Oklahoma Headlines 2012 – Year in Review, JUNE

Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 9.59.40 AM(left – cover of the Daily Oklahoman when the Thunder was defeated in the last NBA championship playoff game)

Well, June of 2012 was arguably some of the most extreme emotional highs and lows for many Oklahomans as the OKC Thunder beat SanAntonio in the Western Conference finals and advanced to the NBA Championship series against the Miami Heat.  But what else took place in our state last June?  Check it out…

  • Governor signs DHS reform bills
  • Long time OKC nemesis, Charles Barkley, gets to know the City
  • OKC police chief reports needing 200 new officersOU student Casey Cooke falls to her death from a fire escape on campus
  • The Thunder win the Western Conference Championship – prepare for Miami
  • Oklahomans do well at the CMT Music Awards
  • Reba McEntire received the Annie Oakley Society Award
  • Western art exhibits and the Red Earth Festival keep Oklahoma culture awareness high
  • Report shows behavioral health prescriptions for foster children in OK growing
  • Legislators and defense counsel testify in “Prater smear campaign” charges
  • Cleveland county decides to quite releasing mug shots
  • “Thunder Pride” impacts entire state as Miami closes in on the Championship
  • Miami wins series against Thunder 4-1, and takes NBA title
  • The Edmond senatorial campaign heats up; Blair files suit against Jolley
  • Oklahoma City rated as U.S.’s “Manliest” metropolis
  • Trains collide in Goodwell; three train employees killed
  • Barry Switzer vies for a spot on the NCAA football playoff work committee
  • Meth rings continue to be raided and disrupted, while more spring up
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds health care measure; OK impacted in several ways due to not accepting money to set up insurance exchange
  • Pawnee Wild West show continues annually, drawing larger crowds