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BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

December 6, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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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TOP STORIES:

PHILLIPINES-AMERICA PRIEST ARRESTED

MANILA, Philippines _ Philippine immigration authorities say they have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as “shocking and appalling.” Bureau of Immigration spokeswoman Dana Sandoval says the Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, who has been indicted by in Ohio for alleged illicit sexual conduct in the Philippines, was arrested in a church in Naval town in the island province of Biliran. By Jim Gomez. SENT: 500 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 11 a.m. news conference by U.S. attorney in Cincinnati.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. _ Jurors in the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated following testimony from final defense witnesses.

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_ CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST-THE LATEST

OHIO POLITICAL DEBATES-DISPUTE

COLUMBUS _ The Libertarian Party of Ohio contends it was unfairly excluded from a fledgling debate series in Ohio’s 2018 governor’s race, and is scheduled Thursday to air its claims before state election regulators. The Ohio Elections Commission must decide whether three face-offs that the new Ohio Debate Commission arranged this year between the wo major-party gubernatorial candidates constituted illegal corporate contributions by the debate sponsors. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 10 a.m. hearing with 650 words by 3 p.m.

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_ OHIO POLITICAL DEBATES-DISPUTE-THE LATEST

BRIEFS:

_ POLICE SHOOTING-MAN SHOT: Police say a suspect pointed a gun at an undercover SWAT officer while robbing the officer during a sting operation and has been shot and injured by another officer in Columbus.

_ FATAL STABBINGS-2 DEAD: Police say two women have been fatally stabbed at a home in Xenia in western Ohio and a man has been taken into custody for questioning.

_ EARNS-KROGER: Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $317 million.

_ SHOOTING-COUPLE SLAIN: The adult son of a couple found fatally shot in their suburban Cleveland home in North Royalton has been indicted on aggravated murder charges.

_ INMATE DEATH-JAIL OFFICER: A veteran officer at the Cleveland-area county jail has been fired amid an investigation into his actions on the day an inmate died after an apparent drug overdose in August.

_ AIR FORCE PROGRAM-JOBS: Congress members representing southwestern Ohio say Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will get at least 400 new jobs as it adds a mission related to managing versions of the F-35 strike fighter.

_ BACON VENDING MACHINE: Ohio State University in Columbus now has its very own bacon vending machine.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-CHARGERS PREVIEW

CARSON, Calif. _ The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off a big win at Pittsburgh and have a key AFC West showdown next week at Kansas City. But it is Sunday’s game against Cincinnati that concerns coach Anthony Lynn the most. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. FOR WEEKEND USE.

FBC--T25--AP PLAYER OF THE YEAR

UNDATED _ Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in voting by 56 AP college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was third in the award announced Thursday. By Eric Olson. SENT: 490 words, photos.

ALSO:

_ BKN--CAVALIERS-THOMPSON FINED: Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 for making an “inappropriate gesture” to a spectator. With photos.

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