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

April 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

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BOREN-UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATION

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents and its current president meet Tuesday in a closed-door session for their first briefing on a law firm’s investigation into allegations that former university President David Boren sexually harassed male subordinates. By Sean Murphy. Developing.

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EX-HOCKEY PLAYER-RAPE CHARGES

TULSA, Okla. _ Prosecutors in Oklahoma have dismissed a rape charge against a retired Tulsa Oilers hockey player from Canada. Defense attorney Kent Hudson said he believes prosecutors don’t have enough evidence to prosecute Doug Lawrence, 50, on charges of first-degree rape and sexual battery, the Tulsa World reported. 220 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ OKLAHOMA CITY-GAY COUNCILMAN _ Oklahoma City’s first openly gay councilman has taken the oath of office.

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BKN--ROCKETS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The two top scorers in the NBA will face off when Houston’s James Harden and Oklahoma City’s Paul George match up in a possible playoff preview. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. CDT.

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