This video was tweeted @NewsOK Thursday and shows local artists’ work and support for the Thunder.
The piece was produced by James Harber, who describes the video as a showcase of the art community’s involvement with the NBA team.
Severe storms with large hail and high winds swept through Oklahoma Tuesday night, knocking out power to thousands and damaging homes and vehicles.
Several apartment buildings and homes had broken windows, as well as scattered leaves and tree limbs throughout neighborhoods.
Our reporters have been following the damage and upcoming storms expected to hit later this evening. To avoid injury, it never hurts to be prepared. Take some time to review a severe weather checklist below provided by the American Red Cross.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department is offering free fire and life safety training. See the flyer below for more.
Rebecca Bryan, 53, of Mustang, is scheduled to be arraigned on a first-degree murder charge Tuesday in district court.
She is accused of fatally shooting her husband, Keith Bryan, the Nichols Hills fire chief, in September 2011 at their Mustang home. Bryan is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and will enter a plea.
Fire investigators are still working to determine what caused a Midwest City apartment fire that killed a mother and her two children May 6.
Maj. David Richardson said more investigators have been brought in to examine the building at 449 Harr Drive but haven’t been able to determine the heat source. (more…)
Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, has come under scrutiny recently due to a video interview about his thoughts on sexual orientation and passing legislation to protect discrimination in the workplace. (more…)
Here’s a look at some of the biggest breaking news stories in Oklahoma City this week:
A Midwest City apartment fire on Sunday, May 6, claimed the lives of a young mother and her two sons. The state medical examiner ruled that a Midwest City mother Lindsey Terry, 26, and sons John Brown-Jones II, 2, and Dylan Terry, 4, died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns suffered in an apartment fire.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at the Raintree Meadows Apartments, 449 Harr Drive, shortly before noon Sunday. The blaze displaced 15 people who survived the fire.
Later in the week, we reported that a third sibling escaped the blaze because her father asked that she stay the weekend with him at the last minute.
Attackers behind three Oklahoma City shootings and robberies that occurred over four hours Tuesday, May 8, remain at large. A 17-year-old boy was paralyzed and remained in critical condition this week after his attackers shot him in the chest and pistol whipped a classmate as they waited for the school bus about 5:45 a.m. Two other victims were terrorized by attackers in the hours prior to that shooting. One woman was kidnapped, beaten, dumped on the Kilpatrick Turnpike and shot by a group of four tormentors. Another woman said a group of men surrounded her car and one shot through her windshield as she searched for a parking spot after work early Tuesday. She escaped with minor injuries, while the other female victim’s injuries were not life-threatening. Due to varying descriptions of both the attackers and their vehicle or vehicles, police can’t say for certain if these crimes are related. They have no suspects, and are asking those with information to call 911.
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s public address announcer was arrested Thursday, May 10, on three complaints of indecent or lewd acts with a child under 16. James Allan Miller, 41, of Harrah, is also a speech teacher and tennis coach at Harrah High School. He posted bail on Friday. The Thunder suspended him from his job and the school placed Miller on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Now, the franchise has picked another announcer for the remainder of the NBA playoffs and has tentative plans to launch a search for a permanent replacement this summer.
James Harden has been making headlines lately after he earned the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award and played a key role in the the Thunder’s sweep of the Dallas Mavericks.
And now his facial hair is back in the spotlight too, inspiring a catchy YouTube music video.
The video is called “Beard Like Harden” and has been viewed more than 8,500 times since Thursday. It takes a few shots at the Los Angeles Lakers and even mentions OKC’s Kevin Durant and his lack of facial hair. Check it out.
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