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Want to learn how to ice fish? Agency sets several events

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — People can learn the basics of ice fishing or pick up some tips from experienced anglers during several January events. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said classroom instruction for beginners and families is scheduled...

 

Kansas Supreme Court getting new member, new chief justice

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will have a new member and a new chief justice next week. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly plans to have a Monday morning news conference to name a replacement for former Justice Lee Johnson, who retired in...

 

Drivers still seeing lower gas prices in NJ, around nation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers are still seeing a decline in prices at the pump in New Jersey and around the nation amid lower demand and higher gasoline stocks. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on...

 

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn't work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her...

 

Air Force's F-35 demonstration team begins season in Arizona

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — The Air Force's F-35A demonstration team based in northern Utah will start is 2020 season with performances at two military bases in Arizona. A schedule posted on the website of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air...

 

Georgia solar farm starts making electricity for Facebook

BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) — A new solar farm is generating electricity in southwest Georgia. State and industry officials gathered Friday to inaugurate the Bancroft Station Solar Farm near Blakely. Solar farm developer Silicon Ranch of Nashville, Tennessee...

 

Blumenthal, Tong to hold robocall summit to help consumers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong have planned a public summit on the problem of robocalls. The two Democrats will convene the event on Monday at the Hartford Public Library. The...

 

FBI recovers van it says may be linked to Jersey City attack

ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have recovered a van that may be connected to the Jersey City shootings that killed four people and are now being investigated as domestic terrorism, the FBI said Saturday. The white van recovered Saturday mo...

 

Greta Thunberg apologizes for 'against the wall' comment

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has apologized for saying politicians should be put "against the wall" after critics took it to mean that she was advocating violence. The 16-year-old Swede made the comment in a speech to young...

 

Town where 'Little Women' was written holds pre-movie events

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The town where Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women" is kicking off a week of events ahead of the premier of the latest movie based on the book. Alcott wrote the acclaimed novel at Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and...

 

Clothing (almost) optional: Bawdy Santa Speedo Run turns 20

BOSTON (AP) — 'Tis the season to run nearly naked through the chilly streets of Boston. The Santa Speedo Run turns 20 on Saturday, when hundreds of people clad only in bikini-style swimsuits and Santa hats will dash through the city's Back Bay...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Friday, December 6, 2019 9:53 a.m. – Residential burglar alarm went off on Ridgway Road. 11:03 a.m. – Controlled burn on McClain Road and County Road 950. 11:57 a.m. – Report of a grass fire. 6:38 p.m. – Report of cattle out. 9:39 p.m. ...

 

Woods 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...

 

Woods County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1298 page 648: Vicki Perksins, a widow, unto Chanda Ann Kennemer. Undivided half interest in the northwest quarter of section 28, township 24, range 13, WIM, Woods County, Oklahoma. Quit claim deed. Book 1298 page 675: A....

 

Marriage License Filings

Angela Lynne Chance and Forest Buck McGee, both of Alva: marriage license (no counselling). ($50)...

 

Gonzalez takes home her third award of the season

ALVA, Okla. – Junior goalkeeper Reyna Gonzalez already received the Great American Conference newcomer of the year award, along with all-team honorable mention. Those accolades, however, don’t stop there now, as the Liberal, Kansas, native has...

 

Ranger softball releases 2020 season schedule

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers softball is just around the corner. As the fall season has ended, the Rangers are working hard to start off the 2020 season off right with off-season workouts and spring season quickly...

 

BOBBY "BOB" ALAN McCRAY

Funeral services for Bob McCray will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, Alva. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home...

 

Chicago visits Oklahoma City for non-conference showdown

Chicago Bulls (10-18, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (11-14, ninth in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls visit Chris Paul and the Oklahoma City Thunder...

 

Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets beat Thunder 110-102

DENVER (AP) — Breaking out of a mini-slump, Nikola Jokic is reasserting himself as the centerpiece of the Denver Nuggets' offense. Jokic had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season, leading the Nuggets past...

 

'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' hot streak to claim top spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jumanji: The Next Level" puts "Frozen 2" on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell" opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director. The Sony film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart brought...

 

Two juveniles, one adult dead in northeast Oklahoma shooting

JENKS, Okla. (AP) — Police in the Tulsa suburb of Jenks said Saturday that two juveniles and one man are dead after a shooting at a home on the city's west side. Police Maj. Melissa Brown said the three were found about 1 p.m. inside the home by...

 

National Park Service takes unprecedented step to save bats

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In the summer of 2019, the near-silence of a secluded, mossy hollow in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was disturbed by the sound of rock drills and hammers. Half inside a cave, a team of wildlife technicians and trail...

 

US Sen. Reed says bill will help prevent veteran suicides

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said he believes legislation that recently cleared the Congress will improve suicide prevention and mental health resources for veterans. The Rhode Island Democrat co-sponsored the Support for Suicide...

 

Wrecks close parts of I-70 after snow falls across region

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A major winter storm moving across the region is expected to drop roughly 6 inches of snow on parts of Kansas and Missouri, and the storm is already causing travel problems. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a section of...

 

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