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

December 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

OKLAHOMA LAWMAKER-THREATS

OKLAHOMA CITY _ An Oklahoma legislator settled his lawsuit against a Texas political consultant over a tracking device the lawmaker found on his pickup truck. Federal court records show Republican state Rep. Mark McBride settled his lawsuit earlier this month against Austin, Texas-based political consultant George Shipley. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. By Sean Murphy. AP Photos.

OF NOTE:

STATE LEGISLATURES-2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering anew whether to expand government-funded health coverage to more people after Democrats put a sizable dent in Republican statehouse dominance during the November elections. Others will be wrestling with how to boost salaries for teachers and funding for their public schools. By David A. Lieb. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

OKLAHOMA COLD CASE-ARREST _ A man charged with murder in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of the couple’s 16-year-old daughter and another 16-year-old will undergo a mental competency evaluation.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--LIBERTY BOWL

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - No. 24 Missouri seeks to end its season with a fifth consecutive victory as it faces Oklahoma State in the Liberty Bowl. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. The game starts at 2:45 p.m.

BKN--MAVERICKS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Dallas Mavericks visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas beat the Thunder on Sunday night. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 7 p.m.

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