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Hearing set for man in fatal Oklahoma festival shooting

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A bond hearing was set for Tuesday for a 26-year-old man suspected of killing one person and wounding seven in a shooting at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, the prosecutor in the case said. Skyler Buckner...

 

Advocates seek new policies after Topeka homeless camp razed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The recent bulldozing of a camp for homeless people has advocates arguing that Topeka should adopt more liberal policies modeled after ones in Kansas City, Missouri. Social worker Russell Burton and other advocates hope to...

 

After Uvalde, holiday weekend sees shootings nationwide

CHICAGO (AP) — Even as the nation reeled over the massacre of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, multiple mass shootings happened elsewhere over the Memorial Day weekend in areas both rural and urban....

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    June 1, 2022

Texas police: Teacher closed propped-open door before attack

An exterior door at Robb Elementary School did not lock when it was closed by a teacher shortly before a gunman used it to get inside and kill 19 students and two teachers, leaving investigators searching to determine why, state police said Tuesday....

 

High prices, Asian markets could blunt EU ban on Russian oil

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's groundbreaking decision to ban nearly all oil from Russia to punish the country for its invasion of Ukraine is a blow to Moscow's economy, but its effects may be blunted by rising energy prices and other...

 

Experts: Everything points to another busy hurricane season

Batten down the hatches for another nasty hurricane season. Nearly every natural force and a bunch of human-caused ones — more than just climate change — have turned the last several Atlantic hurricane seasons into deadly and expensive whoppers....

 

Biden plots inflation fight with Fed chair as nation worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Focused on relentlessly rising prices, President Joe Biden plotted inflation-fighting strategy Tuesday with the chairman of the Federal Reserve, with the fate of the economy and his own political prospects increasingly dependent...

 

Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro subpoenaed in DOJ's 1/6 probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro revealed in a court filing Tuesday afternoon that he has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury this week as part of the Justice Department's sprawling probe into the deadly insurrection...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

Felony Filings Anthony D. Dotson Jr., Oklahoma City, 22, has been charged with a grated trafficking in illegal drugs. ($342.75) Tony Nolan Tucker, Cherokee, 61, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff logs

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 During this day there were two traffic stops. 7:36 a.m. – Report of alarm going off at the Burlington School. Deputy advised it was a false alarm. 1:06 p.m. – Report of an unwanted person at the Jiffy Trip. 2:20 p.m. – A...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 880 page 611: James Erskine conveys unto James S. Erskine: The north half of the southeast quarter of section 36, township 17 north, range 12, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 880 page 624: Kenneth W....

 

Alfalfa County: Deadline to request absentee ballot for June primary election

Voters in Alfalfa County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 28 primary election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said today. Absentee ballots are available to any registered voter, provided they are...

 

Keys to safe canning

Home canning is a science. You may think fondly of the jars of jellies or green beans that your grandmother canned. The truth is many people get sick from eating home canned items that did not follow recommendations. Every year universities are...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 1, 2022

Alfalfa County officials make short work of agenda

The Alfalfa County commissioners joked about paying next week for the easy meeting they had this week. Mike Roach, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall didn't have much in the way of paperwork, signing off on the usual items: maintenance and operation...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 1, 2022

Oklahoma City man caught in field near JCCC

An Oklahoma City man has been charged in an alleged attempt to throw packages of meth and tobacco over the fence at James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) in Helena. On Wednesday, May 25, Helena...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 1, 2022

Directors Myers and Parker retain seats on KDH Board

Pat Myers and Jim Parker retained their seats on the Kiowa District Hospital Board of Directors. They were voted by acclamation to another three year term on the board. This was at the KDH Annual Meeting May 24, 6 pm at the Kirkpatrick Room in the We...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 1, 2022

Do you know the origin of Memorial Day?

As a kid I wondered why my grandmothers always called the day we put flowers on graves as "Decoration Day." Old-fashioned, I assumed. I was wrong. This past weekend (Memorial Day weekend) I watched a...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 1, 2022

Cherokee man charged following 2-vehicle collision

A Cherokee man involved in a two-vehicle collision on April 2 has been charged with driving under the influence. Tony Nolan Tucker, 60, of Cherokee, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 1, 2022

My iced tea is missing again

Every day I bring an insulated tumbler to work. Except for the occasional times I don’t. I have a collection of plastic and metal tumblers with lids and straws that are perfect for sipping my iced...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    June 1, 2022

Carl's Capitol Comments

In my last column, I detailed parts of our state budget that will specifically benefit rural Oklahoma. This week, I'll give a broader overview of the overall budget. The Fiscal Year 2023 legislatively appropriated budget for state agencies is about...

 

VERLEEN FOX BAKER

Verleen was born on June 14, 1955, in Hardtner, Kansas, to Verl Dean Fox and Leveona Ruth Campbell. She passed away suddenly on March 18, 2022, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 66 y...

 

LeROY ELLSWORTH BURKS

LeRoy Burks, 70year-old Freedom, Oklahoma, resident, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the American Legion Building in Freedom. LeRoy Ellsworth Burks was...

 

JOHN DYCK PETERS

John Dyck Peters was born to Pete Peters and Helena Dyck Peters on October 25, 2002 in Garden City, Kansas, and passed from this life on May 24, 2022 near Plains, Kansas. Survivors include his parents, Pete and Helena Peters; two brothers, and one...

 

CHARLES WILLIAM STEWART

Charles William Stewart was born July 15, 1948, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Clarence and Marjorie Stewart and passed away on May 24, 2022, at the age of 73. Charles grew up west of Aline, Oklahoma, where he attended school and graduated high school in...

 

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