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 By Marione Martin    Local    July 31, 2019

Tulsa man charged with sexual battery

A Tulsa man has been charged with a felony in Alfalfa County after a woman reported he inappropriately touched her at a residence in Cherokee. Joshua Adam Graves, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with sexual battery, a felony punishable by imprisonment for...

 

Freedom, Aline school election

Friday, Aug. 16, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Sept. 10 Special School Election for the Freedom Public Schools and Aline-Cleo Public Schools, said Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra K...

 

Alva, Waynoka election day Aug. 13

Voters in the City of Alva and City of Waynoka will go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 13, for the Special Municipal Elections, Woods County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Only registered voters in the city limit boundaries of Alva and...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    July 31, 2019

Barber County Rodeo holds first Princess contest

The Barber County Rodeo at Hardtner Kansas held their first Princess and Junior Princess contest last weekend. The 2019 BCRR Princess is Miss Axi Payne, daughter of Katelyn Parmelee. Axi is 12 years...

 

Legion motorcycle riders to carry American flag from Mexico to Canada

American Legion Motorcycle Riders from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota will be making a 1,875-mile ride July 31 to Aug. 4 on U.S. Highway 281 also known as American...

 

Oklahoma court to rule on appeal of ex-cop convicted of rape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals says it will issue an opinion this week in an appeal filed by a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of rape and other sexual assaults. The court says it will issue an opinion...

 

New search for 16-year-old Oklahoma girls missing since 1999

WELCH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma are starting a new search for two 16-year-old girls missing and presumed dead for nearly 20 years. Craig County District Attorney's spokeswoman Michelle Lowry says the search for Ashley Freeman and...

 

Oklahoma man dies near campground in northern Arkansas

JASPER, Ark. (AP) — The National Park Service says an Oklahoma man has died while visiting the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. Officers say 54-year-old Troy Roderick of Cushing, Oklahoma, died Saturday after falling from the tailgate...

 

November trial set for man accused in stabbing death

POCOLA, Okla. (AP) — A judge in eastern Oklahoma has scheduled a November trial date for an Arkansas man accused of killing his girlfriend with a lawnmower blade last year. Steven Wayne Asher of Hackett, Arkansas, is charged with first-degree...

 

National Glass Museum in Wellington closes temporarily

WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — The National Glass Museum in Wellington is temporarily closed after the front of the building collapsed. The front of the museum and most of the front brick facade collapsed overnight Friday. KAKE-TV reports the collapse is...

 

Ex-Kansas football player pleads not guilty in assault case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former University of Kansas football player has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he choked a woman and pointed a shotgun in her face. Nineteen-year-old Kenny Evel Bastida waived his right to a preliminary hearing...

 

Man sentenced after stealing nearly $400,000 in property

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old man who stole nearly $400,000 in property from a Wichita home has been sentenced to nearly 3½ years in prison. Investigators say Samuel Haley took antique jewelry, a Civil War-era revolver and other property...

 

Audit criticizes lack of transparency in jobs creation fund

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Commerce has no written guidelines governing a fund designed to promote job creation and sometimes awards money to groups not clearly associated with economic development, according to a new audit. The...

 

1 Kansas woman dead, 1 seriously injured in ATV crash

CUMMINGS, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old woman died and another person was seriously injured when an all-terrain vehicle carrying four people crashed. The patrol says Jentri Lynn Fowler, of Cummings, died after the crash...

 

Wichita man admits to threatening Operation Rescue employees

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Wichita man has pleaded guilty to threatening to rape and murder employees of an anti-abortion group. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that Christopher Thompson pleaded guilty Monday to...

 

Unidentified woman found dead in creek in 1986 exhumed

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have exhumed a woman's remains that were found more than 30 years ago in a shallow creek near Salina. The Saline County sheriff's office says in a Facebook post that the reason for unearthing her remains Monday was...

 

3.1 magnitude earthquake rattles central Kansas

SOLOMON, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has rattled central Kansas. The quake was reported around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday about 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) southwest of the town of Solomon. No damage has been...

 

Administrator in 'fight club' case seeks accelerated rehab

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school administrator charged in connection with a student "fight club" has applied for a special court program that could lead to the case being dismissed. Tatiana Patten, assistant principal at Montville High...

 

Opponent of nation's public lands is picked to oversee them

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ardent critic of the federal government who has argued for selling off almost all public lands has been named the Trump administration's top steward over nearly a quarter-million federally controlled acres, raising new question...

 

Man unfit for trial for confining daughter in basement

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who, with his wife, is accused of confining their 10-year-old daughter to their basement has been found mentally unfit for trial by a court-appointed doctor. Randy Swopes' status was revealed Tuesday...

 

New Mexico governor plans more oversight of boarding homes

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's administration is working on regulations to increase oversight of boarding homes for people with mental illnesses. The administration plans to propose rules in coming weeks that...

 

Trump administration, Democrats make progress on new NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats appear to be moving from "no way" to "maybe" on President Donald Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. House Democrats have met four times with U.S. Trade Representative Robert...

 

Board sanctions doctor accused of treating bogus illnesses

WELDON SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri medical board has sanctioned a doctor who runs a "cell based regenerative medicine" clinic near St. Louis after state investigators found that he diagnosed and treated bogus illnesses and repeatedly ordered...

 

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in treatment and related expenses – and that's just the tip of the iceberg

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Joel Segel, Pennsylvania State University; Douglas L. Leslie, Pennsylvania State University; Gary Zajac, Pennsylvania State University;...

 

Seoul: North Korea launched 2 short-range ballistic missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday in defiance of U.N. resolutions, South Korea's military said, less than a week after Pyongyang's first weapons tests in more than two...

 

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