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After school shootings, are states making classrooms safer?

The shooting last May that killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, led to pledges by governors in several states to make classrooms safer. But their speed in following through has varied. Here's a look at...

 

Investigators: New DNA in 20-year-old Kansas double murder

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Investigators announced Tuesday that they have collected new DNA evidence they hope will lead to a break in the killing of two Kansas women at a bakery 20 years ago. A delivery driver found the bodies of 24-year-old Mandi Al...

 

Missouri renews K-State rivalry with non-conference match-up

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman remembers when Missouri and Kansas State played every year in football, back before money-grabbing university administrators ushered in an era of conference realignment at the expense of deep-seated rivalries...

 

Fears high as Canadian police search for stabbing suspect

JAMES SMITH CREE FIRST NATION, Saskatchewan (AP) — Fears ran high Tuesday on an Indigenous reserve in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan after police warned that the suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage over the weekend might be nearby and...

 

Stocks drift lower, extending losses into 4th straight week

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Tuesday, extending the market's losses into a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% after bouncing between a gain of 0.5% and a loss of 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.6% and the Nasdaq lost...

 

Video fills in details on alleged Ga. election system breach

ATLANTA (AP) — Two months after the 2020 presidential election, a team of computer experts traveled to south Georgia to copy software and data from voting equipment in an apparent breach of a county election system. They were greeted outside by the...

 

Video fills in details on alleged Ga. election system breach

ATLANTA (AP) — Two months after the 2020 presidential election, a team of computer experts traveled to south Georgia to copy software and data from voting equipment in an apparent breach of a county election system. They were greeted outside by the...

 

What's happening with Ukraine's threatened nuclear plant

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, built during the Soviet era and one of the 10 biggest in the world, has been engulfed by fighting between Russian and Ukrainian troops in recent weeks, fueling concerns of a nuclear catastrophe. Here is a...

 

Looking behind the scenes

I attend a lot of public meetings. Reporting on events is one of my most challenging jobs. When I mention a long two-hour meeting in conversation, I hear comments like “I don’t know how you do...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Business owners in our House district have an opportunity to attend the Second Annual State Suppliers Expo to be held Oct. 11 in Oklahoma City. The purpose of the Expo is to encourage private business owners to do business with the state by giving...

 

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 logs

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 During this day was one traffic stop and one report of cattle being out. 10:50 p.m. – Report of a suspicious person in the alley behind the Thrift Store. 11:06 p.m. – Report of four people at the ACE Hardware parking lot....

 

Annual Friendship Supper at Nash Christian Church

The ladies of Nash Christian Women's Fellowship are honored to have Janet Cordell share some of her experiences during their annual Friendship Supper on Tuesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Nash Christian Church, 116 N, Main in Nash, Okla....

 

Alfalfa County doesn't renew burn ban

Commissioners in Alfalfa County took the action of taking no action on the county's burn ban. Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall conferred and collectively agreed to take no action, as the ban expired just the day before. But, again, officials...

 

Supt. Rousey gives quick update on building project

Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Burlington School Board of Education met for a special morning meeting that lasted just under 30 minutes. President Robert Hill called the meeting to order with five board members present: Lindsey Callison, Terry Graham, Robert...

 

Gov. Stitt speaks on protecting Oklahoma schools at Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference

Following the mass shooting this spring at Uvalde, Texas, elementary school with delayed and controversial law enforcement response, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt told his team, "We do not want that to...

 

Luis Chavez wins 6th consecutive Kiowa Labor Day 5K Race

When the 37th Annual Kiowa 5K Labor Day Race began near 8:20 a.m., Monday morning, the thermometer showed a comfortable 63 degrees. Race co-directors Gayle McNett and Teresa MacKinney confirmed they...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    September 7, 2022

Waynoka FFA officer highlight

Jessica Goucher is the 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA Chapter Sentinel. She is the daughter of Gary Goucher and Vanessa Acton. Goucher says, "I have been in FFA for three years. My father encouraged me to...

 

Pinewood Derby a hit at Kiowa's Labor Day Weekend

Handmade little wooden cars zooming down the track set up in a shelter at Progress Park were a main attraction on Sunday afternoon during Kiowa's Labor Day celebration. It was Kiowa's first Pinewood Derby on this leisurely weekend. The race coincided...

 

ROSEMARY JANE MAGEE

Graveside services for Rosemary Magee were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery north of Carmen, Oklahoma, with Ryan Shelton offficiating. Arrangements were...

 

Federal lawsuit challenges Oklahoma anti-trans bathroom law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of three transgender Oklahoma schoolchildren, arguing the state's new law requiring students use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate is...

 

Chinese man trapped aloft in hydrogen balloon for 2 days

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a man has been found safe after he spent two days aloft in a hydrogen balloon, traveling about 320 kilometers (200 miles), after it became untethered and flew away while he was using it to harvest pine nuts fr...

 

Truss: UK to cap domestic energy prices, end fracking ban

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Liz Truss said Thursday that her government will cap domestic energy prices for homes and businesses to ease a cost-of-living crisis that has left people and businesses across the U.K. facing a bleak winter....

 

Blinken, in Kyiv, unveils $2B in US military aid for Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unscheduled visit to Kyiv on Thursday as the Biden administration announced major new military aid worth more than $2 billion for Ukraine and other European countries threatened...

 

Police arrest Memphis man in livestreamed shootings; 4 dead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman who livestreamed himself driving around Memphis shooting at people, killing four and wounding three others in seemingly random attacks, was finally arrested after crashing a stolen car, police said early Thursday....

 

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