Oklahoma Headlines 2012, Year in Review – JULY

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July 2012 was a hot, hot month.  The state had been drying up for a while, but emergencies were finally being declared.  Check out the headlines that made Oklahoma history last year around Independence Day…

  • Oklahoma Hispanic population continues to grow
  • Concerns about State Capitol building and art displays mount
  • OKC Thunder and Scott Brooks come to a coaching contract agreement
  • Robin Leander Howard died four days after police used force to arrest him
  • Agritourism and Oklahoma vineyards work together for growth and development
  • Six athletes from the University of Oklahoma are London-bound for the Olympic games
  • Judge upholds Edmond man’s 15-year prison sentence for an Iraqi civilian killing
  • Higher education leaders worry about shrinking state funding
  • Oklahoma City district is set to launch a free online school this fall
  • An audit of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church reveals $110K missing
  • Mother is sentences for her part in fire that killed three children
  • Celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday are held across the state, nation and world
  • Shannon Miller reflects on her multi-medal Olympics 20 years ago
  • 10,000 attend American Idol auditions in Oklahoma City
  • Gene Stipe dies at age 85
  • Drought worsens across the state; Fallin declares states of emergency
  • Olympics in full swing, Oklahoma City Thunder players enjoy playing time