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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 12, 2020 During this day there were one traffic stop and two controlled burns. 2:20 p.m. – Medic needed for a person who fell. Medic took patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 5:06 p.m. – Alarm company advised of a fire alarm in the...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office logs

May 4, 2020 The Barber County Sheriff’s Office (BASO) responded to a report of cattle out on KS-2. BASO performed multiple VIN inspections. Kiowa Police Department (KWPD) responded to a request to speak to an officer on Robinson Street. Medicine...

 

Voter registration deadline is June 5

Friday, June 5, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 30, 2020, primary and nonpartisan elections. There are also three Board of Education General Elections for the Timberlake I-93, Medford I-54...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 20, 2020

Third-generation Kiowa man Rory Reed to retire from KDH after 17 years

Rory Reed graduated with the Class of 1973, the last class to graduate from Kiowa High School. He's also a third-generation Kiowan – the son of Jim (and the late Joan) Reed; and grandson of the...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    May 20, 2020

Sisters-in-law Alyce and Ruth Ferrell, both turning 90 this month, were classmates at Driftwood

It's a small world for sure. What are the odds that a girl raised in Wyoming and another girl raised in Driftwood, Oklahoma, would be graduates together at Driftwood High School; become...

 

AARON JOSHUA PERKS

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Aaron Joshua Perks, a beloved and cherished son, brother, uncle and friend, on May 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 35 years,...

 

Elsie Rodgers

A private graveside and burial service will be held at the Alva Municipal Cemetery on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Neal Gordon, Town & Country Christian Church, officiating. Online...

 

Senate Review How the budget works; state retirees receive COLA adjustment

The state budget has been in the spotlight as we’ve returned to the Capitol to finish our legislative business before the constitutionally required deadline of 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May. I...

 

JOAN HAGER

Joan Hager, 93, of Guymon, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday morning, May 16, 2020, at her home. The daughter of Earl and Sallie (Holding) Richey, she was born October 20, 1926, in Alva, Oklahoma. Joan...

 
 By Barry Wilner    Sports    May 20, 2020

NFL teams can reopen training facilities with government OK

Several NFL teams are reopening their training facilities Tuesday, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings as long as...

 

Gateway Promotes Tina Knaut to Regional Vice President

JENKS, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2020-- Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, has promoted Tina Knaut to Regional Vice President of the Southwest region of the United States. In this role, Knaut will oversee all Gateway...

 

Kansas council member arrested on child sex crime charges

BURRTON, Kan. (AP) — A city council member in a central Kansas town has been charged with child sex crimes. Justin R. Freeman, 39, was arrested Monday by the Harvey County Sheriff's Office. He is in his first year on the Burrton City Council. The...

 
 By Ryan Malosh    Regional    May 20, 2020

How do you stay safe now that states are reopening? An expert explains how to assess risk when reconnecting with friends and family

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Ryan Malosh, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) Editor's note: Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, peopl...

 

Oklahoma coronavirus cases near 5,500, deaths approach 300

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma is nearing 5,500 and there are now nearly 300 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported on Tuesday. There are 5,489... Full story

 

Embattled Lawrence police chief resigns in 'mutual decision'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Embattled Lawrence Police Chief Gregory Burns Jr. is stepping down from his position just months after the police union approved a vote of no confidence in him. Burns' employment will officially end June 12 but Capt. Anthony...

 

A silver lining for foster and adopted pets – and their people – during coronavirus pandemic

At a time when it's hard to be close to old friends, new furry ones are helping fill the gap. They also may be helping improve their humans' health. Amid COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, animal adoptions and foster care have skyrocketed, with shelters... Full story

 

Suit filed against Kansas nursing home with 14 virus deaths

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The family of an 88-year-old man who died in a COVID-19 outbreak at a suburban Kansas City nursing home has sued. KCUR reports that the wrongful death suit that was filed Monday on behalf of the family of Gordan Grohman...

 

Iowa regulator praised Tyson for quick response to complaint

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A safety regulator praised Tyson Foods for providing a written response two days after learning of a complaint alleging the coronavirus was spreading at its plant in Perry, Iowa, where a major outbreak was later confirmed. Io...

 

Aides scramble to defend Trump's use of unproven drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making himself an example for using a malaria drug against the coronavirus, President Donald Trump sent the White House scrambling Tuesday to defend his decision amid medical concerns the unproven treatment could spark misuse of...

 

Rhode Island smartphone app helping trace COVID-19 patients

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island introduced a smartphone app Tuesday that state officials say could help public health workers trace the contacts of COVID-19 patients and connect them to testing and other resources. The Crush Covid RI app uses...

 

'Twilight' actor found dead with girlfriend in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An actor in the film "Twilight" and his girlfriend were found dead last week in a Las Vegas condominium, authorities said Tuesday. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said foul play was not suspected in the May 13 deaths of...

 

VIRUS DIARY: Of pandemics, parenting and ... Michael Jordan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became a global icon. I remember the crazy dunks, the commercials, the baggy shorts...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    May 20, 2020

Alfalfa County courthouse closed until June 1

Last Friday, Alfalfa County commissioners (Jay Hague, Stan Tucker, and Marvin Woodall ) decided at their special meeting to leave courthouse doors closed to the public until Mon., June 1. The county's emergency manager, Shana Smallwood, told the men...

 

Decapitated wild turkey, broken duck eggs found at sanctuary

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a suspect after the discovery of a decapitated wild turkey and destruction of several duck eggs near a New Mexico bird sanctuary. The Roswell Daily Record reports a reward is being offered for any...

 

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