July 1st, 2015
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) â€” A Muskogee man convicted of first-degree murder has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/1dvmR0M ) reports that 20-year-old Jordan Williams was found guilty in early June in the shooting death of 48-year-old Rachelle Louise Hayes of Muskogee.
Williams apologized to Hayes' family at his sentence hearing and asked them for forgiveness in his actions.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.
The Carl Albert State College athletic program saw one team and four individuals receive high honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The Lady Vikings softball team was among those junior colleges in the country named as Academic Teams of the Year for having a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. The Lady Vikings' cumulative GPA was 3.27.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Several state GOP lawmakers today called for judicial reform and for the impeachment of seven state Supreme Court justices who made a political ruling to ban a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The lawmakers include state Reps. Kevin Calvey (R-OKC), John Bennett (R-Sallisaw), Casey Murdock (R-Felt), Lewis Moore (R-Edmond), Dan Fisher (R-Yukon), George Faught (R-Muskogee) and Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher).
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.
Two LeFlore County baseball players, Poteauâ€™s Ben Klutts and Wisterâ€™s Scotty Gibson, will get to be a part of history as they will get to play in the first-ever Oklahoma State Games next week at Oklahoma State Universityâ€™s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. They will be joined by Red Oakâ€™s Lane Grogan and Cody Muncy.
The four local players will be part of the Southeast team that will play three games over two days. The Southeast team will play the Oklahoma City team at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, then play twice on Wednesday â€” vs. the Tulsa team at 11:30 a.m. and the Southwest team at 7:15 p.m.