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John Fullbright to appear on 'Prairie Home Companion' TONIGHT - and you can stream it live

newsok.com — Acclaimed Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright, who hails from Bearden, will appear tonight on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." Fans can stream the entire broadcast live at 5 p.m. today at prairiehome.org. -BAM
Jan 31, 2015

John Fullbright to appear on 'Prairie Home Companion' TONIGHT - and you can stream it live bit.ly/1vkTQ0B

Tickets on sale TODAY for New Kids on the Block May 18 Oklahoma City show

newsok.com — New Kids on The Block is bringing its new "The Main Event" tour to Oklahoma City for a May 18 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno. The pop group's summer headlining tour will feature two special guests: Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly.
Jan 31, 2015

Tickets on sale TODAY for New Kids on the Block May 18 Oklahoma City show bit.ly/1zrBGZ7

Richard Mize: Don't look to 2014 for storm clues

newsok.com — Last year was a real dud for severe weather. Not that there weren't some storms. Not that there wasn't some hail. Not that there weren't some tornadoes. There were 16 tornadoes in Oklahoma, in fact - just 16 tornadoes in all of 2014 - a veritable statistical nothing.

Oklahoma City's housing market was a seller's market in 2014, Realtors say

newsok.com — Metro-area home sales ended 2014 strong, capping a yearlong seller's market of hearty demand and limited supply. Edmond broke more sales records, said Brian Preston of RE/MAX Associates Realtors, who tracks sales. He said Edmond Realtors brokered the sale of 4,284 homes, 189 more than 2013's record, for a combined value of $1.115 billion, another record.
Jan 31, 2015

REPORTS: Oklahoma City's housing market was a seller's market in 2014, Realtors say okne.ws/1CVGIQw #cre

Football recruiting: Ohio State was attractive, but Midwest City's Will Sunderland was OU all the way

newsok.com — MIDWEST CITY - Sitting at his girlfriend's house the night of Jan. 12, watching Ohio State beat Oregon to win the national championship, Will Sunderland's mind began to race. The Midwest City safety had committed to Oklahoma in mid-September over the Buckeyes.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @ryaber: Football recruiting: Ohio State was attractive, but Midwest City's Will Sunderland was OU all the way bit.ly/1yP5fQP

Jan 30, 2015

Football recruiting: Ohio State was attractive, but Midwest City's Will Sunderland was OU all the way bit.ly/1yP5fQP

Recruiting notebook: Cowboys pick up defensive tackle commit

newsok.com — Oklahoma State picked up a big addition to its recruiting class Friday night when Dallas Bishop Dunne defensive tackle Darrion Daniels chose the Cowboys. Daniels (6-foot-4, 284 pounds) chose OSU over Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Iowa. He also had offers that included Baylor, Texas A&M, Arkansas, LSU, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

Why do Russell Westbrook and Marshawn Lynch have to talk, but Clay Bennett and Roger Goodell do not?

newsok.com — I had dinner with a friend Tuesday night. Not a big sports fan. Not much of a sports fan at all. Really big stories reach his radar. Not much else. But he's nominally interested in the Thunder, because everyone in the state is eat up with the Thunder.
Jan 30, 2015

Good point: @BerryTramel Why do Westbrook and Lynch have to talk, but Clay Bennett and Roger Goodell do not? bit.ly/1HucLuV

Jan 30, 2015

Why do Russell Westbrook and Marshawn Lynch have to talk, but Clay Bennett and Roger Goodell do not? bit.ly/1HucLuV

Boys basketball roundup: Edmond Santa Fe's DaQuan Jeffries sparks Edlam rout

newsok.com — Halfway through the first quarter, the Edlam showdown between North and Santa Fe was a one-point game. By the middle of the second, the Edmond North student section was chanting "Let's play football!" Host Edmond Santa Fe rolled to an 81-55 victory over the rival Huskies on Friday night sparked by a 23-2 first-half run and a 29-point performance from senior forward DaQuan Jeffries.
Jan 31, 2015

Boys basketball roundup: Edmond Santa Fe's DaQuan Jeffries sparks Edlam rout bit.ly/1zpOm2G #okpreps

Two men caught in hood-sliding stunt on a Midwest City police patrol car

newsok.com — MIDWEST CITY - Two men caught on camera jumping on the hood of a police patrol car face malicious injury to property misdemeanor complaints in Oklahoma County, police report. About 11:30 p.m. Saturday a police patrol car with a dash camera running was parked at Henry Hudson's 1851 S Douglas Blvd., according to a news release from Midwest City police.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @SilasAllen1: Couple of guys got arrested at a Henry Hudson's after doing the Duke boys' hood-slide thing across a MWC police car. newsok.com/two-men-caught…

Jan 30, 2015

Two men caught in hood-sliding stunt on a Midwest City police patrol car newsok.com/article/5389086

Jan 30, 2015

Two men caught in hood-sliding stunt on a Midwest City police patrol car newsok.com/article/5389086

Thunder Chat Recap: Darnell Mayberry on Scott Brooks, Sam Presti, 'untouchable' Serge Ibaka and more

newsok.com — Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry was on an extended edition of the Power Lunch chat today, talking Thunder front office, starting lineups and potential coaching changes.

