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3:57 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

High Court Upholds Common Core Repeal

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  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature had the authority to repeal Common Core education standards for English and math in the state's public schools. The state's highest court took the action Tuesday a little more than four hours after attorneys presented oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the Legislature's action. The lawsuit alleged lawmakers violated the state Board of Education's constitutional authority over the "supervision of instruction in the public schools" when they repealed Common Core standards earlier this year.

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12:16 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Common Core Argued Before Oklahoma Supreme Court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney says the Oklahoma Legislature engaged in "unprecedented expansion" of its authority when it passed legislation repealing Common Core education standards for English and math.

Attorney Robert McCampbell made the comments Tuesday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a lawsuit that alleges the legislation is unconstitutional.

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12:14 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Contest Seeks Nominations

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Nominations are being sought for the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful annual environmental excellence competition.

The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, government agencies and schools for outstanding efforts to improve Oklahoma's aesthetic, environmental and sustainable quality of life.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Sept. 12.

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12:11 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Altus City Manager Picked for Job in Sand Springs

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — The Sand Springs City Council has selected the current city manager of Altus as the city's new leader.

The council announced Monday that Elizabeth Gray will take over as Sand Springs' city manager beginning Sept. 1. Gray is now city manager of Altus and has previously served in municipal positions in Shawnee and Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Alaska.

Sand Springs Mayor Mike Burdge says Gray has more than 20 years of experience in local government.

Local & Regional
12:10 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Hearing Set in Lawsuit Over Oklahoma DUI Arrests

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has set a hearing on whether to grant class-action status to a lawsuit involving drivers whose licenses were revoked because of a faulty affidavit once used by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

The lawsuit seeks refunds for an estimated 40,000 drivers cited for alcohol-related offenses whose licenses were revoked between 2008 and October 2013.

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12:06 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Common Core Lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenges the Legislature's repeal of Common Core education standards for English and math.

Arguments are scheduled before the state's highest court on Tuesday, about a month before public school students are scheduled to return to the classroom.

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11:59 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Reports of Minor Damage After 2 Harrah Earthquakes

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HARRAH, Okla. (AP) — Minor damage has been reported after back-to-back earthquakes hit an Oklahoma City suburb early Tuesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit 3 miles north-northeast of Harrah shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. About two hours later, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the same area, awakening many residents in the Oklahoma City area.

Harrah is about 20 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Minor damage, including broken windows, has been reported at businesses along Church Street in downtown Harrah. No injuries have been reported.

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7:59 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Woman Ordered to Trial For 1992 Deaths

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SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A judge says there's sufficient evidence for a 67-year-old Bristow woman to stand trial on murder charges in the 1992 killings of three people.

Beverly Noe was bound over for trial Monday on three counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors charged Noe earlier this year in the deaths of her 23-year-old former daughter-in-law Wendy Camp; Camp's 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear.

Investigators found the bodies last year, buried in a hole dug for a septic tank.

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7:56 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Democrat Blasts Shutdown of Oklahoma Workers Comp Court

Joe Dorman being interviewed
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman is criticizing Republican Gov. Mary Fallin for changes to Oklahoma's workers compensation system that he says has blocked injured workers' access to medical care.

Dorman said Monday that he will work fix the worker compensation system to make it fair for injured workers.

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7:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Repair Work Planned on Oklahoma Capitol before Bonds

Portions of the capitol are sealed off because of crumbling facade
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State officials say they will authorize preliminary design work for repairs to Oklahoma's nearly century-old state Capitol before millions of dollars in bond money authorized by the Legislature becomes available.

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