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16 years later: I-40 bridge collapses killing 14 people

On May 26, 2002, a “a wayward tugboat on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls slammed two barges into the bridge’s supports,”reports the Tulsa World.The incident resulted in a 600-foot section of the bridge to collapse, killing 14 people.

KFOR - 2018-05-26 19:50:26

Former Oklahoma governor delivers 69th commencement speech

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KOKI FOX 23 - 2018-05-27 15:02:54

Man described as suspect in 2 killed held after police chase

Rodney Key is facing an initial court appearance Tuesday on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, eluding, running a roadblock, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of stolen property in Pottawatomie County, east of Oklahoma City.

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-05-27 14:38:54

KTUL Road Trip: Legends come alive at Robbers Cave State Park

Dubbed, Robbers Cave, the cave was a perfect hideout during the winter months for James and his crew during one particularly cold year around 1877. The view from the top of the cave made it easy to keep a look out and the creek that ran below was a perfect road map to main trading posts.

KTUL - 2018-05-25 22:57:56

Arrest made in 1988 cold case murder probe

A Eufaula-area man has been arrested in a 1988 Pittsburg County cold case murder investigation.Tony Joe Watkins, 61, of rural Eufaula, remained in the Pittsburg County Jail on Friday under a $250,000 bond after Pittsburg County sheriff's deputies arrested him at his home without incident.Watkins is


McAlester man drowns while swimming after runaway boat

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The 2018 McAlester News-Capital Spring Baseball All Area Team

MVP: Andrew Adams, Red Oak, SeniorAndrew Adams was a big bopper for Red Oak this spring.Adams mashed eight home runs on the season, tying the team lead. The third baseman hit cleanup this season, and had a .406 batting average and 56 RBIs for the Eagles this year. Two of those home runs came against


Body found in Northern Pittsburg County

Derrick James | Staff WriterThe Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department and the Office of the State Medical Examiner are investigating a body that was found in the Piney Creek area Tuesday afternoon.The scene is located deep in a wooded area off of Piney Creek Road.The discovery is still under investi


Oklahoma man arrested for double-murder, shooting

Officials learned that a third person, 36-year-old Brandon Aldava, had also been shot but had left the scene. Aldava was later treated and released from a nearby hospital.


2 dead, 1 injured in Atoka Co. shooting

LANE, Okla. (KXII) -State and local authorities are investigating a shooting at an Atoka County home that left two people dead and another injured.Atoka County Sheriff Tony Head tells us it began as a domestic situation around 12 a.m. Friday at a home in the 14000 block of South Skylark Lane.Head sa


OHP identifies body found in Lake Eufaula

McALESTER, Okla. — A search for a missing boater ended with the recovery of the man’s body from Lake Eufaula late Wednesday night.James Cosper, 66, of McAlester, was loading at a boat ramp around 8 p.m. Wednesday on Lake Eufaula when his boat drifted away before he struggled to swim after it and nev


Young female’s body found in Pittsburg County | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic

McAlester, Okla. -The body of a young female is found in Pittsburg County Tuesday. Deputies can't say if it's a homicide because the body is badly decomposed. The Medical Examiner will have to determine that. It is in the Piney Creek area in northeastern Pittsburg county. There are no current missin


Eufaula val shares secrets of success

Morgan Parish is Eufaula High School's valedictorian. Muskogee Phoenix honors the valedictorian as an academic all-star.Other than being named valedictorian, what is the greatest thing you accomplished in your school career and how did you do it?"The greatest thing I accomplished in my school career


Body found in northeast Pittsburg County identified

A female body that was found by a seismograph team in the Piney Creek area in northeast Pittsburg County on Tuesday has been identified, according to Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris.Davina Smith, 29, of Kinta, Oklahoma was identified by her fingerprints that were submitted Wednesday morning to


Early morning shooting leaves investigators searching for clues, 1 in hospital

CLAYTON, Okla. (KXII) --"This morning at about 6:40, I was advised that we had a subject that was shot and was at Clayton PD," said Sheriff BJ Hedgecock of Pushmataha County.Hedgecock says Gary Dunham had at least two gunshot wounds in the back of his right leg. His little brother drove him to the p


Body of man recovered from Lake Eufaula

“It was a good response, it was coordinated very well and everybody did what they could do, but based on the information given, witnesses seen him go under and never came back up,“ Enloe said.


Drowning reported in Lake Eufaula

James Cosper, 66, drowned in the Pittsburg County portion of the lake shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday


Eufaula to celebrate Heritage Day

Tommy McCullar, a chaplain with God's Helping Hands, stocks a food pantry inside Under One Roof, a nonprofit resource center. Under One Roof will host Eufaula Heritage Day to raise operating funds.CATHY SPAULDING/Muskogee Phoenix


Lake Eufaula, Kerr Reservoir fishing report

Blue catfish, striped bass: Action is excellent with cut bait, live bait, live shad, small lures and top water below the dam.


Justices to review Oklahoma's Indian territory murder appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear Oklahoma's plea to reinstate the murder conviction and death sentence of an American Indian.The justices on Monday said they will review an appellate ruling that overturned the conviction and sentence of Patrick Dwayne Murphy, 49. He claimed he should ha