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

May 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

DALLAS _ Tornadoes touched down in the southerner Great Plains Friday night, leaving damage but no major injuries, and parts of the region braced for more severe weather Saturday. 240 words, photos.

RECYCLING-INVESTMENTS

ALBANY, N.Y. _ The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves. SENT: 864 words. AP Photos NJSW101-0507190305, NJSW102-0507190216, NJSW103-0507190157, NJSW104-0507190149, NJSW105-0507190523.

IN BRIEF:

_CHILD ABUSE-STATE CARE-DECREASE _ Officials monitoring Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services have said the agency’s child-welfare system has had its best performance to date but have also warned it needs to increase the number of foster homes for children who require therapeutic care.

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