William Crum
Reporter

OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.


  • Expert says MAPS 3 park contamination 'not that bad'

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Plans are to truck contaminated soil away from downtown Oklahoma City site, most likely to a landfill.

  • Oklahoma City Council passes blight, rideshare ordinances

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Tuesday’s action closes a chapter in two long-running policy debates for the Oklahoma City Council.

  • Oklahoma City Council gets on track to vote on 'expanded' convention center

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The cost could grow for a complex leaders think would give Oklahoma City a competitive edge.

  • Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City dignitaries on Monday formally kicked off construction of the MAPS 3 whitewater park — which will be known as Riversport Rapids — in the Boathouse District.

  • Jury rules against Oklahoma City ballet dancer in arrest lawsuit

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    An Oklahoma City ballet dancer said he was exercising in park in high heels with a cane when a police officer was called by a woman who said she was alarmed for her grandchildren.

  • Jury rules against Oklahoma City ballet dancer in arrest lawsuit

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A jury has ruled against a ballet dancer with a bad hip who sued Oklahoma City over his arrest in a park, where he was exercising in high heels with his cane. The woman who saw Allen Galbreath and called police testified she was concerned for the safety of her grandchildren. Galbreath’s attorney, Spencer Bryan, […]

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Anyone can vote by mail in Oklahoma

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Voting by mail is easy in Oklahoma and it could improve election turnout.

  • Oklahoma City attorney to seek Ward 8 council seat

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Mark Stonecipher says his top priorities are finishing MAPS 3 and assuring adequate city water supplies.

  • Oklahoma City attorney to seek Ward 8 council seat

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Attorney Mark Stonecipher said Thursday would seek the Ward 8 city council seat from northwest Oklahoma City. Stonecipher, 57, is an oil and gas attorney and owns a small oil and gas company. He serves on the five-member Board of Adjustment, which has authority over land-use matters, including those related to oil and gas. Stonecipher […]

  • Oklahoma City officials review guidelines for future growth

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    New development principles are intended to guide Oklahoma City’s growth over the next several decades. Planning commission members and the city council met Tuesday for a briefing on the guidelines, known as “planOKC,” led by Planning Director Aubrey Hammontree.

  • Oklahoma State Fair Park expo center groundbreaking signals start of project

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City dignitaries mark the beginning of construction for the MAPS 3 exposition center at State Fair Park .

  • New plan to guide Oklahoma City growth

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Oklahoma City Planning Director Aubrey Hammontree answered some questions from The Oklahoman about Oklahoma City’s comprehensive plan, planOKC. The city council and Planning Commission will meet together Tuesday to discuss development of the new guide to the city’s growth. Q: What is planOKC? A: It is the city’s long-range plan that guides future growth and […]

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Good neighbor awards coming up

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Three OKC residents are finalists for the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma good neighbor of the year award. Neila Crank-Clements (Gatewood), Senior Pastor James Dorn Jr. (Mt. Triumph Baptist Church) and Paul Thiel (Remington) will be among those honored at the annual Good Neighbor banquet Nov. 6 at the Petroleum Club in downtown Oklahoma City. […]

  • Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett on connecting citizens, civic institutions

    William Crum | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett says city government needs “to be in tune” with the rapidly evolving ways citizens connect with each other, with businesses, and with civic institutions. Oklahoma City has rolled out its mobile app, OKC GOV, giving smartphone users convenient ways to find information about parking, transit and public meetings. Oklahoma City […]

  • Pumpkin painting highlights Oklahoma City fall festival

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Games and puzzles, face-painting and children’s theater will entertain kids this month in the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ whimsical fall playground. Pumpkinville, downtown’s annual Halloween-themed festival, opened Friday under threatening skies at Myriad Gardens across the street from Devon Tower. Thousands of Oklahoma pumpkins and gourds have been trucked in to decorate the Children’s Garden, transforming […]

  • Oklahoma City's Myriad Gardens transformed for fall

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Children can immerse themselves in an interactive Halloween festival starting Friday at Pumpkinville in the Children’s Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City rolls out smartphone app to report problems to city

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    App makes it easier to report code violations, potholes, other problems or just to connect with elected officials or check on meetings in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City sales tax check sets record, comes in just under target

    William Crum | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Oklahoma City received a record $36.4 million in sales taxes this month. While the check from the Oklahoma Tax Commission for October is the biggest ever received, it fell a bit short of projections, said Doug Dowler, Oklahoma City’s budget director. Oklahoma City sales tax facts for October: • Sales tax was up 2.5 percent over October 2013. […]




WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:23 PM MAPS 3 park contamination 'not that bad'; contaminants found were expected from 40-acre #OKC tract's history. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:16 PM Across-the-board pay raises sought for Oklahoma teachers as part of new education budget proposal LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:15 PM Continental Resources pleased with latest Grady County wells LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:12 PM Three-story building with shops, restaurants, office space added to NW #OKC development with Cabela's, TopGolf. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:06 PM OU band director steps down; former director Brian Britt will return to the Pride of Oklahoma. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:04 PM Oklahoma candidates spar over Fallin-approved raises. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 05:17:28 PM CST Gun thought used in Hruby family triple slaying found by Duncan police.. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 01:30:57 PM CST Continental CEO H. Hamm analyzes reasons behind low world oil prices and prospects for the future. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 11:21:43 AM CST RT @BBCBreaking: Ottawa buildings in lockdown include US embassy, Chateau Laurier hotel, Canadian Parliament, Rideau shopping centre http:/…
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 11:21:05 AM CST RT @BBCBreaking: Police say shots fired at 3 #Ottawa sites - National War Memorial, Parliament Hill, and now Rideau shopping centre http:/…
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 11:19:58 AM CST RT @WSJ: Ottawa police confirm that there were multiple suspects in the shooting, saying there were "possibly 3" shooters. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 11:19:19 AM CST "Expanded" MAPS 3 convention center w/higher cost on inside track to approval; seen giving #OKC a competitive edge. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 11:00:49 AM CST RT @OUDaily: Norman activist uncovers oil leak near Lake Thunderbird. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 11:00:26 AM CST Southwest Airlines in-flight magazine to feature Oklahoma City in December issue, @VisitOKC president reports.
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 10:55:43 AM CST RT @FacilitiesMedia: @VisitOKC Oklahoma City Council gets on track to vote on 'expanded' convention center LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 10:46:25 AM CST Public art finds new spaces in Oklahoma City, raising the #OKC profile in new ways. @stevelackmeyer comments. #NewsOK LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 10:19:16 AM CST On a day when the Post rightly remembers Ben Bradlee, he'd have approved of this @mateagold read in the paper. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:15:57 AM CST University of Central Oklahoma boathouse well under way on the Oklahoma River. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:14:31 AM CST Scenes from #OKC: Pumpkin cookies this morning, @thebeatnixcafe at 13th & Robinson in Oklahoma City. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Wed, Oct. 22 2014 09:10:45 AM CST RT @AP_Top25: Data show no evidence of #SECbias in poll: LINK Story: LINK (@ralphdrussoAP)