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

December 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




TULSA, Okla. _ Tulsa police say a Walgreens employee with a concealed-carry license fatally shot an armed man after an argument that began at the photo counter. Tulsa Police Sgt. Brandon Watkins says the man who died Wednesday was 52-year-old William Hurley. Watkins says Hurley pulled a gun, jumped behind the photo counter to take photos from a clerk and then climbed back over the counter. SENT: 120 words, with photos, video. Will be updated.



EL RENO, Okla. _ Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says executives of a defunct publishing company have agreed to pay about $1 million in restitution to the thousands of artists they defrauded. Tate Publishing Co. Founder Richard Tate and his son and former CEO Ryan Tate pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges including embezzlement, extortion, conspiracy and racketeering. Both men are required to serve suspended 20-year sentences under the oversight of Hunter’s office. 310 words.


_ MOTHER KILLED-APPEAL _ The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a new hearing for a death row inmate convicted of beating his 87-year-old mother to death.




TUSCALOOSA, Ala. _ They cheered Jalen Hurts as he picked up his diploma, and applauded his every big play this season. Sometimes, Alabama fans gave the backup quarterback a nice hand for even stepping on the field _ especially for his fifth game, which assured that he wasn’t leaving, at least not right away. So if he decides to leave Alabama after the playoffs, there probably would be no booing from Crimson Tide faithful. Hurts has reaped the rewards, including perhaps a third national championship if Alabama can beat Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29, plus either Clemson or Notre Dame. By John Zenor. SENT: 730 words, with photos.


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