McAlester football coach James Singleton has resigned, according to the McAlester News-Capital.Singleton spent the past four seasons leading the Class 5A program in southeastern Oklahoma, making the state quarterfinals his first two years.“I'm kind of getting to the point in my life where I've got to look to the future a little bit," Singleton told the McAlester News-Capital. "I'm 45 years old and I might have an opportunity to stay in administration. So, I'm going to check out that avenue and see how that goes."Singleton was 26-18 in four seasons. The past two were particularly tough with McAlester going 3-7 in 2017 and 4-6 this fall. Singleton is the current dean of students at McAlester and plans to remain at the school. … [Read more...] about McAlester coach James Singleton resigns
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Del City school looks into community school conceptEarlier this week, teachers, parents and business partners gathered at Del City's Epperly Heights Elementary School to learn about the community school concept and whether it would work at their school, reports News 9. In addition to educating students, community schools also provide healthcare, English language learning and other services for adults, as well as family-bonding activities. Instead of taxpayers footing the bill, however, the service providers partner with the schools themselves.Right now, Edgemere Elementary is the Oklahoma City area's only community school. Epperly Heights is already home to a food pantry and coat closet for students in need. Del City councilwoman and small business owner Pamela Finch agrees it takes a village to raise a child.She said, “We need to support our kids and our schools. That’s our basis, our foundation for our communities, let alone our future.”Summer camp teaching … [Read more...] about Morning Bell: The 30 million word myth?
Nation and World News By The Associated Press | Saturday, May 12, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Emergency vehicles block a street in downtown Talihina, Okla., Friday after a large fire began when search warrants were being served in the small Oklahoma town. (Derrick James/The McAlester News-Capital via AP) TALIHINA, Okla. — Four Oklahoma troopers were struck by gunfire or shrapnel while serving a warrant early Friday at a man’s home that may have been booby-trapped to spark a large fire, authorities said. The blaze consumed several buildings in downtown Talihina, a town of about 1,100 people that’s about 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. ADVERTISING The suspect was shot and has been pronounced dead, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said. He was not immediately identified, and a body had not been recovered. Timmons said the four injured troopers were treated and released from a local hospital and are expected to … [Read more...] about Four troopers hurt, suspect dead in Oklahoma shootout
Emergency vehicles block a street in downtown Talihina, Okla., on Friday after a large fire began as search warrants were being served. Four Oklahoma troopers were struck by gunfire or shrapnel while serving a warrant early Friday at a man's home that may have been booby-trapped to spark a large fire, authorities said. (Max Bryan/The Southwest Times Record via AP) Four Oklahoma troopers trying to execute a warrant on Friday were injured after getting shot at and a fire broke out at a potentially “booby-trapped” house, authorities said. The encounter in Talihina, Okla., began when state troopers were assisting local authorities in carrying out a drug-related warrant, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said. He said they asked for help because the man had a “violent criminal history.” But when they walked in, “they were met by gunfire,” according to Timmons, who also said the house caught fire as soon as they tried to serve the … [Read more...] about 4 Oklahoma troopers injured, suspect dead after shooting, fire, authorities say
Sunday May 6, 2018 09:57 AM The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest Written by The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest. The best new journalist of the year was Jordan Bishop of the Stillwater News Press.The winners were announced Friday.The Stillwater newspaper took second place in the general excellence category for medium-sized newspapers, while the Norman Transcript was third. Among smaller newspapers, the Tahlequah Daily Press finished second and the Altus Times was third.There was no competition among larger newspapers in this year's round of judging.TODAY'S SPONSOR:A list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/oklahoma-newspaper___The entire list … [Read more...] about Enid, Journal Record win general excellence nod from AP-ONE