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Stitt names Oklahoma City attorney as state college regent

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the appointment Tuesday of an Oklahoma City attorney to the nine-member body that oversees the state's 25 public colleges and universities. Stitt said he appointed Courtney Warmington to a...

 

Court rules Norman violated FOIA when approving budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The city of Norman violated the state's Open Meeting Act when it approved a budget that cut the police budget by $865,000, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court upheld a circuit judge's December ruling that a...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's office logs

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 During this day there was one traffic stop. 11:14 a.m. – Caller requested an officer for an unwanted person on her porch at the apartments. Officer advised the subject was looking for his brother and it was the wrong...

 

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 869 page 514: Stetson Buller and Kyler Buller, husband and wife, unto Darci Sander. Lot 17, 18 and 19 in block 12 in the Town of Goltry, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 869 page 549: Lemoine Properties, LLC,...

 

Aline Star Cemetery Association meeting

The Aline Star Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Aline. This meeting is for all parties who own a burial space or are interested in purchasing. Those who own...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 14, 2021

Commissioners in Alfalfa County suspend courthouse Covid-19 cleaning protocols

The Alfalfa County commissioners signed a memo suspending Covid-19 cleaning protocols for the courthouse Monday morning. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach decided the extra work sanitizing parts of the courthouse was unnecessary since other...

 

Carmen resident sentenced after pleading guilty to violating the Clean Water Act

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thursday, Dakota Brennan Gray of Carmen, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to a single-count information charging him with negligently discharging oil into a water of the United States, in violation of the Clean Water Act, announced Acting U...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 14, 2021

Former Alva resident dies in head-on collision

Former Alva resident James M. Keeney died Monday from injuries received in a head-on collision in Logan County. Keeney, 65, was living in Oklahoma City. The crash occurred at 7:19 a.m. on SH-74,...

 

Oklahoma health officials pause distribution of J&J vaccine

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials announced plans Tuesday to halt distribution of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine following reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye said the potential...

 

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country....

 

Kansas suspends Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials announced Tuesday that the state is suspending distribution of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccines as federal health officials investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. "Just as important...

 

Inmate battling terminal cancer freed from Kansas prison

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A 47-year-old man with terminal cancer was freed from a Kansas prison after officials agreed his medical condition is so severe he is not a danger to public safety. Christopher McIntyre, who was serving time for aggravated...

 

Police arrest 2 men in shooting of 2 others that killed 1

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Police in south-central Kansas have arrested two men in connection to the shooting of two other men in Hutchinson that left one dead. Officers arrested Sandral Wade, 64, and Robert Lagrange, 71, both of Hutchinson, on...

 

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee. The state is selling the rights to 14 plates with cannabis-themed phrases, includi...

 

Man fleeing police crashes, wedges Maserati under freeway

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man fleeing the California Highway Patrol totaled his girlfriend's Maserati SUV after he careened up an embankment and slammed into the underside of an overpass, wedging the vehicle under a freeway in Oakland, authorities...

 

Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK

LONDON (AP) — Police say one of the world's biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England. Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mer...

 

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist's death

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community...

 

St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to reco...

 

'Prime suspect' arrested in student's 1996 disappearance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "prime suspect" was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart. Paul Flores, 44, who was the last person seen with Smart on the California Polytechnic...

 

Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to "de-escalate tensions" following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border in their second tense call of Biden's young presidency. Biden also told Putin...

 

US agency says women can get abortion pill via mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor's office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials said Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication. The...

 

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. The decision...

 

IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty. That means new advance monthly...

 

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