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

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

OKLAHOMA-POWER PLANTS

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Oklahoma’s largest electric utility says its plan to spend $53 million to buy two power plants will save customers money and lower power plant emissions. The Journal Record reports that Oklahoma Gas & Electric announced a plan Thursday to acquire the Shady Point power plant near Poteau and the Oklahoma Cogeneration plant in Oklahoma City. The acquisitions are pending approval from regulators in Oklahoma and Arkansas, but they would replace capacity supplied to OG&E under contracts set to expire next year. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ INMATE DEATH-OKLAHOMA _ The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says a jail inmate has died at a hospital while undergoing treatment for an undisclosed medical condition.

_ CHILD DEATH-CHARGES _ A northeast Oklahoma couple has been charged with murder in the death of their 14-month-old grandson.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--OKLAHOMA-NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. _ Oklahoma looks to improve to 11-1 when it visits Northwestern. The Sooners, just outside the Top 25, beat Creighton on Tuesday and also have victories over Florida, Notre Dame, Wichita State and USC. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.

BKC--CENTRAL ARKANSAS-OKLAHOMA ST

Central Arkansas on Friday afternoon plays Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena. UPCOMING: 650 words.

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FOOTBALL:

COLLEGE:

FBC--CFP-OKLAHOMA-CRADLE OF QBs

NORMAN, Okla. _ Spencer Rattler and Austin Kendall should battle to be the next star from Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley’s quarterback assembly line next year and follow back-to-back Heisman-winning quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray as the starter. Rattler was the consensus No. 1 quarterback in the Class of 2019. Kendall battled Murray for the starting job into fall practice this season. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos.

FBC--NEBRASKA-DANIELS

LINCOLN, Neb. _ Defensive tackle Darrion Daniels will finish his college career at Nebraska after earning his degree from Oklahoma State. Nebraska made the announcement Friday. Daniels will have one season of eligibility with the Huskers. His brother, Damien, is a sophomore on Nebraska’s defensive line. SENT: 130 words.

HIGH SCHOOL:

FBH--AP PLAYER OF YEAR

DALLAS _ Longview quarterback Haynes King has been voted the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors high school player of the year. King is the seventh straight quarterback and 10th overall in 12 seasons to win the award. He was named Friday in voting by a panel of eight sports writers and editors who cover Texas high school football. There are two Heisman Trophy winners among the Texas APSE players of the year. Johnny Manziel won the Texas award in 2010 at Kerrville Tivy before becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman with Texas A&M in 2012. Kyler Murray, the 2014 Texas winner with Allen, won the Heisman at Oklahoma this season. SENT: 230 words.

With:

_ FBH--PLAYER OF YEAR-WINNERS

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