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Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

WASHINGTON (AP) — In March, as claims about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help. By...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Biden tale of Amtrak conductor doesn't add up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is spinning a convoluted tale of an Amtrak conductor who congratulated him during his vice presidency for logging more miles riding the train home to Delaware than by flying on Air Force Two. "I apologize becau...

 

Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

HONOLULU (AP) — Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant or theater closely inspects your vaccination card and checks it against your photo ID. Or,...

 

Billionaire tax runs into criticism; big Biden plan in flux

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' idea for a new billionaires' tax to help pay for President Joe Biden's social services and climate change plan has quickly run into criticism as too cumbersome, but party leaders insisted on Tuesday that a deal on...

 

Senators put YouTube, TikTok, Snap on defensive on kids' use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they're doing to ensure young users' safety on their platforms. Citing the harm that can come to vulnerable young...

 

Congress plans fixes for US military's AWOL weapons problems

Congress is set to force America's armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives, imposing new rules in response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes....

 

Majority in US concerned about climate: AP-NORC/EPIC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to a vital U.N. climate summit at a time when a majority of Americans regard the deteriorating climate as a problem of high importance to them, an increase from just a few years ago. About 6 out of 10...

 

Seven-day average of Oklahoma virus cases dips below 1,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma said Tuesday that a decline in coronavirus cases statewide is likely due to more people being vaccinated combined with natural immunity of those previously infected, but...

 

Hearing delayed for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A clemency hearing for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones scheduled for Tuesday has been delayed for a week while his legal challenge is pending in federal court. The five-member Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is now set...

 

Kids with obesity need acceptance from family and friends, not just better diet tips, to succeed at managing their weight

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Amanda Harrist, Oklahoma State University and Laura Hubbs-Tait, Oklahoma State University (THE CONVERSATION) Hundreds of programs over t...

 

Woman found dead near car linked to missing Arkansas woman

KANSAS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman's body was found in northeastern Oklahoma near the vehicle and personal items that belonged to an 82-year-old woman who had been reported missing in Arkansas. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation...

 

KBI: Man kills self after kidnapping, standoff in Glen Elder

GLEN ELDER, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a kidnapping died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long standoff during the weekend, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. On Saturday, a 78-year-old man reported to Mitchell County...

 

Alligator crawls out of drain at Alabama apartment complex

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama apartment complex was paid a visit by an unusual guest as children were coming home from school Monday afternoon: an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain. Kenisha Miller and her boyfriend, Anthony Patterson,...

 

Too good to be true?

I had conversations last week with two different people about some fishy offers. One occurred to someone else, but the other affected me and the newspaper. In the small towns of this area, people are...

 

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:18 p.m. – Medic needed for a female that had fallen. Wednesday, October 20, 2021 During this day there were three traffic stops, one report of cattle out and one controlled burn. 8:38 a.m. – Report of property damage...

 

Alfalfa County looking to hire part-time help for 911 department

In last week's Alfalfa County commissioner story, it was reported there were no changes to district boundaries. Though accurate and no actual boundaries changed, there was a slight change in population, causing residents of Nescatunga to be added to...

 

Booster doses now available for Moderna and Janssen Covid-19 vaccines

The Woods County Health Department is now accepting booster dose appointments for all three authorized or approved Covid-19 vaccines in the United States; Pfizer, Moderna and J&J. For those who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, t...

 

An arrest warrant led to drug charges for Cherokee woman

A Cherokee woman arrested on a warrant and larceny of merchandise later had drug charges added. According to court records, on Oct. 18 at approximately 8:31 p.m. Cherokee Police Chief Ryan McNeil was...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves annual budgets

This is a busy time of year for the Woods County Excise Board as they approve budgets from various county entities in addition to their regular work. The excise board met Monday afternoon in a...

 

Woods County EMS Board holds first meeting

The first meeting of the new Woods County EMS Board was held Monday afternoon in the county courthouse conference room. The board members were appointed on Oct. 18 by the Woods County Commissioners....

 

Woods County EMS Board holds first meeting

The first meeting of the new Woods County EMS Board was held Monday afternoon in the county courthouse conference room. The board members were appointed on Oct. 18 by the Woods County Commissioners....

 

Woods County budget $872,000 lower for this year

The Woods County estimate of needs budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, is about $872,000 less than the previous year. This year the county budgeted $12.6 million. The Health Fund is...

 

Another person charged in Vance farm burglary

Charges have been filed against another person in the March 2020 burglary at the Vance farm south of Helena on Beckham Road. Ronna and Roderick Vance learned about a possible break-in from a...

 

City of Kiowa water project well over half finished; unexpected news

When the Kiowa City Council opened their October meeting they were in for a few surprises. Councilmember Jason Thayer told his fellow councilmen he might not be there for the next meeting. In fact, he might be moving 1,500 miles away. “Just a...

 

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