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  • Who's going to win the Daytona 500?

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Our editors spend time every day making sure that our high-interest topic landing pages on NewsOK.com are updated for visitors. They spend time on the home page, of course, as well as the the News page, the US/World page, the Downtown OKC page, the Life page, the Business page, the Energy page, the OKC Thunder page, the OU Sooners page, the OSU Cowboys page … and so on.

  • OKC roller derby team raising money to keep banked track in Oklahoma

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    Will the days of banked track roller derby in Oklahoma soon be over? Not if the OKC Outlaws have anything to say about it. The state’s only banked track team has launched an Indiegogo campaign to save its track, which was featured in Drew Barrymore’s 2009 film “Whip It.” The track is currently owned by a group of investors.

  • A timelapse of Oklahoma earthquakes

    Madi Alexander | Updated: Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    It’s no secret that the ground beneath our feet has been shaking a bit more in recent years. Yesterday NewsOK reported that Oklahoma had 222 earthquakes in 2013 that registered as 2.5-magnitude or greater—more than any other year in state history.

  • NewsOK live coverage articles offer fast updates for sports fans

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    I sat at Lloyd Noble Center with a couple of friends a few weeks ago. It was Bedlam basketball, and my pal had a couple of extra tickets for the 8 p.m. start on a Monday night. My friends and I all went to OU, so we enjoyed the game as the Sooners took an early lead.

  • Facebook offers custom gender options for users

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Facebook rolled out new gender settings Thursday, offering options to users who don’t identify as male or female. “So today, we’re proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook,” the company wrote on its Facebook Diversity page.

  • Enter to win tickets to the Bart & Nadia Perfect 10 gymnastics challenge

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Want to win tickets to the Perfect 10 Challenge on Friday, Feb. 21? Enter our ticket giveaway here. The Perfect 10 Challenge is a women’s collegiate gymnastics competition featuring the University of Oklahoma, University of Alabama, University of Michigan and University of West Virginia.

  • Oklahoma restaurant owner says he doesn't want gays around

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Have you ever been turned away at a restaurant because the color or your skin or perceived sexual orientation? One of the top trending stories on NewsOK today is about this very issue. It’s about an Enid restaurant owner who has come under fire for discriminating against gay people and reportedly turning away ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

  • The world participates in a 10-year-old's party

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Facebook turned 10 this week. But if you are on the Internet at all, you knew that, right? I knew it because everyone was posting their video (#Facebookis10) on their account. I saw it in passing as I checked my phone all day Tuesday.

  • Oklahoma man loses 222 pounds during 'Biggest Loser' competition

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Even though Edmond’s David Brown didn’t win “The Biggest Loser,” he still feels like a winner. “Tonight was not the winning step; the winning step was the first one,” Brown told “Biggest Loser” host Alison Sweeney, before the final weigh-in during the finale.

  • Facebook creates personalized 'Look Back' videos to celebrate 10-year anniversary

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Facebook turns 10 today. And to celebrate, Mark Zuckerberg and his team have created personalized videos for hundreds of millions of users to look back at when they first joined the social network. Your posts and photos are edited together into a minute video of your most engaging life events set to a catchy tune.

  • Super Bowl talk: Oklahoma City Seahawks coming in 2015?

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Dun dun dunnnnnn! As if Seattle isn’t already mad at Oklahoma City enough, the wonderful people at Mustang Brewing Company made this T-shirt to predict the Seattle Oklahoma City Seahawks’ awesomeness in the 2015 season (because good beer has the ability to turn people into time travelers): A Tweet from the company was also plastered on digital billboards by Lamar Advertising last night, which puts the shirt in context: And I can only imagine the reaction Seattle fans might have toward this shirt (and Tweet).

  • Your vegan guide to Super Bowl Sunday

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Sat, Feb 1, 2014

    Remember that New Year’s Resolution you made to eat healthier? Don’t let Super Bowl Sunday ruin it. Here’s your vegan guide to eating healthier on game day. Now you can still stress eat and have more energy to throw the TV remote at the wall when your team throws an interception or misses a block.

  • Signing Day 2014 is covered for all types of football fans

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    There are a lot of college football fans here in Oklahoma — as in pretty much everybody with an address in the state lines. A lot of those are the game-day fans. They know what’s going on, but they don’t know every detail.

  • When it comes to sexism, don't be afraid to speak up and be #ThatWoman

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    It all comes back to fear. Fear of being that woman that spoils everyone’s good time. Fear of being that woman who stands up for what she believes in but loses her job for it. Fear of making a scene and being ignored or replaced.

  • Oklahoma actress takes her shot at Hollywood

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    After starring in a few local films, local actress Alex Harris has signed with a Los Angeles talent agency and will soon be moving to California to pursue her dream of acting. “I really think there’s a large group of talent that comes out of Oklahoma, but then we’re overlooked,” Harris said.

  • Pictures: Giant boulder is inches away from taking out house in Italy

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Nothing extra really needs to be said about these images of a couple of giant boulders that did some damage to a homestead in Italy. Well, nothing other than: Dang, that was close. Check out more images on Sploid.

  • How many consecutive hours could you spend on NewsOK?

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    A friend sent me a story from news.com.au in Australia this week. He found it on the Drudge Report. It was about boot camps that are popping up in China to de-program teens who are showing signs of being addicted to the Internet.