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  • Group to file petition to recall Norman mayor, some city councilors after cutting police budget

    07/11/2020 8:28:23 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 42 replies
    KOCO5 News ^ | 07/09/20 | Abigail Ogle
    Norman citizens are uniting to make sure their voices are heard after city leaders cut $865,000 from the police department’s budget. “You’re not helpless. For so long it seems like we were all helpless at the whims of the people in office, but now we’re awake,” Unite Norman leader Russell Smith said. Smith told KOCO 5 that the group has raised closed to $50,000 in just 48 hours and is working to file a petition to recall Mayor Breea Clark and eligible city council members.
  • Police officer accused of posting social media threats directed at Norman mayor

    05/16/2020 9:06:16 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 14 replies
    https://www.tulsaworld.com ^ | 16 May 2020 | Tim Willert
    NORMAN — A Lexington police officer accused of threatening Norman Mayor Breea Clark on Facebook admitted to "writing and posting it," Norman police reported Friday afternoon. "The individual responsible for the comment admitted to writing and posting it on social media," police spokeswoman Sarah Jensen said in a news release. "Police investigators found no indication of a direct threat to public safety."
  • Norman mayor reverses course, allows churches to reopen, after admonishments from U.S. attorney, state attorney general

    05/11/2020 3:36:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 5/08/20 | Chris Casteel
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Norman Mayor Breea Clark amended her city’s reopening plan on Friday to allow churches to open immediately. The change came after admonishments from Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing that the plan discriminated against places of worship. Clark defended her plan for churches to open on May 15 as consistent with restrictions on gatherings but said, “I will not spend years feuding with the federal government over one week.” Hunter and Downing told Clark this week that keeping places of worship closed while some businesses were allowed to open violated First Amendment...
  • Germany’s Imam Mamoun Darkazanli: Al-Qaeda's Alleged Financier and Logistician

    08/28/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010 | Derek Henry Flood
    Police in Hamburg shut down the notorious al-Quds mosque, renamed the Taiba mosque in 2008, led by German-Syrian national and voluntary imam Mamoun Darkazanli. Darkazanli (a.k.a. Abu Ilyas al-Suri) has been a suspected al-Qaeda operative, primarily as a financier and logistician, in the European Union for close to two decades. Long active in al-Qaeda circles, Darkazanli first surfaced on the radar of Western intelligence agencies when he purportedly helped procure a cargo ship named “Jennifer” for Osama bin Laden as early as 1993 (Hamburger Abendblatt, October 16, 2004). Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt (BKA- Federal Criminal Police Office) admitted that it had been...
  • Second GOP State Senator Found Discovered Shot To Death In 2 Days

    06/07/2019 1:41:19 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2019 | Henry Rodgers
    Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead Friday, making him the second GOP state senator to be shot to death in the last two days. Police reportedly found Nichols, 53, dead by a gunshot wound in Norman, Oklahoma, Wednesday night. His death comes two days after police reportedly discovered former Arkansas Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith dead from a gunshot wound and wrapped in some kind of blanket.
  • Former Oklahoma state senator is found dead inside his house just after another former GOP senator

    06/07/2019 9:01:14 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2019 | Leah Simpson
    Former Oklahoma state senator is found dead inside his house just one day after another former GOP senator was shot dead at her Arkansas home (full title). Senator Jonathan Nichols was found dead with a gunshot wound Wednesday. He was discovered inside his house and a police source reportedly said a gun was in the room where he was discovered at his home in Norman. Police would not confirm or deny the detail due to their ongoing investigation. A family member called 911 for the man who was married with two children. His body was found 500 miles from Linda...
  • Woman says racist graffiti was to 'wake people up,' and good Samaritan killed at Waffle House

    04/09/2019 1:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    St. L. today ^ | 04 09 2019 | Amanda St. Amand
    Woman accused of racist vandalism spree to 'wake people up' A white Oklahoma woman is accused of going on a vandalism spree, painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti, as part of her campaign to "wake people up," authorities said. Allison Christine Johnson, 45 of Norman, Okla., was charged on Monday in the graffiti left on Democratic Party offices in Norman and Oklahoma city. She is charged with malicious injury to porperty and malicious intimidation or harassment. She was being held on $25,000 bond. SNIP Johnson told police her intention was to scare Jewish people and people of different races other...
  • Claudia Griffith, state representative and state senate candidate, dies By Adam Troxtell |

    07/14/2018 5:33:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 16 replies
    The Norman Transcript ^ | 7/14/2018 | By Adam Troxtell
    Claudia Griffith, a local state representative since 2014 and candidate for a state senate seat, has died at 67. The Cleveland County Democratic Party confirmed her death on Saturday. Krystal Golding-Ross, party chair, described Griffith as a leader, mentor and important figure in the community. "We're completely stunned and heartbroken," Golding-Ross said. "Representative Griffith has been extremely important in the community and she's done incredible things in our state. She has continually been about building the community." Griffith was a registered nurse and received her Masters degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma. She was the executive director...
  • Mum, 45, who married daughter, 26, after two ‘hit it off’ gets two years in prison

    03/16/2018 5:57:49 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    The Advitiser ^ | March 14, 2018 | Matthew Martinez
    AN OKLAHOMA mother who married her daughter after the two “hit it off” was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to incest. Patricia Ann Spann, 45, of Norman, Okla., pleaded guilty to the felony offence and admitted she married her biological daughter, 26-year-old Misty Velvet Dawn Spann. She must also register as a sex offender after her release from prison, the Oklahoman reported. Spann accepted a plea deal and was also sentenced to eight years on probation and fined $US1,500 ($1,904). The Duncan Police Department was informed of the incestuous marriage by an employee with the...
  • ‘To be white is to be racist, period’ - High School Teacher

