NewsOK Editor Yvette Walker has been blogging from the International Press Institute in Trinidad. Follow tweets from the convention below.
Telling people you are going to Port of Spain can be confusing. No, I’m not headed to Spain, I’m going to Trinidad. The International Press Institute is holding its World Congress there beginning Sunday and I’ll be on a panel about Ethics and Social Media.
So, off to Port of Spain, Trinidad. I’m leaving a few days early to take advantage of a little sun and fun, and who wouldn’t? Over the next few days I’ll be blogging about the country and the conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more NewsOK Thunder coverage, click here.
I don’t think I’ve laughed this much in months, and I have “This American Life Live” to thank.
On Thursday night, I went to watch a live broadcast of the popular radio show on the big screen at Tinseltown in Oklahoma City. According to the show’s website, the first live show was held in 2009 and more than 50,000 people came out to theaters across the world to see it. (more…)
Reporter Michael Kimball was live tweeting from the Oklahoma City Council meeting Tuesday morning during talks of the proposed city budget.
Be sure to follow him for the latest on city issues. Oklahoma City Council meetings start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Below is a timeline of his tweets throughout the meeting and his latest story about the budget. (more…)
Funeral services were held Monday for a 4-year-old Lincoln County boy whose death remains under investigation.
Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said Troy Damelio was found dead at his family’s trailer Thursday at 850661 S State Highway 18. He said the parents called to report the death and told officials he had a fever for about a week before he died.
From an earlier story:
Investigators were told the parents are members of the Church of the Firstborn in the Parkland community. Dougherty said members are known not to seek medical help for illnesses.
Services were held 10 a.m. Monday at the Osage Church of the Firstborn in Agra, according to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Damelio’s cause of death is still pending, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner said Tuesday.