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Oklahoma City leaders are talking sports.
According to the Associated Press, the group has announced the creation of a 15-member nonprofit organization to evaluate and develop opportunities for sports and special events in the state's capital.
The Greater Oklahoma City Sports Consortium will be chaired by Bob Funk, Jr., the owner of the Oklahoma City Barons hockey team.
Members of the consortium will include representatives from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State Fair, Amateur Softball Association, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, and the City of Oklahoma City, among others.
Oklahoma City Councilman Gary Marrs says city officials intend to work with the consortium to "bring the highest quality events to our great city."
Details courtesy of The Associated Press.
Posted: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 07:40 AM CST
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Okla. court upholds life sentence in uncle's death
May 17, 2013 21:34 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a 38-year-old man who was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting his uncle to death.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Friday in the case of Patrick Shane Yargee. A jury in Tulsa County found Yargee guilty in the 2010 shooting death of 48-year-old David Willie Harjo.
Authorities alleged that Yargee shot Harjo eight times in a residence in northern Tulsa. Reports filed in the case indicate that the two men had an argument involving a woman before the shooting.
The five-judge court unanimously rejected Yargee's claims that he was denied a fair trial.
Yargee's defense attorney, Stuart Southerland of the Tulsa County Public Defender's Office, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
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