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Gallogly 'clear choice' as University of Oklahoma's 14th president

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 6:08pm

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

NORMAN — James "Jim" Gallogly promised to bring energy and his vision of greatness to the University of Oklahoma following Monday's announcement that he will be the institution's 14th president.

"We aspire to greatness, nothing less.

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Police officers shoot man with gun Sunday in Norman

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 4:29pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Police officers shot a man who was holding a gun Sunday afternoon, according to a news release.

The man, whose name was not released, was in critical condition Monday afternoon, police said.

Officers went to a welfare check in the 2600 block of Van Buren Street about 3:15 p.m.

Officers reported trying to negotiate with the man, but he pulled out a gun and pointed it at them, according to police.

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James Gallogly named new OU president

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:07am

NORMAN — James "Jim" Gallogly will become the 14th president of the University of Oklahoma this summer.

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14th OU president to be named Monday

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:40am

By Kathryn McNutt


NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will appoint the university’s 14th president in a special meeting set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

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University of Oklahoma junior to run cross-country for young adults with cancer

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:55pm

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

NORMAN — Anna Sewell will spend 49 days this summer running from San Francisco to New York City to raise money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

"Somewhere along the way I'll probably ask myself, 'Why did I do this?' But it'll be so worth it in the end," said Sewell, 21, a junior at the University of Oklahoma majoring in nutritional sciences.

She is one of 26 members of Team New York who will run across America in one of three 4K for Cancer running events this summer.

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Sailing classes offered at Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:28pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse will host its 17th year of sailing classes for children and adults.

Each class will be taught by U.S. Sailing certified instructors and assistants with years of teaching and sailing experience.

Class size is limited.

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California artist visits OU art museum Tuesday

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:21pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — In his new installation at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, California-based artist Jesse Small uses fabricated cross sections of satellite dishes and shadows to explore themes of space travel, afterlife journeys and cosmic microwaves.

The artist behind Space Burial is visiting the University of Oklahoma's art museum for a complimentary public gallery talk through the new exhibition at 1 p.m.

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OU Regents set to name new president Monday

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 8:30pm

Kathryn McNutt

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will appoint a president in a special meeting Monday in Norman.

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Oklahoma students study science of spring

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:20pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Kids were on their feet and ready for fun when spring officially started at the Norman Public Library, 225 N Webster Ave.

The science of spring was explored during a "Spring Equinox Fun" class that welcomed the new season at 11:15 a.m.

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OU instructor accused of sex with high school student

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:57pm

By Kyle Schwab and Josh Wallace Staff Writers

NORMAN — A French instructor at the University of Oklahoma has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape.

Kyle Trent Podrecca, 27, is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old male student from Westmoore High School.

Podrecca met the student while substitute teaching and later tutored the boy in French outside of class, Norman police reported in a court affidavit.

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OU instructor accused of having sex with high school student

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 1:47pm

By Kyle Schwab Josh Wallace

NORMAN — A French instructor at the University of Oklahoma has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape. 

Kyle Trent Podrecca, 27, is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old male student from Westmoore High School. 

Podrecca met the student while substitute teaching and later tutored the boy in French outside of class, Norman police reported in a court affidavit.

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Norman residential spring cleanup begins April 7

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:39pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The city of Norman's residential spring cleanup will kick off April 7 with curbside pickup of household items for customers who have regular cart service on Mondays.

Residents should have all items out by 7:30 a.m.

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Norman's Blue Collar Yoga caters to manual laborers

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 4:08pm

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman 

NORMAN — Every other week, manual laborers gather at The Modern Prairie Craftsman woodworking shop on Main Street for Blue Collar Yoga.

Electricians, bar owners, welders, plumbers, mechanics and woodworkers, including The Modern Prairie Craftsman owner Ben Dragoo, are among the participants.

Instructor Lindsey Densow, owner of Norman's Fusion Fitness and Yoga studio, said she started the class in February after hearing Dragoo complain about his aching muscles after a long workweek.

“These guys are usually really strong, but their muscles are tight from repetitive lifting all day, so I'm trying to help improve their core strength and flexibility and open them up to help prevent injuries,” Densow said.

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Cleveland County recognized for helping homeless veterans

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:50pm

BY WHITNEY BRYEN For The Oklahoman

Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anger are among the ailments that led Navy veterans Jeremy Housley and Kevin Wood to life on the streets.

It's an all-too-common story of suffering vets who often turn to drugs and alcohol to suppress the pain, which leads to job loss and eventually homelessness.

“We feel like the leftovers that no one wants,” Housley said.

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Norman councilman to host meeting for Ward 7 residents

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:27pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Ward 7 residents are invited to attend a meeting hosted by Councilman Stephen T. Holman from 4 to 6 p.m.

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13 shocking Oklahoma crime videos you need to see

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:17pm

The Digital Desk

One of the biggest news stories of the week has been the acquittal of Stillwater bail agent Casity Dawn Carey, who shot and killed a client in August 2017. 

But even bigger than the story itself is the security camera footage of the event that was released by prosecutors on Monday.

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OU student arrested Saturday after shots fired at Norman campus apartment

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:32pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — A University of Oklahoma student was arrested Saturday after he reportedly fired shots in a campus apartment building.

Drake Ryan Hamilton, 22, a resident of OU Traditions Square West apartments, 2730 Chautauqua Ave., was arrested, said OU spokesman Rowdy Gilbert.

About 2:50 a.m.

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Voice master class planned Friday at OU

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:48pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Marilyn Horne, who semiannually serves as a visiting artist at the University of Oklahoma will conduct a free master voice class at 7 p.m.

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Norman police release timeline on boy's disappearance

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:52pm

From Staff Reports

Norman police on Thursday released a timeline of events surrounding the disappearance of 7-month-old Jody Minjarez and the arrest of his father, Victor Minjarez, in connection to the child’s death.

Feb.

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Man admits son died a week before found by police

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:40pm

From Staff Reports


A man arrested in the death of his son told officers his son was dead for about a week before they found him in a trash can Wednesday outside a northwest Oklahoma City home.

Victor Manuel Minjarez, 31, is accused of taking his 7-month-old son, Jody Minjarez, from a Norman home on Feb.

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