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

January 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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AP MEMBER EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-LIBRARIES-FREE LEARNING

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Pierre Liebenberg of Norman knew his son was having trouble reading. He started switching letters and words around, dreaded having to get up in front of the class to read aloud and lost his confidence. As a software designer and a former English teacher, Liebenberg came up with an idea to create an app based on the flashcards. However, he needed to learn iOS programming and other skills in order to create the app. By Heide Brandes, The Journal Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1027 words.

EXCHANGE-TULSA-TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS

TULSA, Okla. _ City leaders gathered at Centennial Park recently to break ground on Tulsa’s new Aero Bus Rapid Transit system. The ceremony marked the end of years of planning and the beginning of months of construction that will culminate in late summer with what is being described as a game-changer in the city’s transportation system. The BRT system will run along Peoria Avenue from 54th Street North to 81st Street South. By Kevin Canfield, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 678 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ DEADLY FIRE-OKLAHOMA CITY: Authorities say a fire at an Oklahoma City apartment complex killed a woman and three.

_ FIREWORKS STAND-FATAL SHOOTING: An Oklahoma man convicted of fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy who allegedly tried to steal a box of fireworks from a fireworks stand has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

_ GAS PRICES: The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has jumped 2 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.33.

IN SPORTS:

BKN--BUCKS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Thunder host the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the league’s best record. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 5 p.m. Central.

BKC--HOUSTON-TULSA

TULSA, Okla. _ Former Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson returns to the state with his 17th-ranked Houston Cougars facing Tulsa. UPCOMING: 650 words.

BKW--T25-BAYLOR-OKLAHOMA

NORMAN, Okla. _ Oklahoma hosts No. 2 Baylor. The young Sooners gave Connecticut a scare earlier in the season. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game time 2 p.m. Central.

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