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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use of social media to promote animal adoptions causes problems for Norman shelter

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Shelters in Oklahoma City area increasingly use social media to promote animal adoptions, but officials at the Norman shelter say some postings can be problematic.

  • Kids, officers applaud Norman Junior Police Academy

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A graduation ceremony was held Thursday for 22 boys and girls who attended the Norman Junior Police Academy.

  • Norman residents to protest new Walmart

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Residents in east Norman say they were kept in the dark that a Walmart Supercenter was planned for an intersection near their neighborhood. They plan a petition drive to protest it, one resident said.

  • Manhunt that began in McClain County ends in Midwest City Monday night

    By Jane Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A man sought by the McClain County Sheriff’s Department after he escaped custody last week was arrested Monday night at a Midwest City residence.

  • Search continues for escaped Oklahoma City man near Goldsby

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    McClain County sheriff’s deputies are continuing to search for a man who escaped custody after being arrested at the scene of a burglary Thursday. Curtis Lee Johnson is considered dangerous and may be armed.

  • Norman's downtown to get more enhancements

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Grant money from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments will be used along four blocks of downtown Main Street in Norman. A second grant will fill in gaps along Legacy Trail.

  • Search continues for escapee near Goldsby Airport

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Multiple agencies continued a manhunt Thursday near the Goldsby Airport in McClain County for an Oklahoma City man who police say escaped from custody following a burglary.

  • Late Norman resident Sylvia Martin remembered by Norman City Council

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Longtime Norman resident Sylvia Martin was honored posthumously Tuesday by the Norman City Council.

  • Norman City Council welcomes new members

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Two new councilmen and two returning councilmen were administered their oaths of office Tuesday in Norman.

  • Norman loses four wells due to arsenic

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    The city has shut down four of its 32 wells because of high arsenic levels, officials say.

  • Bus accident injures children in Norman

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    As many as 15 children suffered injuries Wednesday when the Cleveland County YMCA bus in which they were riding was involved in an accident in Norman.

  • Norman's long-term water solution relies heavily on water reuse

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The Norman City Council has adopted a long-term plan for meeting the Oklahoma city’s water supply needs through 2060.

  • Chickasaw Nation to open clinic in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Sovereign Medical Clinic and Pharmacy on State Highway 9W will open its doors to the public Sunday.