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6:36 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Oklahoma Couple Praises Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma couple that challenged a state ban on same-sex marriage is praising a federal court ruling striking down the ban.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver handed down the decision Friday in favor of Tulsans Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin.

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StudioTulsa
4:08 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival

Aired on Friday, July 18th.

On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome Rebecca Ungerman back to our program. She has long been known and admired as one of the outstanding jazz/cabaret singers in the Tulsa community. She's also a wonderful songwriter, and her original musical, "The Unwitting Wife," was first staged about two years ago here in town (and was thereafter staged in Israel).

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Local & Regional
3:02 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Officials Break Ground on County Law Enforcement Training Center

Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz (foreground) speaks Friday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a law enforcement training center bearing his name.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

The first work — the ceremonial tossing of shovelfuls of dirt — has been done for a 26,000 square foot county law enforcement training center.

Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin said agencies from the local to the federal level will be welcome to send officers there.

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Music
2:18 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

American Songbook Classic Recordings on Big Band Saturday Night

Perry Como
Wikipedia

Yesterday is today...this week's edition of Big Band Saturday Night once again proves that big band and classic jazz is here to stay! 

Thrill to some big band and American Songbook classic recordings. This is also your invitation for fun for your Saturday evening. Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5. Big Band Saturday Night with Alan Lambert on Tulsa radio for more than 19 years !

Music
1:33 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

The Music of France on Performance Oklahoma

This week Performance Oklahoma presents "The Music of France", Program One, from the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble!

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Local & Regional
1:09 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Oklahoma Governor Decries Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Governor Fallin talked to reporters in Tulsa after delivering a speech to the Oklahoma PTA Council
Credit KWGS News

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage is an example of federal courts trampling on the rights of states to govern themselves.

Fallin made the comments in Tulsa after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver struck down Oklahoma's constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

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Local & Regional
12:23 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Attorney Say Next Stop U.S. Supreme Court

Credit US Supreme Court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for Tulsa County's clerk says he disagrees with a federal appeals court that struck down Oklahoma's ban against same-sex marriage.

Byron Babione with the nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom said Friday that the people of Oklahoma confirmed their belief that every child deserves a mom and a dad when they approved a constitutional amendment affirming marriage as a man-woman union.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Head of Oklahoma Gay Rights Group Applauds Ruling

The Tulsa Equality Center in a file photo
Credit Equality Center-Facebook

The head of an organization that supports same-sex marriage rights is praising a federal appeals court's decision that struck down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage.

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the decision on Friday. The court panel put the ruling on hold pending further appeals.

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Local & Regional
12:08 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Tulsa man dies in wreck on Muskogee Turnpike

Credit File Photo

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 94-year-old Tulsa man has died after a wreck on the Muskogee Turnpike.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision happened early Friday about 3 miles east of Broken Arrow. According to a preliminary report, 94-year-old Paul Laughlin was driving west when he stopped his vehicle for unknown reasons in the right lane of traffic. According to the report, his vehicle was hit from behind by an oncoming vehicle.

The highway patrol says Laughlin was taken to a Tulsa hospital, where he later died.

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Court Rules for Gay Marriage in Oklahoma Case

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday has found a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution. In a Utah case, the court ruled June 25 that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed.

Lower courts struck down Utah and Oklahoma's voter-approved bans in December and January, respectively.

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