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


  • Oklahomans gather to celebrate 'Champions of Health'

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Hundreds of Oklahomans gathered Tuesday night at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to celebrate six organizations awarded as 2014’s Champions of Health.

  • 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.

  • Update: Tulsa County sheriff's deputy resigns after arrest on sexual battery, indecent exposure complaints

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Gerald Nuckolls, 26, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on complaints of sexual assault and battery and indecent exposure, according to a Tulsa County arrest report.

  • Oklahoma State Fair can help you find your inner child

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    From barnyard animals to ferris wheels, the Oklahoma State Fair experience creates childlike wonder.

  • Oklahoma City detectives investigate fatal shooting of woman by officer

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Officers conducting a narcotics investigation near Melrose Lane and Rockwell Avenue approached three people at a convenience store parking lot. One of the two men ran to a vehicle with a woman inside. The woman was shot by an officer after the vehicle hit the officer, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

  • Three notable Oklahomans reflect on their first jobs and lessons it taught

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writerlmanwarren@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Scott Brooks, head coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder; Timothy O’Toole, president and CEO of the Oklahoma State Fair; and Tony Award-winning singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth reflect on their first jobs, the lessons they learned and their practice of those lessons.

  • 'Oklahoma!' comes back to Oklahoma

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    “Oklahoma!” star Shirley Jones and former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh were honored Thursday at an event at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Oklahoma City Community College for viewing a remastered version of the iconic musical film.

  • Oklahoma City police look for serial armed robber

    By LeighAnne Manwarren and Darla Slipke, Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Police are investigating four armed robbery that happened Saturday night and Sunday night in Oklahoma City.

  • Man killed, Oklahoma City police dog injured after high-speed chase

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    An Oklahoma City K9 officer is on administrative leave after a 30-minute pursuit ended with the driver stabbing the police dog that apprehended him. The driver was fatally shot by the officer, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

  • More victims are possible in Oklahoma City police sex crime case

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was arrested about 3 p.m. Thursday. He is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol in the Springlake division.

  • Oklahoma City shooting leaves two injured, one arrested

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, a man reportedly shot a woman and a man multiple times near and inside an apartment unit at Oak Grove Apartments, 3301 SW 17, Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

  • Edmond school bus driver is arrested on complaints of lewd acts with a child

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN and KYLE SCHWAB, Staff Writers | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    An elementary school bus driver was arrested Wednesday morning on complaints of lewd acts with a child and possessing and distributing child pornography, the Oklahoma County sheriff’s office reported. Scott Keith Jepson, 32, of Logan County, is a bus driver for the Edmond School District, authorities said.

  • Fewer Oklahomans expected to seek handgun permits this year

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    The number of applications for concealed or unconcealed firearms will likely dip after two record-breaking years of applications. More than 53,300 people applied for a handgun license in 2013, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

  • Midwest City police look for man accused of animal cruelty

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    An arrest warrant for Corey Marion Harrison, 26, was issued Tuesday. He was charged Friday with two counts of animal cruelty.

  • Nursing home administrator charged with financial exploitation

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    State Attorney General Scott Pruitt charged Roberta Donaldson, 67, of Enid, with four counts of financial exploitation. She is the Willow Haven Nursing Home administrator in Tonkawa.

  • Cooler temperatures expected in Oklahoma City this week

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

    Temperatures reached 99 degrees at Will Rogers Aiport, but Oklahoma City will be seeing cooler temperatures in the upcoming week, the National Weather Service reported.

  • One person dies in fiery, 5-vehicle crash in Bethany

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    One person died Tuesday afternoon after a fiery crash near NW 28 and N Rockwell Avenue in Bethany.

  • Man injured after officer-involved shooting in Oklahoma City

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    A man was shot by police Thursday evening after a store owner told police that the man was waving a knife around a northwest Oklahoma City shopping center, the police reported.

  • Police fatally shoot man in Oklahoma City after pursuit

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    Oklahoma City and Warr Acres police officers were involved in the pursuit of a stolen car, and the a man involved later died after being shot by police officers, Oklahoma City police said.

  • Inquiry probes gun training accident that injured Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, cadet

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    Both the cadet and trooper were taken to OU Medical Center in good condition, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Betsy Randolph said.




LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Sep. 29 2014 09:19:37 PM CST My day is a bit slow, so here's a picture of a pigeon. LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 11:22:56 PM CST @datgurlmostenvy @NewsOK I'm glad to hear that your dad is safe! Thanks for reading.
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 10:22:26 PM CST Police have identified the man accused of stabbing two women in Moore as Alton Nolen, 30, Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 07:14:22 PM CST Moore police said another woman was stabbed inside Vaughan Foods. She was taken to OU Medical Center and is in surgery. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 06:17:21 PM CST Check out @NewsOK for updates. Our Norman reporter Jane Glenn Cannon was at the scene and has been helping me get information from there.
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 06:14:38 PM CST The man was taken to OU Medical Center. Investigators think he is the suspect in the workplace stabbing, Moore police said.
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 06:13:45 PM CST The man shot in today's #Moore incident was shot by an off-duty Oklahoma County deputy who is employed by the business.
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 05:01:59 PM CST Moore police said officers found a stabbing victim and a shooting victim inside the business. The stabbing victim is dead. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Sep. 25 2014 04:49:19 PM CST Moore police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said a shooting is reported at Vaughan Foods in Moore. There is at least one victim, he said. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Sep. 23 2014 06:29:05 PM CST @Michelle_M46 It's on the season 9 DVD set, I think. Here is what happened with the pineapple. LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Sep. 23 2014 06:21:32 PM CST @Michelle_M46 I tried to find it again but it looks like Fox (HIMYM distributor) has taken down all the videos online due to copyright.
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Sep. 23 2014 06:13:17 PM CST @Michelle_M46 I got that email too. Did you see the leaked alt ending? It is how it should have ended!
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Sep. 21 2014 07:32:49 PM CST Protesters are dispersing but you can still hear singing from a group of protesters on the northwest part of the lawn. #blackmass @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Sep. 21 2014 06:57:53 PM CST Protesters get on their knees to pray after singing songs. #blackmass @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Sep. 21 2014 06:43:27 PM CST I count six OKC police officers and a handful of city employees outside the Civic Center. #blackmass @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Sep. 21 2014 06:42:02 PM CST Many protesters brought their Bibles, signs and rosaries. This man brought something bigger. #blackmass @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Sep. 21 2014 06:39:13 PM CST Protesters pray and sing outside the Civic Center, many are grasping at their rosaries. #blackmass @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Sep. 21 2014 06:33:26 PM CST The protesters sang "God bless America" with bagpipes, and said "Shame on the Civic Center," afterward. #blackmass @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Sep. 21 2014 06:25:38 PM CST I'm at the protest outside the Civic Center. These protesters are singing. #blackmass @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sat, Sep. 13 2014 06:39:38 PM CST Beat Tennessee! #Boomer #Sooner LINK