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Oklahoma governor says he has no plans to receive booster

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who was the nation's first governor to confirm that he got COVID-19, said he doesn't plan to get a booster shot even though state health officials are encouraging vaccinated people to do just that....

 

Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office log

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 During this day there were three traffic stops. 8:32 a.m. – Welfare check for an elderly female walking south on Kansas. Negative contact was made. 5:53 p.m. – Caller advised her dad’s house had been broken into in th...

 

Sooners' Williams faces Oregon and his future in Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Oklahoma heads into the Alamo Bowl against Oregon with all eyes on quarterback Caleb Williams, searching for answers about his future and whether it will be with the Sooners. For now, the fact that he will play Wednesday night...

 

Former Schlitterbahn co-owner pleads guilty to drug charge

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The former co-owner of a Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas when a 10-year-old boy was killed on one of its rides faces sentencing in March after he pleaded guilty to a felony rug charge. Jeff Henry, 66, pleaded guilty Dec. 16 t...

 

Authorities identify second man killed near Longton

LONGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified the second victim killed in southern Kansas last week by a man who later died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Robert S. Stricker, 57, was shot and killed at an outdoor...

 

Family remembers 14-year-old's dreams before LAPD shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 14-year-old girl who was killed by Los Angeles police last week — she was struck while hiding in a dressing room as an officer was aiming rifle rounds at a man suspected of assaulting customers at a clothing store and a...

 

Judge refuses to dismiss alleged Proud Boys leaders' charges

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss an indictment charging four alleged leaders of the far-right Proud Boys with conspiring to attack the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's electoral victory. U.S. District...

 

Police: 5 killed, including gunman, in Denver area shootings

DENVER (AP) — Police were investigating Tuesday after a gunman went on a shooting rampage through several business districts in the Denver area, killing four people and wounding three others, including an officer as police pursued him. The suspect...

 

Experts pull documents, money from Lee statue time capsule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Conservation experts in Virginia's capital Tuesday pulled books, money, ammunition, documents and other artifacts from a time capsule found in the remnants of a pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee...

 

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 876 page 876: Cleo State Bank vs. Lynette Cressler and Ross Cressler. A tract of land situated in the southwest quarter of section 11, township 26N, range 11, WIM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Warranty deed. Book 876 page...

 

Ex-Dominion exec sues Tulsa businessman over election claims

A former Dominion Voting Systems executive has sued Tulsa businessman and talk show host Clay Clark, accusing Clark of defamation, civil conspiracy and intentional distress for his unfounded claims about the 2020 presidential election being rigged....

 

Social media video prompts investigation

A Cherokee man has been charged with second degree rape due to his alleged relationship with a juvenile. Court documents show on Nov. 29 about 7:35 p.m. Cherokee Police Officer Tristan Hall was...

 

First day hikes on Jan. 1

OKLAHOMA CITY — In keeping with an annual tradition, Oklahoma State Parks will again host First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2022. The free, guided hikes present an opportunity to begin the New Year on a healthy perspective by getting outdoors, connecting...

 

Woods County Fair Board election is Jan. 18

The county fair board election is coming up, and the Woods County Commissioners passed the resolution calling for the election during Monday’s meeting. Commissioners present for the meeting were...

 

Still no action on City of Kiowa consideration of drone purchase

Kiowa's City Council held a special meeting December 20. The first part of the meeting was specified as a budget hearing. This was to adopt the city's 2022 budget. No one from the public attended the budget hearing so the council approved and signed...

 

How did you spend your Christmas?

What did you do on Christmas Day? A couple of young men from Alva organized, cooked and hosted a dinner for around 500 people. Yes, they had some volunteer help, but it was their idea and their...

 

From window clerk to postmaster, Drake assumes new title

In 2012 when Robin Drake started as a window clerk at the U.S. Post Office in Hardtner, Kansas, becoming postmaster was not even on her radar. Then in 2015 she was sent to Kiowa's post office and...

 

COVID deaths in Kansas top 7,000; county mulls new mask rule

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Wednesday that it has seen more than 7,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and health officials in one of Kansas' most populous counties are talking again about the possibility of imposing a...

 

KIM KIMBRO

Kim Kimbro passed onto his next home, December 23, 2021, at the age of 72, living his life to the fullest until the last minute on his farm. Kim was born in Waynoka, Oklahoma, and loved living in Wood...

 

DeANNA MAE MORELAND GOODIN

DeAnna Mae Moreland Goodin, age 83, departed her earthly temple on December 26, 2021, to be absent from the body and present with the Lord. She was born on a farm northwest of Freedom, Oklahoma, on...

 

DA: Death of Kansas teen in custody not necessarily criminal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor who will decide whether to charge employees of a juvenile center over a Black teen's death said Wednesday that an autopsy's finding that the death was a homicide doesn't necessarily mean the employees committ...

 

'Slow-motion insurrection': How GOP seizes election power

In the weeks leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a handful of Americans — well-known politicians, obscure local bureaucrats — stood up to block then-President Donald Trump's unprecedented attempt to overturn a fre...

 

Suspect in Denver shootings wrote books previewing attacks

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of killing five people in a rampage in Denver is believed to have written fictional books self-published online that named some of his real-life victims and described similar attacks. The writings are part of the investi...

 

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