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  • Cleveland County Sheriff J...

    Campaign finance documents from the Cleveland County election board show donations to Sheriff Joe Lester’s re-election campaign and expenditures for the 2016 election cycle. Lester’s major contributors in 2016 included such notable names as attorney and TV personality Mike Turpen, country music entertainer Toby Keith, football coach Barry Switzer and his son-in-law Hunter Miller. Miller and...

    Norman Waste Water Treatme...

    Documents from the US EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online website show the City of Norman has remained in serious violation of the Clean Water Act for 10 of the past 12 fiscal quarters. Significant non-compliance was found for total suspended solids as well as nitrogen and ammonia. Download (PDF, 227KB) ECHO’s effluent charts show non-compliance in other areas such as PCBs as well...

    Pipeline company sent R...

    Documents from an eminent domain case between Plains All American Pipeline LP and Norman resident Matthew Leon Day show the pipeline company sent a process server to serve papers at Day’s home following his refusal to allow representatives to survey a portion of his property in north east Cleveland County. In June 2016, Plains Pipeline asked for an injunction to prevent Day from blocking access to...

    Class Action suit filed ov...

    Filed in Payne County court, today, December 5, 2016. Download (PDF,...

    Plains All American Pipeli...

    A document obtained by Norman Leaks lists the names of financial institutions supporting Plains All American Pipeline LP through loans and investments. Download (PDF,...

    SQ 777 and the OK Pork Cou...

    Oklahoma Pork Council – top contributions, donors & recipients As many Oklahomans are aware, the Oklahoma Pork Council PAC has been leading the charge to pass the ALEC-sponsored State Question 777– the so-called “Right to Farm” bill. What many residents may not realize is just how much money the Pork Council has been pouring into the campaign coffers of state legislators, both...

    Less than 6 months into 20...

    In less than six months, the Norman Police Department has seized more than $108,000 in cash, weapons, vehicles and other assets related to drug and weapons investigations.  The year-to-date total revenue for seizures for Fiscal Year 2016 stands at $175,954. Most of the cases are marijuana related. A Norman Leaks investigation confirmed that only 8 of recorded incidents from June 2015 to present were tied...