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

April 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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DEAD CANDIDATE-OKLAHOMA

EDMOND, Okla. _ Voters in an Oklahoma City suburb will choose a mayor Tuesday from two men who held the job before, except that one of them is dead. Edmond city rules require that the name of late Mayor Charles Lamb, who died Dec. 11 while in office, must appear on Tuesday’s ballot facing Dan O’Neil, who also served as mayor. Lamb came in second to O’Neil in February’s primary. If Lamb wins, the City Council would appoint a mayor. By Ken Miller. SENT: 260 words, with photos. Will be updated. Polls close at 7 p.m. CDT.

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OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR-CANDIDATE CHARGED

OKLAHOMA CITY _ A jury is deliberating a verdict in the federal trial of an ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and former candidate for governor accused in an attempted murder-for-hire plot. Jurors in Oklahoma City began deliberating Tuesday in the trial of 56-year-old Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, who’s accused of trying to arrange the killing of Carole Baskin , founder of a Florida animal sanctuary who criticized his treatment of animals. Baskin wasn’t harmed. 130 words, with photo. Could develop.

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DEATH ROW APPEAL-OKLAHOMA

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from an Oklahoma death row inmate who’d argued that his conviction and sentence were tainted by a racist juror. 290 words, with photo.

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BKN--LAKERS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ The struggling Thunder host the Los Angeles Lakers, who won’t have LeBron James. Oklahoma City is coming off a home loss to the lottery-bound Mavericks, who didn’t even have Luka Doncic. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CDT.

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