Quentin Marquez II excitedly demonstrated to classmates how he got his robot to follow a guideline from start to finish.
The Pittsburg County Health Department and other health departments in Southeast Oklahoma will begin offering flu vaccinations on Monday, September 28. Read more
The Choctaw Nation gives information how jurors are selected in cases heard by the tribal court system. Read more
Pittsburg County has the fourth worst U.S. Census self-response rate in Oklahoma — leaving the area at risk of losing out on resources. Read more
This information is compiled from incident reports provided by the McAlester Police Department for the week of Sept. 18-25, 2020. Data from previous weeks can be viewed by selecting the menu button in the top left corner and selecting the available layers. Read more
The Oklahoma State Department of Environmental Quality details regulations and reporting practices. Read more
A trial date has been set for a McAlester doctor accused of illegally prescribing pain medications to patients.
A COVID-19 vaccine could be expected as early as Nov. 1, Oklahoma State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye Thursday said in a media briefing.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health is considering a more consistent notification system for COVID-19 exposures in schools, the state interim epidemiologist said Thursday.
A local veteran and former sheriff's deputy said his organization wants to show support for law enforcement.
McAlester Public Schools announced Wednesday a positive COVID-19 case at Will Rogers Elementary.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Bacone College officials were bracing for the worst heading into the fall semester.
Officials say three McAlester Army Ammunition Plant employees were transported for medical evaluation after a fire Wednesday in the production area.
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.
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.
This Week's Circulars
Margaret "Jodie" Jo White, 66, of Red Oak, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her home. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Jones Harkins Funeral Home in Wilburton with the family greeting friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A grave…
Dorothy Lee Amrhein-Bevans, 64, of Krebs, died at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The family will welcome friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for visitation. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel.
Michael James Eagle, 29, of Poteau, OK passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home. Services will Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. Graveside service at Cedar Cemetery, Red Oak, OK. Officiating will the Rev. Don Ludlow. Services are under the direction of the Waldrop Funeral Ho…
Rev. A.L. Mullins, 85, of McAlester died Monday September 21, 2020 in McAlester. The family will greet friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Funeral Service. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Bishop Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow at Arpelar Cemetery.
- McAlester doctor indicted on federal opioid charges
- Employees, city say National Oilwell Varco plans to close McAlester sites
- 'No major injuries' after fire at McAlester munitions plant
- Tourism Director: Paranormal Cirque shows still on
- City's mask mandate coming back before council
- McAlester doctor scheduled for federal trial
- Positive COVID-19 case reported at McAlester elementary school
- City issues building permit to Hobby Lobby
- Pittsburg school upgrading facilities, buses with nearly $1 million project
- Pittsburg County District Court criminal filings – Sept. 14-18, 2020