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

January 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OKLAHOMA

FORT SMITH, Ark. _ Officials say thousands of Arkansas residents with valid medical marijuana licenses can receive a temporary medical marijuana adult license in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has issued more than 33,000 patient licenses since voters overwhelmingly authorized medical cannabis in June. 375 words.

POULTRY OPERATIONS-OKLAHOMA

TULSA, Okla. _ The number of poultry operators in northeast Oklahoma is dropping but the farms are raising more birds per facility. That’s according to public records provided to the Tulsa World, which requested 20 years of data on poultry operations. Residents in the Illinois River watershed have complained for years of pollution from expanded poultry operation waste in northeastern Oklahoma, and late last year, Arkansas and Oklahoma signed an agreement to study ways to improve water quality. SENT: 285 words.

IN BRIEF:

TACO BELL-SHOTS FIRED _ Police in Oklahoma City say they are looking for a man who fired a gun into a Taco Bell after he didn’t get the sauce he wanted.

DELAWARE TRIBE-LAWRENCE PLANS _ The Delaware Tribe has abandoned plans to develop an agricultural heritage center northeast of Lawrence.

IN SPORTS:

BKN-THUNDER-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES _ Paul George could hear boos when he faces the Lakers for the first time since the Southern California native declined to meet with them last summer as a free agent, instead staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder. LeBron James is unlikely to play for Los Angeles. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:30 p.m. PST.

BKC-IOWA STATE-OKLAHOMA STATE

STILLWATER, Okla. _ Iowa State plays Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena. By John Tranchina.

BKC-T25-OKLAHOMA-KANSAS

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Big 12 play starts with a bang when Oklahoma, one of the surprises of the non-conference season, heads to Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas. The Jayhawks are beginning pursuit of their 15th consecutive conference crown. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CT.

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