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AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1 pm, OK

June 10, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 USE Monday, June 11 and thereafter:


CRESCENT, Okla. — Jeffrey Holley was one of 159 military veterans who took their own lives in Oklahoma in 2015, according to figures from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Only 21 at the time of his death, he is a part of a pattern that has troubled mental health providers, veterans advocates and policymakers: young Oklahoma military veterans dying by suicide in alarmingly high numbers. By Silas Allen, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2720 words.


TULSA, Okla. — Librarians and teachers were some of the first professions black women could take to escape what John Whittington Franklin called domestic jobs. Franklin shared this last month to a crowd at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, where multiple organizations dedicated the park recently as a national Literary Landmark. By Harrison Grimwood, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 663 words.


— CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-XANAX: A Midwest City man has been convicted of manufacturing child pornography after allegations that he would provide drugs to party guests and then taking photos of them to post online.

— CORRECTIONAL OFFICER-UNREASONABLE FORCE: The attorney for a former Oklahoma correctional officer guilty of using unreasonable force on a detainee says he’s been hired by another police department.

— CHILD MORTALITY: Advocates say Oklahoma has lost much of the progress made over recent years to reduce infant deaths.


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