NORMAN — Children look at a live bug exhibit at the Norman Public Library during Bug Fest Wednesday morning. The educational program is put on jointly by the Cleveland County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the library to teach children about bugs with educational booths, a live insect petting zoo, insect crafts and display and live worms.
Experts say that residents should have emergency preparedness plans
Though tornado season rolls into Oklahoma year in and year out, unpredictably dangerous twisters catch many who have no emergency plan off-guard, resulting in injuries or death....
Defendant found guilty in manslaughter trial
After only a few hours of deliberating, a Cleveland County jury found Cole Hopper guilty of manslaughter Tuesday afternoon. The jury has recommended a sentence of nine years....
Council questions NCVB budget
The Norman City Council wants more details from the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau on how it plans to spend the extra $200,000 in transient guest tax next year. At Tuesday’s study session, council members questioned a lack of ...
10 attorneys remain in running for judge post
Ten attorneys are vying for the district judge seat being vacated by longtime Cleveland County Judge Tom Lucas, records show....
May tornadoes prompt heightened scrutiny of school shelters
Barely a month since their occurrence, the tornadic events of May have joined the ranks of high-profile school emergencies as a source of heightened scrutiny on schools’ emergency preparedness....
The NCVB recieves a clean audit and orders for a clearer budget
In sharp contrast to recent criticism by city leaders, auditors gave the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau a clean audit Wednesday. Certified public accountant Larry Pace said the financial audit was completed May 10 and covers the ...
Jazz in June festival begins today
The 30th annual Jazz in June festival kicks off today and will continue until Saturday. The free festival began as a single concert in 1984 that drew a crowd of 300. Now this Norman tradition is expected to attract 50,000 people....
City leaders ask voters to approve wastewater rate increase
City leaders will ask voters to approve a wastewater rate increase in November to pay for $63 million worth of improvements to the south sewer plant. Treatment capacity will be increased by 5 million gallons per day when the ...
Floods strand pilgrims in India
LUCKNOW, India — Monsoon flooding that has stranded thousands of people and caused landslides in northern India has killed almost 120 people, and the prime minister said the toll could rise substantially....
Car quality dinged by glitches
DETROIT — Car buyers increasingly want high-tech features like voice recognition and navigation. But they’re not very forgiving of the car company when those systems fail....
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