Articles from the March 13, 2024 edition

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No. 12 seed UCF opens second half on 18-1 run, beats 13-seed Oklahoma State 77-62 in Big 12 opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ibrahima Diallo had 17 points and 11 rebounds, C.J. Walker added 12 points and No. 12 seed UCF used an 18-1 run to start the second half and roll to a 77-62 victory over No. 13 seed Oklahoma State to open the Big 12 T...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 13, 2024

Viral video of Biden effigy beating prompts calls for top Kansas Republican leaders to resign

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two top Kansas Republican Party officials are facing internal calls to resign over a viral online video showing people at a fundraiser kicking and beating a mannequin wearing a mask of President Joe Biden, underscoring the n...

 

Double-swiping the rewards card led to free gas for months - and a felony theft charge

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska woman allegedly found a lucrative quirk at a gas station pump — double-swipe the rewards card and get free gas! Unfortunately for her, you can't do that, prosecutors said. The 45-year-old woman was arrested March 6 a...

 

Scott Peterson appears virtually in California court as LA Innocence Project takes up murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scott Peterson appeared virtually in court on Tuesday, nearly 20 years after he was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, as his lawyers with the Los Angeles Innocence Project asked a judge to order new DNA tests and allow t...

 

US lawmakers say TikTok won't be banned if it finds a new owner. But that's easier said than done

U.S. lawmakers are threatening to ban TikTok but also say they are giving its Chinese parent company a chance to keep it running. The premise of a bipartisan bill headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives is that TikTok fans in the U.S....

 

As TikTok bill steams forward, online influencers put on their lobbying hats to visit Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers, meet your latest lobbyists: online influencers from TikTok. The platform is once again bringing influencers to Washington, this time to lobby members of Congress to reject a fast-moving bill that would force TikTok's B...

 

Hur said Biden couldn't recall when his son died. The interview transcript is more complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House knew it had a political problem on its hands when a special counsel report questioned President Joe Biden's memory last month, but Biden saw a much more personal affront as well. Robert Hur, who had been appointed t...

 

Russia says it killed 234 fighters while thwarting an incursion from Ukraine

Ukrainian long-range drones smashed into two oil facilities deep inside Russia on Tuesday, officials said, while an armed incursion claimed by Ukraine-based Russian opponents of the Kremlin unnerved a border region just days before Russia's president...

 

Biden and Trump could clinch nominations in Tuesday's contests, ushering in general election

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump hope to clinch their parties' presidential nominations with dominant victories in a slate of state primaries on Tuesday as the 2024 fight for the White House moves into a new phase. Neither Biden, a D...

 

Pentagon to give Ukraine $300 million in weapons even as it lacks funds to replenish US stockpile

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will rush about $300 million in weapons to Ukraine after finding some cost savings in its contracts, even though the military remains deeply overdrawn and needs at least $10 billion to replenish all the weapons it has p...

 

US inflation up again in February in latest sign that price pressures remain elevated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices in the United States picked up last month, a sign that inflation remains a persistent challenge for the Federal Reserve and for President Joe Biden's re-election campaign, both of which are counting on a steady e...

 

Delete a background? Easy. Smooth out a face? Seamless. Digital photo manipulation is now mainstream

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a common refrain when seeking proof that someone's story or some event actually took place: "Pics, or it didn't happen." But in a world where the spread of technology makes photo manipulation as easy as a tap on your p...

 

Purple Ohio? Parties in the former bellwether state take lessons from 2023 abortion, marijuana votes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For more than half a century, Ohio was one of the most important states to watch during presidential election years, a place where both parties competed vigorously for support from voters who were often genuinely undecided. T...

 

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 897, page 622: Sharla Joyce Wood and Joe D. Wood convey unto Sharla Joyce’s Wood and Joe D. Wood. Lots 8 and 21 in Pinkerston’s Second Sub-division in the northeast quarter of Section 10, Township 26N, Range 9, WIM, Alf...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 149, page 484: Gabrielle E. Simpson conveys unto Roger Lee Simpson III. Lot 1 and half of Lot 2 of Block 121 of the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa, Barber County, Kansas. Quit claim deed. Book 149, page 4...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 During this day was one traffic stop. 5:13 a.m. – Medic needed on County Road 640 for a lift assist for a female. The medic took the patient to Bass Hospital in Enid. 10:50 a.m. – Medic needed at James Crabtree Cor...

 

Budy to serve as Oklahoma FFA Foundation intern

The Oklahoma FFA Foundation recently announced the participants in the Foundation's 2024 Leadership Intern Program. Davin Budy of the Cherokee FFA was selected for the program. Jacey Fye, executive...

 

Deadline to change party affiliation approaches

Oklahomans who want to change their party affiliation must submit their change no later than March 31, Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said. Voters may change their party affiliation online using the OK Voter Portal at...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    March 13, 2024

Cherokee pair charged with grand larceny

When a woman living in Cherokee had to be out of town for an extended time, she depended on two people to check on her house and take care of her pets. Now those two people are facing felony charges....

 
 By Alivia Seaman    Local    March 13, 2024

Six Waynoka FFA members make premium sale at Woodward District Livestock Show

Many Waynoka FFA members attended the WWDLS and represented the chapter well. Six members also made the premium sale held on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Ag Mechanics Korbin Ferguson and Chase Porter – third i...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    March 13, 2024

Alfalfa County commissioners sending tractor and mower to auction

This week's commissioner meeting in Alfalfa County didn't have much on the agenda, but reviewing and signing a large stack of paperwork took quite a bit of time. Before getting to the remaining agenda items, Garret Johnson, Mike Roach and Nate Ross...

 
 By Alivia Seaman    Local    March 13, 2024

Waynoka FFA helps with fire relief

Thanks to generous people in this area, the Waynoka FFA was able to send six semi loads, a flatbed trailer, and a seven-bale trailer of hay out west to those affected by the wildfires. We appreciate the donations of hay and the time and trucks...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

My House Bill 3194 passed off the House floor last week with a two-thirds majority vote. I have had numerous conversations with all those that had questions about this bill, addressing all concerns....

 

Senate Review

Session is in full swing, and we have heard over 100 bills during this session. Most of our committee work has been completed for the senate bills for consideration, except those with a fiscal impact...

 

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