Blues singer Bebo McDaniel had never faced a crowd quite like this — an auditorium filled with elementary school students.
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… Read more
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A$2.2-billion plan to privatize Medicaid in Oklahoma has generated a flurry of dubious claims by both supporters and opponents.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Abuse and neglect complaints filed with the state’s long-term care ombudsman’s office increased nearly 59% during the first 14 months of the pandemic — the period that the state halted federally-mandated inspections that are supposed to flag issues with staffing and quality of care.
At least two state prosecutors argued for Oklahoma courts to set a minimum blood quantum in cases with McGirt challenges — including a case in Pittsburg County — despite established court rulings and opposition from the state's tribes.
House Bill 1775, which also bans mandatory gender and sexual diversity training for students enrolled in Oklahoma colleges and universities, now advances to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk. It passed overwhelmingly along largely party lines.
Members of the McAlester City Charter Review Committee think the current city charter has held up well, but could still benefit from some select changes and amendments.
The animal collective at Three Forks Nature Center in Sequoyah State Park gained two new family members recently, becoming a main hub for wildlife education in Cherokee County.
An overnight tornado that seemed to literally come out of nowhere put a scare into a whole lot of folks as it touched down not once but twice early Wednesday near Pauls Valley.
Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
Indiana’s red flag law is under scrutiny after a mass killing last week at an Indianapolis FedEx facility.
Mass murder by guns is a tragedy we shouldn’t have to bear.
I am a very serious Dr. Seuss fan.
After a noisy election season of discontent, Republicans see their road to recovery in discouraging eligible Americans from voting.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
President Trump is his own woeful enemy.
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
Joe Biden described the agonizing wait for the outcome of the presidential election thusly: “Democracy can sometimes be messy.”
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
Fearful forecasts are afoot with the presidential election creeping closer.
NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
If you oppose mail-in voting because President Donald Trump calls it a fraud, prepare to stand in long lines to cast your ballot on Nov. 3 Election Day.
This Week's Circulars
Wanda Rankin, 94, of Hartshorne, passed away Monday, May 3, in Hartshorne. Visitation will be Thursday til 8:00 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in Hartshorne. Graveside funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bache-Red Oak Cemetery
A funeral mass will be held for Carolyn Holly at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Chapels of Saints Peter & Paul, 1435 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, Texas 75701. Carolyn Sadler Holly was born May 10, 1942 in Denver, Colorado. She had been a resident of Tyler for 54 years, formerly living in Mc…
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- CRIME BRIEF: Woman accused of giving marijuana to children
- Man accused in April 2019 shooting in federal custody
- More changes along U.S. Highway 69
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- Two major felony cases among dozens dismissed Friday
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