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

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

POLICE PURSUIT POLICY-SECRECY

NORMAN, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has requested a district judge empty the courtroom for testimony on the state Highway Patrol’s pursuit policy in a felony murder trial involving a state trooper’s death. The department’s motion argues that disclosing the pursuit policy is dangerous because a future suspect could “reasonably deduce” tactical procedures, The Tulsa World reported . 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY — Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt has proclaimed Oct. 8 as Indigenous People’s Day, adding the city to dozens around the nation that acknowledge Native Americans on the day known nationally as Columbus Day.

— OKLAHOMA MANHUNT-ACCESSORY PLEADS — An Oklahoma City man has pleaded guilty to helping a wounded man who had killed two people and shot two police officers nearly two years ago.

— SONIC-ACQUISITION — Arby’s owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Sonic will operate as a separate business unit within Inspire and remain based in Oklahoma City.

— OBIT-PAM HENRY — Pam Henry, who was stricken with polio at the age of 14 months and went on to become the March of Dimes’ last national poster child and an Oklahoma City broadcaster, has died.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL:

FBC--AP ALL-AMERICA WATCH

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released a preseason All-America team and will put out a midseason team. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The third All-America watch of the season features a big-time receiver from Stanford, a fab freshman leading streaking Texas, an injured Ohio State star and a game-breaker from Memphis. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words, with photos.

FBC--STRUGGLING KANSAS SCHOOLS

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The prevailing thought surrounding Kansas last week was that the Jayhawks had finally turned the corner, and a lopsided win over a fellow Power Five school in Rutgers was proof coach David Beaty was making progress in his vast rebuilding job. Just down Interstate 70, there was hope heading into the Big 12 schedule that Kansas State was on track after a win over UTSA following an embarrassing loss to Mississippi State. The Jayhawks were thrashed by Baylor last Saturday, an offense that piled up 55 points against the Scarlet Knights at home rendered impotent on the road by the Bears. And the Wildcats were routed by West Virginia, their own offense looking nothing like the juggernaut of old under Bill Snyder. The Jayhawks face Oklahoma State this weekend. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 730 words, with photos.

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