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

July 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WASHINGTON — The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China and other trading partners. The plan focuses on Midwest soybean producers and others targeted by retaliatory measures. By Ken Thomas and Paul Wiseman. SENT: 370 words, with photos.


TULSA, Okla. — The sentencing of a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of fatally stabbing his parents and three siblings has been postponed. Michael Bever was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, but Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes postponed her decision until Aug. 9. Bever was convicted in May on five counts of first-degree murder in the 2015 stabbings. 300 words.



OKLAHOMA CITY — A medical marijuana trade group has unveiled a sample bill it hopes Oklahoma lawmakers meeting this week will use as a starting point to create regulations for the cannabis market. The Oklahoman reports that New Health Solutions Oklahoma announced its model bill this past weekend called the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act. 250 words.


— RAINY DAY DEPOSIT — Officials say Oklahoma expects to deposit a record $370 million in its fund created to protect the state during economic downturns.

— MOTEL MANAGER SLAIN — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a motel manager has been found dead in a motel parking lot in northern Oklahoma.

— INMATE DIES-OKLAHOMA — The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says a 35-year-old inmate at the county jail has died.





MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota will play Oklahoma State on Nov. 30 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the site of this season’s NCAA Final Four. The Gophers on Tuesday announced the first basketball game at the gigantic football stadium, which opened in 2016 for the Minnesota Vikings and hosted the Super Bowl less than six months ago. SENT: 140 words.


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