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…
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Seeing his mother be dragged screaming and crying from the court room, Alton Carter vowed, “Never in a million years will a judge tell me I’m not fit to be a father.”
The interpretation of the law extends not only to the courts, but to individuals who parent just as they were parented, or have learned what works for their children.
The law regarding child abuse, including discipline taken to extreme, is considered outdated and open to interpretation. It hasn't been updated since the 1960s.
The boat isn’t much — an aluminum tray, a copper coil, and a tea candle — but it sputters along the water anyway, to the cheering amazement of the spectating eighth-graders. Of course they’re excited; after all, they built the boat.
TAFT — Daniel Roberts went to prison for simple drug possession in early 2017 — but a January 2019 ruling on State Question 780 retroactively designated his crime as a misdemeanor, not a felony. Roberts is one of 700 Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmates due for release in November as a result.
A man who has served 21 years in prison for the rape and shooting death of a teenage girl in Cleveland County will have a chance to receive a reduced prison term.
Just like that, the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts has begun its inaugural season. The opening gala Friday night saw the New York Philharmonic and Kelli O’Hara christen the concert hall on its opening night.
DANVILLE, Pa. - The parents of one of three infants who died from a waterborne bacteria outbreak at Geisinger Medical Center last month have hired an attorney to investigate their child's death and prepare a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital.
NORMAN — Oklahoma cornerback Tre Brown’s sack of Sam Ehlinger resulted in a safety during last year’s Big 12 title game, and arguably became OU’s best defensive highlight of last season.
STATE COLLEGE, Penn. -- An elderly Penn State grad’s letter to the football team’s black captain describing his dreadlocks as “disgusting” has touched off a social media firestorm and national media attention over the message’s racial overtones.
PALESTINE, Tex. -- With more than 100 jail deaths a year, Texas leads the nation, and probably accounts for more than 10 percent of the U.S. total of in-custody
BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday declared vaping a statewide public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping supplies, including those used to smoke marijuana.
McALESTER, Okla. – Prosecutors have elevated to terrorism the criminal complaints against the former McAlester High School student accused of threatening a mass shooting with her newly acquired AK-47.
BOSTON -- Star wide receiver Antonio Brown’s career with the New England Patriots ended Friday, 11 days and 1 game after he joined the team.
McALESTER, Okla. -- The teen waitress at a pizza restaurant who boasted to a co-worker and friends about her new AK-47 rifle was arrested Monday for what police said was threatening to “shoot 400 people for fun” at the high school.
BUFFALO, N. Y. – A federal grand jury is investigating possible corruption at the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp.
1969. A half-century removed from today. It was blurry then, and it’s blurrier now.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Johnson & Johnson's appeal of the $572.1 million verdict for its role in Oklahoma's opioid crisis will assert the trial judge wrongly applied the state's public nuisance law.
CLEBURNE, Tex. – A 35-year-old Texan wanted for the sexual assault of two small children pulled into the sheriff’s parking lot here Wednesday afternoon, then fatally shot himself in the head as deputies approached to arrest him.
BETHEL, N.Y. – The Beatles were not here 50 years ago when more than 400,000 people crowded shoulder-to-shoulder over acres of farm land to listen to rock ‘n’ roll music and define a cultural happening known as Woodstock.
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.
This Week's Circulars
Robert Arthur Dibell, services, 2 p.m., Brumley-Mills Chapel; graveside, next week at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
Clifford Grant, 85, of McAles-ter, died on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in McAlester. The family will welcome friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, October 14, at 10 a.m. at Brumley-Mills Chapel. Burial will follow at Ulan Cemetery.
Robert Arthur Dibell, viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
Reuben Edward Deela, 70, of Wilburton, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019, at his home. Services will be on Friday, October 11, at 2 p.m. at Waldrop Chapel. Burial will follow at Lutie Cemetery in Wilburton. Officiatng will be the Rev. Bud Vinson and the Rev. Willard Francis. Services ar…
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