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Oklahoma court overturns $465M opioid ruling against J&J

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law in the first case of its kind in...

 

Big 12 eyeing as many as 9 of 10 teams bowl-eligible

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bizarre nature of the college football season in the Big 12 can be summed up by the fact that TCU and Texas Tech, both having already fired their coaches, could be headed to bowl games in a few short weeks. In fact,...

 

FBI: Suspected serial killer's tattoo played role in capture

Security camera footage, shell casings and a small but distinctive tattoo played pivotal roles in the arrest of a man suspected in at least six killings over the past two months in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. The St. Louis Circuit...

 

Kansas lawmakers closer to special session on COVID mandates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Support is growing among Republicans to call the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature into a special session before Thanksgiving to enact new laws for protecting workers who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Senate...

 

Thousands of red UK phone boxes to be protected from closure

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of Britain's iconic red phone boxes will be protected from removal under new rules, the U.K.'s telecommunications regulator said Tuesday. The public payphone boxes may look like obsolete relics in an age of ubiquitous...

 

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 10 former White House aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators issued subpoenas Tuesday to 10 former officials who worked for Donald Trump at the end of his presidency, an effort to find out more about what the president was doing and saying as his supporters violently...

 

Pathologist: Rittenhouse shot first man at close range

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The first man killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was shot at a range of just a few feet and had soot injuries that could indicate he had his hand over the barrel of Rittenhouse's rifle, a pathologist testified...

 

Rapper's rowdy past raises red flags in Astroworld lawsuits

Lawsuits are piling up less than a week after the deadly crowd crush at the Astroworld concert, and legal experts say it's not looking good for rapper Travis Scott and the companies behind the tragic event in Houston. Several legal experts told The...

 

Probe finds Trump officials repeatedly violated Hatch Act

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 13 former Trump administration officials violated the law by intermingling campaigning with their official government duties, according to a new federal investigation released Tuesday. The report from the Office of Special...

 

Belarus TV: American facing Jan. 6 riot charges seeks asylum

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An American who faces criminal charges from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is seeking asylum in Belarus, the country's state TV reported, in a move that could further heighten tensions between the turbulent former Soviet...

 

Haiti priest recounts abduction by gang holding missionaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Rev. Jean-Nicaisse Milien felt the cool barrel of a gun against his right ear. The Haitian priest and nine other people had just been kidnapped while driving through the outskirts of the Haitian capital,...

 

The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen warned Tuesday that the "metaverse," the all-encompassing virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of yet more personal...

 

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 real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 876 page 8: Dana Forcum and Robert Forcum, unto Dana Forcum and Robert Forcum; Debora Storme nd Ronald Storm; and Gayla Forcum; and Cynthia Pekrul. The northwest quarter of section 12, township north; range 11 WIM. Joint...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Monday, November 1, 2021 During this day there were two traffic stops. 7:22 a.m. – Medic needed for a female found on the floor in the 200 block of 6th Street. 7:48 a.m. – Report of a reckless driver headed south into Cherokee. 1:10 p.m. ...

 

DONALD ALLEN LENHART

Donald Allen Lenhart of Freedom, Oklahoma, was born on August 23, 1948, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away on November 9, 2021, in Vici, Oklahoma, at the age of 73. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Sunnyside...

 

NEVA ROSA POLSON

Neva Rosa (Gransbury) Polson, 92, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the Share Convalescent Home in Alva, Oklahoma. She was born on March 16, 1929, on the farm east of Amorita, Oklahoma, to...

 

Senate Review

Next week, on Nov. 15, the Legislature will convene in special session to complete our work on redistricting. Every 10 years, following the year in which the U.S. Census is conducted, the members of the Senate and House have the responsibility of...

 

The BBQ meats were smokin' hot at Kiowa's Fall Fest

On a cool, beautiful Halloween day in Kiowa, Kansas, during Fall Fest the tempting aroma of BBQ meats cooking wafted through the air at Centennial Park. Guys who love to smoke meat entered the annual...

 

Alfalfa County commissioners sign warrants, approve routine business

At the Alfalfa County commissioners' regular monthly meeting, county clerk Laneta Schwerdtfeger started off the meeting with an enormous pile of paperwork for the commissioners to sign, primarily M&O warrants for payments, purchase orders and other...

 

Freedom school board discusses Superintendent evaluation

At a very brief meeting Monday, the Freedom Board of Education approved the consent agenda, which consisted of past meeting minutes; encumbrances for the general, building and child nutrition funds; the treasurer's report and activity fund reports....

 

Cherokee students rake in the awards

The regular monthly meeting of the Cherokee school board started off with the sound of buttons bursting with pride. Students on the girls cross country team and those on the one-act team had achieved exceptional recognition at the state level, and...

 

Longtime vocal teacher Cathy Cox to retire from South Barber at end of school year

Monday night South Barber USD255 held their November meeting with all members present including President Mark Pollock, Brian Quick, Deb Helfrich, Jenna Mostert, Mike Miller, Ryan Molz and Emily Lohma... Full story

 

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