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Fans fill the stands for Mustang, Norman game

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 1:45pm

The Tigers and Broncos had enthusiastic fan support Friday when the Norman and Mustang football teams took the field.

The Broncos ran away with the win in a 48-14 finish.



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Norman artists bring Oil & Clay to Main Street

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:18am

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — After two years of molding Norman's young artists from their one-car garage, roommates Louisa Brewer and Nora Hall are hoping to inspire artists of all ages in their new Main Street studio.

The pair started with six students in July 2015 and grew to capacity with eight students by the end of the year.

“We literally couldn't fit any more kids in the garage,” Brewer said.

Now, the women can accommodate 12 students per class with room to spare at the new Oil & Clay Studio that is three times the size of their garage.

Classes began Aug.

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LIVE: High school football Week 2

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:58pm

Local reports

For live coverage of all the high school football action around the state, tune in here.

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Cleveland County Free Fair offers ribbons and fun

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 1:32pm

From gourds to goats, the Cleveland County Free Fair signaled the approach of fall by offering visitors a chance to pet a rooster, view various homemade crafts and homegrown produce, maneuver carnival rides and enjoy other fair traditions.



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Norman business and cycling communities join to boost school attendance

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:54pm

By Chip Minty For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — The Norman Rotary Club is using something as simple as a bicycle to take on one of the fundamental challenges standing in the way of reading and math education at a handful of Norman elementary schools.

The club is giving dozens of new bikes to students in exchange for excellent school attendance, and it is paying for the program with the help of an organized bike tour in east Norman and southern Cleveland County on Sept.

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Norman alternative school creates safe place focused not only on academic needs but emotional and social needs

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:01pm

By Annette Price For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Death, alcoholism and family involved with gangs in a neighboring city made going to school difficult for a 16-year-old Norman girl.

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University of Oklahoma opens residence halls for upperclassmen

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:40pm

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

NORMAN — Campus life is the good life for 600 upperclassmen who moved into the first residential colleges at the University of Oklahoma this semester.

The stately and elegant Headington College and Dunham College opened in August with spacious dining halls, made-to-order food options, private courtyards, game rooms, comfortable lounges and libraries filled with books and artwork on loan from the campus museum.

The amenities are not intended to pamper students, but to increase their academic achievement by enticing them to spend more time on campus interacting with faculty and fellow students.

"I'm really excited," said senior J.D. Baker, one of the resident mentors living in Headington College.

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Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 11:14am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — About 500 Army Guardsmen are set to deploy to Austin, Texas, Saturday in support of relief operations following Hurricane Harvey.

Members of the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, forming Task Force 179 will deploy in order to provide general security, distribution, maintenance and shelter operations, according to a news release.

The Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard has already deployed more than 60 soldiers and Airmen to support relief efforts.

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OKC police issue Silver Alert Saturday for missing woman

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:06am

From Staff Reports

A Silver Alert was issued Saturday morning for a woman missing since Wednesday, according to Oklahoma City police.

Mary Ann Allen, 65, was last seen in Norman by a relative and was scheduled for a doctor’s appointment, but did not make it.

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Boil order issued Friday for part of Cleveland County

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 9:50am

From Staff Reports

A boil order has been issued for some residents of Cleveland County after E. coli was discovered in the water supply.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality reports the bacteria was found in the Stonetown Sunnylane Estates Public Water Supply, north of Norman.

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Taste of Norman brings school patrons together for band benefit

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:48pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — A joint fundraiser for two school band programs provided a sampling of flavor and fun.

The annual Taste of Norman benefits the Norman High School and Norman North High School band booster associations.

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University of Oklahoma to honor Bob, Carol Stoops during homecoming festivities

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:57pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma will honor Bob Stoops — the football coach with the most wins in Oklahoma history — and his wife, Carol, during its annual homecoming weekend.

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Second suspect in Norman homicide surrenders to police

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:48pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — A man wanted in connection with the death of a 33-year-old woman surrendered to police Thursday morning.

Charles Curtis Hornback, 30, who had been sought in the killing of Tiffany Godwin, surrendered to Norman police and was booked into the Cleveland County jail on a murder complaint Thursday afternoon.

According to a court affidavit, police said a five-year-old child on Saturday approached a bystander in the area and said that his mother was dead inside his residence.

Godwin’s body was found in a chair in the living room of the home with gunshot wounds to her foot, leg and head.

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Arrest made in Norman homicide

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:24pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Police say a woman wanted in connection with a Saturday homicide surrendered to authorities early Wednesday morning.

Ashlee Nicole Vasquez, 29,  surrendered herself to Caddo County deputies about 12:30 a.m.

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Police release name of victim in Norman homicide

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 5:12pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — A 33-year-old woman was found dead with gunshot wounds on Saturday and police are searching for two people in connection with her death.

About 8:30 a.m.

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Bert Seabourn's works to be featured at Depot in Norman

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 1:39pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — "Bert Seabourn, Abstract Expressionist," an exhibition of the work of Oklahoma City painter, print maker, sculptor and teacher Bert Seabourn, will open Sept.

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Norman hospital center offers open house

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:07am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Parents of teens and young adults, ages 14-21, are invited to attend an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Community news

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:10pm

From Staff Reports

Picher exhibit to end soon

NORMAN — A summer exhibition exploring the environmental demise and eventual dissolution of a small Oklahoma town comes to a close in September at the Fred Jones Jr.

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Oklahoma City and area firefighters, police headed to assist in Texas

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:57am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Firefighters from Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman and Oklahoma City police officers are headed Monday to Texas to assist in recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey flooding.

The firefighters and police officers are going to the Katy, Texas area for seven days, an Oklahoma City fire spokesman said Monday  They are part of the Oklahoma Urban Search and Rescue Task Force

There are nine Oklahoma City firefighters, two Oklahoma City police officers, two Norman firefighters, two Edmond firefighters and one Mustang firefighter on the way, an Oklahoma City fire department spokesman said..



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Norman police want to question man about woman's death

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:34pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Police are searching for a man they want to question in connection with a suspicious death.

About 8:30 a.m.

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