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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...

 

Attorneys argue over school shooter's fate: death or prison

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor and defense attorney for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz agreed Tuesday that his 2018 attack that killed 17 people was horrible, but disagreed in their closing arguments on whether it was an act of ev...

 

Smashing success: NASA asteroid strike results in big nudge

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacecraft that plowed into a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away succeeded in shifting its orbit, NASA said Tuesday in announcing the results of its save-the-world test. The space agency attempted the...

 

UN, G7 decry Russian attack on Ukraine as possible war crime

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces showered Ukraine with more missiles and munition-carrying drones Tuesday after widespread strikes killed at least 19 people in an attack the U.N. human rights office described as "particularly shocking" and...

 

Conservative PACs inject millions into local school races

As Republicans and Democrats fight for control of Congress this fall, a growing number of conservative political action groups are targeting their efforts closer to home: at local school boards. Their aim is to gain control of more school systems...

 

Bodies exhumed from mass grave in Ukraine's liberated Lyman

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — Covered head-to-toe in protective suits, forensic workers pulled several bodies wrapped in black plastic from a mass grave Tuesday in Ukraine's devastated city of Lyman, part of an arduous effort to piece together evidence of...

 

6 tips you can use to help improve your credit score

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit scores are complicated and because rating agencies consider many factors, the process of improving them can look different for everyone. When Willard Carpenter, 68, wanted a loan to open a new business, he realized that his...

 

UK spy chief says rise of China world's top security issue

LONDON (AP) — The head of Britain's cyber-intelligence agency on Tuesday accused China of trying to "rewrite the rules of international security," saying Beijing is using its economic and technological clout to clamp down at home and exert control...

 

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Dylann Roof, who killed 9

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Dylann Roof, who challenged his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. Roof had asked the court to decide...

 
 By ERIC OLSON    Sports    October 12, 2022

AP Big 12 midseason honoree Martinez enjoys winning feeling

Adrian Martinez had done just about everything in his first four years of college football except play on a winning team. Those wins are finally coming for him at Kansas State. The 17th-ranked Wildcats (5-1, 3-0) sit atop the Big 12 standings in...

 

No. 19 Kansas likely missing QB Daniels for trip to Oklahoma

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will likely be without star quarterback Jalon Daniels, who hurt his right shoulder in last week's loss to TCU, leaving backup Jason Bean to start when the No. 19 Jayhawks visit struggling Oklahoma on Saturday. Daniels...

 

Talk about police bias scrutinized in Kansas governor's race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general told a racial justice commission two years ago that racial bias "obviously" exists in law enforcement, but he said Tuesday that he wasn't saying systemic racism exists and stood by campaign...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's logs

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:20 p.m. – Report of a women who had been bitten by dog. Advised it broke the skin. Medic en route to check on the female. Officer advised the dog came at him and he was putting it down. Officer advised he took the...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Barber County real estate transactions Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 522: Rad Farms, LLC, convey unto Rick A. Rad advice and Ellen Radavich. All that part of section 21 lying south and east of the Hardtner Shortcut, and the northeast quarter,...

 

Barber County court filings

Traffic Citations Michael Sowter has been cited for driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked. Elicit Marie Tune has been cited for maximum speed limit. Bryan Gene Rucker has been cited for driving while license suspended (third or subsequent...

 

Alfalfa County commissioner Mike Roach out for few weeks

Alfalfa County Commissioner Mike Roach didn't miss much at Monday's meeting. While he was out for surgery (and will be for a few weeks), the other two commissioners, Jay Hague and Marvin Woodall, were joined by Laura Dugger, Roach's substitute...

 

Alfalfa County real estate

Book 885 page 206: Brent Goss and Colleen Goss convey unto Bobbie L. Steele. Lots 22, 23 and 24, in block 24 in First Addition to the Town of Aline, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 885 page 207: Timothy Ray Troutt and Elizabeth Bastion...

 

Deadline to request absentee ballot for general election in Alfalfa County approaches

Voters in Alfalfa County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 8 General Election should apply now. Absentee ballots are available to any registered voter, provided they are eligible to vote in the election requested. No excuse is...

 

Enid man charged in theft of firearm, controlled substances

An Enid man has been charged with burglary in Alfalfa County following a report by a homeowner. Daniel Everett Baxley, 36, of Enid, has been charged with burglary in the second degree and with...

 

Cherokee school board hears about improved financial outlook

High School Principal Lane Pruett spoke to the Cherokee School Board Monday about the annual dropout report. “This is for the 2021 school year,” he emphasized. The high school had a dropout rate of 0.97 percent (representing one student), and...

 

'Let Your Spirit Shine' winners for South Barber Homecoming Parade and downtown poles

It was a beautiful day for South Barber's 2022 Football Homecoming Parade last Friday afternoon. The theme was "Let Your Spirit Shine." The "Best Theme Award" went to the senior class with a shiny...

 

Mayor vetoes the change to city's animal ordinance, council overrides his veto

Whether to change a city code regarding allowing undomesticated animals in yards in a larger perimeter throughout the community was addressed at Kiowa's City Council October meeting Monday night. The subject was addressed at a few previous meetings....

 

Are you smokin' meat? Get creative with your Halloween costume, decorated pumpkin

Leaves are slowly turning to autumn colors and blowing off the trees. The evenings and mornings are cool and beautiful. October has finally arrived after the miserably hot summer. These changes mean...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    October 12, 2022

Officer highlight

Hunter Durkee is a Waynoka High School junior and is currently serving as the 2022-2023 Waynoka FFA chapter secretary. He is the son of Jeremy and Kara Durkee and brother to Jorjia Durkee. Durkee has...

 

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