AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK
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 email@example.com or 405-525-2121.
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FACULTY PAY PROMISE
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma owes $150 million in salary matches for college faculty about a decade after a push to eliminate the backlog in matching funds. The Oklahoman reports that about 60 percent of the unpaid funds from the endowed chairs program are owed to the Oklahoma State University system. 270 words.
— CONVENIENCE STORE SHOOTING — Police say a man is dead, a woman was wounded and a suspect is in custody following a fatal shooting at an Oklahoma City convenience story.
— HOLIDAY EXPRESS — A festive holiday train has started its journey through Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Missouri.
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Gonzaga pulled off what some considered impossible, stopping the Duke juggernaut in the Maui Invitational title game without one of its best players. Now the Zags are No. 1 again. Third in last week’s poll, Gonzaga leapfrogged No. 2 Kansas to the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 released Monday. The Zags received 32 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel, edging the Jayhawks by one. By John Marshall. SENT: 680 words, with photo.
Led by brash rookie QB Baker Mayfield, formerly with Oklahoma, the Cleveland Browns suddenly merit keeping an eye on. Are they legitimate playoff contenders yet? Of course not; only their most ardent fans would say so. Still, the Browns now matter, both because they’re capable of winning and because they’ve got some swagger. The AP takes a look at that and other top topics after the NFL season’s 12th Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas last played in the Big 12 championship game in 2009 when it looked to be there many, many times. The Longhorns instead have been through three head coaches and a whole of losing until their return to the title game this week. UT faces Oklahoma on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. By Jim Vertuno. 700 words, with photos.
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