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 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 6, 2022

Oklahoma state House approves bill to make abortion illegal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. With little discussion and no debate, the Republican-controlled...

 

Judge dismisses charges for duck boat tragedy

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed criminal charges against three men prosecuted after a tourist boat sank and killed 17 people during a 2018 Missouri storm. The boat was swamped by waves caused by strong winds shortly after it...

 

Charges dropped against Wichita man in fatal double shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a man who had been arrested in a double shooting last year in Wichita that killed one man and injured another. Charges of first-degree murder and aggravated battery were dropped March...

 
 By EDDIE PELLS    Sports    April 6, 2022

Kansas comes back, wins NCAA title 3 years in the making

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Great Kansas Comeback, as it will forever be known in the history books, is about more than just one stifling, scintillating 20-minute stretch of Jayhawks basketball. The championship KU captured Monday night traced its...

 

Thousands pour into Lawrence streets to celebrate Kansas win

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of people poured into the streets of Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, to celebrate the Jayhawks' come-from-behind win over North Carolina to take the men's NCAA basketball championship. Lawrence's main...

 
 By AARON BEARD    Sports    April 6, 2022

Hobbled Bacot comes up short in Tar Heels' NCAA title push

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Armando Bacot kept battling, locking his jaw and gritting his way through a hobbling ankle injury for the chance to help North Carolina win a national championship. He played through bumps and box-outs, ballscreens and blocked...

 

Adjustments earn Bill Self second national title at Kansas

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kansas spent the first 20 minutes forcing shots and passes, missing layups and pressing the issue instead of pressing forward. The next 20 turned into a master class in coaching by Bill Self — with a spicy dash of Remy Martin....

 

Zoos hiding birds as avian flu spreads in North America

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zoos across North America are moving their birds indoors and away from people and wildlife as they try to protect them from the highly contagious and potentially deadly avian influenza. Penguins may be the only birds visitors to...

 

GOP blocks Senate COVID bill, demands votes on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Democratic attempt Tuesday to begin Senate debate on a $10 billion COVID-19 compromise, pressing to entangle the bipartisan package with an election-year showdown over immigration restrictions that poses a...

 

Analysis: 3 GOP senators buck party to back Biden court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — By announcing they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, three Republican senators are marking the historical moment by building legacies of their own. Every senator has a...

 

Proud Boys leader pleads not guilty to Jan. 6 charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he remotely led a plot to stop Congress' certification of Joe Biden's 2020 victory. Though he wasn't at the Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021,...

 

In Bucha, Ukraine, burned, piled bodies among latest horrors

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — One blackened body had arms raised in supplication, the face contorted in a horrible scream. The skull of another had a bullet hole in the left temple. The small blackened foot of a child could be seen in the tangle of...

 

Zelenskyy at the UN accuses Russian military of war crimes

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused the Russians of gruesome atrocities in Ukraine and told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that those responsible should immediately be brought up on war crimes charges in...

 

Official: Sacramento shooting suspect seen on video with gun

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A second suspect arrested Tuesday in connection with the mass shooting that killed six people in Sacramento had posted a live Facebook video of himself brandishing a handgun hours before gunfire erupted, a law enforcement...

 

UN: 18 nations have gone green on climate, raked in green

Proponents of clean energy and thinks tanks have long said it's possible to reduce emissions and keep an economy growing. Now the latest report from the world's top climate scientists says 18 countries have done just that, sustaining emissions...

 

Ivanka Trump testifies before House Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump's daughter and one of those closest to him during the insurrection at the Capitol, is testifying before the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. Mississippi Rep. Bennie...

 

Amazon's first US union overcomes hurdles, faces new ones

NEW YORK (AP) — When a scrappy group of former and current warehouse workers on Staten Island, New York went head-to-head with Amazon in a union election, many compared it to a David and Goliath battle. David won. And the stunning upset on Friday...

 

White House to extend student loan pause through August

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration plans to freeze federal student loan payments through Aug. 31, extending a moratorium that has allowed millions of Americans to postpone payments during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 6, 2022

Alfalfa County signs agreement with Grant County for road project

The Alfalfa County commissioners sorted through and signed their monthly appropriations and the alcohol beverage tax allocation Monday. Cathy Hagen-Sheik, filling in for county clerk Laneta Schwerdtfeger, joined Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin...

 

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 152: James Richard Knopf unto Curtis Newlin and Jennifer Newlin. All that part of the northwest quarter of section 9, township 27 north, range 11, WIM. Joint tenancy deed. Book 879 page 154: Georgia Wilson and...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 During this day there was one traffic stop. 8:53 a.m. – Officer needed at United for a report of a theft. After report was made, the officer went to 900 block of Massachusetts and recovered the property and took back to Unit...

 

Senate Review Aero Day returns to Capitol

One of my favorite things during session each year is seeing all of the groups and industries that set up booths for their advocacy groups at the Capitol. The last two legislative sessions have been much quieter than usual due to Covid-19...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

We're at the midway point of the legislative session. The House has passed 381 bills and joint resolutions to the state Senate for consideration, and we've received 327 legislative measures from that...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 During this day there was one traffic stop. 8:53 a.m. – Officer needed at United for a report of a theft. After report was made, the officer went to 900 block of Massachusetts and recovered the property and took back to Unit...

 

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