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

February 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ABORTION BILL-OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA CITY _ A bill that would classify abortion as murder in Oklahoma law apparently will not be heard in the state Legislature. The bill by Republican state Sen. Joseph Silk was assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

BOMB PLOT-OKLAHOMA _ The federal trial of a man on charges of planning to detonate a bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank is in recess because of Presidents Day.

BUSINESS MAKEOVER FINALISTS _ Towns in Oklahoma and Arkansas are among six finalists for a small business makeover program on the reality show “Small Business Revolution - Main Street.”

IN SPORTS:

BKC--TCU-OKLAHOMA-STATE

STILLWATER, Okla. _ One losing streak will end as Oklahoma State, on a five-game skid, hosts TCU, which has lost two straight. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game time 8 p.m. Central.

FBN--MURRAY’S DECISION

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Kyler Murray accepts the Davey O’Brien award in his first public appearance since the Heisman Trophy winner announced his plan to pursue an NFL career rather than report to spring training as a first-round pick of the Oakland A’s. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m. CT.

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