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June 30th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma's Supreme Court says the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol must be removed because it indirectly benefits the Jewish and Christian faiths in violation of the state's constitution.
The court ruled Tuesday that the Oklahoma Constitution bans using public property to benefit a religion, and said the Ten Commandments are "obviously religious in nature."
Strange and Useless Facts
1) Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
2) The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
3) A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
4) Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
5) The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
6) The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
7) A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
PERKINS, Okla. (AP) â€” The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old Stillwater man has died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision on State Highway 33 near Perkins.
The OHP says Keshon Coleman-Ector died at an Oklahoma City hospital Sunday night following the crash.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” The archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to allow gay marriage is "a tragic error."
The Most Rev. Paul Coakley said Friday's ruling "will have devastating consequences" for children and marriage by its nature is between one man and one woman. He said children need to be connected to their mothers and fathers and that only marriage can accomplish that.
Coakley said the Catholic church will defend marriage and called for prayers for the nation, families, children and those who disagree with the church.
Today is Friday, June 26, the 177th day of 2015. There are 188 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On June 26, 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.
On this date:
In 1483, Richard III began his reign as King of England (he was crowned the following month at Westminster Abbey).
In 1870, the first section of Atlantic City, New Jersey's Boardwalk was opened to the public.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Luke Winn explain which moves they liked following the 2015 NBA draft, and which moves left them scratching their heads.
MENA, Ark. (AP) â€” The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena is scheduled to reopen July 1 following a $9.6 million renovation and expansion project.
The lodge is on the Talimena National Scenic Byway that extends from Mena, Arkansas, to Talihina, Oklahoma. It's located on Rich Mountain in western Arkansas.
The renovation and expansion includes increasing the lodge's size from just less than 26,000-square-feet to just more than 37,000 square feet. An elevator was also added and more stairwells in addition to energy efficient heating, cooling and lighting.
The following list was compiled from several sources across the Internet, featuring trending topics worldwide.
At KFC, DNA tests reportedly prove that a customer's claim that he was served a fried rat was false, according to the chain.
James Horner, an Oscar-winning composer for several movies, is feared dead after his plane crashed.
A volunteer firefighter was fired after a Facebook post showed him praising the alleged Charleston, SC, shooter.
A timelapse video of two golden retrievers growing up over a nine month period has gone viral.
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” A man convicted nearly 20 years ago of molesting three children in western Pennsylvania has been arrested as a fugitive in Oklahoma, where he was working at a Wal-Mart under an assumed name, authorities said.
Lynn Owen Cozart, 63, was arrested by Muskogee, Oklahoma, police on Thursday. The U.S. Marshal's Western District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force had an arrest warrant for Cozart, who skipped out on bail before he could be sentenced in April 1996, Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh said Friday.
Cherokee County Law Enforcement, We Help The Missing and the family of Promise Nicole Raines, a 16-year-old girl who went missing from Tahlequah, are asking for the publicâ€™s assistance in locating her.
Promise Raines is reported to have left her home in the early morning hours of June 8, 2015 and has not been in contact with her mother. Some reports said she may have left with a boyfriend but he has denied seeing Promise.