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

November 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FRANKFORT, Ky. — After falling short in her race for the legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her Kentucky classroom, doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. Urie was among at least 36 current and former educators on the ballot for the Kentucky Legislature. Two-thirds of them lost. The #RedforEd protests, in which teachers clad in red shirts converged on statehouses in conservative states including Oklahoma, raised hopes of a groundswell of support for candidates who favored increased education spending and teachers who were inspired to run. By Adam Beam and Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 800 words, with photos.



OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care System is working to fill positions after the unexpected departure of two employees left the hospital without a general surgeon on call or available for overnight emergencies for a number of days this month. Paul Munden, the hospital’s chief of surgery, informed staff and administrators in an email on Oct. 31 that his team was down to a single full-time surgeon, The Oklahoman reported.


— WINTER STORM-PLAINS — An early season winter storm has dumped up to 7 inches of snow in the Texas Panhandle and lesser amounts in the western half of Oklahoma as it moves toward Arkansas.

— KILLING BY POLICE-TULSA — An Oklahoma deputy acquitted in a 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is no longer scheduled to speak at a homicide investigators conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With photo.

— OBIT-JIM WILSON — A Democratic former Oklahoma legislator who was a Vietnam veteran has died.




NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma has won 15 straight November games dating back to 2014. The formula? Efficient passing, plenty of running and opportunistic defense. The Sooners hope to keep it going against Kansas on Saturday. By Cliff Brunt. 600 words, with photos.




OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder had their seven-game win streak snapped at Dallas on Saturday, and they look to get back on track Monday against the Phoenix Suns. 600 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.



SAN ANTONIO — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger will coach against one of his former players, Texas-San Antonio coach Steve Henson. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.


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