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


  • 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.

  • Norman, Midwest City disagree on viability of water reuse study

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Officials from Midwest City and Norman disagree as to the worthiness of a study on reusing treated wastewater by discharging it back into the Lake Thunderbird watershed.

  • Norman resident's lawsuit to stop city's credit card surcharge continues

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Norman resident Kevin Easley is suing the city of Norman in protest of a $3 surcharge applied when residents pay utility fees, fines or court costs with a credit or debit card. The city moved to dismiss the case this week but was overruled.

  • Norman man ordered to trial in fatal shooting

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A Norman man will stand trial in the shooting death of a neighbor in 2014.

  • Norman notes for April 30

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A package of Norman information and upcoming events.

  • Norman students create 'Oklahoma Rising' songbook

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Norman High School students in Cindy Scarberry’s class in the fall of 2013 drew pictures to illustrate a songbook that will be used to teach elementary students the words to Oklahoma’s centennial song, “Oklahoma Rising.”

  • Oklahoma gun ban issue will continue after Norman Music Festival ends

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Attorneys on both sides of the Oklahoma gun ban issue will return to court at a later date to present evidence in the case to halt the city of Norman from enforcing any gun ban on city streets or sidewalks, even if the area has been reserved by a group for a special event.

  • Norman creates new positions to help students deal with trauma

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Norman Board of Education has approved creating two student advocacy coordinator positions to aid high school students dealing with trauma, sexual assault or bullying.

  • Norman Notes

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Norman Notes presents a wrapup of what is happening this week in Norman.

  • Judge says Norman can't prohibit gun carriers at Norman Music Festival

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A Cleveland County judge Friday granted a request for a temporary restraining order against the city of Norman and operators of the Norman Music Festival, saying neither party could enforce a ban on licensed gun carriers at the outdoor portion of the festival.

  • Norman notes for April 17, 2015

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Norman notes is a wrap-up of what is going on in Norman.

  • Oklahoma judge sets hearing on gun ban at Norman Music Festival

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    District Judge Thad Balkman will hold a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Friday on a disputed gun ban in place for the upcoming Norman Music Festival.

  • Gun ban at Norman Music Festival sparks lawsuit

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Second Amendment Association filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Norman and organizers of the Norman Music Festival protesting a ban on guns at the festival.

  • Advocacy group files lawsuit to stop city's ban on guns at Norman Music Festival

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association is suing the city for banning guns at Norman Music Festival. Read updates below from an 11 a.m. news conference at the Cleveland County courthouse.

  • Norman Notes

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Norman Notes is a weekly wrap-up of what’s going on in Norman.

  • Retired principal Lynne Miller wins second term on Norman City Council

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Ward 5 incumbent Lynne Miller won a second term on the Norman City Council Tuesday, defeating opponent Bobby Stevens.





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