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McAlester church, polling place engulfed in flames

McAlester, Okla. — A fire prompted voters in McAlester to switch voting locations last minute. “Election day, you still got to have them open, they’re still getting to vote,” said Pittsburg County Election Board Secretary, Tonya Barnes. The ATF is investigating the massive fire at a First...
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Emergency Crews Respond To Fire At McAlester Church, Polling Place

Emergency crews are responding to a fire that broke out at a church and polling place on Hardy Springs Road in McAlester. According to the Pittsburg County Election Board, the church was the polling place for Precincts 7 and 40, voters within those precincts will now have to vote at the County Election Board Office at 109 E. Carl Albert Parkway, Room 101 in McAlester, Oklahoma.
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Walters, Grace Projected For State Superintendent Runoff Election

McAlester native Ryan Walters is projected to compete in a runoff election for State Superintendent with April Grace, current superintendent for Shawnee Public Schools. Walters has about 41% of votes with 92% of precincts reporting while Grace has about 31% of votes. John Cox and William Crozier each have 24...
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McAlester church, polling place on fire

McAlester, Okla. — A church serving as a polling place in Pittsburg County caught fire Tuesday morning. The Pittsburg County Election Board said in a Facebook post that the Assembly of God Church is on fire. The church is on Hardy Springs Road in McAlester. Voting for precincts 7...
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Fire at McAlester church forces polling location change

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Pittsburg County Election Board says McAlester firefighters responded to a fire at the First Assembly of God church Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported. The church is the polling place for Precinct 7 and Precinct 40. Voters in those precincts need to go to...
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Henryetta fire kills two people

HENRYETTA, Okla. — Two people were killed in a fire Monday morning in Henryetta. According to the Wilson Volunteer Fire Department, a trailer fire was called in around 4 a.m. near Elm Road and Wilson Road in Henryetta. The trailer was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The...
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McGowin awarded

Luke McGowin, right, recently received an ongoing Donald Wells Education Scholarship from American Exchange Bank (AEB) in Henryetta. He was ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
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Fire At McAlester Church Closes Polling Place

Emergency crews are responding to a fire that broke out at a church and polling place on Hardy Springs Road in McAlester. According to the Pittsburg County Election Board, the church was the polling place for Precincts 7 and 40, voters within those precincts will now have to vote at the County Election Board Office at 109 E. Carl Albert Parkway, Room 101 in McAlester, Oklahoma.
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Mobile Home Explosion Kills Henryetta Couple

A Henryetta couple is dead after their home exploded Monday morning, according to fire officials. First responders arrived on scene to find a mobile home in flames and the bodies of an older man and woman inside. A neighbor on the scene said the explosion woke her up. Officials say...
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James Thomas Crosthwait

James Thomas Crosthwait, 91, of McAlester, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at his home. He was born on February 12, 1931 in Stuart, Oklahoma to James Moses and Rozetta (Akin) Crosthwait. He served in the United States Navy in Fighter Squadron VF #53. He was a seaman assigned to the U.S.S. “Wasp” Aircraft Carrier during the Korean Conflict in 1955. He enjoyed fishing.
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