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

December 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

IN BRIEF:

_ OKLAHOMA TRIBES-BLOOD QUANTUM _Oklahoma tribal leaders and members of Congress are applauding the final passage of bill that will end a blood-quantum requirement they have long considered discriminatory.

_ OKLAHOMA-TOURISM _ State officials say tourism is a growing economic force in Oklahoma.

_ SHERIFF INJURED-CRASH _ An Oklahoma sheriff is in stable condition after he crashed his cruiser into a tree during a police pursuit.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--GENERATION Z QBs

Quarterbacks who grew up with personal coaches, 7-on-7 spring leagues and all they ever wanted to know about two-deep coverage on YouTube have taken over college football. The passing game has reached new heights this season. With 26 postseason games left to play, the current passer efficiency rating for the Bowl Subdivision is 134.99, which would break the previous record of 133.83 set in 2012. By Ralph Russo. SENT: 1000 words.

NBA:

BKN-THUNDER-ROCKETS

HOUSTON _ James Harden and the Houston Rockets look for their seventh win in eight games when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder, winners of four of the last five. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. 2 p.m. CT tipoff.

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