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8:01 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Headlines: Tea Party Pay, Water Bills and Potholes

Headlines for Monday, March 23, 2015:

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine pays a former tea party leader $64,000 dollars for a special project. (NewsOK)

  • Law enforcement leaders are calling on legislators to get more mental health evaluations for inmates. (Tulsa World)

  • A chief investigator with Veterans’ Affairs faces charges of faking his credentials as a police officer. (NewsOK)

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Headlines
8:09 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Headlines: Native American Center, Hate Groups and Elephants

Headlines for Friday, March 20, 2015:

  • Hope is waning for a completed Native American Cultural Center in Oklahoma City. (NewsOK)

  • The Myriad Gardens Foundation is changing plans after a new Oklahoma City Convention Center land deal died. (Journal Record)

  • The state Senate is giving its employees more than $200,000 dollars in raises. (NewsOK)

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Headlines
7:12 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Headlines: SAE Racism, Education Money & Texting and Driving

Headlines for Thursday, March 19, 2015:

  • SAE plans to combat racism. (KGOU)
     
  • The cities of Norman and Tulsa are facing lawsuits over credit card fees. (Journal Record)
     
  • Education goes before lawmakers for money. (NewsOK)
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Around the Nation
6:27 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Announces Anti-Discrimination Plan

Sigma Alpha Epsilon announced Wednesday a plan to eliminate instances of racial discrimination and insensitivity among its members nationwide. The fraternity's move follows the disbanding of its University of Oklahoma chapter for racially offensive actions.

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Headlines
7:55 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Headlines: High-Stakes Testing, Mall Opposition & Unemployment

Headlines for Wednesday, March 18, 2015:

  • An investigation of the County Commissioners Association leads to a shakeup in leadership. (Journal Record)
     
  • Oklahoma City’s Superintendent blames testing on high suspension rates among minorities. (NewsOK)

  • Members of the Muscogee Creek Nation file a petition to remove their chief. (Tulsa World)

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Headlines
8:07 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Headlines: Execution Secrecy, Earthquake Study & Testing

Headlines for Tuesday, March 17, 2015:

  • A Senate panel barely passes a bill to ban teachers from paying union dues through their paycheck. (NewsOK)

  • Secrecy might have led to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett last April. (Tulsa World)

  • Electric company OG&E defends its call to raise customer rates as much as 15-percent by 2019. (NewsOK)

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Headlines
7:53 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Headlines: OU Attorney, School Standards & Pi Day

Headlines for Monday, March 16, 2015:

  • The University of Oklahoma is hiring an outside lawyer in the case of a racist video that went viral. (Tulsa World)

  • The Muscogee Creek Nation faces an unknown future. (Journal Record)

  • Documents show a “procedural disaster” in the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. (Tulsa World)

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The Two-Way
8:56 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Fraternity's Defense Lawyer Not Ruling Out Suing OU

Lawyer Stephen Jones has been retained by a board representing the recently-disbanded Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma. He said Friday he's not ruling out a lawsuit.
Sue Ogrocki AP

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 3:04 pm

Lawyer Stephen Jones, hired yesterday by members of Oklahoma University's disbanded chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said today he's hopeful he can avoid a lawsuit against the school but he's not ruling one out.

Jones, who is most widely known for defending Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing trial, was retained by a board of alumni who oversee the OU chapter of SAE.

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Headlines
7:39 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Headlines: OU Inquiry, Cold Beer & a New Peanut

Headlines for Friday, March 13, 2015:

  • OU President David Boren calls for an inquiry into the officers at a now disbanded fraternity. (NewsOK)

  • OSU Student with same name as the Sigma Alpha Epsilon student leading a racist chant on video gets harassment online. (KERA)

  • High profile Enid attorney Stephen Jones is representing SAE in possible lawsuit against OU (KFOR)

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Local News
12:08 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

The 'Other' Parker Rice: How The OU Scandal Trapped A Student With The Same Name

This Parker Rice is a student at Oklahoma State University who's dealing with a social media deluge from people confusing him with the other Parker Rice, who's involved in the University of Oklahoma fraternity scandal.
Courtesy of Parker Rice

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 9:10 pm

This story is not about that Parker Rice -- the University of Oklahoma student from Dallas who was expelled this week after leading racist chants in a notorious fraternity video. 

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