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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...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 7:33 a.m. Report of a calf out north of town by the water tower. 9:25 a.m. Woods County advised of a reckless truck headed east on State Highway 45. Deputy made no contact. 10:35 a.m. Caller advised of two loose pit bulls...

 

Barber County Sheriff's Office log

November 5, 2018 Medicine Lodge EMS responded to a call on northeast Golden Road. November 6, 2018 Medicine Lodge EMS transported a patient to Pratt. Medicine Lodge EMS responded to a call on east Washington. Kiowa EMS responded to a call on Miller...

 

Find a `Country Christmas' in Medicine Lodge Sunday, Nov. 18

The holiday season is upon us and the Medicine Lodge community plans to start with a Country Christmas and open house this Sunday, Nov. 18. For a hearty lunch and chance to have photo opportunities with a North American reindeer, go to the Gyp Hills...

 

KDH considers reimbursements with `rollercoaster' numbers

The Kiowa District Hospital is a tax-supported entity that relies on local and county taxes and also reimbursement through Medicare. As a small rural hospital, KDH has status as a Critical Access Hospital. Those reimbursement rates vary based on a...

 

Two injured in icy bridge accident

Two people were injured in a collision in Major County Monday morning. The wreck occurred at 6:35 a.m. on State Highway 58 approximately two miles south of Fairview. According to the highway patrol...

 

Oklahoma finance officials say collections top expectations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State finance officials say collections to Oklahoma's main government operating fund exceeded the official estimate by 2 percent last month, another signal that the state's economy is continuing to move in the right direction....

 

Oklahoma police officers kill 2 men in separate shootings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint and was later fatally shot by officers was found by use of a tracking device he had unknowingly taken from the store during the robbery, police in Oklahoma City said Tuesday. The m...

 

New Oklahoma governor names 9 members of transition team

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's newly elected governor is naming several prominent GOP-connected business people and other professionals to lead his transition team as he prepares to take office in January. Republican mortgage company owner Kevin...

 

Oklahoma House Democrats to select new leader

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two central Oklahoma representatives are seeking to become the next leader of the state's House Democrats, a caucus that shrunk during last week's election. Reps. Emily Virgin of Norman and Jason Dunnington of Oklahoma City...

 

Funeral services held for 2 Oklahoma students shot to death

BEGGS, Okla. (AP) — Classes have been canceled at an Oklahoma school district so students can attend funeral services for two students who were shot to death. Beggs Public Schools was closed Tuesday for funerals of 16-year-old Kloee Toliver and...

 

Freedom students' work selected for inclusion in poetry digest

Freedom Public Schools Board of Education met Monday night despite classes being cancelled for a snow day. All members were present, along with Superintendent James Miller, Principal Michelle Shelite, and Minutes Clerk Patricia Dauphin. The group...

 

Man who made hoax call in deadly 'swatting' pleads guilty

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. Tyler R....

 

Man convicted in 2013 Salina homicide dies in prison

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A man who helping to beat a Salina woman with a chain before strangling and drowning her has died. The Kansas Department of Corrections says 30-year-old Joel Heil died Sunday. Hiel was in prison after pleading guilty to...

 

South Barber School Board approves winter stipends for employees

The November board meeting of South Barber School USD255 lasted just over 30 minutes Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller and Board Clerk Julie Johnson sat at the head of the table with board president Mark Pollock as he called the meeting...

 

Unwelcome shenanigans in Alfalfa County courthouse restroom prompt action

There wasn’t much to the agenda for Alfalfa County commissioners this week. Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Ray “Toby” Walker sat at the meeting table and got down to business, starting with items of a routine nature. The trio took time to review...

 

Montana hunter recovering after grizzly bear breaks arm

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana elk hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear is recovering at a hospital. Anders Broste tells the Daily Inter Lake newspaper Monday that he thinks he surprised the bear Sunday morning. The 36-year-old who lives...

 

Restaurant owner sentenced for claiming to pay minimum wage

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a suburban Kansas City restaurant was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for falsely claiming he was paying his workers minimum wage. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced Tuesday that 39-year-old...

 

Kelly picks veteran, bipartisan group to lead transition

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly has named a veteran, bipartisan group of four people to lead her transition team. Kelly announced the appointments Tuesday. The team includes Jordanna Zeigler, the manager of the incoming...

 

Kansas City health changes course on homeless picnics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City health officials allowed a group of volunteers to feed the homeless in parks across the city a week after some health inspectors threw home-cooked chili, sandwiches and soup into trash cans and poured bleach on...

 

Jackson Co. won't prosecute most marijuana possession cases

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says her office will not prosecute most marijuana possession cases. Voters last week overwhelmingly approved amending the Missouri constitution to allow medical marijuana. Peters...

 

Exam ordered for man accused of attack in welfare office

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency examination for a 19-year-old man charged with sexually assaulting a girl in a child welfare office. Michael Anthony Hamer is charged in Johnson County with rape and aggravated indecent...

 

Man arrested in Wichita shootout paroled in July

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Records show that a man arrested in a deadly Wichita shootout had been paroled just a few months earlier for a 2008 killing. The Wichita Eagle reports that 28-year-old Aubrey Montez Oliver was booked into the Sedgwick County...

 

Kansas State student who returned scholarship honored

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas State student who gave back a scholarship he didn't need is being honored with a new scholarship named for him. Justin Schmutz, a senior in biological systems engineering, had twice earned a $12,000 4-H Vanier...

 

Fifth lawsuit filed against opioid maker, Kansas doctor

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A fifth lawsuit has been filed in Kansas against an opioid maker and a doctor accused in a prescription kickback scheme. The Kansas City Star reports that Timothy Farquhar filed the lawsuit last week in Johnson County against...

 

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