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


  • 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.

  • Oklahoma beheading: 1 dies, 2 injured in violence at Moore food distribution center

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    An incident at a Moore food distribution center left one woman dead, and two injured, Moore police reported Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Norman residents can track crime with online map

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

    A new online crime map called RAIDS Online will help Norman residents track crime in their neighborhoods, police officials say.

  • Testimony to open in Cleveland County in fatal stabbing case

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A murder trial for a 19-year-old Oklahoma City man is set to begin Wednesday in Cleveland County District Court.

  • Dan Quinn named to interim council post in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Former Norman Ward 8 council member Dan Quinn has been named to serve as interim councilman for the ward after Chad Williams steps down.

  • Sales tax hike sought in Norman for 'quality of life' improvements

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Norman Forward is an ambitious initiative petition drive that proposes a 15-year, half-cent sales tax increase to pay for $171.5 million worth of improvements ranging from new libraries to sports arenas. Organizers of the petition drive in the central Oklahoma city say it’s a one-vote proposition.

  • Norman to get new Walmart Supercenter

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Norman City Council members have approved a change in land use and rezoning to pave the way for a new Walmart Supercenter in Norman. The supercenter will be the third to be built in the Oklahoma city.

  • Cleveland County Fair Board members ask for investigation

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, By Jane Glenn Cannon | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Fair board members have complained to the Oklahoma state auditor that county commissioners stripped them of most of their authority to manage the Cleveland County fairgrounds.




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