Oklahoma News http://kgou.org en Judge Orders Release Of Man After 17 Years In Prison http://kgou.org/post/judge-orders-release-man-after-17-years-prison <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge has ordered the release of a man who spent 17 years in federal prison for a drug manufacturing conviction.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Tulsa World reports that U.S. District Judge James Payne ruled Friday that the conviction of 53-year-old Jeffrey Dan Williams should be dropped.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:14:32 +0000 Associated Press 27559 at http://kgou.org Judge Orders Release Of Man After 17 Years In Prison $7 Million Upgrade for OKC National Memorial and Museum http://kgou.org/post/7-million-upgrade-okc-national-memorial-and-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A memorial and museum about the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma&nbsp;</font>City bombing is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the attack in hopes of better portraying to visitors how different the world was at the time.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:29:02 +0000 Associated Press 27553 at http://kgou.org $7 Million Upgrade for OKC National Memorial and Museum SBA Loans Denied, But Repairs Ahead Of Schedule http://kgou.org/post/sba-loans-denied-repairs-ahead-schedule <p><a href="http://ok.gov/governor">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> says she is disappointed the <a href="http://www.sba.gov/">U.S. Small Business Administration</a> denied her request for loans that would help two&nbsp;Oklahoma&nbsp;towns affected by an emergency bridge closure.</p><p>Fallin said Thursday the denial was based on the fact that the January 31 bridge closure does not meet the definition of a disaster declaration.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:31 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 27442 at http://kgou.org SBA Loans Denied, But Repairs Ahead Of Schedule Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With An Entrepreneurship Symposium, And Easter Events http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-entrepreneurship-symposium-and-easter-events <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Oklahoma’s Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (</span>CCEW<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) and the College of International Studies present the </span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1501068" style="line-height: 1.5;">Social Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 27377 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With An Entrepreneurship Symposium, And Easter Events Oklahoma's Largest Water Loan Goes To Norman To Fix Stressed, Stinky Treatment Plant http://kgou.org/post/oklahomas-largest-water-loan-goes-norman-fix-stressed-stinky-treatment-plant <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Oklahoma Water Resources Board&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2012/12/06/how-oklahomas-credit-rating-affects-your-tap-water/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">uses the state’s good credit</a>&nbsp;to secure loans for communities and rural water di Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:57:35 +0000 Logan Layden 27365 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Largest Water Loan Goes To Norman To Fix Stressed, Stinky Treatment Plant Office Of Civil Rights Enforcement Files First Lawsuit http://kgou.org/post/office-civil-rights-enforcement-files-first-lawsuit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;attorney general has filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against a Miami restaurant and its owner over allegations of sexual harassment of employees.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:19:20 +0000 Associated Press 27328 at http://kgou.org Office Of Civil Rights Enforcement Files First Lawsuit Fourth Person Charged In Death Of Australian Baseball Player http://kgou.org/post/fourth-person-charged-death-australian-baseball-player <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A fourth person is charged in the death of an Australian baseball player in southern&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:43:46 +0000 Associated Press 27251 at http://kgou.org Fourth Person Charged In Death Of Australian Baseball Player Quapaw Tribe Leads Cleanup Of Federal Hazmat Site http://kgou.org/post/quapaw-tribe-leads-cleanup-federal-hazmat-site <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A Native American tribe in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;is poised to become the first tribe in the country to lead and manage the cleanup of a federal hazardous waste site.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:34:00 +0000 Associated Press 27107 at http://kgou.org Quapaw Tribe Leads Cleanup Of Federal Hazmat Site Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking http://kgou.org/post/norman-mayor-and-residents-question-use-city-drinking-water-fracking <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Many residents — and some members of the city council — didn’t know Norman’s drinking water is being used for hydraulic fracturing until&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Journal Record&nbsp;</em><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/03/31/to-frack-wells-in-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Logan Layden 27103 at http://kgou.org Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With An OU Show & Tell, A Western Parade And Rock & Roll http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-ou-show-tell-western-parade-and-rock-roll <p>Alumni and friends go back to school for the University of Oklahoma’s Second Annual <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1502660">President’s Day of Learning</a> April 12.</p><p>OU President David Boren opens with a few remarks Saturday morning before some of the university’s leading professors lecture in three concurrent sessions.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:00:21 +0000 Alexander Hilton 26909 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With An OU Show & Tell, A Western Parade And Rock & Roll