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PHOTOS: McAlester High School Class of 2019 graduation  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School seniors became graduates of the Class of 2019 on Saturday.

McAlester High School valedictorian accepted to Brown University  Mcalester News Capital

Carly Mills offered advice to her fellow classmates in the form of poetry.

CATHEY: Carl Albert at McAlester High School | Opinion  Mcalester News Capital

It was at McAlester High School that Carl Albert, the 46th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives — and who was twice a heartbeat away from ...

5 THINGS TO KNOW: Mattress sale to benefit McAlester High School band  Mcalester News Capital

A mattress sale on Saturday will help the McAlester High School band get outfitted with new uniforms. Here is more information on the event from McAlester ...

Fabrizio awarded Black & Gold scholarship; MHS seniors receive $2.6 million total  Mcalester News Capital

Anthony Fabrizio received the Black & Gold Communications Scholarship presented by the McAlester News-Capital during the McAlester High School's senior ...

Local schools react to state report cards | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Area schools saw their final grades Thursday after the Oklahoma State Department of Education released its report cards. Two local campuses — McAlester's ...

McAlester hires assistant superintendent, moves principals | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools Board of Education voted during Monday's meeting to approve the hire of Don Wise as assistant superintendent.

McAlester teacher nominated as Oklahoma Novice Teacher 20 Under 2  Mcalester News Capital

TULSA — The Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma (TLI) has honored 20 of the top novice teachers in the state in the first annual 20 Under 2 list, a.

McAlester High School student council earns national recognition  Mcalester News Capital

For its exemplary record of leadership, *service*, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, the McAlester High School student council has ...

Public storm shelters at premium in Pittsburg County  Mcalester News Capital

Public storm shelters are at a premium in Pittsburg County.

Top 5 announced for Student of the Year  Mcalester News Capital

Patriot Auto Group and the McAlester News-Capital announce the top five finalists for the Student of the Year.

Old McAlester High School  Mcalester News Capital

The Old McAlester High School building, at 200 E. Adams Avenue between Second and Third Street, is shown in this Thursday photo. Officials are working to ...

Wright takes over McAlester track | Sports |  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester's track team has its third coach in three years.

HS FOOTBALL: Singleton resigns as McAlester's football coach  Mcalester News Capital

The search is on for McAlester's next football coach after James Singleton emailed a resignation letter Wednesday after four seasons.

Thunder basketball court coming to McAlester's Chadick Park  Mcalester News Capital

Construction is underway on an official Oklahoma City Thunder basketball court at Chadick Park — with the court set for a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week.

January student of the month: Jillian Scroggins | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Jillian Scroggins, a senior at McAlester High School, answers questions about being selected as a January Student of the Month.

Education Spotlight: Ryan Walters  Mcalester News Capital

School: McAlester High School. Position or grade: Teaches 10th grade AP World History, 11th grade AP US History, 12th grade AP US Government and Politics.

MPS board approves NYCP grant contract | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Grant money will soon help local schools provide additional education opportunities for students and teachers.

5 THINGS TO KNOW: Armed Forces Day(s) events coming to McAlester  Mcalester News Capital

Armed Forces Day Committee Chairman Jeff Wolf talks about the upcoming Armed Forces Day activities in McAlester.

Former McAlester coach Bob Brumley dies at 94 | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Longtime McAlester basketball coach Bob Brumley died Wednesday at the age of 94.

The 2018 McAlester News-Capital All-Area Football Team  Mcalester News Capital

MVP: Haven Barnes, Quinton, Running Back, Senior. Haven Barnes more than utilized his talents when Quinton switched from 11-man football to eight-man ...

All in the family: Adante Holiman enters high school  Mcalester News Capital

Adante Holiman has some pretty good genetics. The freshman guard at Lakewood Christian is the son of 1998 McAlester graduate and Lakewood Christian ...

New Miss McAlester director excited for role | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

A McAlester organization that empowers young women in the area has a new executive director.

Emergency responders hold Level 2 storm preparedness meet | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Approximately 45 emergency responders met at the Pittsburg County Office of Emergency Management early Monday to prepare for the possibility of severe ...

High school basketball: Longtime McAlester mentor Bob "Bones" Brumley dies at 94  Tulsa World

Bob “Bones” Brumley graduated from Ada High School, but he went on to coach archrival McAlester in boys basketball for 26 seasons (1951-77).

