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

February 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OKLAHOMA CITY-BIG 12

OKLAHOMA CITY _ An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past. The Convention and Visitors Bureau’s event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women’s basketball to help with marketing and to boost the city’s image, the Journal Record reported. SENT: 290 words. Moving on news & sports lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ XGR--DEMOCRATS-UNITY _ Democrats in the Oklahoma House and Senate are joining forces to push an agenda that includes expanding Medicaid, putting more money into public school classrooms and restoring a tax break for low-income Oklahomans.

_ PIPE BOMB DETONATED-OKLAHOMA _ Police in Oklahoma City say no one was hurt when officers detonated a pipe bomb found in a home.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--MAGIC-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Russell Westbrook takes his streak of six straight triple-doubles into Monday night’s game against the Orlando Magic. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

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