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 City Council says no to high-density development

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    A proposal for a high-rise, high density apartment complex within walking distance of the University of Oklahoma campus has been rejected by the Norman City Council.

  • Manslaughter trial opens in Norman in child's death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A Slaughterville woman is on trial in Cleveland County District Court in Norman on a charge of first-degree manslaughter in the traffic death of an 8-year-old girl.

  • Woman suffers severe burns in fire at Norman home

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A woman was found inside her home suffering from burns over 95 percent of her body early Friday after firefighters extinguished a blaze in a garbage container outside the residence.

  • Man gets life in prison without parole in death of Oklahoma City nurse

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty in October to a 2012 murder of a home health care nurse was sentenced this week to life in prison without parole for his part in the slaying of Sheila Stanley.

  • Ward 5 race develops in Norman; other ward candidates run unopposed

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Two people will vie for the Ward 5 city council post, but four other ward candidates went unopposed as a three-day filing period in Norman closed on Wednesday.

  • Water rate hike in Norman means work to begin on treatment plant

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Norman city officials say work will begin immediately in accomplishing improvements to the water treatment plant now that voters have approved a water rate hike to fund them.

  • Norman residents to vote on water rate hike

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Residents go to the polls Tuesday in Norman to decide on a water rate hike to fund improvements to the water treatment plant, drilling of more water wells and address taste, odor and water quality issues.

  • Norman's art walk will feature opening receptions, live music

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    New exhibitions by artists will be featured at several Norman galleries this Friday as part of the Second Friday Circuit of Art event.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.




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