Skip to Content

Local News

Syndicate content
Updated: 3 min 39 sec ago

Norman police investigating homicide Tuesday afternoon

7 min 8 sec ago

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Norman police are investigating a homicide Tuesday afternoon.

The killing was reported about 3 p.m.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Game-based learning keys student engagement

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 2:56pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Isabella Wilson prefers books to video games, but the game she is testing for her father at the University of Oklahoma's K20 Center is growing on her.

Designed for high school juniors and seniors, "Advance U: The Talent Machine" introduces the concepts of neuroplasticity — the brain's ability to change throughout life — and mindset theory.

Heady stuff for the Whittier Middle School eighth-grader.

"I like playing this game; it's pretty fun," she said recently.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Statue unveiled at University of Oklahoma as weekend celebration honoring Borens continues

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 3:50pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — President David Boren may be retiring at the end of academic year, but he is not leaving campus.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Statue of University of Oklahoma President David Boren to be revealed in ceremony

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:05am

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma will unveil a statue of retiring President David Boren on his 77th birthday Saturday.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Norman district names Teacher of the Year

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:22pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman

NORMAN — A product of Norman Public Schools is the district's 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Teresa Lansford, a teacher librarian at Lincoln Elementary School, was recognized Thursday night during a Celebration of Excellence event that drew more than 600 people.

Lansford, 38, is a 1998 graduate of Norman North High School.

Read more on NewsOK.com

OKC Symphonic Band to present spring concert Thursday

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:23pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will present its spring concert, “American Composers Past and Present,” at 7:30 p.m.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Westwood Park Golf Course offers golf clinics

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:16pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Registration is now open for both men's and women's four-week clinics at Westwood Park Golf Course, 2400 Westport Drive.

Men's classes will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Achievers

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:06pm

The 22nd Annual Oklahoma State Scholastic Chess Championship was held in March at Carl Albert high school in Midwest City.

The Norman Chess Club took 14 members, and won the second place team trophy in the kindergarten through fourth-grade section.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Norman district to extend school days, calendar

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:11pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Norman Public Schools will add 30 minutes to remaining days and extend the school calendar to May 31 to make up for missed instruction during the teacher walkout, the district announced Tuesday.

Beginning Monday, schools will start 10 minutes earlier and end 20 minutes later.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Photographers make stop along Route 66 to work with Norman students

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:26pm

By Sharla Bardin For The Oklahoman

Two photographers on a road trip along Route 66 made a pit stop in Norman to offer tips on the craft to some middle school students.

Former colleagues Dean Triplett, owner of Deans Images in Santa Ana, California, and Gabriel Quinones, of Gabriels Photography of Cleveland, Ohio, are traveling the historic route from Chicago to Los Angeles and stopping to do photo shoots along the way.

Triplett said he and Quinones also wanted to use the experience to meet students interested in photography and heard about Loveworks Leadership.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Norman preps for Earth Day with student art contest

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 9:35am

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Hundreds of drawings and paintings by Norman students covered the walls at STASH on Main Street during April's Second Friday Art Walk.

The art show displayed all submissions to the 2018 Water's Worth It Poster Contest put on by the city of Norman Environmental Control Advisory Board ahead of its Earth Day celebration.

The contest teaches kindergarten through fifth-grade students across the city about sustainable conservation practices that meet some of the state's Academic Standards for Science.

The overall winning submission by Cleveland Elementary School fourth-grader Anastasia Sikavitsas will be printed on the City's Earth Day T-shirts.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Holmberg Hall at University of Oklahoma as active as ever at 100

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:23pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The Auditorium, as it was called when it was built as part of the University of Oklahoma's original campus in 1918, has a rich 100-year history and continues to shine in the spotlight.

"Holmberg Hall is our jewel.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Boren to leave hospital Monday, OU says

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:22pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A celebration weekend honoring University of Oklahoma President David Boren for his year's of leadership will take place as planned, OU spokesman Rowdy Gilbert said Monday.

Gilbert said Boren has recovered completely from a minor stroke suffered Saturday, and there is no lasting impact.

Read more on NewsOK.com

OU students, faculty and staff give back in 'Big Event'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:26pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Thousands of students, faculty and staff recently joined together April 14 to participate in "The Big Event," the University of Oklahoma's 19th annual official day of community service.

Every spring, more than 6,000 students, faculty and staff fan out across Norman and the Oklahoma City metro area for one day of service.

Read more on NewsOK.com

University of Oklahoma officials say David Boren in good spirits after minor stroke

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:44pm

By Berry Tramel and K.S. McNutt Staff Writers

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren suffered a minor stroke Saturday during a campus event, OU spokesman Rowdy Gilbert said.

Paramedics evaluated Boren, who experienced some discomfort and dizziness after delivering a speech honoring retired Sooner football coach Bob Stoops.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Norman officers cleared in March shooting

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:48pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — The Cleveland County district attorney has cleared two Norman police officers in the shooting of a man in late March.

After reviewing evidence, which included reports, witness statements and body-worn camera video, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Lt.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Hundreds of Moore district teachers skip school

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:17pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

MOORE — Hillary Price and her colleagues marched to the Capitol on Thursday with purpose. But inside, the Brink Junior High teacher felt conflicted.

Price and hundreds of other teachers skipped school to continue participating in the teacher walkout, defying a directive from Superintendent Robert Romines to return to the classroom.

"I was torn, obviously, because I miss my students," she told The Oklahoman.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Green with Energy

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:17pm

OKC Energy FC fan Jeff Clear, of Norman, supports his team with a spiked green wig during a recent soccer game at Taft Stadium.



Read more on NewsOK.com

Former OSU-OKC president named OU regent

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:44pm

From Staff Reports

Gov. Mary Fallin announced Wednesday she has appointed her former secretary of education and workforce development to serve a seven-year term on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Natalie Shirley, of Oklahoma City, served three years on Fallin's cabinet before resigning in January to become the president and chief executive officer of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Read more on NewsOK.com

Pop-up shops, food trucks coming Friday to downtown Norman

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:39am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — As part of Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk, STASH will host the Flower Power Market from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Read more on NewsOK.com