Articles from the April 26, 2023 edition

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Autopsy: Parents, kids in burning Oklahoma home were shot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy reports show eight members of an Oklahoma family found dead inside their burning home were each shot. The bodies of Brian Nelson, 34, his wife Brittney Nelson, 32, and their six children were found in O... Full story

 

Court reject family's bid to change Russian-sounding surname

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has rejected a married couple's request to legally change their Russian-sounding surname due to negative repercussions they said they had experienced since the start of the war in Ukraine. The couple had sought to f...

 

Why is Biden announcing 2024 bid now, and what will change?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has formally announced he's seeking reelection. But he's also still the president, with roughly 20 months left in his term regardless of whether he wins a second one on Election Day 2024. With Tuesday's c...

 

6 men, 3 women chosen as jurors in rape suit against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of six men and three women was chosen Tuesday to hear a former advice columnist's lawsuit accusing former President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s. Opening statements were expected later in the day. The federal c...

 

What is a sweeper? A look at the pitch taking over MLB

PHOENIX (AP) — Bob Melvin was talking about the improvement of Padres reliever Steven Wilson, when the San Diego skipper dropped in some cool-kid lingo that's making the rounds in Major League Baseball these days. "The sweeper's ended up being a real...

 

Harry Belafonte, activist and entertainer, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian and conscience of the world, has died. He was 96. Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive h...

 

Tokyo company loses contact with moon lander in likely crash

A Japanese company lost contact with its spacecraft moments before touchdown on the moon Wednesday, saying the mission had apparently failed. Communications ceased as the lander descended the final 33 feet (10 meters), traveling around 16 mph (25...

 

Rosalind Franklin's role in DNA discovery gets a new twist

NEW YORK (AP) — The discovery of DNA's double helix structure 70 years ago opened up a world of new science — and also sparked disputes over who contributed what and who deserves credit. Much of the controversy comes from a central idea: that James W...

 

East Palestine families living in limbo months after fire

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Jeff Drummond spends days and nights alone in a tiny room with fake wood paneling, two small beds and a microwave atop a mini refrigerator that serves as a nightstand — his pickup truck parked just outside the door at the...

 

Mass killing of civilians by security forces in Burkina Faso

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The accounts are horrific. Women killed while carrying babies on their backs, the wounded hunted down and villagers watching the execution of their neighbors, fearing they'd be next. These are some of the atrocities allegedly p... Full story

 

Tucker who? Fox News hosts avoid Carlson's name after ouster

NEW YORK (AP) — The day he was fired, Tucker Carlson was nearly invisible on the Fox News prime-time lineup that he used to dominate. "We're not talking about him," former colleague Sean Hannity said in one of the two very brief mentions of C...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 148 page 390: Kent L. Starts and Cheryl Swartz convey unto OnPoint Farms LLC. The east 50 acres of the southwest quarter of Section 14, Township 34 south, Range 10 west of the 6th PM, Barber County, Kansas. Warranty deed. B...

 

Proud Boys leader lawyer: Trump to blame for Jan. 6 riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense attorney argued Tuesday at the close of a landmark trial over the Jan. 6 riot that the Justice Department is making Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio a scapegoat for Donald Trump after the former president's supporters stor...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Zachary Scott Starr has been cited for possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant and use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body. Crystal Starr has been cited for possession of opiate, opium,...

 

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 Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 During this day were four traffic stops. 7:10 a.m. – Caller advised she had hit a deer at OK-8 and Canadian. No injuries but the car was undriveable. 1:13 p.m. – Caller advised he was having problems with her husband. Adv...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Legal    April 26, 2023

Alfalfa County keeps burn ban in effect for another two weeks

Aline Fire Department's Rob Sims was back at the Alfalfa County commissioners' meeting this week, this time to say he and his team were okay with the $58,750.75 bid received from J&J for a fire truck. Nate Ross, Mike Roach and Garret Johnson awarded...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    April 26, 2023

Is there any hope for the 2023 wheat crop in this drought?

On April 24, Dacoma Co-op Manager Jake Kelln told the Newsgram, "I just saw a raindrop on my windshield. I think the last time I saw a raindrop was early February." Wheat crops in the Newsgram...

 

Congressman Lucas announces May Town Hall meetings in area

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) will hold town hall meetings in Dewey, Major, Alfalfa, Woodward and Woods counties on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5. Residents around the locations are invited to attend and share their t...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    April 26, 2023

Waynoka FFA speech contest results

The Waynoka FFA has been very busy attending speech contests to prepare for regionals, area and state contests. Regional Speech Contest Results Tayen Redgate, 1st place in Agribusiness; Kennedy Zook, 1st place in Ag Policy; Madison Blocker, 1st...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

In my last column I described a meeting I held recently with Sen. Casey Murdock and many concerned constituents in Major County regarding water and the devastating effects of our most recent drought....

 

ROBERT EUGENE FURROW

Bob Furrow was born July 15, 1943, to Albert and Agnes Furrow in Alva, Oklahoma. He passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the Binger Nursing Home in Binger, Oklahoma, at the age of 79. Bob graduated...

 

MARILYN LOU SCHURTER

On January 14, 1940, God brought to Marcine and Helen Diel a baby girl who brightened their lives and the life of everyone who knew her. Her light continued to shine until God said it's time for you...

 

LOIS ANN JONES

Funeral services for Lois Jones were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Elm and Murrow Church of Christ, Waynoka, with Bill David Walker officiating. Interment followed at the Waynoka Mu...

 

LOIS LOUELLA GUFFY

Lois Louella Guffy, 92, of Byron, Oklahoma, passed away on April 20, 2023. Lois was born on January 23, 1931, to Orville and Banna Caywood on a farm in Nash, Oklahoma. She attended Mt. View District...

 

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