Chicken-Fried News: Food desert drama

Local grocery chain Buy For Less gave a textbook example in how not to handle public relations correctly last week, after it announced the closing of its Smart Saver store at 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, which was the only full-service grocery option in the city’s unhealthiest zip code, 73111.

Chicken-Fried News: Overcharged

Investigating the cause of a signal outage at a Sand Springs radio tower on the morning of Aug. 4, an engineer found two men — one electrocuted to death and the other badly burned and convulsing on the ground.

Chicken-Fried News: Uber screw-up

It doesn’t happen often, but an Oklahoma Republican representative went left of center.

Chicken-Fried News: Dating and abetting

It is a tale as old as time, star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy, but this time with a twist that seems inspired by Orange Is the New Black.

Chicken-Fried News: Lights, camera, Oklahoma

The latest big-budget Hollywood feature to film in Oklahoma will tell the story of corruption and a systematic cover-up that usurps money and power from its rightful owners into the hands of a greedy minority.

Chicken-Fried News: Not a threat?

File this one next to Joe Exotic under “News of the Wait, What?” In July, Tulsa World reported that 2018 Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Jonathan Barnett was arrested for shooting a process server in the elbow.

Chicken-Fried News: Gin busters

Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) sure loves to ruin its inmates’ weekend plans.

Chicken-Fried News: Mummas beware

It has been a turbulent offseason for Oklahoma City Thunder fans, but a man claiming to be from Virginia left a pair of unhinged voicemails on the team’s main answering service, threatening violence against members of the organization and that he might bomb the entire city — as if that doesn’t strike enough of a chord here.

Chicken-Fried News: Damonic justice

In June, sightings of actor Matt Damon (EuroTrip, Mystic Pizza) temporarily exceeded sightings of Bigfoot in Oklahoma, and for good reason: Damon is apparently filming a movie here.

Chicken-Fried News: Asp clowns

OK, we are getting ready to head out on the town.

Chicken-Fried News: Party foul

Classically trained pianist/existential philosopher Andrew W.K. famously said, “Let's get a party going (let's get a party going)/When it's time to party we will always party hard.” These are words Gov. Kevin “The Original Party Animal” Stitt seems to live by, as the Associated Press recently reported his first-term inauguration celebrations cost more than $2.4 million. 

Chicken-Fried News: Whiter whites

One of President Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter rants, which media outlets cannot help but call “racially charged” comments, targeted four congresswomen of color.

Chicken-Fried News: Fish fry

According to the Oklahoma Game Wardens Facebook page, a phrase that is a can’t miss conversation starter at any party, three game wardens spotted illegal electrofishing along the Kiamichi River in southeast Oklahoma on July 6.

Chicken-Fried News: Rolling thunder

While most of Oklahoma City was sleeping, the shocking news that changed the course of beloved National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise Oklahoma City Thunder blared across notification screens.

Chicken-Fried News: Oklahoma’s rebrand-around

Say goodbye to Oklahoma’s scissor-Twitter flycatcher plates!

Chicken-Fried News: Dam problems

Oklahoma’s got at least 1,400 problems, and dams are all of them.

Chicken-Fried News: Ashes to ashes

There are many ways to honor the memory of the dearly departed.

Chicken-Fried News: Pup-charging

Beginning July 1, OKC’s formerly free Paw Park, 3303 NW Grand Blvd., became a members-only dog park operation charging a $10 monthly usage fee.

Chicken-Fried News: G.O.A.T. lawn care

Oklahoma City’s most unusual, cutest and — face it — coolest employees are back in action.

Chicken-Fried News: Fine, fine

If you have been avoiding paying fines for traffic violations in Oklahoma City for two years or more, congratulations — your strong-arm negotiation tactics are finally paying off.

Chicken-Fried News: Kings Road

There very well might come a day in our future where you are hailing a rideshare app on Kings of Leon Lane in downtown Oklahoma City.

Chicken-Fried News: Sculpted by Angel

Donald Trump officially announced his bid for re-election with all the expected bells and dog-whistles on the border wall, the “witch hunt” and the “angry, left-wing mob.” He even went back to his roots, obsessing over Hillary Clinton and prompting “Lock her up” chants.

Chicken-Fried News: H2OMG

Welcome to another hilarious edition of Oklahoma’s Wackiest Criminals.

Chicken-Fried News: Sick vape, bruh

The offices at Chicken-Fried News are constantly inundated with many of those lists that rank the 50 states, and Oklahoma’s position is usually the same: near the bottom of the good ones and at the top of the bad ones.

Chicken-Fried News: Parks & Weather

Oklahoma meteorologists catch a lot of flack when they get their forecasts wrong, but it seems like the state has a new team to rely on for the most accurate information.

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