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WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

The U.S. Marshal's Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of South Texas.

The service's spokeswoman, Donna Sellers, says Scalia had retired for the evening and was found dead Saturday morning when he did not appear for breakfast.

Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 with the help of dedicated civic leaders and corporations and celebrates 27 years of performances in Oklahoma City. Under the musical direction of Joel Levine, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well as a variety of community engagements.

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Three in four Oklahoma 12th graders have already had their first drink — or more.

That’s a statistic cited by Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Terri White at a public safety summit on alcohol abuse held by Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

Alcohol abuse is a big problem in Oklahoma, which ranks sixth in the nation in alcohol-related deaths. It’s also a big problem in Tulsa County, which has a DUI rate 20 percent higher than the state average.

OK Mozart has just announced the musical artists and programs to be featured in its 2016 Festival.  To help celebrate the Festival's 32nd season we'll enjoy an encore of Edition Three of the 2015 OK Mozart radio broadcast series!   

Founded in 2012 and specializing in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, The Thirteen Chamber Choir has garnered a reputation for inspired and powerful live performances.  On tour this past fall across the American Midwest and Great Plains, The Thirteen were guests in residence at UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design, hosted by the Choral Department at the School of Music, in partnership with the Brisch Center for Historical Performance, the Edmond Community Chorale and St.

Continuing its mission to offer a high quality music and cultural Festival for Oklahoma audiences, OK Mozart marked its 31st season this past June, taking a musical trip to Italy, the place where 17 year old Wolfgang received the Papal Order of the Knight of the Golden Spur for his extraordinary musical gifts. Presented June 6th through the 13th, Festival 2015 offered a series of orchestral concerts, chamber music performances and a semi-staged production of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, as well as a full program of related cultural activities in its showcase events.

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Jan 18, 2016

Some Tulsa Area Lottery Big Winners

Jan 14, 2016

Tulsa is not completely devoid of Powerball winners. While no one in Oklahoma picked the right numbers to win the $1.6 Billion dollar jackpot. Some people got enough numbers correct to win some big cash.

A $1 Million dollar lottery ticket was sold at the Admiral and Memorial Quik-Trip store in Tulsa. The QT store at Highway 412 and Gilcrease Museum Road sold a ticket worth $100,000.

The big winner may be the schools in Oklahoma. 35-cents from every dollar spent on Powerball will be Oklahoma schools. 

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Democrats, in two recent special elections, have claimed Republican legislative seats. The most recent was this week in Owasso. Republican Strategist Fount Holland says Republicans are not projecting a clear message.                          

Holland says the GOP is catching the blame for state budget and education shortfalls. He says the party is being perceived, as not having clear solutions.