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

January 21, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




TULSA, Okla. —The new director of Holocaust education for the Jewish Federation of Tulsa feels like he is back at home after spending many years on the East Coast. Jesse Ulrich got his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and his master’s degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University in Boston in 2007. For the next 10 years, he worked in the Boston area in a variety of positions in the Jewish community. By Bill Sherman, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 790 words.


NORMAN, Okla. —Seventy years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for nonwhite students to attend the only taxpayer-funded law school in Oklahoma. On Jan. 12, 1948, voting 9-0 in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, the court ruled states could not discriminate against law-school applicants due to race. Today, nearly one-quarter of students enrolled in the program identify as nonwhite, according to data from the OU College of Law. By Kathryn Mcnutt, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 440 words.


WINTER WILDFIRE THREAT-OKLAHOMA: Forecasters say hot, dry and breezy conditions have created a high risk of wildfires in parts of Oklahoma.



INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James and the Cavaliers are in crisis. Nothing is going right in Cleveland, where one of the NBA’s top teams is getting blown out regularly, doesn’t play defense and could be on the verge of a coaching change. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


RALEIGH, N.C. — The losses piled up for some prominent teams in the AP Top 25 in the past week. The list includes three top-10 teams — No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 7 Wichita State and No. 8 Texas Tech — that lost twice. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos by 5 p.m.


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