Articles from the March 22, 2023 edition

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 By KEN MILLER    Regional    March 22, 2023

Oklahoma court OK's abortion to preserve mother's life

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a portion of the state's near total ban on abortion, ruling women have a right to abortion when pregnancy risks their health, not just in a medical emergency. It was a n...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    March 22, 2023

Ukrainian soldiers near finish of Patriot missile training

FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — Several large, 12-wheeled military vehicles carrying mobile missile launchers rumbled across the southwest Oklahoma prairie on Tuesday as part of a training exercise at the Fort Sill Army Post. Spilling out of the s...

 

2 arrested in Michigan charged in Kansas double homicide

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two people arrested over the weekend in Michigan have been charged with killing a Kansas couple while stealing their car. Online court records show that 33-year-old Steven Pierce was charged Tuesday and 29-year-old K...

 

Fort Riley guard shoots, wounds motorist at gate

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) — A Fort Riley guard has shot and wounded a motorist after an altercation at a gate at the Kansas Army base, authorities say. The base said in a news release that the motorist's injuries weren't life threatening. The a...

 

Top 10 Most Culturally Rich States in America – Is Your State on the List?

The United States is full of historical and artistic treasures. Each state boasts its own unique cultural identity. New research reveals America's top ten most culturally rich states, based on the number and significance of their cultural...

 

Snap! Venus fly trap fans ask South Carolina to honor plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservationists are pushing for the Venus fly trap to be South Carolina's official carnivorous plant, joining other official items such as the state bird (Carolina Wren), state opera (Porgy and Bess) and the state snack (...

 

Virginia teacher shot by 6-year-old: 'I thought I had died'

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher who was shot and wounded by her 6-year-old student said it has changed her life and she has vivid memories and nightmares about that day. "I just will never forget the look on his face that he gave me w...

 

Virginia teacher shot by 6-year-old: 'I thought I had died'

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher who was shot and wounded by her 6-year-old student said it has changed her life and she has vivid memories and nightmares about that day. "I just will never forget the look on his face that he gave me w...

 

Fox, Dominion face off over airing of false election claims

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Fox News and a voting machine company that claims the conservative network defamed it by amplifying baseless allegations of fraud following the 2020 presidential election faced off in a courtroom Tuesday during a key h...

 

Superbug fungus cases rose dramatically during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. cases of a dangerous fungus tripled over just three years, and more than half of states have now reported it, according to a new study. The COVID-19 pandemic likely drove part of the increase, researchers at the Centers for Disea...

 

Man gets 4 years for attacking police at Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A Virginia man who assaulted police with a stolen baton and used a flashing strobe light to disorient officers trying to defend the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison. Geoffrey Sills of...

 

US speeds up Abrams tank delivery to Ukraine war zone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is speeding up its delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, opting to send a refurbished older model that can be ready faster, with the aim of getting the 70-ton battle powerhouses to the war zone by the fall, the P...

 

Trump waits out grand jury as New York braces for protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing the possibility of criminal charges, Donald Trump waited it out in Florida on Tuesday as New York braced for disruptions that could follow an indictment. Republican contenders in the 2024 race sized up the impact a p...

 

What to know about Alvin Bragg, Manhattan district attorney

A New York grand jury investigating hush payments made on Donald Trump's behalf during the 2016 presidential campaign has refocused attention on the Manhattan district attorney steering the case. Alvin Bragg's decision to convene the grand jury...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 889 page 289: Land Resources LLC conveys unto Keith L. Mitcham and Sandi N. Mitcham. The west 40 acres of the south half of the southwest quarter of Section 2, Township 27 North, Range 12, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 1:12 p.m. – Report of a theft and vandalism of a Kubota at County Road 670 and OK-11. 3:40 p.m. – Report of theft on County Road 745. Report of a rifle, crossbow, table saw construction tools and more. Report was taken. 6:3...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 22, 2023

A Medicare scam; preparing for spring storms

Tuesday morning I had a call from an Alva resident about a scam. She and her husband received some Covid-19 home tests in the mail that they had not ordered. The paperwork asked them to call a phone...

 

Senate Review

Legislative showmanship at the Oklahoma Youth Expo is something my colleagues and I look forward to each year. This year, I showed Drummond FFA member Kendra Dillingham’s goat and I appreciate her s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 22, 2023

Aline man charged with obscene video call

A man from Aline has been charged in Alfalfa County with exposing himself to an underage girl via a cellphone video call. The incident was reported to law enforcement by the man’s ex-wife. Court r...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 22, 2023

Woods County Commissioners reject tractor bids

During the regular meeting Monday, the Woods County Commissioners rejected bids for a tractor for District 3. Chairman John Smiley said he was not satisfied with the two bids received. He plans to reb...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Last week was spring break for thousands of students across the state. Many took the opportunity to come to Oklahoma City to take part in the Oklahoma Youth Expo. This is a fantastic opportunity for...

 

Early voting begins in Alfalfa County

Early voting begins Thursday, March 30, for voters in Alfalfa County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day have the option of voting early at their county election board. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephani...

 

Early voting begins March 30

Early voting begins Thursday, March 30, for voters in Woods County. Eligible voters include those registered within the Alva Public School boundaries, City of Alva, Town of Freedom and City of Waynoka. Voters who will not be able to make it to the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 22, 2023

Dear Tooth Fairy

When the kindergartners at South Barber have a loose tooth they'll have a special pillow to tuck it in for the tooth fairy to find. Recently Jeannie Albright, a longtime elementary teacher and a member of the Young Homemakers Extension Unit, visited...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 22, 2023

House fire along KS-2 between Hazelton and Kiowa

A house estimated to be at least 100 years old burned to the ground Monday afternoon, March 21. Barber County Fire Chief Roger Robison (for stations 2, 3 and 9) confirmed the call came in at 1:35 p.m. The location was KS-2 and Hawkins in between...

 

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