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Powerful storm system wallops Texas; tornado watch issued

ELGIN, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and more than a dozen were injured when tornadoes tore through parts of Texas and Oklahoma, damaging a school, homes and businesses, officials said. The same storm system was poised to move into Louisiana...

 

Authorities investigating death of Bryan County inmate

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The death of an inmate at a county jail in southern Oklahoma is under investigation, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Derek Michael Brandes, 36, was found unresponsive in his cell in the Bryan County...

 

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Coming Soon to Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. -- Producer Paquin Entertainment Group proudly announces Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is coming soon to Tulsa for a limited engagement. With over 2.5 million tickets sold, the global phenomenon was created by...

 

Woman, 2 dogs found dead in rural Kansas home; man arrested

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Saline County woman has been found shot to death, along with her two dogs, in her home, sheriff's officials said, and her boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Deputies were called Monday evening to the home...

 

2 bird flu cases found in Sedgwick, Dickinson counties

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More cases of avian influenza, more commonly called bird flu, have been found in Kansas, state agriculture officials said. The Kansas Department of Agriculture has confirmed the disease in a backyard home-farm flock of birds...

 

Putin foe Navalny gets 9 more years in Russian prison

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Tuesday convicted top opposition leader Alexei Navalny of fraud and contempt of court, sentencing him to nine more years in prison in a move that was seen as an attempt to keep President Vladimir Putin's biggest...

 

Ukraine thwarts Russian advances; fight rages for Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces fought off continuing Russian efforts to occupy Mariupol and claimed to have retaken a strategic suburb of Kyiv on Tuesday, mounting a defense so dogged that it is stoking fears Russia's Vladimir Putin will esc...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Republicans skew Jackson's record on crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators characterized Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's judicial views as extremist and soft on crime, using her confirmation hearings to air a line of conservative grievances that relied at times on...

 

Scientists worry virus variant may push up COVID cases in US

With coronavirus cases rising in parts of Europe and Asia, scientists worry that an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant may soon push cases up in the United States too. Experts are also keeping their eyes on another mutant: a rare...

 

Official guilty of illegally entering Capitol grounds Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday convicted an elected official from New Mexico of illegally entering restricted U.S. Capitol grounds but acquitted him of engaging in disorderly conduct during the riot that disrupted Congress from certif...

 

Jackson pushes back at GOP critics, defends record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing Republican senators' pointed questions, Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson forcefully defended her record as a federal judge Tuesday and declared she will rule "from a position of neutrality" if confirmed as the...

 

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 Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, March 14, 2022 During this day there was one traffic stop. 11:09 a.m. – Caller advised of a male breaking windows out of a camper and was yelling for another male. Deputy made negative contact with the subject. 4:17 p.m. – Caller advised...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 23, 2022

Alfalfa County extends burn ban seven more days

Monday's heavy rain was much welcomed by the Alfalfa County commissioners, but it wasn't quite a reason enough to lift the burn ban. Last week, Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall voted to enact a seven-day burn ban due to powerful winds and...

 

Architect's plans unveiled for Burlington School Bond Proposal

Burlington Public School proposes a building project that will update the facility and make it possible for the Elks to host district and regional events in a new gymnasium and Community Fitness...

 

Senate Review

We had a busy few days last week before we adjourned for a shortened spring break. While we are approaching our deadline of March 24 to hear Senate bills in our chamber, we’ve had some lengthy agendas, and I expect that trend to continue. When we b...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 23, 2022

Is my internet really not working?

After sitting in front of screens all day, I rarely turn a computer on at home. That’s why it took me nearly a week to realize my internet connection was not working. I’d experienced some problems...

 

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