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Oklahoma County jail inmate found unconscious, dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 26-year-old Oklahoma County jail inmate has died after being found unconscious in his cell, jail officials said Tuesday. Dustin Revas died after a jail employee conducting a site check found him unresponsive on his bunk in...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 30, 2022

GOP leader hopes new map moves Kansas school board to right

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are pushing a redistricting plan that the state Senate's top GOP leader hopes will move the state school board to the right and give conservatives more say over what's taught in public schools....

 

Flamingo that escaped Kansas zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One of two flamingos that escaped from a Kansas zoo during a storm 17 years ago has been spotted on the coast of Texas, wildlife officials said. The Coastal Fisheries division of Texas Parks and Wildlife confirmed Tuesday to...

 

Woman gets probation for DUI crash that killed 5-year-old

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who pleaded guilty to being drunk when she caused a crash that killed her 5-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years' probation. Nory Lam was sentenced last week after pleading guilty in January to...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 30, 2022

GOP defections thwart some of conservatives' plans in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Key conservative initiatives are likely to fail in Kansas this year because a few Republicans are breaking with the rest of the Legislature's veto-proof GOP supermajorities. Republicans have pushed measures through the state...

 

Kansas GOP lawmakers move to prevent local bans on plastic

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are trying to prevent cities and counties from banning, limiting or even taxing plastic bags, straws and food containers. A bill prohibiting such local bans cleared the GOP-controlled Legislature...

 

Live updates: Zelenskyy notes progress, mistrust in talks

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that the talks with Russian negotiators have given some positive signals but warned Russia can't be trusted. Russia announced after Tuesday's talks between Ukrainian and Russian...

 

US opens second COVID boosters to 50 and up, others at risk

Americans 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster if it's been at least four months since their last vaccination, a chance at extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds. The Food and Drug Administration on...

 

Civilian Army leader led child porn ring, risked US security

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — David Frodsham was a top civilian commander at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan when he "jokingly" asked an IT technician for access to YouPorn, the video-sharing pornographic website. During his time in the war zone,...

 

Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bill into law to make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years after such legislation was first proposed. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act is named after the Black teenager whose...

 

8-hour gap in Trump's Jan. 6 White House phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has identified a roughly 8-hour gap in official White House records of then-President Donald Trump's phone calls as the violence unfolded and his supporters stor...

 

'Grooming': The ubiquitous buzzword in LGBTQ school debate

Proponents of restrictions on how U.S. public schools address sexual orientation and gender identity say their ultimate goal is to allow parents more involvement in their children's education and ensure classroom materials are age-appropriate. But...

 

US job openings, quitting at near record high in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings hovered at a near-record level in February, little changed from the previous month, continuing a trend that Federal Reserve officials see as a driver of inflation. There were 11.3 million available jobs last month, ma...

 

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 879 page 251: Rebecca N. Moser and Max D. Moser, unto Max and Becky as Trustees of the Max D. Moser Family Trust. Lots 13 through 16, and the north 12 feet of lot 17, and the east 71 feet, and the south 13 of lot 17, and...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, March 21, 2022 4:59 p.m. – Caller wants to press charges on a 16-year-old male from Aline-Cleo High School who punched their daughter in the side of the head at school. Deputy took report. 5:36 p.m. – Report of a house on County Road 590...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 170: Scott M. Circle and Shirley A. Circle, unto Justin L. Koblitz and Shelly K. Koblitz, and Bobby E. Koblitz and Dena D. Koblitz. All of blocks 17 through 20 in Peck’s Addition to the City of Hazelton, Barber...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

March 21, 2022 Barber County Sheriff office (BASO) performed multiple VIN inspections. Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) responded to a 911 hang-up at Medicine Lodge High School. BASO performed a civil standby at National Gypsum. MLPD...

 

Election day reminders, tips, laws and information to request an emergency ballot

Voters will head to the polls on April 5 to decide on the Cherokee School District and Timberlake School District Office No. 2 positions and the Special Election for Burlington School District I-1. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....

 

Alfalfa County candidate filing to begin April 13

The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, said Stephanie Jantz, secretary of the Alfalfa County Election Board. Filing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The deadline for filing as a...

 

Alfalfa County candidate filing to begin April 13

The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, said Stephanie Jantz, secretary of the Alfalfa County Election Board. Filing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The deadline for filing as a...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 30, 2022

Alfalfa County lets burn ban expire

During their Monday morning meeting, the Alfalfa County commissioners did not renew the countywide burn ban. Instead, Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall decided that time was of the essence to...

 

Senate Review

We’re now entering into the second half of the legislative session. We’ve advanced Senate bills from our committees and floor to the House, and we’ll now begin studying and voting on the measures our colleagues across the rotunda sent to our...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 30, 2022

Finally my internet is working

Last week I wrote about attempts to get my internet service restored. I hope you find such tales interesting and helpful. I like hearing other people’s experiences because I might learn something...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

The House met its deadline for all measures in chamber of origin last week. This is the date by which all House bills must pass off the House floor to remain alive for this session. It was a very busy week with several long days and late evenings....

 

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