What’s The Beat?Welcome. I'm Juliana Keeping, and I report on murder and mayhem in Oklahoma City for The Oklahoman. There is a lot of weirdness and sadness and, strangely, charm and *sometimes* a glimmer of hope to be found in the people and events I cover. Much of it stays in my head, or my notebook. Perhaps it's time I give it all some fresh air. Besides airing out my brain, I'd also like to keep tabs on major stories, track OKC crime trends, and shed light on behind-the-scenes reporterly things that hopefully aren't dull. BTW the ladies in the photo bar up top were busted in July 2012 on complaints of offering or engaging in lewd acts at a Valley Brook strip joint, in case you were wondering. I reserve the right to post the occasional cat video. Because we all need a mental break sometimes. If you have a tip related to crime, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for reading, Juliana
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The man accused of stalking his ex girlfriend and attacking a golf club-wielding neighbor who tried to intervene with a machete on Halloween has posted his side of the story on You Tube, KFOR reports.
Police this week named Verle Deljit Parton, 18, as the man shot by police on Sunday.
In slasher news, a man says he was attacked by a machete-wielding man wearing a painter’s respirator mask.
Two shot by Oklahoma City police
We in OKC got a break in homicides this weekend…only to be inundated with officer-involved shootings.
My editor gave me a single task today: Find Edward Hackett.
Update, 10.22: Police identified the homicide victim as Michael Donnell Rhodes.
Sometimes I get angry phone calls after we publish a story on a violent death, which is most of what I do.
It was clear something was amiss today at the police station media room.
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Allegations of cheating and fraud have surfaced against the principal of Douglass High School in Oklahoma City, and a pretty wild paper trail has risen into the public realm, too.