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Tulsa man admits allowing children to die in hot vehicle

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man pleaded guilty Tuesday to allowing his young daughter and son to die of heat exposure in his pickup truck while he slept after using cocaine. Dustin Dennis, 32, pleaded guilty to child neglect in federal court in...

 

Stitt taps former company exec to serve as Oklahoma's COO

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday he's named an executive from his former company to serve as the state's chief operating officer. Steven Harpe, who previously worked as chief information officer at Stitt's Gateway...

 

Crop duster pilot killed in crash in northwest Oklahoma

SEILING, Okla. (AP) — A crop duster pilot was killed when his single-engine aircraft crashed in northwestern Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Isaac Regier Jr., 65, died in the crash Monday and was the only person on board the...

 

Trend of rising coronavirus cases reaching central Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An increase in coronavirus cases is reaching central Oklahoma, a coalition of medical professionals in the state said Tuesday. The rise, first reported in northeast Oklahoma in June, has increased positive tests in Oklahoma...

 

2 teenage girls accused of running over woman with her car

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Two teenage girls were in custody after they stole a woman's car and ran over her as they tried to escape from a foster care facility, authorities said. The girls, aged 14 and 17, ran from the St. Francis Ministries facility in...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    July 14, 2021

GOP senator asks if 'human side' worsened unemployment fraud

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker questioned Tuesday whether Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration made unemployment fraud worse by not conducting adequate background checks on hundreds of people hired to help with a surge of claims...

 

Wichita State to charge fees for seniors who audit courses

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University plans this fall to stop allowing Kansas residents 60 and older to audit its courses for free. The university sent a letter this month to people who've previously audited its classes to notify them of...

 

Unwanted pets: Giant goldfish turn up in Minnesota waterways

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Officials in Minnesota said they're finding more giant goldfish in waterways, prompting a plea to citizens to stop illegally dumping their unwanted fish into ponds and lakes. The goldfish, which can grow to the size of a...

 

Biden blasts 'un-American' voting limits; Texas Dems act

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden declared preserving voting rights an urgent national "test of our time" on Tuesday but offered few concrete proposals to meet it. Texas Democrats took their own dramatic action to stymie Republican efforts...

 

Emmy surprises: 'Pose,' 'I May Destroy You' and 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. STRIKE A POSE "Pose" left the ballroom with a clutch of Emmy nominations. The groundbreaking FX show about ballroom culture in the 1980s and '90s ended...

 

Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats who hurriedly took off to Washington to block sweeping new election laws urged Congress on Tuesday to quickly pass legislation protecting voting rights, while Republican Gov. Greg Abbott threatened them with...

 

US COVID-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks

The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings....

 

'Scary': Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they'll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding...

 

US consumer prices surge in June by the most since 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for U.S. consumers jumped in June by the most in 13 years, evidence that a swift rebound in spending has run up against widespread supply shortages that have escalated the costs of many goods and services. Tuesday's report...

 

AP Interview: EPA water chief on clean water protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency's new water director says everyone with a stake in the issue will need to be...

 

EXPLAINER: Why are Texas Democrats camped out in Washington?

Texas statehouse Democrats are camping out in Washington to try and block the GOP's sweeping elections overhaul bill that makes it harder to vote in the state. A similar move successfully killed an earlier version of the bill on the last day of the...

 

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

NEW YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 During this day there were three traffic stops. 12:14 a.m. – Report of fireworks being fired at 3rd Street and Colorado. 1:17 p.m. – Caller advised someone shot out the window on their combine on Harmon Road between county...

 

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 marriage filings

Marriage License Braxton Lynn Buller, Jet, and Addison Joylyn Legrand-Schanbacher, Cherokee: marriage license ($50)....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 230: Gina S. Shellhammer, nka Gina S. Dearborn and Jeffery J. Dearborn, unto Gary L. Shellhammer and Cindy L. Shellhammer. The north half of the southwest quarter of section 12, township 34 south, range 10 west of...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    July 14, 2021

Cherokee city manager reaches out to Alfalfa County commissioners

Cherokee City Manager Mike Jones appealed to the Alfalfa County commissioners for help Monday morning on a couple of issues within the town. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach listened to Jones explain how a lack of equipment has resulted in...

 

Woods County Health Department encouraging back-to-school immunizations

Avoid the August rush and don’t wait until the last minute to visit immunization clinics for back-to-school vaccines, urges the county health department; now is the time to start making appointments or coming into the clinic. “It is important...

 

Barber County 2021 city/school candidates

The Barber County Clerk's office in Medicine Lodge reported there is no reason to hold a primary election. Decisions will be made by voters in the Nov. 2 election. HARDTNER Mayor Sydney S. Sterling 2 City Council Dennis Ediger David M. Gorden W....

 

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