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Judge rules against Oklahoma in attempt to execute inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday rejected Oklahoma's attempt to have a federal prisoner transferred to state custody so he can be executed. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor denied Oklahoma's request to have inmate John...

 

Massive US storm brings tornadoes to South, blizzard threat

DALLAS (AP) — A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes that wrecked homes and injured a handful of people in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky...

 

Company starting to recover oil from Kansas pipeline spill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The company operating a pipeline that leaked about 14,000 bathtubs' worth of crude oil into a northeastern Kansas creek is recovering at least a small part of it from what was the largest onshore crude oil spill in nine years....

 

Kobach to nominate ex-primary rival Mattivi as KBI director

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General-elect Kris Kobach says he is nominating a former longtime federal prosecutor who also was among his Republican primary rivals to be the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's next director. Kobach announced Tue...

 

Mars rover captures 1st sound of dust devil on red planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — What's a dust devil sound like on Mars? A NASA rover by chance had its microphone on when a whirling tower of red dust passed directly overhead, recording the racket. It's about 10 seconds of not only rumbling gusts of...

 

FTX founder charged in scheme to defraud crypto investors

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government charged Samuel Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, with a host of financial crimes on Tuesday, alleging he intentionally deceived customers and investors to enrich himself...

 

EXPLAINER: Why fusion could be a clean-energy breakthrough

The major advance in fusion research announced in Washington on Tuesday was decades in coming, with scientists for the first time able to engineer a reaction that produced more power than was used to ignite it. Using powerful lasers to focus...

 

Fusion breakthrough is a milestone for climate, clean energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists announced Tuesday that they have for the first time produced more energy in a fusion reaction than was used to ignite it — a major breakthrough in the decades-long quest to harness the process that powers the sun....

 

The AP Interview: Hutchinson says Trump worst choice for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is considering running for president, on Tuesday called a third Donald Trump White House bid the "worst scenario" for Republicans and said his call for terminating parts of the Constitution hurts...

 

Messi, Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to reach World Cup final

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi is back in the World Cup final with Argentina on his mission to win soccer's biggest prize for the first time. And, at 35, he could hardly be playing any better. Messi converted a penalty and had a hand in the...

 

A slowdown in US inflation eases some pressure on households

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation in the United States slowed again last month in the latest sign that price increases are cooling despite the pressures they continue to inflict on American households. Consumer prices rose 7.1% in November from a year...

 

US poised to approve Patriot missile battery for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is poised to approve sending a Patriot missile battery to Ukraine, finally agreeing to an urgent request from Ukrainian leaders desperate for more robust weapons to shoot down incoming Russian missiles, U.S. officials...

 

AP's top albums 2022: 'Renaissance,' 'Motomami,' Bad Bunny

Ten of the best albums of the year, as selected by The Associated Press entertainment journalists. BEYONCÉ, "RENAISSANCE" Few would be shocked that Beyoncé's "Renaissance" would makes our top albums list, but just because it's low hanging fruit...

 

Biden signs gay marriage bill at White House ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed gay marriage legislation into law Tuesday before a crowd of thousands, a ceremony that reflected growing acceptance of same-sex unions. "This law and the love it defends strike a blow against hate in...

 

Supreme Court will review conviction in murder-for-hire case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal arising from a murder-for-hire ordered by the onetime leader of a violent international crime ring. The justices said they will review the case of Adam Samia, who is serving a...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. A 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 887 page 185: Hershel R. Kiser and Linda Kiser convey unto Sarah A. Dillon. Lots 10–12, in block 37 in the Original Town of Jet, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 887 page 192: Wanda June Choate conveys unto...

 

Burlington Co-op and O.K. Grain Cooperative in Kiowa to merge in April 2023

It's official. After a joint meeting of the Burlington Co-op stockholders and also the O.K. Grain Cooperative stockholders in Kiowa, Kansas, the two entities are merging as of April 1, 2023. Based on...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office Filings

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:44 a.m. – Report of loose guard dog in the yard in the 1100 block of Kansas. Advised the dog was aggressive and wouldn’t let them out of the house. Officer was unable to locate the dog. 9:55 a.m. – Report of a...

 

No decisions made yet for Alfalfa County officer salary

Marvin Woodall of the Alfalfa County commissioners wasn't present at Monday's meeting, but commissioner-elect Nate Ross sat in for him at the table with Mike Roach and Jay Hague. (Ross did not have voting power.) After approving the minutes from...

 

Cherokee FCCLA competes in district STAR competition

Twenty-one members of the Cherokee FCCLA chapter traveled to Fairview on Dec. 7 for the Oklahoma FCCLA North-1 District STAR Event Competition. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition)...

 

South Barber School Board hears presentation on new concessions building, football field, track

South Barber's Board of Education December meeting lasted nearly three hours with two presentations made. One of those was by Steve Noble, director of business development for Mammoth Sports Construct...

 

Cherokee FCCLA competes in district STAR competition

Twenty-one members of the Cherokee FCCLA chapter traveled to Fairview on Dec. 7 for the Oklahoma FCCLA North-1 District STAR Event Competition. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are...

 
 By Breya Beck    Local    December 14, 2022

Waynoka FFA Ag shop projects

The Waynoka ag shop students have been very productive fabricating different projects for the upcoming trophy auction as well as a few other projects. Xhalin Flores and Titus Delano have been working on an American flag welding project. Teegun...

 

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