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Two defendants pleaded not guilty Wednesday to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and other charges during district court arraignments in Cleveland County Judge Michael Tupper's courtroom.

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Three defendants charged in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) case are scheduled to make court appearances at 10 a.m. today in Special District Judge Michael Tupper's Cleveland County courtroom.

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The Norman Police Department is asking the public for help in locating Robert Summers, 92. 


A judge will need to decide whether lawsuits against members of the Sackler family that owns the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma can go ahead with the company seeking bankruptcy protection.

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The Norman Police Department is officially 100 years old, as of today.

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An investigation by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of two men on child pornography charges Wednesday.


During a formal arraignment Thursday, Sept. 5 for Shane Josiah Kirk, a man accused of killing his step-father and his wife in 2017, the defendant entered a plea of not guilty.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Johnson & Johnson attorneys say the company's appeal of Monday's $572.1 million opioid verdict likely will hinge in part on a whether a Cleveland County judge correctly applied Oklahoma's public nuisance law.

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Tommy Ray Gowens, 75, of Norman, passed away September 20, 2019. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, 507 E. Main Street, Moore, OK. (John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK)

Bettie Ruth (Fletcher) Birdsall, age 85 of Purcell, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019. Bettie's family will remember with a Private Memorial at a later date. Send online condolences @

David Anderson, age 78 of Lexington, passed away, Sunday, September 22, 2019. Graveside Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the Lexington Cemetery. Send online condolences @

Bobby Gene Heltcel, Jr., 60, of Moore, died September 22, 2019. Visitation: 4:00-8:00pm, Tuesday, September 24th, at Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman. Funeral: 11:00am, Wednesday, September 25th, in the Chapel of Havenbrook Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuner…