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 By KEN MILLER    Regional    March 24, 2021

Oklahoma opening coronavirus vaccinations to all residents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is joining an increasing number of states that will offer the coronavirus vaccine to all adults, deputy state health commissioner Keith Reed said Tuesday. The health department will begin making appointments Monday...

 

Timme sparkles, Gonzaga rolls past Oklahoma into Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gonzaga continued to roll behind a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds from Drew Timme as the top-seeded Bulldogs beat No. 8 seed Oklahoma 87-71 on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga (28-0) won its...

 

Sedgwick County likely to drop mask mandate this week

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in one of Kansas' largest counties are considering dropping a mask mandate this week, saying a new pandemic emergency order that is awaiting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's signature would open it up to litigation. The W...

 

FBI: Toxic substance mailed to county officials in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal terrorism task force is investigating after mail laced with a dangerous toxin was sent to a Sedgwick County government office, causing coughing and skin irritation for two employees and forcing several more to...

 

German brewery pairs with bakers to use surplus beer

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With restaurants and bars all closed due to pandemic restrictions, a Duesseldorf brewery found itself with 6,000 liters (1,585 gallons) of its copper-colored "Altbier" unsold and nearing its expiry date. But with trying...

 

Lost and found: $1M lottery ticket recovered in parking lot

SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was able to turn his luck around after finding his missing $1 million winning lottery ticket in a parking lot — remaining where he dropped it even on a blustery afternoon. Sparta resident Nick Slatten learned...

 

Officials: Gun in supermarket shooting bought 6 days earlier

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect who opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket, and court documents showed that he purchased an assault rifle less than a week before the attack that killed...

 
 By JOHN SEEWER    Regional    March 24, 2021

US colleges tout hopes for return to new normal this fall

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Colleges throughout the U.S. are assuring students that the fall semester will bring a return to in-person classes, intramural sports and mostly full dormitories. But those promises come with asterisks. Administrators say how...

 

Man sentenced to 24 years in Oklahoma officers' shootings

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of being the getaway driver after the shootings of two Tulsa police officers, one of whom died, was sentenced to 24 years in prison. A judge sentenced Matthew Hall on Monday, weeks after a jury convicted him on two...

 

Jury set for ex-cop's trial in Floyd death; starts Monday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has been seated for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death, with opening statements set for Monday in a case that led to weeks of protests and a national soul-searching about racial...

 

Asian Americans seek greater political power after shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking on the floor of the Georgia state Senate last week, Michelle Au implored her colleagues to "stand up" to the hatred aimed at Asian Americans that's increased during the pandemic. A day later, a gunman shook the Atlanta ar...

 

Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to glorify violence during the 2020 election and in the weeks leading up to the deadly riots on the U.S. Capitol in January....

 

Girl's solo journey to US border shows risks parents take

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Honduran girl, 7 years old and surrounded by strangers in the pre-dawn darkness, was determined to keep pace with the other migrants headed for the U.S. border. Her father, she told an Associated Press journalist, had...

 

Part of Wright brothers' 1st airplane on NASA's Mars chopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of the Wright brothers' first airplane is on Mars. NASA's experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday. The helicopter, named...

 

Kitchen worker arrested after Kansas jail contraband probe

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A contract kitchen worker has been arrested on suspicion of bringing contraband into the Sedgwick County jail, authorities said Tuesday. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that it received information...

 

Man convicted of rape in Lawrence might avoid second trial

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who was serving a 12-year prison sentence for rape before a judge ordered that he receive a new trial might not be tried a second time, Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez said Tuesday. Albert...

 

Missteps could mar long-term credibility of AstraZeneca shot

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca's repeated missteps in reporting vaccine data coupled with a blood clot scare could do lasting damage to the credibility of a shot that is the linchpin in the global strategy to stop the coronavirus pandemic, potentially e...

 

Colorado shooting victims: store staffers, cop, photographer

Three were gunned down while putting in a day's work at a Colorado supermarket. Another was a police officer who raced in to try to rescue them and others from the attack that left 10 dead. A picture of the victims of Monday's shooting began to...

 

White House: North Korea conducted short-range missile test

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises. The missile tests were confirmed by two senior...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff Logs

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 During this day there were two traffic stops. 1:06 a.m. – Caller advised someone was on their porch and then headed south towards another house. The caller then heard a loud bang, like someone breaking something. Officer...

 

Biden expands 'Obamacare' by cutting health insurance costs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday that his $1.9 trillion rescue package would build on the promise of the Affordable Care Act, the hallmark legislation of Barack Obama's presidency that became law 11 years ago. Biden's...

 

Barber County real estate

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 4: John Kelly Moore and Diana L. Moore, husband and wife, convey unto Travis Hall and Garrett Shelby Goodwin, husband and wife. Lots 1, 2, and 3 in block 2 in Deal’s Replat of a part of Highland Addition to the...

 

Justice Dept. probing prosecutor's Capitol riot interview

The former acting U.S. attorney in the nation's capital likely violated Justice Department rules when he gave an interview to CBS' "60 Minutes" about the investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and has been referred to an internal office for...

 

EXPLAINER: How states are seeking to loosen controls on guns

Mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado that left at least 18 people dead since last week are reigniting calls from gun control advocates for tighter restrictions on buying firearms and ammunition. But with Democrats in control of the federal governme...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Chelsea Ann Brown has been charged with 20 counts of cruelty to animals. Weston G. Dierksen has been charged with 20 counts of cruelty to animals. Jennifer Regan has been charged with domestic battery. Stephen McLemore has been...

 

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