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

December 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY _ Oklahoma County has agreed to pay $175,000 to a former county employee who filed a lawsuit alleging that she faced age and racial discrimination. 250 words.


BANKER INDICTED-SENTENCE _ The former president and CEO of a shuttered Oklahoma bank has been sentenced to four years in a federal prison and ordered to pay more than $137 million in restitution for making false statements.

SEVERE WEATHER-DISASTER AID _ Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and the Cherokee Nation are asking the U.S. Small Business Administration for a disaster declaration to residents of Cherokee County affected by tornadoes, severe storms and strong winds on Nov. 30.

TRAIN DERAILMENT-OKLAHOMA _ Federal and state agencies are investigating the cause of a train derailment in southeastern Oklahoma.

GARTH BROOKS-MINNEAPOLIS _ Country superstar Garth Brooks says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is why he’s adding a second concert when he visits Minneapolis.

OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKE _ A magnitude 3.0 earthquake has shaken parts of northwestern Oklahoma.

FIERY CRASH-INTERSTATE SHUT DOWN _ The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says one southbound lane of Interstate 35 and the right shoulder of the northbound side are open just south of Norman after a fiery crash closed the interstate to all traffic for about two hours.

KILLING BY POLICE-OKLAHOMA _ Authorities say a man was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police outside a convenience store on the city’s southwest side.



OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Chicago Bulls visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. 7 p.m. tip-off.


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