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  • Campaign finance reports for Ward 5 run-off

    Campaign finance reports for the Norman Ward 5 run-off election were published Wednesday, March 29 at the City of Norman website. Reports show incumbent James Chappel raised a total of $14,990 in funds for the duration of his campaign. Chappel relied heavily on contributions from individuals in the banking...

    Vance family sues Cleveland County over son’s death

    On April 26, 2016, Norman resident Austin Vance was found dancing in the street, hallucinating.  When law enforcement arrived on the scene, Vance admitted to the responding officers he had taken the prescription drug Adderol. He was 22 years old at the time of his death. The Medical Examiner’s officer...

    Pesticide and herbicide application logs

    For reasons of environmental health and public safety, Oklahoma laws mandate strict records-keeping requirements for businesses that sell, dispense, and apply chemical pesticides and herbicides. Commercial and non-commercial applicators, including government agencies and city employees, must carry licenses....

    Documents on Sen. Ralph Shortey’s child prostitution bust

    Charges were filed today in Cleveland County district court against Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey.  He has three felony prostitution charges pending after being found in a Super 8 motel room with an underage male suspected of  being a prostitute.  An arrest warrant was issued today with a bond amount...

    Civil Rights Act complaint filed over deadly-force incident in Norman

    In December 2014, Martin Sanchez-Juarez was killed by Norman Police Department officer Heather Glazier during an altercation outside a strip mall in east Norman.  In December 2016, Sanchez-Juarez’s widow, Angelica Cruz Sanchez, filed a federal civil rights complaint with the US District Court of...

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