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.
The holidays can be stressful for anyone, and being a millennial already comes with its own stressful baggage like expensive student loan payments and lower paying jobs. Holidays can be a little tricky with these constraints. Gift exchanges, a tradition for a lot of people, may be nearly imp… Read more
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Volunteers pulled together to make sure approximately 2,600 individuals were served a Pittsburg County Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Read more
TULSA — Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma (CCEOK) and Saint Francis Health System are partnering to distribute free food boxes through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Read more
TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University’s Archives and Special Collections and the Geography of Warrior Women course are doing their part to share history. Read more
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.
The United States Postal Services details what Operation Santa is and how children can participate and how someone can adopt a child's letter to Santa.
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.
A man is in custody after fleeing from law enforcement officers and barricading himself in a residence.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As influenza rates tick upward, medical professionals are urging Oklahomans to get a flu vaccination as soon as possible.
Krebs city councilors voted to extend an ordinance requiring protective face coverings — with the city's mayor saying he believes it was best for the citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
President Trump’s weekend with reporters at his private golf club in New Jersey can be explained as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
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.
LOCKPORT, N. Y. -- The great debate over voting by mail has begun.
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.
This Week's Circulars
Private Family Services, Waldrop Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10 a.m., burial Degnan Cemetery. Viewing Sunday, December 6, 2020, 4:00 to 8 p.m. Officiating Mr. Darren Harber. Services by Waldrop Funeral Home of Wilburton.
Graveside Memorial Services, Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Scott Horstman. Services are under the direction of the Waldrop Funeral Home of Wilburton.
Graveside Services, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Damon Valley Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Randy Waldrop. Services are under the direction of the Waldrop Funeral Home of Wilburton, Oklahoma. ( masks required)
James Floyd "Jinky" Harris, Jr., 78 of Stuart, died Thursday in McAlester. The family will greet visitors and relatives 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Bishop Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Bishop Chapel of Memories officiated by Rev. Dan McDonald and R…
Eugene "Cap" Grantham, 93, of McAlester, passed away on Nov. 15 at his home. A memorial service will be held for Cap on Monday, Nov. 30, at 11:00 a.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel.
- Police: Man in custody after pursuit, standoff
- Deputies dismantle chop shop
- Local man indicted by Multicounty Grand Jury
- HS FOOTBALL: McAlester rallies to win in OT
- Man charged with numerous felonies
- Silver Alert canceled after Savanna man found safe
- City of McAlester's mask mandate on hiatus
- Kim Kardashian West visits OSP death row inmate Julius Jones
- New mask mandate going into effect in 30 days
- ODOC: Kim Kardashian West part of legal team