McAlester Regional Airport project nears completion  Mcalester News Capital

A $4-million construction project at the McAlester Regional Airport is nearing completion.

MRHC board approves two new members | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Regional Health Center welcomed two new board members to join the seven other sitting members.

Mary Factory celebrating 100th birthday  Mcalester News Capital

Mary Factory is turning 100 years old on January 17, with her family and friends planning a birthday celebration in Oklahoma City to recognize the local woman's ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: McAlester to compete at Edison for regionals  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester has learned its regional destination. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the regional bracket for Class 5A on Thursday.

New McAlester volleyball coach 'eager' to get started  Mcalester News Capital

Laurie Smith is going to have a busy summer. Smith is coming to McAlester from Levelland, Texas, after being hired April 13 to be the next head volleyball coach ...

Coast Guard honors start Armed Forces Day events  Mcalester News Capital

Honoring the U.S. Coast Guard during the Armed Forces Day Luncheon held Friday at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant served to kick-off the city's annual ...

Downtown flyover set to kick-off Armed Forces Day Parade  Mcalester News Capital

A flyover downtown McAlester by vintage military aircraft is set to kick off the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in McAlester on Saturday, May 4.

MPS board approves bond elections for tech, buses  Mcalester News Capital

Superintendent Randy Hughes wants more technology and buses for McAlester Public Schools students — and he hopes taxpayers agree to help.

Allfords enjoy being Junior Sunbelt Classic host family  Mcalester News Capital

Like many in and around McAlester, the Allford children never look forward to the end of the Junior Sunbelt Classic.

Project launched to acquire the J.J. McAlester home  Mcalester News Capital

A project is being launched for those who want to partner with the McAlester Old Town Association in acquiring the historic J.J. McAlester home — the residence ...

Local OHP trooper 'overwhelmed' with response to children's rescue  Mcalester News Capital

Local Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Cody Enloe is receiving statewide and national attention following his Valentine's Day rescue of three children pinned ...

City OKs $1.6 million request from McAlester Public Schools  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools stands to gain approximately $1.6 million — with a couple of adjoining school districts likely gaining much smaller amounts.

Price hired as MPS band director for 2018-19 school year  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools Board of Education voted to hire Mark Price, of McAlester, as the certified band director for the 2018-19 school year.

Luncheon, 5K run, parade, fly-in set for Armed Forces Day  Mcalester News Capital

Armed Forces Day activities are spread out over two days in May, with events including a luncheon, a 5K run, a parade and fly-in to celebrate the nation's military ...

Dr. Lucy Smith remembered as giant in education, MPS advocate  Mcalester News Capital

Friends of Dr. Lucy Smith remember her as a giant in education — a fierce advocate of McAlester Public Schools with a warm smile coupled with a love for her.

GIRLS PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Red Oak eliminated by Lomega in state quarterfinals  Mcalester News Capital

OKLAHOMA CITY — Red Oak fell behind early on a 7-0 run and never recovered.

MPS teacher faces multiple charges | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

A McAlester Public Schools teacher faces multiple charges after allegedly having control of a vehicle with a .32 blood alcohol level and slipping handcuffs before ...

Mayor ready to try again on Streetscape funding  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Mayor John Browne is prepared to try again when it comes to funding the entire first phase of the Streetscape Project.

MPS teachers excited after Ron Clark Academy | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Fire-breathing dragons, gloves bestowing super abilities, and video game power-ups don't usually come to mind when thinking about classrooms.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Class 2A District brackets revealed | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Savanna, Canadian and Talihina are all regional bound.

Oklahoma civil rights activist speaks at McAlester festival  KOKI FOX 23

Ayanna Najuma, a civil rights activist spoke at McAlester High School's Afro Student Union's Soul Food Festival in McAlester. In August 1958, Najuma ...

CATHEY: 75th anniversary “Oklahoma!”, McAlester's Very Own Curly  Mcalester News Capital

On March 31, 1943, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein's “Oklahoma!” opened on Broadway and though McAlester's own Ridge Bond was not an original ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL: Lady Buffs, Lady Miners, inch up a spot  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester and Hartshorne are climbing the ladder. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association ranked the Lady Buffaloes (5-3) No. 16 in Class 5A ...

Storm shelter registration open to residents | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Pittsburg County residents are encouraged to make emergency response services aware of the location of personal severe weather shelters.

Renovation project begins at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium  Mcalester News Capital

Work has started on the renovation project at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium on Second Street, just across from the old McAlester High School building.

