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Norman man killed in Grady County crash Monday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 6:29am

Staff reports

TUTTLE -- A Norman man died of injuries suffered in a Grady County crash early Monday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Spencer D. Horton, 21, suffered fatal injuries in a crash about 3:55 a.m.

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National Weather Service reports above average tornado season for May in Oklahoma

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 8:28am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Storms throughout the month brought nearly twice the average number of tornadoes across the state, the National Weather Service in Norman reported Thursday.

For the month of May, preliminary reports indicate 61 twisters touched down across the state.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:00am

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

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Six witnesses told law firm about Boren encounters

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 8:17pm

By Nolan Clay
Staff writer nclay@oklahoman.com

Six witnesses gave accounts about encounters with David Boren to the law firm that conducted a sexual misconduct investigation of the retired University of Oklahoma president, according to an excerpt from the law firm's report.

One of the witnesses, Jess Eddy, on Tuesday released the excerpt of the confidential report to the media, after OU allowed him to review it.

"Mr.

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Norman Water Treatment Plant offers free testing for private water wells impacted by flooding

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 4:50am

Staff reports

NORMAN — The city of Norman Water Treatment Plant is offering free bacteriological testing of private water wells that have been submerged in floodwater.

Residents should not drink water from a flooded well until it has been disinfected and sample analysis shows it is safe for consumption.

Residents with affected wells can visit the plant at 300 E Robinson Ave.

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Norman's Westwood Family Aquatic Center opens Friday

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:12pm

Staff reports

The Westwood Family Aquatic Center will open to the public at noon Friday and will be open daily through September. 

Hours for open swim will be from noon to 8 p.m.

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Residents invited to Norman Forward Indoor Tennis Facility ribbon-cutting; Norman City Council approves senior center location

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:00am

Staff reports

Norman residents and tennis enthusiasts are invited to join the city of Norman for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration of the newly completed Westwood Indoor Tennis Facility, 2420 Westport Drive.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:00am

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

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OU chief focuses on inclusion

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:18pm

By Adam Kemp
Staff writer akemp@oklahoman.com

The University of Oklahoma's interim president wants to improve inclusion efforts during his tenure, which follows several racist incidents on campus and calls for improved diversity initiatives.

“Step One is to recognize and be honest,” said Joseph Harroz, Jr., who was named interim president on Friday.

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New Norman mayor says state government overreach a problem for cities in Oklahoma

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 8:20pm

By Kayla Branch
Staff writer kbranch@oklahoman.com

Oklahoma has a long history of conservative politics, but as urban centers have flourished, more city residents are interested in progressive policies.

This is especially true for the City of Norman, which is considered one of the most progressive municipalities in Oklahoma, said Mayor-elect Breea Clark.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00am

From staff reports

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

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OU Regents to meet to discuss president opening

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 8:20pm

By Adam Kemp
Staff writer akemp@oklahoman.com

The University of Oklahoma Regents will meet this week to discuss how to go about replacing President James Gallogly.

The OU Regents called for a special meeting on Thursday at 8:15 p.m.

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Norman teacher no longer with district after reportedly sending inappropriate messages

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:33am

A Norman Public Schools teacher is no longer with the district after NPS received a report the teacher was sending inappropriate messages to a student.



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Students asking 'What's Next' after Gallogly retirement announcement

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 8:16pm

By Adam Kemp
Staff writer akemp@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Waiting on a ride home, Jayla Hurd found a shady spot under a tree outside of Price Hall on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Hurd, who just graduated with a business administration degree this past weekend, said she had just finished discussing with friends the news that’s causing all the buzz on campus — the announcement of President James L. Gallogly retiring after less than a year on campus.

“Definitely surprised when I saw the news,” Hurd said.

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OU Regents approve sale of alcohol at sporting events

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 8:28pm

By Adam Kemp
Staff writer akemp@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma officials see beer and sports as a winning combo.

On Friday, the OU Board of Regents authorized the advertising and sale of alcoholic beverages at athletic events including football games at Gaylord Family—Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

OU tested the sale of alcoholic beverages at sporting events for six months, selling beer at the 2019 OU football Spring Game, as well as at men's and women's basketball games at Lloyd Noble Center and at baseball and softball facilities.

President James Gallogly said no negative incidents regarding the sale of alcohol have been seen and recommended the board approve the sale of alcohol at all sporting events going forward.

“The program has been successful,” Gallogly said.

OU Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said the move is one Sooner sports fans have been asking for quite some time, but OU officials wanted to make sure they had adequately prepared with proper policies and procedures to ensure fan health and safety.

“It’s part of the fan experience,” Castiglione said.

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Norman police release more information on body found at park Wednesday

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:16am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Police on Thursday released more information about a body found at George M. Sutton Wilderness Park Wednesday evening.

A passerby at the park called police about finding the body Wednesday afternoon.

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University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with Boren this week

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 8:18pm

By Nolan Clay
Staff writer nclay@oklahoman.com

University of Oklahoma regents will not meet with former President David Boren this week but they could consider doing so in the future.

Boren, 78, asked in writing Tuesday to meet with the regents about the sexual misconduct investigation of him.

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Body found at Norman park Wednesday

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 1:51pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Police are investigating after a body was found at a Norman park Wednesday evening.

A witness reported seeing the body at the George M. Sutton Wilderness Park.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:07am

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

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15th annual Norman Citywide Garage Sale set for May 31, June 1 and 2

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:06am

Staff reports

NORMAN — The 15th annual Citywide Garage Sale is set for May 31, June 1 and 2. During this time, no city garage sale permit will be required in Norman.

Participants wanting to be included on the garage sale listing must contact the Action Center before noon May 23.

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