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McAlester-area homes are eligible to receive new smoke alarms and have them installed – for free – through a program recently revived by the McAlester Fire Department. Through a partnership with Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation, and Fire Protection Publications, t…

A member of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Tactical Team received a new bulletproof vest Thursday after the one he wore during a felony warrant service in May was damaged during a shootout in Talihina. Read more

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Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation President and CEO Lyle Roggow took home accolades earlier this week when he was named Oklahoma’s Economic Development Professional of the Year for 2019.

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WEBBERS FALLS — Surprise lights up Dr. Dixie Swearingen's face as Clorox representatives unfold A massive ceremonial check. Cheers go up as the Webbers Falls Schools Superintendent clasps her hands to her mouth for a moment, then starts clapping along with everyone else.

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In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Boyd County and its insurance carrier have reached a $1.75 million civil settlement with the estate of an inmate who state prosecutors said died at the county jail of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma caused by corrections officers.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Police pulled over a New Hampshire driver with an air conditioner jutting from his car’s rear right window and the generator powering it atop the roof  -- but not for the reason you might think.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Hailed as a victory for cats, a statewide ban took effect in New York Monday banning veterinarians from declawing pet felines no matter the frustration of owners with scratched and destroyed furniture.

SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts teenager convicted of the fatal stabbing and decapitation murder of a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – New York’s liberal Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was admonished by a progressive group Tuesday for subverting an unpopular new law allowing undocumented immigrants to qualify for state driver's licenses.

JANESVILLE, Minn.  — Police report a man intending to burglarize a home in this Minnesota farm town offered to share meth with the owner when he discovered the uninvited visitor.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Legislation adding New York to the roster of states legalizing recreational use of marijuana won’t be enacted into law this year.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A kindhearted message on the tailgate of his pickup truck has made Cody Barlow, self-described straight county boy from Oklahoma, an unexpected poster boy for LGBTQ advocates.

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Bonnie Lucille Osborne, 85, of McAlester, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Poteau. Funeral services will be on Monday, August 19, at 10 a.m. at Brumley-Mills Chapel with Pastor Tim Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery. Active pallbearers…