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Students line up for vaccines amid push to relax masking

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools are stepping up efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible 12-to 15-year-olds as more districts relax mask rules or face pressure to do so. Hundreds of students from public and private schools...

 

3-year-old Kansas boy dies after being run over by truck

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died when he was run over by a truck driven by a family member in Goddard, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said. Officers were called to a home Monday evening and found the boy with "massive injuries,"...

 

Arrest warrant issued for man in Confederate monument theft

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the bizarre theft of a Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery and found in Louisiana. Selma police charged Jason Warnick with thef...

 

Juror removed from Durst's murder trial for reading news

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A juror was removed Tuesday from the murder trial of multimillionaire Robert Durst because she violated the court's order not to read about the case. Judge Mark Windham said he was removing the juror after she said she...

 

GOP Leader McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that he won't support a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, almost certainly eroding GOP support...

 

Democrats step up pressure on Biden on Israel-Hamas battles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his envoy reached out to Palestinian and regional Arab leaders Tuesday on a ninth day of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets, while some House Democrats split on whether to step up pressure...

 

The Latest: CDC: Rural counties lag in vaccination rates

ATLANTA — A U.S. government report finds rural counties are behind urban counties in their COVID-19 vaccination efforts, a gap that could slow the fight against the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that...

 

Conservatives push big issues to fore at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion. Guns. Religion. A Trump-fortified conservative majority is making its presence felt at the Supreme Court by quickly wading into high-profile social issues that have been a goal of the right for decades. For years,...

 

Changed by pandemic, many workers won't return to old jobs

There's a wild card in the push to return to pre-pandemic life: Many workers don't want to go back to the jobs they once had. Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, gave many Americans the time and...

 

Rocket from Gaza kills 2; Israel topples 6-story building

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket launched from Gaza killed two Thai workers in southern Israel on Tuesday, police said, hours after Israeli airstrikes toppled a six-story building in the Palestinian territory that housed bookstores and...

 

Prosecutor finds deputies justified in shooting of Black man

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday that sheriff's deputies were justified in fatally shooting Andrew Brown Jr. because he struck a deputy with his car and nearly ran him over while ignoring commands to show his...

 

Study: Climate change added $8 billion to Sandy's damages

Climate change-triggered sea level rise added $8 billion in damage during 2012's Superstorm Sandy, one of nation's costliest weather disasters, a new study said. During Sandy — a late fall freak combination of a hurricane and other storms that...

 

Russia's northernmost base projects its power across Arctic

NAGURSKOYE, Russia (AP) — During the Cold War, Russia's Nagurskoye airbase was little more than a runway, a weather station and a communications outpost in the Franz Josef Land archipelago. It was a remote and desolate home mostly for polar bears,...

 

Amid threats to members, House to vote on new security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, says it took time for him to stop constantly scanning his environment for threats when he returned from war 15 years ago. But after the...

 

Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration. Biden will...

 

New Dutch exhibition takes unflinching look at slavery

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The delicacy of one of the first objects in new exhibition at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum belies its brutality. At the end of a thin iron rod are the artistically interwoven letters GWC — used to brand the initials of a Dutch...

 

EXPLAINER: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza?

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a week into their fourth war, Israel and the Hamas militant group already face allegations of possible war crimes in Gaza. Israel says Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields, while critics say Israel 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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 870 page 270: Rachel Properties LLC conveys unto Ramon Hernandez. The south half of lot 4, and the north 35 feet of lot 5, block 2, Gilmore’s Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:34 a.m. – Report of gunshots on Persimmon Lane in Nescatunga. 11:29 a.m. – Welfare check needed in Carmen. 12:04 p.m. – Medic needed for someone who had knee surgery and is in severe pain. Medic took the patient to...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 19, 2021

Alfalfa County signs resolution for the American Rescue Plan Act

The commissioners in Alfalfa County said they were hoping for more rain at their meeting Monday. Though they got some moisture over the weekend, it was not nearly enough, agreed Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach. The men called the meeting to...

 

Aline-Cleo Class of 1971 celebrate 50th class reunion

The Alumni Banquet hosted by the Aline-Cleo Class of 1971, celebrating their 50th class reunion, was held in the Aline Senior Center on May 8 with 57 in attendance. A good time was had by all present. Cordelia Frey Anthony, from the Aline Class of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2021

Jet woman charged for false document used to secure loan

By Felony charges have been filed against a Jet woman. Harvina Alinita Britain is accused of using false documents to secure loans from Jet State Bank thus defrauding the bank in the amount of $39,088...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 19, 2021

Man charged with failure to pay child support

Charges were filed May 14 in Alfalfa County against Byron Eugene Coley, 33, for omitting to provide for minor children, a felony. Coley whose last listed address is Cherokee is charged with not...

 

Address confirmation notices mailed – voters urged to respond

Select voters in Alfalfa County will receive an address confirmation notice in the mail soon. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said federal and state law requires that address confirmation notices be mailed to designated voters...

 

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