Articles from the March 8, 2023 edition


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  • Non-binary Oklahoma lawmaker censured after protest arrest

    SEAN MURPHY|Mar 8, 2023

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Black, non-binary Democratic state legislator in the Oklahoma House was formally censured by the Republican majority on Tuesday, accused of blocking state troopers from questioning a transgender rights activist who was accused of assaulting a police officer. The party-line vote means Rep. Mauree Turner, who uses they/them pronouns, will be removed from all committee assignments unless Turner issues a formal apology, including to the Highway Patrol. Turner, the first openly non-binary and Muslim person elected to the L...

  • Delaware House approves legalizing recreational marijuana

    Mar 8, 2023

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware House has once again approved a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use by adults in the state. House members voted 28-13 on Tuesday to send to the state Senate a measure to allow personal use by those 21 and older of 1 ounce or less of leaf marijuana or equivalent amounts in other forms. Democrats have tried for several years to legalize marijuana in Delaware but have failed to win enough support, even though the party controls both chambers. Democratic Gov. John Carney vetoed a legalization bill l...

  • Kansas out to defend Big 12 Tournament title in Kansas City

    DAVE SKRETTA|Mar 8, 2023

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bulls-eye on the back of third-ranked Kansas these days is about as big as it's been in coach Bill Self's tenure. The Jayhawks already have defended their Big 12 regular-season championship, winning the toughest league in the country by almost any measure in outright fashion. And beginning next week, Jalen Wilson and Co. will begin defense of the national title they won with a thrilling comeback victory over North Carolina last April. In between, they'll try to defend the conference tournament title they won by b...

  • Tucker Carlson amplifies Jan. 6 lies with GOP-provided video

    LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK|Mar 8, 2023

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Handed some 41,000 hours of Jan. 6 security footage, Fox News' Tucker Carlson has launched an impassioned new effort to explain away the deadly Capitol attack, linking the Republican Party ever more closely to pro-Trump conspiracy theories about the 2021 riot. The conservative commentator aired a first installment to millions of viewers on his prime-time show, working to bend perceptions of the violent, grueling siege that played out for the world to see into a narrative favorable to Donald Trump. He promised more Tuesday nigh...

  • Survivors of deadly Mexico abduction returned to US

    ALFREDO PENA and FABIOLA SANCHEZ|Mar 8, 2023

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A road trip to Mexico for cosmetic surgery veered violently off course when four Americans were caught in a drug cartel shootout, leaving two dead and two held captive for days in a remote region of the Gulf coast before they were rescued from a wood shack, officials said Tuesday. Their minivan crashed and was fired on shortly after they crossed into the border city of Matamoros on Friday as drug cartel factions tore through the streets, the region's governor said. A stray bullet also killed a Mexican woman a...

  • Fox Chair Murdoch says 2020 election was fair: court filings

    JENNIFER PELTZ|Mar 8, 2023

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said under oath that he believes the 2020 presidential election was free, fair and not stolen, according to court filings released Tuesday in a voting machine company's defamation lawsuit over Fox News' coverage of former President Donald Trump's unfounded election fraud claims. In sworn questioning in January by lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems, Murdoch was asked, "Do you believe that the 2020 presidential election was free and fair?" "Yes," he replied, according to a transcript. "The e...

  • Safety agency opens probe of Norfolk Southern rail accidents

    JOSH FUNK and JOHN SEEWER|Mar 8, 2023

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal investigators are opening a wide-ranging investigation into one of the nation's biggest railroads following a fiery derailment on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border last month and several other accidents involving Norfolk Southern, including the death of a train conductor Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday it will begin a broad look at the company's safety culture — the first such investigation within the rail industry since 2014. The NTSB said it has sent investigation teams to look into fiv...

  • Women sue Texas over abortion ban, say it risked their lives

    ACACIA CORONADO|Mar 8, 2023

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five women who said they were denied abortions even when pregnancy endangered their lives are suing Texas over its abortion ban, the latest legal fight against state restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. The lawsuit filed Monday in state court said the Texas law, one of the strictest in the country, is creating confusion among doctors, who are turning away some pregnant women experiencing health complications because they fear repercussions. "Nobody should have to wait until they are at d...

  • In reversal, Biden weighs detaining migrant families

    COLLEEN LONG and ELLIOT SPAGAT|Mar 8, 2023

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering detaining migrant families who cross into the U.S. illegally as it prepares to end COVID-19 restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plans. That would be a major reversal after officials in late 2021 stopped holding families in detention facilities. Homeland Security officials are working through how to manage an expected increase of migrants at the border once the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place since 2020 are lifted in May. D...

  • Stocks tumble on fears about faster rate hikes, Dow down 570

    STAN CHOE|Mar 8, 2023

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve warned it could turn the dial back up on its hikes to interest rates if pressure stays high on inflation. The warning shook markets and raised worries about a possible recession down the line. The S&P 500 dropped 1.5% for one of its worst days of the year so far. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 574 points, or 1.7%, while the Nasdaq composite fell 1.2%. Inflation and what the Fed is doing about it have been at the center of Wall Street's sharp swings this year. A...

