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Pittsburg County voters discuss governor-elect, local results
The News-Capital interviewed local voters for their reactions to results of the Nov. 6 General Election in this installment of Pulse of the Voter, a quarterly project of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
National political scene leads to changes in party affiliations
Rocky and Marla Barlow did something recently they once thought they would never, ever do. They both changed their voter registration to Republican after a lifetime spent as members of the Democratic Party.
BOYS BASKETBALL: McAlester gets in win column for first time this season
ARDMORE — The first victory of the season is in the books for McAlester. The Buffaloes (1-5) found their 3-point shot and some revenge along the way, beating the Ardmore, 75-57, for the first time since Dec. 18, 2015. Zach Lerblance and Jacob Lane led the Buffs with 28 and 23 points, respectively.
BOYS TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Wilburton to appear in consolation final of own tournament
WILBURTON — Wilburton can win a consolation championship on its home floor Saturday. The Diggers (3-4) bested Red Oak, 68-47, in the consolation round of the Wilburton Tournament Friday. Senior Kyle McAlester had a game-high 24 points for Wilburton. Sophomore Cole Nix scored a team-high 17 for the C
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.
McAlester Union Livestock Auction report
The McAlester Union Livestock Auction, McAlester, Oklahoma, reported receipts of 1,400 head selling Dec. 11, compared to 2,500 head a week ago and 1,550 head last year, according to the USDA-Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Market News, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: McAlester falls to Class 5A-No. 3 Ardmore
ARDMORE — McAlester could not make it two wins in a row on Friday night. The Lady Buffaloes (3-3) struggled to find their shot against Class 5A-No. 3 Ardmore. McAlester shot 9-for-41 from the field, falling to the Lady Tigers, 52-25.
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.
BOYS TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Ary's free throws give Kinta FNB repeat
Hunter Ary is accustomed to making free throws in practice. On Saturday, the Kinta sophomore went to the free throw line with the task of making them to deliver his team a second consecutive First National Bank Classic championship at McAlester's Southeast Expo Center.
Sunny Saturday Warm-Up Across Eastern Oklahoma
TULSA, Oklahoma - Here comes the sun! A terrific warm-up is in store for our weekend. It’s a triple whammy of good news for our Saturday. First, expect lots of sunshine throughout the day! Second, look for much lighter winds with those north breezes closer to 10 to 15 miles per hour today, likely de
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.
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
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
Two fatalities reported in accidents near Stringtown
The wife of a former state representative and an Arkansas man were both killed in what is being investigated as separate accidents which occurred at the same time and location near Stringtown, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
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.
Missouri man found dead by hunters in northeast Oklahoma
CARDIN — Hunters in far northeast Oklahoma on Wednesday found the body of a 24-year-old Missouri man. Investigators said the hunters found the body of Tyler Applebee, who is from southwest Missouri. Authorities said at this time there is no known connection between Applebee and Oklahoma, according t
Oklahoma mother upset after she says he was arrested for chronic school absences
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – An Oklahoma mother claims that her son was taken into police custody after he missed too many days of school. Stephanie, who didn’t want her last name used, told FOX 23 that she received a phone call from Muskogee Public Schools on Wednesday, telling her that her son had been taken
Oklahoma State Senator goes after low income pregnant women…
Whether it’s in a literal or figurative sense, it seems like the only goal of Oklahoma lawmakers is to fuck women. Case in point – our old buddy State Senator Paul Scott. Yesterday, The Frontier reported that Scott introduced a common sense, humane and very compassionate bill that would cut state-fu
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.