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    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, Adderall. He was 22 years old at the time of his death. The Medical Examiner’s...

    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...

    University and banking interests influenced Lindsey St. construction project behind the scenes

    Email records from 2013 to 2015 show that University of Oklahoma President David Boren, along with members of Norman’s banking and real estate community sought to influence the Lindsey Street Improvement Project from its beginning. In an email to Norman City Manager Steve Lewis, President Boren says,...

    Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester campaign finance reports

    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...

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