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 By KEN MILLER    Regional    May 11, 2022

Black Tulsa woman sues police for civil rights violations

A civil rights lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officers, the city and Mayor G.T. Bynum by a Black woman who alleges she was attacked and arrested while she was having a mental health crisis. Ladonna Paris, a 70-year-old...

 

Tulsa ballerina statue to be restored; more pieces found

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Enough pieces of a bronze statue of a famous Native American ballerina that was stolen in Tulsa have been recovered to restore it, historical officials said. The additional missing pieces of the statue of Marjorie Tallchief...

 

Ex-Oklahoma officers charged in fatal shooting of Black man

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Two former Oklahoma police officers have been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Black man in December while responding to a 911 call of an alleged protective order violation. Following a...

 

'Succession' star glues hand to Starbucks counter in protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and activist James Cromwell has gone from "Succession's" Uncle Ewan to real-life supergluin' — pasting his hand to a midtown Manhattan Starbucks counter on Tuesday to protest the coffee chain's extra charge for plant-based...

 

In drought-ravaged California, water use is up dramatically

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use in California jumped nearly 19% in March compared to 2020 as residents defied pleas for conservation from Gov. Gavin Newsom and other authorities amid a severe drought, state officials announced Tuesday. Newsom l...

 

Russia pummels port of Odesa in attempt to disrupt supplies

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pummeled the vital port of Odesa in an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments. Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister appeared Tuesday to suggest that the country could expand its...

 

Parents hunting for baby formula as shortage spans US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because supply disruptions and a massive safety recall have swept many leading brands off store shelves. Months of spot shortages at pharmacies and supermarkets have...

 

Political reality: Congress can't save -- or end -- abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting for decades over abortion policy, Congress is about to run into the stark political limits of its ability to save — or end — the Roe v. Wade protections. President Joe Biden has called on Democrats to enshrine the...

 

Watery graves recall early Las Vegas' organized crime days

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water level falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead. The Colorado River reservoir is...

 

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, May 3, 2022 During this day there was one traffic stop. 2:03 p.m. – Report of a person who fell at Cherokee’s sport complex. Medic took the patient to Kiowa Hospital in Kiowa, Kansas. Wednesday, May 4, 2022 During this day there were...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 880 page 183: Kim Allen Metcalf, trustee of the Metcalf Family Trust, conveys unto Kim Allen Metcalf, trustee of the E.J. Metcalf and Betty Jo Metcalf Revocable Trust. The northwest quarter of section 34, township 35 north,...

 

Barber County court filings

Limited Civil Synchrony Bank vs. Roberta Martin: debt collection. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Christopher Conaway: debt collection. Housing Authority of Medicine Lodge vs. Tiffany Henson: landlord/tenant dispute-other. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Savanah R....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 244: SOVARBCO LLC conveys unto Linchpin Farms LLC. Lots 1 and 2 and the north half of the northeast quarter of section 17, township 35 south, range 12 west of the 6th PM, Barber County, Kansas. Warranty deed. Book...

 

Senate Review

We’ve wrapped up our last legislative deadline, and we’re nearing towards the end of this year’s session. Constitutionally, we must adjourn by 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May, but it’s possible we could adjourn sooner. We’re getting...

 

Are you interested in playing pickleball?

Marione MartinThe Alva Police Department is holding a BBQ fundraiser this weekend on the downtown square. In addition to cook-offs, there will be concerts, a car show and cruise and an Alva EMS sponsored 5K run. It will be a busy weekend with people...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    May 11, 2022

Carl's Capitol Comments

The governor recently signed three of my House bills into law. House Bill 3821 extends the sunset on apportionment of gross production tax revenue to several state agency or commission revolving funds until July 1, 2027. The apportionments were set...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 11, 2022

Alfalfa County commissioners accept quote for trailer

At the Alfalfa County commissioner meeting earlier this week, Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall signed approvals on their usual orders of business. They took care of the last meeting's minutes, blanket purchase orders, M&O payment warrants,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 11, 2022

Dr. Tiffany (Rieger) Kippenberger to speak at BHS graduation Friday

A 2013 graduate of Burlington High School, Tiffany Kippenberger returns to her alma mater as commencement speaker. The event is this Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m., where nine seniors will receive their...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 11, 2022

Burlington School Board elects new officers, new board member takes seat

Burlington Public School has lots going on as the school year comes to an end. Graduation is Friday at 7 p.m. The district is starting the process to proceed with their approximately $10.5 million building project that will transform the campus. The...

 

Cherokee students to take award winning show on the road

Pavement Ends Studios has announced its inaugural youth theater tour of Mischief Theatre Company's "The One-Act Play that Goes Wrong," playing at the Alpine Lodge Rail Haus in Red River, New Mexico,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 11, 2022

Drake and Erikson earn 3rd place medals in Duet Acting at State Forensics

Under the coaching of Meagan Henry, the Forensics team at South Barber High School in Kiowa, Kansas had some great results last Saturday. Qualifying team members competed and placed at the State...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 11, 2022

Kaynette Scheck hired as full-time Elementary Principal at South Barber

The South Barber USD 255 School Board spent over an hour and a half in the middle of their May meeting Monday night in executive sessions. The first 15 minutes were for negotiations. The remainder of...

 

Pickleball meeting set for Thursday

After receiving several local inquiries about starting pickleball in Alva, the Alva Recreation Center (ARC) has purchased initial startup equipment. Pickleball has become a very popular activity over the past several years across the nation,...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 11, 2022

Fifteen graduate as the South Barber Class of 2022 By

The weather has turned hot and windy, so you know it's time for graduation. On Mother's Day 15 graduated with the Class of 2022 at South Barber in Kiowa. One by one the seniors walked into the...

 

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