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 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    March 16, 2022

Democrat Horn joins crowded US Senate race in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a moderate Democrat who pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in the 2018 midterm elections, announced Tuesday she's joining the race for Oklahoma's soon-to-be vacant U.S. Senate seat....

 

Man dies after being arrested by Oklahoma City police

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 65-year-old man died after being arrested by Oklahoma City police officers investigating reports of a fight and shots being fired, police said. Charles Kim Moore died at a hospital where he was taken following an unspecified...

 

Bird flu reported in mixed bird flock in Franklin County

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A flock of birds in Franklin County in northeast Kansas have been diagnosed with avian influenza, better known as bird flu, federal and state agriculture officials said. The affected flock is a mixture of chickens, ducks and oth...

 

Sudden braking in 2 VW SUV models draws regulatory scrutiny

DETROIT (AP) — First came the beeping alarms and the dashboard lights warning that something had gone haywire. Then the driver's side windows suddenly and mysteriously rolled down. Kendall Heiman's Volkswagen SUV then pulled the scariest stunt of...

 

Officials identify 9-year-old boy killed in Kansas crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A young boy who was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Wichita over the weekend has been identified by police. Police said Armani Saucedo, 9. of Wichita, died in the crash that happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, television...

 

Idaho hospital locks down amid far-right call for protest

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A major Boise hospital went on lockdown for about an hour Tuesday after far-right activist Ammon Bundy urged supporters to go the facility in protest of a child protection case involving one of his family friends. St. Luke's...

 

Ukraine sees room for compromise, as 20,000 escape Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said it saw possible room for compromise Tuesday in talks with Russia, while Moscow's forces stepped up their bombardment of Kyiv, and an estimated 20,000 civilians fled the desperately encircled port city of Mariupol...

 

Embattled Federal Reserve pick Raskin withdraws nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Bloom Raskin withdrew her nomination Tuesday to a position on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors after a key Democrat had joined with all Senate Republicans to oppose her confirmation. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin...

 

Stocks rally on Wall Street as oil prices keep falling

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, as oil prices slid sharply for the second day and inflation worries ebbed. The market rally came a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated...

 

Man suspected of stalking, killing homeless people arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of stalking and shooting homeless people asleep on the streets of New York City and Washington was arrested early Tuesday. Police said at least two people were killed and three others wounded in the attacks. The...

 
 By JOHN MARSHALL    Sports    March 16, 2022

March Madness guide: What to look for in the NCAA Tournament

March Madness is about to get its roar back. A year after attendance was limited, the 2022 NCAA tournaments are a full-go for fans again. Arenas will be packed from San Diego to Buffalo, the road to a title paved with the sounds we've come to expect...

 

Tennessee lawmakers introduce Texas-styled abortion bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite already enacting one of the strictest abortion bans in the U.S., Tennessee Republicans on Tuesday began advancing yet another anti-abortion measure strategically written to sidestep federal court challenges. The...

 

'I will go back to help': Women head home to aid war effort

PRZEMYSL, Poland (AP) — While over 3 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion, a small but growing number are heading in the other direction. At first they were foreign volunteers, Ukrainian expatriate men returning to fight and...

 

EXPLAINER: What would a Russian bond default mean?

Ratings agencies say Russia is on the verge of defaulting on government bonds following its invasion of Ukraine, with billions of dollars owed to foreigners. That prospect recalls memories of a 1998 default by Moscow that helped fuel financial...

 

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...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 878 page 695: Brandon Dae Page and Lori Ann Page, unto Troy Campbell and Amy Campbell. Southwest quarter of section 26, township 25 north, range 9, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Joint tenancy warranty deed. Book 878 page...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, March 7, 2022 During this day there were three traffic stop and two reports of cattle out. 9:12 a.m. – Medic needed in Burlington for male with possibly low blood pressure. 2:22 p.m. – Caller advised of a white Dodge pickup with a freezer...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings John T. Langford has been charged with violations of a protective order. Caleb Porter Moore has been charged with theft of property or services. Joshua Newton Smart has been charged with two counts burglary. Civil Filings Brenda D....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 140: Michael W. Coffins and Shana K. Coffins convey unto Ashlyn Voth and Gabe Voth. Town company’s addition Kiowa, block 53, lot 010. Quit claim deed. Book 147 page 141: Michael W. Coffins and Shana K. Coffins...

 

Deadline to change party affiliation approaches

Oklahomans who want to change party affiliation must submit their change no later than March 31, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. Voters may change their party affiliation online using the OK Voter Portal at...

 

Last week to request absentee ballots for April 5 election

The deadline to request absentee ballots by mail is approaching. Applications must be received by the county election board no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 21. Woods County Election Board Secretary Holly Blevins says absentee voting is available...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 16, 2022

Alfalfa County enacts emergency burn ban

The Alfalfa County commissioners held an emergency meeting following Monday morning's regular meeting. Commissioner Jay Hague said he spoke to several of the county's fire chiefs who were nervous...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 16, 2022

Cherokee man charged with kidnapping

A Cherokee woman told police she was abducted from her place of business by a man with a gun. After texting a friend and calling 911, she was later able to escape from the man’s home. According to...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 16, 2022

Kiowa Council talks dog tags, spring clean-up dates, insurance

Although there had been a rezoning request for two locations in Kiowa, Kansas, no member of the public appeared for a rezoning public hearing set 30 minutes prior to the 7 p.m. March Kiowa City Council meeting Monday. Kiowa City Administrator Sam...

 

Sample ballots available for April 5 election

Sample ballots are now available for the April 5 election. Voters can download a sample ballot using the State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal at Oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or pick up a copy at the Woods County Election Board during normal...

 

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