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

June 14, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES:

COUNCILMAN CHARGED-OKLAHOMA CITY

OKLAHOMA CITY — A preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for an Oklahoma city councilman accused of taking at least $165,000 from charities under his control. Councilman John A. Pettis Jr. has pleaded not guilty to three counts of embezzlement and one count of intentionally failing to file state income tax returns. 250 words.

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GROUNDED BOMBERS-TINKER

OKLAHOMA CITY — Part of the U.S. Air Force’s recently grounded bomber fleet is currently undergoing maintenance at Oklahoma’s Tinker Air Force Base. The Oklahoman reports that the commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command ordered a “safety stand down” of all B-1B Lancers last week. The order comes after an emergency landing in Texas last month prompted an investigation revealing problems with the long-range bomber’s ejection seats. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BODY IN BACKYARD-OKLAHOMA — Police in Oklahoma City say a body found buried in the backyard of a home has been identified as that of a 31-year-old woman.

— TULSA KIDNAPPING TRIAL-APPEAL — An appeals court has upheld a man’s life prison sentence in the death of an Oklahoma man who had cerebral palsy and delayed cognitive reasoning.

— SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging officials at an Oklahoma school did nothing to stop sexual attacks against a middle school student.

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