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Woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment. Kathy Kehoe said the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday. When she looked outside,...

 

Authorities: Man built bomb to warn about alien threat

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man who allegedly placed a homemade bomb in a parking lot behind a Pennsylvania hotel told them he did it to warn police about aliens bent on destroying the planet. State troopers responded to the Bahney...

 

2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform federal ballot" and the replacement of the...

 

Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas. Acting Commissioner John...

 

House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats were teeing up a vote Tuesday night on a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Democratic...

 

AP Exclusive: Imprisoned supercop's escape from Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest in the Venezuelan capital, rappellin...

 

Iran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as President Hassan Rouhani der...

 

Breakdancing takes step closer to Olympic debut in Paris

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. Called breaking in Olympic circles, its medal debut was last October at the Buenos Aires...

 

Pompeo says US hoping for Afghan peace pact before Sept 1

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that Washington is hopeful a peace agreement to bring an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan can be reached before Sept. 1. Pompeo, in a brief visit to Afghanistan, spoke...

 

Report: Hackers using telecoms like 'global spy system'

LONDON (AP) — An ambitious group of suspected state-backed hackers has been burrowing into telecommunications companies in order to spy on high-profile targets across the world, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said in a report published Tuesday ....

 

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...

 

Divorce filings

Matthew Gregory Flaming, Cherokee, vs. Kurstin Lynn Flaming, Cherokee: divorce ($262.14). Nicole Lee Turner, Cherokee, vs. Lucas Richard Turner, Tulsa: divorce ($262.14)....

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 846 page 1: Steven K. Siler and Pamela L. Siler, his wife, convey unto Steven K. Siler and Pamela L. Siler, husband and wife. West 100 feet of east 250 feet of south half, Azbill’s addition to the City of Cherokee,...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 During this day there were 10 traffic stops. 2:58 p.m. – Barber County advised of a reckless driver in their county. The deputy stopped the semi truck to check on the driver and the semi driver took off. Vehicle was unable...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

June 17, 2019 Medicine Lodge Police Department (MLPD) responded to a dog complaint on Drumm Street. MLPD responded to a dog complaint on north Oak Street. MLPD responded to an EMS call on north Cedar Street. MLPD responded to a dog complaint. MLPD...

 

BRUCE RALPH SOLF

Graveside services for Bruce Solf will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Carmen. Arrangements are under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary, LLC. Bruce Ralph Solf,...

 

WILMA LORENE MILLEDGE

A Celebration of Wilma Milledge's life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Waynoka at 2 p.m. on June 30, 2019, with Pastors Paul Jones and David Shaw officiating. Wilma Lorene Quinn, daughter...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 26, 2019

Swimming pools and summer pests

Be extra alert on the highways right now. During wheat harvest, we see a lot of large farm equipment on the roads as well as wheat trucks hauling loads to the elevators. It’s a good time to...

 

Murdock's Minutes

With the 2019 legislative session behind us, the Capitol is a much quieter place at the moment with the exception of the sounds of heavy machinery, hammers, drills and other equipment as work continues on the multi-year State Capitol Restoration...

 
 By Trey Lunn    Local    June 26, 2019

Woods County commissioners appoint Pribble to fair board

At the regular Monday meeting, the Woods County commissioners appointed Elisa Pribble of District 2 to the fair board. She will replace Brody Bush. Commissioners John Smiley, David Hamil and Randy McMurphy were present, as well as County Clerk...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    June 26, 2019

Alfalfa County commissioners award six-month bids

Six-month bid awarding took the majority of the commissioners' time in Alfalfa County this past Monday. The three officials carefully examined each bid; comparing costs, quality and even distance between their respective district and the potential...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 26, 2019

Kiowa Council takes steps for a strategic plan, has bid dates for city hall remodel

Kiowa's City Council held a special 7 a.m. meeting June 21 with all members present. The council again heard revised plans for the city office remodel/renovation project. Mayor Bill Watson said the main changes presented at this meeting include a...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    June 26, 2019

Burlington School Board hires two principals

All members of the Burlington Board of Education were present when President Terry Graham called a special meeting of the board together June 13. Those members are: April Kisling, T.J. Rockenbach, Aaron Smith and Robert Hill. Superintendent Dr. Stace...

 

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