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  • Norman Children's Chorus auditions continue through Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Children in grades 3 through 8 with unchanged voices are eligible to try out for the Norman Children’s Chorus.

  • Police distribute door hangers for home and traffic safety awareness in in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Norman Police Department sponsored the fourth annual Door Hanger Event on Saturday, distributing fliers with information on how to protect homes and vehicles.

  • Community briefs

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Sales tax hike sought in Norman for 'quality of life' improvements

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Norman Forward is an ambitious initiative petition drive that proposes a 15-year, half-cent sales tax increase to pay for $171.5 million worth of improvements ranging from new libraries to sports arenas. Organizers of the petition drive in the central Oklahoma city say it’s a one-vote proposition.

  • Spike's Club invites children to explore animal kingdom at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Registration is open for Spike’s Club, an after-school program at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. It will focus on “Amazing Animals.”

  • Community briefs

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Application process opens for Cleveland County's Certified Healthy Oklahoma program

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Businesses, communities, restaurants and places of worship, as well as campuses, can apply now for Certified Healthy Oklahoma certification.

  • Adopt a Pet: Norman

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Adopt a Pet: A rabbit named Honey is the adoptable pet of the week at Norman Animal Welfare.

  • Howdy Week welcomes students to OU in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Howdy Week welcomes new and returning students to the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman with daily activities, free food, live music and more.

  • Summer blooms enhance Norman landscape

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Bright summer flowers bloom in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norman.

  • Norman meeting on fracking draws hundreds

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Hundreds of people filled a meeting room at the Norman Public Library this week to discuss hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and whether Norman and other cities in Oklahoma and other states have the right to regulate the process.

  • Man shot by Norman police faces charges

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Jimmie Wheeler, 44, was charged Wednesday after Norman police shot him in the torso following a police chase that ended outside Norman police jurisdiction.

  • Oklahoma man shot by officers charged for firearm

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    NORMAN — An Oklahoma City man who was shot by an officer after a car chase has been charged with illegal firearm possession. A local newspaper reports 44-year-old Jimmie Alfred Wheeler was charged Wednesday in Cleveland County court with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and...

  • Norman to get new Walmart Supercenter

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Norman City Council members have approved a change in land use and rezoning to pave the way for a new Walmart Supercenter in Norman. The supercenter will be the third to be built in the Oklahoma city.

  • Changes are in store for National Weather Service severe weather threat levels

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    If you pay attention to weather forecasts, you might notice a few new terms making their way into storm predictions. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center is adding two new categories to its list of threat levels.



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