    10/17/2016 4:30:47 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 71 replies
    EAGnews ^ | October 17, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    (Shortened headline) A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.” A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,”.
  • Calm Down About Those Virginia Polls, Folks

    10/21/2017 7:52:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/20/2017 | Harry Enten
    A Monmouth University poll released Tuesday generated a ton of headlines. It found Republican Ed Gillespie leading the Virginia gubernatorial race by 1 percentage point, 48 percent to 47 percent. Democrat Ralph Northam has led in most surveys of the race, and if Republicans win Virginia with President Trump so unpopular, you can expect a full-blown freakout among Democrats. Adding to the confusion: Quinnipiac University released a poll on Wednesday showing Northam up 14 percentage points, 53 percent to 39 percent. So what the heck is going on in the Virginia governor’s race? Nothing. The split between the Monmouth and...
  • Conservative beats centrist in GOP congressional primary [SC: Richard Norman v. Tommy Pope]

    05/19/2017 6:19:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2017 2:49 PM EDT
    Conservative Ralph Norman has beaten the more centrist, establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina and now faces the task of keeping the seat in GOP hands. The State Election Commission certified the results of this week’s runoff election after a recount Friday. Not a single vote changed from Tuesday’s count. Norman finished with a 221-vote win out of more than 35,000 ballots cast. Norman defeated Tommy Pope, the second-ranking Republican in the state House and a prosecutor who received national fame for prosecuting child killer Susan Smith nearly 23 years ago....
  • Oklahoma councilwoman: Rename street honoring ex-KKK member

    03/26/2017 9:31:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2017 1:07 PM EDT
    A city councilwoman is asking homeowners in an Oklahoma college town to rename a street honoring a prominent former university professor and Ku Klux Klan member. Norman Councilwoman Breea Clark has posted an online petition asking residents to help change the name of DeBarr Avenue. If at least three-fourths of Norman homeowners agree, the city — home to the University of Oklahoma — would be among several cities nationwide renaming monuments and streets named after prominent KKK members. […] The block-long street honors Edwin DeBarr, one of the university’s first professors and founder of its chemistry department. DeBarr became a...
  • Redskins star corner Josh Norman fined for interception celebration

    10/06/2016 8:54:54 AM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Nunzio Ingrassia
    A 15-yard penalty apparently wasn't enough punishment for Josh Norman's bow-and-arrow celebration, so the NFL decided to fine the Washington Redskins star cornerback $10,000 on Wednesday. Norman, who was fined last week for his hit on Giants wideout Sterling Shepard, said he will appeal his latest punishment, which was doled out after he celebrated his fourth-quarter interception in Sunday's win over the Browns.
  • Four Oklahoma high school wrestlers accused of raping a 12-year-old boy . . .

    02/03/2016 5:48:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Four high school wrestlers in Oklahoma have been charged with raping a 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old. The incident is alleged to have taken place on the bus as the Norman North junior varsity team returned from a tournament in Pauls Valley on January 9.
  • Oklahoma teen wrestlers charged with raping youths

    02/02/2016 7:48:36 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 28 replies
    WTVR ^ | February 2, 2016 | CNN Wire
    NORMAN, Okla. - Four Norman, Oklahoma, high school wrestlers have been charged with felony rape for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old and a 12-year-old, according to court documents CNN obtained Tuesday. Tanner Shane Shipman, 18, and three minors — two who are 17 and one who is 16 — are charged with raping the two victims on a school bus on January 9 while their Norman North High School wrestling team was returning home from a tournament in Pauls Valley. The district attorney viewed audio and video from the bus before charging the students.
  • The Christ Follower Who Saved a Billion People

    12/13/2015 7:56:21 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    Forty-five years ago this past Friday, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. “More than any other person of (the) age,” the Nobel Committee stated, the Christ follower had “helped to provide bread for a hungry world.” Indeed, Dr. Borlaug, who grew up on an Iowa farm, who earned a Ph.D in plant pathology, was the father of the “green revolution.” His breakthroughs in breeding high-yielding crops averted the mass famines widely predicted during the 1960s. In so doing, he “alter(ed) the course of history,” the New York Times eulogized in 2009. In his Nobel Lecture, Borlaug noted, “Man’s...
  • Vandals deface shrine at Norman Catholic church

    05/06/2015 2:53:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 5/4/15 | Kyle Schwab
    Churchgoers were upset Sunday morning when they discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary vandalized with black spray paint.The defacement of the shrine at St. Thomas More University Parish and Student Center, 100 E Stinson, near the University of Oklahoma, likely happened overnight.Those in attendance were shocked by the vandalism and offended by a sign left on the statue, church officials said.“It was very disturbing to a lot of people and very deliberate,” said Lisa Schmidt, administrative assistant to the pastor.“As a parishioner and as a Catholic, I would invite them to learn more about why we revere the Mother...
  • Norman man claims self-defense in weekend shooting

    02/12/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 10 February, 2013 | NA
    NORMAN, Okla.—The family of a man who was questioned by police for a shooting Saturday afternoon says he shot another man in self-defense. Police were called to the 4000 block of Mayfair Dr. around 10 a.m. Saturday, regarding a fight. While officers were on their way to the scene, the fight intensified to a shooting. Authorities took the suspected shooter, 47-year-old Todd William Hoss into custody at that time. After investigating the shooting, police learned that Hoss may have fired the weapon in self-defense.
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99