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Oklahoma Lottery seeks photogenic pups for game pieces

For the last few days of September, Okies can vie to get man’s best scratchers on, well, lottery “scratchers.” The Oklahoma Lottery is seeking the state’s most “photogenic” pooches to feature on a “Lucky Dog Scratcher” game piece hitting streets in December.   Residents can submit a photo of their dog to http://www.lottery.ok.gov through Sept.

Oklahoma football fan faces day in court

Whatever happened to that Oklahoma football fan accused of tearing the scrotum of the guy wearing a Longhorns shirt?   The Associated Press reports Allen Michael Beckett, a 53-year-old Sooner fan, will appear in court Oct. 4 ” only days before the Red River Rivalry between the Sooners and the Longhorns. Beckett, a federal auditor,

Edmond woman helps police arrest alleged Texas con man

A 60-year-old woman bested an alleged Texas con man after he tried to play doctor with her $30,000 Rolex watch.   According to a version of the story in the Star newspaper in Texas, the woman was attempting to sell the Rolex Presidential watch through a newspaper ad when a man who identified himself as

Small world

I travel a lot, and I’m always amazed at how many people I meet with Oklahoma connections. Years ago, while I was in Moscow, Enid attorney Stephen Jones ” the man who would defend Oklahoma City federal building bomber Timothy McVeigh ” walked up to me and introduced himself. You don’t expect to meet people

Oklahoma town celebrates man who put their town on the map with Good Luck

And, to continue the whole doctorin’ theme “¦   One Kay County town kicked up centennial festivities a notch with its celebration of, as Oklahoman state correspondent Jim Etter reported recently, “one of the most unusual events during Oklahoma’s centennial”: “the horse liniment that made Newkirk famous.”   Whoa, Nellie.   Held Sept. 8 this

OKC Bricktown bars present reading and spelling challenge

CFN intern Bucky loves to live it up out on the town. The guy is loyal, but he’s not all that intelligent. We’ve recommended a number of Bricktown bars at which he could get his drink on, but he claims he never can find them. We finally figured out why: Their names are misspelled.  

The 101st idea

The 100 Ideas initiative for Oklahoma ” 100IdeasOK.org ” is in full swing. Around the state, residents are coming together in groups to brainstorm policy ideas for Oklahoma’s future. The inspiration for the 100 Ideas initiative comes from Florida, where former Gov. Jeb Bush sought input to craft a future policy agenda that would outlive

Oklahoma judge refers to ‘Dr. Who’ in ruling

Some of us here at Chicken-Fried News are sci-fi aficionados, but it’s unsettling when a federal judge includes “Dr. Who” references in his rulings.   That’s what U.S. District Judge Ronald White did in a ruling commanding that former Oklahoma state Sen. Gene Stipe be remanded to the care of a prison hospital for evaluation.

Muskogee man wins wing-eating contest in Maryland

Now, that’s a spicy poultry appendage!   The Muskogee Phoenix reported that an Oklahoman man ” and apparently his cast-iron digestive system ” took top honors at last week’s Wings to Go Homicide Hot Wing Challenge in Baltimore.   Representing a Wings to Go location in Muskogee, Mike Yoss of Connerville downed 20 hot wings

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