• Report: Los Angeles Dodgers to promote Scott Baker

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 9 min ago

    Confusion may be the only way to describe who will start Sunday for the Los Angeles Dodgers — Scott Baker or Joe Wieland. A report from the Orange County Register has the organization promoting Baker to start in San Diego. The Los Angeles Times reports it will be Joe Wieland and an early indicator could […]

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield agonized over decision of whether to stay at OU or go pro

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    “It’s been real tough,” Hield said in making his announcement to remain at OU. “It came down to this morning after me praying every night, stressing out.”

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Biggest Loser participant no longer runs, but still staying fit

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Neill Harmer has turned to Crossfit workouts, a combination of weight lifting and cardio work.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Blindness, heart surgery has never stopped Benny Meier from running

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    He has completed nine full marathons and three half-marathons in the event. He started running just the half-marathon following his heart surgery four years ago.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts has never seen the need for a policy on guns, spokeswoman says

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Guns have never been an issue for Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts, and sponsors have never seen the need to develop a policy, a spokeswoman said Friday. But the festival’s home base, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, does forbid firearms on the grounds and in its conservatory. Gun rights advocates won a court order last […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Changes on offense and defense already showing in Energy's play

    By Chris Brannick | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Much has been made of the Energy’s offense through three matches. But the defense cannot be overlooked.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday, April 25-Sunday, April 26

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    SATURDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Omaha at Oklahoma City, KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Cleveland at Detroit, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., St. Louis at Milwaukee, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, MLBN (Cox 264)/KTOK-AM 1000 8 p.m., Texas at L.A. Angels, FSOK (Cox 37) NBA 2 p.m., Atlanta at Brooklyn, TNT (Cox 31) 4:30 p.m., Chicago at Milwaukee, TNT (Cox 31) 7 p.m., Golden St. at New Orleans, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Memphis at Portland, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 2 p.m., Washington at N.Y. Islanders, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 5 p.m., Detroit at Tampa Bay, NBCSN (Cox

  • Why We Sent a Single Tweet 44 Times

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    In the past three months, Hootsuite’s main Twitter handle ( @hootsuite ) has Tweeted a single piece of content 44 times. Soon our social media team will probably do it again, making an even 45. We’re not afraid to repeat our content, and we don’t think you should be either. I would be the first to lament the fact that social media has become less social and more automated. But how people use social media, particularly Twitter, has changed. It has developed into a discovery channel where audiences come to find content. As a result, organizations with strong content marketing presences have altered how they operate within the unwritten rules of this ecosystem. In the early days, repeating Tweets would have been a cardinal sin. There were unwritten rules that grew from the behaviours and assumptions of Twitter’s early community, and ‘no repeats’ was one of them—if your whole audience sees every Tweet you send, duplicated content will bore and annoy people. However, times have changed. At Hootsuite, we have adopted the practice of sending multiple Tweets to the same piece of content. And we are not alone in this approach.

  • McClendon under investigation; Chesapeake settles Michigan charges for $25 million

    By Adam Wilmoth, and Brianna Bailey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. agreed to set up a $25 million compensation fund in Michigan to settle all criminal charges against the company in the state.

  • Oklahoma Big 10 Conference honors top basketball players

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Putnam City West senior Tyson Jolly and Choctaw sophomore Ana Llanusa were recently recognized as the top players in the Oklahoma Big 10 Conference. Jolly, who has signed with Cal, was named the conference’s Boys MVP and Lawton Eisenhower’s Bruce Harrington was named Coach of the Year. On the girls side, Oklahoma commit Llanusa was […]

  • Police: Gray should've received medical care before ride

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van. Officers missed "multiple" opportunities to give him medical attention and once inside the van, Gray should've been buckled into a seat belt. The department's acknowledgement came at a news conference after a week of intense scrutiny and near-daily demonstrations over what protesters say is police mistreatment of blacks in Baltimore and throughout the country. Gray was taken into custody April 12 and at some point — either during his arrest or inside the van — he suffered a mysterious spinal inju

  • Oklahoma State football: What they're saying about the NCAA penalties against the Cowboy football program

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    OSU president Burns Hargis, NCAA chief hearing officer Greg Christopher and former NCAA investigator Chuck Smrt react.

  • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues. Syria's ambassador said simply of her presence, "She's beautiful." Jolie spoke during a full day of briefings on Syria that also included details of a new series of talks next month in Geneva aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis. The U.N. humanitarian chief made a powerful call for sanctions against those blocking the delivery of aid.

  • How one U.S. county uses social media to better serve its constituents

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The government in Fairfax County in Virginia, US , provides public services for 1.1 million county locals every day—from police, fire and rescue, animal shelter, public transportation, health department, libraries, and recreation centers, to disposal facilities. For decades, Fairfax County relayed important emergency and service updates via press releases, conferences, and media advisories. Today, social media allows the public to play a more active role in finding information and sharing it. To support this shift and better serve constituents, Fairfax County developed a comprehensive social media strategy with the help of Hootsuite Enterprise .

  • On Sunday, Liv Adams will be mindful of another significant event — Operation Babylift

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Forty years ago this month, the United States evacuated orphans from war-torn Vietnam. They were babies, toddlers and children in overcrowded, impoverished orphanages. Liv Adams was one of them.

  • Faith Notes: Weekend April 25-26

    Carla Hinton | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Saturday, April 25 — The Central Saints Chorus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present Rob Gardner’s “Lamb of God” — a musical retelling of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ, his atonement, death and resurrection — at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

  • Listeria outbreak: Q&A with Oklahoma state epidemiologist

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Thus far, 10 people across four states, including one person in Oklahoma, have been sickened by several strains of Listeria after eating tainted Blue Bell ice cream products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

  • 4-Year-Old 'Beyoncé' Dancer And Her Posse Put Your Moves To Shame

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The 4-year-old dance sensation Heaven King is back; and this time, she’s got a pint-sized crew in tow. In the adorably awesome video above , choreographed by King’s mom Tianne, watch as the young dancer and a few of her friends boogie down to Silento’s “Watch Me.” It's fierce stuff. King has made headlines before for her killer dance skills. Earlier this year, she and her mom were invited to appear on the “Ellen” show. The duo performed a routine to Beyoncé’s “7/11.” It was, predictably, terrific.

  • Fake link incorrectly shows a story written by The Oklahoman

    By Alan Herzberger | Updated: 2 hr ago

    An article about the Oklahoma City Thunder's firing of head coach Scott Brooks appeared to look like it was written by The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry.  It was not.  The story quoted reaction from Brooks and a report from Mayberry. It is untrue and was not produced with The Oklahoman's authorization. The Oklahoman's complete and accurate coverage of the Oklahoma City Thunder can be found on our page: http://newsok.