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 By Marione Martin    Local    May 9, 2018

Wakita man incurs multiple misdemeanors

After a woman filed a protective order against him, a Wakita man was apparently able to convince her to give him another chance. Unfortunately for him, the protective order was still in effect and being around the woman was a violation. According to...

 
 By Brian Thomas    Local    May 9, 2018

Alfalfa County commissioners proclaim May 6–12 OHCE Week

The Alfalfa County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting Monday morning. All commisioners were present, as well as Nancy Lambert, Wilda Flaming, Suzie Salinas, Lorretta Sharp, Erin Metcalf,...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 827 page 912: Ruby L. Barney, a single woman, and Gary C. Barney, a single man, and Darrell E. Barney and Susan Barney, husband and wife, parties of the first part, convey unto Gary C. Barney, party of the second part: S/2...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:35 a.m. Controlled burn on State Highway 58. 7:08 a.m. Report of cattle out on County Road 630. 8:33 a.m. Deputy had a traffic stop on State Highway 45. 9:08 a.m. Report of cattle out on State Highway 38 and Ellis Road. 9:22 a....

 

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...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 143 page 288: Linda R. Hartley and Rae Lynn Hartley convey unto Linda R. Hartley Trust: southwest quarter of section 17, township 31 south, range 13 West 6th PM. Warranty deed. Book 143 page 297: RPE LLC, grantor, conveys...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Slyvana Lynn Kaup has been charged with use/possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body. Steven Allan King has been charged with two counts of giving a worthless check; value less than $1,000. Limited Civil Capit...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

April 30, 2018 Deputy Woods responded to the city park in Hardtner for a harassment report. Medicine Lodge ambulance responded to Fairview Road. No transport. Deputy Woods also responded. Deputy Miller investigates an open door at Bryan's in Kiowa....

 
 By Desiree Malicoat    Local    May 9, 2018

Cherokee schools accept two resignations

The vo-ag teacher and advisor, Rochelle Blakely, and elementary maintenance employee Todd Swafford notified the Cherokee School Board that they will quit at the end of the school year. Blakely said she had accepted a similar position at the Bristow...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 9, 2018

William Wilburn says `I am not a sex offender'

First to speak on the public agenda at Kiowa's City Council Monday night was William Wilburn. He stood and said to council, “I am not a sex offender.” Wilburn said he's had numerous false accusations against him, including on social media. He...

 

Alva robotics team meeting

The Alva robotics team has begun planning for the 2018 BEST Robotics Competition. An informational meeting about the 2018 team will be held at 9 a.m. on May 12 at the Alva Public Library. This meeting is open to any middle school or high school...

 

2018 FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge winners announced

Knowledge Matters and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) announced the winners of the FCCLA/Knowledge Matters Virtual Business Challenge Personal Finance (VBC) competition. Teams of FCCLA members across the country using the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 9, 2018

The Kiowa Karachters portray earlier-day characters with familiar names like Campbell, Rumsey, Streeter

Did you know that Hardtner Street in Kiowa, Kansas, was named for Dr. John Hardtner, who first owned land upon which Kiowa was built? Coming to life for Pioneer Days in Kiowa last weekend during the s...

 

Bill on guns and mental health stalls in Colorado capitol

DENVER (AP) — Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others. People, he said, like the man who shot and killed a...

 

Canadian school shooter gets life sentence

MEADOW LAKE, Saskatchewan (AP) — A young man who killed four people and injured seven others in shootings at a school and a home in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison, with no chance at parole for 10 years...

 

4 charged, $12M claim sought in high school football assault

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — More than a week after a locker room assault was captured on camera, four Alabama high school football players are charged and the school district faces a $12 million demand. News outlets cite a Monday statement from Mobile...

 

Kansas teacher arrested amid inquiry into sex with student

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Wichita high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of sex crimes involving a student. The Wichita Eagle reports that the teacher was booked Monday into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of two counts of...

 

The thinking error at the root of science denial

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople:...

 

Reading and singing to preemies helps parents feel comfortable with their fragile babies

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) One out of 10 babies is born prematurely in the United States. These babies typically are cared for in neonatal...

 

US to begin review of assistance to South Sudan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threatened Tuesday to cut aid to South Sudan unless the country's civil war ends and peace is restored. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. will begin reviewing its assistance...

 
 By MORGAN LEE    Regional    May 9, 2018

Trump tie haunts lone GOP candidate for New Mexico governor

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans are pinning their hopes for keeping hold of the governor's office in New Mexico on a mild-mannered congressman who helped Donald Trump win his district along the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump still lost the statew...

 

AP EXPLAINS: What is Iran's atomic deal? Why is it targeted?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear deal with world powers faces its biggest diplomatic challenge yet as President Donald Trump is withdrawing the United States from the accord. What is the atomic agreement and why does it face...

 

Key moments surrounding Iran's now-threatened nuclear deal

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, a 2015 agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program. Here's a timeline of major events over...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: Report claims NASCAR driver Kyle Busch dead

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is alive and well, despite a report online claiming he killed himself. The story from Sports Analog, which bills itself as offering "sports updates worldwide," isn't true, Busch spokesman Bill Janitz told The Associated...

 

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