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


  • 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.




LeighAnne Manwarren Sat, Aug. 30 2014 07:28:23 PM CST I'm so glad it's football season! #BoomerSooner! 😊 LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 25 2014 04:51:46 PM CST I had the pleasure of writing about the @okcpd's K9 unit in Feb. & I saw Kye show off some of his skills. @newsok LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 25 2014 04:34:22 PM CST Just got a phone call from police. Kye, the 3-year-old police dog stabbed Sunday, died about 3:30 p.m. Monday. :( @newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Aug. 21 2014 07:41:48 PM CST An OKC police officer is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women while on patrol in northeast OKC. @newsok LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Aug. 21 2014 04:28:11 PM CST An OKC police officer was arrested Wednesday on multiple sexual assault complaints. So far? At least 6 victims Full story to come. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Wed, Aug. 20 2014 05:35:53 PM CST @Michelle_M46 There's Pho Winner on Jenkins, north of Boyd. It's OK. But I like the pho in OKC better.
LeighAnne Manwarren Tue, Aug. 19 2014 07:43:46 AM CST I hate being woken up by large earthquakes. It's still jarring.
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 11:59:24 PM CST @iamsakuma Stay safe!!
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 09:33:57 PM CST Here is the complete story of the double shooting I covered today in southwest Oklahoma City. @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 07:48:45 PM CST Knight said no names will be released tonight. One victim is in critical condition & the other suffered nonlife-threatening injuries @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 07:45:35 PM CST The gunman ran into an apartment unit. When more officers arrived on the scene, the gunman surrendered to police, Knight said. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 07:43:50 PM CST When an officer arrived, he saw the gunman and fired at him once. The officer missed, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. @newsok
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 07:42:51 PM CST From OKC police Master Sgt. Gary Knight: shortly before 6 p.m., a man went to an apartment unit and allegedly shot two people. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 07:21:36 PM CST An Oklahoma City police spokesman is on the scene. Hopefully, we will get some official word of what happened soon. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 06:55:25 PM CST @der_bluthund Nothing official yet. @NewsOK
LeighAnne Manwarren Mon, Aug. 18 2014 06:52:46 PM CST I'm at the scene of an officer-involved shooting at 1713 S Grand Terrace. @NewsOK LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Aug. 14 2014 10:46:37 PM CST RT @mattdpearce: I just talked to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. His reaction to tonight's celebrations? "I'm excited," he said, and "r…
LeighAnne Manwarren Thu, Aug. 14 2014 12:27:03 AM CST RT @neetzan: Print this out, carry it around: RT @mattyglesias: Just to be clear, you have a legal right to record the police: LINK
LeighAnne Manwarren Wed, Aug. 13 2014 11:46:34 PM CST RT @brianstelter: Follow up to my earlier tweets: jail officer confirms to me that @AntonioFrench, alderman/social media super-user, is in …
LeighAnne Manwarren Wed, Aug. 13 2014 11:35:03 PM CST @Walldo I bet they never dreamed that they would have to do this in America when they first accepted their jobs at @AJEnglish.