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Man guilty of murder in pregnant girlfriend's 2018 death

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been found guilty of capital murder in the 2018 killing of his pregnant girlfriend. A jury convicted Devonte Dominique Wash, 31, of Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday for the death of 23-year-old Ashley Harlan, of...

 

This year's Nenana Ice Classic guessing game in Alaska ends

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The ice has gone out on the Tanana River, bringing to an end this year's Nenana Ice Classic, one of Alaska's most famous guessing games. Ice classic manager Cherrie Forness said the game ended at 6:47 p.m. Monday. The game...

 

What is Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion access case?

A leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision suggests the country's highest court could be poised to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, allowing individual states to more heavily regulate or even ban the procedure. WHAT DOES 'ROE V....

 

Condors soar again over Northern California coastal redwoods

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The endangered California condor returned to soar the skies over the state's far northern coast redwood forests on Tuesday for the first time in more than a century. Two captive-bred birds were released from a...

 

Biden blasts 'radical' Roe draft, warns other rights at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted a "radical" Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling t hat has stood for a half century. The court cautioned no final decision had...

 

Russia storms Mariupol plant as some evacuees reach safety

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces Tuesday began storming the steel mill containing the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol, Ukrainian defenders said, just as scores of civilians evacuated from the bombed-out plant over the weekend...

 

Biden visits Lockheed plant as weapons stockpile strained

TROY, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday credited the assembly line workers at a Javelin missile plant for doing life-saving work in building the antitank weapons that are being sent to Ukraine to stifle Russia's invasion as he made a...

 
 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    May 4, 2022

WNBA to honor Brittney Griner with league-wide floor decals

The WNBA will honor Phoenix star Brittney Griner with a floor decal and allow the Mercury to pay her without it counting against the team's salary cap, the league announced Tuesday. The All-Star center remains in Russia after being detained...

 

Depp libel suit moves ahead against Heard after resting case

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday let Johnny Depp move forward with his libel suit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, after the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star rested his case. Heard's lawyers had asked the judge to dismiss the case,...

 

Cops: Body in barrel in Lake Mead was man who had been shot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The body found inside a barrel on the newly exposed bottom of Lake Mead after the lake's level was depleted amid drought is that of a man who was shot, police said Tuesday. The killing probably happened between the mid-1970s and...

 

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 26, 2022 7:39 p.m. – Report of a reckless driver on OK-11 and County Road 630. Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:02 p.m. – Woods County advised of a reckless driver on US-64. Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:58 p.m. – Report of an assault...

 

Redistricting to affect Alfalfa County voters

Mandatory redistricting efforts have caused some precinct boundaries to change. As a result, some voters will be assigned to new polling places, Stephanie Jantz, Alfalfa County Election Board secretary, announced today. Precinct boundary lines must...

 

Aline-Cleo students place at 2022 State TSA Convention

The Aline-Cleo Technology Student Association attended the State TSA Convention in Norman, April 13-15. The middle school students placed in the following events: Payton O'Neil and Amy Wallace placed...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 4, 2022

Alfalfa County commissioners declare it OHCE Week

On Monday, the Alfalfa County commissioners proclaimed it Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week. OHCE is a statewide, county-based organization that partners with Oklahoma State University and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 4, 2022

Plans revealed for Alva High cafeteria renovations

Alva Board of Education members had a first look Monday at drawings of renovations for the high school cafeteria. A panel of high school students and teachers met several times to discuss ideas for...

 

Senate Review

With less than a month left before the legislative session must be completed per our state’s constitution, we’ve officially wrapped up voting on measures from the opposite chamber and will now shift our focus to approving or denying any amendment...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 4, 2022

Thank a teacher this week

At the end of Monday’s Alva Board of Education meeting, Karen Koehn mentioned this is Teacher Appreciation Week. She offered a heartfelt “thank you” to all the school administrators present. It...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 4, 2022

Carl's Capitol Comments

Another deadline week has come and gone at the state Capitol. April 28 was the third-reading deadline for bills to advance from the opposite chamber. In total, the Senate ended up passing 242 House measures, while the House advanced 214 Senate measur...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 4, 2022

Bryan's Community Box Garden items free to public

You'll soon be able to pick all the free fresh produce you need at home thanks to the efforts of many volunteers in the Kiowa community. Consider volunteering yourself. Earlier this year you might...

 

Local student earns prestigious honor at Wichita State University

Sydney Wyatt, Cherokee, Oklahoma, has been selected as one of ten students to receive the Senior Honor Award for the 2021-2022 Academic Year at Wichita State University. The Senior Honor Award is among the highest honors a WSU student can earn. This...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 4, 2022

Alfalfa County man charged with child sexual abuse

A man from Helena has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Alfalfa County. Court records show Kirby Tyler McNary, 36, of Helena, has been charged with two counts of child sexual abuse and one...

 

New curriculum next year at South Barber Elementary

South Barber Elementary is excited to implement a new Social Emotional Learning curriculum in the 2022-2023 school year, PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) in the PreK-5th grades and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 4, 2022

Woods County Commissioners proclaim OHCE Week

Extension Educator Susan Holliday and a group of OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) members attended the meeting of the Woods County Commissioners Monday morning. Chairman Randy McMurphy rea...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 4, 2022

Cherokee resident charged with domestic abuse

A felony domestic abuse charge has been filed against a man from Cherokee. Allen Joe Schneeberger, 35, has been charged with domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse, a felony. This crime...

 

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