A McAlester High School student keeps helping his community.
Jana McDonald, from the Edwards and Patterson Law Firm in McAlester, gives information regarding a T-shirt fundraiser for Bikers Against Child Abuse. Read more
A local singer plans to help with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser this weekend. Read more
A man accused of killing his Oklahoma State Penitentiary cellmate was sentenced Thursday. Read more
Attorneys for a local couple accused of torturing a child have filed a motion to dismiss following Thursday’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court. Read more
This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of July 3-10, 2020. Data from the previous week can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers. Read more
A privately-owned website that holds Oklahoma court documents behind a paywall has found a new way to monetize public records: Selling advertisements.
Many communities in Pittsburg County and the surrounding area continue to lag behind the state of Oklahoma in self-reported 2020 Census returns.
OKLAHOMA CITY — State leaders unveiled Thursday a color-coded map designed to help Oklahomans make more informed decisions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma answers questions regarding the decision made by the Supreme Court. More information from the tribe in regard to the decision can be found at www.choctawnation.com/mcgirt-vs-oklahoma
Following a Supreme Court decision regarding the prosecution of Native Americans within the Creek Nation, questions remain how the decision will ultimately affect the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
A Supreme Court decision rendered Thursday simultaneously overturned one man's death penalty conviction and preserved the jurisdictional boundaries of Muscogee (Creek) Nation granted by treaties.
Oklahoma’s jurisdictional landscape dramatically changed this morning when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled much of the state's eastern half remains an Native reservation, thereby throwing past criminal convictions into question.
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
Walter Leon Bethune, 80, of McAlester, died Thursday, July 9, at his home in McAlester. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.
John "Big John" Shaddox, Sr., 56, of Tulsa, died Sunday, July 5, in Tulsa. The family will receive friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Arpel…
Molenda Simmons, 69, of McAlester, died on Monday, July 6, 2020 in McAlester. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Corinne Cemetery in Corinne, Oklahoma.
- ODOC officer charged with sexual battery
- New charge filed in child torture case
- Motion to dismiss filed after Supreme Court ruling
- OHP to close Troop D Headquarters building in McAlester
- OSDH: Pittsburg County "low risk" under new alert system
- 5 THINGS TO KNOW: Choctaw Nation answers questions regarding Supreme Court decision
- Choctaw Nation COVID-19 relief applications now available
- Mayor: Time for another look at COVID-19 effects
- Pittsburg County District Court criminal filings — June 29 – July 3, 2020
- Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation