LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette, AOL's Patch.com in northern Virginia, the National Law Journal's D.C. office and the National Journal's Hotline in D.C.

Top Stories


  • Oklahoma has first tornado warning issued since May 31

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    A tornado reportedly touched down in Stephens County, while hail pounded parts of Oklahoma along the storm line Sunday, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

  • Six law officers to be honored in May at Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial will add six law officers to the memorial in May. Those to be honored are Oklahoma City police officer cadet Kelley Chase, 38; Burns Flat officer Kristian Willhight, 36; Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck, 40; Washita County deputy Douglas Hanna, 44; McAlester police Master Patrolman Mitchell Weeks, 48; and Okfuskee County deputy David Allford, 37.

  • Hundreds of vintage vehicles to be on display in Oklahoma City this weekend

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Vintage vehicles will be exhibited at State Fair Park this weekend in Oklahoma City during the 31st annual Southwest Street Rod Nationals Plus.

  • Woman found dead inside Cole, Oklahoma, home

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    McClain County deputies entered a home after they smelled a strong odor of propane coming from inside the home. The 24-year-old woman was found dead inside her bedroom, McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett said.

  • Norman man shot during home invasion

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Norman police were called shortly before 8:40 p.m. Thursday in reference to a home invasion at an address on N Stewart Avenue. A man in his 20s was shot in the face during the altercation, police reported.

  • Felon arrested in connection with 2013 fatality accident

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Charles Keith Jackson, 56, of Fox, was arrested Wednesday in Carter County on a manslaughter charge related to a July 17 accident in which a pedestrian, Carol Coker, was struck and killed.

  • Fire along Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City burns at least three miles

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Metro-area fire crews assisted Oklahoma City firefighters as they battled a fire in northeast Oklahoma County.

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol releases names of 3 people involved in Thursday night's chase in NW Oklahoma City

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Troopers detained Francis Eugene Jones, Stephen Wise, and Cassady Wyphe after the car chase.

  • Oklahoma City drivers need to watch for bus penalties

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    About 145 people have had their licenses suspended in the state for not stopping for a school bus when loading or unloading children, according to the state Public Safety Department.

  • Woman charged in Pontotoc County cellmate's death

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Pontotoc County jail inmate Tammy Jordan was found dead Nov. 11 inside her jail cell. Summer Leigh Shaw, 27, was Jordan’s cellmate and has been charged with murder and possession of a controlled dangerous drug, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • Oklahoma City police investigate three in connection to 'tagger' graffiti in multiple states

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Oklahoma City police arrested three people Nov. 30 on complaints of applying graffiti to private property. Graffiti investigators are now investigating connections to the three and graffiti in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Tulsa, Dallas and Stillwater, police said.

  • Arrest warrant is issued for homicide suspect

    By Leighanne Manwarren, Staff Writers | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Christopher C. Benson, 28, on a murder complaint, the Oklahoma City police reported. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

  • Police accuse convicted felon of trying to sell firearm at Oklahoma City gun show

    | Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Richard Carlton Britt, 49, was arrested Sunday at an Oklahoma City gun show on complaints of possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony, police said.




LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Apr. 15 2014 06:23:06 PM CST Who knew inadvertently becoming a Chinese spy was a problem? The FBI made a video to warn young adults against it... LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Apr. 10 2014 03:50:26 PM CST The same property is being shown on "Property Brothers" and "Love it or List it too"! #IWatchTooMuchHGTV
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Apr. 10 2014 03:02:38 AM CST The US Geological Survey reports that the earthquake was a 4.1-magnitude and it's epicenter was 9 miles north of Edmond. #newsok #OKQuake
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Apr. 10 2014 02:43:48 AM CST Place your bets: What magnitude do you think that earthquake was? I'm guessing at least a 4.5-magnitude. #newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Apr. 10 2014 02:39:25 AM CST My apartment has shaken a few more times after that big one. Aftershocks? #newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Apr. 10 2014 02:38:04 AM CST @carolineduke Seriously! I'm glad I wasn't asleep yet because that would have been a lot scarier. #earthquake #newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Apr. 10 2014 02:35:20 AM CST Just felt an earthquake in northwest Oklahoma City. Did you feel it too? #newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Wed, Apr. 02 2014 06:00:52 PM CST Don't forget to #SupportKGOU too... RT @SilasAllen1 SERIOUSLY, PONY UP PEOPLE. #SupportKOSU
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Mar. 31 2014 07:26:18 PM CST I should have taken the night off to watch the #HIMYMFinale. I want to know what happens!!
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Mar. 20 2014 09:32:07 PM CST Well, that was disappointing... #Sooners #MarchMadness
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Mar. 17 2014 06:16:42 PM CST @lansdallius Haha. I'm pretty sure the campus here is dry...
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Mar. 17 2014 05:17:52 PM CST I'm working the night shift. If you hear of any #breakingnews in #OklahomaCity tonight, go ahead and send a tweet my way. #newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Mar. 11 2014 04:12:29 PM CST RT @KevHooks: Gotta love honesty! LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Mar. 06 2014 01:31:19 PM CST RT @okcpd: Wanted for Bricktown murder: 28 year-old Christopher Benson. If you know where he is, call 911. LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Feb. 27 2014 11:50:44 AM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Have you ever had your license suspended for driving past a school bus? LINK Email @leighannem1 for a p…
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Feb. 25 2014 09:59:32 PM CST Never meet someone behind the construction area of a Metro station. You're just asking to be pushed onto the tracks #LessonsFromHouseOfCards
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Feb. 25 2014 09:50:01 PM CST Just finished #HouseOfCards season 2 and now I can't wait for season 3. #whoa! #Netflix
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Feb. 18 2014 04:11:35 PM CST Edmond Schools did not bus children to Skyler's Court or La Sonata due to the grass fire. Parents, please pick up your children at school.
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Feb. 10 2014 04:03:02 PM CST @KOSUMichaelC Nice!!
LeighAnne Manwarren Sat, Feb. 01 2014 01:56:48 AM CST These past 6 weeks have emotionally drained me, and I made a decision tonight that broke my heart. 😢😫 I hope things will look up for me soon