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

July 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OKLAHOMA CITY — While many states have had numerous problems and delays rolling out new medical marijuana laws, Oklahoma is pushing full steam ahead after voters last month approved one of least restrictive laws in the country. And they’re doing it without the help of the Republican-led Legislature, which appears wary of tinkering with the will of the people ahead of an election in which many incumbents are facing stiff opposition. By Sean Murphy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.


OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma man who spent more than 30 years in prison for rape is free after the Innocence Project presented DNA evidence it says excluded him from the crime. Court records show 56-year-old Perry Lott was released Monday. Lott was sentenced in 1988 to more than 200 years for rape, robbery, burglary and making a bomb threat related to the 1987 attack. By Ken Miller. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, pursuing photos.



TULSA, Okla. — Officials plan to reveal a rendering of the design of the future Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, a structure that will house artifacts of the state’s creative artists. The Tulsa World reports that museum officials will unveil the facility’s structure, surprising hours and groundbreaking plans on July 16 in Tulsa. 250 words.


— OKLAHOMA SENATOR-INVESTIGATION — A Sept. 5 sentencing date has been set for a former Oklahoma state senator who pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking and faces up to life in federal prison.

— WICHITA MOUNTAINS-VANDALISM — An advocacy group for southwest Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is asking visitors to be vigilant looking out for vandals.





LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The five games Tuesday include: Spurs-Trail Blazers, Hawks-Bulls, Jazz-Heat, Kings-Grizzlies and Lakers-Knicks. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


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