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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is being sued for not doing enough to prevent a 25-year-old murder convict from hanging herself in her cell in 2016. Amber Hilberling’s estate filed the lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court in July, alleging the department did not take “any reasonable steps to prevent or address the conditions” that led to Hilberling’s suicide at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. The lawsuit alleges inadequate supervision, medical care and segregation procedures, The Tulsa World reported. SENT: 240 words.



SPANGLE, Wash. — In the Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube made clear he’s no fan of President Donald Trump’s trade policy. Dube spoke last week as farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate Lisa Brown. Dube says China is buying less wheat from eastern Washington farmers and Trump’s policies have opened the door for Australia and Canada to snag business. His frustration extends to his congressional representative, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House. Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma said that he personally views tariffs as damaging in the long term but that it’s not an issue that constituents bring up. By Kevin Freking and Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 1,070 words, with photos.


— CRAIGSLIST KILLING-APPEAL — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder convictions and life without parole sentences of a man in the stabbing death of a pregnant woman.




PHILADELPHIA — Tulsa takes on Temple on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. UPCOMING 150 words.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sure, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is gushing about quarterback Alan Bowman’s fast start. What surprises him most is the freshman’s ability so far to limit his mistakes. Bowman threw for 605 yards and five touchdowns last week in a 63-49 win over Houston, giving the pass-happy Big 12 a peek at its future following the departures of stars such as Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and Mason Rudolph at Oklahoma State. Bowman is among a crop of young stars emerging in the league. He has eight TD tosses and has yet to throw an interception. By John Raby. SENT: 760 words, with photos.




MIAMI — Jimmy Butler knows NBA players can force their way into trades. Butler has told Minnesota that he has no intentions of re-signing with the club next summer. The Athletic first reported Butler’s decision. This was the lesson learned from the Kawhi Leonard situation, from the Kyrie Irving situation, from the Paul George situation. Leonard supposedly was hoping for a trade from San Antonio to the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving wanted to be sent by Cleveland to either San Antonio and Miami. George was widely assumed to leave Indiana for the Los Angeles Lakers. Leonard is in Toronto. Irving got sent to Boston. George landed in Oklahoma City, and probably will be there for years. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 790 words, with photos.


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