Jane Glenn Cannon
Local News Senior Reporter

A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer with the University of Oklahoma and has done freelance work for magazines. She lives in Norman and has one son

  • Norman Notes

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Norman Notes is a wrap-up of what is going on in Norman by The Oklahoman's Staff Writer Jane Glenn Cannon.

  • Defendant denies killing Norman man

    By JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Reportsjcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    In a video-taped interview with police played for a jury Friday, defendant Rusty Wooten, 31, of Oklahoma City, denies killing Justin Barnard, 24, in a home invasion on March 27, 2014. Eventually, Wooten tells detectives that another defendant, Isaiah Walker, shot Barnard.

  • Witness describes chaotic scene at Norman shooting

    By JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    A man who is serving time on an accessory to murder charge described a chaotic scene at a Norman residence last year when he and a group of others arrived there for what was supposed to be a fight.

  • Victim's grandmother details events in Norman murder trial

    By JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writerjcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Dovie Barnard, the victim's grandmother, told a jury that she was home with her grandson when two cars pulled onto her lawn and six men wearing bandanas and hoodies rushed her front door. Her grandson, Justin Barnard, 24, was soon dead, she said.

  • Testimony to begin in Norman, Oklahoma, homicide case

    By JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writerjcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The jury will consist of ten men and two women for the trial of Rusty Wooten and Michael Tubby, who are accused in the 2014 slaying of Justin Barnard, 24.

  • Norman trial begins for two defendants in 2014 slaying

    By JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writerjcannon@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Jury selection started Monday in a 2014 home-invasion, first-degree murder trial of two men charged in the slaying of a Norman man.

  • Norman firefighters make high water rescues

    By JANE GLENN CANNON and MATT DINGER Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Several people, including a mother and her baby, were rescued by Norman firefighters during flash flooding caused by a brief deluge on ground saturated by last month’s record rainfall. The rains, which measured only .16 of an inch at the Norman Mesonet site, receded quickly and no one was hurt. In the eastern part of the state, roads in Okmulgee that were repaired after the record May flooding were washed away, according to an emergency manager, while several inches of rain dumped on the southwest and northeast areas of the state. Emergency management in Okmulgee County also said 4.25 inches of rain fell at Beggs over the last day, but the Mesonet site that measured the most rainfall was 4.02 inches at Hollis in

  • Norman Notes

    By JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writerjcannon@oklahoman.com   jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Norman notes for June 11, 2015

  • Norman City Council approves without debate $195 million budget

    By JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writerjcannon@oklahoman.com   | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    NORMAN — City council members Tuesday approved without debate a $195 million budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Norman City Council Tuesday approved without debate a $195 million budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The council passed amendments to reallocate some funds and add additional funding for a design study on a senior citizens center and money to join a regional transportation study being conducted by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments.

  • University of Oklahoma student details finding giant shark fossils

    By Jane Glenn Cannon | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    University of Oklahoma doctoral candidates Joseph Fredrickson and Janessa Doucette-Fredrickson discovered three vertebrae from the largest known shark of the Early Cretaceous period. They stumbled over a boulder in 2010 while exploring limestone deposits near Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Norman notes for June 4

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    A package of Norman news.

  • Norman concert to pay tribute to Jim Sullivan

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    The family of Jim Sullivan will stage a concert Saturday in Norman to benefit a scholarship fund set up in his honor at OU.

  • Norman Notes for May 28

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A roundup of recent Norman events and upcoming happenings.

  • Flags fly for hometown pride in Davis, Oklahoma

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Davis, Oklahoma, residents celebrated “Love Your Flag Day” on Friday as a kickoff for the Memorial Day weekend and as a way to show their patriotism.

  • Oklahoma students plan fundraisers to help teacher travel with them to France

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    French students of Anne Chamberlain at Oklahoma City Community College want to raise enough money to take their teacher to France with them. Red Horse Grill in Norman is sponsoring a benefit Monday.

  • Transient to face trial in Norman hostage case

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A Cleveland County, Oklahoma, judge Wednesday ordered Devin Rogers, 30, a homeless veteran currently housed in jail, to stand trial on four felony counts and two misdemeanors stemming from a Nov. 10 hostage situation at the Nextep building in Norman.

  • Norman residents deal with flood aftereffects

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Damage from a tornado and widespread flooding is still being assessed in Norman, Oklahoma.

  • Former Norman High School student pleads no contest to rape

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin, 18, pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl.

  • Norman notes for May 14

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    A roundup of happenings in Norman.

  • Storm debris collection begins in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Storm cleanup has begun from a tornado and straight-line winds on May 6 that caused heavy damage in northwest Norman.