Adam Kemp
Enterprise Desk Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State Football for CBS Sports.

  • Simply a test?: In OU competition, students develop overly complex solutions for easy task

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer   | Yesterday

    The University of Oklahoma competition is part of the Summer Bridge Program, a four-week course for incoming freshmen planning to major in an engineering discipline.

  • Four major problems confronting Oklahoma City Schools

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    As another school year approaches, here are four big issues facing the Oklahoma City Public School District. [pagebreak] Student Discipline The Oklahoma City School District suspends minorities at a much higher rate than white students, inconsistently punishes students for similar offenses and suffers from missing paperwork and rampant record-keeping discrepancies, according to a district audit. The U.S. Education Department is investigating Oklahoma City Public Schools for possible civil rights violations relating to how it disciplines minority students.

  • What are the biggest earthquakes in Oklahoma history?

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    On Monday, Oklahomans felt one of the biggest temblors in state history when a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Crescent.  Explore the map below to see the nine biggest earthquakes in Oklahoma history. For more information about seismic activity in Oklahoma, be sure to check out the NewsOK Earthquakes page. [pagebreak] No. 1 The Big One The largest earthquake ever recorded in the state of Oklahoma struck Nov. 5, 2011. The quake had a magnitude of 5.6, and its epicenter was four miles east of Sparks in Lincoln County, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The quake hit at 10:53 p.m. The quake was reportedly felt as far away as Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee and

  • Christina Fallin's Trailer For Sale?

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Only hours after Governor Mary Fallin announced her daughter would be moving her personal travel trailer off the grounds of  the Governor's Mansion, a post on Craigslist shows Christina Fallin's trailer for sale in a post title, "Trailer Must Go."  Fallin appeared on local news station KFOR on Tuesday afternoon after questions arose about the propiety of the First Daughter "camping" on state property. Fallin  said the trailer would be moved by Sunday.  The Governor's office later determined that the living arrangement violated a state code, but broke no law.   Alex Weintz, the governor's spokesman, confirmed that the

  • Updated: Gov. Fallin expected to address daughter's trailer on mansion grounds today

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Capitol Reporter Rick Green wrote over the weekend how Governor Mary Fallin was happy to have her adult children living at the Governor's Mansion this summer. Among them, Christina Fallin,  28, has hitched her travel trailer up to the one of the mansion's guest house.   Governor's Daughter Living In Trailer "Having the time to catch up on their lives, getting together for a cookout or watching a movie at night is a real treat. Like any working mom or dad, life is a lot easier when you have a loving and supportive family around you.

  • Weekend Web Roundup

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Mondays are no fun. Let's remember the weekend that was.  Here are some of the best photo and video posts from the people of #OKC. Had to go back to the bridge today. She can't get enough of it. #skydancebridge #okc A photo posted by brock2313 (@brock2313) on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:07am PDT // All tucked in...

  • Golf with an added kick

    BY ADAM KEMP Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oklahoma has six footgolf courses, three in the Tulsa area, one in Midwest City and one being installed in Norman. The Silverhorn Golf Course in Oklahoma City has one but plans to shut it down because of complaints from its traditional golfers, according to management.

  • Five Fascinating Frankfurter Facts

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Thursday, July 23rd, is National Hot Dog Day, a celebration of an American staple that some say ranks right up there with mom and apple pie.  If you're craving a coney today and want to find one on the cheap, check out your local Sonic Drive-In or 7-Eleven for dollar dogs (Call ahead to make sure your local spot is participating.) To get a sense of the humble hot dog's history, here are five fun facts all about the frankfurter.   [pagebreak]1. The word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where pork sausages similar to hot dogs originated around the 13th century. Hot dogs as we know them today were first sold in Coney Island, New York in 1890.  (Source: National Hot Dog and

  • How much gas money did President Obama's visit to Oklahoma cost?

    BY ADAM KEMP | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Air Force One, Marine One and Cadillac One don't run cheap.

  • President's visit to Oklahoma prompts praise and protests

    By Rick M. Green and Adam Kemp Staff Writers   | Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    President Barack Obama's visit to Oklahoma was welcomed by many as he announced a program to bring additional Internet service to many of the nation's poor.

  • Obama's visit to prison in El Reno will focus on reform

    BY ADAM KEMP Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    President Barack Obama will visit the Federal Correctional Institution El Reno, where he will meet with Oklahoma law enforcement officials and inmates and conduct an interview for a documentary scheduled to air in the fall.

  • 'I count him as a son.'

    BY ADAM KEMP Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    An Oklahoma City man has a new chance at life after his daughter's husband donated a kidney to him.

  • Group seeks to save threatened Oklahoma City disc golf course

    BY ADAM KEMP Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Cameron Kaspereit, president of the Oklahoma City Disc Golf Association, said he was told by Oklahoma City Parks Department officials that the Will Rogers Park course would be cut in half and possibly stripped from 18 holes down to six to make way for a new trail.