Storm delays opening of SBA Disaster Relief Center  Mcalester News Capital

Alice Fink arrived at the Haileyville Civic Center on Tuesday ready to learn if she is qualified for federal disaster assistance in connection with the tornado that ...

MHS graduates 189 students; former Gov. Nigh gives 69th commencement speech  Mcalester News Capital

Anticipation filled the air as hundreds of proud parents, grandparents, family, friends and teachers gathered on Friday night to see 189 McAlester High School ...

SLOW-PITCH: Pitt 8 Festival schedule released | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

The 2019 Pitt 8 Conference Slow-Pitch Festival is slated for April 1 and 2.

Hughes named District 18 Superintendent of the Year | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Randy Hughes has been selected as the 2018 Oklahoma Association of School Administrators District 18 ...

McAlester High School announces the 2017 vals and sal  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School has announced its co-valedictorians and salutatorian for the 2017 school year.

ODOT presents options for dangerous highway intersection  Mcalester News Capital

Oklahoma Department of Transportation personnel came to McAlester on Thursday night to get public input in regard to a dangerous intersection along U.S. ...

Jade, Doreen Oldham: Italian Fest Re and Regina  Mcalester News Capital

Like many McAlester residents, Doreen Oldham grew up with the Italian Festival.

No injuries in fuel truck explosion at Oklahoma prison  Mcalester News Capital

STRINGTOWN -- A privately owned tanker truck delivering gasoline to Mack Alford Correctional Center exploded at a fueling station Friday on the ...

McAlester's Steven Taylor appointed to Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education  Mcalester News Capital

Retired Oklahoma Chief Supreme Court Justice Steven W. Taylor, of McAlester, first worked with Gov. Kevin Stitt in November after he asked Taylor to join the ...

MPS Teacher of the Year award to be announced Monday  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Public Schools will announce the 2018 MPS Teacher of the Year award winner during the “Celebration of Teaching” ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. on ...

Briggs Printing celebrates Golden anniversary | Opinion  Mcalester News Capital

At 16 years old, Leonard Briggs was trained by Fred Rogers at Commercial Printing Co. located on North Main in McAlester. He married Christine Kirkland in ...

McAlester native gets up-close for Locomotive 4141 | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

A McAlester native got a close-up view as the Union Pacific locomotive dubbed 4141 carried the remains of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush from ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hartshorne hangs on to return to state  Mcalester News Capital

SHAWNEE — A late lead slipped away before Hartshorne hung on to punch its ticket back to the state tournament.

Winter weather advisories and warnings issued for area  Mcalester News Capital

Meteorologists are keeping tabs of a weather system moving in from the Southwest that could bring winter weather to the area through Friday.

Hearing continued in fatal hit-and-run case  Mcalester News Capital

A preliminary hearing for the alleged driver of a van that struck and killed a Texas man in November was continued until May.

4-H Impressive Dress Contests | Columns  Mcalester News Capital

Pittsburg County 4-H is the largest 4-H program in Oklahoma. Due to that fact, where most counties hold one 4-H Impressive Dress, contest our county has two.

McAlester cheer competes at 5A state competition  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School's cheerleading team competed for the Class 5A state title on Sept. 23.

McAlester takes fifth in mock trial state competition  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School's mock trial team took fifth place in the 2018 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial competition. McAlester was one of eight teams from ...

Alleged fatal hit-and-run driver in custody  Mcalester News Capital

A McAlester woman identified by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as the driver of a van that fatally struck a Texas man on Nov. 20 is in the custody of the.

Sounding of the court docket includes kidnapping, assault cases  Mcalester News Capital

The sounding of the March Jury Trial Docket is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Pittsburg County Courthouse. A sounding is a court proceeding where a judge ...

Devin Sizemore found guilty | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Pittsburg County jurors deliberated for more than five hours Thursday before finding Devin Sizemore, 23, of Krebs, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his ...

MPS displays classroom technology at 2017 Tech Expo | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Students showed off their technical skills at The Big Buff Theory. McAlester Public Schools hosted the 2017 Tech Expo on Thursday night at the Southeast Expo ...

News-Capital journalists win 7 AP awards | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Journalists with the McAlester-News Capital have won seven awards in the Oklahoma Associated Press News Executives competition for work done in 2018.

2019 Miss McAlester, teen pageants Saturday, June 23 | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

The 2019 Miss McAlester contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium.

