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Taste of Norman brings school patrons together for band benefit

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:48pm

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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Discover Norman through Living Guide

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:27pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The people of Norman love to celebrate, everything from Mardi Gras to Medieval times to the weather.

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Norman's Sanitation Department helps keep city clean

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:58pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — If it weren't for the city's Sanitation Department and the services it provides, residents might find themselves knee-deep in trash.

Instead, Norman residents can rely on regular trash pickup, curbside recycling, other recycling options, fall and spring cleanup campaigns, hazardous waste events and yard waste collection.

The city recycles 475 tons of material per month and 5,202 tons per year.

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City council members represent you

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:50pm

BY CONNIE HEFNER For The Oklahoman

Norman City Council

The Norman City Council is composed of eight council members who are elected within their wards and a mayor who is elected at-large.

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Choose your digs for a stay in Norman

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:25pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns are abundant in Norman, all designed to make visitors feel welcome and comfortable.

At last count, the Norman Visitors and Convention Bureau reported about 3,000 lodging rooms.

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Firehouse Art Center promotes art education

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:13pm

BY TAMI ALTHOFF For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Those looking to discover their inner artist, or find healing though art, may find just what they're looking for at the Firehouse Art Center.

Offering a variety of classes for children and adults, the facility, 444 S Flood Ave., is the oldest non-profit in the area dedicated exclusively to the visual arts.

Opened in 1971 as a community arts center in a building that previously served as a fire station, the Firehouse Art Center offers classes in ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry making and photography.

The center also houses a permanent gift shop and exhibit gallery where shoppers can find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.

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

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:57pm

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 - 3:48pm

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 - 3:24pm

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 - 4:12pm

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 - 12:39pm

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 - 10:07am

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 - 2:10pm

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 - 9:57am

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 - 5:34pm

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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Norman musicians power through outage problems

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 2:15pm

BY WHITNEY BRYEN For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Live music from more than 40 musicians rang through Norman's Miller Historic District, despite a power outage that hit the neighborhood during the second annual Norman Porch Fest.

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Community news

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 2:03pm

From Staff Reports

Museum offers Scout workshops

NORMAN — Oklahoma Cub and Girl Scouts will get the chance to investigate, explore and complete the requirements to earn their Scout achievements through several workshops this fall at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

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