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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has investigated another fish kill below a dam after an angler reported he saw dozens of dead paddlefish at a lake outside Tulsa. The Tulsa World reports that the Monday sighting at Fort Gibson Lake comes after a fish kill last Friday below Tulsa’s low-water Zink Dam, and another two weeks prior when water wasn’t running at the Keystone Dam. 250 words.


— INTERSTATE-SHOTS FIRED — Police have arrested two men they say shot at a vehicle along an Oklahoma highway during a road rage incident.

— DETROIT EX-MAYOR — Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has ended up at a low-security federal prison in New Jersey after being transferred from a unit in Oklahoma.




COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Josh Longstaff, coach of Erie in the NBA G League and a former assistant with Oklahoma City and New York, will be an assistant coach for the U.S. Basketball World Cup qualifying team. USA Basketball said Wednesday that Longstaff will join Jeff Van Gundy’s staff for games on June 28 in Mexico and July 1 in Cuba, as well as second-round games in September. He replaces Ronald Nored, who recently was hired as a Charlotte Hornets assistant. SENT: 140 words.



CLAREMORE, Okla. — Authorities say a woman has died after she was kicked in the chest by a horse at Will Rogers Downs racetrack near Claremore. KOTV-TV reports that 42-year-old Jennifer Peterson of Beggs died Tuesday night at a Claremore hospital where she was taken. The station reports that Peterson was helping load the horse into a trailer when she was kicked about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The track is part of a casino complex on the outskirts of Claremore, a Tulsa suburb. SENT: 90 words. Moving on news & sports lines.


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