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

August 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OKLAHOMA-COURSE FOR POLITICIANS

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City University is hoping to shorten the learning curve by creating a program for prospective city officials that gives a basic understanding in civics and local government. The Leadership & Public Administration-Municipalities Certificate program is for prospective City Council candidates and others interested in city government. The program hopes to provide a nonpartisan foundation in administration and governance.

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FATAL SHOOTING-OKLAHOMA TEEN — A Tulsa County jury has found a 17-year-old competent to stand trial on murder, rape and 21 other felony charges.

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EXCHANGE-SEX EDUCATION-TEENS

OKLAHOMA CITY — The questions scrawled silently and anonymously on index cards cataloged their writers’ fears and confusion about their changing bodies. How do you know if you have AIDS? By Meg Wingerter.

EXCHANGE-DNA-COLD CASE

TULSA, Okla. — The question of who raped and strangled a college student inside her Tulsa apartment has haunted investigators and her loved ones since the brutal slaying in 2004. DNA tests proved fruitless. Tips from the public yielded nothing. Inspired by the unorthodox approach to capture a notorious serial killer in California, a Tulsa cold case detective hopes a genealogy website will help solve the killing of 18-year-old Brittany Phillips. By Kyle Hinchey.

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