Oklahoma news briefs

Oklahoma news briefs for July 10, 2014
From staff reports Published: July 10, 2014

In brief

Norman

Names given in shooting

The Cleveland County sheriff’s office has released the names of two deputies involved in a deadly shooting on Saturday morning. Deputies Cody Shobe and Chris Noel are on paid administrative leave while the department continues an investigation into the death of Nicholas Popplewell, 27, of Norman. Popplewell was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle that was pulled over at 24th Avenue SW and Boyd Street. During the stop, Popplewell ran to the deputy’s patrol car, got in and tried to drive away. According to reports, Shobe tried to stop Popplewell and was dragged a short distance. Noel opened fire and struck Popplewell. Popplewell was taken to Norman Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say they have confirmed outstanding warrants for Popplewell, one in McClain County for first-degree robbery and aggravated assault and battery, and two from Cleveland County for failure to appear on a pending case and petty larceny. Christopher Mormann, 36, of Noble, was the driver of the SUV. He has been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

From staff reports

Oklahoma City

School bash

set for kids

City Rescue Mission’s Back to School Bash for children from homeless families is planned for July 24, and donations of school uniforms and supplies are sought. Clothing items needed include short- and long-sleeved red, white and blue polo-style shirts and khaki-colored pants and shorts for boys, all sizes, and the same clothing items for girls with skirts and shorts added to the list. Supplies to be used in the classroom also are needed. Donations should be dropped off at the main entrance of City Rescue Mission, 800 W California Ave., no later than July 23.

From staff reports

Statewide

Columnist given award

Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch columnist Michael P. Williams has been presented the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. A celebration in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, steps away from the statue of native Oklahoman Will Rogers, was dedicated to the memory of Will’s grandson, Kem, who died June 11. Williams’ humanitarian impact has been felt through his work in classrooms, in the community and taking on major issues.

From staff reports

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