LeighAnne Manwarren
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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.

  • Oklahoma State Fair can help you find your inner child

    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.

LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Jan. 27 2015 06:04:52 PM CST @mich_manwarren You wear rain boots instead...
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Jan. 19 2015 07:06:50 PM CST The shooting was reported about 5 p.m. and one gunshot victim was found dead in the street, police said. @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Jan. 19 2015 06:52:21 PM CST I'm at the scene of a shooting in the 1200 block of SW 58. @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Jan. 15 2015 07:41:59 PM CST RT @grahambrewer: Charles Frederick Warner, dead at 7:28 PM.
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Jan. 15 2015 06:22:24 PM CST RT @grahambrewer: Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution request from Charles Warner. DOC officials just announced the execution will…
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Jan. 08 2015 11:09:38 PM CST The car being towed was the car that was shot at Thursday night in SW OKC. LINK @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Jan. 08 2015 10:56:05 PM CST The gunshot victim died at the hospital, OKC police Lt. Kevin Barnes said. This is Oklahoma City's second homicide in 2015. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Jan. 08 2015 08:57:45 PM CST Police officers have shut down the intersection at S May Avenue and SW 25. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Jan. 08 2015 08:56:40 PM CST I'm at the scene of a shooting in SW OKC. At least one person was shot and taken to the hospital. @newsok LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Wed, Jan. 07 2015 05:45:43 PM CST RT @BBCNews: Thursday's Guardian: "'An assault on democracy'" LINK #BBCPapers #tomorrowspaperstoday via @suttonnick
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Jan. 05 2015 06:01:55 PM CST Avoid the Broadway Extension if you are trying to drive up to Edmond. Firefighters are battling a vehicle fire on northbound lanes. @newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Fri, Jan. 02 2015 11:03:21 AM CST The @BookofMormon at the @okcciviccenter was everything I wanted it to be and more! A great night filled with side-hurting laughs! 😝☺️😊
LeighAnne Manwarren Wed, Dec. 31 2014 05:43:15 PM CST Tomorrow is a latter day! I'm so excited about seeing the @BookofMormon at the @okcciviccenter tomorrow night. :) https://t.co/lFzTaP1e6T
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Dec. 30 2014 05:43:33 PM CST I totally agree with these wise words from 30 Rock's Tracy Jordan. LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Dec. 23 2014 12:03:44 AM CST The @okcpd officers & dispatchers who donated deserve a shout out. Thanks for saving this mom's Christmas! @newsok LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Dec. 14 2014 06:03:45 PM CST RT @NWSNorman: Last Oklahoma December tornado was Dec 31st 2010 - EF2 that started in Adair County. #okwx
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Dec. 14 2014 06:03:31 PM CST Only one warning in place and it's severe thunderstorm warning in Cleveland County. @NWSNorman said it might produce large hail. @newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Dec. 14 2014 05:59:47 PM CST RT @NWSNorman: Oklahoma averages 0.4 tornadoes each December. The most we've ever had was 4 in 1971, 1975 and 1982. #okwx
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Dec. 14 2014 05:59:14 PM CST RT @NWSNorman: No reports of any tornado damage near Lake Arcadia. Likely to be rated EF0. #okwx
LeighAnne Manwarren Sun, Dec. 14 2014 05:55:36 PM CST RT @OKDOT: MWC - WB I-40 is narrowed at 29th St. until 3p Mon for barrier wall repair following an earlier axd. The bridge is not collapsin…