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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.