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 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    March 9, 2022

Attorney seeks to stop special election for Inhofe's seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A high-profile Oklahoma attorney is asking the state Supreme Court to stop the special election for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat, arguing the U.S. Constitution does not allow a special election to fill the post until it's...

 

Muscogee names former Oklahoma health commissioner to post

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dr. Lance Frye, Oklahoma's former state health commissioner, has been appointed surgeon general of the Muscogee Nation, the tribe announced Tuesday. Muscogee Nation Principal Chief David Hill and tribal Secretary of Health...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 9, 2022

Kansas again No. 1 seed for wide-open Big 12 Tournament

ANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 Tournament was the place where Kansas validated its regular-season conference championship each year, and usually confirmed its status as one of the top seeds and heavy favorites for the NCAA Tournament. That's...

 

Kansas fire killed 1, destroyed 35 homes across 12,000 acres

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A fire that raged through about 12,000 acres in south-central Kansas over the weekend killed one man and destroyed 35 homes, fire officials said. The Cottonwood Complex fire also destroyed 92 outbuildings and 110 vehicles...

 

Nonprofit: Bag of animal heads linked to sacrifice ritual?

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Several animal heads found in a plastic bag in East Greenwich last month appear to be related to some sort of religious animal sacrifice ritual, the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty said Tuesday. The...

 

Pentagon says Poland's jet offer for Ukraine 'not tenable'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Pentagon said Tuesday that Poland's offer to give its MiG-29 fighter jets to the U.S. so they can be passed to Ukraine raises serious concerns for the NATO alliance and the plan is not "a tenable one." Pentagon Press...

 

Jury picked for alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury was selected Tuesday for the trial of four men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 because they were angry over pandemic restrictions the Democratic governor imposed. Opening...

 

Sex abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew formally dismissed

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge dismissed the sex abuse lawsuit against Britain's Prince Andrew on Tuesday, three weeks after lawyers for the American woman who filed it reached a deal calling for the prince to make a substantial donation to his accuser's...

 

Fleeing sanctions, oligarchs seek safe ports for superyachts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive superyacht Dilbar stretches one-and-a-half football fields in length, about as long as a World War I dreadnought. It boasts two helipads, berths for more than 130 people and a 25-meter swimming pool long enough to...

 

US officials reverse course on pesticide's harm to wildlife

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials reversed their previous finding that a widely used and highly toxic pesticide could jeopardize dozens of plants and animals with extinction, after receiving pledges from chemical manufacturers that...

 

EXPLAINER: What does a US ban on Russian oil accomplish?

NEW YORK (AP) — With Russia intensifying its war on Ukraine, killing civilians and triggering a mass refugee crisis, President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a U.S. ban on imported Russian oil. Critics of Russia have said that sanctioning its...

 

Proud Boys leader charged with conspiracy in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group was arrested Tuesday on a conspiracy charge for his suspected role in a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's 2020...

 

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...

 

Senate passes measure keeping Planned Parenthood out of classrooms

The full Senate has given approval to Senate Bill 1544, which would prevent public, charter or virtual schools across the state from partnering with an individual or entity that performs, induces, or provides abortions. Authored by Sen. Roland...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 9, 2022

Alfalfa County sending items to public auction

The Alfalfa County commissioners had a lot of paperwork to sign at their meeting this week. Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall spent most of their time signing approvals on appropriations, alcohol beverage tax allocations, and M&O warrants....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 9, 2022

Alva School Board hires assistant baseball coach

The Alva School Board hired a new assistant coach during Monday’s regular meeting. They accepted three resignations and one retirement. Board President Jane McDermott was absent so Vice President...

 
 By Justin Goodno    Local    March 9, 2022

Barber County Cattlemen's Association annual meeting

The Barber County Cattlemen’s Association will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 21, 2022, 6 p.m., at the Gyp Hills Guest Ranch (3393 SW Woodward Rd.), Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The evening will include the annual meeting, a beef supper and...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 During this day there were three traffic stop and one report of cattle out. 6:48 a.m. – Report of a grass fire on OK-45 and County Road 580. 8:27 a.m. – Medic needed in the 700 block of Nebraska for a child having a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 9, 2022

Contraband charges filed against JCCC inmates

Felony charges were filed against two inmates at James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena on March 1. The charges involve contraband brought into the prison. Dermaine L. Arnett, 38, has...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 9, 2022

Suspected electrical fire burns about 400 acres in Barber County Friday

A wild grass fire was called into Barber County, Kansas Friday around 4 p.m. That's according to Barber County Fire Chief Roger Robison who said the flames destroyed about 400 acres. The fire broke out just north and west of Chad Forester's home on...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 9, 2022

Burlington School Board calls for public meeting on proposed bond issue March 31

Board President Terry Graham called the March 3 special meeting to order at 7 p.m., with three other members present: Robert Hill, April Kisling and Aaron Smith. T.J. Rockenbach was absent. Superintendent Kevin Brown, HS/JH Principal Gerrett Spears...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    March 9, 2022

After-school program doubles in size; Cherokee teachers find new source of project funds

The Cherokee Board of Education heard about several positive developments – and a long list of high-achieving students and athletes – at its regular meeting Monday evening. DonorsChoose: New Funding Source for Cherokee Teachers' Projects Elementa...

 

Senate Review

We’re now shifting focus at the Capitol after a busy week finishing up in our Senate committees. We’ll be spending the majority of our time on the Senate floor up until the March 24 deadline to pass these bills, further discussing and voting on t...

 

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