It's Still Bedlam Basketball Podcast

newsok.com — OU writer Ryan Aber and OSU writer John Helsley preview Bedlam this weekend and take you through the week's developments in Big 12 basketball.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @NewsOKSports: Have you heard the "It's Still Bedlam" hoops podcast? @jjhelsley @ryaber talking Big 12, previewing #Bedlam: bit.ly/1KeGLHk

Jan 30, 2015

RT @NewsOKSports: Have you heard the "It's Still Bedlam" hoops podcast? @jjhelsley @ryaber talking Big 12, previewing #Bedlam: bit.ly/1KeGLHk

Asking A Favor For A Friend

newsok.com — It's no secret this was a tough week in the newsroom. One of the most talented folks I've been lucky enough to work with is Kyle Roberts, who until Wednesday was in our video department. Last summer he debuted his movie at the DeadCENTER Film Festival, and it was a great family film that delivers [...]

Oklahoma State football: Cowboys receive commitment from four-star DT Darrion Daniels (Bishop Dunne, Texas)

newsok.com — LINK . Oklahoma State added a talented prospect to its defensive line Friday when Darrion Daniels gave his verbal commitment to the Cowboys. Daniels - 6-foot-4, 290-pounds, from Bishop Dunne High School (Texas) - is ranked the No. 16 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.
Jan 30, 2015

#OKstate got a commit from this freight train (what you need to know about Darrion Daniels: bit.ly/1EVdNLv) vine.co/v/OtndPXIFjZH

Oklahoma State basketball: Phil Forte getting the Keiton Page treatment - and some help from Keiton page

newsok.com — STILLWATER - Voices echoed throughout Lloyd Noble Center, as Oklahoma's starters sounded off on the primary focus of their Bedlam preparations. "Forte, Forte, Forte," they yelled Thursday afternoon while facing a scout team of reserves, featuring walk-ons Trey Slate and Daniel Harper in the role of Oklahoma State star Phil Forte.
Jan 31, 2015

#OkState basketball: Phil Forte getting the Keiton Page treatment okne.ws/1CJAmTS

Oklahoma City councilman fights demolition of downtown Union Bus Station

newsok.com — Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid on Friday appealed an architectural review panel's decision to approve demolition of the historic downtown Union Bus Station. A hearing was set before the city's Board of Adjustment on March 5, two days after Shadid faces Ward 2 voters in his bid for re-election.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @WILLIAMCRUM: Oklahoma City councilman challenges demolition of downtown Union Bus Station. #OKC newsok.com/oklahoma-city-…

Oklahoma basketball: Bedlam means more to in-state players like Ryan Spangler

newsok.com — NORMAN - It could be said for every basketball player, but Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler doesn't like to lose. Against Oklahoma State, though, that desire to win takes on a new level of desperation for the junior from Bridge Creek. "I can't lose," Spangler said of playing the Cowboys.
Jan 30, 2015

Oklahoma basketball: Bedlam means more to in-state players like Ryan Spangler bit.ly/165TxKA

OKC Central Chat transcript, Jan. 30, 2015

newsok.com — The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

High school notebook: Welker Foundation grant deadline nearing

newsok.com — Having already given nearly $700,000 to Oklahoma City area schools and athletic organizations in the last eight years, the Wes Welker Foundation is accepting applications for its next round of grants. Grant applications for the spring cycle are due by Feb. 15. Applications and full grant guidelines can be found at www.weswelkerfoundation.org.
Jan 30, 2015

High school notebook: Welker Foundation grant deadline nearing bit.ly/1vibbav #okpreps

Candidates will contest three Oklahoma City Council seats; Greenwell draws no challengers

newsok.com — Eleven candidates have filed for the four Oklahoma City Council seats on the March 3 ballot. In inner-northwest Oklahoma City's Ward 2, Councilman Ed Shadid drew three challengers in his bid for re-election. James Cooper, Major Jemison and John Riley said they would try to unseat the first-term councilman.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @WILLIAMCRUM: Candidates will contest three Oklahoma City Council seats; Greenwell in Ward 5 draws no challengers. #OKC newsok.com/candidates-wil…