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

July 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




JENKS, Okla. — The town had a population under 2,000 people in the 1950s, when several oil storage tanks were built nearly two miles from downtown Jenks, where they remained uncontroversial for decades. Until a couple of things changed. First, Jenks grew exponentially, with a current population approaching 23,000. And the tanks no longer sit well outside town, with parts of more than a dozen neighborhoods now sitting within a half mile of the transfer terminal near Elwood Avenue and the Creek Turnpike. By Michael Overall.


ENID, Okla. — In the southeast corner of Enid, Bennie’s Barn Equine Therapy and Riding Facility is described by many families as the place where miracles happen. “After facing years of physical and mental challenges when it comes to caring for loved ones, these families went searching for ways to create a better quality of life and they found their answer at the barn,” said Executive Director Chip Baker. “One family in particular is the Talley family. Maj. Pete Talley and his wife, Amanda, moved to Enid in 2015 when Pete was assigned to Vance Air Force Base.” By Cass Rains.


FREDERICK LAKE DROWNING — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old man has drowned in Frederick Lake in southwestern Oklahoma.

OSU CHOCOLATE BARS-CHICKASAW NATION — A confectioner owned by the Chickasaw Nation has partnered with Oklahoma State University to produce collegiate-branded chocolate bars. AP Photos.

MUSKOGEE-BALLOONING — Fans of hot air balloons can add Muskogee to their list of spots for the high-flying fun. ALSO MOVING ON SPORTS LINES.



LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The six-game Saturday schedule includes: Pistons-Bulls, Cavaliers-Rockets, Raptors-Hornets, Heat-Celtics, 76ers-Bucks, Grizzlies-Jazz. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Moving on national lines.


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