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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...

 

Oklahoma City Council delays vote on lifting mask mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to delay for two weeks a vote on whether to lift a mask mandate imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the state's largest city. The mandate, which requires face coverings to...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:01 a.m. – Caller advised he wanted a deputy. Advised there was guy in his house with a guy. He was upstairs yelling and screaming and heard shots fired. Advised he has heard noises up there for over a week. They tried to...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 31, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioner meeting draws full house

There were an additional 14 people in attendance at the Alfalfa County commissioner meeting on Monday morning. In the gallery were Rick Wallace, Hershel Kiser, Amanda Jones, Melissa Leslie, Donna Irvin, Diana Williamson, Tammi Miller, Valerie...

 

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

Voters will head to the polls on April 6 to decide a number of issues. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary, Kelly Stein recommends voters with questions about their eligibility or polling place call be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 31, 2021

Municipal, school and special elections next Tuesday

The April 6 election in Oklahoma is less than a week away. There are races in three Woods County municipalities and two towns in Alfalfa County have city races. In addition, Cherokee voters will be...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    March 31, 2021

BHS alum and Oregon woman involved in head-on collision near Burlington Monday night

Going “left of center” is listed as the cause of a head-on collision about three miles east of Burlington, Monday evening at 8:03 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brock Morgan responded to the crash on State Highway 8 near County Road 2600....

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Several of my House bills have made it through the committee process and been added to the floor calendar in the Senate. Others are still awaiting a hearing in a Senate committee. In the meantime, I’m working to move the Senate bills I’ve...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 31, 2021

Changes in celebrating Easter

Easter is nearly here, and I started thinking about the changes in celebrations during my lifetime. When I was a little girl in a small town in Missouri, actual eggs were used in Easter egg hunts. Boi...

 

Gordon-Owen announce engagement

Brian and Kathy Gordon of Alva, Oklahoma, and Jeff and Amanda Owen of Woodward, Oklahoma, are excited to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Kally Marie Gordon to Garrett Denny Owen....

 

DERO LEE KELTCH

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Aline, with Bobby Hall officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary LLC of...

 

Oklahoma governor hires $120K-per-year Washington lobbyist

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday that he's hiring a $120,000-per-year lobbyist in Washington, D.C., to advocate on the state's behalf and help protect federal funding. The governor's office said...

 

The Latest: Variant identified in UK found on Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation. Tribal health officials said that the United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation. The...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 31, 2021

GOP fights Kansas mask policy as coronavirus variant spreads

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in the GOP-controlled Kansas House are formally registering their opposition to Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for encouraging counties to keep mask mandates in place as a potentially more infectious strain of... Full story

 

Troubled Kansas foster care agency agrees to repay $9.4M

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A troubled Kansas foster care management provider has reached an agreement with the state to repay $9.4 million in unspent grant funds. The deal that the Kansas Department for Children and Families announced it had reached... Full story

 

States struggle to get rent relief to tenants amid pandemic

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last July that New York would spend $100 million in federal coronavirus relief to help cash-strapped tenants pay months of back rent and avert evictions. By the end of October, the state had doled out only about $40...

 

Maine woman subdues attacking fox with baseball bat

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman escaped injury after a fox attacked her outside her home in Brunswick. Kimberly Bashant was on her deck smoking Friday when the animal came up the stairs and bit her leg, the Times Record reported. Bashant... Full story

 

Human parents feel for mama bear trying to corral her cubs

WINCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A mother bear caught on video trying to coax four rambunctious cubs across a busy Connecticut road has parents across the internet nodding in sympathy. Hundreds of people responded to a 4-minute video of the bear's...

 

Witnesses: Onlooker anger increased as Floyd stopped moving

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Onlookers grew increasingly angry as they begged Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin to take his knee off George Floyd's neck, but Chauvin would not let up, and another officer forced back members of the crowd who tried to...

 

Arson arrest; woman said fires were to get rid of snakes

LEESVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman accused of setting fires told investigators she and her boyfriend were trying to get rid of snakes, the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry says. Robert Lee Ramirez, 34, of Leesville, faces two...

 

Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to "Voltswagen," to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was...

 

Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A vicious attack on an Asian American woman as she walked to church near New York City's Times Square is drawing widespread condemnation and raising alarms about the failure of bystanders to intervene amid a rash of anti-Asian...

 

Breonna Taylor's death: A push to limit no-knock warrants

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky's lawmakers passed a partial ban on no-knock warrants Tuesday, more than a year after the death of Breonna Taylor during a police raid on the Black woman's home. The legislation now heads to Democratic Gov. Andy...

 
 By BARRY WILNER    Sports    March 31, 2021

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and planning to have full stadiums for those games. While reducing the preseason to three games the league will be able to generate additional revenue, of course. America's most popular sport also...

 

SpaceX launches test rocket, breaks apart before landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chalked up another failed landing Tuesday for its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship, as the prototype Mars rocket broke apart right before touchdown. A camera on the rocket froze not quite six minutes into the...

 

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