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

May 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




EL RENO, Okla. _ A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City, late Saturday night. It crossed an interstate and walloped the American Budget Value Inn before ripping through the Skyview Estates trailer park, flipping and leveling homes, Mayor Matt White said at a news conference. By Tim Talley and Sue Ogrocki. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




HARTFORD, Conn. _ Officials at schools around the United States have begun rethinking their approach to teen vaping as statistics show a rise in suspensions and other disciplinary responses to students caught using e-cigarettes. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.



OKLAHOMA CITY _ Stevie “Dr. View” Johnson wants to elevate the lives of young people of color, one beat, one rhyme and one doctorate degree at a time. A 29-year-old music producer from Longview, Texas, who put roots down in Oklahoma City with his wife and young son, Johnson recently earned his doctorate in adult and higher education administration from the University of Oklahoma. Listening is a key principle in Johnson’s work. His 250-page dissertation explores black experiences at historically white colleges. By Josh Dulaney, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 630 words, with photos.


STILLWATER, Okla. _ For anyone who has a goal of owning their own business, the opportunity to actually do so can be challenging. From either not having the finances or not knowing how to get started, becoming self-employed can be a long process, which might never come to fruition for some. But an opportunity for someone to become the brand new owner of a restaurant has cropped up. 918 Bistro & Sports Bar in Stroud will become somebody’s new dream business as a contest for the giveaway of the restaurant on Route 66 can be entered by anyone who has always wanted their own business. By Tanner Holubar, Stillwater News Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 772 words.


_ OPIOID LAWSUIT-OKLAHOMA _ One of the drugmakers named in Oklahoma’s lawsuit over the opioid crisis has agreed to a settlement in which it will pay the state $85 million.



OKLAHOMA CITY _ Oklahoma State will play West Virginia on Sunday for the Big 12 Tournament title. Central for the title. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 500 words on the final.



Alix Garcia singled in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Andrew Navigato, and Oklahoma State defeated TCU 7-6 on Sunday to advance to the Big 12 Tournament title game. With Oklahoma State trailing 6-5, Christian Funk led off the bottom of the 10th with a single and moved to third on a fielding error. Pinch runner Noah Sifrit scored on a single by Navigato to tie the score at 6. Garcia’s hit came with two outs. SENT: 160 words.


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