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


  • Suspect faces charges in Monday's hostage incident in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Devin Rogers, 29, was charged Wednesday in connection with a hostage situation Monday afternoon at the Nextep building in Norman. Also on Wednesday, Norman police released audio from two 911 calls related to the hostage situation.

  • Norman hostage situation ends in arrest, no injuries

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Hostages were released Monday afternoon, Norman, Oklahoma, police reported. The situation was in the 1800 block of N Interstate Drive East.

  • Hiring event in Norman helps Oklahoma military veterans find jobs

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    An Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event in Norman provided job interviews, information and counseling for unemployed veterans.

  • Norman's HeyDay entertainment center renovation adds more fun

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    HeyDay Entertainment at Interstate 35 and Indian Hills Road recently reopened after a multimillion dollar renovation.

  • Oklahoma Judicial Elections Commission reprimands candidate in race for Cleveland County judgeship

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The state Judicial Elections Commission, an arm of the Oklahoma Bar Association, has ordered district judge candidate Jeff Virgin in Cleveland County to publish admissions of campaign violations.

  • Norman City Council debates proposed changes in water rates

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    A vote on whether to call an election to raise water rates was postponed Tuesday, because Norman City Council members have not agreed on some of the specifics of the rate hike.

  • Cleveland County deputies seek new information in 2008 killing

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Investigators with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department are asking for help in solving the killing of Cory Jay Bodily, 31, who disappeared in July of 2008. His remains were found five months later, indicating he had been bludgeoned to death.

  • OU's Radar Innovations Lab represents waves of the future — literally

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The University of Oklahoma’s new 35,000-square-foot Radar Innovations Lab, which was formally dedicated Wednesday on the university’s Research Campus, will serve as an incubator for new ideas in radar research and development.

  • University of Oklahoma: Home sweet homecoming

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The University of Oklahoma will celebrate homecoming weekend with a full slate of activities, culminating with Saturday’s game between the Sooners and the Kansas State Wildcats.

  • Emily Neff resigns as director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren said he has accepted a letter of resignation from Emily Neff, director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

  • Norman police seek help in solving 20-year-old crime

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Norman police believe the public can assist in solving a double homicide that occurred in a duplex on Oct. 18, 1994.

  • 'Housing first' to become Norman's new mantra

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    One Voice One Vision is a collaborative effort on the part of nonprofit agencies in Oklahoma that helps homeless people to end homelessness in Cleveland County by 2016.

  • Oklahoma beheading: Prosecutors to seek death penalty for attack suspect

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writers | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn has decided to seek a death sentence for murder defendant Alton Nolen, the suspended worker accused of beheading a co-worker. Nolen, a Muslim convert, asked for a Muslim attorney at his video arraignment Wednesday after being moved to the Cleveland County jail from a hospital.

  • Oklahoma beheading: Murder defendant confessed, attempted second beheading

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Oklahoma beheading: Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said it is “highly likely” prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Alton Alexander Nolen, 30.

  • Murder charge in attack at Vaughan Foods expected Tuesday

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    A spokesman for the Cleveland County district attorney’s office said charge against Alton Alexander Nolen will be filed on Tuesday.

  • Jury convicts third person in 2012 Oklahoma City home invasion, death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Cleveland County jury that began deliberating Wednesday night returned verdicts early Thursday against Sebastian Forest Shepherd, 19, convicting him of first-degree murder, burglary and kidnapping in the 2012 death of Arthur Strozewski.

  • Oklahoma City man convicted in ex-girlfriend's 2012 death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A Cleveland County jury has recommended an Oklahoma City man serve life without parole in the stabbing death of a former girlfriend in 2012. The jury convicted Harvey Randall Wilson, 58, of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder or burglary and second-degree burglary in the death of Sheila Stanley.

  • One Vision One Voice begins campaign to end homelessness in Cleveland County

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A collaboration of homelessness providers has formed a One Vision One Voice campaign to end homelessness in Cleveland County by 2016.

  • OU sets 'Live On, University' fundraising goal at $500 million

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Friday announced a five-year, $500 million fundraising goal to support student scholarships, faculty endowments, residential colleges and other university upgrades and initiatives.

  • Norman's art walk lights up downtown

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Norman’s monthly art walk will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and continue until 10 p.m. or later with live music, art shows, food trucks and more.




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