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.

Top Stories


  • 'Rideshare' rules go back to Oklahoma City Council

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A final vote is anticipated next month on Oklahoma City regulations for new, smartphone friendly ride services.

  • Oklahoma City, firefighters square off over holiday, vacation leave

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Byron Thomason, an arbitrator found that a dispute about Oklahoma City firefighters’ ability to take their vacation and holiday leave had “festered” for some time. As of Friday, the city said firefighters had accrued 244,264 hours of unused vacation leave.

  • Grant funds Oklahoma City archives project

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City is using a $185,000 grant to create and preserve a searchable inventory of the city’s historic documents. Once complete, the project will be the first municipal archive in Oklahoma. “All records held by the city clerk’s office are open and available for research, but most do not have an index for public use,” […]

  • MAPS 3 projects move ahead

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    MAPS 3 projects moved forward with action by the city council last week. • The council approved the design for the MAPS 3 senior wellness and aquatics center for northwest Oklahoma City. The architect now will develop final plans and specifications for the 40,000-square-foot, $10 million center. • The council awarded a $36.9 million construction […]

  • Sales tax falls short of target

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City received $18.2 million for its general fund in September’s sales tax check from the state, 0.7 percent above the same month a year ago but short of projections. Through the first quarter of the fiscal year, sales tax collections are up 2.85 percent over 2013, slightly ahead of the annual target of 2.81 […]

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

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

  • 'Rideshare' regulations in Oklahoma City face limited changes

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A two-hour debate by the Oklahoma City Council resulted in only a few changes to a proposal to regulate Uber and Lyft.

  • Oklahoma City Council awards state fair construction contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Steady improvements mean visitors find more to enjoy each year at the Oklahoma State Fair, officials say.

  • City Manager sees enhanced public transit in Oklahoma City's future

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    City Manager Jim Couch envisions a future for Oklahoma City that includes “enhanced bus service, bus rapid transit, and with time, commuter rail.” Couch was a guest on the OKC Central Chat with The Oklahoman’s Steve Lackmeyer. He commented on public transit in response to a question from a reader about the pros and cons […]

  • Cornett to discuss MAPS in Washington

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    With a little encouragement from the Obama administration, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is set to discuss MAPS 3 at an “Infrastructure Investment Summit” on Tuesday in Washington. Voter-approved MAPS sales taxes have set the foundation for debt-free public redevelopment — the “Oklahoma City renaissance” — over the past 20 years. Cornett, who will take […]

  • Proposed pay rates differed for Oklahoma City airport shuttle drivers

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The Oklahoma City company denied an opportunity to run a rental car shuttle at Will Rogers World Airport proposed paying drivers a higher wage than the out-of-state company that has the inside track on the contract. Red Carpet Charters proposed a rate of $14.50 per hour, plus benefits, while First Transit says it will pay […]

  • Crime-prevention events are Tuesday

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Neighbors Night Out is Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Contact your homeowners or neighborhood association for details on events in your neighborhood, and learn more from the Neighborhood Alliance. You can call the Neighborhood Alliance at 528-6322. Neighbors Night Out is OKC’s successor to National Night Out.

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

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

  • 'Rideshare' rules face delay in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City Council members are suggesting an array of changes to proposed regulations.

  • Oklahoma City Council members offer ideas on Uber, Lyft regulation

    William Crum | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Give taxis and limousines the same flexibility as Uber and Lyft to adjust fares. Prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation by “rideshare” drivers. Those are some of the wide-ranging ideas Oklahoma City Council members have for amending a proposed update of the city’s vehicle-for-hire rules. The city began a review nearly a year ago, after […]

  • Gunshots hitting houses concern Norman police

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    An interesting rundown from Norman police about dangers of shooting in the wrong direction. Norman Police Press Release:   Recently, residents of the Cambridge Addition, located northwest of West Main Street and 48th Avenue NW, have notified the Norman Police Department of two separate incidents of shots from firearms striking houses in the addition.  Investigation […]

  • Mayor Mick Cornett shows 'Meet the Press' crew around Oklahoma City

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will appear on “Meet the Press” Sunday on the first edition of the show to be hosted by its new moderator, Chuck Todd. The Associated Press reports the segment will focus on how mayors in some cities are changing the way government works. Guests include Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and […]

  • We got the bleat: OKC goats become social media celebs

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Hefner Canal goats are Oklahoma City’s summer social media celebrities.

