AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Voters in Oklahoma haven’t elected a Democrat for president since Lyndon Johnson in 1964, but it’s a different story with governor. The conservative state has a propensity for electing a candidate from the opposite party occupying the White House, and that fact isn’t lost on Democrat Drew Edmondson. The folksy 72-year-old former state attorney general from Muskogee is hoping history repeats itself Tuesday in his bid to knock off Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt, a Republican who casts himself as a businessman outsider in the mold of President Donald Trump. By Sean Murphy. SENT: 560 words, with photos. Will be updated.
ELECTION 2018-OKLAHOMA-NEWS GUIDE
OKLAHOMA CITY — While the race to become Oklahoma’s next governor tops the ballot in Tuesday’s election, voters have plenty of other decisions to make. Polls are open across the state until 7 p.m., and voters will decide contests for U.S. House, governor and other statewide offices, as well as races for state Legislature, judge and district attorney. By Sean Murphy. SENT: 440 words, with photos. Will be updated.
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OKLAHOMA CITY MEMORIAL-THREAT
OKLAHOMA CITY — A man who was spotted taking unusual photos of a memorial to Oklahoma City bombing victims and who warned his sister in Iran that hundreds more people would die has been arrested on a complaint of threatening to kill with explosives. Amiremad Nayebyazdi, 32, was being held Tuesday in Oklahoma County jail without bail, according to records. A court affidavit said police received a tip Thursday from a longtime friend of Nayebyazdi living in California that the suspect had left a phone message for his sister in Iran saying “hundreds are going to die in Oklahoma City.” 320 words, with photo.
— COWETA-BODY — Police in northeastern Oklahoma say a body found in a field may be that of a woman reported missing on Halloween.
The field of College Football Playoff contenders was whittled down by last week’s big games. The selection committee’s second rankings should set a clear pecking order heading down the stretch of the season. A look at the paths for each serious contender. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Rankings released Tuesday night.
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