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  • Watch: Guy goes on epic rant against 'bullies' of autistic and people with disabilities

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bullies prey on people they perceive as weak. That’s what they look for. … And they perceive you, or your loved ones who are disabled, as being weak. What they don’t understand is you’re not. Those words were spoken earlier this week by a man named Pete Werner during a weekly podcast...

  • Video: Want a Porche 911? This guy's story might make you think twice

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Imagine you’ve saved up your hard-earned money to finally buy the car of your dreams: In this case, it’s a brand new Porsche 911, which ranges in price between $85,000 and about $172,000. You get your car, it’s amazing. It’s beautiful.

  • Show us your throwback prom photos

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    It’s that time of year again: Prom season. It’s a rite of passage for many teenagers, who are on the hunt for the perfect outfit and a night to remember. This year, we are collecting old prom photos to feature in a gallery on NewsOK.

  • Sports bar sign: 'I like my beer how I like my violence...'

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Sidewalk signs give the chance to businesses to really grab the attention of potential customers. Using humor and colorful presentations, business can really reap the rewards of their creativity, especially if photos of their sign hit the Web and get spread like crazy.

  • Newsroom 101 students participate in 15-second journalism video challenge

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    “What do journalists do?” That’s the question we asked our Newsroom 101 students on Saturday and challenged them to answer it in a 15-second video. Here’s a look at three videos they came up with:     How can you not love a story about penguins?!

  • Follow the 'Addicted Oklahoma' series on your computers and phones

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Last Sunday, The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Watch unveiled a project that some of its best investigative reporters and storytellers had been working on for months. The Addicted Oklahoma series began with the first installment — “Problem Prescribers Help Fuel Deadly Epidemic” — focusing on...

  • 4 tips for surviving Oklahoma earthquakes

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Earthquakes, am I right? Oklahomans are used to Mother Nature’s ebb and flow, but these stronger-than-normal earthquakes are kind of new to us. And if you live in the Jones, Perry and Guthrie areas, then you’re really feeling them, and almost on a daily basis.

  • Photos just a swipe away with new galleries on NewsOK Mobile

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    This week, the thousands of photos on NewsOK just got a little easier to hold in your hand. We launch something new on NewsOK every week. Sometimes, it’s two or three new features. That was the case last week, as well.

  • Which Oklahoma actor would play you in a movie?

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    You might have noticed a new banner on the home page. If not, you should probably go check it out. It looks like this: It contains all of the answers to the universe. OK, not really. But, it does tell you which famous Oklahoma actor would play you in a movie.

  • The 10 best protest signs at today's education rally

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    With an estimated 25,000 people out at the state Capitol Monday rallying for an increase in public funding for education, it’s no surprise that the crowd — many of them teachers and school administrators who were bused in from around the state — brought some clever signs to drive their...

  • Become a contributor on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    We have a lot of articles on NewsOK about a lot of topics. Hundreds cycle through our home page every day. They come from our writers and editors. They come from AP and other services. They come from blogs and around the web.

  • Was that an earthquake? NewsOK will tell you

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Did you feel that? Was it the wind rattling the windows? Did one of the kids slam a door? Wait. That was an earthquake. Maybe. How do you know? Some go straight to Twitter or Facebook to confirm. Others go the U.S.

  • Slideshow: 7 celebrities who have appeared in comic books

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    This man is going to appear in a comic book, and I think that’s hilarious: I’m a comic book fan, so I’ll give this a once-over at the shop, but there’s no way I’ll spend $3 to $4 on it. This news did get me thinking, however, about other celebrities (that includes politicians) who...

  • Twitter celebrates 8th birthday, allows users to search for first tweets

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON | Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Twitter is celebrating its upcoming 8th birthday by allowing users to search for their first tweets. The company has launched the site First-Tweets.com, which has a simple search bar and the option to tweet out your first post. People are also encouraged to use the...

  • ICYMI: 5 stories that made you ask 'what the what?!' (March 14 edition)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    You know those news stories that make you shake your head, thinking, “What is the world coming to?” Or, those stories that makes you wonder, “How in the heck is this even news?!” This blog post will point out a mix of the two, using news items that made me react in similar ways...

  • Check your email -- there's news there

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    I live on email. I don’t think I’m alone. I write often about how NewsOK and The Oklahoman have great websites, mobile sites and applications tailored for users of each product. I write about how we’re on social media; how following NewsOK and The Oklahoman on Facebook and Twitter...

  • Oklahoma students create inspirational YouTube video for teacher battling cancer

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Mustang students are rallying around their middle school science teacher who was diagnosed with cancer in May 2013. A group of students have created an inspirational letter in the form of a YouTube video, encouraging Mustang teacher Marshall Lauen to stay strong and continue to fight the...

  • Meet the No. 1 reader for The Oklahoman and NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    She reads The Oklahoman every day. Every day. Never misses a day. When I visit, it’s there on the coffee table. Every time. And it’s not neatly stacked; the sections are pulled out and often wrinkled with usage. She actually can’t imagine life without the newspaper.

  • Oklahoma 10-year-old impresses with 'Rolling In The Deep' Adele cover

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Look out Adele. It looks like you might have some competition. And it’s Edmond native Olivia Kay. This 10-year-old has a powerful voice and is showcasing it in her cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” The video has been making the rounds online and already has more than 20,000...

  • Oklahoma cheerleading group receives support through social media after gym fire

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON | Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    A Miami, Okla. cheerleading organization, known as Miami Elite, is getting support on social media from other cheer groups across the country after its gym was damaged in a fire Wednesday morning. The group posted on its Facebook page that it is currently in the process of assessing the damage....



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