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 By Lynn L. Martin    Local    April 13, 2018

Alva runner in Boston Marathon Monday

Luis Chavez, a familiar face to customers of Alva's Market, left early Friday morning with his wife to arrive a couple days ahead of the start of the world-famous Boston Marathon, an event that...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 13, 2018

Alert neighbor calls in fire report

An Alva family lost their home to fire Sunday night. Luckily they were not home when the blaze erupted. The Alva Fire Department was notified at 9:36 p.m. of a well-involved structure fire at 1041...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    April 13, 2018

AHS baseball drops back-to-back home games

ALVA, Okla. – It was a tough start of the week for Alva High School baseball as they suffered a pair of home losses against Tonkawa and Newkirk on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. On Sunday, the...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 13, 2018

Goertzen dominant in 8-0 shutout, Rangers win series with SNU

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State baseball picked up a crucial Great American Conference series win over Southern Nazarene University after splitting Monday's doubleheader at Myers Stadium....

 

Southeastern Bounces Back with 8-1 Win

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern got back in the win column in a big way on Thursday afternoon, downing Henderson State 8-1 at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. The win lifts the Savage Storm to 7-11 overall on the year and 4-1 in Great American...

 

Arkansas Tech wins close match over Harding

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Tech women's tennis moved into a tie for third in the Great American Conference standings with a 5-4 win over Harding on Thursday. NEXT UP Arkansas Tech (10-5, 3-2 GAC) will return to action on Saturday, April 14, as...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    April 13, 2018

Arkansas Tech Defeats Harding Women's Tennis, 5-4

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Harding women's tennis came up one match short Thursday in a 5-4 loss to Arkansas Tech in Great American Conference action. The loss dropped Harding into a third-place tie with Arkansas Tech at 3-2 in conference matches. Harding...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    April 13, 2018

Reddies Suffer 8-1 Loss to Southeastern Oklahoma

DURANT, Okla. — Henderson State got off to a great start against Southeastern Oklahoma State on Thursday by winning No. 1 doubles, but the Savage Storm won the remaining eight contests to take the match from the Reddies 8-1. The No. 1 doubles team...

 

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn count...

 

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn count...

 

Arizona governor proposes 20 percent teacher raises by 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Caving to demands from teachers who have protested low pay and school funding shortfalls for weeks, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey rolled out a proposal Thursday promising a net 20 percent raise by 2020 and pledged to push the proposal...

 

In new book, Comey blasts untruthful, 'ego-driven' Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" in a sharply critical new book that describes Trump as fixated in the early days of his administration on having the FBI debunk...

 

Ryan's departure sparks unrest, GOP fears losing House

WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement decision, he did so on his own terms. The political fallout may not be so easy to control. Ryan's relinquishing of one of the most powerful positions in Washington left...

 

Trump flips on trade pact, weighs rejoining Pacific-Rim deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days...

 

Guard faces tricky dance in California border mission

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is crystal clear that his National Guard will help President Trump go after drugs and thugs on the Mexican border, but not immigrants. Drawing that line may be hazy. Brown's pledge of 400 troops allows...

 

Missouri governor mirrors Trump in quest to survive scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Facing mounting calls to resign following sexual misconduct allegations, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be taking a cue from President Donald Trump as he fights for his political survival amid a #MeToo movement th...

 

Pompeo vows to confront Russia, dodges Mueller questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to quell concerns before what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo vowed on Thursday to ramp up efforts against Russia in "each place we confront them." But he ducked and...

 

Anchorage voters are 1st in US to defeat 'bathroom bill'

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska's largest city have become the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill referendum that asked them to require people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at...

 

Model says Cosby raped her; chief accuser to testify Friday

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The day before Bill Cosby's chief accuser was to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial, a former model and TV personality on Thursday gave jurors her own harrowing account of being drugged and raped by the...

 

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all." The White House said he would consult further...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 13, 2018

Oklahoma teachers shift from marching to running for office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma second-grade teacher Cyndi Ralston heard her state representative berate teachers for walking out of the classroom and marching on the Capitol, she knew she'd be running against him in November. Rep. Kevin...

 

Who'll follow Paul Ryan as speaker? Contest hums below radar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or who might win an endorsement from President Donald Trump. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing was clear Thursday: Any maneuvering in the brewing showdown between...

 

$30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual:...

 

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