William Crum
Local News 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.


  • Candidates will contest three Oklahoma City Council seats; Greenwell draws no challengers

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    A total of 11 candidates filed for the four council seats on the March 3 ballot; Shadid, Salyer seek re-election.

  • Oklahoma City councilman appeals downtown bus station demolition

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    A hearing is set March 5 on a request by Ed Shadid to review a decision to allow demolition of the 1940s-era structure in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City councilman fights demolition of downtown Union Bus Station

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid on Friday appealed an architectural review panel’s decision to approve demolition of the historic downtown Union Bus Station. A hearing was set before the city’s Board of Adjustment on March 5, two days after Shadid faces Ward 2 voters in his bid for re-election. Shadid paid $750 to file his […]

  • Candidates will contest three Oklahoma City Council seats; Greenwell draws no challengers

    William Crum | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Eleven candidates have filed for the four Oklahoma City Council seats on the March 3 ballot. In inner-northwest Oklahoma City’s Ward 2, Councilman Ed Shadid drew three challengers in his bid for re-election. James Cooper, Major Jemison and John Riley said they would try to unseat the first-term councilman. Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell is […]

  • Time matters at Oklahoma County elections office

    William Crum | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Oklahoma County elections officials take time seriously. A radio-controlled atomic clock serves as the official time-keeper at the Election Board office on Lincoln Boulevard north of the state Capitol. Candidates must meet deadlines to file for office, voters must meet deadlines to cast ballots, and polling places must open and close on time. Friday, candidates […]

  • Filing continues in Oklahoma City council races

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Four more candidates filed Thursday to run for Oklahoma City Council in the March 3 election. Candidates include all the sitting council members who had announced plans to seek re-election — Ed Shadid in Ward 2, David Greenwell in Ward 5 and Meg Salyer in Ward 6.

  • Four more candidates file for Oklahoma City Council races

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Four more candidates filed Thursday to run for Oklahoma City Council in the March 3 election, bringing the total through the first two days of the three-day filing period to eight. Candidates so far include all the sitting council members who had announced plans to seek re-election – Ed Shadid in Ward 2, David Greenwell […]

  • Prescribed burn produces smoke near Lake Stanley Draper

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Smoke rising near Lake Stanley Draper on Thursday was from a “prescribed” burn intended in part to reduce the risk of a major wildfire. Managed by crews from the state’s Forestry Services division, the fire was expected to clear out brush and eastern red cedar, producing benefits for the native Cross Timbers ecosystem. Oklahoma Forestry […]

  • Four file for Oklahoma City council seats

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Four candidates filed Wednesday to run for Oklahoma City Council in the March 3 election. The first day of filing for the March 3 election drew candidates in three of the four races.

  • Four file for Oklahoma City Council seats

    William Crum | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Four candidates filed Wednesday to run for Oklahoma City Council in the March 3 election. Four seats representing Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8 are on the ballot. The three-day filing period runs through Friday. Incumbent Meg Salyer filed for re-election to her seat representing Ward 6, which includes much of downtown and neighborhoods north […]

  • Oklahoma City Council seeks regional bicycling solutions

    William Crum | Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council turned down new rules for bicyclists on Tuesday and agreed a better approach would be to work toward regional regulations. The council considered an ordinance forbidding cyclists from riding between lanes and from riding less than 3 feet from cars while passing. Council members instead favored a study in partnership with the […]

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

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

  • Uber, Lyft get business licenses in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City Traffic Commission approves applications for business licenses from Uber, Lyft ride services.

  • Oklahoma City is getting ready for downtown growth

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City will begin preparing for development that’s expected in the new Convention Center District.

  • Potential dispute arises over who will build Oklahoma City's streetcars

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    An attorney for the company that finished second in an evaluation says there are questions about whether the first-place finisher complied with Oklahoma City’s technical requirements for streetcars.

  • Oklahoma City Council ratifies new police contract

    William Crum | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council has ratified a new contract with police officers. The one-year deal includes across-the-board raises of 1.1 percent, said Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 President John George. Police ratified the deal in voting last week. The contract will cover 1,037 FOP members and is retroactive to July 1, 2014. The city […]

  • Convention center hotel plan moves ahead

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Oklahoma City council members will seek proposals from developers for a luxury hotel and parking at the new MAPS 3 convention center.

  • Police body camera videos raise Oklahoma public records issues

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Oklahoma openness advocates counsel against rushing in to limit the public’s access to law enforcement records.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma City police officers ratify new union contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council is expected to approve the deal when it votes Tuesday.




WILLIAM CRUM Today at 11:07 AM Councilman Ed Shadid appeals demolition of downtown Oklahoma City's Union Bus Station. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 10:32:36 PM CST RT @WSJ: Urbanites and Democrats are more likely to discourage their children from playing football. LINK LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 10:32:10 PM CST Oklahoma City councilman challenges demolition of downtown Union Bus Station. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 07:54:29 PM CST Ward 2 Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid appeals decision to demolish downtown #OKC Union Bus Station; council had voted against an appeal.
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 07:09:44 PM CST RT @jacobunruh: Shirts worn by Putnam North players in first game since Londaryl Perry's firing. #OKPreps LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 07:08:48 PM CST RT @NWSNorman: In central Oklahoma (OKC), the "bulk" of the rainfall is expected between noon - 11 pm Saturday. #okwx
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 07:08:23 PM CST Official election clock as filing for Oklahoma City Council races ended Friday; Greenwell unopposed in Ward 5. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 07:00:46 PM CST RT @AZCardinals: Michael Bidwill meets w/ @mirandalambert and @blakeshelton before a special #SB49 party performance. #CardsPrezPass http:…
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 07:00:23 PM CST RT @KyleHinchey: A faulty sewer drain caused an odor at Midwest City Elementary School, canceling classes Friday @NewsOK LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 07:00:05 PM CST RT @CBSNews: 50th anniversary of the death and funeral of Winston Churchill observed in London: LINK LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 06:45:59 PM CST Time matters at Oklahoma County elections office. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 06:45:04 PM CST Candidates will contest three Oklahoma City Council seats; Greenwell in Ward 5 draws no challengers. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 05:39:26 PM CST Ward 6 Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer draws two challengers in her bid for a third term. #OKC
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 05:37:44 PM CST John Ederer, Steve Curry and Mark Stonecipher will compete to succeed Pat Ryan representing Ward 8 on the Oklahoma City Council. #OKC
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 05:32:46 PM CST Ward 2 Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid draws three challengers in his bid for re-election.
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 05:30:45 PM CST Ward 5 Oklahoma City Councilman David Greenwell is unopposed and will be re-elected on March 3. #OKC
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 04:09:29 PM CST RT @OKC_FOP: Excellent article from @jaclyncosgrove at @NewsOK on crime and mental illness. LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 02:53:18 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Snapchat is premiering its own Web series tomorrow LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 02:52:50 PM CST Two candidates file Friday by mid-day for Oklahoma City Council. #OKC LINK
WILLIAM CRUM Fri, Jan. 30 2015 10:39:05 AM CST RT @SheppardMullin: The #Artist’s Legacy – Business and Legal Planning Issues LINK #art

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