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8:01 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Headlines: Expelled Students, Ten Commandments & Pi Beer

Headlines for Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

  • Two frat members involved in a racist video are getting expelled from OU. (NewsOK)
     
  • Racial controversy in Oklahoma goes beyond a chant from an OU fraternity. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • The editorial board of The Oklahoma Daily Newspaper is calling for diversity training after a racist video from a fraternity went viral. (Oklahoma Daily)

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Local News
5:55 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Oklahoma University Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video Posted

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The Two-Way
1:23 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Updated at 8:28 p.m. ET

One of the students seen in a video in which fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma chant a racist song has apologized for his actions, as have the parents of another student seen in the video.

Parker Rice, one of the students, apologized in a statement published by the Dallas Morning News. He called his actions "wrong and reckless."

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Headlines
7:26 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Headlines: OU Fratenity, Education Bills & Amtrak

Headlines for Tuesday, March 10, 2015:

  • OU cuts ties with fraternity after racist video. (NewsOK)
     
  • A bill in the State House could change education in Oklahoma. (Journal Record)
     
  • The Republican majority rejects a plan to delay the income tax cut to take effect January First. (Tulsa World)

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The Two-Way
10:42 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Oklahoma Fraternity Is Closed Over Video Of Racist Chant

The exterior of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma. The chapter was closed by the organization's national office.
Brian Hardzinski KGOU

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 2:23 pm

Responding to a video that allegedly shows members of its University of Oklahoma chapter chanting racist slurs about African-Americans and lynching, the national office of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has closed the chapter and suspended its members.

The video reportedly captured a scene of members of the fraternity, dressed in formalwear, chanting slurs as they rode on a chartered bus. It surfaced Sunday, immediately drawing wide condemnation for the chant's mention of lynching and the promise that the fraternity will never have a black member.

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Headlines
7:39 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Headlines: OU Fraternity, Teachers' Unions & Bob Barker

Headlines for Monday, March 9, 2015:

  • An OU fraternity is closing and its members are getting suspended after a video of members participating in a racist chant was posted online. (NewsOK)

  • The State Treasurer issues tough language for lawmakers. (Journal Record)

  • An investigation uncovers a possible secret deal with the Creek Nation Chief and a casino developer. (Tulsa World)

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Headlines
8:01 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Headlines: Capitol Repairs, Veterans Affairs & Trader Joe's

Headlines for Friday, March 6, 2015:

  • The cost of repairs to the state capitol might exceed the expected $120 million. (NewsOK)

  • Legal challenges remain for the Union Bus Station in Downtown Oklahoma City. (Journal Record)

  • The state House rejects a bill to add more math to Oklahoma high school students. (Tulsa World)

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Headlines
7:44 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Headlines: Earthquakes, Switchblades and Elephants

Headlines for Thursday, March 5, 2015:

  • An investigation by a website covering the energy industry reveals earthquake experts have known for years about a connection between tremors and wastewater disposal wells. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma’s Insurance Commissioner clarifies earthquake coverage to insurers after hearing nine out of ten claims have been denied in 2014. (NewsOK)

  • The man who drove his truck into the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol apologizes. (Tulsa World)

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Local News
5:43 am
Thu March 5, 2015

School Closings

Weather related closings for Thursday, March 5, 2015:

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Headlines
7:17 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Headlines: Tulsa Says Yes, Seminole Says No & OG&E Says Please

Headlines for Wednesday, March 4, 2015:

  • Tulsa voters say yes to a record breaking school bond issue. (Tulsa World)

  • Seminole voters reject a bond issue to move their historic 85-year-old art deco high school. (NewsOK)

  • OG&E  is asking to spend a billion dollars and raise rates. (Journal Record)

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