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

August 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OKLAHOMA CITY — Enthusiasm for Oklahoma’s medical marijuana laws could be tempered by hesitant doctors who will be responsible for recommending the drug to patients. Two medical professionals told a legislative working group Wednesday that they want stricter medical marijuana regulations in the state. But nearly a dozen residents followed the comments saying the physicians aren’t knowledgeable about the benefits of cannabis.


CANDIDATE-EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGE — A southern Oklahoma mayoral candidate has been charged with embezzling more than $2,000.

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS-OKLAHOMA CITY — Electric scooters that have popped up on sidewalks throughout the U.S. and led to lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders in some places are now officially allowed in Oklahoma City.

WIND POWER REPORT — The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the continued construction of wind-power generating stations is bringing down both the cost of building the installations and the price for wind-generated electricity.

FOSTER CARE ABUSE-SENTENCE — An Oregon man who was arrested in Oklahoma and later conviced of sexually abusing a foster child in his care was sentenced to nearly 94 years in prison in Oregon.

MISSING CHILDREN — Authorities say four missing Arkansas children have been found in Oklahoma and the mother of the four was arrested.



NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown made his mark last season as a speedster. Now that he’s added tools and size in the offseason, he expects to be even more dangerous. He gained more than 1,000 yards receiving last season, and now, the junior is looking for more. He’ll be a marked man when the seventh-ranked Sooners open on Sept. 1 against Florida Atlantic. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 550 words, with photos.


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