  • Two years after son's disappearance, Oklahoma City family still holds out hope

    BY ADAM COOPER KEMP Staff | Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    August Reiger, of Oklahoma City, disappeared in Ecuador while hiking with his family on June 13, 2013. His family continues to hope he will be found. Reiger was an 18-year-old, high-achieving student when he was last seen during a family vacation in the South American country.

  • Confederate flag history in Oklahoma

    BY ADAM KEMP Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    In Oklahoma, the Confederate flag flew for 22 years on the state Capitol grounds, part of a display of 14 flags that at one time or another flew over the land that would become Oklahoma. In 1988, workers removed all the flags. When the flags returned, the Confederate flag was absent.

  • Edmond man in high-speed chase has history of human trafficking violations

    BY ADAM KEMP STAFF WRITER | Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Joshua Ray Hudson, 23, led police on a high-speed chase early this week with a 15-year-old girl in the car, then evaded a manhunt for more than 16 hours, has a history of prostituting.

  • Inhofe joins family's quest to have great, great grandfather awarded Medal of Honor

    BY ADAM KEMP Staff | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, wrote a letter to Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion of the U.S. Army Resource Command at Fort Knox, commending the army's review of David D. White's consideration for the Medal Of Honor for his heroism on the battlefield of Sailor's Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865.

  • Chase, manhunt ends with arrest of man, teenage girl

    By ADAM KEMP | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Authorities searching for two following high-speed chase involving gunfire

  • Transgender Oklahoma City woman claims mistreatment by jail staff

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    A transgender Oklahoma City woman said she felt “stripped of all dignity,” accusing Oklahoma City jail staff and inmates of ridiculing her following her arrest May 20 for speeding with a suspended license and no insurance.

  • Tornado in southeastern Oklahoma kills woman, destroys homes

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writers | Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    A person who died as a result of a tornado Monday in Bryan County, Oklahoma, has been identified as 48-year-old Sandra Marsha Swinney, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner confirmed Tuesday.

Adam Kemp Today at 11:41 AM Two giant military helicopters just zoomed right over my house. Crazy
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 10:30:40 AM CST Rube Goldberg Machine
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 10:11:37 AM CST Gov. Fallin checking out a drone made by OU students
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 10:04:29 AM CST Gov. Fallin on the importance of engineering jobs in Oklahoma
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 10:03:12 AM CST Gov. Mary Fallin on the OU Summer Bridge Program
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 10:01:33 AM CST Gov. Mary Fallin addressing the crowd at OU College Of Engineering Summer Bridge Program.
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 09:59:03 AM CST Last year, 100% of OU's Summer Bridge Program students were able to jump up at least one level in math because of the program.
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 09:56:04 AM CST The Rube Goldberg competition is part of the OU Summer Bridge program, a course designed to help ease the transition for incoming freshman
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 31 2015 09:21:27 AM CST Spending this morning at an OU Engineering Rube Goldberg contest. Gov. Mary Fallin will be making an appearance
Adam Kemp Wed, Jul. 29 2015 10:58:33 AM CST RT @jaclyncosgrove: In Oklahoma's Addiction and Mental Health Community, a mother discusses caring for son with schizophrenia. Join us! htt
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 24 2015 11:08:58 AM CST Former @CowboyFB great Thurman Thomas surprised @BuffaloBills fans with season tickets. Made grown men cry...
Adam Kemp Sun, Jul. 19 2015 10:09:16 PM CST @trentonsperry dude... This album is straight magic. I'm loving it.
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 17 2015 03:44:42 PM CST @K80theSHADE Who's complaining? Those numbers were presented without comment about whether they are good or bad. They are just facts.
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 17 2015 03:36:09 PM CST @K80theSHADE @julianakeeping We wrote about that as well. As a newspaper, we cover multiple angles to big events.
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 17 2015 02:19:02 PM CST @bruisepaper @kylefredrickson You're rules don't effect me! But I'd like to bequeath a contusion to your cranium! Chomp on that bit, okay!
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 17 2015 01:40:58 PM CST As downtown employees, we have a myriad of food options within walking distance. What does @kylefredrickson choose everyday? Subway.
Adam Kemp Fri, Jul. 17 2015 10:16:39 AM CST @EdnasDoor @Rusty_Olson It's my job to report. Those gas cost info box was just one of about five stories I wrote about his trip.
Adam Kemp Thu, Jul. 16 2015 01:30:59 PM CST The Prez is outta here. Air Force One just took off from Tinker.
Adam Kemp Wed, Jul. 15 2015 10:31:34 PM CST @matt_judkins thank you sir! It was pretty fun. Hectic, but fun.
Adam Kemp Wed, Jul. 15 2015 10:25:04 PM CST @matt_judkins I believe his priorities were something like: educational purposes first. Netflix second (Obama winky face)