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

February 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

OKLAHOMA CITY-STREETSCARS

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Erasing doubts about whether anyone is interested in being downtown on Sundays, riders have shown sufficient interest for the Oklahoma City Streetcar to adopt a seven-day schedule starting this month. The move comes as Embark transit gets set to collect streetcar fares beginning Saturday and takes steps to improve consistency and reliability of service. UPCOMING: 270 words. Pursuing photos.

OF NOTE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. _ A January survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite a slight decline in business confidence, according a report issued Friday. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 56.0 last month from 55.2 in December, the report said. The November figure was 54.1. SENT: 300 words.

With:

_ MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

IN BRIEF:

_ CRIMINAL JUSTICE-OKLAHOMA _ A coalition of business and community leaders led by former state House Speaker Kris Steele is outlining a plan to reduce the state’s prison population by 5 percent over the next 10 years.

_ OKLAHOMA SENATOR-INVESTIGATION _ An ex-Republican state senator in Oklahoma already sentenced to 15 years in prison on a child sex trafficking charge has now been ordered to pay $125,000 in restitution.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--THUNDER-HEAT

MIAMI _ Oklahoma City has the NBA’s longest current winning streak at six games, and the Thunder will look to keep it going when they visit Miami on Friday night. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

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