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Police: Deaths, injuries in Texas shopping complex shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Multiple people were killed and injured and at least one person was in custody after a shooting rampage Saturday at a shopping mall, police in the Texas border town of El Paso said. Police responded in the early afternoon to...

 

Kansas State gets $2.8 million for cyberattack research

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State researchers have received a three-year, $2.8 million federal grant for a project to enhance utility operators' awareness of and resilience to cyberattacks. The award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar...

 

Study: Centers turn away patients on opioid medication

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A recent University of Kansas study found that many treatment centers for addiction in the Kansas City area will not accept or have restrictions on accepting patients who have been prescribed medications to fight their...

 

Children's book museum set to open in Kansas City next year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A museum that celebrates a century of children's literature with immersive galleries, dozens of exhibits and a lab to encourage young people to read and write is opening in a Kansas City warehouse next year, according to...

 

Galveston Beach Band conductor, 95, to retire this month

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Fifty-seven years ago, Frank Incaprera picked up a baton and began leading the Galveston Beach Band. The Galveston County Daily News reports since that day in 1962, there have been 11 U.S. presidents and 14 mayors of...

 

Program about the night sky set in western Nebraska

GERING, Neb. (AP) — Astronomy fans are gathering in western Nebraska for a program about the night sky at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center near Gering. The center is part of the Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, which sits several miles south of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: The Democratic debates and Trump counterpunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his typically boastful rally this past week, Donald Trump placed himself too high in the pantheon of presidents when it comes to getting his judicial picks on federal courts. He's been having a good run on that front but he's n... Full story

 

Montgomery plastic bag plant prepares to close

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the world's largest plastic packaging companies says it's closing one of its two Alabama plants. WSFA-TV reports Berry Global says the plants, known as Plant 1 and Plant 2, are in Montgomery. Officials say the...

 

Iowa organic farm set to close after more than a decade

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — It's a cool, stormy morning at Rhizosphere Farm, and Terra Hall stands in the drizzle in one of her large fields, pointing out her last heirloom tomato plants. Her last green beans. Her final potatoes. After more than a... Full story

 

Colstrip power plant seeks to keep workers and cheaper coal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The operator of a coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana that plans to shut down two of its four units this year says it's offering benefits and guaranteed severance packages to encourage workers to stay. The Billings...

 

Former American Indian school site tabbed for development

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly three decades after the closure of a federal boarding school for Native American children, a long-vacant part of its former site in midtown Phoenix is slated for a major development. A developer's plans for the parcel have cle...

 

O'Rourke cancels prison tour, heads to Texas after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke cancelled a visit to California's San Quentin State Prison to head back to his native El Paso, on Texas' border with Mexico, in the wake of a mass shooting at a shopping mall there....

 

Water in Hawaii volcano could trigger explosive eruptions

HONOLULU (AP) — For the first time in recorded history, a pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, a development that could signal a shift to a more explosive phase of future eruptions. After a week...

 

ID theft stings, but it's hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017 . Marriott 2018 . Capital One 2019 . Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name....

 

Indian students, tourists ordered to leave Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of Indian students and visitors were fleeing Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday after the government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims visiting a Himalayan cave shrine "to curtail their stay" in the disputed...

 

Glassblowing artist creates hot glass studio in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In 2004, Matthew Losee was a 17-year-old senior at Lincoln East High School getting ready to drop out and find a way to make ends meet. While the rest of his class prepared to graduate, he'd completed the same amount of... Full story

 

Red swamp crayfish arrive: Invasive species vexes residents

DOVER, Del. (AP) — At home, minding his own business in the wake of a recent rainstorm, Chris Kelsch's attention was grabbed by a sudden "click-clack" noise coming toward him up his driveway. "It was the clacking sound of a shell on the concrete, s...

 

Friday Art Walks live music

Nick and Cara Bradt of Alva entertain guests at the August First Friday Art Walk....

 

Roxie Faulkner with her family at Alva's Art Walk

Former Alvan Roxie Faulkner Kirk's first novel is "The Red Dirt Hymnbook." She returns to Alva for a book signing at the Graceful Arts Gallery for the August First Friday Art Walk. Her husband Brett...

 

Women admire pieces in the Jo Johnson collection at Graceful Arts

At the August First Friday Art Walk, Alva women Phyllis Brunsteter and Donna Benson admire some pieces in the Jo Johnson collection. Johnson was a well-known artist and art teacher in this area in...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 4, 2019

Employment contracts and resignations on Alva School Board agenda

Superintendent Tim Argo will be reporting on two resignations during the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office at 418 Flynn. Argo will also update the board on the district’s...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 4, 2019

Numerous bogus check charges filed

Woods County District Court had a number of bogus check misdemeanor filings this week. Brittany Lee, 25, of Alva, is charged with writing a $20 bogus check to Lite N Nite of Alva on July 7, 2018. Blake Lee, 19, of Alva, is charged with writing a $30...

 

American Legion Freedom Riders arrive in Alva

American Legion Riders drive under Ol' Glory as they reach their destination in Alva Saturday afternoon. The bikers make this ride every year; it stretches from the Mexican border to the Canadian...

 

American Legion Freedom Riders

Saturday afternoon officers escorted the American Legion Riders to their destination in Alva. This year marked the 100th anniversary of this historic ride in honor of veterans and their...

 

Miller's homer leads NW Arkansas to 8-0 win over Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Anderson Miller hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, leading the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to an 8-0 win over the Tulsa Drillers on Saturday. The home run by Miller, part of a five-run inning, broke a scoreless tie...

 

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