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Oklahoma officers fatally shoot man who held bow and arrow

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A Vinita police officer and a Craig County deputy fatally shot a man who was threatening them with a bow and arrow in northeastern Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Guy Walker was fatally shot...

 

Man charged in killing of 16-year-old in Johnson County

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old from Kansas City has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 16-year-old in Johnson County earlier this month, according to court records. Robert Lewis Jones is charged in a shooting that...

 

Tech stocks rally after an early loss, leading market higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday as technology stocks rallied following a weak start. The S&P 500 rose 1.7% as of 3:29 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 517 points, or 1.5%, to...

 

Russia pours in more troops and presses attack in the east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia assaulted cities and towns along a boomerang-shaped front hundreds of miles long and poured more troops into Ukraine on Tuesday in a potentially pivotal battle for control of the country's eastern industrial heartland...

 

For Russian diplomats, disinformation is part of the job

As governments and social media companies have moved to suppress Russia's state media and the disinformation it spreads about the war in Ukraine, the Kremlin's diplomats are stepping up to do the dirty work. Russian embassies and consulates around...

 

Expert: Gun pressed to Patrick Lyoya's head when cop fired

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya after a traffic stop pressed the gun against his head when firing the fatal shot, an expert who performed an independent autopsy for the Black man's family said Tuesday. Dr. Werner...

 

Study: Redlining tied to more oil, gas wells in urban areas

Minority neighborhoods where residents were long denied home loans have twice as many oil and gas wells as mostly white neighborhoods, according to a new study that suggests ongoing health risks in vulnerable communities are at least partly tied to...

 

Gun safety activists decry inaction as US shootings surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats have spent years pledging to address the gun violence that plagues communities across the U.S. But a surge of mass shootings over the weekend that left dozens wounded and two dead served as a reminder of how little they...

 

No war, no retreat: Mideast foes resume risky balancing act

JERUSALEM (AP) — Days of violence in Jerusalem and an exchange of fire in Gaza overnight have raised the possibility that Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers will once again go to war, as they did less than a year ago under similar circumstances. This...

 

Moderna announces step toward updating COVID shots for fall

Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine its original vaccine with protection against the omicron variant. On Tuesday, it reported a preliminary hint that such an approach might work. Today's COVID-19 vaccines all...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

Misdemeanor Filings Usbaldo Galvan Vengas, Clinton, 50, has been charged with protective order violation. ($311.50) Farsi Lynn Venegas, Aline, 62, has been charged with obstructing an officer. ($276.50) Divorce Filings Caitlin Rianna Clark vs....

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 879 page 841: Sherry A. Fulbright conveys unto Sherry A. Fulbright, as trustee of the Sherry A. Fulbright Trust. Undivided 1/27th of the northwest quarter of section 28, township 25N, range 9, WIM. Warranty deed. Mortgages...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 During this day there was one traffic stop. 10:06 a.m. – Medic needed for a male that passed out on OK-38. Medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 11:18 a.m. – Report of a possible over turned semi on US-11 and Sa...

 

Capron Cemetery Association annual meeting

Capron Cemetery Association annual meeting will be held Tuesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the Capron Rural Fire Department building in Capron, Oklahoma. On the agenda will be election of officers. Current officers are: Eleanor Ring, chairman; Mark Gray,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    April 20, 2022

Alfalfa County burn ban expires

The commissioners in Alfalfa County took no action on matters regarding a burn ban. Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall decided not to renew after the one from last week expired. County Clerk Laneta Schwerdtfeger told the three men that the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 20, 2022

Runners Chavez and Schubert-Akin finish Boston Marathon

Two marathon runners who are familiar to many readers in the Newsgram area were some of the 28,000 athletes who competed in and finished the 126th Boston Marathon Monday. They are former Alvan Luis...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 20, 2022

Several county races develop with end of filing

While a few candidates drew no opponents, several races have developed in Alfalfa and Woods Counties with the end of the recent filing period on Friday. Important dates to remember for the election...

 

Senate Review

As the Easter holiday is now behind us, I hope each of you enjoyed special time with family and friends to celebrate the gift of everlasting life given to us by Jesus Christ. His sacrifice was great, but on the third day, the tomb was empty, saving...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 20, 2022

Uncle Arley and the science fair project

It always amazes me how quickly kids can gather eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt. A half hour after it began, the eggs and kids were gone from the Alva square. Some of them may have lingered to watch the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 20, 2022

Kiowa City Council approves water rate increase

Kiowa's City Council had their regular monthly meeting scheduled for April 11 at 7 p.m. There was no quorum until 7:25. Present at 7 p.m. was Mayor Bill Watson, council members Tom Wells and Janet Robison, City Administrator Sam Demel, City Attorney...

 

CONNIE RAY NIXON

Connie Nixon, 76-year-old long-time Freedom, Oklahoma, resident passed away, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, on his land near Freedom. Memorial services were held at 4 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2022, at Kari's...

 

Freedom School Board suspends competitive athletics

Despite clearly being unhappy about the need to do so, the Freedom School Board of Education voted to suspend competitive athletics in the school for the 2022-23 school year – although they will revisit the topic at the beginning of the school...

 

DONALD GENE BEADLES

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brady Marston, Alva Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will follow in Alva Municipal...

 

PATRICIA ANN HEADLEE

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Alva Municipal Cemetery with Reverend Tim Roggow, pastor, Alva Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Online condolences may be...

 

TONI (PFLEIDER) BENDER

Toni (Pfleider) Bender, 64, of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, April 18, 2022, after a hard fight against cancer. Toni was born August 12, 1957, to...

 

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