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  • Norman plans new shelter to serve its homeless population

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Plans for a new Food and Shelter headquarters with cottage-style housing for the homeless in east Norman will enable the nonprofit agency to better serve low-income individuals, families and the homeless.

  • Sam Noble Oklahoma museum in Norman plans reception for exhibit on indigenous arts

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will hold an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday for "Collision & Creation: Indigenous Arts of the Americas 1890-2015."

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

  • Honey Dewdrops drop in to Norman for concert

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The Honey Dewdrops will bring their blend of folk and roots music to Norman for a Whistle Stop concert Sept. 9.

  • OU Black Alumni Society chapter announces $14,000 in scholarships

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The Oklahoma City/Norman chapter of the University of Oklahoma Black Alumni Society and Friends recently awarded $14,000 in scholarships to eight African-American students from the metro area.

  • No 'religious battle' over Middle Eastern attire, OU dean says

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    NORMAN -- A University of Oklahoma dean who issued a public apology regarding Middle Eastern clothing he wore at an OU gathering said the issue shouldn't spark a "religious battle." According to an Aug. 25 story on the OU Daily website, Charles Graham, Ph.D., dean and W.E. Bryan Jr....

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Testimony set to begin in murder trial for man accused in Norman slaying

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Testimony is expected to begin Wednesday in the trial of Isaiah Walker, of Oklahoma City, who is charged with first-degree murder in the home-invasion style killing of a man at a Norman residence.

  • Norman pooch party is all wet

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Dogs got to lead the good life during the annual dog pool party at Westwood Water Park in Norman.

  • Train Days makes tracks through Norman library

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Visitors to Norman Public Library Central operated model trains and looked at train exhibits at the annual Train Days celebration.

  • Fall semester arrives at University of Oklahoma with an air of excitement

    BY K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren welcomes Sooners via Twitter.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM  STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Firefighters battle structure fire in Cleveland County

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    NOBLE, Okla. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a mobile home fire in Cleveland County where explosions have been reported with people possibly inside the structure. Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says Norman firefighters are assisting the Cedar Country Volunteer Fire Department in fighting...

  • Norman veterans center worker charged with manslaughter had been disciplined for drug use

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Records released last week by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs show Kristen Eastham, 32, of Del City, received a formal reprimand Nov. 19 at the Norman Veterans Center for coming to work impaired.

  • OU band: Drill bits & bytes

    BY K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Members of the University of Oklahoma's marching band have a new tool designed to help them prepare for their fall performances. The university's digital initiative is giving each of the 285 members of the band an iPad they can use to prepare their music and marching routines.



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