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OKC Thunder: Start the NBA regular season earlier

newsok.com — Last week, I blogged about how the NBA exhibition season was too long. You can read that blog here. Lo and behold, it became a talking point Tuesday night, when the Thunder hosted the Grizzlies in OKC's preseason finale. Russell Westbrook said the preseason absolutely is too long.

Alan Hruby's social media activity since 2012

newsok.com — Alan J. Hruby's social media activity has been a hot topic ever since he was charged with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths of his mother, father and sister on Oct. 8. Below are some posts from his Twitter and Instagram accounts, dating back to 2012: Lunch at the mont with mummy.

Oklahoma City arts projects are popping up around downtown area

newsok.com — After months of delays, a giant mural by Rick Sinnet is coming together on the north side of the Rocktown Climbing Gym just south of Lower Bricktown. New York artist Orly Genger, meanwhile, unveiled her latest work, Terra - a giant mesh of colored fishing ropes at Campbell Park along Automobile Alley as part of an exhibit commissioned by Oklahoma Contemporary.

Oafcon Spotlight 2014: Jessica Garvey

newsok.com — Oklahoma writer/artist Jessica Garvey will be in attendance at this weekend's Oafcon, a comic book and nostalgia convention held this year in Norman, OK. Garvey will have on hand the comic book "It Did Happen," which she created for her senior capstone at Oklahoma City University, where she earned a double major in Studio Art [...]

Gun thought used in Hruby family triple slaying found

newsok.com — DUNCAN - Duncan police executing a search warrant late Tuesday found the gun thought to be used in the Oct. 9 triple slaying of a prominent local family. A search of a storage unit owned by the Hruby family found a gun and the hard drive from the family's home security system.

‘Ebola’ a popular search term among Oklahomans

newsok.com — Over the past three months, Oklahomans have searched Google for Ebola-related terms more frequently than residents in any other state. The Oklahoma City metro region has had some of the highest amount of Ebola search activity in the state. Oddly enough, Goldsy, a town of about 2,000 people in McClain County, has a particularly [...]

"Okie Down" set for Oklahoma City premiere

newsok.com — An Oklahoma-shot indie suspense film will get its premiere at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Oklahoma City Windsor 10. "Okie Down" was written and directed by Michael Yonan. The full release about the premiere follows below: Oklahoma City, Ok - 2014 "OKIE DOWN" will have a Premiere screening at the Oklahoma City Windsor 10 followed by [...]

Amid fears of Ebola, Oklahoma residents stay home from work, school

newsok.com — Oklahoma passengers of a recent cruise are at "no risk" of contracting Ebola after sharing the ship with a Dallas health care worker who handled a laboratory specimen for an Ebola patient, health officials said Monday.
Oct 22, 2014

Thousands die because of diseases caused by poor diet. "That is a scary health problem — much more scary than Ebola." newsok.com/article/5358300

What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 22, 2014: Hear comic Shane Mauss at Opolis

newsok.com — Today's featured event: NORMAN - Hear comedian Shane Mauss at 9 tonight at Opolis, 113 N Crawford. It's comedy night at the micro-venue, and the show also includes Steven Patchin and Spencer Hicks. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, go to opolis.org. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.
Oct 22, 2014

What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 22, 2014: Hear comic Shane Mauss at Opolis bit.ly/1tf6eLQ

Synchronized swimming by sea monkeys makes latest wastebook from Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn

newsok.com — Sen. Tom Coburn released his annual compendium of questionable government projects on Wednesday, saying Congress and federal agencies found money to pay idled government workers and study sea monkeys despite large budget deficits and more pressing needs. The 2014 wastebook includes a detailed look at how federal employees collect full paychecks while on so-called administrative leave.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @NewsOK: Synchronized swimming by sea monkeys makes latest wastebook from Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn newsok.com/article/5358919

Oct 22, 2014

SERIOUSLY?!?? Synchronized swimming by sea monkeys makes latest wastebook from Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn newsok.com/article/5358919

Oklahoma football: Did Josh Heupel make the right calls?

newsok.com — OU's offense came to the line of scrimmage with less than four minutes left in the TCU game, facing 3rd-and-2 at the Horned Frog 23-yard line. The Sooners trailed 37-33. Quarterback Trevor Knight tried to run outside and was pulled down for just a one-yard gain.
Oct 22, 2014

Oklahoma football: Did Josh Heupel make the right calls? bit.ly/1vMZl5D

Oklahoma City Thunder: Five observations from the Thunder's preseason finale

newsok.com — Here are five observations from the Thunder's 105-91 preseason loss to the Jazz on Tuesday night: It's preseason...but still: A 2-5 record, four straight double-digit losses by a combined 85 points and an injury list about as long as an airplane manifest. No, the preseason didn't go as planned for the Thunder.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @anthonyVslater: Five observations from the Thunder's preseason finals vs Utah last night - bit.ly/ZFJLvy

What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 21, 2014: See Orly Genger's completed monumental rope sculpture "Terra" at Campbell Park

newsok.com — Today's featured event: See New York artist Orly Genger's completed monumental rope sculpture "Terra" at Campbell Park, NW 11 and Broadway Drive. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center celebrated Monday night the completion of the installation, which is adjacent to the center's future home in historic Automobile Alley.

The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Sooner football with WWE legend, OU superfan Jim Ross

newsok.com — Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers." You can click on the link below to listen and download the [...]
Oct 22, 2014

RT @jasonkersey: OU superfan @JRsBBQ doesn't "hate" Texas/OSU: "I hate cancer. I hate war. I hate seeing kids go hungry" newsok.com/new-non-fictio… #perspective

Oct 22, 2014

OU superfan @JRsBBQ doesn't "hate" Texas/OSU: "I hate cancer. I hate war. I hate seeing kids go hungry" newsok.com/new-non-fictio… #perspective

Oct 21, 2014

The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Sooner football with WWE legend, OU superfan Jim Ross bit.ly/1vKqp5u

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jasonkersey: Sorry this is so late today, but check out the latest Non-Fiction Writers podcast, with special guest @JRsBBQ: newsok.com/the-non-fictio…

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Meet the man in the blue Royals jacket

newsok.com — A few years back, one of our wonderful beat writers got a visit from her brother. He'd never been to Oklahoma before, never met any of us, but she had told him stories and given him specifics about us. When he visited the office, he practically beelined to Mike Baldwin.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @GuerinEmig: All of the state's beat writers have Mike Baldwin stories. I'll bet all of us enjoyed reading this piece about him. bit.ly/1wsGHA1

Oct 21, 2014

All of the state's beat writers have Mike Baldwin stories. I'll bet all of us enjoyed reading this piece about him. bit.ly/1wsGHA1

Oct 21, 2014

Meet the biggest Royals fan in my neck of the wood. I just happen to work with him! newsok.com/meet-the-man-i…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jasonkersey: Here's the @JenniCarlson_OK column I referenced last night. It's about the biggest Royals fan I know, Mike Baldwin: newsok.com/meet-the-man-i…

Oct 21, 2014

Here's the @JenniCarlson_OK column I referenced last night. It's about the biggest Royals fan I know, Mike Baldwin: newsok.com/meet-the-man-i…