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Flights canceled as wide swath of US braces for winter storm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Airlines canceled hundreds of flights Tuesday, governors urged residents to stay off roads and schools closed campuses as a huge swath of the U.S. braced for a major winter storm that was set to put millions of Americans in...

 

Man charged in 3 deaths after bodies found in Oklahoma

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — A man faces murder charges after authorities found the bodies of his girlfriend and two other people buried in northeastern Oklahoma. Robert Edwin Lewis, 61, of Stilwell faces three first-degree murder charges for the...

 

Kansas revenues exceed expectations for 18th month in a row

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Tax collections in Kansas exceeded the state's expectations in January for the 18th month in a row and created a 14.5% surplus for the month. The state Department of Revenue reported Tuesday that Kansas collected $944.5 million...

 

More than foot of snow likely in parts of Kansas, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A winter storm set to move across the country this week could drop more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri and Kansas and, more ominously, coat trees and power lines with freezing rain. The National Weather Service...

 

GOP Kansas lawmaker arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A north-central Kansas lawmaker has been arrested in Topeka on suspicion of drunken driving. Topeka police said Tuesday that officers stopped Republican Rep. Suzi Carlson, of Clay Center, at about 9 p.m. Monday a few blocks...

 

Woman dies after being hit by car in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 73-year-old woman died after she was hit by a car over the weekend, Wichita police said Tuesday. Officers were called to private property in east Wichita on Saturday afternoon. They found Luella Beemer injured, police...

 

Iowa man convicted of lottery rigging scheme granted parole

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man serving a 25-year prison sentence for rigging computers to win lottery jackpots for himself, friends and family will be released from an Iowa prison on parole after serving nearly five years, but he could be forced to...

 

Prosecutor slams Missouri bill as 'Make Murder Legal Act'

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Tuesday debated a "stand your ground" bill that backers say will strengthen the state's self-defense laws but that a prosecutor has dubbed the "Make Murder Legal Act." Republican Sen. Eric Burlison's bill s...

 

Embarrassed burglar leaves $200, flees home with his AR-15

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The owners of a New Mexico home were doubly surprised over the weekend to find a burglar in their house with an AR-15, and then to have him apologize, give them money and leave embarrassed. The man had slept, bathed, dined...

 

Man, grandson reel in 2 rifles magnet fishing near Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A man and his 11-year-old grandson found a little more than they were looking for during a weekend fishing trip. The pair pulled two .50-caliber Barrett sniper rifles out of a canal near Miami. Duane Smith told the Miami Herald he saw...

 

Pfizer asks FDA to allow COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer on Tuesday asked the U.S. to authorize extra-low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, potentially opening the way for the very youngest Americans to start receiving shots as early as March. In an...

 

Biden stretches for GOP support for Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stretched out for Republican support for his Supreme Court nominee Tuesday, inviting the GOP's top Judiciary Committee senator to the White House along with the panel's Democratic chairman and phoning...

 

Native American tribes reach $590 million opioid settlement

Native American tribes have reached settlements over the toll of opioids totaling $590 million with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and the country's three largest drug distribution companies, according to a court filing made Tuesday. The filing in U.S....

 

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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 878 page 45: Marilyn R. Friend and 3JW, LLC, unto Brock Dee Buller and Kara Brooke Buller. The south half of section 15, township 27N, range 9, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Joint tenancy warranty deed. Book 878 page 72:...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 During this day there were two traffic stops. 10:22 a.m. – Report of a fire alarm going off at 3rd and Magnolia. All was okay. 4:29 p.m. – Report of a gas leak in the hall at the Catholic Church. ONG was called. 6:51...

 

Alfalfa County to go out for bids for two brush rigs

Commissioners in Alfalfa County heard a presentation Monday morning from Tom Smith, owner of Germinator. Smith gave Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall information about his advanced protection air and surface purifiers. Smith brought four...

 

Wallace chosen Aline-Cleo's January Student of the Month

Amy Wallace, seventh grader, has been chosen January Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo. Amy feels her school is unique because no matter how much they lose, they are proud of themselves for doing...

 

South Barber to host Stafford for Basketball Homecoming Friday night

This Friday, Feb. 4, South Barber High School in Kiowa, Kansas, celebrates their 2022 Basketball Homecoming. The Chieftains and Lady Chieftains host the Stafford Trojans for the homecoming games....

 

It was a God-thing

After a snowfall the previous night, Jan. 26, an 80-foot white cross was erected on an empty lot owned by Roger and Chantae Simpson. It's located on the south end of Kiowa, Kansas, just north of the w...

 

Kiowa's Community Blood Drive Friday in Honor of Lenora Dodds

"It's your duty really. If you have good blood give it. Every little bit helps save a life," Kiowa woman Lenora Dodds said. A longtime volunteer and blood donor, Dodds was just shy of being a...

 

Beware snow-shoveling and falling iguanas

After an unseasonably warm winter, you may be waking up this morning (Wednesday) to snow and ice. Weather forecasters are predicting six inches more or less of the white stuff. With past experience,...

 

Beware snow-shoveling and falling iguanas

After an unseasonably warm winter, you may be waking up this morning (Wednesday) to snow and ice. Weather forecasters are predicting six inches more or less of the white stuff. With past experience,...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

'Twas the night before session, when all through the House, many creatures were stirring ... Just kidding. I'm not going to try to turn this entire poem into my column, but I can't help but feel a bit like a kid with the anticipation of Christmas mor...

 

Kiowa's Community Blood Drive Friday in Honor of Lenora Dodds

“It's your duty really. If you have good blood give it. Every little bit helps save a life,” Kiowa woman Lenora Dodds said. A longtime volunteer and blood donor, Dodds was just shy of being a 10-gallon donor until illness halted her efforts....

 

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