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Oklahoma parole board rejects clemency for death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board narrowly rejected clemency Tuesday for a death row inmate convicted of killing a prison cafeteria worker in 1998, paving the way for the state's first execution in more than six years. The fiv...

 

Study: Vaccines helped reduce COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coronavirus vaccinations have helped reduce COVID-19 infections by 7,500 and deaths by 1,100 among Oklahomans aged 65 and older, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The...

 

Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday temporarily blocked two new anti-abortion laws from taking effect next month, including a measure similar to a Texas abortion ban that effectively bans the procedure after about six weeks of...

 

Audit: Cybersecurity weak for many Kansas school districts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas school districts aren't taking basic steps to protect their computer systems and the privacy of sensitive information collected about students, according to a legislative audit release Tuesday. The report from the...

 

Kansas man charged in the shooting death of his brother

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been charged with murder and domestic battery in the shooting death of his older brother. Ricky Salazar, 34, was arrested last week and charged with second-degree murder in the death of...

 

Wichita police shoot, wound armed women at grocery store

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have shot and wounded an armed woman at a Wichita grocery store, authorities say. Officers rushed to a Whole Foods store after receiving a report that someone was in the parking lot with a gun, police said. They spotted...

 

Kansas county spends more $70K to end cyberattack

WESTMORELAND, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas county paid more than $70,000 to end a cyberattack that crippled its computer systems for about two weeks. Pottawatomie County administrator Chad Kinsley said the attackers had demanded more than $1...

 

Kansas governor bypasses lawmakers, creates child advocate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday created an independent office to review complaints against Kansas' foster care system and recommend changes in child welfare policies, a longtime goal of advocates for abused and neglected children....

 

Convicted sheriff gives thumbs-up review of jail he ran

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and ethics violations is giving five-star reviews to the jail where he spent more than two weeks in custody. Perhaps he should: He ran it for...

 

A wedding with flare: 2 men fined over Coast Guard search

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island men authorities say touched off a needless and expensive ocean search-and-rescue effort when they fired maritime distress flares to celebrate a friend's wedding have agreed to pay $5,000 each to settle the...

 

Officials: California oil pipeline split, apparently dragged

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The pipeline that leaked tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the water off Southern California was split open and apparently dragged along the ocean floor, authorities said Tuesday. Coast Guard Capt. Rebecca...

 

Physics Nobel rewards work on climate change, other forces

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change. Syukuro Manabe...

 

Biden pushes plans as key to keep US from 'losing our edge'

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Calling opponents of his plans "complicit in America's decline," President Joe Biden made the case Tuesday for his ambitious building and social spending proposals by framing them as key to America's global competitiveness and...

 

Russian film crew in orbit to make first movie in space

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space Tuesday on a mission to make the world's first movie in orbit, a project the Kremlin said will help burnish the nation's space glory. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim...

 

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with...

 

Arizona can't use COVID money for anti-mask grants, feds say

The Biden administration on Tuesday ordered Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to stop using the state's federal pandemic funding on a pair of new education grants that can only be directed to schools without mask mandates. In a letter to Ducey, the Treasury...

 

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

PARIS (AP) — Victims of abuse within France's Catholic Church welcomed a historic turning point Tuesday after a new report estimated that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years, providing the country's first...

 

Alfalfa County court records

Misdemeanor Filings Charles Leslie Smith, 54, Jet, has been charged with obstructing an officer. ($351.50) Civil Filings Farmers Exchange, Helena, vs. Aaron Craig Shepard, Helena: collections.($229.14) Traffic Citations Charles Leslie Smith, Jet,...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 874 page 852: John D. Marteney, trustee of the David B. Marteney Revocable Trust, conveys unto John D. Marteney, grantor and trustee of the Purple Hound Dog Revocable Trust. Northwest quarter section 6, township 6,...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, September 27, 2021 6:45 a.m. – Report of a vehicle vs. deer accident and the deer was still alive. 10:51 a.m. – Report of a stolen flat bed at Greer and County Road 640. Tuesday, September 28, 2021 1:53 p.m. – Medic needed for a person...

 

Barber County court filings

Limited Filings Discover Bank vs. Bobbie D. Longer: debt collection. Discover Bank vs. Brian A. Fitzgerald: debt collection. PayDay Motors, Inc. vs. Christopher Swayden: debt collection. Small Claims Filings People’s Bank vs. Michael Schmidt....

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 146 page 360: Michael T. Roe and Christine A. Roe convey unto Joshua W. Hall and Danielle Hall. Beginning at a point 392 feet north and 710.8 feet west of the southeast corner of the southeast quarter of section 2,...

 
 By Stacy Sanborn    Local    October 6, 2021

Appropriations signed in Alfalfa County

The beginning of a new month means lots of paperwork for county commissioners to sign. Monday in Alfalfa County, Marvin Woodall, Jay Hague and Mike Roach went through a stack of appropriations, approving them and the monthly alcohol beverage tax....

 

Revenue improved for Alva School District this year

Revenue for the Alva School District is showing “strong signs of improvement,” said Superintendent Tim Argo Monday. He provided charts to the school board comparing revenue and expenses through...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Local    October 6, 2021

KDH board meets new daycare director, applies for more Covid funds, sees more cases

The Kiowa District Hospital is gearing up for their annual Health Fair on Oct. 22, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Boo to the Flu – October 22.” The health fair and much more was discussed at the KDH Sept. 28 meeting of the board of directors...

 

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