Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
9-14-05 - The McAlester City Council has voted 4-to-3 to allow non-uniformed city employees to form a union.
Union organizer John Kirby with the Communication Workers of America says nearly 80 percent of the city's workers have signed a petition asking for union representation.
City employee Jeremy Johnson says the workers need the union for job protection.
City officials say layoffs are possible because the city's payroll account is overdrawn.