Jane Glenn Cannon
Local News Reporter-Norman Coordinator

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 residents support sales tax increase

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    Final voting returns show Norman voters supported passage of a 15-year, half-percent sales tax to fund a package of "quality of life" improvements.

  • Norman Forward issue to be put to a vote

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Oct 11, 2015

    If approved, the Norman Forward half-cent sales tax would go into effect Jan. 1 and raise Norman’s total sales tax bill to 8.75 percent, which includes other city sales tax, state sales tax and a county sales tax. The city portion of the tax would increase from 3.5 percent to 4 percent.

  • Animal seizures keep Norman officials scrambling to provide care

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    NORMAN — City officials say the recent seizure of 65 animals from a suspected puppy mill has highlighted the need to have a plan in place for that kind of inundation of animals. Of the 65 dogs, at least 20 were puppies, and several were pregnant. Four litters have been born at the Norman animal shelter since the seizure this month, police Capt. John Bowman said. One litter was placed in emergency foster care, and officials are scrambling to care for the others and prepare them for adoption. The animals were taken into protective custody on Sept. 11 following an anonymous tip that too many animals were being housed at 3800 Frontier Circle. Roxanne Hines, 59, has been charged in Cleveland County District Court with one

  • Second message disrupts classes at Norman North High School

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    For the second day in a row, classes at Norman North High School were disrupted after a threatening message was found in a restroom.

  • Norman notes for Oct. 1

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Reporter Jane Glenn Cannon looks at what is happening in Norman.

  • Norman Notes

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Norman Notes

  • Norman chalk art contest to highlight hunger

    Jane Glenn Cannon | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

     The Cleveland County CROP Walk to Stop Hunger will host Chalk the Walk for Hunger, a sidewalk chalk art contest for children, teens and families on Saturday outside The Depot, 200 S Jones Ave. Registration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m., and the contest is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine, with butcher paper rolls for indoor chalking in case of rain. The contest theme is “Helping The Hungry — Making a Difference.” Children will be grouped by age, with a separate category for family entries. A new category is being added this year for participating Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. Professional artists will be on hand to offer guidance and serve as judges. Chalk and refreshments will be

  • District attorney clears policeman in Norman shooting

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Norman police officer Cody Adkins has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an Aug. 28 officer-involved shooting at a rural residence.

  • Norman Animal Welfare seizes 65 dogs

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 15, 2015

    Officers from the Norman Animal Welfare Center seized 65 dogs, including 22 puppies, from a residence in southeast Norman.

  • Norman notes

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Sep 10, 2015

    Norman notes

  • Norman notes

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    What's happening in Norman this week?

  • Norman Notes for Aug. 27

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Norman Notes for Aug. 27, 2015

  • Norman plans new shelter to serve its homeless population

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Plans for a new Food and Shelter headquarters with cottage-style housing for the homeless in east Norman will enable the nonprofit agency to better serve low-income individuals, families and the homeless.

  • CROP Walk teams sought for orientation

    Jane Glenn Cannon | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    CROP walk seeks teams NORMAN — The Cleveland County CROP Walk to Stop Hunger will launch its annual campaign to fight hunger at home and abroad with a Team Leaders Orientation at 2 p.m. Sunday at Food and Shelter Inc., 104 W Comanche. For more than 30 years, the local CROP Walk has brought together hundreds of concerned citizens annually to raise awareness about the impact of hunger and poverty. Faith communities, civic and professional organizations, businesses, youth groups, university organizations and others are invited to form teams to raise funds to support Norman's Food and Shelter Inc. and the international relief efforts of Church World Service.

  • Testimony set to begin in murder trial for man accused in Norman slaying

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Testimony is expected to begin Wednesday in the trial of Isaiah Walker, of Oklahoma City, who is charged with first-degree murder in the home-invasion style killing of a man at a Norman residence.

  • Cleveland County judge overrules dismissal of lawsuit against University of Oklahoma regent

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley has overruled a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against University of Oklahoma Regent A. Max Weitzenhoffer Jr. The suit accuses him of gender bias and using his influence to interfere with the employment of an assistant band director at OU.

  • Art shows, music, food highlight Norman's monthly walk

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    The monthly art walk is a celebration of local artists, shops, galleries, venues and restaurants in downtown Norman.





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