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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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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.

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The law regarding child abuse, including discipline taken to extreme, is considered outdated and open to interpretation.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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

National News

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.

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

Obituaries

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…