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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The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 15,928 confirmed cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 statewide Sunday.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma rose by 283, including one in Garfield County, for 15,928 overall cases, with no deaths reported Sunday, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health.
It has been a couple of years since teachers put together a movement to walkout of their classrooms and advocate for their students. Now, a local Duncan teacher has taken over to run that same group.
Oklahoma saw its second highest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases Saturday, with 580 new positive tests confirmed, the third time in a week the state topped 500 cases in a 24-hour period, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Oklahoma recorded more than 500 new COVID-19 cases for the second time in a week, as the overall number of positive tests in the state topped 15,000 Friday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College has announced plans to welcome students back to campus and offer in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester.
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.
GROVELAND, Mass. – This unpretentious Massachusetts town joined the national concern over racism this week when a white man resident told a young Black woman resident she made him feel unsafe driving through his neighborhood.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal petition Friday requiring attendees at President Donald Trump's Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.
Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.
George Floyd's death at the hands – or rather the knee – of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin has sparked protests nationwide, including some looting and destruction of property in my hometown of Dallas. I do not condone senseless violence, but I understand some of the rage and frustration that fuels it.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.
Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, Monday won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.
COLUMBIA, MO -- Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press Editor Jeffery Gerritt has won the 2020 Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership, the national News Leaders Association announced Monday.
In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky, or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.
“I am an old woman, named after my mother… Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery… To believe in this living is just a hard way to go.”
MANKATO, Minn. -- A local man on felony probation has been charged with voter fraud in Minnesota’s presidential primary election last month.
This Week's Circulars
Kenneth Williams, 85, of Tannehill, died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Norman V. A. Center. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, July 7, at 10:00 a.m. at the Tannehill Cemetery pavilion.
Fairel Bernice (Ivey) Caldwell, 92, of Warwick, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Edmond. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 6, at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery in McAlester.
- 'Everything we can': McAlester offers three attendance options for upcoming school year
- ODOC officer charged with sexual battery
- Hearod promoted to McAlester police chief
- Oklahoma tops 15,000 total COVID-19 cases, with 526 new positive tests on Friday, OSDH reports
- Choctaw Nation announces COVID-19 relief programs
- CATHEY: The house that J.J. built
- OSDH: 12 active cases in Pittsburg County
- Pam Smith elected as Pittsburg County Court Clerk
- Choctaw Casinos to require masks beginning Tuesday
- Choctaw Nation COVID-19 relief applications now available