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Alfalfa County Divorce Filings

Divorce Filings William O. Martin, Helena, vs. Amanda K. Martin: divorce (no amount). Terri Lynn Henderson, Helena, vs. Kenneth Ray Choate, Helena: divorce ($262.14)....

 

Attorney for Oklahoma priest says abuse claim not credible

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for a Roman Catholic priest who was removed from his ministry pending an investigation of alleged sexual abuse of a minor says the allegation isn't credible. Attorney Stephen Jones represents the Rev. James Mickus,...

 

Man accused of making explosives threat in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who was spotted taking unusual photos of a memorial to Oklahoma City bombing victims and who warned his sister in Iran that hundreds more people would die has been arrested on a complaint of threatening to kill with...

 

Body found in Coweta field, may be that of missing woman

COWETA, Okla. (AP) — Police in northeastern Oklahoma say a body found in a field may be that of a woman reported missing on Halloween. Coweta Police Chief Mike Bell says the body found Monday appears to have been in the field about two weeks and...

 

VoteCast: Kansas voters divided on state of nation

Voters casting midterm election ballots in Kansas are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for governor and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP...

 

Kansas voters to decide whether to promote Kris Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters were deciding Tuesday whether to promote to governor Kris Kobach, a strong ally of President Donald Trump, who wants to crack down on immigrants living in the state illegally and resume conservative tax-cutting...

 

Couple gets life sentences in torture killing of Kansas man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A couple has received the maximum sentence for torturing and killing a Kansas man in a crime that the judge called "horrific beyond imagination." Jeff and Heidi Hillard were recently convicted of participating in the November...

 

Kansas GOP tries to hold House seat with novice candidate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are trying to hold on to an eastern Kansas congressional seat Tuesday with a little-known candidate who spent most of his adult life outside the state and was caught embellishing his credentials. The district represe...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 835 page 868: John Frederick Lawrence and Melinda Kay Lawrence, husband and wife, party of the first part, convey unto Lonnie D. Morris and Donald A. Dreher II, party of the second part, the west 50 feet of lots 13-18 in...

 

Driver who brought immigrants to Kansas pleads guilty

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old man from Mexico has pleaded guilty to unlawfully driving himself and 10 others people who were in the U.S. illegally from Arizona to Kansas. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Alex They Maya-Dimas pleaded...

 

Jury selection begin in Lawrence triple homicide case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trials of three men accused in a shooting that left three people dead in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 170 potential jurors showed up...

 

Federal judge seeks cult leader's arrest in $8M judgment

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas is seeking the arrest of a cult leader who hasn't complied with court orders related to an $8 million judgment for a woman who said he forced her to work without pay for a decade. Royall Jenkins,...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:56 a.m. Caller advised the subject kicked her in the head and choked her. Caller wanted to talk to a deputy, saying they were the only one who could handle the subject. Advised sheriff. Sheriff advised he would send a...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Loretta Lynn Evans has been charged with interference with law enforcement officer; falsely reporting a crime intending to obstruct; driving while suspended, first conviction; and exceeding maximum speed limits. Civil Filings Dirks...

 

NASA conducts quiet sonic boom tests near Texas Gulf Coast

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — NASA is monitoring how residents living near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could significantly reduce commercial flight times. NASA launched a...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 143 page 534: Heath M. Landwehr, a single man, grantor, conveys unto WWR Land & Cattle LLC, grantee. The south half of the southwest quarter of section 14, township 30 south, range 13 west of 6th PM. The northwest quarter...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

October 28, 2018 Medicine Lodge ambulance transported patient from Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital to Pratt. October 29, 2018 Deputy Woods investigated a theft on Papoose Road. October 30, 2018 Sheriff Small and Deputy Woods investigated a...

 

Facebook admits not doing enough to prevent Myanmar violence

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is admitting that it didn't do enough to prevent its services from being used to incite violence and spread hate in Myanmar. The company "can and should do more" to protect human rights and ensure it isn't used to foment...

 

Commissioners in Alfalfa County consider new telecom vendor for courthouse

Commissioners in Alfalfa County enjoyed a change of pace at their regular Monday morning meeting, breaking away from the usual order of the agenda to hear information on internet and telephone service from a representative from Dobson Technologies....

 

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram...

 

Assessing Alva student learning, board hears report

Alva School Board members heard about ongoing assessments of student learning from Shane Feely, principal at Washington Early Childhood Center. Since the state moved away from Common Core and set up new academic standards, Alva is now using the MAPS...

 

NASA's Parker spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the sun, just 2 1/2 months after liftoff. The Parker Solar Probe flew within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the sun's surface Monday night. Its speed...

 

Egypt says archaeologists found more artifacts at Cairo dig

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists working at a dig in Cairo have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions dating back up to 4,000 years. The Antiquities Ministry said on Tuesday that the artifacts were the latest finds in...

 

Police: 11-year-old boy leads officers on high-speed chase

BROOKLYN, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy in Ohio led officers on his second high-speed police chase in 13 months, this time after his mother took away a video game console. Police in suburban Cleveland say the boy took off in his...

 

Woman tries to drive away with North Dakota squad car

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Charges are pending against a 23-year-old woman who police say got into a police car and tried to drive away in northeast North Dakota. KFGO radio reports that police responded to a fight early Sunday in Devils Lake, a...

 

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