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  • Plains Pipeline was issued...

    According to a report from KFOR TV, Plains All American Pipeline spilled more 18,000 gallons of crude oil in Kingfisher County last week.  The causes of the leak have been attributed to corrosion. In December 2014, Plains All American received a warning letter from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) citing failure to protect materials from atmospheric corrosion.  Norman...

    Norman Public Schools says...

    Attorneys for Norman Public Schools are denying that a student was sexually assaulted following a Norman North High School wrestling meet in January 2016. NPS attorneys responded to the new lawsuit describing the incident as “hazing” while denying that it was a case of sexual assault. Download (PDF, 203KB) The original suit, brought by the State of Oklahoma, alleged felony first-degree counts...

    Doc Drop: Staff emails on ...

    Email records obtained by Norman Leaks show extensive conversations between City of Norman staff and NPD officials on a range of topics including the body worn camera policy, the school resource officer program, and public meetings related to policing issues in the City of Norman. Despite holding public meetings and soliciting input from citizens, council members were advised by the police chief and...

    Campaign finance reports f...

    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 & finance sectors, as well as real estate, homebuilding, and development interests. The majority...

    Vance family sues Clevelan...

    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 officer ruled Vance’s death accidental. A Norman Transcript article published in July 2016 reported...

    Pesticide and herbicide ap...

    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. Records must be maintained of the date, time, duration and location of the applications. State law...

    Documents on Sen. Ralph Sh...

    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 set at $100,000. According to the police affidavit, Shortey was found along with a 17 year old male...