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

December 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SEVERE WEATHER-OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency ahead of an expected storm that could dump snow, ice and freezing rain on the state. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch through Saturday night for southwestern Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City. SENT: 120 words. Could develop.

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_ SEVERE WEATHER (story moving nationally)

CHURCH ABUSE-JESUITS

ST. LOUIS _ A Roman Catholic Jesuit province that covers 13 Midwestern and Southern states _ including Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas _ said Friday that it has found “credible allegations” of sexual abuse involving 42 priests and other ministry leaders dating back to 1955. The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province, which is based in St. Louis, also released the men’s names. Most are deceased and others are no longer Jesuits. A spokeswoman said four are still members of the province but are not active in ministry and live in supervised housing. By Jim Salter. SENT: 710 words.

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_ CHURCH ABUSE-JESUITS-THE LATEST

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SONIC-ACQUISITION

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Shareholders in Sonic Corp. have approved selling the fast-food company to the parent of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.3 billion. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ INMATE ESCAPE _ The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says in inmate has walked away from a halfway house in Ponca City.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

FBC--AP ALL-BIG 12

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor. Murray, a Heisman Trophy finalist who this week was also named the AP’s national player of the year , was one of a league-high six first-team picks from Oklahoma on the AP All-Big 12 team announced Friday. SENT: 990 words, with photo.

FBC--HEISMAN TROPHY

NEW YORK _ The Heisman has become a quarterbacks award and this season, for the first time since 2008, nothing but QB will be at the presentation ceremony. Back then it was Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Time Tebow. How do Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins stack up? By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos.

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BASKETETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--THUNDER-BULLS

CHICAGO _ Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder look to build on the biggest comeback in franchise history when they visit the Chicago Bulls. George scored 47 _ one shy of his career high _ and the Thunder rallied from 23 down in a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The Bulls are coming off a loss at Indiana on Tuesday in their first game under Jim Boylen, who replaced the fired Fred Hoiberg. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--ORAL ROBERTS-MISSOURI

Oral Roberts plays Missouri at Mizzou Arena. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.

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