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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 a variety of community engagements. 

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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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has replaced a juror in the grand jury that's investigating the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office after a reserve deputy fatally shot an unarmed man earlier this year.

The grand jury's proceedings are closed to the public, but Presiding District Judge Rebecca Nightingale briefly opened the courtroom Monday to appoint an alternate juror to take the place of a juror who had a family emergency out of state.

The jury is investigating Sheriff Stanley Glanz's office after volunteer deputy Robert Bates killed Eric Harris on April 2.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting the third West Nile virus death of 2015 in the state.

The department says the latest death was a Rogers County resident. Previous deaths were reported in Stephens and Carter counties.

There have been a total of 42 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Oklahoma this year — up from 18 in 2014 when there were no deaths due to the virus.

Both the greatest number of cases and deaths in Oklahoma due to the virus was in 2012 when there were 176 cases with 15 resulting in death.

Tulsa Police Video

The Tulsa Police Department released the dash-cam video of a wrong way driver on the Broken Arrow Expressway. This is the latest in a rash of wrong-way drivers in Green County. While no one was hurt in this incident, in others several people have been injured or killed. 

29-year-old Matthew James, a Tulsa Dentist, was arrested last Thursday morning for DUI on the expressway. The video shows the officers pulling in front of James on the roadway and his arrest.  

You may watch the video here: 

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The latest on a shooting at Delta State University that left a professor dead (all times local):

11:53 a.m.

An official says a professor has been shot and killed inside an office at Delta State University in Mississippi.

Murray Roark, a deputy coroner in Bolivar County, says the professor killed Monday was a white man in his 50s. He would not identify the professor, who was killed in an office inside Jobe Hall.

The Documentary of the Week presents a four-part Medical Matters with John Schuman.  The series airs Thursdays at 12Noon and a repeat broadcast, Friday evenings at 8pm.   You can find out more details here:

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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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health has received an $820,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent overdose deaths due to prescription opioids.

The grant is part of the Prevention for States program that will support 16 states with annual awards over the next four years to improve prescribing practices and try to decrease the number of prescription drug overdoses.

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