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EARL FLEMING

Funeral services for Earl Fleming are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva....

 

Former daycare worker charged with child abuse

A Waynoka woman is facing allegations of child abuse involving her employment in an Alva daycare. Chelsea Rose Maul, 24, of Waynoka, was charged on Aug. 11 in Woods County with two counts of child abuse and one count of child neglect, all felonies.... Full story

 

Sanderson Scholarship to be awarded Monday

A presentation of the Kids & Cops Retired Chief Gary Sanderson Scholarship will be held during the Alva City Council meeting Monday. The regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers....

 

Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off franctic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge...

 

The Latest: Nations call for safe passage out of Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Dozens of nations from around the world are calling on all involved in events in Afghanistan to respect and facilitate the departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country. More than 60 nations released a joint...

 

Rural population losses add to farm and ranch labor shortage

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rural America lost more population in the latest census, highlighting an already severe worker shortage in the nation's farming and ranching regions and drawing calls from those industries for immigration reform to help ease the...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claim that $2.5...

 

Democrat leaving Kansas House joins national atheists group

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Democrat who has announced that he's stepping down from the Kansas House will serve as state policy director for a national group that defends the rights of atheists and fights to keep religion out of government....

 

Kansas firefighter dies after being shocked by power lines

ROLLA, Kan. (AP) — A southwest Kansas firefighter died after being shocked by power lines while working at the scene of a crash, authorities said Monday. The Morton County/Rolla firefighter and a sheriff's deputy were the first to arrive at the...

 

Wichita police: Man killed in shooting, another arrested

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A shooting in Wichita has killed a man in his 20s, injured another and led to the arrest of a person suspected in the killing, police there said. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Sunday on a south Wichita street when a...

 

Kabul airport plunges into chaos as Taliban patrols capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of Afghans rushed into Kabul's main airport Monday, some so desperate to escape the Taliban that they held onto a military jet as it took off and plunged to their deaths. At least seven people died in the chaos,...

 

Wind forecasts brings new worries to California fire lines

QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling flames in Northern California forests girded Monday for new bouts of windy weather, and a utility warned thousands of customers it might cut their electricity to prevent new fires from igniting if gusts...

 

Search for survivors continues after Haiti earthquake

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Rescuers and scrap metal scavengers dug into the floors of a collapsed hotel Monday in this quake-ravaged coastal town, where 15 bodies had already been extracted. Jean Moise Fortunè, whose brother, the hotel owner, was...

 

Europe urges unity on Taliban but is quiet on failed mission

LONDON (AP) — European leaders said Monday they will press for a unified international approach to dealing with a Taliban government in Afghanistan, as they looked on with dismay at the rapid collapse of two decades of a U.S.-led Western campaign i...

 

Many Bible Belt preachers silent on shots as COVID-19 surges

Dr. Danny Avula, the head of Virginia's COVID-19 vaccination effort, suspected he might have a problem getting pastors to publicly advocate for the shots when some members of his own church referred to them as "the mark of the beast," a biblical...

 

US probing Autopilot problems on 765,000 Tesla vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla's Autopilot partially automated driving system after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles. The investigation covers 765,000 vehicles, almost everything...

 

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