This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of Oct. 16-23, 2020. Data from previous weeks can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers.
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This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of Oct. 9-16, 2020. Data from previous weeks can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers. Read more
This report reflects public Pittsburg County District Court records filed at the Pittsburg County Courthouse. The reader should keep in mind that these are charges, and not evidence of guilt. Cases with active arrest warrants issued by the court are included in this report. Dispositions of t… Read more
This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of Oct. 2-9, 2020. Data from previous weeks can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers. Read more
This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 2020. Data from previous weeks can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers. Read more
A local man who pleaded guilty in 2010 for the shooting death of a woman is back in jail after prosecutors move to revoke his suspended sentence. Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY — State education advocates suspect Oklahoma’s largest school district can continue teaching children through the end of the academic year — even if state leaders ultimately decide to terminate their contract.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 163 active cases of COVID-19 in Pittsburg County Oct. 23. More information from OSDH can be found in the story.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Standing at “a major crossroads,” tribes and legislative leaders must decide if Oklahoma can continue to function as one state and share paying for roads, bridges and schools or create parallel societies, the Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty announced Thursday.
Robert Smith watched with a smile on his face as friends, family, and former students waved and cheered Wednesday as they passed by his Hartshorne residence.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 185 active cases of COVID-19 in Pittsburg County Oct. 22. More information from OSDH can be found in the story.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jim Grego, R-Wilburton, today hosted an interim study before the House Judiciary Committee to examine current statute regarding private property and the retrieval of livestock or hunting dogs.
Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton says his tribe opposes a letter sent by the Oklahoma’s top attorney suggesting the state and federal governments make a compact related to the McGirt case.
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
Fearful forecasts are afoot with the presidential election creeping closer.
NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
If you oppose mail-in voting because President Donald Trump calls it a fraud, prepare to stand in long lines to cast your ballot on Nov. 3 Election Day.
President Trump’s weekend with reporters at his private golf club in New Jersey can be explained as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
Earl D. Lawson's death by COVID-19 was doubly cruel.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring the boundaries of an Oklahoma Native tribe remain intact is narrow in scope and does not affect property ownership, land titles or taxation by a county or the state, according to a former Cherokee Nation Supreme court justice and dean emeritus of the University of Arkansas School of Law.
LOCKPORT, N. Y. -- The great debate over voting by mail has begun.
INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.
GROVELAND, Mass. – This unpretentious Massachusetts town joined the national concern over racism this week when a white man resident told a young Black woman resident she made him feel unsafe driving through his neighborhood.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal petition Friday requiring attendees at President Donald Trump's Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.
Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.
This Week's Circulars
Charles "Pete" Swaffard, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at his home. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Noon at Damon Cemetery, Damon Valley Community, Oklahoma with Rev. Jay Caudill officiating. The Choctaw Color Guard will provide military…
- Men charged in connection with castration in southeast Oklahoma
- Two men arrested on medical battery, maiming, other complaints
- OHP: Pittsburg County man dies in two-vehicle incident
- Group working on petition to recall McAlester mayor
- City looks at marketing plan for buildings
- 5 THINGS TO KNOW: Halloween trick-or-treating festivities set in McAlester
- COMMUNITY BUSINESS: The Blaze’n Glory Bar and Grill brings 'bonafide good food'
- 'Every day was a good memory': Hartshorne man retires after 57 years at Jones Academy
- Health department disbands unit responding to COVID
- McAlester model featured on Times Square billboard