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OU to Test Emergency Systems
The University of Oklahoma will activate a new alert system during a drill Wednesday.
OU announced it will be testing its emergency communication systems at its Norman Campus Wednesday, and that includes the first campus-wide activation of the University's news outdoor speaker system.
Students, faculty, and staff who have made their contact information accessible will receive alerts via phone, text message, and email between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The test alerts will also be posted on OU's official social media pages and will communicate that this is just a test of its emergency communication systems.
The outdoor speaker system will allow the University's emergency communication team to quickly broadcast a live voice message across the entire campus.
The University is encouraging all students, faculty, and staff double check their contact information on the school's system to ensure it is correct. You can do so by logging onto the University's accounts site here.
Posted: Wednesday, January 30 2013, 11:17 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Judge orders Okla. pastor to trial on murder count
May 25, 2013 19:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A judge says the pastor of an Oklahoma City church must stand trial in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Fifty-three-year old Michael Elder is charged in the death of 27-year-old Gary Davidson last February. Davidson was married to Elder's daughter.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/16Wg62Z ) that Judge Ray C. Elliott on Friday ordered Elder to stand trial after Davidson's wife and girlfriend each told different stories. April Davidson said she feared for her life while fighting with Davidson in the front seat of a pickup truck. Judith Chism said Davidson was trying to exit the truck from a rear seat when he was shot.
Defense lawyers have argued Davidson fired the gun in self-defense.
Elder is senior pastor at The Cross Baptist Church. He was being held without bail.
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