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

December 14, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA-SEXUAL ASSAULT

TULSA, Okla. _ A 19-year-old former University of Tulsa student has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three women on campus. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ INMATE SEARCH _ Authorities are searching for an inmate who was mistakenly released from a Houston-area jail due to a clerical error.

_ MISSOURI MAN DEAD _ The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Missouri man has been found dead in far northeastern Oklahoma.

_ OKLAHOMA CITY-STREETCARS _ Oklahoma City’s new streetcar system has opened to the public, and rides are free in the system that uses drivers employed through Herzog Transit Systems, which has handled passenger rail in Kansas City, Missouri, and Fort Worth, Texas. With photo.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--THUNDER-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets bring the best mark in the Western Conference into their game against Oklahoma City on Friday night. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--TEXAS-HAYES RISING

AUSTIN, Texas _ As a high school football player, Oklahoma-born Jaxson Hayes had a slight problem that was only getting bigger: He was getting taller. A growth spurt shot him up to about 6-foot-7. Basketball beckoned. From a 6-foot, 125-pound freshman, to a 6-10, 200-pound senior, Hayes has made an extraordinary leap from a player who barely got on the court to an elite-level prospect courted by some of the top college programs in the country. Hayes landed at Texas, where his early play has twice earned Big 12 newcomer of the week honors. And he’s still growing, having now reached 6-11. Texas plays Saturday against Grand Canyon. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 940 words, with photo.

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