PITT 8 GIRLS TOURNAMENT DAY FIVE: Owen 3-pointer gives Crowder championship  Mcalester News Capital

Judah Owen's shot was the shot that broke the trend. Savanna or Kiowa had won the Pitt 8 Conference Tournament every year since 2007. No other team had ...

David Steidley retires as MHS band director after 19 years  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester High School Band Director David Steidley recently announced his retirement as the school's band director after 19 years.

McAlester grad completes basic training, fire certification  Mcalester News Capital

Taylor Gunion is ready to fight fires. The McAlester High School graduate is a certified firefighter and recently graduated basic training in the Air Force in a ...

McAlester announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester is bringing in another stellar Hall of Fame class.

The day The Beach Boys rocked MHS | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

When McAlester High School students were suddenly summoned to an unexpected assembly at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium one morning in April 1969, ...

McAlester High School | |  Mcalester News Capital

Guy Herrington, 61, of Krebs, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at a local nursing center. Arrangements are pending with Bishop Funeral *Service* and Crematory ...

Parents to remember children in ceremony | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Locals will soon gather to remember and honor their lost children.

McAlester graduates look toward the future | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

We made it!” was a theme addressed by speakers of the McAlester High School Class of 2014 to the 179 seniors at Friday evening commencement exercises ...

Eastern leases greenhouses, prepares for CBD course | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

WILBURTON — Kaben Smallwood runs his finger to smooth a line in a plant bed before positioning each hemp seed in an exact spot along the path.

June pursuit suspect sentenced to prison  Mcalester News Capital

A man who led officers on a high-speed pursuit in and around Haileyville and Dow in June was sentenced to a prison term after agreeing to a plea deal.

Remembering Frink-Chambers teacher Julia Woods | Gallery  Mcalester News Capital

Community members are mourning the loss of longtime kindergarten teacher Julia Woods.

Families, volunteers make Junior Sunbelt possible  Mcalester News Capital

There cannot be a Junior Sunbelt Classic without host families and volunteers.

Photo gallery: Wagoner's scrimmage with McAlester on Aug. 17  Tulsa World

Wagoner and McAlester held a high school football scrimmage on the new turf at Odom Field Friday night, Aug. 17.

County road, bridge projects moving forward | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Some Pittsburg County road and bridge projects are moving forward — even though it may be 2020 when the construction on some projects gets underway.

DA candidates clash at election forum | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Candidates for the District 18 district attorney's office clashed on several issues during the election forum held on Eastern Oklahoma State College's McAlester ...

Spring football underway for McAlester  Mcalester News Capital

Monday was back to business for McAlester football.

Mini All Star Pom squad wins state championship title  Mcalester News Capital

The McAlester All Star Pom squad took the championship title at the Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors Association competition in December.

McAlester Country Club promotions, events in full swing  Mcalester News Capital

The McAlester Country Club has a full slate of activities as winter fades and spring brings better weather.

Roi Nelson retires after 43 years in banking | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Carlton Bass, Chairman of the Board of First National Bank, announced that Roi Nelson has retired from banking.

McAlester announces 2016 Hall of Fame inductees; Kim Thomas first woman selected  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester will have six new plaques in its Hall of Fame this year.

S. Arch Thompson Auditorium  Mcalester News Capital

Work begins on the renovation project at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium on Second Street, just across from the old McAlester High School building.

2018 Miss McAlester, teen pageants Saturday June 24  Mcalester News Capital

The 2018 Miss McAlester and Miss McAlester's Outstanding Teen Pageants will be held Saturday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at S. Arch Thompson Auditorium in ...

September plea deals send two to prison  Mcalester News Capital

Two McAlester men were sentenced to prison after accepting plea deals in the month of September.

First National Bank announces new board member | Local News  Mcalester News Capital

Carlton Bass, Chairman of the Board of Directors of First National Bank & Trust Co. of McAlester would like to announce the addition of Fred W. Ettner to their ...

MEGA competes at Aim High Academy Dream Meet  Mcalester News Capital

McAlester Elite Gymnastics Academy (M.E.G.A.) competed along with 700 other gymnasts at The Dream Meet during the MLK Jr. Weekend in Tulsa. Aim High ...

Buffs AD says goodbye | Local Sports  Mcalester News Capital

With the conclusion of Saturday's Class 5A tennis tournament and track meet, McAlester's 2013-14 sports year came to a close. It also marked the final year for ...

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