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Pentagon on lockdown after shooting near Metro station

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the Pentagon, resulting in multiple injuries. The facility, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was placed on lockdown. The Arlington County Fire Department reported...

 

4 ships off UAE in Gulf of Oman warn they've lost control

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates broadcast warnings Tuesday that they had lost control of their steering under unclear circumstances as authorities reported "an incident" was underway...

 

Free climber scales London skyscraper in climate stunt

LONDON (AP) — A 21-year-old free climber who was imprisoned two years ago for climbing the U.K.'s tallest skyscraper has scaled another building in London, this time to draw attention to climate change. George King-Thompson climbed up the 36-story...

 

What should I know about the delta variant?

What should I know about the delta variant? It's the most contagious coronavirus mutant so far in the pandemic, but COVID-19 vaccines still provide strong protection against it. Nearly all hospitalizations and deaths are among the unvaccinated....

 

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they "made it clear" she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has...

 

More than 110M COVID vaccines sent to 60 countries, US says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia, the White House announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden was expected to discuss that m...

 
 By WILL GRAVES    Sports    August 4, 2021

Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles isn't going home with a fistful of gold medals. A mental block — one brought on by exhaustion or stress or something the American gymnastics star still can't quite grasp — that forced her to pull out of four Olympic...

 

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote "climate resilience" by making schools, ports and other structures better able to...

 

Big 12 warns of losing 50% of TV value following UT/OU exit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. A...

 

Kansas AG seeks to keep limits on governor's COVID-19 powers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt is taking his fight to curb the power of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and local officials to impose COVID-19 restrictions in Kansas to the state's highest court. Schmidt announced Tuesday...

 

Tanks but no tanks! German fined for WWII weapons arsenal

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted an 84-year-old man of illegal weapons possession for having a personal arsenal that included a tank, a flak cannon and multiple other items of World War II-era military equipment. The state...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 873 page 900: Jonathan Marshall and Courtney Marshall convey unto Kayle Ann Paxton-Prochaska lots 21, 22, 23 and 24 in Block 74 in the Original Town of Goltry, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Joint tenancy warranty deed. Book...

 

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...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 4, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners receive 3 bids on equipment

The commissioners of Alfalfa County opened three bids Monday for a tractor with a road drag for District 3. P&K Equipment's proposal came in at $144,677.24, Rother Brothers at $127,800, and Western Equipment $152,425.98. Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague,...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:14 a.m. – Report of a theft. 11:24 a.m. – Report of vandalism on County Road (CR) 610. 6:05 p.m. – Report of a reckless drivers on OK-38. Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:53 p.m. – Report of a grass fire 4 miles west of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 4, 2021

Preventing medication overdoses and mistakes

In the last few weeks, two people I know have been taken to the hospital by ambulance. In both cases, a mix-up in taking prescription medications was suspected as all or part of the problem. One...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 4, 2021

Two charged in theft of oilfield copper, equipment

An alert oilfield employee contacted Alfalfa County dispatch when he saw a pickup with a trailer containing what looked like oilfield parts. He watched two men enter the vehicle and followed until...

 

Brenda Sidwell named 2021 OSU Agriculture Champion

The OSU Agriculture Champion Award recognizes and honors individuals who are not graduates of the Ferguson College of Agriculture, but who have brought distinction to OSU Agriculture and have demonstrated a continuing interest and commitment in...

 

JACKIE ANN SMITH SHERRELL

Jackie Ann Smith Sherrell went to be with her Lord on July 31, 2021, at the age of 68 years. She was born on October 17, 1952, to Gerald (Jack) and Lola Smith in Coldwater, Kansas. She graduated from...

 

JOSEPHINE 'JO' ELIZABETH LITTRELL

Josephine “Jo” Elizabeth Littrell was born November 8, 1935, in Edenton, Georgia, daughter of Will and Eckie (Smith) Linch. She graduated from Monticello High School and attended Young Harris College. On December 26, 1957, Jo was united in marria...

 

JANIS GRACE RUSSELL SCHUPBACH

Funeral services for Janis Grace Schupbach will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Roggow officiating. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of...

 

KANDI NICOLE BRASWELL

Kandi Nicole Braswell of Vilonia, Arkansas, was born October 18, 1984, in Wichita, Kansas, to Donald Marion Braswell and Wanda Lynn Tune Braswell. Kandi passed away on July 23, 2021 in Memphis,...

 

Freedom birthdays

Happy Birthday To Aug. 5: Blythe Benson Aug. 7: Jeanne Winn, Janet Linn, Stonie Stewart, Peggy Bilyeu, Lisa Bradt, Janelle Collins Aug. 8: Randy Reed, Kim Rader Aug. 9: Belinda Caringer, Elva Sample Aug. 10: Jeff Stewart, Kelly Ledford, Ranson...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    August 4, 2021

Superintendent Argo to serve as AHS principal

Four teachers were hired on temporary one year contracts by the Alva Board of Education Monday. Not all of them are new to the Alva district. Karen Mead intended to retire but has agreed to return as...

 
 By STEVE REED    Sports    August 4, 2021

AP source: Kemba Walker headed home to play for Knicks

A decade into his NBA career, Kemba Walker is heading home. The four-time All-Star point guard will sign with the New York Knicks after agreeing to a buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday....

 

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