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Romanian man arrested in OKC, accused of credit card fraud

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:03am

From Staff Reports

An Oklahoma bank is out thousands of dollars after a Romanian man admitted to making multiple ATM transactions using re-encoded credit cards, police said.

About 12:15 p.m.

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Gallogly says research key to future of University of Oklahoma, state economy

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:04pm

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

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma lacks vital research needed to bolster its reputation and the state's economy, OU President Jim Gallogly has said repeatedly since taking office July 1.

"Today our research component is not close to where it needs to be.

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Norman Fire Department reminds residents to be prepared with National Fire Prevention Week

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:14pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The city of Norman Fire Department is reminding residents to always be prepared for the event of a fire through an emphasis on fire prevention with the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday.

This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is “Look.

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Veterans turn to bicycles to help overcome PTSD and physical challenges

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:02pm

By Chip Minty NewsOK Contributor

For some people, walking out of the front door is a daunting prospect, and the mere act of going to the mall or standing in a crowded grocery store causes overwhelming anxiety.

Living a life of fear, apprehension and isolation is a consuming handicap associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and thousands of veterans battle it every day.

The government estimates more than 30 percent of Vietnam veterans suffer from the condition, and it afflicts as many as 10 percent of veterans from more recent Middle Eastern conflicts.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City is helping many of those veterans on the long road to recovery, and it is using the bicycle to get them there.

Last spring, the VA established a cycling team with a handful of members who get together at least once a week to ride together and to learn more about cycling.

“Cycling helps build camaraderie among the veterans, and it gets them together, out in the country,” said Sandy Bond, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist at Oklahoma City's VA center.

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Second teacher released from hospital; student remains

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:26pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A second Cleveland Elementary School teacher seriously injured when a school bus overturned along a central Texas highway was released from the hospital Monday night, a spokeswoman said.

A student remained hospitalized Tuesday, Norman Public Schools spokeswoman Alesha Leemaster said.

Leemaster would not disclose the identities of the teacher or student or the nature of their injuries, citing privacy concerns.

The bus was carrying 24 fifth-grade girls and three adults from the school to SeaWorld in San Antonio when the crash occurred about 3:15 p.m.

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Registration for tree giveaway begins Thursday

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 3:46pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Houston-based Apache Corp. and the Tree Bank Foundation of Oklahoma will provide 900 Norman households a free tree this fall.

Residents may request a tree from assorted oak, red maple, Chinese pistache, pine, crape myrtle, cypress, elm and redbud species.

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Norman to spray for mosquitoes

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 3:43pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Norman Parks and Recreation Department will begin mosquito spraying Wednesday in the following areas:

District 6

• Northern boundary: Alameda Street.

• Southern boundary: Lindsey Street.

• Eastern boundary: 36th Avenue E.

• Western boundary: Classen Boulevard.

Spraying will take place after 10 p.m.

For more information about the mosquito spraying program, go to http://www.normanok.gov/parks and click on "Mosquito Control," or contact the city of Norman Parks and Recreation Department at 405-366-5472.



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Achievers

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 3:31pm

East Central University student Allison Maurer has been named the winner of the Brad Henry International Scholarship.

Maurer, a resident of Goldsby and graduate of Washington High School, will spend the 2019 spring semester studying at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom.

“I'm super-excited to have this opportunity to travel and to experience culture and a different style of learning,” Maurer said.

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Norman teacher released from hospital; two others remain

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 5:26pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A Cleveland Elementary School teacher seriously injured when a school bus rolled over along a central Texas highway was released from the hospital Thursday, a spokeswoman said.

A student and a second teacher remained hospitalized, Norman Public Schools spokeswoman Alesha Leemaster said.

The bus was carrying 24 fifth-grade girls and three adults from the school to SeaWorld in San Antonio when the crash occurred about 3:15 p.m.

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Nominations sought for city of Norman Human Rights Award

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 3:23pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Norman Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the annual city of Norman Human Rights Award.

The award recognizes an individual or group in Norman for exceptional achievement, outstanding effort and/or leadership to promote human rights and equality, and service as an example to all.

The deadline for nominations is Oct.

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University of Oklahoma law professor 'saddened, regrets disturbance'

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:08pm

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

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma law professor criticized for his personal and religious beliefs said Wednesday he resigned his administrative post both "to calm the situation" and because public pressure left him no choice.

Brian McCall resigned Tuesday as associate dean for academic affairs at the OU College of Law, but continues to be a professor.

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