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

September 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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OF NOTE:

GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES

Shortly after last year’s shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel’s members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members from across the political spectrum. The panel’s work accelerated after the Valentine’s Day slaughter at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and it eventually produced a legislative package of what Kasich labeled “sensible changes that should keep people safer.” The legislation was introduced by a Republican lawmaker in the GOP-dominated Legislature. It went nowhere. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,870 words, with photos.

With:

— GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES-ABRIDGED VERSION, 850 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MURDER CHARGE REFILED — A first-degree murder charge has been refiled against a Tulsa woman who was previously found incompetent to stand trial in a 2011 fatal stabbing of a man.

— BODY IN BACKYARD-OKLAHOMA — Authorities say a 31-year-old Oklahoma City woman whose body was found buried in her boyfriend’s yard in June had been strangled.

— AMAZON-WHOLE FOODS DELIVERY — Amazon continues to expand delivery from its Whole Foods grocery stores, announcing new service in 10 cities — including Tulsa — while broadening delivery areas where it’s already operating.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

COLLEGE:

FBC--T25-OKLAHOMA-DEFENSE

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma is licking its wounds after going to overtime with Army and its triple-option rushing attack. The sixth-ranked Sooners will take the lessons they learned into Saturday’s game against Baylor. By Cliff Brunt. 500 words, with photos.

FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

Serious playoff implications in late September. It is Saturdays like this that make college football’s decision-makers so protective of the regular season. Week five features two high-stakes, top-10 matchups on Saturday night. No. 4 Ohio State visits No. 9 Penn State, where the Buckeyes will be greeted by the famous Beaver Stadium whiteout — one of the most electric atmospheres in college football. No. 7 Stanford kicks off at the same time at No. 8 Notre Dame, the first time in 33 meetings the Cardinal and Fighting Irish have both been in the top 10. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 970 words, with photos.

HIGH SCHOOL:

— FBH--OKLAHOMA PREP POLL

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