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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

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 Oklahoma Supreme Court gave local control to district judges to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their courtrooms — with District 18 District Judge Mike Hogan issuing an order striking most court cases at the Pittsburg County Courthouse through the January docket.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Choctaw Nation has suspended non-emergent dental procedures as COVID-19 cases continue to impact its southeastern Oklahoma region, the system’s chief medical officer said Tuesday.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 210 active cases of COVID-19 in Pittsburg County Nov. 30. More information from OSDH can be found in the story.

A Poteau man was arrested in McAlester after a state law enforcement agency received a tip that he engaged in online chats with a girl in Idaho over the summer.

OKLAHOMA CITY — For the rest of the semester, Oklahoma school districts will have the option of implementing in-school quarantine for students potentially exposed to COVID-19, state health officials announced Wednesday.

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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.

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.

Earl D. Lawson's death by COVID-19 was doubly cruel.

TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring the boundaries of an Oklahoma Native tribe remain intact is narrow in scope and does not affect property ownership, land titles or taxation by a county or the state, according to a former Cherokee Nation Supreme court justice and dean emeritus of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.

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