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Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 During this day there were two traffic stops. 6:40 a.m. – Report of a semi-trailer was partially on its side on Cleveland and Oklahoma Highway 58. 10:12 a.m. – Medic needed in Helena for a male that received the Covid...

 

Alfalfa County real estate

Book 868 page 11: Lightning Creek Investment Group Inc. conveys unto Wei Chen. All of block 3, Hadwiger Second Addition to the Town, Now City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 868 page 14: Chad G. Wilson and Lydia A. Wilson,...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

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...

 

'Monumental day': Indian Country reacts to Deb Haaland vote

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Citizens of tribes across the U.S. cried and clapped in celebration Monday as Deb Haaland became the first Native American confirmed as secretary of a Cabinet agency. The U.S. Senate voted 51-40 in favor of the Democrat's no...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

March 1, 2021 Barber County Sheriff’s office (BASO) responded to a harassment call on East Sherlock. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) responded to 911 call on Currie Lane. BASO investigated a fraud report on S.E. Pleasant Hills. BASO...

 

Deadline March 30 to request absentee ballot for April 6 elections

Voters in Alfalfa County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 6 Board of Education Election for Timberlake SD I-93, Municipal General Elections for the Town of Goltry and the City of Cherokee and a Special Election for the City of...

 

Oklahoma AG says the stimulus bill could threaten tax cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A provision of the latest federal stimulus package could threaten a series of state tax cut bills moving through the Legislature, Attorney General Mike Hunter said Tuesday. Hunter, a Republican, said a provision in the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 17, 2021

Cherokee man charge with abuse, maiming

A Cherokee man has been charged with abusing, assaulting and maiming his sister-in-law. Herbert Hughes allegedly abused Sherri Erb, who has diminished mental capacity and is small of frame, by...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 17, 2021

Rodeo kids at South Barber celebrate their winter season accomplishments

These kids know "the cowboy way" because they live it. From the time they were in diapers many of them watched their parents, grandparents, siblings and family friends in the rodeo arena headin' and...

 

ELLEN 'ELLIE' MARIE HOWE

Ellen "Ellie" Marie Howe, 64 of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away at 5:04 a.m. on Wednesday March 3, 2021, at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois. Funeral services for Ellie were held at...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 17, 2021

Proposal to ban transgender athletes advances in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republicans advanced a proposal Tuesday that would ban transgender students from girl's and women's sports in Kansas schools and colleges, and supporters are increasingly confident of success. The state Senate...

 

Kansas lawmakers reject requiring in-person classes March 26

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican proposal to require all Kansas public schools to offer every student full in-person classes by March 26 failed Tuesday in the state House after some lawmakers complained that it would take too much power away from...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 17, 2021

Judge orders release of Kansas Senate leader after arrest

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a Kansas Senate leader from jail in Topeka, finding there was not enough evidence to support his arrest hours earlier on suspicion of driving under the influence and attempting to flee...

 

Kansas county chooses not to observe COVID 'emergency'

SEDAN, Kan. (AP) — Greetings from Chautauqua, the only county in Kansas where COVID-19 isn't an emergency. This bucolic and remote county, nestled on the Oklahoma border 100 highway miles southeast of Wichita, is the only place in Kansas that...

 

Police investigating Kansas woman's death as homicide

BURLINGAME, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of an eastern Kansas woman as a homicide. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is working with local police and Osage County Sheriff's deputies in investigating the death of Cristina Pratt,...

 

Assistant principal accused in homecoming court vote fraud

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An assistant principal at an elementary school is accused of accessing the school district's internal system to cast fraudulent votes for her daughter who was elected homecoming queen at her high school, the Florida...

 

Baby bottle craze sweeps Gulf Arab states, sparks backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cafes across several Gulf Arab states started selling coffee and other cold drinks in baby bottles this month, kicking off a new trend that has elicited excitement, confusion — and backlash. The fad began at...

 

Child border crossings surging, straining US facilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of migrants on the Southwest border has the Biden administration on the defensive, with the head of Homeland Security acknowledging the depth of the problem Tuesday but insisting it's under control and saying he won't...

 

Battle over Floyd's 2019 arrest highlights key trial issue

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck wants to bring up Floyd's history of drug use and a previous arrest in an effort to show jurors that Floyd was partly to blame...

 

US: Putin approved operations to help Trump against Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized influence operations to help Donald Trump in last November's presidential election, according to a declassified intelligence assessment that found broad efforts by the Kremlin and Iran to shape the outcome...

 

Jesuits in US pledge $100M for racial reconciliation

The U.S.-based branch of the Jesuits has unveiled ambitious plans for a "truth and reconciliation" initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Roman Catholic order. The Jesuits pledge to raise $100 million within five...

 

Advocates, some AGs wary of Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan

Some state attorneys general and opioid addiction activists pushed back Tuesday against a settlement offer from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it didn't include enough money and goes too far in protecting the company and family members who...

 

Battling bigness: Congress eyes action against monopolies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle against bigness is building. Whether it's beer, banks or book publishing, lawmakers are targeting major industries they say have become so concentrated that they're hurting competition, consumers and the economy. The...

 

EXPLAINER: What's behind some Chauvin jury questions?

Potential jurors in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in George Floyd's death have been asked many predictable questions. Attorneys from both sides have asked how they feel about the Black Lives Matter movement, and about...

 

Utah campaign against porn marches on with phone filter plan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Utah have fired another salvo in their longtime campaign against online porn with a new requirement that all cellphones and tablets sold in the state automatically block pornography in a plan that...

 

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