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Big 12 alters 3 men's, 2 women's games due to winter weather

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference on Monday adjusted its basketball schedule for this week because of extreme winter weather that created travel issues throughout Texas and Oklahoma. The league said the TCU men's game at No. 15 Texas Tech...

 

Topeka police say Monday night shooting leaves 1 dead

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been shot to death in a commercial district parking lot on the south side of Topeka, police there said. Officers were called to the area around 11:30 p.m. Monday for reports of gunshots and found a man in the lot...

 

The Latest: 2 dead in Texas amid subfreezing cold

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local): HOUSTON — Officials in Texas say two people are dead likely because of the subfreezing temperatures that have caused massive power outages across the state. As nightfall threatened to...

 

Kansas struggles to fix vaccine reporting issues

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is working to fix its troubled system for sending vaccine data to the federal government, saying glitches caused about 100,000 doses that were given to not be registered as being administered. The state's vaccination...

 

Kelly signs state of emergency as frigid cold grips Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents were asked Monday to conserve energy as utility companies began imposing rolling blackouts in response to exploding frigid temperatures and wind chills across the state. Andrew French, chairman of the Kansas...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

Civil Filings Discover Bank vs. Stephen Barnett, Aline: indebtedness ($239.14). Protective Order Filings Sierra Blake Bennett vs. Jeffery David Young: protective order ($173). Traffic Filings Janie Renae Jacobs, Alva, has been cited for failure to...

 

Alfalfa county divorce filings

Divorce Filings Charlie Elliott, Aline, vs. Clarissa Elizabeth Brown-Elliott: divorce ($262.14)....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 During this day there was one controlled burn and one traffic stop. 10:58 a.m. – Report of a male trapped in his vehicle on OK-58. 12:43 p.m. – Report of dogs loose and being aggressive towards the mail carrier on south...

 

Burlington School Board hires new superintendent

The wait is over. Since Dr. Stacey Croft announced her resignation/retirement as Burlington Public School superintendent in December of 2020, the board searched for a replacement. The board selected Kevin Brown as the new superintendent for the...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

The Legislature last week passed the first bill of the session, and the governor already signed it into law. Senate Bill 1301 reinstates temporary modifications to the Open Meetings Act allowing once again for virtual meetings among state agencies,...

 

Senate Review

We’ve hit the ground running this session as we work through the more than 1,000 Senate Bills that were filed this year. Of these bills, we’ve passed 263 measures out of committee and 36 off of the floor. We still have to work quickly, though,...

 

Coping with the cold

This week I’m sending out questionnaires to all the candidates for Alva city offices. In the weeks leading up to the April 6 election, we plan to feature information from the candidates who...

 

Millions endure record cold without power; at least 15 dead

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family...

 

Horse owners need to be watchful for signs of colic

STILLWATER, Okla. – Horse owners need to take steps to ensure colic does not become a problem for their animals as temperatures drop, said Oklahoma State University experts. “Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsher...

 

Riot lawsuit just part of Trump's post-impeachment problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the unrest, including a lawsuit from a congressman Tuesday. But his biggest legal problems might be...

 

LEONARD 'GREG' MILLER

Greg Miller of Kiowa, Kansas, was born February 3, 1951, in Hardtner, Kansas, the son of Mary Kaiser Miller and Leonard T. "Bub" Miller. He passed away February 9, 2021, at the Kiowa District...

 

Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black, yet many would like those congregations to become racially diverse. There is broad respect...

 

ROBERT 'BOBBY' LEON COULTER

Celebration of Life Service for Robert “Bobby” Leon Coulter, 84, of Helena, Oklahoma, will be held at a later time when the weather is warmer. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory, Enid....

 

JOHN MEREDITH MYERS

John Meredith Myers was born on June 24, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Lena Ruth Collier Myers and Duane B. Myers and passed from this life on February 12, 2021, at his home near Aline, Oklahoma. John...

 

Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for first time

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The seemingly unstoppable rise of Bitcoin continued Tuesday with the cost of a single unit of the digital currency rising above $50,000 for the first time. The price of Bitcoin has risen almost 200% in the last three month...

 

Cultural 'big deal': Seal oil makes menu at Alaska care home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seal oil has been a staple in the diet of Alaska's Inupiat for generations. The oil — ever-present in households dotting Alaska coastlines — is used mainly as a dipping sauce for fish, caribou and musk ox. It's also...

 

Dem's lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from...

 

VIRUS TODAY: President Biden extends ban on foreclosures

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The...

 

Highlights of COVID-19 relief bill progressing in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees advancing measures that will soon be combined into a single bill expected to clear the full House by...

 

VAP's dough products now available at Alva's Market and Jumbo Foods

In 2020 everyone was trying to help flatten the curve of Covid-19. What was thought would be a short-lived solution of business shutdowns, school closings and much more to help prevent spread of the...

 

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