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

November 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

NEW GOVERNOR-OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s CEO-turned-governor Kevin Stitt rocketed from virtually unknown in politics a year ago to the state’s highest office, largely on his reputation as an outsider with no experience in elected office or state government. Aided by millions of his own money, the Tulsa mortgage company owner defeated formidable GOP primary opponents , including a popular Oklahoma City mayor and a two-term lieutenant governor, before coasting to a 12-point lead over his Democratic opponent in this month’s midterm elections. By Sean Murphy. AP Photos.

OBIT-TULSA RACE RIOT SURVIVOR

OKLAHOMA CITY — One of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, one of the worst race riots in U.S. history, has died at age 103. Olivia Hooker was 6 years old when the late-spring riot destroyed much of a Tulsa neighborhood that had been known as “Black Wall Street.” She told National Public Radio in an interview this year that she hid under a table as a mob of torch-carrying people destroyed her family’s home. AP Photos.

OF NOTE:

INDIA-AMERICAN KILLED

NEW DELHI — The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. “God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy,” John Allen Chau wrote before he was killed last week on North Sentinel Island. By Ashok Sharma. AP Photos.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

JUNEAU MARATHONER-50 STATES

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska runner hit a milestone that took him 16 years to reach when he crossed the finish line at a marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When Juneau runner John Kern finished the Williams Route 66 Marathon this week, he completed his goal of running a marathon in all 50 states, the Juneau Empire reported Thursday.

IN BRIEF:

OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKE — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.1 earthquake has been recorded in northern Oklahoma.

FOOTBALL:

FBC--T25-OKLAHOMA-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 12 West Virginia meet Friday night with the winner moving on to next week’s Big 12 championship game. The loser could still earn a spot depending on results from other league games. By John Raby. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

OKLAHOMA ST-TCU PREVIEW

FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma State is still scoring plenty of points with fifth-year senior quarterback Taylor Cornelius, who waited his turn to be the Cowboys starter in his final college season. Injury-plagued TCU, which has gotten three of its wins when scoring fewer than 20 points, likely will have fifth-year senior quarterback Grayson Muehlstein making his first career start in his final regular season game Saturday night, when the Horned Frogs (5-6, 3-5) have to win to get bowl eligible. By Stephen Hawkins. AP Photos.

BASKETBALL:

BKN--HORNETS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder, coming off a big road win against the Golden State Warriors, host the Charlotte Hornets. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 7 p.m. Central.

ADVOCARE INVITATIONAL

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Eric Paschall had 22 points and Phil Booth added 20 as Villanova advanced to the title game of AdvoCare Invitational by beating Oklahoma State 77-58 on Friday. The Wildcats, who made a tournament record 16 3-pointers, will play on Sunday against the winner of No. 14 Florida State’s game against No. 19 LSU.

T25-BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS-THE LATESTNORTHERN ILLINOIS-ORAL ROBERTS

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Eugene German scored 30 points and Northern Illinois rolled to an 87-66 victory over Oral Roberts on Friday in an Oakland Hoops Challenge opener. German was 11 of 21 from the field and made five 3-pointers. Levi Bradley added 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals for Northern Illinois (3-1).

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