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

May 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Oklahoma Legislature is finishing its session early, putting an end to its first with new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who checked nearly every item off his legislative to-do list. Both the House and Senate adjourned the session early Thursday afternoon, well ahead of the May 31 constitutional deadline. By Sean Murphy. 450 words, with photos.


WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. _ A pair of loose barges carrying fertilizer crashed into an Oklahoma dam on Thursday after breaking loose on the rain-swollen Arkansas River. 250 words. AP photos, video planned.


_ SEVERE WEATHER. _ A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an overnight outbreak of severe weather across the state that left at least three people dead and dozens injured. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 910 words, with photos, video.






OKLAHOMA CITY _ ConocoPhillips has settled a lawsuit with Oklahoma City homeowners who alleged that the company’s oil field contaminated the soil and water supply at their homes. The terms weren’t disclosed and ConocoPhllips did not admit any liability or responsibility. UPCOMING: 250 words.


_ POLICE SHOOTING-CHILDREN _ A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot into a truck injuring three children and a robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should face criminal charges. With photos.

_ MURDER CONVICTIONS-UPHELD _ The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the first-degree murder convictions and life sentences of three men in separate cases, including a 24-year-old man convicted in the stabbing death of a co-worker.

_ OKLAHOMA COUNTY JAIL-TRUST _ Oklahoma County’s Board of Commissioners has created a trust to manage the troubled Oklahoma County Jail.

_ SKYSCRAPER RESCUE _ Officials in Oklahoma City say most streets and pedestrian areas have reopened around a skyscraper that was damaged when a scaffold containing two men shattered windows and dropped glass.




OKLAHOMA CITY _ Wednesday’s winners _ Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Baylor _ will try to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Kansas defeated Kansas State 15-14 in 11 innings. TCU vs. Oklahoma. Texas Tech vs. West Virginia. Baylor vs. Oklahoma State. 150 words per game.


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