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Norman police stress 'run first' during active shooter trainings

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:44pm

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

Run first. Hide second.

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Holiday season begins at J.D. McCarty Center

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:58pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Children and staff at the J.D. McCarty Center enjoyed the lighting of the Christmas lights and Dr.

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Two plead guilty in OU student slaying

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:59pm

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Remodeled space for aging in place

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:23pm

By Dyrinda Tyson For The Oklahoman dyrinda@gmail.com

NORMAN — Amy Brewer wanted her mother closer, especially when memory issues began to surface. But it took several years and an Alzheimer's diagnosis for things to come to a head.

“In April, she got lost for five hours,” she said.

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Norman family's Christmas lights show continues through Jan. 1

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:11am

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

A mixture of traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas music plays on 99.9 FM radio in southeast Norman during the annual Downs Family holiday light show.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, U.S. Navy band, BB King and others provide the soundtrack for this year's 30-minute show featuring millions of lights blinking to the beat.

Cars already are filling the field in front of the family's home to watch the display that will run nightly from 6 p.m.

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Museum store hopes to grab holiday shoppers

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:48am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The holiday season is kicking off with the return of a two-day Holiday Grab Bag sale at Muse, the museum store of the Fred Jones Jr.

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Norman families celebrate the season at Winterfest

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:45am

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

Norman kicked off a month of holiday festivities Friday during the Winterfest celebration at Legacy Park.

Families celebrated the season with hot chocolate, candy canes, inflatables for the kids, a gift-wrapping contest and performances from local dance studios, choirs and the Sooner Theatre.

Santa Claus was the hit of the night, drawing a long line of young fans hoping to whisper their wish list and tug on his real beard, just to be sure.

Events continue across the city this weekend with the annual Christmas parade on Main Street.



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Cleveland County commissioners sue jail’s telephone service provider

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:30pm

By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The Cleveland County commissioners have sued the jail's inmate telephone systems provider, claiming the company has failed to pay the county its share of revenue earned on inmate calls.

"The county has and will continue to suffer a loss for the unreceived revenue stream from the commission payments that disrupts and hinders the operations of Cleveland County Sheriff's Office," according to the lawsuit.

Under the contract, Lattice Inc.

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Norman gallery hosts small works showing through Dec. 22

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 3:16pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Each year, The Depot Gallery, 200 S Jones, celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by local and regional artists.

A 2nd Friday reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

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What do University of Oklahoma students want in next president?

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:49pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoma.com

NORMAN — Students at the University of Oklahoma want their next president to be approachable, to embrace marginalized communities and to show political courage.

Students talked about the professional skills and personal qualities they want in OU's 14th president during a meeting Thursday with Alberto Pimentel of the executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

"I'd love to see a president who not only could be a president for OU, but could also lead the charge to improve our education in the state of Oklahoma," said Conner Copeland, a junior engineering major.

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Downs Family Christmas offers 13 miles of lights in Norman

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 2:04pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Visitors to the Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry will see more than 13 miles of lights dance to their favorite holiday music.

The 11th annual light show is free, but homeowners Kimberli and Chuck Downs encourage visitors to spread holiday cheer by donating money and/or nonperishable food items to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Since 2008, the Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry in Norman has raised enough food and funds to provide more than 1.7 million meals for hungry Oklahomans.

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Norman family's Christmas tree farm rooted in dream

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:17am

By Tami Althoff For The Oklahoman

Thanksgiving leftovers barely had settled before customers began rolling in to Wells Family Christmas Tree Farm on Friday afternoon, many before the farm was even open.

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Sexual assaults reported in OU dorm

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:16pm

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Two women reported they were sexually assaulted in a University of Oklahoma dorm, according to OUDaily.com.

Both incidents happened at Couch Center, 1524 Asp Ave., according to information in OU Police reports posted with the story.

In the first report, the victim told police she was raped while intoxicated between 11 p.m.

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Norman police offers active shooter training in response to Texas massacre

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:47pm

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

Prompted by the recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Norman's Police Department is offering four active shooter response training sessions to the public beginning Dec.

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Sam Noble museum hosts Holiday Happening event featuring Santa photos

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:39pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Visitors to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will have a chance to shop for holiday gifts, take photos with Santa Claus and listen to holiday stories at the museum's annual Holiday Happening event, scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Evolution exhibit at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History highlights organisms, scientific research

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:25am

By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Scientists at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History are inviting visitors to "Explore Evolution" in an exhibit that runs through Dec.

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Cleveland County Salvation Army kicks off Christmas Kettle campaign in Moore

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:41am

By Thomas Maupin For The Oklahoman

MOORE — For the first time, the Cleveland County Salvation Army has kicked off its Christmas Kettle campaign in Moore instead of Norman.

The event began at noon Tuesday at the J.C. Penney store, 2400 S Interstate 35 Service Road.

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Curling lessons throw some for a loop

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:26pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Devon Ice Rink isn't just for skating.

Those curious about the sport of curling can take lessons at the rink within the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Cost is $20 for Myriad Gardens members and $25 for nonmembers.

For information and availability, go to myriadgardens.org.



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Forming friendships, changing lives: Best Buddies program brings peers, people with disabilities together to create bonds

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:21pm

By Sharla Bardin For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Grey Garrett and Case Kinnett are beginning to become buddies.

Their first step was meeting at a dinner in Norman, learning more about each other and, later, posing with props for silly pictures.

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Norman events will jump-start your holiday

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — 'Tis the season when debates ensue over whether it's too early to start playing Christmas music.

Whether you're waiting until December or had the tree decorated the day after Halloween, the holidays are quickly approaching and, ready or not, Norman is kicking off its seasonal celebrations this month.

The Christmas in Lights parade on Main Street is the apex of Norman's holiday cheer, and this year organizers are planning to light up downtown.

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