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

May 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OKLAHOMA MANHUNT-SENTENCING

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The final person charged in a 2016 shooting rampage in Oklahoma that left two people dead and two police officers wounded has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors accused Reginald Laday Moore of selling an AK-47 assault rifle to Michael Vance, who was accused of killing two people in Luther and leading police on a statewide manhunt that lasted a week. Vance died in a gunbattle with Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers after he was shot at least 20 times. 275 words.

WOMAN DECAPITATED-SON ARRESTED

DENTON, Texas _ Police have arrested a North Texas man suspected of cutting off his mother’s head with a hacksaw. Isaac Israel Warriner was being held Friday in Denton County’s jail on charges including the abuse of a corpse. He hasn’t been charged with killing his mother, Sarah Warriner, though police didn’t immediately release more details. An affidavit says Denton police were called to an apartment complex May 5 by a neighbor who said Warriner “was acting weird” and carrying cleaning supplies. His mother’s body was found in a unit. He was arrested the next day in Oklahoma. SENT: 320 words, pursuing photos.

OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT

OKLAHOMA CITY _ A law school dean will serve as University of Oklahoma’s interim president following the sudden resignation of the school’s current leader, who’d served less than a year in his role. The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents says OU Law School Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. will serve as interim president for at least 15 months. The board announced its decision shortly after 2 a.m. Friday following a nearly six-hour executive session. SENT: 130 words. A longer version is not planned.

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