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Jury finds Jennifer Crumbley, the Michigan school shooter's mother, guilty of manslaughter

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan jury convicted a school shooter's mother of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind trial to determine whether she had any responsibility in the deaths of four students in 2021. Prosecutors say...

 

Trump is not immune from prosecution in his 2020 election interference case, US appeals court says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump can face trial on charges that he plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election, sharply rejecting the former president's claims that he is immune from prosecution...

 

Biden tells Congress to 'show some spine' against Trump as border security and Ukraine aid collapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Congress to "show some spine" and stand up to Donald Trump even as a Senate deal on border enforcement measures and Ukraine aid was rapidly collapsing. The Democratic president has engaged for...

 

Los Angeles records more than 300 mudslides during storm that has drenched Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the wettest storms in Southern California history unleashed more than 300 mudslides in the Los Angeles area after dumping more than half the amount of rainfall the city typically gets in a season in just two days, and...

 

Toby Keith, country singer-songwriter, dies at 62 after stomach cancer diagnosis

Toby Keith, a hit country crafter of pro-American anthems who both riled up critics and was loved by millions of fans, has died. He was 62. The "Should've Been a Cowboy" singer-songwriter, who had stomach cancer, died peacefully Monday surrounded by...

 

Tearful relatives of Maine mass shooting victims plead for change to prevent future tragedies

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Tearfully relaying scenes of blood, chaos and panic, family members of the victims of Maine's deadliest shooting described their unfathomable losses on Thursday as they implored an independent commission to make sure others...

 

Two years after deadly tornadoes, some Mayfield families are still waiting for housing

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Ashley Prince and her family have been chasing "normal" for years now. Two years ago, the tornado that whipped through Mayfield peeled the roof off their rental property "like a band-aid." She and her fiance Dylan watched from...

 

Project Veritas admits there was no evidence of election fraud at Pennsylvania post office in 2020

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The conservative group Project Veritas and its former leader are taking the unusual step of publicly acknowledging that claims of ballot mishandling at a Pennsylvania post office in 2020 were untrue. The statements from Project...

 

As cancer treatment advances, patients and doctors push back against drugs' harsh side effects

For cancer patients, the harsh side effects of powerful drugs have long been the trade-off for living longer. Now, patients and doctors are questioning whether all that suffering is necessary. They've ignited a movement to radically change how new...

 
 By WAYNE PARRY    Sports    February 7, 2024

The Super Bowl is expected to smash betting records. Nearly 68M US adults plan to wager

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 68 million American adults — about 1 in 4 — plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, setting a record by a wide margin, according to the gambling industry's national trade association. Figures released Tuesday...

 

How Nevada's split primaries and caucuses have undercut the influence of the state's Republicans

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The presidential primary campaign heads west to Nevada this week, where dueling caucuses and primaries are creating confusion among voters but little uncertainty about the expected results. Nikki Haley will run in Tuesday's...

 

Suspected drones used by Yemen's Houthi rebels attack 2 more ships in Mideast waters

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Two ships traveling in Middle East waters were attacked by suspected Yemen Houthi rebel drones early on Tuesday, authorities said, the latest assaults in the Iranian-backed fighters' campaign of targeting vessels over...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 149 page 404: Gary J. Donovan and Deborah L. Donovan; June Catherine (Stone) Donovan; Michuael S. Donovan convey unto Donovan’s Family Trust. North half of the northwest quarter of Section 22, Township 32, Range 11 west...

 

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...

 

Last week to request absentee ballots by mail approaches

The deadline to request absentee ballots for the March 5 Presidential Preferential Primary Election by mail is approaching. Applications must be received by the county election board no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. Alfalfa County Election...

 

Architect firm to assess Alva School sites for future projects

In a regular meeting Monday, the Alva Board of Education approved a contract to assess several projects on school campuses. Corbin Merz Haney Architecture and Interior Design of Enid will look at... Full story

 

No action taken on bids by Woods County Commissioners

The Woods County Commissioners were scheduled to look at bids on three different projects on Monday. After learning there were no bids on two projects and only one on the third, they chose to take no action. When no bid was received on courthouse plu...

 

Lots going on in Alfalfa County

The Alfalfa County commissioners kicked off an eventful Monday morning meeting by proclaiming Feb. 19-23 Farm Bureau Week. County Farm Bureaus around Oklahoma will host events in their local communities to raise awareness of Farm Bureau and share... Full story

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff logs

Monday, January 29, 2024 During this day were two traffic stops. 7:51 a.m. – Caller wanted to speak with an officer about a theft. 11:25 a.m. – Medic needed in the 700 block of Oklahoma for a male who wanted to go to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid...

 

Waynoka 4-H and FFA students perform well at 2024 Local Livestock Show

Placings were as follows: Breeding Ewes Champion Dorper – Rylan Nix, Champion Dorset – Rylan Nix, Champion Hampshire – Stetson Nix, Champion Shropshire – Kaiser White, Champion White Dorper...

 

Questions about the ONG franchise election

I’ve written about it in Alva City Council news stories, but I’m still getting questions about the Oklahoma Natural Gas franchise election next Tuesday, Feb. 13. There are two ads in this edition...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

With the start of the regular legislative session, I would like to share some information about the bills I will be presenting this year. One bill on which I've gotten several questions is House Bill 3194. This legislation would require large...

 

South Barber wins homecoming basketball games

On Friday night, the South Barber Chieftains had reason for celebration at their 50th Anniversary Homecoming basketball games against Stafford. The Chieftains won their game 49-40. The Lady Chiefs...

 

MICKEY DWIGHT MADDOX

Mickey Dwight Maddox, 85, of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away on January 26, 2024, in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was born on October 13, 1938, in McPherson, Kansas, to Harold and Lois Maddox. Mickey spent his...

 

GERTRUDE LOUISE DARR

Funeral services for Gertrude Louise Darr will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Freedom Christian Church with Pastor Mark Kinkel officiating. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery....

 

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