This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of July 24-31, 2020. Data from the previous week can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers.
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 July 17-24, 2020. Data from the previous week 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 July 10-17, 2020. Data from the previous week can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers. Read more
A McAlester woman was arrested in connection with McAlester’s third homicide of 2020. Read more
A man accused of killing his Oklahoma State Penitentiary cellmate was sentenced Thursday. Read more
Stuart Public Schools canceled enrollment for the rest of the week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, school officials announced Thursday.
Tensions are rising between Unite Norman supporters and those opposing the movement to recall the mayor and City Council.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Educators, school districts and students are struggling to find cleaning supplies as in-person classes prepare to resume later this month, the state’s largest teacher’s union said.
NORMAN – Because COVID-19 is a brand-new virus, physicians did not have an established protocol for treating patients as the pandemic began to spread. However, a collaboration between researchers and physicians at the University of Oklahoma and OU Medicine provides a better understanding of how computed tomography imaging can guide the current and future treatment of COVID-19.
Oklahoma saw its number of new COVID-19 patients top the 1,000 mark once again in the last 24 hours, as another 17 deaths were reported by Oklahoma State Health Department officials on Wednesday.
Local doughnut shops saw a decrease in business, and a well-established bakery closed it doors, but local residents with a sweet tooth were not about to let them fall flat due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We want to see this (COVID-19) go away," said Woodward resident Robert Solloway. "We want to get back to work and get the economy going the way it was before (the pandemic)."
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.
George Floyd's death at the hands – or rather the knee – of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin has sparked protests nationwide, including some looting and destruction of property in my hometown of Dallas. I do not condone senseless violence, but I understand some of the rage and frustration that fuels it.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.
Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, Monday won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.
COLUMBIA, MO -- Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press Editor Jeffery Gerritt has won the 2020 Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership, the national News Leaders Association announced Monday.
This Week's Circulars
Al J. Horton, 88, of McAlester, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at McAlester Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending with Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in McAlester.
Joan K. (Krueger) Davis, 87, of McAlester, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at her residence. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Bishop Funeral Service and Crematory. No services are scheduled. Joan was born to Fred John Krueger and Jesse Leta (Johnson) Krueger on June 3, 1933 in Tishomingo…
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- Bartlesville man drowns in Lake Eufaula
- Hartshorne man charged with trafficking four pounds of meth
- Kiowa school board approves COVID-19 precautions
- CATHEY: Belle Starr played piano at McAlester’s Elk House Hotel
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- OSDH: 72 active COVID-19 cases in Pittsburg County
- McAlester schools adding wifi hotspots through city