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

September 15, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OKLAHOMA CITY — Last September, Cynthia Garcia was handed a ticket to a roller-coaster ride that she didn’t want and she didn’t purchase. Ever since, she and other recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have been stuck on that wild ride of uncertainty, caught in a political tug of war with their lives and their futures hanging in the balance. By Darla Slipke.


TULSA, Okla. — A 2-mile stretch of Riverside Drive closed three years for reconstruction reopened earlier this month, and Brooke Caviness said she believes Tulsa residents will like what they see. The senior city engineer was the design and construction manager for the project. By Kevin Canfield.



SAN ANTONIO — As the days shorten and the summer heat subsides, bakers turn their attention to the tastes of the season: pumpkin and apple for Halloween treats and Thanksgiving pies; chocolate, pecans and peppermint for winter festivities. The San Antonio Express-News reports so, too, do the nation’s thriving subculture of craft breweries, which vie for customers with frosted mugs of nutty Oktoberfest-time lagers, pumpkin-infused autumn ales and spicy gingerbread stouts for chilly holiday nights. By Lynn Brezosky. AP Photos.


OKLAHOMA SENATOR-INVESTIGATION — Sentencing is scheduled for a former Oklahoma state senator on a child sex trafficking conviction.

FRAUD SCHEME-COUNTRY MUSIC — A Texas man has pleaded guilty in a Tulsa federal courtroom for his role in a scheme that defrauded investors of more than $875,000 that was used to promote his country music career ambitions.


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AMES, Iowa — Fifth-ranked Oklahoma opens Big 12 play with revenge on its mind. Iowa State was the only team to beat the Sooners in the league a year ago, and they finally get another crack at the Cyclones. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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STILLWATER, Okla. — No. 24 Oklahoma State hosts No. 17 Boise State in a key non-conference showdown. Oklahoma State seeks its first major win with new quarterback Taylor Cornelius. Boise State could cement its status as a leader in the Group of Five with a non-conference win on the road against a ranked team. Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill and Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien could become serious Heisman contenders with big performances. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 2:30 p.m. Central.





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