Chicken-Fried News: Teacher strikes

While everybody was abusing the new “gender swap” filters, a Del City High School teacher was captured on Snapchat taking down a student.

Chicken-Fried News: Snake eyes

Doorbell cameras are an important line of home security, allowing people to see who is at the door even when they are not at home.

Chicken-Fried News: Still smokin’

Thanks to Oklahoma’s Legislature, which Fox 25 reported failed to pass the Oklahoma Workplace Clean Air Act this session, we will continue to be among the dwindling number of cool states that allow you to smoke inside bars.

Chicken-Fried News: High steaks

Gov. Kevin Stitt is getting to work on the big issues.

Chicken-Fried News: Accompanied minors

Parents in search of a good bottle of wine or a high-end selection of spirits will no longer have to leave their kids tied up outside the liquor store.

Chicken-Fried News: Hold the phone

Countless hands have been wrung raw over the negative influence the ever-present cellphone has on modern life, but Oklahoma Department of Corrections is worrying about them more than the Momo challenge.

Chicken-Fried News: Poor execution

Oklahoma is still struggling with killing its people — quickly and intentionally, at least.

Chicken-Fried News: Columbus circling

Last week, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that merges Native American Day and Columbus Day into one holiday, which is like honoring vegan awareness and slaughterhouse operators at the same time.

Chicken-Fried News: No class

Less than two years after being acquitted for manslaughter, former Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed unarmed Terence Crutcher in September 2016, is scheduled to teach a National Rifle Association pistol-shooting course at Tulsa’s United States Shooting Academy.

Chicken-Fried News: Bad actor

There was no indication of anything but a tragic accident, but as France’s Notre Dame cathedral burned last month, Videodrome sleazebag TV exec turned real-life right-wing Twitter tumor James Woods tweeted “Whether by design or accident, the great and glorious history of Christianity is being eradicated from the face of the new Europe.

Chicken-Fried News: Modern-day Oklahoma!

After decades of being defined to outsiders by the whitewashed original Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Oklahoma!

Chicken-Fried News: Good poo

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is finally selling its poo.

Chicken-Fried News: Number crunch

Regardless of whether you believe in numerology, one number might have a significant influence over your lifetime in Oklahoma City: your ZIP code.

Chicken-Fried News: Precious returns

The library at Oklahoma Baptist University had to be surprised when a package arrived containing all three books of the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) series that had been missing from its shelves since 1972.

Chicken-Fried News: Smoking gun

The so-called “constitutional carry” bill has not gone into effect yet, but some gun-loving trolls are already parading their firearms around public areas to “prepare people.”

Chicken-Fried News: Help needed

University of Oklahoma (OU) is looking for a director of payroll and employee services, and they only want the best of the best.

Chicken-Fried News: Scrappy Don’t

It’s a scenario worthy of The Wire, except with, you know, way more actual wires.

Chicken-Fried News: Icarus Exotic

In the pantheon of weird Oklahoma news, no one has flown higher than Joseph Allen Maldonando-Passage — the man most everyone knows as Joe Exotic — the openly gay Libertarian presidential and gubernatorial candidate who founded the Wynnewood zoo famous for allowing guests to play with lion-tiger hybrid cubs.

Chicken-Fried News: Boys clubbing

A state representative’s first week of the legislative session was bogged down by sexism.

Chicken-Fried News: Poo lagoon

According to no less an authority than urbandictionary.com user The Mad Shitter, an “upper decker” is “the act of defecating in the upper tank of the toilet” so that “when the next poor unsuspecting person flushes the toilet they get a bowl of [excrement].” The town of Carlton Landing has been pulling a large-scale variation on this baseball-themed party prank, dumping millions of gallons of untreated water from its sewage lagoons into Lake Eufaula, according to a report released last month by news website The Frontier.

Chicken-Fried News: Open arms

In a series of events that once again prove that pretty much every national conversation can be tied back to Oklahoma, it was revealed last week that the tiny Porter Consolidated School district is at least partly responsible for that brief few weeks when it looked like the federal government might spend money to arm its teachers.

Chicken-Fried News: Cab death

There are few businesses and buildings left in Oklahoma City from the 1930s, thanks to overeager city planners during urban renewal.

Chicken-Fried News: Road dread

If Gov. Kevin “Oklahoma is open for business” Stitt is the manager of our government’s metaphorical Kmart (hey, we gotta start somewhere), somebody should tell him we need major cleanup on aisle number All of Them.

Chicken-Fried News: Hail and high water

If you do not want every local meteorologist, highway patrol troopers and even The Weather Channel to call you out, stay out from under overpasses during storms.

Chicken-Fried News: Bad boys

Two years after Tulsa Police Department (TPD) cut ties with a Cops-esque reality show, Oklahoma Highway Patrol is stepping in for its close-up.

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