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

March 22, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Final grant season for an endangered federal program that’s helped preserve the historic Route 66 Highway for two decades is ending next month. The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is accepting grant applications until April 12 and it’s not clear if Congress will continue the project. By Russell Contreras. AP Photos. UPCOMING: 300 words.


OKLAHOMA CITY _ More than 600 reports of people driving uninsured vehicles in Oklahoma turned out to be false reports. UPCOMING: 250 words.


KILLING BY POLICE-TULSA-LAWSUIT _ An Oklahoma appeals court has ruled against the estate of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed in 2016 by a white former Tulsa police officer.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OKLAHOMA-SECURITY _ Oklahoma’s exploding medical marijuana industry has opened doors for security entrepreneurs.

KANSAS STATE-TUITION _ Kansas State University is becoming cheaper for good students from five more states, including Oklahoma.



TORONTO_ The Raptors and Thunder meet for the second time in three days when they play north of the border. The Raptors beat the Thunder in overtime in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Toronto’s 29 home wins are tied for the most in the Eastern Conference. The Thunder have lost four straight. By Ian Harrison. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


COLUMBIA, S.C. _ Eighth-seeded Mississippi takes on No. 9 seed Oklahoma to start play in NCAA Tournament’s South Region on Friday. By Jeffrey Collins.


TULSA, Okla. _ No. 3 seed Texas Tech will face No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky in West Region action. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos.


TULSA, Okla. _ No. 3 seed Houston faces No. 14 seed Georgia State in a first-round Midwest Region game. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game time 6:20 p.m. Central.


TULSA, Okla. _ No. 6 seed Iowa State, fresh off a Big 12 Tournament title, faces No. 11 seed Ohio State in a first-round Midwest Region game. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game time 8:50 p.m. Central.


TULSA, Okla. _ Buffalo coach Nate Oats matches up with his former boss, Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos Game time: 3 p.m. Central.


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