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

July 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — State finance officials say Oklahoma’s economy is continuing to show positive signs and state treasury collections are reaching all-time highs for both the last month and year. State Treasurer Ken Miller released figures Tuesday that show a record $12.8 billion in overall collections for the last year, including $1.1 billion in gross receipts for the month of June. Both are record highs. SENT: 130 words.


OKLAHOMA CITY — First came Anna. The 98-year-old woman was living alone on a diet of Ensure and coffee and weighed 77 pounds when a Catholic priest learned of her plight. Then there was Isaac. Diagnosed with a terminal illness and given only two months to live, he was about to be released from a hospital but had nowhere to spend his remaining days. Sister Maria Faulkner in south Oklahoma City established the first Gospel of Life Dwelling or GOLD in 2013 as a haven for older adults with little or no money or family to care for them in their twilight years. On a recent afternoon, Faulkner and 92-year-old Lucy Cooper listened as 98-year-old Annabelle Miller played the piano in the Gospel of Life Dwelling home adjacent to St. James the Greater Catholic Church. By Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.


— INFANT DEATH-OKLAHOMA — An Oklahoma City man is facing a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend’s infant daughter.

— POLICE ON TV-OKLAHOMA — A Tulsa police sergeant will be the face of a new cable TV show aimed at looking at law enforcement work from officers’ perspective.


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