  • FDA: Two more eyedrop brands recalled due to risks

    Mar 8, 2023

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are alerting consumers about two more recalls of eyedrops due to contamination risks that could lead to vision problems and serious injury. The announcements follow a recall last month of eyedrops made in India that were linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. One person died and at least five others had permanent vision loss. There's no indication the latest recalls are related to those products. The Food and Drug Administration posted separate recall notices for certain eyedrops d...

  • Israeli military caught up in divide over Netanyahu's plan

    TIA GOLDENBERG|Mar 8, 2023

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Shraga Tichover is hanging up his fatigues. After more than three decades as a reservist in the Israeli military, the paratrooper says he will no longer put his life on the line for a country slipping toward autocracy. Tichover is part of a wave of unprecedented opposition from within the ranks of the Israeli military to a contentious government plan to overhaul the judiciary. Like Tichover, some reservists are refusing to show up for duty and former commanders are defending their actions as a natural response to the i...

  • Man faces execution in death of estranged wife, her daughter

    JUAN A. LOZANO|Mar 8, 2023

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate is facing scheduled execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing his estranged wife and drowning her 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub nearly 14 years ago. Gary Green, 51, is set to receive a lethal injection for the September 2009 deaths of Lovetta Armstead, 32, and her daughter, Jazzmen Montgomery, at their home in Dallas. The girl's father, Ray Montgomery, said he is not cheering for Green's execution but sees it as the justice system at work. "It's justice for the way my daughter was tortured. It's justice f...

  • Chinese minister warns of conflict unless US changes course

    Mar 8, 2023

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang warned Tuesday that Beijing and Washington are headed for "conflict and confrontation" if the U.S. doesn't change course, striking a combative tone at a moment when relations between the rivals are at a historic low. In his first news conference since taking office late last year, Qin's harsh language appeared to defy predictions that China might abandon its aggressive "wolf warrior" diplomacy in favor of more moderate rhetoric as the two countries face off over trade and technology, Taiwan, h...

  • ­Alfalfa County court filings

    Mar 8, 2023

    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 obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. The Newsgram will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Civil Filings US Bank National Association, St. Louis, MO, vs. Jerry A....

  • Local student named to Abilene Christian University's Fall 2022 Dean's Honor Roll

    Mar 8, 2023

    Casen Olson of Waynoka was named to the Abilene Christian University Fall 2022 Dean's Honor Roll. Olson is a junior majoring in environmental science. Olson was among more than 1,500 students named to the Fall 2022 Dean's Honor Roll. To qualify for the Dean's Honor Roll, students must be registered for 12 or more credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.6 or higher. To learn more about Abilene Christian University go to acu.edu....

  • Alfalfa County real estate transactions

    Mar 8, 2023

    Real Estate Transfers Book 888 page 851: Gary Lee Vassar and Patricia Leigh Vassar convey unto Mark Lewis McAlister and Jolene Helena MacAlister. Lots 13 – 18, inclusive, block 7, Original Town of Goltry, Oklahoma. War ranty deed. Book 888 page 911: Lori A. McMilin and Wayne McMillin convey unto Wayne and Lori A. McMillin Revocable Trust. An undivided 1/5 interest in the southwest quarter of Section 2, Township 23 North, Range 12, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit clai m deed. Book 888 page 928: Town of Carmen conveys unto Delano Seed Co. T...

  • Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

    Mar 8, 2023

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023 During this day were five traffic stops. 8:22 a.m. – Medic needed on 5th Street and Pennsylvania for a man who had fallen. No transport needed. 10:02 a.m. – Medic needed in the 300 block of Canola for a make with a possible heart attack. Medic took that patient to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. 1:49 p.m. – Report of five big dogs running loose at 9th Street and Ohio. 2:56 p.m. – Report of a grass fire on County Road 730 and Osage Road. Wednesday, March 1, 2023 During this day were three traffic stops and one controlle...

  • Discussion on Alfalfa County handbook clarification ensues

    Stacy Sanborn|Mar 8, 2023

    Gary Mast, the recently-appointed Alfalfa County E-911 department supervisor, addressed county commissioners Nate Ross, Mike Roach and Garret Johnson Monday morning about his department's antiquated radio equipment. Sarah Wagner, Melissa Leslie, and Jerri Smith joined Mast in the gallery. Mast told them he looked into costs with a company out of Enid and said the amount would most likely decrease if they ran it through a state contract. However, there was a lot to consider, and the commissioners decided to wait to take action this week to...

  • Alva superintendent, principals rehired for next year

    Marione Martin|Mar 8, 2023

    The Alva Board of Education approved FY23-23 contracts with the superintendent and all six principals during their meeting Monday. Continuing to serve the Alva School District are Superintendent Tim Argo, High School Principal Dr. Vickie Nighswonger, High School Assistant Principal Dave Foster, Middle School Principal Stephanie Marteney, Lincoln Principal Jenny Webster, Longfellow Principal Alysson Tucker and Washington Principal Shane Feely. The meeting was held at the Longfellow Elementary...

  • Cherokee FCCLA Chapter members attend 2023 Regional STAR event

    Mar 8, 2023

    Members of the Cherokee High School FCCLA Chapter traveled to Bristow on February 7 to compete in the FCCLA North Region STAR Events. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities: • Cooperative – teams work to acc...

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