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Oklahoma governor urges Biden to halt import of Russian oil

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt wrote to President Joe Biden on Tuesday, urging Biden's administration to halt the importation of Russian oil and natural gas and embrace domestic production. In his letter, the first-term Republican...

 

Prosecutors recommend 9 years for ex- Kansas City detective

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending that a former Kansas City police detective be sentenced to nine years in prison for the shooting death of a Black man in 2019. Eric DeValkenaere, 43, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in the...

 

Task force: DOJ should investigate foster teen's death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A community task force is calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of a Black teenager who was restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes at a Kansas juvenile detention center. Sedgwick County...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 2, 2022

Farm groups stymie reorganization of Kansas water programs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Powerful Kansas agriculture groups on Tuesday blocked a bipartisan proposal to tie a big increase in funding for water conservation programs to a reorganization of state and local agencies that regulate water use. The House...

 

Texas man sentenced in $1.6 million oil equipment fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Houston, Texas, man has been sentenced in Missouri to five years in federal prison for defrauding two brothers out of $1.6 million, which he used for trips to Las Vegas and other personal expenses. Duc Nguyen, 58, was...

 

Hearing set for man in Kansas kidnapping, toddler shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been set for a Wichita man charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and other counts after police say he tried to kill his then-girlfriend and shot the woman's 2-year-old daughter. A preliminary...

 

Biden in State of the Union: Dictators must 'pay a price'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will vow to make Vladimir Putin "pay a price" for Russia's invasion of Ukraine in his first State of the Union address, rallying allies abroad while also outlining his plans at home to fight inflation and the...

 

Russian forces escalate attacks on Ukraine's civilian areas

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces escalated their attacks on crowded urban areas Tuesday, bombarding the central square in Ukraine's second-biggest city and Kyiv's main TV tower in what the country's president called a blatant campaign of...

 

Texas primary tests GOP's rightward shift as midterms begin

USTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas kicked off the nation's long and likely bruising midterm season Tuesday with primaries that are testing the state's new, tougher voting laws while giving Republicans a chance to validate GOP leaders who have pushed...

 

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 obtai...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 84: Charles H. Herman conveys unto Christopher Camarena. The north 56 feet of lots 11 and 12 in block 116 in the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa. Warranty deed. Book 147 page 85: Jack R. Bowman and...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 878 page 462: Barbara Jean Kletke, Justin Kletke and Stephanie Kletke. The east half of the southeast quarter of section 18, township 27 north, range 12 WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 878 page 498:...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's logs

Monday, February 21, 2022 9:55 a.m. – Report of a fire at the Jet Co-op and its near the pumps. 10:24 a.m. – Medic needed in the 600 block of Main for a male with a possible stroke. No transport needed. 4:33 p.m. – Report of a fire on OK-11 at...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Vernon Winford Stanton IV has been charged with possession of marijuana; use/posses with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body; criminal carry of weapon; and attempted liquor purchase/possess/consume by a minor. Traffic...

 

Voter registration deadline approaches

March 11 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 5, Board of Education General Election for: Cherokee SD I-46 and Timberlake SD I-93 and Special Bond Election for Burlington SD I-1, County...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 2, 2022

Woods County Commissioners approve grant applications

With a holiday on Monday, Feb. 21, and payroll to be signed, the Woods County commissioners met on Thursday, Feb. 24. The commissioners signed a proclamation designating Feb. 21-25 as Farm Bureau...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 2, 2022

Burlington School Board reemploys both principals

Both Burlington principals were reemployed at the board of education's February regular meeting. They are Elementary Principal Stan Pedersen and Junior/Senior High Principal Garrett Spears. The board approved paying the principals' retirement for...

 

Senate Review

Winter weather rolled in last week and shortened our work at the Capitol, but I was still able to get an important measure passed out of the Senate Education Committee. My Senate Bill 1544 would prevent any public, charter, or virtual school in the...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

The House was closed Wednesday and Thursday last week because of icy roads that blanketed much of the state. Our area, however, did not receive much of the desperately needed moisture. I want to give a shout out to our transportation crews and...

 

LOLA I. HEATON

Memorial Services for Lola Heaton will be at 10 a.m., Friday, March 4, 2022, at the Alva First United Methodist Church. She was cremated at her request. Lola Heaton, daughter of the late Harold and Ruby (Link) Ewing, was born August 16, 1937, and...

 

JACQUE L. CRUSINBERY

Memorial services for Jacque L. Crusinbery will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Waynoka First Methodist Church with Pastor Leon Veazey and Reverend Don Boren and Reverend Kathryn Boren officiating. Services are entrusted to Marshall...

 

HAROLD 'DEAN' HONER

A memorial service for Harold “Dean” Honer, 85, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Alva Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Roggow officiating. Burial services will be at a later date under the direction of Wharton Funeral...

 

CARL (TIM) JACOB KUEPFER

Carl (Tim) Jacob Kuepfer was the only child born to Leo and Lorene (Foster) Kuepfer on July 13, 1929 in Lansing, Michigan. He quietly and peacefully crossed over Jordan, in his home surrounded by his family, on February 24, 2022, reaching the age of...

 

DAVID WAGNER FRANZ

David Wagner Franz, age 91+ years and still a Child of God, beloved son of Ruth Amanda and Henry Martin Franz, was born October 11, 1930, and went Home to Jesus on February 23, 2022. Dave is the third of four children and is survived by his sister, M...

 

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