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 By David Skretta    Sports    April 10, 2020

AP source: Chiefs bring back CB Breeland on 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, helping to alleviate one of the Super Bowl...

 
 By Tim Reynolds    Sports    April 10, 2020

NBA says players will receive full checks on April 15

NBA players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. The league gave teams the directive on Thursday in a memo that was obtained...

 

Wholesale prices fall 0.2% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices fell for a second consecutive month, led by a big drop in energy prices. The Labor Department reported Thursday that its producer price index, designed to measure inflation before it reaches the consumer, dropped...

 

US long-term mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at 3.33%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly lower this week after two weeks of declines amid deepening anxiety over the severe damage to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Home-loan rates have been hitting...

 

Topeka police make arrests in man's shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. undefined Police have announced several arrests in the shooting death last week of a 28-year-old man in central Topeka. James Boatwright, 22, and Davontra Alston, 26, both of Topeka, were arrested Wednesday after officers served search...

 

Man shot to death in suburban Kansas City; suspect sought

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City confirm a man was shot to death in Overland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect. Officers were called around 9 p.m. Wednesday to an area near the Johnson County Central Resource...

 

Night lights at school fields across nation a 'sign of hope'

The virus outbreak weighed heavily on Brett Beesley's heart and mind as the Dumas High School principal drove past the stadium along the main highway in his Texas Panhandle town. Seeking to brighten the spiritsof his suddenly disconnected students...

 

Oklahoma City hospital closed amid coronavirus spread

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma hospital system has closed all but its emergency room and some outpatient services at an Oklahoma City hospital because of a ban on elective surgeries due to the spread of the coronavirus. Integris Baptist Medical...

 

ACLU seeks release of Kansas inmates vulnerable to COVID-19

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group asked the Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday to immediately release prisoners who have preexisting medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. The American Civil Liberties Union of...

 
 By Jay Reeves    Regional    April 10, 2020

Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering decisions

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, Tornado Alley residents are facing a difficult question: Is it better to take on a twister outside a community shelter or to face the possibility of...

 

Kansas church dispute pits health, constitutional concerns

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus faceoff over church services in Kansas just days before Easter weekend has put the state's Republican-led Legislature at odds with its Democratic governor. Though the Republican lawmakers and Gov. Laura Kelly...

 

Wall Street climbs after Fed stuns markets again with aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising on Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest unprecedented effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak. The gains put the S&P 500 on track for its best week since 1974....

 

General says coronavirus may affect more Navy ships

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific infected more than 400 sailors, a top general said Thursday. Gen. John Hyten, vice chai...

 

5-year-old Alaska girl is serious about keeping people safe

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nova Knight is 5, and very serious about keeping others safe during the coronavirus outbreak. She said so in a video, the Fairbanks, Alaska, resident made that's been viewed more than 18,000 times and drawn the praise of...

 

Travel evaporates; world streams together, in isolation

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ___________________ GLOBAL SHOCK: There i...

 

Church Calendar

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Braudrick. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Sunday: Sunday school is at...

 

Self-sacrifice of the God-King

We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star. Born a king on Bethlehem's plain, Gold I bring to crown Him again, King...

 

Mormons call for global interfaith day of prayer and fasting today

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is calling on the world to join in a global interfaith day of prayer and fasting today, Good Friday, April 10. Everyone is invited to participate by praying and abstaining from food for either two...

 

The Tabernacle Choir hopes to unite the world in song with Handel's Messiah this Easter season

SALT LAKE CITY — The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square invite people around the world to enjoy internet streams or on-demand viewings of Handel’s “Messiah” with renowned guest soloists Amanda Woodbury, Tamara Mumford, Tyler Nels...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Firsts

There has to be a first. Before things in life become normal, there has to be that original “we’ve never been here before” moment. Living in the house with a 7-month-old is a daily reminder....

 

How to celebrate an Easter sunrise service in isolation

First Christian Church of Alva provided an outline for how the church members can share an Easter sunrise service while physically separated. It may be a useful approach for others celebrating Easter alone this year as well. “Since we cannot meet...

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

As of this advisory on April 9 at 7 a.m., there are 1,684 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. There is one additional death in Sequoyah County, a male older than 65. There are 80 total deaths in the state. In an effort to reduce the... Full story

 
 By Paul Monies    Local    April 10, 2020

Health workers: Risks of shortages and exposure

If a large COVID-19 surge comes, Oklahoma officials want to be sure there are enough doctors, nurses, aides and other health-care workers to treat the infected. That involves a lot more than... Full story

 

Truck Accident in Alva

Thursday morning Alva emergency teams were called out to 5th Street and Oklahoma Boulevard for a two-vehicle accident....

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 10, 2020

Incumbents file for Woods County election

As of 4 p.m. on Thursday, the only filings for Woods County offices were those already holding the positions. Staci Davey filed for county court clerk. Randy McMurphy filed for District 2 county commissioner. Shelley Reed filed for county clerk....

 

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