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Okla. Judge Sentences Man, then Performs Wedding
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- It'll be a delayed honeymoon for one Oklahoma couple.
Larry Austin married his longtime girlfriend Thursday -- moments after a judge sentenced him to four years in prison. Oklahoma County Judge Jerry Bass handed down the sentence, then performed the marriage ceremony.
Austin and Dustie Trojack, first obtained their marriage license Thursday in the company of two sheriff's deputies at Austin's side. Austin then pleaded guilty to a firearm charge and was sentenced to four years in federal prison.
Shortly afterward, Bass presided over Trojack and Austin's wedding. The couple kissed and Austin was turned over to federal authorities.
Austin's attorney, Scott M. Anderson, tells The Oklahoman that Austin helped raise Trojack's two sons and he didn't want to lose contact with them while he was in prison.
Posted: Friday, September 14 2012, 09:01 AM CDT
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Lanes reopening near Shawnee but delays expected
May 20, 2013 12:28 GMT
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Officials say drivers should expect delays on Interstate 40 in Shawnee as crews continue to clean up storm debris.
Westbound Interstate 40 was closed Sunday night at U.S. 177 after storms ripped through the area. U.S. 177 was also shut down because of vehicle accidents caused by the severe weather.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says northbound U.S. 177 at I-40 was reopened as of 7 a.m. Monday. Westbound traffic on I-40 is narrowed to one lane, but all lanes are expected to reopen later Monday morning.
Officials say drivers should expect congestion in the area or pick an alternate route.
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