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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...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 During this day were 10 traffic stops. 9:32 a.m. – Medic needed on Kiowa Road for female having heart problems. Medic took the patient to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. 9:14 p.m. – Report of a dog chasing people at 9th...

 

Barber County court records

Criminal Filings Dalton William Adams has been charged for aggravated indecent liberties with child; offender greater than 18 fondle child less than 14. Joshua Newton Smart has been charged with criminal trespass. Paul Wagner has been charged with...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 148 page 94: Robert W. Christensen and Cynthia E. Christensen Revocable Trust convey unto John D. Platt. The northwest quarter of section 9, township 32 south, range 11 west of the 6th PM. Quit claim deed. Book 148 page...

 

January is National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month has taken place each January since 1970. The campaign was created to inspire donors to continue to give during the harsh winter months and to celebrate current donors. Unfortunately, only three percent of the eligible...

 

Calling all high school juniors

As adults, we know personal challenges come whether we like them or not, but how many willingly take them on? How many would voluntarily sign up for a weeklong academy made to test their strength,...

 

PSO makes donation to local first responders

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) presented Waynoka EMS with a $1,250.00 check Monday, Jan. 9, to help fund a critical first responder program serving northwest Oklahoma. PSO is distributing...

 

BESSIE IRENE COLSON

Bessie Irene (Helmley) Colson, 93, passed away on January 1, 2023 in Lebanon, Missouri. She was born to Charles and Belle (Webb) Helmley on June 24, 1929 in Kiowa, Kansas. Bessie and her brother and s...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Our deadline to formally file legislation for the upcoming First Session of the 59th Legislature is fast approaching. I wanted to take a moment to describe several of the bills I intend to file this year. One bill would allow 14-year-olds to be...

 

Small acts of kindness bring big benefits

Here’s a quick reminder: U.S. Postal Service rates will increase on Jan. 22. The cost to mail a letter weighing one ounce or less will go up from 60 cents to 63 cents. This week is a good time to...

 

Searchers for missing Oklahoma girl find remains of child

Authorities searching for the body of a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl have found the remains of a child, but have not yet identified them as Athena Brownfield, who authorities say was beaten to death Christmas night, the Oklahoma State Bureau of...

 

No. 2 KU faces brutal trip to K-State, home game vs TCU

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self proclaimed it a "great week" after tough wins over Oklahoma and Iowa State last week. It would be a spectacular week if the second-ranked Jayhawks get through this one unscathed. First up is a rivalry...

 

Defense: Man harmless despite threat against Kansas lawmaker

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged with threatening to kill a Kansas congressman is harmless, believing he has a special relationship with God and his weapons are "meteors and plagues," not "knives and guns," a defense attorney argued Tuesday during...

 

Death penalty not sought for alleged El Paso Walmart shooter

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at a West Texas Walmart in 2019. The U.S. Department of Justice disclosed the decision not to pursue capital...

 

White House defends its delayed, limited document disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House brushed aside criticism Tuesday of its fragmented disclosures about the discovery of classified documents and official records at President Joe Biden's home and former office, saying it may withhold information to...

 

Fugitive's arrest like a 'quake,' but Mafia very resilient

ROME (AP) — Matteo Messina Denaro's long record as a killer — turncoat mobsters said he'd boast of enough murders to fill a cemetery — greatly burnished his credentials among his peers as a major boss in the Sicilian Mafia. After 30 years...

 

Passenger's video captures last moments before Nepal crash

NEW DELHI (AP) — Airplane passenger Sonu Jaiswal's 90-second smartphone video began with the aircraft approaching the runway by flying over buildings and green fields over Pokhara, a Nepalese city in the foothills of the Himalayas. Everything...

 

Police arrest failed candidate in shootings at Democrats

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 39-year-old felon who overwhelmingly lost a bid for the New Mexico statehouse as a Republican paid for four men to shoot at Democratic lawmakers' homes in recent months, including one house where a 10-year-old girl was...

 

EXPLAINER: How ominous is the debt limit problem?

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the brink of hitting the nation's legal borrowing limit on Thursday, the government is resorting to "extraordinary measures" to avoid a default. Sounds ominous, right? But -- take a breath -- the phrase technically refers to a...

 

Davos organizers: Musk wasn't invited despite what he says

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum says billionaire Elon Musk wasn't on the guest list for the annual meeting of business executives, global leaders and cultural trend-setters in Davos, Switzerland — despite what the Twitter...

 

Greta Thunberg carried away by police at German mine protest

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany carried Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other protesters away Tuesday from the edge of an open coal pit mine where they demonstrated against the ongoing destruction of a village to make way for...

 

Moving species emerges as last resort as climate warms

In a desperate effort to save a seabird species in Hawaii from rising ocean waters, scientists are moving chicks to a new island hundreds of miles away. Moving species to save them — once considered taboo — is quickly gaining traction as climate...

 

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