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Biden honors forgotten victims of Tulsa race massacre

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Joe Biden is leading Tuesday's remembrance of one of the nation's darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence, marking the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving Black community in...

 

Biden invites GOP senator as infrastructure deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet Wednesday with West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican negotiator on infrastructure as the administration signals time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal on the White...

 

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 obtai...

 

Midwest Economy: May state-by-state glance

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same...

 

'The foundation of the wealth': Why Black Wall Street boomed

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In a century-old family story about a teenage aunt who liked to drive her luxury car down the trolley tracks of Tulsa, Kristi Williams still savors a tiny, lingering taste of how different life could have been for all Black...

 

Man shot by Olathe police charged with aggravated assault

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man who was shot by police outside an Olathe restaurant last week has been charged after police said he pointed a gun at the officers. Jesus Salazar III, 43, was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer...

 

Man arrested in Memorial Day crash that killed Wichita woman

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old man was being held in the Sedgwick County jail after a crash that killed a Wichita woman on Memorial Day. Scott Cabrales was being held on no bond after his arrest Monday. He faces possible charges of driving...

 

A direction home: Bob Dylan album returned 48 years late

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — After nearly five decades of blowin' in the wind, a double Bob Dylan album finally has a direction home: A man living in San Francisco has mailed the vinyl back to an Ohio library 48 years after it was supposed to...

 

Teen shoves bear that swatted family dog in California yard

BRADBURY, Calif. (AP) — Hailey Morinico didn't hesitate when she saw a large bear facing off with her family dogs from the top of a wall in their Southern California backyard. The 17-year-old ran outside and shoved the bear away, then rounded up...

 
 By HOWARD FENDRICH    Sports    June 2, 2021

Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka's concerns

The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted Tuesday to tennis star Naomi Osaka's stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to address players' concerns about mental health. The pledge came in a statement signed by the same...

 

AP Interview: Kremlin cracking down on dissent before vote

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are cracking down on dissent before a crucial parliamentary election in September, in what a leading Kremlin critic on Tuesday described as an attempt to sideline opponents. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian tycoon...

 

Meat producer ransomware attack disrupts global production

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A ransomware attack on the world's largest meat processing company is disrupting production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline. JBS SA of Brazil notified the U.S. of a...

 

Despite vaccines, nursing homes struggle with outbreaks

Jeannie Wells had hoped that regular visits would resume at her elderly mother's New York nursing home once all the residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Around Easter, her wish finally came true, and she was able to hold the... Full story

 

Woman donates kidney to hubby's ex-wife days after wedding

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ten years after their first date, Debby Neal-Strickland put on a cream-colored lace gown and married her longtime sweetheart at their Florida church. Two days later, she put on a hospital gown and donated a kidney to...

 

Chauvin faces hearing on federal charges in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death is scheduled to make an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court to face charges alleging he violated Floyd's civil rights by pinning the Black...

 

Justices reject Johnson & Johnson appeal of $2B talc verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc products. The justices did not comment Tuesday in rejecting Johnson &...

 

Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority and to say that laypeople who hold church office also can be sanctioned for similar sex...

 

Dems walk, stop Texas GOP's sweeping voting restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the state House of Representatives on Sunday night to block passage of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the U.S., leaving Republicans with no choice but...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:11 a.m. – Caller advised the neighbor dog was changed up to the fence and had to manage to get in their yard. 10:21 a.m. – Medic needed for a male that passed out on the floor. Medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 2, 2021

Kiowa community blood drive

Did you know that someone needs blood every two seconds? Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Did you know that less than 10 percent of the U.S. population gives blood annually and only 37 percent of the population is...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 2, 2021

KMEA leaders address Kiowa City Council about exorbitant 'Arctic Blast' electric bill

The Kiowa City Council chose to pause before paying their entire near $135,000 bill to the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (KMEA) from the Arctic Blast in February, which caused their bill to skyrocket. Kiowa's monthly electricity bill to KMEA is...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 2, 2021

Despite decreased patient revenue Covid money gives KDH a historical profit in 2020

No one living through 2020 is likely to forget it. Covid-19, the corona virus pandemic changed the U.S. and the entire world. The disease brought much more work to the Kiowa District Hospital and about $1 million less patient revenue. However,...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 2, 2021

The rise of a basketball legend

Continuing rainy days make ideal weather for staying indoors and reading. I tend to read mysteries for fun, but I like to mix it up. My daughter says she tries to read a book for fun alternating with...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    June 2, 2021

Carl's Capitol Comments

By the time you read this, the first session of the 58th Legislature will have adjourned sine die. We’ll come back this fall for a brief special session to approve congressional redistricting plans once we receive final census data. I also will be...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 2, 2021

Three South Barber athletes place at state

Memorial Day weekend three athletes from South Barber High School in Kiowa placed at the Kansas State Track Meet in Wichita at WSU. One of them is graduate Emilio Perez, who took sixth place in both...

 

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