Norma McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

DALLAS — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisio...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Bob Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

WASHINGTON— Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at se...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017. There are 311 days left in the year.Today’s highlights in history:On Feb. 23, 1942, the first ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


California National Guard air operations becoming national model

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — During a break in the heavy February rains across the state, California State Military Reserve Army Staff Sgt. Derek Kantar...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


David Shulkin unanimously confirmed to lead Veterans Affairs Department on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet post

David Shulkin unanimously confirmed to lead Veterans Affairs Department on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet post

Updates in the news are provided for interested veterans, retirees and active duty service members.· Shulkin unanimously confirmed as VA Secretar...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Jackson County pets of the week seek forever homes near Altus

Jackson County pets of the week seek forever homes near Altus

This week at the Altus Animal Control Facility there are so many wonderful pets from which to choose. These are just a few. To see them all visit Anim...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Recurring events

Motorists on U.S. 62 will likely experience delays due to construction on the bridge over the Salt Fork of the Red River supporting the eastbound sect...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Altus Air Force Base STEM program engages young learners in hands-on education

Nelson Mandella said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”The Science, Technology, Engineering, ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Bills would change how Oklahoma judges are chosen, retained

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lingering frustration with a series of state court decisions has prompted members of the Oklahoma Legislature to file a series o...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Study shows that 88 percent of young millennial drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel

A recent report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind th...

February 23rd, 2017 |