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Bicyclists ride for charity in Norman

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:58am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Hundreds of bicyclists turned out for the 22nd annual Norman Conquest Bicycle Tour, considered to be one of the top rides in the country for cycling enthusiasts.

The event on Saturday, sponsored by the Bicycle League of Norman, benefits Camp ClapHans, an outreach program of the J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities.

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Sexual abuse allegations revealed in Norman slaying

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:31pm

By Anna Bauman and Jane Glenn Cannon  Staff Writers abauman@oklahoman.com jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Police say they became suspicious of a Norman man's account of his daughter's shooting death when they discovered he had moved the body prior to calling them and rolled in dirt to remove blood from his body, according to court documents.

An affidavit filed in a search warrant request at the Cleveland County Courthouse indicates Ronald Lee McMullen Jr., 43, continued rubbing dirt on his body even after officers ordered him to stop.

The affidavit also revealed allegations that Ronald McMullen had sexually abused his daughter years earlier.

McMullen is being held in the Cleveland County jail on a murder complaint in the June 29 death of Kailee Jo McMullen, 22, at the McMullen family residence in the 1700 block of Abe Martin Drive.

Kailee McMullen, a 2013 graduate of Norman North High School, was co-captain of the school's varsity cheerleading squad.

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Cool fun in the summertime

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:58pm

By Steve Sisney, Staff Writer

Cool fun in the summertime

Beauchamp, 3, and Kaleah Jones, 4, left, find a respite from the heat of the day Friday at Colonial Estates Park splash pad in Norman.

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Community

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:02pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Animal welfare nominees sought

NORMAN — The Norman Animal Welfare Oversight Committee is accepting nominations for the Norman Animal Welfare Volunteerism Award.

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Education notes for July 9

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:34pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN

NASA awards Earth science mission to OU

The University of Oklahoma was awarded an eight-year, $161 million NASA contract for a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission.

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McKown Village in Norman welcomes residents

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:26pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Reginald Goosby threw open the door to his new cottage and welcomed visitors with open arms.

"I am overwhelmed.

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Norman man arrested in connection with shooting death of daughter

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:05pm

Anna Bauman

NORMAN — Police have arrested the father of a woman found dead inside her home June 29, authorities report. 

At 5:42 a.m.

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A community news package for July 8

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 1:46pm

From Staff Reports

Panel to help buy sculpture

EDMOND — Members of the Visual Arts Commission have approved partnering with the Edmond Parks Foundation to buy a bronze sculpture to be placed on the University of Central Oklahoma campus near Old North.

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Court orders property returned to Friendly Market owner

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 5:14pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A Cleveland County judge ruled Wednesday that items confiscated during 2015 raids at the Friendly Market should be returned to owner Robert Cox.

Special Judge Steve Stice said he was making no finding as to whether the items, which include assorted glass pipes and rolling papers, are or are not drug paraphernalia.

Stice said state and city attorneys failed to show evidence why the items should not be returned to their rightful owner.

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Community News

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:53pm

From Staff Reports

Edmond sets watering plan

EDMOND — Edmond participates in a mandatory regional water conservation plan.

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Cleveland County commissioners question sheriff's legal fees

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:36pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman

NORMAN — The state Attorney General's office has sent a letter to Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester advising him that he can hire outside counsel to represent him in a lawsuit against the county, effective June 19.

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Camp Crimson welcomes OU students

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:23pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma holds numerous Camp Crimson sessions, which are summer orientation camps for new, incoming students.

Students get acquainted with campus and learn the ins-and-outs of OU, while developing new relationships and a support system to get them ready for fall classes.



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Indie-folk band to perform in concert in Norman

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 3:19pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The Crane Wives, who describe themselves as a “homegrown indie-folk outfit that defies musical stereotypes,” will perform at 7:30 p.m.

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Community

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:10am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Norman Coffee with a Cop event set

NORMAN — The Norman Police Department will hold its next Coffee with a Cop from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

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Lake Thunderbird marina hosts fishing tournament

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 2:20pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — About 125 anglers participated in a fishing tournament at Lake Thunderbird, hosted by the Calypso Cove Marina.

The state Wildlife Commission released 25 tagged bass into the lake for the tournament on June 24, with one tagged fish worth $1 million to the lucky fisherman who caught it.

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Achievers

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:40am

U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha R. Zamarripa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Community

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 9:56am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Cookbook swap, shop event set

NORMAN — The Friends of the Norman Library invite the community to the Cookbook Swap and Shop, from 10 a.m.

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Norman Notes

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:58pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

Say hello

Council members for Wards 1, 3, 5 and 7 were sworn in Tuesday for two-year terms on the council, effective July 11.

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Community

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:49pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Libraries closed for Fourth

NORMAN — The hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System will be closed Tuesday for the Independence Day holiday.

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Achievers

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:26am

U.S. Air Force Airman Mikel D. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Nelson is the son of Heather M. and stepson of Geren Kessler, brother of Devon J. Nelson, and husband of Kaylie P. Osby, all of Norman.

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