Caele Pemberton

Caele Pemberton was the Arts & Culture reporter at KOSU from August 2015 to May 2016.

She was the inaugural recipient of the Casey Allyn Gosnell Internship.

Caele is a multimedia journalism student at Oklahoma State University and interned at NPR during the spring 2015 semester. Previous work and internship experience includes The Journal Record, The Daily O'Collegian, Discover Oklahoma, and TV31 in Stillwater.

Horse owners are urged to vaccinate their horses against the equine herpes virus, which spiked recently in New Mexico.

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry released information last week about a recent rise in the equine herpes virus, or EHV1. Rod Hall with the department says the wild strain of the virus can affect horses in a few different

If you're looking for something to do this weekend in Oklahoma, here are a few ideas.

Oklahoma Forestry Services is urging people around the state to delay any burning over the next few days because of a high fire danger.

Communications specialist Michelle Finch-Walker says Thursday will bring high temperatures with low humidity and strong winds, making it easier for fires to start and spread.

A state bill focusing on civil asset forfeiture has received several changes since its introduction in May of 2015. State Senator Kyle Loveless held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the changes.

“It’s one of those things where, When I started this, the idea behind it was you’re innocent until proven guilty and everyone needs to have due process and the system needs to be accountable and the current system is not any of those things.”

The 15-person board would issue grants from the fund.

For many people across the state, it's a three day weekend. There are events in all corners of Oklahoma worth attending this weekend, but here are a few to look out for.

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The woman charged with driving into a crowd and killing four people during the Oklahoma State homecoming parade has been found competent to stand trial.

A Payne County judge issued the ruling in the case of 25-year-old Adacia Chambers after receiving a report on her competency. Chambers had been sent to the Oklahoma Forensic Center to determine whether she understood the charges and could assist in her defense.

Defense attorney Tony Coleman has said Chambers is mentally ill and he requested a report by a psychologist who found that she was mentally ill.

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After weeks of publicity, a judge has issued a gag order in the case of the woman suspected of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade.

Adacia Avery Chambers made her second appearance in court to be arraigned on four counts of second degree murder and 46 counts of assault, but while she was there, District Judge Louis Duel also ruled on motions filed by the prosecution.

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With Halloween just a few days away, various places around the state are welcoming visitors for events ranging from family-friendly to spooky.

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Earlier this month, Stillwater,  Oklahoma participated in PARKing Day, an event aimed at transforming parking spaces in miniature parks. 

Students from Oklahoma State University's Landscape Architecture program worked in teams to redesign spaces around the downtown area. Each team was given a space and only two weeks to figure out how to turn the space into something new. 

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Oklahoma State University recently celebrated its new "active art area," which includes a swing, a large group hammock, and several poles for individual hammocks and slacklines. The space also showcases artwork from students and faculty.

Suzy Harrington, OSU's Chief Wellness Officer, said the space is an important part of the university's wellness program.