Norman area briefs for June 26

Norman area briefs for June 26
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: June 26, 2012


Underpass work closes traffic lane

The eastbound, outside lane of traffic on Robinson Street between Flood Avenue and Newton Drive is closed this week for work on a railroad crossing underpass. One lane is open for eastbound traffic and both lanes are open for westbound traffic on Robinson. Contract workers will be paving the west approach to the crossing. Construction of the underpass was approved by voters in 2005.

Little Axe offers free lunches

Free lunches are being served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays through July 26 at the Little Axe Community Center, 1000 168th Ave. NE., with the exception of July 4. The center has teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide the program for children 18 and younger. No sign-up or proof of income is required. Children also may participate in a special “Story Time” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, sponsored by the Norman Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

Police to stage sobriety checkpoints

Norman police will conduct at least two sobriety checkpoints within the next few weeks. The checkpoints are designed to discourage people from drinking and driving. Police say the checkpoints also are being held in conjunction with a statewide law enforcement campaign to discourage drinking and driving over the Fourth of July holiday.


by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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