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.

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TULSA, Okla. — At least one fifth-grade class at Celia Clinton Elementary School had two teachers for the first day of school. One, Robin Lemmons, a 30-year veteran of teaching who just returned to the profession, will be their teacher for all of the school year. The other, LeeAnne Pepper, is there because Lemmons was hired late in the summer and all the paperwork hasn't been processed. So, legally, she's the teacher at the moment. Pepper is among the more than a dozen TPS administrators working as teachers across the city because for the third straight year, the state's second-largest district didn't fill all of its vacancies in time for school. Last year, Superintendent Deborah Gist was among those who taught temporarily. By Samuel Hardiman.


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Area residents in need will soon have more opportunities to get staple items, as Sweetwater Foundation is making "Community Care Chests" available here. The "chests" are actually repurposed newspaper racks, and they will be filled with items ranging from food to school supplies to diapers. By Sheri Gourd.


OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RUNOFF — Election officials in Oklahoma's 77 counties have completed counting the votes in the Tuesday primary runoff election.

STD INCREASE-OKLAHOMA — Oklahoma is following a national trend with a sharp increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases.



NORMAN, Okla. — Seventh-ranked Oklahoma is concerned about handling Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary heading into the season opener. The junior returns after rushing for 1,920 yards and 32 touchdowns last season. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley believes Singletary will be one of the nation's best running backs this season. Oklahoma counters with its own elite back in Rodney Anderson. He gained 1,442 yards and 18 touchdowns from scrimmage last season. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos.




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