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

December 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

POPULATION ESTIMATES

OKLAHOMA CITY _ U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Oklahoma’s population grew by 0.3 percent in the 12 months ending July 1 largely due to an increase in the number of births and more people from other countries moving to the state. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MEDICAID-WORK REQUIREMENTS _ The federal government is soliciting comments on Oklahoma’s new plan to impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients.

_ TAX CREDITS-OKLAHOMA _ A state panel that reviews the performance of Oklahoma’s economic tax incentives says three should be repealed and another with $557 million in liabilities should be overhauled.

_ TULSA-JOB ANNOUNCEMENT _ A Wisconsin-based manufacturer of air movement systems is launching operations at its new Tulsa campus that is expected to employ 600 workers by early 2020.

_ BANK ROBBERY _ Two Texas men accused of robbing a North Carolina bank have been arrested in Oklahoma.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--NBA CHRISTMAS PREVIEW

Atari’s original video game console was the hot toy. Leisure suits were cool. Elvis Presley unexpectedly died. The first “Star Wars” movie was released. The year was 1977. That was the last time the Milwaukee Bucks appeared on Christmas Day. Their wait is over. On Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in Milwaukee, noon in New York and 7 p.m. in Greece _ one of 215 countries that will be seeing the NBA’s Christmas games. After the Bucks-Knicks tilt, it’s Oklahoma City vs. Houston, Philadelphia at Boston, the Los Angeles Lakers against Golden State and Portland visits Utah. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 900 words, with photos.

With:

_ BKN--AROUND THE NBA. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,110 words, with photos.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK _ After a week off for exams, UConn faced two stiff tests on the court and passed both of them. The top-ranked Huskies rallied to beat Oklahoma and topped No. 14 California to remain unbeaten this season. UConn won both games by fewer than 10 points _ the first time in 10 years the team had back-to-back victories by fewer than 10. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 330 words, with photos.

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