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  • Plains Pipeline’s Fl...

    On Monday June 20, Plains All American Pipeline asked to delay a City of Norman hearing on their floodplain permit application.  The flood plain permit is a requirement of the City of Norman’s Flood Hazard Ordinance which regulates pipeline crossings for waterbodies. Comments from the committee members were sparse.  However several members of the public asked questions of Plains Representative Derek...

    UPDATE: Norman Storm Water...

    Last week, city staff and council members received an email announcement from Mayor Cindy Rosenthal and Mayor-elect Lynne Miller on the latest proposals for the much-debated storm water utility rate increase.  Members of the public have not had access to these documents until now. Council will finalize ballot language at the Tuesday June 7 meetings. A City Council study session at 4:00 PM will be followed...

    FROM THE NL ARCHIVES: Drug...

    Norman Drug War Foibles. In February 2012, an undercover Norman narc’s controlled buy went wrong. As a result, subject made off with $700.00 in cash from an officer attempting to purchase 2 ounces of marijuana in a controlled buy. Subject was evidently hip to the game.  Made off with the cash and, according to officer’s affidavit “failed to deliver” said product. Unable to...

    UPDATE: Plains Pipeline of...

    Plains Pipeline Suing Oklahoma Residents in Eminent Domain Cases Since July 2015, Plains All American Pipeline LP has brought nearly 100 Eminent Domain lawsuits against Oklahoma residents related to their Red River II Pipeline project. 40 of those lawsuits were filed in Cleveland County.  20 were filed in Garvin County, 20 in Lincoln County, and another 11 in Love County. The latest case was filed against...

    NPD Suspensions and Termin...

        List of Norman Police Department suspensions and terminations obtained through a recent Open Records Act request.

    Council campaign finance r...

    City Council campaign finance reports were published at the City of Norman website on Wednesday.  Norman Leaks has provided the documents below for convenience and easy viewing. Allison – Ward 8 Download (PDF, 808KB) Barksdale – Mayor Download (PDF, 1.51MB) Clark – Ward 6 Download (PDF, 2.59MB) Hickman – Ward 4 Download (PDF, 2.27MB) Karjala – Ward 2 Download (PDF, 2.17MB)...

    Holman and supporters opti...

    Norman’s Ward 7 council member Stephen Tyler Holman and Friendly Market owner Robert Cox were in court today for a Preliminary Hearing on charges that the pair unlawfully sold drug paraphernalia and acquired proceeds from drug activity. Between the two raids on Friendly Market during the month of December, Norman Police officers seized about $20,000 in cash and roughly $15,000 dollars worth of...