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Kansas mom gets 20 years for leading Islamic State battalion

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Kansas native who led an all-female Islamic State battalion when she lived in Syria has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence, after her own children denounced her in court and detailed the...

 

1 dead, 7 wounded after Halloween Party shooting in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One person was killed and seven others were wounded after gunfire erupted at a crowded Halloween party in Kansas City, Kansas. The shooting happened Monday night at a home, the Kansas City Star reported. Between 70 and 100...

 

Man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi held without bail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge on Tuesday ordered the man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home, beating her husband and seeking to kidnap her, to be held without bail. Adam Lipson, a lawyer for defendant David DePa...

 

Families unleash grief and anger on Parkland school shooter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Families of the 17 children and staff members Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered cursed him to hell, wished him a painful death and called him a coward Tuesday as they got their one chance to address him...

 

As housing prices surge, rent control is back on the ballot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Liberty McCoy was out Saturday urging voters to pass a Nov. 8 ballot measure to limit rent increases in Pasadena because she's afraid she'll be priced out of the city where she grew up and where her aging parents live. The...

 

Houston cops seek shooters in Migos rapper Takeoff's slaying

HOUSTON (AP) — The fatal shooting of the rapper Takeoff has Houston police asking for the public's help in identifying who opened fire outside a bowling alley early Tuesday, killing the 28-year-old member of the Grammy-nominated trio Migos and...

 

Supreme Court clears way for Graham testimony in Georgia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for Sen. Lindsey Graham's testimony in a Georgia investigation of possible illegal interference in the 2020 election by then-President Donald Trump and his allies in the state. The...

 

Most candidates for top election posts say no to hand counts

The vast majority of candidates running to become their states' chief election officers oppose hand counting ballots, a laborious and error-prone process that has gained favor among some Republicans embracing conspiracy theories about voting...

 

Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility

New research shows vaccinating pregnant women helped protect their newborns from the common but scary respiratory virus called RSV that fills hospitals with wheezing babies each fall. The preliminary results buoy hope that after decades of failure...

 

Roberts delays handover of Trump tax returns to House panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday put a temporary hold on the handover of former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee. Roberts' order gives the Supreme Court time to weigh the legal issues in...

 

After tragic crush, lost shoes await owners at Seoul gym

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Days after more than 150 Halloween revelers died in South Korea's deadliest crowd surge, a quiet but wrenching reminder of the disaster remained Tuesday: Hundreds of abandoned shoes have been laid out in neat rows in a...

 

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 Communication logs

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 During this day were six traffic stops. 1:39 p.m. – Medic needed in the 400 block of Corn for a female having trouble breathing. 2:14 p.m. – Report of a raccoon in the 300 block of Massachusetts. 2:50 p.m. – Report of...

 

Election day reminders, tips and laws

Voters will head to the polls on Nov. 8 for the general election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Stephanie Jantz recommends voters with questions about their eligibility or polling place call...

 

Alfalfa County receives mulcher bids

By Stacy SanbornThe Alfalfa County commissioners opened two bids Monday morning for a pull-type sod mulcher – one was from RHL Services for $58,889 and the other for $55,550 from Bulldogger Service Inc. Mike Roach, Jay Hague, and Marvin Woodall...

 

Burlington School Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll 7th and 8th grades – Becky Colson, Bodie Cass, Phog German, Morgan Matzke, Evi McNett, Leah Rosenberger, Sam Smith, Angel Stewart, Cort Whitaker, Seth Zahnter 9th through 12th grades – Angel Dowell, Riley Dowell, Tamiya...

 

Homecoming is a big deal in Alva

Downtown Alva was shiny clean. Street markings were bright and clear. There was no litter to be found. It was NWOSU Homecoming weekend when my husband Lynn and I visited Alva to look at a radio...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

One thing people may not realize about the legislative process is how quickly things work for those newly elected to office. Those who win in the Nov. 8 general election, will have only until Dec. 9 to request drafting of bills and joint resolutions...

 

Waynoka School Board reviews options for building indoor track, bus barn

At a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Waynoka Board of Education listened to presentations from construction manager Kris Richardson, architect John Merz, and financial consultant Jordan Smith. The agenda item: “... discussion and possible...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    November 2, 2022

Waynoka FFA attends 95th national convention

Wednesday, Oct. 26, FFA chapter officers, members and sponsors headed to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 95th National FFA Convention. While traveling down one of the many interstates members were able...

 

Family of Wes Smith donates life-sized buffaloes to Alva's Cherokee Strip Museum in his memory

When you drive by Alva's Cherokee Strip Museum and see two life-sized buffaloes "out to pasture" in the yard anchored in cement think of Alva couple Wes and Beth Smith. Anyone who knew Wes would...

 

DAISY WATSON

Daisy Watson was born March 1, 1931, in Forrest City, Arkansas, one of seven children born to Olly Franklin and Dorthy Louise Norton. She passed away on October 27, 2022, at the age of 91. Daisy and her first husband had one child, Imogene Smith....

 

STEPHEN 'Steve' DWIGHT RICH

A celebration of Life for Stephen Dwight Rich, age 69, of Enid, Oklahoma, will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022, in the Grace Mennonite Church with Pastor Mike Sommerfeld officiating. Burial...

 

May the best chef win

Sunday brought a glorious fall day for Kiowa's Fall Fest. The aroma of smoked meat wafting down Main Street made it even better. The Chamber of Commerce thanked all who entered the meat cook-off....

 

21 new coffins found in search for Tulsa Massacre victims

The search for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has turned up 21 additional coffins in unmarked graves in the city's Oaklawn Cemetery, officials said. Seventeen adult-size graves were located Friday and Saturday, Oklahoma State...

 

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