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

October 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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IN BRIEF:

FLIGHT DIVERTED-TULSA — A Washington state man who pleaded guilty to screaming at a flight attendant on a commercial flight and forcing it to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has been sentenced to probation.

SEVERE WEATHER-PLAINS — The National Weather Service in Tulsa is investigating reports of multiple tornadoes in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. AP Photos.

KILLING BY POLICE-OKLAHOMA — Five central Oklahoma law officers are on paid leave after fatally shooting a man suspected of stealing a pickup truck.

KILLING BY POLICE-TULSA — The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up the case of a Connecticut man who sent threatening messages to Tulsa, Oklahoma, police following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer.

OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKE — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma.

PARENTS SLAIN-ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA — An Arkansas man suspected in the shooting deaths of his parents has been arrested in Oklahoma.

IN SPORTS:

THUNDER PREVIEW

OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George is back, and so are the high hopes be brought when he joined the Thunder. Oklahoma City acquired George last year in the deal that sent rising star Victor Oladipo to the Indiana Pacers. It was thought by many that Oklahoma might be just a detour on George’s road home to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. Instead, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder made a winning sales pitch. George, an All-Star and one of the league’s best two-way players, shocked many by staying instead of leaving in free agency. By Cliff Brunt. AP Photos.

BIG MEN-NOT EXTINCT

OKLAHOMA CITY — Steven Adams is invaluable to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He’s also a reminder: Big men in the NBA are still vital. By Cliff Brunt. AP Photos.

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