  • Hefner Canal Goats: The songs of summer

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Goats and summer and hit songs go together like, well, goats and summer and hit songs. In honor of Oklahoma City’s Hefner Canal Goats and their popularity, we offer a playlist. Go-Go’s, “We Got the Bleat” Michael Jackson, “Bleat It.” Sonny and Cher, “The Bleat Goes On” Blondie, “Eat to the Bleat” Taylor Dane, “With […]

  • Meet the Press coming to Oklahoma City

    BY WILLIAM CRUM | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    A crew from NBC's Sunday morning public affairs show "Meet the Press" plans to be in Oklahoma City on Friday for an interview with Mayor Mick Cornett. Their itinerary includes downtown's new John Rex charter elementary school, the Myriad Gardens, the Oklahoma River and Bricktown, said Kristy Yager, the city's spokeswoman. Cornett is second vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, putting him on track to become president of the organization in 2016. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities are two of the nation's leading voices on urban issues and policy making.




WILLIAM CRUM Today at 5:12 PM RT @NewsOKSports: NEW Thunder Buddies Podcast: @anthonyVslater @DarnellMayberry on who won the NBA offseason: LINK http:/…
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:54 PM RT @OKCTalk: Fences up, furniture in, OKC's first food truck court @BleuGarten almost ready to roll. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:52 PM RT @CBSNews: Suspect in Pa. trooper ambush described as a survivalist who expressed desire to kill law enforcement officers LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:52 PM City, firefighters square off over time off; firefighters win in court, #OKC has appealed. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:32 PM Erasing Maria Shriver, the 'Terminator' scrubs her from his official portrait in the California state Capitol. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:25 PM RT @NewsOK: Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Oklahoma LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:25 PM RT @NewsOKPolitics: Spc. 4 Donald Sloat showed "bold courage," made selfless sacrifice, Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel says. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Today at 1:23 PM "Rideshare" regulations headed back to #OKC city council; fare-setting deregulation looks likely. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 10:28:09 PM CST Oklahoma City, firefighters square off over time off. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 04:44:37 PM CST @cafeboeuf Back to the council, on Oct. 7 is the plan
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 04:40:15 PM CST RT @RowNewYork: Great @StateDept-sponsored visit today from @SescBrasil to share knowledge about fitness/health programs... and erg! http:/…
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 04:38:52 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Opponents slam @Enbridge’s plans to expand flow of #oilsands crude into U.S. LINK (via @globeandmail)
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:00:49 PM CST Traffic Commission agrees with #OKC City Council to deregulate taxi fares; would clarify taxis' flexibility to adjust fares to meet demand.
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 02:50:27 PM CST Traffic Commission agrees with #OKC City Council on need for more thorough background checks for taxi drivers.
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 02:48:32 PM CST Traffic Commission rejects #OKC City Council's recommendation that it drop requirement for physical exams for taxi drivers.
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 01:03:03 PM CST A look at what's happening in Kansas, Oklahoma's neighbor. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:59:08 PM CST David Carr always has an interesting take on 'us' - how we live, why we engage, who we are inside. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 11:48:26 AM CST Grants funds Oklahoma City archives project; records more accessible; Oklahoma's 1st municipal archive. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 11:08:18 AM CST Toby Keith reportedly 'too drunk to perform' in Indiana LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Mon, Sep. 15 2014 11:01:53 AM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Get your questions ready for @berrytramel on the live chat at 11 a.m. #okstate #sooners: LINK