McALESTER — Due to technical issues the Monday print edition and e-edition of the McAlester News-Capital will be late.
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Will the BLM lease and permit coal mining in the area?
Federal efforts could open local land for the development of natural resources such as grass lands, wind energy, salt, gas, oil and — specifically in southeast Oklahoma — coal.
Locals talk about the weather
Some area residents say they are prepared but not too concerned about the storm this week because they’ve been through bad weather before.
A McAlester city employee clears a section of Second Street Friday afternoon after a winter storm dropped several inches of snow in the area.
DPS issues advisory, phone number, for winter driving
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has issued the following advisory for driving in winter weather.
Choctaw Childrens Party rescheduled
Due to weather conditions the McAlester Choctaw Children’s Christmas Party has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. on Dec. 14.
County roads open and clear, so far
The Pittsburg County commissioners said road conditions were a little better than expected Thursday afternoon.
The Pittsburg County Couthouse is closing at 3 p.m. today, and will be closed Friday, according to District 3 Commissioner Gene Rogers.
PSO has crews in place across area; worst of storm may fall south of McAlester
Public Service Co. of Oklahoma had crews in place across the McAlester District on Thursday, ready for action in case of power outages, downed lines or other emergencies.
UPDATE: Keeping watch
McAlester News-Capital Writer Jeanne LeFlore said as she interviews residents in the area, they prepare for dangerous and icy conditions, however, the are not concerned.
McAlester Public Schools cancels classes for Friday
Classes for McAlester Public Schools have now been canceled for Friday, said MPS spokesperson Debbie Watkins.
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