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

November 16, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MISSING SOLDIERS-FUNERALS

OKLAHOMA CITY — Funeral services are this weekend in Oklahoma for two Korean War soldiers whose remains were recently identified. Services will be Saturday in Idabel for Army Pvt. Charles Kaniatobe of Idabel and on Sunday in Bokchito for Army Pfc. Mathis Ball Jr. of McKinney, Texas. By Ken Miller. 250 words, with photos.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

CRIMINAL JUSTICE-OKLAHOMA

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma prison admissions are rising despite efforts to slow the state’s incarceration rate, which is the highest in the U.S., according to a new report. Prison reform advocates Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform and FWD.us released the study Friday, the Tulsa World reported. 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW YEAR’S FATAL SHOOTING — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of an Oklahoma City teenager in a fatal New Year’s party shooting.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

FBC--T25-KANSAS-OKLAHOMA PREVIEW

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma is trying to remain in the running for a spot in the Big 12 title game and a shot at the College Football Playoff, and QB Kyler Murray is trying to strengthen his case for the Heisman Trophy. Kansas has a chance to get a big win for coach David Beaty, who will not be retained after the season. By Cliff Brunt. 650 words, with photos.

FBC--T25-WEST VIRGINIA-OKLAHOMA ST PREVIEW

STILLWATER, Okla. — West Virginia has won three in a row, and with No. 6 Oklahoma looming on the schedule next week, the Mountaineers control their own destiny as far as gaining a spot in the Big 12 championship game and possibly even a berth in the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma State, which had much higher hopes for this season, seeks eligibility for the 13th consecutive season. UPCOMING: 650 words.

FBC--TULSA-NAVY PREVIEW

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Having lost seven straight, Navy can only hope to reverse the momentum against struggling Tulsa on Saturday. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo.

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BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE/MEN

BKC--CALIFORNIA BAPTIST-TULSA

TULSA, Okla. — California Baptist plays Tulsa on Friday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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BOXING:

BOX-HOOKER-SAUCEDO

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hometown hero Alex Saucedo on Friday night challenges world junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker of Dallas for the title. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 500 words. Main event start 11 p.m. Central.

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AUTO RACING:

CAR--NASCAR-HOMESTEAD-XFINITY

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Christopher Bell’s last race could prove more daunting than his next one. Bell faced a must-win scenario in the semifinal round of the Xfinity Series playoffs at Phoenix last week, needing to beat 39 other drivers to earn the fourth and final spot in the championship field at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 23-year-old Bell, who grew up racing on dirt tracks in Oklahoma, has three playoff victories that make him the one to beat. By Mark Long. SENT: 710 words, with photos.

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