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

November 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has closed two probes into the conduct of former Administrator Scott Pruitt as inconclusive because investigators were unable to interview him before he resigned. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheehan said in a report sent to Congress this week that Pruitt’s departure left his investigators unable to complete reviews into the former Oklahoma attorney general’s bargain-rate rental of Capitol Hill condo from the wife of an industry lobbyist and efforts by Pruitt’s government staff to pursue business opportunities for his wife, including seeking a Chick-fil-A fast-food franchise. By Michael Biesecker. AP Photos.


SEQUOYAH FUELS-OKLAHOMA — More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste that had been in northeastern Oklahoma is now in Utah.

NORMAN-APARTMENT FIRE — Authorities say one person was injured in a fire at an apartment complex near the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.

OKLAHOMA-TEENAGERS SHOT — First-degree murder charges have been filed against an Oklahoma woman in the fatal shootings of her teenage son and daughter..



TULSA, Okla. — A recent Oklahoma court ruling that permits an injured worker to receive compensation benefits with a positive drug test could set a precedent for such cases at a time when medical marijuana may soon be widely available in the state. The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled on Nov. 16 that “the presence of an intoxicating substance in the blood does not automatically mean that person is intoxicated,” The Oklahoman reported . The decision comes as more than 13,000 residents have received medical marijuana licenses since June.



ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas players celebrated on the field at the State Fair of Texas, flashing “Hook ’Em Horns” signs and posing for pictures with the “Golden Hat” trophy that goes to the winner of their Red River rivalry against Oklahoma. Soon after leaving the field, though, the Longhorns were already thinking about the possibility of another meeting this season against the three-time defending Big 12 champion Sooners — for a different trophy in a different location. By Stephen Hawkins. AP Photos.


OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder have won 13 of 16 heading into Friday’s game against Atlanta. The Hawks feature former University of Oklahoma star Trae Young, who is returning to his home state for the first time as a pro. By Cliff Brunt. 650 words, with photos. Game time 7 p.m. Central.


MINNEAPOLIS — Oklahoma State, coming off an upset of then-No. 19 LSU, plays Minnesota, coming off its first loss of the season, at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the 2019 NCAA Final Four. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.


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