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Thunderstorms in Cleveland County area Monday evening

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:55pm

Staff reports

Thunderstorms popped up in the Cleveland County area Monday evening, the National Weather Service reported.

A significant weather advisory was issued for central Cleveland and west, central McClain counties.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:00am

Bethany Animal Control Shelter,

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Former Norman Schools educator charged with sexual battery in Canadian County

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 8:18pm

Staff reports

A former Norman Schools educator has been charged with felony sex crimes in Canadian County, stemming from a woman's complaint that he drugged her and sexually assaulted her when she came over to watch his house.

Robert Brian Davis, 40, assistant principal of Norman High School, is charged with two counts of sexual battery in the May incident at his home in Oklahoma City.

The woman said she thought something had been mixed in a drink and she passed out at his house, waking up the next day.

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Norman councilwoman to challenge state Sen. Rob Standridge

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 8:18pm

By Carmen Forman
Staff writer cforman@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The youngest Norman City councilperson in the city’s history plans to seek a state Senate seat next year.

Councilwoman Alex Scott said her frustration with the Legislature taking away decision-making authority from Oklahoma localities motivated her to seek higher elected office.

Scott, 25, is seeking the Senate seat currently held by Sen.

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Norman educator arrested on sexual battery complaint

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:21pm

Staff reports

A Norman High School assistant principal has been arrested in Oklahoma City on a sexual battery complaint, police reported.

Robert Brian Davis, 40, of northwest Oklahoma City, has been jailed, and police think there could be more victims.

Davis was arrested Tuesday night at his home in northwest Oklahoma City in Canadian County.

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Achievers

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:21am

Seventeen Cleveland County members attended the 84th Oklahoma Home and Community Education annual meeting during which special awards were presented to recognize individual members and groups.

The winning awards from Cleveland County include Phyllis Tunender, OHCE Member of the Year; first in Membership Report; second in Membership Percentage Growth (14%); first place Hopewell OHCE membership growth (61.54%); Cultural Enrichment: 1st place Clothier #15 OHCE; Resource Management: third Friendship OHCE; State Project: third place Cleveland County; and Rose Anne Jackson, of Moore, received her 50-year membership pin.

For more information about Cleveland County OHCE, call the OSU Extension office at 405-321-4774 or email Brenda.hill@okstate.edu.

To be considered for this column, please email achievement announcements and photos to LLynn@Oklahoman.com.



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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00am

Bethany Animal Control Shelter:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Expense of OU investigations tops $1.5 million

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:26pm

By Nolan Clay
Staff writer nclay@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma paid another $489,367 in July to the law firm that conducted a sexual misconduct investigation of former President David Boren, records show.

The total paid by OU now exceeds $1.5 million.

OU hired Jones Day last year, at first to investigate the misreporting of information to U.S. News & World Report and then to investigate Boren.

The continuing cost of those completed investigations has angered some taxpaxers.

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STASH to host vigil in solidarity of nationwide event

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:00am

Staff reports

NORMAN — STASH will host a vigil as part of July’s 2nd Friday Art Walk, participating in a nationwide event called “Lights for Liberty.”

The event will be from 5 to 10 p.m.

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City of Norman accepting nonprofit funding applications for 2019-20 program year

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:00am

Staff reports

The city of Norman's Social and Voluntary Services Commission is accepting applications for nonprofit funding for the 2019-20 program year.

Successful applicants must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization and provide social services that meet the needs of the Norman community.

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Norman police to host 'Coffee with a Cop' July 17

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:00am

Staff reports

NORMAN — The Norman Police Department will host its next Coffee with a Cop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:00am

Bethany Animal Control Shelter,

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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State briefs for July 6

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 8:23pm

Drivers required to carry vehicle registration in car

As of July 1, vehicle registrations are now required to be kept in vehicles at all times.

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Man killed Friday morning after being struck by train in Norman

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 9:38am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — A man died Friday morning after being struck by a train, police said.

About 6:30 a.m.

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Dallas investors buy big retail power center in Norman, Oklahoma

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 8:23pm

By Richard Mize
Real estate editor rmize@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — University Town Center in Norman is the most recent major shopping center to be sold off by national institutional owners, which are leaving the Oklahoma City area about as fast as they started arriving a decade ago.

Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group sold the 417,515-square-foot shopping center last week to Rainier Cos.

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Norman police announce arrest in homicide

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:20am

Staff reports

NORMAN — A 30-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly confessed to killing a man at a Norman apartment on Tuesday.

About 4:20 p.m.

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Norman police investigating bomb threats

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:08am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Police are investigating after a series of bomb threats were made to several locations in Norman on Wednesday.

Officials said the threats were made online to several locations.

The police department’s Hazardous Devices Unit and the officers with the University of Oklahoma completed a sweep of the areas threatened and found nothing.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:00am

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

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Drug Round Up to collect expired, unwanted medications

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:00am

Staff reports

MOORE — The Cleveland County sheriff’s office, in conjunction with Meds & Moore Pharmacy, will host a Drug Round Up for drug disposal on July 13.

The Drug Round Up will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medication.

Medication bottles may be dropped off from 10 a.m.

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Norman Animal Welfare Oversight Committee seeks nominations for volunteerism award through July 31

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:00am

Staff reports

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

Created to honor Erica Loftis, who dedicates her life to saving animals, the award celebrates individuals who have made substantial contributions to animal welfare through their volunteerism, while also building a greater awareness of volunteerism and animal welfare within the Norman community.

To submit a nomination, prepare a one-page letter of recommendation that highlights the nominee’s volunteer contributions toward animal welfare and their connections to the Norman Animal Welfare Center.

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