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Chief Justice of Oklahoma Supreme Court Sworn In
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Tom Colbert has been sworn in as the first African-American chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
The Tulsa World reports Colbert was sworn in Friday.
Former Gov. Brad Henry appointed Colbert to the state Supreme Court in 2004.
Colbert is the first African-American to serve on the state's nine-member high court.
He served on the state Court of Civil Appeals prior to his service on the Supreme Court.
Colbert earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1982. He was an assistant district attorney from 1984 until 1986 in Oklahoma County. He had a private law practice from 1986 until 2000 in Oklahoma City.
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Posted: Friday, January 4 2013, 05:42 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Motorists urged to avoid I-35 in Moore
May 23, 2013 13:43 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma transportation officials say heavy traffic on Interstate 35 through Moore is hindering the tornado recovery effort.
The Transportation Department on Thursday asked motorists to avoid the area. The I-35 off-ramps in Moore are still restricted. The only people allowed to travel into Moore are residents and emergency responders.
Also, Oklahoma City police say Western Avenue between SW 164th and SW 134th is closed to all traffic. The closure will continue until utility crews finish installing new power lines.
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