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Life Flight to close four airbases in Oklahoma

Four bases for Life Flight service is being cut in Oklahoma, a news release says. Tulsa Life Flight 1 in Keefeton; Tulsa Life Flight 3 in Riverside; MediFlight of Oklahoma 1 in Chickasha; MediFlight of Oklahoma 2 in Seminole.


Commissioners question 'Police Only' parking places

Pittsburg County commissioners aren't through dealing with the city of McAlester over two disputed parking spots. An item on the commissioners' Monday meeting agenda called for "discussion and possible action regarding parking at the Pittsburg County Courthouse."


Person of interest in two western Oklahoma homicides arrested in Tulsa

A person of interest in two homicides that occurred almost 300 miles from Tulsa on Sunday was arrested in the city early Monday. Tulsa police officers were told to be on the lookout for a man wanted in Beckham County and the truck he reportedly was driving Sunday, and he was arrested on a traffic st


Huge alligator gar caught in Oklahoma lake by bow fisherman

A man in Oklahoma caught a huge alligator gar in a lake over the weekend, the Oklahoma Game Wardens announced Monday. Zachary Sutterfield, of Durant, was bowfishing on Lake Texoma when he caught the 6-foot, 9-inch fish. According to a Facebook post from the Game Wardens, the gar weighed about 170 po


HS TRACK: McAlester takes part in final meet before regionals

McAlester headed to Ardmore Friday for its final meet prior to the May 4 regionals at Tulsa Union. The finished with eight points, and tied for 15th out of 19 teams. The girls scored four points, and tied for 17th out of 20 schools.


Ark City man's remains found in Oklahoma

PONCA CITY, Okla. (KSNW) - Authorities confirm the remains of a man from Ark City who has been missing for nearly a year were found in north Oklahoma. Kay County Sheriff's Office told KSN that Quinten Rouch's remains were found in Kaw City, OK. He told us Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office confirmed


Court dates set in case against county, jailers

Editor's note: This story contains words some may find unsuitable for children. Pittsburg County commissioners voted following a Monday executive session to appoint Commission Chairman/District 2 Commissioner Kevin Smith to represent the board during a settlement conference in a federal lawsuit.


MCALESTER SHOOTOUT DAY TWO: Buffs walk it off against Duncan

McAlester found itself in a 7-4 hole against Duncan on the second day of its own McAlester Shootout. Squyres launched a one out grand slam, scoring Jaxon Rodriguez, Jadon Bryce and Chris Hilton, giving the Buffaloes (15-12) an 8-7 lead at Mike Deak Field.


Oklahoma Game Wardens arrest suspects in wildlife trafficking investigation

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Creek County and Tulsa County game wardens completed a lengthy wildlife trafficking investigation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.


Kansas man arrested in Oklahoma for child sex crimes

Oklahoma police arrested a Kansas man on child sex crimes last week. The Morton County Sheriff's Office and Elkhart Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence in Elkhart on April 17. It stemmed from allegations that were brought against Luke Loganbill in Texas County, Oklahoma.


Oklahoma child faces long road to recovery after contracting West Nile virus

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma child who contracted the West Nile virus in September, 2018, is home after getting treatment for several months at hospitals. “We still got a long ways to go with him. He’s blind and he’s still on the ventilator and he’s still feeding tube dependent,” Erin Ritchie said.


Oklahoma man charged following ex-wife's shooting death

ARAPAHO, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 39-year-old man with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his ex-wife in western Oklahoma. Custer County court records show Brandon Benevento was charged Monday in the slaying of 45-year-old Heather Benevento of Custer City.


Oklahoma dog thrown into dumpster 'like a piece of trash'

OKLAHOMA CITY (KWCH) An Oklahoma dog has a second chance at life after he was found in a dumpster last week. Mutt Misfits Animal Rescue Society said it received a call from a partner shelter about the abandoned pup.


Oklahoma teenager injured during drive-by shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities say an Oklahoma teenager is recovering following a drive-by shooting in Oklahoma City. Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, emergency crews were called to a reported drive-by shooting near S.E. 29th and Eastern.


OHP: 8-year-old girl dies after being hit by ATV on private property southern Oklahoma

MANNSVILLE, Okla. — An 8-year-old Calera, Oklahoma, girl died after a being hit by an all-terrain vehicle Saturday evening while on private property in Johnston County, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol collision report.


Eufaula business chosen Family-Owned Business of the Year

EUFAULA — This town is known for more than football. It's also home to an enduring business — Pat's Liquor Store, 39 J.C. Watts Ave. downtown. The store, one block east of Main Street, celebrated its 60th anniversary last year.


AG appoints prosecutor in Selman probe

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter's office appointed a prosecutor to determine if the results of the McAlester police investigation regarding the removal of two "Police Only" parking signs by District 3 Pittsburg County Commissioner Ross Selman warrants the filing of criminal charges.


Two locals sentenced to prison

Two local men were sentenced to prison terms after accepting plea agreements. James Maddox, 28, of McAlester, pleaded guilty Monday to harboring a fugitive from justice and received a 10-year sentence in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.


Savanna Public Schools announces vals, sal

Will is the son of Brian Foris and Beth Crawley. He is the grandson of Molly and Tony Parker and Wanda and Richard Crenshaw. Wills Activities include basketball for 4 years and he enjoys hunting and fishing.


Harrison named new Ward 5 city councilor

For 16 years, Maureen Harrison has been giving to the city of McAlester as the coordinator of Make A Difference Day. She's been working in McAlester Public Schools for almost that long, and is currently a library assistant at Edmond Doyle Elementary School.