EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated.
This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of May 15-22, 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
Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said deputies continue their investigation into an armed robbery at the Dollar General in Longtown just after 10 p.m. Sunday. Read more
This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of May 1-8, 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
First-degree murder cases set for trial this month were moved to a later date due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
There were 88 new cases of COVID-19, including one in Garfield County, and no deaths reported Sunday, May 31, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, but the number of active cases rose for the first time in days.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Riots erupted Saturday night in protest of racial injustice and outrage after George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man, died under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin.
There were 80 new cases of COVID-19, including two in Northwest Oklahoma, and five more deaths reported Saturday, May 30, 2020, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
As of this advisory, there are 6,418 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
Organizers of a free sack lunch program hope to reach homeless people and anyone who is struggling with hunger.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As the state prepares to enter the next reopening phase, Oklahoma’s governor won’t ask lawmakers to extend his unprecedented powers for another month.
If you have ever watched the Miss USA, Miss America or Miss Universe pageants, you’ve seen a Sherri Hill original gown. Eight of the Top Ten Miss USA 2009 finishers were wearing a Sherri Hill gown, including the winner. Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry and 2007 Lauren Nelson, both Oklahomans, were crowned wearing her creations.
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.
In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky, or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.
“I am an old woman, named after my mother… Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery… To believe in this living is just a hard way to go.”
MANKATO, Minn. -- A local man on felony probation has been charged with voter fraud in Minnesota’s presidential primary election last month.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, has won this year’s National Headliner Award for editorial writing, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism.
Narrow restriction of local information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 begs the question: What is the appropriate balance between protecting an individual’s identity and the public’s right to information during a public health crisis?
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Chris Cuomo, CNN news show host and younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revealed Tuesday he has been diagnosed as positive for the coronavirus.
General Motors announced Friday it is bringing back 1,000 workers at two plants in Indiana to begin making ventilators for critical-care COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe and stay alive.
GLASGOW, Ky. – Ronnie Ellis, an accomplished Kentucky political reporter, died Monday at a hospital in his hometown, two weeks before his scheduled induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He was 68.
Did the U.S. Supreme Court go too far in its rationale for free speech and press when ruling for the New York Times in a landmark libel case brought by a public official 56 years ago?
NORMAN, Okla. – The Norman Transcript newspaper has quarantined its Oklahoma City Thunder sportswriter for 14 days because of his close contact at Wednesday night’s game with a member of the Utah Jazz staff.
The coronavirus or Covid-19 is spreading and we are anxious, more so every day.
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Elix Earp, 95, of Hartshorne, died on Monday, May 25, 2020, at his home. The family may schedule a memorial service at a later date.
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