BC-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK
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WINTRY WEATHER-SOUTHERN PLAINS
OKLAHOMA CITY _ A winter storm packing freezing rain and snow is forecast to cut an icy path through the Southern Plains as a busy holiday shopping weekend unfolds. The National Weather Service says a storm system that caused heavy rain and flooding in southern California was forecast to produce freezing rain beginning Thursday in central New Mexico. The wintry weather will move eastward Friday, producing freezing rain in northwestern Texas, Oklahoma and northern Arkansas and heavy snow elsewhere. By Tim Talley. UPCOMING.
HONOLULU _ More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed nearly 400 sets of remains from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii after determining advances in forensic science and genealogical help from families could make identifications possible. They were all on the USS Oklahoma, which capsized during the attack, and had been buried as unknowns after the war. AP Photos.
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TULSA, Okla. _ The Oklahoma Agriculture Board is set to vote next week on a set of emergency poultry regulations after the state suspended the issuing of new permits for poultry operations in October. The Tulsa World reports that the guidelines call for new poultry houses with more than 30,000 birds to be at least a quarter mile (0.4 kilometers) from someone’s home. It would also mandate a half mile distance from schools and city limits.
INFANT KILLED-APPEAL _ A divided Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction and life without parole sentence of a man for the death of his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter.
NEW GOVERNOR-GENERAL COUNSEL _ Oklahoma’s incoming governor has named a longtime attorney from Norman to serve as his general counsel, adding a key member of his new staff.
COAST GUARD PIONEER-FUNERAL _ The first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the last survivors of a race riot in Oklahoma has been laid to rest with military honors.
TEACHER-DRUG TRAFFICKING _ A Kansas teacher has been charged with dealing methamphetamine in Oklahoma.
T25-AP PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP college football poll voters and announced Thursday. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. was third. By Eric Olson. AP Photos.
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