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

February 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR--OKLAHOMA-RAILROAD INTERSECTIONS

OKLAHOMA CITY _ An Oklahoma legislative committee has advanced a proposal that would give law enforcement the ability to cite railroads that block intersections for longer than 10 minutes without good reason. 320 words, with photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ MOTEL SLAYING-APPEAL _ The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a man in a Lawton motel slaying.

_ LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN _ Wildlife advocates have begun legal proceedings against U.S. officials for allegedly failing to protect a ground-dwelling bird species that’s seen its habitat shrink due to farming and energy exploration. The lesser-prairie chicken roams portions of New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--THUNDER-PELICANS

NEW ORLEANS _ Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder carry a four-game winning streak into road contest against the reeling Pelicans. New Orleans has lost six of eight since six-time All-Star Anthony Davis announced he wanted to be traded. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK _ By Luke Meredith. SENT: 480 words, with photos.

BKC--ORAL ROBERTS-NORTH DAKOTA ST

Oral Roberts plays North Dakota State at Scheels Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TULSA-TULANE

Tulsa plays Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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