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Aline man charged with child neglect, drug possession

An Aline man arrested in November has now been charged with two felonies in Woods County. According to court records, on Nov. 15, about 5:20 p.m. Alva Police Officer Jade Cooper and Woods County Undersheriff Keith Dale did a welfare check on...

 

Alva woman charged with operating unlicensed day care

An Alva woman was charged with felony child neglect in November after the fire department responded to a fire alarm at her residence. In that incident on Nov. 7, Bonnie Marie Selvey, 30, was found to be caring not only for her two children but for...

 

Huge crowd braves cold and snow flurries for Rotary toy event

The ACT 1 Theater was filled nearly to capacity as the Alva Rotary Club distributed toys to invited guests at their annual Toys for Tots giveaway Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17. The toys had been...

 

Wardrop resigns from WCEDC

The Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) is looking for a new member. Longtime member Doyle Wardrop has submitted his resignation. The committee is hoping to find someone from the...

 

Kansas man charged in death of motorcyclist

A Kansas man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a motorcyclist in Woods County following an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) and the results of a blood toxicology test. According to court records, the two vehicle...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

Several years ago, middle aged Sabine Becker was enjoying a drive with a friend when suddenly the colors of her world appeared to turn bright red and orange. Very shortly thereafter, she lost the ability to control her car, and it was only quick acti...

 

Baby it's cold outside

If you haven't checked the antifreeze in your car, scrap the engine. It's been a while since we had sustained below-zero wind chills. Bundle up even if only going to the mailbox or feeding the dog....

 

Goldbugs pick up their sixth straight victory over Fairview

FAIRVIEW – The Alva High School Goldbugs picked up their sixth straight win of the season on the road as they faced off with the Fairview Yellow Jackets on Friday night in the Echo Dome following t...

 

Ladybugs come up short despite their fourth quarter surge against the Lady Jackets

FAIRVIEW – Despite a big fourth quarter from the Ladybugs, outscoring the Lady Yellow Jackets 15-10, Alva couldn't overcome that eight-point gap falling in their second straight before the Christmas b...

 

Rangers pick up a win on the road

MOORE – The Northwestern Oklahoma State men’s basketball traveled to face off with Randall University on Saturday for one last game before the Christmas break with a 10-point win. Though Randall University started with the early lead off one mad...

 

The Rangers take a loss on the road against the Eagles

BARTLESVILLE – The Northwestern Oklahoma State women’s basketball team were on the road Saturday afternoon for their final game before the Christmas break against the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Lady Eagles. Though the Rangers had a strong sta...

 

Bison Gun Down Eagles, 89-71

SHAWNEE – Oklahoma Baptist used a 56 percent shooting hand in the second half to drop Oklahoma Wesleyan 89-71 Saturday in the Noble Complex. The Bison trailed by as many as five points in the first half and closed to within 41-40 of the Eagles by h...

 

Storm win fourth straight

BETHANY, Okla. — The streak moves to four now for Southern Nazarene as it wrapped up its non-conference schedule with an 85-74 win over Central Oklahoma. Darryl Gaynor II had an impressive debut with 19 points off of the bench as the junior went 8...

 

Eagles make plays late, survive to win at Panhandle State

GOODWELL, Okla. (Dec. 17, 2016) – Freshman forward Dorian Lopez occasionally frustrates Oklahoma Christian coach Cory Cole, and certainly did so a few times on Saturday afternoon at Oklahoma Panhandle State. But Cole also loves Lopez because Lopez of...

 

Lady Eagles answer 2nd straight road challenge with win at OPSU

GOODWELL, Okla. (Dec. 17, 2016) – For the second time in eight days, Oklahoma Christian positively responded when faced with road adversity on Saturday afternoon at Oklahoma Panhandle State. A cold-shooting OC squad ran into a hot-shooting OPSU team...

 

Hillcats Rally for 71-67 Overtime Win at St. Mary's

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Rogers State men's basketball team rallied to force overtime and went on to win 71-67 at St. Mary's on Saturday to start Heartland Conference play at Bill Greehey Arena. Senior forward Jeylyn Sharpe scored the first nine p...

 

Kindred Scores 18, Hillcats Fall 75-61 at StMU to Start League Play

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Senior forward Natasha Kindred scored a season-high 18 points in a 75-61 loss by the Rogers State women's basketball team at No. 17-ranked St. Mary's in the Heartland Conference opener for both teams at Bill Greehey Arena on S...

 

Jones' Double-Double Leads Lady Bison Basketball to Big Win over Crowley's Ridge

SEARCY – Sydnie Jones came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Harding women's basketball team to an 81-30 win over NAIA Crowley's Ridge at the Rhodes-Reaves Field House. It was Harding's final n...

 

Henderson tripped up by Lions in final game of 2016

Despite getting 30 combined points from Brittany Branum and Torrie Thompson off of the bench, Henderson State fell on Saturday afternoon to Texas A&M-Commerce 65-60 in the Duke Wells Center. The Lions jumped on the Reddies early, winning the first...

 

Reddies Cruise to 108-72 Win Over Ecclesia

Kaylon Tappin scored a game-high 29 points to lead Henderson State to a 108-72 beating of Ecclesia, Friday at the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia, Ark. Five Reddies scored in double-figures with Eric Dailey totaling 14 points, while Toney Foster...

 

Carroll, Evans team for 44, Oklahoma St blows out Wichita St

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jeffrey Carroll scored 22 points on nearly perfect shooting, Jawun Evans also had 22 points and Oklahoma State cruised past Wichita State 93-76 Saturday night. The Cowboys (9-2) were 14 of 28 from the 3-point line and shot 52.5 p...

 

Officer kills man near house where woman, dogs found dead

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police are investigating after an officer fatally shot a man near a house where a woman and three dogs were later found dead. Police spokesman Leland Ashley says officers responded Sunday afternoon to the property on the c...

 

Imprisoned ex-officer in corruption probe seeking release

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An imprisoned ex-Tulsa police officer at the center of one of the worst corruption scandals in the history of the department is petitioning a federal judge for his early release. Former Cpl. Harold Wells was one of four law e...

 

Another year, another budget hole for lawmakers to address

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma budget writers are bracing for yet another gaping hole to work around for the upcoming fiscal year — the third consecutive year with a significant shortfall. Officials estimate a $600 million deficit for the budget tha...

 

Oklahoma bests just 4 states in US health rankings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma ranks ahead of just four states in overall health, according to a report by the United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings. Oklahoma ranks No. 46 in the report released Thursday, one spot worse than in 2015, a...

 

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