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Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 874 page 111: Now or Never Outfitters LLC conveys unto Andrew Green, Christopher Bryan and Abette Bryan. All of lots 13 through 24, inclusive, Block 23 in the Original Town of Helena, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Joint...

 

Wichita man convicted of beating friend to death with hands

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man will be sentenced in November after being convicted earlier this month of beating a friend to death with his bare hands. Steven M. Speakman, 37, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of...

 

Alfalfa County marriage license filings

Marriage License Filings Skylee Glenn Fox and Karen Sue Lange, both of Cherokee: Marriage license ($50)....

 

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 Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, August 9, 2021 6:52 a.m. – Medic needed for a female having a seizure. No transport needed. 8:54 a.m. – Report of a fight between mother and daughter. Daughter pulled a knife on the mother’s fiancé and his hand was cut. The mother...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    August 18, 2021

Alfalfa County commissioners award bids

At Monday's meeting, Alfalfa County commissioners Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague, and Mike Roach modified requisitioning and receiving officers. One was for the name change of County Clerk Laneta Unruh's name to Laneta Schwerdtfeger. The others were for...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    August 18, 2021

Garage fires determined arson, Martin purchases old police station for new business

About 3:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9, the first fire was set on a garage in Kiowa, Kansas. That was the same day as the August meeting of Kiowa's City Council at 7. During staff reports at the meeting the fire was mentioned and assured by officials it...

 

Two Enid men face more charges in copper thefts

Two Enid men who were charged following an attempt to elude officers now face another string of charges. A story in the Aug. 4 Newsgram reported on two men charged in the theft of oilfield copper and...

 

Parents of 3-year-old boy who died at dentist office sue

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old boy who died after a procedure to pull teeth at a Wichita dentist's office filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday. Angel Zapata and Nancy Valenzuela, of Scott City, argue in the lawsuit that their so...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    August 18, 2021

GOP claims Kansas governor is spending COVID funds illegally

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are accusing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration of illegally spending at least $86 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds by not getting their approval first. Kelly's office on...

 

Man killed at birthday party in Wichita; suspect in custody

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting death at a birthday party in south Wichita. Police say Robertino Gomez, 25, of Wichita, was killed at the party Sunday evening. A suspect, 42-year-old Marcello Ibarra, was arrested and is...

 

Ex-Kansas athletic trainer sentenced for sexual exploitation

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former high school athletic trainer in Junction City has been sentenced to two months in a county jail and three years' probation for sending obscene photos and text messages to an underage student. Brandon Martino,...

 

Susan B. Anthony photo, found in attic, now going to auction

GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — A rare framed photograph of Susan B. Anthony is being auctioned with a starting price of $5,000. The 20-by-16-inch (51-by-41-centimeter) photo was found in an concealed attic space in a building in Geneva, New York, after the...

 

Wet and unwelcome, Fred spawns twisters and flooding in US

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Fred weakened to a depression and spawned several apparent tornadoes in Georgia and North Carolina on Tuesday as it dumped heavy rains into the Appalachian mountains along a path that could cause flash floods as...

 

Tropical storm feeds growing anger in quake-stricken Haiti

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt Tuesday to the Haitian government's response to the deadly weekend earthquake, feeding the growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless. Gr...

 

After years of suspicion, reckoning for high-flying R. Kelly

NEW YORK (AP) — Most people know him for "I Believe I Can Fly," the 1996 sing-along hit that became an inspirational anthem played at school graduations, weddings and in advertisements. Or possibly for a stinging parody by comedian Dave Chappelle....

 

More protection: US likely to authorize COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — After struggling for months to persuade Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials could soon face a fresh challenge: talking vaccinated people into getting booster shots to gain longer-lasting protection as the...

 

Fueled by winds, largest wildfire moves near California city

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters faced dangerously windy weather Tuesday as they struggled to keep the nation's largest wildfire from moving toward a Northern California city and other small mountain communities. Forecasters issued red flag...

 
 By MARK LONG    Sports    August 18, 2021

Tim Tebow's comeback story ends with Jaguars cutting him

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow's comeback and NFL career are over. The Jacksonville Jaguars waived Tebow on Tuesday, parting with the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner who switched from quarterback to tight end in hopes of rejuvenating his pro footba...

 
 By DAVID PITT    Regional    August 18, 2021

At Midwest state fairs no masks required, vaccines are free

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nestled between corn dog stands, animal barns and booths touting hot tubs and John Deere tractors, a Hy-Vee pharmacist and several nurses have been administering COVID-19 vaccines at the Iowa State Fair to anyone eligible...

 

Taliban encounter Afghan cities remade in their absence

Ezanullah, one of thousands of young Taliban fighters from the countryside who rode into Afghanistan's capital over the weekend, had never seen anything like it. The paved streets of Kabul were lined with towering apartment blocks, glass office...

 

Taliban promise women's rights, security under Islamic rule

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women's rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful...

 

California drought takes toll on world's top almond producer

FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — As temperatures recently reached triple digits, farmer Joe Del Bosque inspected the almonds in his parched orchard in California's agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley, where a deepening drought threatens one of the state's...

 

Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have discovered a remarkably well-preserved skeleton during excavations of a tomb that also shed light on the cultural life of the city before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD...

 

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