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Texas top cop: Uvalde police could've ended rampage early on

Texas top cop: Uvalde police could've ended rampage early on AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    June 22, 2022

Top court: Kansas Constitution allows partisan redistricting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top court declared Tuesday that the state constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, prompting one dissenting justice to accuse the majority of ignoring a "full-scale assault on democracy" from a Republican c...

 

Kansas oil refinery to pay $1.6 million for clean air errors

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — An oil refinery in El Dorado will pay a $1.6 million penalty for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, which resulted in a fire that killed an employee in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday....

 

Wichita man pleads guilty in fatal AutoZone shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of attempted robbery in the 2020 shooting death of an AutoZone store employee. Lamonte Lucas entered the pleas last week and will be sentenced on July 22...

 

Cambodian catches world's largest recorded freshwater fish

BANGKOK (AP) — The world's largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. The stingray, captured on June 13,...

 

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most sena...

 

'Nowhere I feel safe': Election officials recount threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Georgia election worker in gripping testimony Tuesday told the House Jan. 6 committee about the onslaught of threats that she and her family received after former President Trump and his allies falsely accused her and...

 

Senators say agreement on gun violence compromise is at hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers reached agreement Tuesday on a bipartisan gun violence bill, the parties' top two negotiators said, teeing up votes this week on an incremental but notable package that would stand as Congress's response to mass...

 

Jan. 6 takeaways: Trump's state playbook; 'hateful' threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection is turning to former President Donald Trump's pressure campaign on state and local officials to overturn his 2020 election loss. In its fourth...

 

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations' access to taxpayer money. The 6-3...

 

Supreme Court limits reach of federal gun crime law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun. The 7-2 decision united both conservative and liberal justices, though one dissenting justice compared...

 

Texas GOP's swing to far right cemented with party platform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years ago, the Texas Republican Party used its platform to oppose teaching critical thinking in schools. In 2014, it declared homosexuality a chosen behavior contrary to God and endorsed "reparative therapy" to reverse it. By...

 

Biden to name 1st Native American US treasurer to head Mint

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Native American is being appointed U.S. treasurer, a historic first. The White House on Tuesday announced President Joe Biden's intent to appoint Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba as his administration establishes an Office of Tribal and...

 

'The impossible': Ukraine's secret, deadly rescue missions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As was his habit before each flight, the veteran Ukrainian army pilot ran a hand along the fuselage of his Mi-8 helicopter, caressing the heavy transporter's metal skin to bring luck to him and his crew. They would need it....

 

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 881 page 11: Ruben Castro Jr. and Linzie Castro unto Maria R. Gomez and Roberto Gomez Cordova. The north 50 feet of the west 90 feet of lot 26, block 46, east addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 330: HNM Partners LLC unto Sovereign Farms LLC. Lots 3 and 4, block 47, City of Kiowa, Barber County, Kansas. Warranty deed. Book 147 page 335: Proform Finishing Products LLC unto Gold Bond Building Products LLC....

 

Barber County court filings

Civil Filings Wells Fargo Bank vs. John R. Pierson: mortgage foreclosure. Limited Civil Filings Discover Bank vs. Kim Roland: debt collection. Traffic Citations Teri Jo Beezley has been cited with maximum speed limits. ($177) Gary W. Hainke has been...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, June 13, 2022 9:38 a.m. – Welfare check needed at Cherokee High School. 11:45 a.m. – Medic needed on OK-38 for a male with a fast heartbeat. Medic took the patient to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid. 8:28 p.m. – Report of animal abuse in...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 22, 2022

The 2022 Wheat Harvest below average

The experts predicted that the 2022 hard red winter wheat harvest would be down at least 21 percent. They were correct. Wheat harvest is winding down in the Newsgram reading area. A check with area elevator operators proved the prediction to be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

Three injured in Alfalfa County wreck

Three people were injured in a one-vehicle wreck in Alfalfa County Sunday. The driver was hospitalized while the two passengers were treated and released. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol...

 

Election day reminders, tips and laws

Voters will head to the polls on June 28 for the Primary Election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary, Stephanie Jantz recommends voters with questions about their eligibility or polling place call be...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

Nutrition and exercise for the over 50 group

Occasionally in this column, I’ll write about interesting books I have read. Sometimes the books are just for entertainment, and sometimes they provide useful information. A few months ago, I was...

 

Senate Review

We met again at the Capitol this past week in a special legislative session to approve projects that were submitted to the Legislature for consideration to receive a portion of our state’s American...

 

Woods County early voting begins Thursday

Early voting begins Thursday, June 23, for voters in Woods County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the option of voting early at their County Election Board. Woods County Election Board Secretary Holly...

 

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