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Christmas Box Giveaway registration under way
Registration continues for the annual Christmas Box Giveaway by the God's Helping Hands office in Eufaula. Deadline for registration is Dec. 14 or when the office, located at 600 Border St., reaches its quota of helping 375 families. The area being served extends from south of Onapa Road into the Eu
17-Year-Old Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Okmulgee Man
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma - A 17-year-old Okmulgee teen is in jail arrested for manslaughter after police say a man was shot and killed Wednesday night. Okmulgee police found 20-year-old Tristan James with a gunshot wound to the head after responding to a home near N. Mission Road and Glennan Drive. James
Dallas man dies three days after multi-vehicle collision in Pittsburg County
A Dallas man died Wednesday night in a Tulsa hospital three days after a three-vehicle collision in Pittsburg County. James Beasley, 79, died Wednesday night, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Beasley was a passenger in a 2017 Mercedes E300 that was involved in the collision Sunday on
Civil War Christmas party on tap Saturday at Honey Springs
RENTIESVILLE — The Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center will host a Civil War Christmas-themed event Saturday. Set from 3-5 p.m. at the center, the party will offer children a chance to sit, talk and take photographs with Santa. There also will be Christmas crafts, a coloring contest and Civ
Local county jails could soon begin DNA collection from arrestees
A controversial practice signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin in 2016 could end up in local county jails once funds and training are in place. In 2016, Oklahoma Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, introduced House Bill 2275, which states that any person 18-years-old or older who is arrested for a felony
Never wear new boots on long ride
By Bryan Painter Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry — OKMULGEE — One ride plus one full day equaled two lessons learned for Esther Miller. Although Miller grew up on a farm, she learned some valid points of ranch life from husband Dave Miller, rather quickly.
City's skating rink opens Friday
Plans for the opening of the city of McAlester’s new ice skating rink have been drawing lots of attention. City Tourism Coordinator Eddie Gray and Frank Phillips of PSO were at the site earlier this week, making plans for the installation of additional lighting at the rink.
Petition alleges workers at Patterson 219 inherited 'ticking time bomb'
An amended petition filed in Pittsburg County District Court claims workers inherited a “ticking time bomb” the morning a January explosion killed five men and severely injured another near Quinton.
Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) - The family of one of five workers who were killed in an Oklahoma gas well explosion in January says the drilling company didn't act upon multiple warnings that its safety equipment was in disrepair.
Community Focus: A Therapist's Truth
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Shantel Farrow's life changed forever when she was just six years old. "I recalled being so confused, because this person I trusted," said Farrow, a Pivot Therapist and Intake Manager.
Oklahoma woman facing charges after allegedly leaving teen at rest stop
ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman is facing charges after police say she left a 17-year-old with autism at a rest stop in Kansas. On Nov. 29, investigators say a 17-year-old boy with autism, who can’t speak, was found at a Kansas rest stop without any identification.
Quinton gas well drilling company knew rig was unsafe before blowout, fire that killed five, amended lawsuit claims
A “cascade of errors and multiple departures from safe drilling practices” primed the gas well near Quinton for a blowout, with vital safety equipment known to be in disrepair that could have prevented the deaths of five workers, according to a recent court filing.
Muskogee County District Court 12.12.18
Nestor Abner Gonzalez, 30, and Ashley Danielle Rose, 27, both of Helotes, Texas. Brandi S. Thompson vs. Michael D. Thompson, incompatibility. Starbuck Morris vs. Lisa Leann Morris, incompatibility.
Local hospital's payroll delayed (UPDATE)
Editor's Note: The story below is published in this week's paper. It is based on information available at deadline - Noon Wednesday, Dec. 12. As of Thursday morning (Dec. 13), hospital employees have not been paid.
Garvin resigns as Ward 5 city councilor
Longtime Ward 5 City Councilor Buddy Garvin resigned from his post on the McAlester City Council after the council declined to pay a claim for $7,500 that Garvin said the city owed him for a car damaged by a city construction equipment operator in 2017.
McAlester's Lane discusses state free throw championship
Jacob Lane is a state champion. The senior for McAlester won the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association state free throw contest Monday night at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena. The event was held at halftime of the Oklahoma City Thunder's 122-113 win against the Utah Jazz.
Eufaula girls, Checotah boys winners in rivalry battles
CHECOTAH — Like every coach, Jeff Oliver wants his Eufaula High School girls basketball team to get off to a good start in a game. The Lady Ironheads did exactly that, jumping out to a 11-0 lead in the first 3 1/2 minutes en route to a 43-26 victory against the Checotah Lady Wildcats in the game bet
Driver running from police crashes into Muskogee restaurant
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KTUL) – The Speedway Grille is now picking up the pieces after a woman drove through their building early Tuesday morning. The owner, Mike Whithrow, said a woman was speeding away from police down West Okmulgee Street, skidded through their parking lot, knocked over one of their pol
Downtown TIF plan set for consideration
Members of the downtown Tax Increment Financing Review Committee are considering a new economic development project plan for downtown McAlester. The idea is to stimulate growth and investment and revitalize the downtown area — the question is how to best achieve that goal.
GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL: Hartshorne, Clayton move up in rankings
Two teams from last week's Pick and Shovel Classic are a spot higher in the rankings this week. Hartshorne and Clayton matched up in the semifinals in a game of two undefeated teams going at it.