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

March 15, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

POLICE SHOOTING-MUSKOGEE

MUSKOGEE, Okla. _ A prosecutor says eight officers used justifiable deadly force when they opened fire on a knife-wielding man suspected of attacking three women in Muskogee. The Muskogee Phoenix reports that Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge says each responding officer tried to defuse the situation to prevent a fatal encounter and that 56-year-old Danny Brogdon was determined to die. 300 words.

OF NOTE:

ELECTION 2020-BETO O’ROURKE-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. _ Former West Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke is returning to Wisconsin this weekend for early campaign stops that speak to the importance of the state in the 2020 presidential race. O’Rourke is slated to appear Sunday at a coffee shop in Madison, the state’s liberal capital city, before heading to Milwaukee _ site of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. GOP President Donald Trump carried Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016. O’Rourke has said Wisconsin was “too often overlooked, the conversation does not begin until too late.” The Texan said this feeling was also motivating his visits to New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 400 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ KILLING BY POLICE-SALLISAW _ Authorities say a knife-wielding Oklahoma man who was fatally shot by police had been reported as a possible escapee from a Missouri jail.

_ ODD--PRISON CONTRABAND-T-SHIRT GUN _ An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones and other contraband over a prison fence.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--JERSEY PATCHES

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Oklahoma City Thunder are adding a jersey patch, becoming the 30th and final NBA team with a corporate sponsorship on their uniform. The team says the patch with the logo of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores will be on Thunder uniforms starting with their game Saturday against Golden State. SENT: 80 words, with photo.

COLLEGE:

BKC--T25-B12-IOWA ST-KANSAS ST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ No. 15 Kansas State tries to advance to the Big 12 Tournament title game for the third time when the regular-season champions and No. 1 seed face fifth-seeded Iowa State. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CDT.

BKC--T25-B12-W VIRGINIA-KANSAS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ No. 17 Kansas takes on West Virginia in the Big 12 semifinals. The Jayhawks beat Texas in the quarters while the No. 10 seed Mountaineers are comign off an upset of No. 2 seed Texas Tech. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m. CDT.

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