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Feds sue Western Oklahoma housing agency for discrimination

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the affordable housing agency in the western Oklahoma town of Lone Wolf for allegedly denying housing to a Black mother and her 5-year-old daughter because of their race. The Justice...

 

As COVID vaccine becomes available, skepticism still exists

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even as a much-anticipated vaccine for the coronavirus is being distributed to front-line workers across Oklahoma, officials say there is still much skepticism about the vaccine, including among health care workers. An...

 

Man fatally shot by Oklahoma police threatened postal worker

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fatally shot by Oklahoma City police after threatening officers with a knife was charged with stabbing a postal worker six years ago, court documents show. Bennie Edwards, 60, allegedly told the postal worker to "get off...

 

Overhauled roster, timeline, pandemic test new Thunder coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mark Daigneault has quite a task ahead of him in Oklahoma City. He is heading into his first NBA head coaching gig at age 35, and he was hired to replace Billy Donovan a week before the draft and a month before the start of...

 

National bio-defense lab completion date moved to October

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The completion date for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan has been moved to October of 2021, federal officials said. The biolab was originally scheduled to be completed in December but federal officials...

 

Kansas school, sheriff sued over officer's sexual abuse

PLEASANTON, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas high school student sexually abused by her school's resource officer on Monday sued the former sheriff and school for not stopping the abuse. The lawsuit details months of abuse beginning in 2017 and allegati...

 

Kansans urged to stay vigilant against virus despite vaccine

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly and the Kansas' top health official said Tuesday they are relieved the state has begun distributing a coronavirus vaccine but they stressed that the public still needs to adhere to social distancing and other...

 

Pandemic backlash jeopardizes public health powers, leaders

Tisha Coleman has lived in close-knit Linn County, Kansas, for 42 years and never felt so alone. As the public health administrator, she's struggled every day of the coronavirus pandemic to keep her rural county along the Missouri border safe. In...

 

Officials say apartment fire in Wichita displaces 25 people

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita apartment fire has left 25 people looking for a new place to live, fire officials there said. The fire in southeast Wichita was reported around 6 p.m. Monday, television station KWCH reported. Firefighters who...

 

Police: Arrest made in fatal Monday shooting in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have arrested a teenager in connection with the fatal shooting of man on Monday. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Monday along East Funston Street, police said. Officers called to the scene found Cooper Kelly...

 

Kansas Highway Patrol: Woman killed in crash near Parsons

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — A southeastern Kansas woman has died in a crash involving her car, a pickup truck and a semitrailer, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash happened around 5 p.m. Monday on U.S. 400 about 10 miles east of Parsons, the...

 

5 years and counting: Ex-treasure hunter still stuck in jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former deep-sea treasure hunter is about to mark his fifth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from gold found in an historic shipwreck. Research scientist Tommy Thompson isn't...

 

Biden taps Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden nominated his former rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation on Tuesday and intends to choose former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as his energy secretary. Buttigieg would be the first...

 

McConnell warns GOP off Electoral College brawl in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off a messy fight that could damage Republicans ahead of Georgia Senate runoffs, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow GOP senators on Tuesday not to join President Donald Trump's extended assault on the Electoral...

 

McConnell warns GOP off Electoral College brawl in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off a messy fight that could damage Republicans ahead of Georgia Senate runoffs, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow GOP senators on Tuesday not to join President Donald Trump's extended assault on the Electoral...

 

Hopeful sign: Midwestern states see drop in new virus cases

After a punishing fall that left hospitals struggling, some Midwestern states are seeing a decline in new coronavirus cases. But the signs of improvement are offset by the virus's accelerating spread on both coasts: In California, officials...

 

Biden tells Georgia he needs a Democratic Senate to govern

ATLANTA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden told Georgia voters on Tuesday they must deliver two Democratic Senate runoffs victories in January so his administration can forcefully confront the coronavirus pandemic and other national challenges....

 

Marriage License Filings

Zackary Shay Bowden and Brittany Hanna Grimsley, both of Carmen: marriage license ($50). Traffic Filings...

 

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more hospitals around the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots to their workers in a rapid expansion of the U.S. vaccination drive Tuesday, while a second vaccine moved to the cusp of government authorization. A day...

 

Barber County court filings

Criminal Filings Raul Dubon has been charged with possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant, and use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into the human body. Davin McGrath has been charged with aggravated burglary;...

 

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 865 page 421: GoodNotes Farms Inc. conveys unto Goodno Family Legacy LLC: A tract of land situated in the northwest quarter of section 31, township 24 north, range 12 WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Quit claim deed. Book...

 

Over-the-counter home test for COVID-19 gets US green light

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first home test for COVID-19 that doesn't require a prescription will soon be on U.S. store shelves. U.S. regulators Tuesday authorized the rapid coronavirus test, which can be done entirely at home. The announcement by the...

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office logs

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 During this day there were four traffic stops and one controlled burn. 4:07 a.m. – Report of a fire that had rekindled 6 miles west of Cherokee. 6:44 a.m. – OnStar advised of a SV vs. deer accident on Oklahoma Highway...

 

Over-the-counter home test for COVID-19 gets US green light

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first home test for COVID-19 that doesn't require a prescription will soon be on U.S. store shelves. U.S. regulators Tuesday authorized the rapid coronavirus test, which can be done entirely at home. The announcement by the...

 

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