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'Beginning Genealogy Workshop' set for Nov. 15 in Norman

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:19pm

Staff reports

NORMAN — The Black Beaver chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Cleveland County Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) will host a "Beginning Genealogy Workshop" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:00pm

Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Norman's public transit system has $2.2 million budget hole. Voters can decide to fill it with a sales tax Tuesday

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 7:16pm

By Kayla Branch
Staff writer kbranch@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — To get from Oklahoma City to Norman without a car, Queen Runnels has very early mornings.

Runnels takes her first bus to downtown Oklahoma City before sunrise most days, then she settles onto her next ride from downtown to Norman at 7:28 a.m.

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Testimony begins in trial of man accused of killing girlfriend's son

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 7:16pm

By Tim Willert
Staff writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 20-month-old boy stayed with the child while his mother drove to a friend's house to buy some marijuana, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday.

Jake Ryan Holman is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb.

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Norman residents invited to Ward 1 meeting Nov. 10

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:23pm

Staff reports

NORMAN — A Ward 1 meeting will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Norman Library East, 3051 Alameda St.

Topics of discussion will be Tuesday's Transit Sales Tax Vote and Norman Regional Health System’s INSPIRE Health plan.

All residents are welcome to attend, regardless of ward residency.

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City of Norman online utility, permit payments temporarily disabled through Nov. 12

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:03pm

Staff reports

NORMAN — All online payments for city of Norman utility services and permitting fees are suspended through Tuesday while the city makes an emergency transfer to a new payment processor.

Payments may be made in person at 201-C W Gray St., by mail at the same address or by calling 405-366-5320 for utility payments or 405-366-5339 for permitting and licensing fees.

The city was made aware of a potential security event involving Click2Gov, a third-party payment software system that processes some payments on behalf of the city.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:00pm

Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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State briefs

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:00pm

NORMAN

Grand opening set for Norman Public Library Central

A grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting will be held at 2 p.m.

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Norman area offers variety of health care options

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 12:25pm

Norman Regional Hospital

Norman Regional Hospital is a 324-bed general hospital that serves Norman and the surrounding communities.

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A tradition of OU choral music to be presented

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 5:12am

Staff reports

NORMAN — The OU Choral Homecoming Concert will present a celebration of choral music at the University of Oklahoma beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Norman household hazardous waste collection event set

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:41pm

Staff reports

Norman’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Farmer's market promotes local items

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:16pm

By Paxson Haws
For The Oklahoman

The Norman Farmer’s Market is located at 615 E Robinson St., also known as the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.

From April to October, the market is open from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Norman Police Department searches for a new chief

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:16pm

By Jana Allen
For The Oklahoman

Norman is currently on the search for its next police chief after Chief Keith Humphrey's retirement in April.

City Manager Darrell Pyle said applications went out for the position July 30 and closed at the end of August.

Candidates will be interviewed by a panel of department heads and then narrowed down to a smaller group that will be interviewed by Pyle himself, he said.

"Hopefully, by early November, we will have a new chief on board," Pyle said.

In the new police chief, Pyle said Norman is looking for someone who will continue to invest and expand the relationship between the department and the community.

"We are looking for a chief ...

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Norman city stats

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:15pm

Population: 120,866 on Dec. 31, 2016 (according to the Planning Department)

Income per capita: $28,267

Namesake: Abner E. Norman, a young surveyor that became chairman of the central survey area in Indian Territory.

Main colleges/university: University of Oklahoma



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Favorite millennial hangout spots

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:14pm

Students at the University of Oklahoma and millennials who live, work or attend college in the Norman are drawn to places that have a quiet atmosphere where they can enjoy coffee and a light snack or meal while studying or at areas where they can engage with friends over drinks and while listening to live music.

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Norman's libraries

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:14pm

Norman's libraries are part of the Pioneer Library System.

Norman Public Library Central

Address: 225 N Webster Ave.

Hours: 9 a.m.

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Norman's representatives

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:06pm

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Jacob Rosecrants D, District 46

405-557-7329

Merleyn Bell D, District 45

405-557-7386

Emily Virgin — D, District 44

405-557-7323

Mark McBride — R, District 53

405-557-7346

Oklahoma Senate

Rob Standridge — R, District 15

405-521-5535

Mary B. Boren — D, District 16

405-521-5553

U.S. House of Representatives

Tom Cole — R, Moore

4th District, since Jan.

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Norman dining options include new favorites, legends

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:06pm

Dining options have exploded in the 405 dining sphere over the past few years, and Norman hasn't been immune.

Iconic eateries like Legend's, Sooner Dairy Lunch, The Greek House, Victoria's and The Mont still are thriving operations, but they've had to make room for bustling growth in each section of town.

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Ways to get involved with sports in Norman

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:01pm

To play sports in Norman, residents don’t need to be University of Oklahoma athletes. Kids and adults can join competitive or recreational leagues.

Here are some ways families can get involved with sports in the community:

City-owned facilities

The city of Norman runs Twelfth Avenue Recreation Center, Whittier Recreation Center, Irving Recreation Center and Little Axe Community Center.

At Whittier and Irving, kids can register for the Junior Jammer basketball league.

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Achievers

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:00pm

The 4-H Shooting Sports Program within the Oklahoma 4-H program and Cleveland County 4-H offers skill training in archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol and shotgun.

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