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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

A Pittsburg County judge set bond at $100,000 apiece for two McAlester residents accused of torturing a child — with one being transported to a hospital after her attorneys said she was in labor during an initial court appearance. 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

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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.

National News

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.

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.”

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.

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?

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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.