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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 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

Investigators said a McAlester woman stated “numerous times” she tried to cut off the head of the man with whom she was living, according to court documents charging her with murder. Read more

Oklahoma News

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.

"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)."

National News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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