Jane Glenn Cannon
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

Top Stories


  • Norman gets low-interest loan for water treatment plant improvements

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    The state Water Resources Board has approved a $50.3 million loan to the Norman Utilities Authority to help pay for improvements to its water reclamation/wastewater treatment plant.

  • Norman interchange expected to open Monday

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    If the weather cooperates, the newly constructed Interstate 35/Main Street interchange will be completed and open to traffic by Monday, officials say.

  • Samo the plaster duck was found Friday in Norman

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Samo, a 200-pound plaster duck that children loved to climb on, was found Friday after it was discovered missing Thursday from Lions Park in Norman.

  • Norman residents question drilling company's use of drinking water

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A Texas-based oil company has a legal permit to use Norman drinking water for its drilling operation on Norman’s east side, but some residents say the practice should be prohibited.

  • Norman City Council considers school buffer zones

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Norman officials are considering an ordinance that would create buffer zones around schools to keep demonstrators at a distance.

  • Wild West comes to Norman for Big Read, '89er Day celebration

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Trick riding, roping and shooting will all be part of the Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show, which is coming to Norman Saturday for a free performance as part of an ’89er Day and Big Read celebration.

  • New details emerge in Norman slaying

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Details of a home-invasion-type killing of a Norman man March 27 emerged Monday as affidavits were filed in Cleveland County District Court, accompanying charges of first-degree murder against seven people.

  • W Lindsey business owners in Norman concerned about widening plan

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    W Lindsey Street business owners and residents expressed concerns at an informational meeting about a widening project along W Lindsey that will convert the three-lane roadway to a divided, four-lane road with bike lanes, pedestrian walkways and bus turnarounds.

  • Rusty Sullivan is asked to resign as Cleveland County commissioner

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Citing the findings of a multicounty grand jury, Cleveland County Commissioner Darry Stacy asked Rusty Sullivan to resign as county commissioner or be removed from office.

  • Residents imagine new Norman city core

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    A Center City Vision Project aimed at coming up with a design plan for core Norman kicked off this week with a public discussion spearheaded by national consultants.

  • Incumbent faces challenger for Ward 6 Norman council seat

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Two men are competing for the Ward 6 city council seat in Norman. Incumbent Jim Griffith is challenged by Jerry C. Lang.

  • Norman project to re-imagine Main Street

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    A three-day live demonstration of how downtown Main Street in Norman could be transformed is part of a bigger, month-long public arts initiative planned for April in Norman.

  • Canadian Valley Technology Center proposes bond issue to rebuild from May 31 tornado

    BY SILAS ALLEN, Staff Writers | Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Voters in the Canadian Valley Technology Center district will consider a $12 million bond issue that would go to rebuild the center’s El Reno campus, which was destroyed by the May 31 tornado that struck Canadian County. The race is one of several around the metro area that will be decided Tuesday.

  • University of Oklahoma regents name deans, elect officers

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on Thursday appointed two interim deans to permanent positions and elected officers for the coming year, among other business.

  • Moore City Council takes historic step in bolstering homes

    By JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Moore, Oklahoma is now the first city in the nation to adopt a building code that addresses a range of tornado effects on homes.

  • Siblings are to stand trial in shooting death in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    A brother and sister accused of shooting a man in a Norman apartment in September have been ordered by a judge to stand trial on first-degree murder and robbery.

  • Norman student repeats regional spelling bee win

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    Cole Shafer-Ray, 13, of Norman, takes the top spot in the Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee on Saturday for the second year in a row.

  • Heisman-winning OU star Steve Owens says tragedy inspired help for Thunderbird Clubhouse in Norman

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    Steve Owens and his wife, Barbara, are the recipients of this year’s Sam Matthews Social Justice Award for their fundraising efforts on behalf of Thunderbird Clubhouse, a campaign they say was inspired by the death of their son, Blake, in 1997.

  • Anti-abortion group targets Norman High School

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON | Published: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    Members of the Abolitionists Society of Oklahoma are carrying signs and handing out anti-abortion literature in front of Norman High School this week.

  • Norman police seek to recover stolen assault rifles, equipment

    | Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Thieves took rifles, equipment from three locked law enforcement vehicles in Norman.