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 officials plan meetings to explain need for water rate increase

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Norman city officials will have three informational public meetings Jan. 6, 7 and 8 so residents can get information about a proposed water rate increase that will be on a Jan. 13 ballot.

  • Norman officer's actions deemed justifiable in shooting

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Norman officer Heather Glazier has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting of Martin Sanchez-Juarez, 34, of Norman. Sanchez-Juarez died Dec. 20 after being shot on Dec. 14.

  • Legacy Park nears completion in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    If weather permits, Legacy Park in Norman could be completed by February, Norman officials said.

  • Norman father, son make up a judicious duo in courts

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 29, 2014

    Norman attorney Blake Virgin has served as a municipal judge for 30 years, and his son, Jeff, is soon to be sworn in as a district judge.

  • Mission Norman 'vision' becomes reality

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Mission Norman held a dedication and open house Thursday for a newly constructed fourplex that will house homeless families in two-bedroom apartments. The fourplex is the first of six housing units planned for land at 2525 E Lindsey St.

  • Norman police release 911 tape from officer-involved shooting

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

    Norman police release 911 tape on YouTube from Sunday’s officer-related shooting.

  • Busy night leads Norman police on pursuits

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Two Norman police chases that occurred simultaneously resulted in one arrest and injuries to a police officer. A third chase occurred about two hours later following an armed robbery.

  • Shot man's brother gives account of Norman police shooting

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writers | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    A Norman, Oklahoma, officer is on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting on Sunday has been identified as Heather Glazier.

  • Man, 22, faces 10-year sentence in burglarizing Bob Stoops' home

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

    A man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a break-in at the home of University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops has been sentenced to a 10-year suspended prison sentence, with nine months to serve in the Cleveland County jail.

  • Norman police release preliminary details in officer-involved shooting

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    A man who remained in critical condition Monday night in an Oklahoma City hospital after being shot by a Norman police officer on Sunday has been identified as Martin Sanchez-Juarez.

  • Oklahoma group plans peaceful protest in Norman over environmental concerns about water, oil and natural gas drilling

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

    The Central Oklahoma Clean Water Coalition will stage a peaceful protest Thursday afternoon outside Norman’s city hall to raise awareness about concerns dealing with water, drilling of oil and natural gas wells.

  • Judge to sentence Norman man in toddler's death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    A Cleveland County judge will formally sentence Jeremy Howard, 27, on Feb. 18 in the death of a 22-month-old girl in 2013. A jury on Friday convicted Howard of first-degree murder and recommended he serve life in prison without parole in the killing of Kiyla Rose Hosler.

  • Little dinosaur skull proves big find for Sam Noble scientists

    By Jane Glenn CannonStaff Writer, jcannon@opubco.com, Staff Writer, jcannon@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    A fossil skull no bigger than a lemon has been identified as a new species of horned dinosaur by a team of paleontologists, including scientists from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

  • Norman's art walk to feature receptions, music and more

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

    The Second Friday Circuit of Art event will feature a variety of activities, including a reception for artist Rick Sinnett, who is painting a mural in downtown Norman.

  • Norman animal advocates discuss plans for new shelter

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Norman Animal Welfare Now, a group of concerned citizens, many of whom volunteer at the city’s animal shelter, sponsored a town hall meeting Monday to discuss staffing levels and other needs of a new shelter, which is currently under construction.

  • Group will air animal welfare concerns at public meeting in Norman

    Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    A town hall meeting to discuss issues relating to Norman animal welfare has been set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Norman Public Library.

  • Former Norman High School student is charged in rape case

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writers | Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    A rape charge has been filed against a former Norman High School student in a sexual assault case that led to students walking out of the Oklahoma school in protest in November.

  • Police surveillance tape shows gunman taking hostage at Nextep building in Norman

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

    A surveillance tape released Wednesday by Norman police shows a gunman taking another man hostage outside the Nextep building and forcing him inside on Nov. 19.

  • New video of Norman hostage situation released by police

    By Jane Glenn Cannon | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Norman police released the video Wednesday in what they say is an ongoing investigation into the events that led to the arrest of Devin Rogers, 29.

  • Hundreds of Norman students join walkout, anti-bullying rally

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Some Norman, Oklahoma, students lined the street early, rather than going to class at all, while the majority walked out of school at 9:20 a.m. to rousing cheers.




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