The Norman Transcript


  • Schools officials ask council members to protect students from overzealous protesters

    People picketing at Norman Public Schools have disrupted the learning environment, school officials told city leaders Tuesday. Parents and school administrators asked the Norman City Council to enact a buffer zone around schools that ...

    April 9, 2014

  • Fraudulent email alleges corruption

    An email sent to Mayor Cindy Rosenthal, city council members and several media sources is a fraud, Council member Robert Castleberry said. The email sender is identified as, but that is not Castleberry’s ...

    April 8, 2014

  • Ward 2 council candidates, state and federal officials up for election

    Ward 2 Norman City Council candidates set for a runoff on June 24 will have lots of company on the ballots. Clint Williams and Aliesha Karjala will share an election date with county, state and federal officials up for re-election this ...

    April 8, 2014

  • Police get training opportunity

    MOORE — Moore police officers will soon have realistic training in various scenarios encountered in the field, thanks to a new firearms simulator. The Moore City Council approved the $120,000 purchase for a VirTra Systems Simulator that ...

    April 8, 2014

  • Public meetings

    April 6-12 · Cleveland County Commissioners 1 p.m. Monday Room 200, County Office Building 201 S. Jones Ave., Norman · Norman City Council Conference 5:30 p.m., Tuesday Council Study ...

    April 6, 2014

  • Officials file for election next week

    Candidate filing for county and state offices begins Wednesday, election officials announced this week. Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board in Oklahoma City, while candidates for Cleveland ...

    April 5, 2014

  • City briefs

    NPD to concentrate patrol efforts During April, the Norman Police Department will perform additional concentrated proactive efforts in and near the area bordered by Main Street, 24th Avenue Southwest, Lindsey Street and Berry Road. In ...

    April 5, 2014

  • Station 5 Fire chief says Norman will need more fire stations to quickly help all service areas

    Northeast Norman is prime property for those seeking the country lifestyle. Ten-acre lots guarantee that residents who live in some of Norman’s furthest reaches can enjoy privacy and nature. What is lacking is a fire station....

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0064 Lang defeats Griffith; Jungman retains seat; runoff set in Ward 2

    The Norman City Council will say goodbye to three-term Council member Dr. Jim Griffith. Griffith served the city for six years but was toppled by political newcomer Jerry Lang in voting Tuesday....

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Residents approve safety sales tax by narrow margin

    Norman voters approved the permanent Public Safety Sales Tax proposition by a narrow margin Tuesday. The tax passed 3,798 to 3,660, according to unofficial results. “We really appreciate the support of the voters. They have supported what ...

    April 2, 2014