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Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and... Full story

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    April 21, 2021

Oklahoma Senate sends 3 anti-abortion bills to governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate voted Tuesday in favor of three anti-abortion bills, including ones that would criminalize the procedure in certain cases and cost providers their medical licenses for performing them, sending the measures...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    April 21, 2021

Oklahoma seeks coordination on Indigenous peoples cold cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed into law a bill intended to coordinate state and federal law enforcement efforts when investigating missing or murdered Indigenous people. The law requires the Oklahoma State Bureau...

 

Federal virus vaccination center in Tulsa to be open to all

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A coronavirus vaccination site in Tulsa operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with state and local officials and the Oklahoma National Guard will provide vaccinations for all eligible, from any state, a FEMA...

 

Chesapeake Energy terminates naming rights deal with Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder said Tuesday that Chesapeake Energy Corp. has terminated its arena naming rights agreement. The move was effective immediately, though the team said the name will remain until a new partner is found....

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 21, 2021

New fiscal forecast for Kansas fuels GOP's tax-cut dreams

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Tuesday issued a new, more optimistic fiscal forecast for state government and projected healthy cash reserves through June 2022, giving Republican lawmakers new ammunition in pushing for state income tax...

 

Arma man pleads in killing wife, injuring her grandmother

ARMA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing death of his wife and the injuring of her grandmother. Jeremy Delmarco, 34. of Arma, had been charged with killing 37-year-old...

 

Seaman district hires advisors to help with name change

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district named after a 1920s Ku Klux Klan leader has voted to pay an advisory group to help with discussions on changing the name. The Seaman School District's Board of Education voted Monday to make a base...

 

Variants increase in Kansas as parents challenge mask rules

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The number of coronavirus variants in Kansas has risen sharply, even as parents in some schools push to drop masking requirements and vaccine appointments go unfilled. In the past week, the state had a 32% increase in the...

 

Man bitten while using barbecue tongs to remove rattlesnake

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake when he tried to pick up the poisonous reptile using barbecue tongs, authorities said. The man spotted the snake Saturday evening near his home in...

 

Maxine Waters' bold words echo civil rights, draw criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to "stay on the street" in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation's long march toward... Full story

 

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The...

 

For George Floyd, a complicated life and consequential death

HOUSTON (AP) — Years before a bystander's video of George Floyd's last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice, Floyd trained a camera on himself. "I just want to speak to you all real quick," Floyd says in one video, addressing the...

 

Sikh group wants probe of gunman's possible supremacist link

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Sikh civil rights organization called on law enforcement Tuesday to investigate whether a former FedEx employee who fatally shot eight people — four of them Sikhs — at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis last week had any...

 

US takes steps to protect electric system from cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking steps to protect the country's electricity system from cyberattacks through a new 100-day initiative combining federal government agencies and private industry. The initiative, announced Tuesday...

 

Barber County court filings

Civil Filings Alva State Bank & Trust Co vs. Georgi Lee Dawson: other contract. Virginia Reverts vs. Joseph A. Durall: other real property. Limited Filings Sunflower Associates LLC vs. Joy Little: Landlord/tenant dispute. Midland Credit Management...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:53 a.m. – Welfare check needed in the 100 block of 5th Street. 3:43 p.m. – Alarm company advised of a medical alarm had been activated on County Road (CR) 710. 6:02 p.m. – Medic needed for a possible pill overdose....

 

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

Real Estate Transactions Book 869 page 688: Larry B. Harris Sr., a single man, and Lavanda Lynn Frye, a single woman, unto Larry B. Harris Sr. Lots 7, 8, 9 and 10 in block 13 in west side addition to Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Legal    April 21, 2021

Alfalfa County awards bid for bridge construction

The Alfalfa County commissioners awarded a $71,019.94 bid Monday morning to Rick Dietz to construct a new bridge (#2101 located at CR Craig 610 and 600 ) in District 2. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach compared Dietz's bid against one from...

 

Cherokee School Board approves reduction in force

In a quiet special meeting Monday night – a public hearing on the school's reduction in force – the Cherokee school board voted to approve the measure, which reduced the school's staff by four: a librarian, a band instructor, an elementary...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Jet resident injured in two-vehicle collision

A Jet resident was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Garfield County Monday morning. Diana Cheslic, 69, of Jet, was transported by LIFE EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

New election to be held for Freedom Trustee 3

A hearing before District Judge Justin Eilers last Wednesday, April 14, determined there was no way to determine with mathematical certainty the outcome of the race between incumbent Shad Brackin and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 21, 2021

Woods County 522 EMS Board applications available

Last week, the Woods County commissioners approved an application form for those interested in serving on the county’s 522 EMS District Board. County voters approved the 522 district, which will...

 

South Barber School changes some spring event dates

The High School Awards will now be held April 28, the same date as Baccalaureate. The awards presentation is still at 10 a.m. Baccalaureate is at 7 p.m. The Senior Tea for the senior girls is also that same day, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Kiowa's United...

 

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