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 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    June 8, 2022

District attorney confirms investigation into governor's ad

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County's top prosecutor confirmed Thursday he's investigating whether a recent campaign ad by Gov. Kevin Stitt violates state law and ethics rules. David Prater said he launched an investigation after a bipartisan grou...

 

Judge throws out $4 million award for transgender student

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a $4.2 million jury award in a lawsuit filed by a transgender student in the Blues Springs School District who was denied access to male locker rooms and bathrooms. The student, identified in court...

 

Conservative senator Pyle runs for governor as independent

HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas state senator who recently left the Republican Party has begun campaigning for governor as an independent. The Kansas City Star reports that grain and livestock farmer Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha on Monday appointed a...

 

Kansas man sentenced to prison for 2018 killing a baby girl

HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A southern Kansas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for the killing of his 4-month-old daughter nearly four years ago. Andrew Franklin, 36, of Haysville, was sentenced Monday to 250 months in prison,...

 

Disorder in the court: Cockroaches released during hearing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A courthouse in upstate New York was closed for fumigation Tuesday after hundreds of cockroaches were released during an altercation that broke out at an arraignment, according to court officials. The clash broke out during...

 

School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before ordering law enforcement to confront and kill the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a City Council meeting in...

 

EXPLAINER: Hundreds charged with crimes in Capitol attack

More than 800 people across the U.S. have been charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left officers bloodied and sent lawmakers into hiding, and federal authorities continue to make new arrests practically every week. The charges...

 

Son of Buffalo victim pushes Congress: 'What are you doing?'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of Ruth Whitfield, an 86-year-old woman killed when a gunman opened fire in a racist attack on Black shoppers in Buffalo, New York, challenged Congress Tuesday to act against the "cancer of white supremacy" and the...

 

30 cases in a month: Abortion, guns top justices' to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) — Curbing abortion rights and expanding the right to be armed in public are long-sought goals of the conservative legal movement that the Supreme Court seems poised to deliver within the next month. The justices also could ease the...

 

US sees heightened extremist threat heading into midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security...

 

Senate Review

As of 4:30 p.m. on May 27, the Second Session of the 58th Legislature was officially adjourned. We had a busy few months addressing some of our state’s most pressing issues, including strengthening regulations dealing with the medical marijuana...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 8, 2022

Exercise your freedom and vote

The other day I was talking with one of the candidates whose name will be on the ballot for the Tuesday, June 28, primary election. He’s concerned that the turnout of voters will be small. It seems...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    June 8, 2022

Carl's Capitol Comments

The Legislature adjourned regular session May 27, as we are constitutionally required to do. We are still convened in special session, adjourned to a call of the chair. The governor, meanwhile, has called us into an additional special session,...

 

Woods 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 31, 2022 During this day there were three traffic stops and one controlled burn. 9:04 a.m. – Caller advised of batteries stolen from equipment on County Road 740 and Cotton Road. 12:53 p.m. – Caller wanted to make a report of her wal...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 325: Sarah G. Meador unto Oxley Enterprises Inc. The south 18 feet of the west 54 feet 7 inches, the south 15 feet of the next 44 feet 8 inches to the east, and the south 4 feet of the east 51 feet 8 inches to the...

 

Request an emergency ballot for the June 28 primary election

Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Monday, June 13, and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz said that state law permits...

 

Barber County court filings

Small Claims Filings Rural Waste Solutions LLC vs. Daniel J. Dutton. Traffic Citations Ginny Rae Cruz has been cited for maximum speed limits. ($231) Shannon Mary Nesseralla has been cited for maximum speed limits. ($177) Casandra Dean Noyes has...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 8, 2022

Two South Barber graduates to play in Kansas 8-Man All Star Game

South Barber Chieftains Ruston Erikson and Gatlin Jewell, who just graduated with the Class of 2022, will represent their school one more time in the 37th Annual 8-Man All Star Games in Beloit this Saturday, June 11. The Division I game will be held...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 8, 2022

Alfalfa County officials sign appropriations

The Alfalfa County commissioners assembled Monday morning with a much larger stack of paperwork to sign than last week. Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall reviewed the maintenance and operation payment warrants, blanket purchase orders, and th...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 8, 2022

Stewart hired as Alva High special ed teacher

Monday evening, the Alva Board of Education offered a one year contract to Maya Stewart as a special education teacher for the high school. Stewart most recently taught special education at South...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 8, 2022

Man with arrest warrant now has another charge

On May 28, off-duty Cherokee Police Sgt. Tristan Hall contacted Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil to report he observed the suspect, Aaron Benshoof, walking south in the alley behind St. Hall’s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 8, 2022

Man with arrest warrant now has another charge

On May 28, off-duty Cherokee Police Sgt. Tristan Hall contacted Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil to report he observed the suspect, Aaron Benshoof, walking south in the alley behind St. Hall’s...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 8, 2022

Burlington School Board accepts GO Bond bid, increases base salary of administrators

Burlington's Board of Education held a special meeting May 19 to handle receiving bids and accepting one for the $610,000 General Obligation Building Bonds of this school district and award bonds to the lowest bidder. That was Alva State Bank...

 

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