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Great State: OSU Quidditch Team Loses Snitch, and World Cup in Myrtle Beach

STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA — Everyone gathered on this field has read the books.

“Read all the books and seen all the movies,” adds Quidditch captain Hayden Applebee.

Of course it’s not the game of Quidditch imagined by author J.K. Rowling or brought to life on the big screen.

This Quidditch has been converted into a real sport that earth-bound muggles can play too.

Applebee says, “As much as we can because, obviously, Muggles can’t fly. We’re hoping for hover brooms soon.”

Hayden started playing a couple of years ago for the Oklahoma State University club team.

He’s what’s known as a ‘snitch runner’ He carries the golden snitch in a sock tucked into the waistband of his shorts.

“It’s a very new sport that’s a mix of a lot of different sports,” he explains.

Scattered showers expected to taper off for most of the state tonight

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Do you have the right insurance coverage? Find out at State Capitol today before storm season

OKLAHOMA CITY – Not sure about your insurance after last year’s storm season? Wondering if you have the right coverage to be prepared for this year?

Insurance Commissioner John Doak is hosting Insurance Day at the State Capitol.

Insurance experts will be there to talk with residents about their options on everything from earthquake coverage, Medicare assistance and of course, preparing for severe weather season.

Experts will also be handing out disaster recovery guides complete with a home inventory check list to make the claims process easier after events like a tornado.

Insurance Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth floor of the State Capitol.

Severe weather moves north, partly cloudy skies overnight

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Controversial bill dealing with Common Core passes Oklahoma Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that focused on the future of a controversial teaching curriculum has just been passed by the Oklahoma State Senate.

House Bill 3399 would repeal the Common Core teaching standards in the state and would allow Oklahomans to create new English and math standards.

It would also prevent any direct or indirect federal control over those standards or assessments.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Oklahoma Senate voted in favor of the bill, meaning they chose to repeal Common Core.

It passed 37 to 10.

Supporting senators say they got it wrong in 2010 when common core became law.

Senator Susan Paddock disagrees calling the bill a re-branding of what we already have.

She says the words common core have become toxic and this is an attempt to address the backlash.

Sen. Paddock says, “Are we talking about cutting and pasting some other standards and not really being true to Oklahoma standards?”

Fishing tournament coming to Oklahoma

GROVE, Okla. – High school fishing enthusiasts have the opportunity to show off their skills, as well as win scholarship money.

The Bass Federation(TBF) and Fishing League Worldwide(FLW) will host a Student Angler Federation High School Fishing Open on Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma April, 12.

According to TBF, the tournament will be held in conjunction with the TBF National Championship.

High school anglers will have to chance to meet some of the country’s top bass anglers.

Students will be able to experience the intensity of the TBF National Championship while also testing their own bass-fishing skills against their peers.

The Oklahoma High School Open is a two-person team event for students in grades 9-12.