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

March 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

BODIES DISCOVERED-OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Authorities are searching for connections between three people whose bodies have been discovered in or near an Oklahoma City-area lake in less than two weeks. The body of 18-year-old Kelvin Perez-Lopez was pulled from Lake Overholser on Feb. 23. On March 2, the unidentified body of a teen or young adult was discovered in water along the lake’s southern edge. By Tim Talley. 250 words.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT-LAWSUIT

OKLAHOMA CITY _ More than 150 current and former employees of the Oklahoma State Health Department are suing the department for unnecessarily terminating or furloughing them in 2017 and 2018. The lawsuit filed Monday in Oklahoma County District Court alleges wrongful termination, negligence, fraud and violation of the employees’ constitutional and due process rights. By Ken Miller. 350 words.

ALSO NOTE:

CLIMATE CHANGE-EDUCATION

HARTFORD, Conn. _ A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative viewpoints without fear of losing their jobs. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians around the country are pushing back against the solid scientific consensus that global warming is real, dire and man-made. By Michael Melia. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

KILLING BY POLICE-MUSKOGEE _ Police in Muskogee say officers fatally shot a knife-wielding man who was suspected of stabbing two women and attacking a third.

COUNTERFEITING ARRESTS _ Police in Miami, Oklahoma, have arrested two people on suspicion of counterfeiting thousands of dollars.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--OKLAHOMA-SPRING PRACTICE

NORMAN, Okla. _ Oklahoma prepares to start spring practice looking to fill holes such as the one left by receiver Marquise Brown. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 400 words. Story by 5 p.m. Central.

BKC--OKLAHOMA ST-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas _ Baylor goes for its 20th win and its fourth regular season Big 12 series sweep when the Bears play Oklahoma State in their home finale. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CT.

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