BC-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK
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OKLAHOMA CITY _ Drugmakers accused of fueling an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma are asking the state’s highest court to delay a civil trial. A Supreme Court referee is set to hear drugmakers’ request Wednesday after a Cleveland County judge denied a request to postpone the May 28 start. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits.
INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT
NEW ORLEANS _ A federal appeals court in New Orleans is hearing arguments Wednesday on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children. A federal district judge in Texas last year struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a victory for opponents, including adoptive parents, who say it is racially motivated and unconstitutionally discriminatory. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 630 words, with photos. Will be updated.
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OKLAHOMA CHURCH-HISTORIC STATUS
OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Oklahoma City Council has delayed a vote on whether to grant historic status to an iconic church building, despite opposition from the congregation. 250 words, with photos.
_ ESCAPED INMATE _ Authorities are searching for a Missouri fugitive who is accused of stealing a police car in Oklahoma when authorities attempted to recapture him.
_ MARSHALS MUSEUM _ Voters in Fort Smith have rejected a temporary sales tax increase that would have paid for completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum now under construction in the city.
FBN--MURRAY-OKLAHOMA PRO DAY
NORMAN, Okla. _ Former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the Heisman Trophy winner will do drills at Oklahoma’s Pro Day on Wednesday. By Cliff Brunt. 500 words, with photos.
OKLAHOMA CITY _ Russell Westbrook, fresh off being fined for his incident with Utah fans, will lead Oklahoma City into a matchup with the much-improved Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CDT.
BKC--WATERS-NATIVE AMERICAN HOOPS
STILLWATER, Okla. _ Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III thinks there are many capable Native American basketball players who are getting overlooked. He wants to change that by drawing attention to young players who are American Indians, including many who want to follow in his success. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 700 words, with photo.
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