 days for competency hearing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The lethal injection of an Oklahoma man scheduled to be executed next month has been paused for 100 days so that a hearing can be held to determine if he's mentally competent enough to be executed. The Oklahoma Court of...

 

Trump asks US Supreme Court to review Colorado ruling barring him from the ballot over Jan. 6 attack

DENVER (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling barring him from the Colorado ballot, setting up a high-stakes showdown over whether a constitutional provision prohibiting those who...

 

Speaker Johnson demands hard-line policies during a border visit as Ukraine aid hangs in the balance

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson led about 60 fellow Republicans in Congress on a visit Wednesday to the Mexican border to demand hard-line immigration policies in exchange for backing President Joe Biden's emergency...

 

Imam killed in shooting outside New Jersey mosque, and the shooter remains at large, authorities say

A New Jersey imam was shot multiple times and killed outside his mosque Wednesday, and authorities continue to search for the shooter, officials said. Imam Hassan Sharif was in his car when he was shot more than once at about 6 a.m. near the...

 

Israel's Mossad chief vows to hunt down Hamas members a day after senior figure killed in strike

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief of Israel's Mossad intelligence service vowed Wednesday that the agency would hunt down every Hamas member involved in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, no matter where they are. His pledge came a day after the deputy head of...

 

Alzheimer's drugs might get into the brain faster with new ultrasound tool, study shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a way to help Alzheimer's drugs seep inside the brain faster — by temporarily breaching its protective shield. The novel experiment was a first attempt in just three patients. But in spots in the brain...

 

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