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AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 2:30 pm, OK

August 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

JUDGE-REMOVAL SOUGHT

OKLAHOMA CITY — A veteran Oklahoma judge accused of abuse of power after he jailed hundreds of people citing contempt of court has resigned, raising the possibility of litigation to recoup what attorneys said Tuesday could be thousands of dollars in improperly assessed fines. . District Judge Curtis DeLapp said Monday he has “a heavy heart but clear conscience.” By Tim Talley. UPCOMING: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA-OKLAHOMA — An effort to place recreational marijuana on Oklahoma’s general election ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short. AP Photos.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-TULSA SCHOOL — A Tulsa school district has renamed a school that was originally named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

ARKANSAS CASINOS — Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in Arkansas have submitted thousands of additional signatures to try and get their proposal on the November ballot.

ALSO:

OKLAHOMA EDITORIAL ROUNDUP

IN SPORTS:

REDSKINS-PETERSON

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins are the latest stop on All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson’s late-career tour. After several injuries at the position, the former Oklahoma Sooner is embracing the opportunity he has at age 33. By Ben Standig. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos. Moving on national lines.

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