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Police: Man fatally shot by officers after killing woman

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fatally shot a naked man after he shot and killed a woman outside an apartment complex, authorities said Tuesday. Officers investigating reports Monday night of a naked man firing a rifle in the area...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 13, 2022

Oklahoma governor signs bill to make abortion illegal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to... Full story

 

Kansas judge dismisses parts of lawsuit against election law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has dismissed a legal challenge by voting rights advocates to two provisions of a state election law enacted last year. Four voting rights groups, including the League of Women Voters of Kansas, argued in a...

 

Gov. Kelly vetoes local bans on plastic bags, straws

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a bill that would prevent cities and counties from banning, limiting or even taxing plastic bags, straws and food containers. Kelly rejected the measure Monday after previously telling...

 

Putin vows to press invasion until Russia's goals are met

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has vowed that Russia's bloody offensive in Ukraine would continue until its goals are fulfilled. He insisted Tuesday the campaign was going as planned, despite a major withdrawal in the face of stiff...

 

Biden waiving ethanol rule in bid to lower gasoline prices

MENLO, Iowa (AP) — With inflation at a 40-year high, President Joe Biden journeyed to corn-rich Iowa on Tuesday to announce a modest step aimed at trimming gasoline prices by about a dime a gallon at a limited number of stations by waiving rules...

 

NYPD locates van sought in Brooklyn subway shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman in a gas mask and a construction vest set off a smoke canister on a rush-hour subway train in Brooklyn and shot at least 10 people Tuesday, authorities said. Police were scouring the city for the shooter and found a rental...

 

Blame Trump? Jury hears that defense at Capitol riot trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio man charged with stealing a coat rack from the U.S. Capitol doesn't deny that he joined the mob that stormed the building last year. But a lawyer for Capitol riot defendant Dustin Thompson vows to show that former...

 

COVID-19, overdoses pushed US to highest death total ever

NEW YORK (AP) — 2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history, and new data and research are offering more insights into how it got that bad. The main reason for the increase in deaths? COVID-19, said Robert Anderson, who oversees the Centers for...

 

EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another month, another four-decade high for inflation. For the 12 months that ended in March, consumer prices rocketed 8.5%. That was the fastest year-over-year jump since 1981, far surpassing February's mark of 7.9%, itself a...

 

Ketanji Brown Jackson is and isn't 1st Black female justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shirley Troutman, a judge on New York's highest court, was working last week when her daughter texted messages that included a clapping hands emoji. Soon, her phone was buzzing with other celebratory messages. The applause and...

 

'It's not the end': The children who survived Bucha's horror

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — The coffin was made from pieces of a closet. In a darkened basement under a building shaking from the bombardment of war, there were few other options. Six-year-old Vlad watched as his mother was carried out of the shelter...

 

Woods 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 299: Dana Chapman, as vice president of Frank K. Marcum Farms Inc., conveys unto Marcum Land L.P.: The southeast quarter of section 31, township 28 north, range 12 west, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit claim deed....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 During this day there was one traffic stop. 10:29 a.m. – Report of a white semi driving reckless south of Carmen. 3:30 p.m. – Medic needed in the 600 block of Pennsylvania for a person with chest pains and problems breathin...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings John T. Langford has been charged with violation of a protective order. Caleb Porter Moore has been charged with theft of property or services; value $1,500 to $25,000. Joshua Newton Smart has been charged with two counts of...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 13, 2022

Alfalfa County reinstates burn ban

Two of the Alfalfa County commissioners voted yea on enacting another seven-day countywide burn ban. Jay Hague said several fire chiefs had contacted him with concerns about the high winds and dry conditions and felt it was a good idea to issue a...

 

Aline Star Cemetery Association annual meeting

The Aline Star Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Aline, Oklahoma. This meeting is for all parties who own burial space(s) or are interested in purchasing....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 203: Jana Rae Bunke and Michael Bunke convey unto Michael Homan and Gabriella Homan. Lots 8 through 13, in block 4, in the Original Town of Sun City, Barber County, Kansas. Warranty deed. Book 147 page 204: Michael...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 13, 2022

April weekends jam-packed in Kiowa, starting with Saturday Easter activities

“Here comes Peter Cottontail hoppin' down the Easter Bunny trail ….” Children ages 1-9 will want to be at Kiowa's Progress Park this Saturday at 2 p.m. The Easter Egg Hunt starts then where the children will find candy and lots of prized eggs...

 
 By Justin Goodno    Local    April 13, 2022

Barber County 4-H places 3rd at the Midwest Invitational

The Barber County 4-H meat judging team competed at the Midwest Invitational on April 9 in Stillwater. The Midwest Invitational is hosted annually by Oklahoma State University. 4-H and FFA members from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas competed in the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 13, 2022

With 73.85 percent approval, Burlington School Building Bond passes

There were many people at Burlington Public School and in the community with smiles as bright as the lights will be in the school's new gymnasium/family fitness center after the special election April 5. Burlington School's taxpaying patrons...

 

Senate Review

We’re quickly approaching the April 14 deadline to approve House bills out of our Senate committees, which is a big hurdle in the legislative process for bills that originated in the opposite chamber. While a measure may have been approved by the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 13, 2022

Filing opens today for Nov. 8 election

Although I could not attend, I heard rave reviews from several who saw “The Music Man” production at Northwestern Oklahoma State University last week. Members of the community performed along...

 

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