Seattle_A federal trial starts today in Seattle involving efforts to move the NBA's Supersonics to Oklahoma City. The trial will settle the final two years of the Supersonics' lease at Key Arena.
Sonics owner Clay Bennett has already gained the NBA's approval to move the team to his hometown of Oklahoma City.
But, Lawyers for Seattle argue the lease forces the team to play two more seasons there. The trial is expected to end on June 26th. The judge will issue a written verdict soon after that.
Count on 7News to keep you updated on the Seattle Supersonics and the move to Oklahoma City.
According to a report released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the number of Oklahomans who died due to the flu this flu season has risen to 84. The increase of 16 deaths in the latest report occurred at the end of January to the beginning of February for the most part. The delayed reporting is due to late reports received by state concerning flu-related deaths. According to officials, none of those deaths had a positive flu test during the past week.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says he does not believe in the label of sanctuary cities. “Certainly, don't think it's being exercised in any broadly different way from one city to another. That definition remains out of reach. The practicality of delivering safe streets and neighborhoods remains."
Oklahoma Senator James Lankford is speaking out against the democratic threat to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation. Lankford says Gorsuch was unanimously confirmed to the tenth circuit court of appeals by the nation's former top Democrats.
A woman suspected of driving three teens to an Oklahoma home where they were shot to death during a suspected home invasion has now confessed to planning the robbery that ended in those teen's deaths. It happened in Wagoner County. The man who shot the three teens has not been arrested as police are working to determine if he acted in self-defense. An affidavit suggests the driver told the three to rob the house.