The Huffington Post reports that media outlets are asking the Supreme Court to allow cameras in the courtroom to cover the decision on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
According to the report, this could be the first time cameras are allowed in the court if the request is approved.
What do you think about the request? Would you watch the live coverage?
Photo by J. Scott Applewhite: This Jan. 25, 2012 file photo shows the Supreme Court Building in Washington.
Oklahoma authorities are teaming up to target underage alcohol sales and drinking for the remainder of June.
The Oklahoma County Metro Alcohol Task Force will perform compliance checks at bars and convenience stores to make sure employees aren’t selling alcohol to minors. (more…)
The American Red Cross launched an app today that provides users with emergency medical information. The app, known as First Aid by American Red Cross, supplies you with information about how to prepare yourself and your family for an emergency and also what to do in case emergency strikes.
You can read more about the app and its features here.
Reporter Zeke Campfield is looking for Oklahoma City Thunder fans in Cleveland and Miami Heat fans in Seattle for a weekend story he’s writing. If you know of anyone who might be a good fit for the piece, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a win against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. To help with sports coverage, news reporters pitched in to help cover the atmosphere inside the arena.
Read more about their experiences inside the arena and interactions with fans and facility staff before the players stepped onto the court.
NPR reports that the wife of George Zimmerman has been arrested on a complaint of perjury for making a false statement during her husband’s bond hearing.
Zimmerman’s bond was revoked earlier this month after officials said he deceived the court about his finances.
The shooting death of Martin in February attracted national attention and led to protests around the country. On March 25, Oklahoma residents gathered on NW 23 and Classen Boulevard to raise awareness about his death and demand justice for his family.
Seeing this scenario, it hits home. Ethnic and racial injustice happens,” said Jason Quaynor, 23, of Norman. “It’s not just for Trayvon Martin. It’s for all their voices to be heard at the same time.”
Read more about the protest here.
Our media friends from the North, South, East and West are coming to visit us in Oklahoma City this week for the NBA Finals.
According to the Thunder 411 blog, about 500 media members are expected to cover the games this week, including both national and international outlets.
The Finals games will be seen by millions in more than 200 countries in approximately 45 languages.
NewsOK will be providing special coverage for the Finals, so be sure to follow our Thunder page for more.
Photo by Chris Landsberger: Serge Ibaka talks to the media during the NBA Finals practice day at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday, June 11, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The bright lights of the big screen, often associated with the far, far away land of Hollywood are right in your own backyard this weekend as the deadCenter Film Festival really get’s going starting Friday.
The Oklahoman will fulfill all your needs for reviews of films and profiles on directors and actors over on the Static Blog.
This year’s festival is filled with tons of great flicks; from the Documentary on Bob Marley, ‘Marley’, to the new indie dramedy ‘Take This Waltz’ starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman.
DeadCenter, of course, features a fantastic selection this year of homegrown films such as ‘The Dome of Heaven ,’ and ‘Just Crazy Enough‘ starring Chris Kattan and former NBA star Desmond Mason.
Make sure to check out deadCenter‘s website for times and locations of all 100 + movies.
The student, identified as Casey Cooke, of Edmond, was found shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday east of Evans Hall. She held a bachelor’s degree in zoology and was pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Spanish.
Below is a collection of tweets and Facebook posts about Cooke and her family.
Get your No. 14 welders goggles ready, today at 5:05 p.m. Venus will become visible as a small, black dot as its orbit takes it in front of the sun.
Scientists say Earth won’t be in a position to see the ‘Transit of Venus’ again until the year 2125; so this is truly a once in a lifetime chance.
The Oklahoma City Astronomy club is hosting a live viewing at Science Museum Oklahoma for those wanting to see this cosmic event. For more information; check out my story at newsok.com.
For those wanting even more information; I will be live tweeting the event from my account, @Adam_WK