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Archive for: December, 2017

Trying to save a life, lawyers for Julius Jones seek “writ of certiorari” from U.S. Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court.  File Photo

Patrick B. McGuigan The defense team for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones has filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. The November 27 filing asks the Court to order a hearing on new information in the Jones case. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rebuffed efforts to secure […]

Fallin and McCall joust over provider rate cuts and her veto, as spending scrutiny intensifies

Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall and Gov Mary Fallin. Photos provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has chided Governor Mary Fallin in wake of last week’s Medicaid provider cuts, saying her veto of a budget plan that emerged in the fall special session was responsible for the crunch. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority announcement of the provider […]

Putnam Heights activist Suzanne Broadbent among 2017 honorees at the Good Neighbor awards Banquet

From left, Georgie Rasco of the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma presented Suzanne Broadbent, a Putnam Heights resident in Oklahoma City, the “individual good neighbor of the year” award at the recent “Good Neighbor Awards” banquet. Photo Provided.

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma recently recognized Suzanne Broadbent, a Putnam Heights resident, and several other leaders and grass roots activists, organizations and neighborhoods for exceptional work over the past year. Winners were honored awarded at the Good Neighbor Awards Banquet held on last month at the Bricktown Chevy […]

Holy Vespers, Home for the Holidays and ‘Noises Off’ – Oklahoma City University’s finest

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Staff Report   For the holy season of Christmas, and the festive fun of the holiday spirit, there’s no place quite like Oklahoma City University. The second full weekend of December brings the annual blessing of Christmas Vespers, the stunning excellence of the “Home for the Holidays” performance and, on a raucous note, uproarious performances […]

OCCDLA holiday event to honor outstanding defense attorneys

The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) will hold its 7th annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 14 at the Coyle Law Firm in downtown Oklahoma City.  Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCCDLA) will hold its 7th annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 14 in downtown Oklahoma City.  The organization holds the event each year to celebrate the holiday season and to honor several of its members. Festivities will take place […]

Special events celebrate the holiday season at the Oklahoma City Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is offering lots of fun ways to spend time during the 2017 winter holiday season.  Photo provided.

by Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo is offering lots of fun ways to spend time during the 2017 winter holiday season. Now through December 31 save on Zoofriends memberships and Safari Gift Shop discounts. Purchase or renew a ZOOfriends membership during the month and save $10. Memberships […]

Capitol Report for December 3: Fallin’s executive orders and legislative hotline, Oklahoma among many states with teacher challenges

News9 Alex Cameron (left0 and Patrick B. McGuigan, CapitolBeatOK editor, give the Capitol Report.  Photo provided.

In this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS News affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalists Patrick B. McGuigan and Alex Cameron surveyed intensifying critical scrutiny of government agencies. McGuigan noted the state House has, in coordination with the new Investigation Committee, launched a toll-free number where state employees (promised confidentiality) can report instances […]

ANALYSIS: Oklahoma prison facilities and equipment exhibiting years of neglect

Oklahoma State Capitol File photo.

Mike W. Ray OKLAHOMA CITY –- Oklahoma’s prison system is outdated, underfunded and overextended, as demonstrated by the second consecutive request by Corrections Department Director Joe Allbaugh for a budget of $1 billion-plus. Oklahoma consistently has one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. The total convict population numbered 62,601 on Nov. 27. That […]

Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents ‘The Christmas Show’ starring Elizabeth Stanley

Sitting with "Santa" during this weekend's performances of 'The Christmas Show' is Broadway star Elizabeth Stanley. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic production continues through Friday evening. Photo provided.

Staff Report Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate all that is good this holiday season with the OKC Philharmonic. This year’s new production of “The Christmas Show’ stars Broadway favorite Elizabeth Stanley. Patrick B. McGuigan, editor and arts/entertainment critic for The City Sentinel newspaper, declared the production outstanding, writing the finale features “a glorious blend […]

Star Spencer High School receives donation of new band instruments valued at $4500

Seen with the new xylophone funded by the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Partners in Action projects are: (from left) Brad Herzer, OKCPS Deputy Chief of Schools; Alta Price, Manager of Outreach and Programs with the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools; Corey Robinson; Zalee Robinson; Princess Berry; DJ Carter, Star Spencer Band Director; Quenton Frederick, Jamari Carter, Victoria Birney, Bill Caldwell: Brian Hinson, Star Spencer Principal; and Verna Martin, the Instructional Leadership Director.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Star Spencer High School students were the honored recipients of brand new band instruments earlier this month. The gift was funded by a donation given to the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools in the amount of $5,000. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, […]

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