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

May 2, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

POLICE SHOOTING-NAKED TEEN

EDMOND, Okla. _ The mother of an unarmed teenager who was naked when police in Oklahoma fatally shot him said she wants more answers about the death of her son, who was weeks away from graduating high school. Vicki Lewis said Wednesday that the only time she’s heard from police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond was when they told her that 17-year-old Isaiah Mark Lewis was dead. The teen died Monday from an unknown number of gunshot wounds. By Ken Miller and Adam Kealoha Causey. SENT: 560 words, with photo.

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TULSA-ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

TULSA, Okla. _ Tulsa might introduce a minimum age requirement for electric scooters following the death last month of a 5-year-old scooter passenger. The Tulsa World reports that the city’s community development and policy chief Nick Doctor presented the Mayor’s Office’s proposal Wednesday to city councilors that would require the minimum age to be either 16 or 18. 250 words.

ARKANSAS CASINOS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ An American Indian tribe has submitted its first application for a casino license in Arkansas. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that legalized casinos in four Arkansas counties. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Quapaw Nation in Oklahoma gave the state Racing Commission a $250,000 check on Wednesday as the casino license application period began. The application period will be in effect through May 30. 250 words.

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PIPELINE-EMINENT DOMAIN

FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ Much to Gary Erb’s chagrin, a natural gas pipeline now cuts across his 72-acre homestead in Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania. Erb is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to end what he and his lawyers say has become a common practice in the pipeline industry: taking the land first, and paying later. Attorneys say similar cases have occurred in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, McNamara said. The pipeline affecting Erb was built by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based energy company Williams. By MATTHEW BARAKAT. SENT: 860 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ SEVERE STORMS-OKLAHOMA _ Authorities in southern Oklahoma say they’ve recovered the body of a 57-year-old man who disappeared after he was swept away by floodwaters while riding an all-terrain vehicle.

IN SPORTS:

SOFTBALL:

SOF--USA SOFTBALL STADIUM RENOVATION

OKLAHOMA CITY _ A $27.5 million project to renovate the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex is progressing. The upgrade will be put on hold during the Women’s College World Series before resuming. The The final phase, which will increase the stadium’s capacity by 4,000 seats, is expected to finish before next year’s WCWS. By Cliff Brunt. 500 words.

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BASKETBALL:

OLY--BKO-3-ON-3 QUALIFYING

NEW YORK _ USA Basketball is ready to ramp up its 3-on-3 play to try and qualify for next summer’s Tokyo Games. The Americans, who have dominated basketball at the summer games over the past few Olympics by using NBA and WNBA players, are looking to have similar success in the Olympics’ newest basketball discipline that is debuting next year. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 790 words.

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