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
More help is needed for this year’s Community Christmas Dinner. Read more
The Federal Communications Commission is giving state corrections departments more authority to combat contraband cell phones, which Oklahoma prisoners often use to coordinate gang attacks and other illicit activity.
Oklahoma reported more than 1,200 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time in months, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.
Vacations don’t have to be expensive or require hours of traveling for sightseers to enjoy time away from work or school, and Oklahoma’s State Parks provide immersive experiences for families.
Oklahoma and Texas could be on the move to the SEC, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State lawmakers Wednesday began the long process of deciding how to spend nearly $1.87 billion in federal American Rescue Plan funds aimed at helping Oklahoma recover from the pandemic.
Finding a new outsources for the prison could take just a couple of weeks or never happen at all, based on case studies of two other private facilitiles in rural Oklahoma — including Diamondback Correctional Facility in Watonga, which has seen a 44% population decline.
For many single moms, coping with the pandemic has been particularly difficult. Despite many issues, Brenda Ramos has spent the past year on the front year – previously as a home health worker, and now as a cashier at the Habitat for Humanity.
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.
This Week's Circulars
Hubert Eugene (Pete) Mills, 84, of Wilburton, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Services are Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the High Bridge Baptist Church with the burial to follow in the High Bridge Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Mayes. Viewing will be on Monday, July …
Lahoma Shannon, 86, of McAlester, passed away Tuesday, July 20, at her home. Viewing will be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at the Massey Cemetery near Crowder. The family asks, in lieu of flowers, memoria…
Christine Keith, 91, of McAlester, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Tulsa. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Chaney Harkins Funeral Home with Pastor Anthony Washington officiating. The burial will follow at North Town Cemetery, McAlester, …
- Federal trial set for McAlester man
- Hot dog stand owner relishes success
- CATHEY: When the missing torch from 1959 Chicago games was found in McAlester
- Pittsburg County District Court criminal filings – July 12-16, 2021
- McAlester board approves esports, fishing, 4-H clubs
- Expo Center operations in flux as deadline looms
- County health officials want more people to get COVID-19 vaccination
- Settlement reached in McAlester school flood suit
- CRIME BRIEFS: Tribe charges two area residents
- Oklahoma lawmakers want governor to ban hospitals from requiring vaccinations for employees