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

April 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EXCHANGE-FAMILY RANCH

FAIRMONT, Okla. _ Linda Woodruff and her family raise the Japanese breed of Wagyu cattle on their family farm, Silverwood Wagyu, east of Fairmont. The name comes from “Wa,” which means Japanese, and “Gyu,” which means cow. Silverwood also is a hybrid name, as Woodruff’s son, Jeremy, manages the farm’s website and her daughter, Stacey Silver, and Stacey’s husband, Justin, manage the day-to-day operation of the farm. By Cass Rains. AP Photos.

EXCHANGE-STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CREATOR-TULSA

TULSA, Okla. _ Strawberry Shortcake — the character, not the dessert — is 40. Unveiled in 1979, Strawberry Shortcake has a local connection. By Jimmie Tramel. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

EDMOND-PARENTS KILLED _ A mental evaluation will continue for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man charged with killing his parents because he believed they were Satan worshippers.

HALFWAY HOUSES-CONTRACTS ENDING _ The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is ending two contracts with halfway houses for inmates nearing the end of their sentences.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN-THUNDER-TRAIL BAZERS PREVIEW

PORTLAND, Ore. While the Trail Blazers have something of a contentious relationship with the Thunder, Damian Lillard would not label it a full-blown rivalry. That’s because of one simple fact: The two teams have never met in the postseason. It all changes starting on Sunday. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 700 words and photos by 4 p.m. PT.

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