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BC-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK

May 21, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Oklahoma. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Oklahoma City bureau at apoklahoma@ap.org or 405-525-2121.

Oklahoma Administrative Correspondent Adam Kealoha Causey can be reached at acausey@ap.org or 405-996-1589.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times Central.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

SEVERE WEATHER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway. Storms could bring more tornadoes and flash flooding to parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma on Tuesday. By Ken Miller. 600 words, with photos, video.

With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-THE LATEST

XGR--OKLAHOMA BUDGET

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Oklahoma Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill that appropriates $8.1 billion to various state agencies, including a 5% boost in funding for public schools that includes money for another pay raise for teachers. The general appropriations bill approved Tuesday on a 37-11 vote now heads to Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is expected to sign it. SENT: 130 words. Could develop.

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OKLAHOMA BUDGET-PREGNANCY CENTERS

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Oklahoma’s newly passed budget includes $2 million for pregnancy centers aimed at dissuading women from having abortions. It is the first time the state has funded such grants since the Legislature approved the Choosing Childbirth Act in 2017, which allowed such funding. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FOUR SHOT-OKLAHOMA _ Police in Tulsa say a 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in which one person was killed and three more were injured, one critically.

_ INMATE DEATH-OKLAHOMA _ The state Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the cause of death of a female inmate at the Oklahoma County Jail.

IN SPORTS:

BASEBALL:

BBC--BIG 12 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Big 12 Tournament will start Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and conclude Sunday. Top seed Texas Tech, No. 2 Baylor and No. 3 Oklahoma State are the favorites. By Cliff Brunt. 600 words.

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