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Norman Chat with Jane Glenn Cannon

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 1:02pm
Join The Oklahoman's Jane Glenn Cannon for her monthly Norman chat at 2 p.m.

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Norman Notes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:55pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

Library construction is under way

Pioneer Library System officials joined city staff members for a groundbreaking ceremony June 30 for the new central library.

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Norman man charged with murder in daughter's death

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:24pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A man was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of his daughter.

Ronald Lee McMullen Jr., 43, faces a single count of first-degree murder with deliberate intent.

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The Depot opens door to refurbished look

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 9:36am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — After months of reconstruction and major repairs to the historic 1909 Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave., a grand reopening celebration will be held to show off the results of the work and the fact that The Depot is now "Back on Track" with its programs.

The "Back on Track" celebration Friday will coincide with the city's monthly art walk.

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Troops welcomed home from Ukraine

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 6:14pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Oklahoma National Guard soldiers returned home Tuesday after a six-month deployment to Ukraine.

Members of the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, were welcomed at the Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman.

Their mission was part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, an international program designed to boost the country's military capability and bring stability to the region.

The Brigade combat team's 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment replaced the 179th this summer for a six-month tour in Ukraine.



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Community

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:25pm

OU names music school director

NORMAN — Roland Barrett, a nationally recognized composer and arranger who has served as interim director of the University of Oklahoma School of Music since July 2016 and as associate director since 2010, has been named director of the school.

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Tips for traveling with seniors

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:12pm

By Theresa Green For The Oklahoman

Getting older doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to favorite outings, if you plan your travel right.

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Ag in the Classroom holds summer conference

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:18am

By Kaylee Snow For The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom's state conference, “Fruits, Nuts, Veggies and MORE” allowed teachers from across the state to engage in sessions devoted to agricultural education.

AITC's goal is to equip teachers with agricultural lessons aligned to state standards so they can teach students where their food and fiber come from.

More than 300 educators attended this year's conference, held last week at the Moore Norman Technology Center.

“The purpose of the state conference is to allow teachers to spend a full day immersed in agriculture,” said Melody Aufill, AITC coordinator.

Teachers chose from 19 workshops and heard from keynote speaker, Holly Blakey, executive director of the Oklahoma FFA Foundation.

“We chose Holly Blakey because she has a lifelong passion for agriculture and has life experiences that will resonate with the teachers from across the state,” Aufill said.

Aufill said the conference brings in educators who deserve recognition.

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Students participate in robot challenges in Norman

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:07am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Students from the United States and other countries participated in an International Botball Tournament and Global Junior Botball Challenges at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center.

The programs challenge students in high-level programming and require teams to present their robot's design and strategy.

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Community

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 2:59pm

From Staff Reports

Landscape award nominees sought

NORMAN — The city's Environmental Control Advisory Board is sponsoring a Water's Worth It Landscape Award to be presented to a resident or business for creative and attractive landscape maintenance and appearance, while demonstrating wise water use.

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Bicyclists ride for charity in Norman

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:58am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Hundreds of bicyclists turned out for the 22nd annual Norman Conquest Bicycle Tour, considered to be one of the top rides in the country for cycling enthusiasts.

The event on Saturday, sponsored by the Bicycle League of Norman, benefits Camp ClapHans, an outreach program of the J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities.

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Sexual abuse allegations revealed in Norman slaying

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:31pm

By Anna Bauman and Jane Glenn Cannon  Staff Writers abauman@oklahoman.com jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Police say they became suspicious of a Norman man's account of his daughter's shooting death when they discovered he had moved the body prior to calling them and rolled in dirt to remove blood from his body, according to court documents.

An affidavit filed in a search warrant request at the Cleveland County Courthouse indicates Ronald Lee McMullen Jr., 43, continued rubbing dirt on his body even after officers ordered him to stop.

The affidavit also revealed allegations that Ronald McMullen had sexually abused his daughter years earlier.

McMullen is being held in the Cleveland County jail on a murder complaint in the June 29 death of Kailee Jo McMullen, 22, at the McMullen family residence in the 1700 block of Abe Martin Drive.

Kailee McMullen, a 2013 graduate of Norman North High School, was co-captain of the school's varsity cheerleading squad.

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Cool fun in the summertime

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:58pm

By Steve Sisney, Staff Writer

Cool fun in the summertime

Beauchamp, 3, and Kaleah Jones, 4, left, find a respite from the heat of the day Friday at Colonial Estates Park splash pad in Norman.

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Community

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:02pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Animal welfare nominees sought

NORMAN — The Norman Animal Welfare Oversight Committee is accepting nominations for the Norman Animal Welfare Volunteerism Award.

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Education notes for July 9

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:34pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN

NASA awards Earth science mission to OU

The University of Oklahoma was awarded an eight-year, $161 million NASA contract for a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission.

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McKown Village in Norman welcomes residents

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:26pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Reginald Goosby threw open the door to his new cottage and welcomed visitors with open arms.

"I am overwhelmed.

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Norman man arrested in connection with shooting death of daughter

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:05pm

Anna Bauman

NORMAN — Police have arrested the father of a woman found dead inside her home June 29, authorities report. 

At 5:42 a.m.

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A community news package for July 8

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:46pm

From Staff Reports

Panel to help buy sculpture

EDMOND — Members of the Visual Arts Commission have approved partnering with the Edmond Parks Foundation to buy a bronze sculpture to be placed on the University of Central Oklahoma campus near Old North.

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Court orders property returned to Friendly Market owner

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 5:14pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A Cleveland County judge ruled Wednesday that items confiscated during 2015 raids at the Friendly Market should be returned to owner Robert Cox.

Special Judge Steve Stice said he was making no finding as to whether the items, which include assorted glass pipes and rolling papers, are or are not drug paraphernalia.

Stice said state and city attorneys failed to show evidence why the items should not be returned to their rightful owner.

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Community News

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:53pm

From Staff Reports

Edmond sets watering plan

EDMOND — Edmond participates in a mandatory regional water conservation plan.

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