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

September 6, 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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A $6.95 million dollar settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit against Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy and one of the company’s co-founders, Tom Ward. The lawsuit alleged Ward and fellow Chesapeake co-founder, the late Aubrey McClendon, conspired to rig bids on land that would be explored for oil and natural gas. By Ken Miller. 350 words.



TULSA, Okla. — A recent AARP report says several indicators gauging the quality of care in Oklahoma’s nursing homes rank near or at the bottom in the U.S. The Tulsa World reports that the Public Policy Institute is the research and analysis branch of the AARP, a non-partisan organization. The institute’s report ranks Oklahoma lowest in the hours of nursing care per resident per day. 250 words.


— TROPICAL WEATHER-ARKANSAS — The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon have reached southeast Arkansas, bringing rain, the chance of flooding and a slight risk of weak tornadoes before it moves into Missouri and parts of Oklahoma.

— DOUBLE HOMICIDE — Police in Tulsa say two adult brothers were fatally shot while getting out of their car in the parking lot of a shopping center.

— LYNYRD SKYNYRD-OKLAHOMA MUSIC HALL OF AME — Two members of Lynyrd Skynyrd killed in a 1977 plane crash at the Southern rock band’s peak will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

— BLAKE SHELTON-WILDLIFE BOARD — Country singer and “The Voice” star Blake Shelton has been appointed to the board of a foundation that will raise money for wildlife conservation in his home state of Oklahoma.

— WORLD WAR II-REMAINS — The U.S. Department of Defense says the remains of a Wisconsin serviceman, who served aboard the USS Oklahoma and was killed during World War II, have been identified.





Iowa State will play an instate rival in its first game after a canceled opener. The Cyclones go to Iowa for the Cy-Hawk Series, one of three non-conference games in the Big 12 against other Power Five teams in Week 2. Kansas State hosts Mississippi State, and Oklahoma is home against UCLA. UPCOMING. 500 words, photos.


Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius somewhat of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback’s 23rd birthday is coming up. Cornelius finally got his first college start in his fifth year in the program. Kyle Kempt got a sixth college season after taking over as Iowa State’s starting quarterback the middle of last season. West Virginia’s 23-year-old starter Will Grier is married with a young daughter. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 750 words, photos.


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