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

February 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. _ A few sparkled with metallic accents. The traditional head scarves worn by Muslim women took center stage at several events observing “World Hijab Day” recently in the metro area. Women gathered at the Aloft Hotel for a “World Hijab Day” dinner and program hosted by the Council on American Islamic Relations — Oklahoma chapter. The special day also was celebrated at the University of Central Oklahoma, where members of the Muslim Student Association set up a “World Hijab Day” booth. By Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman. ALSO SENT IN ADVANCE: 927 words, with photos.


LAWTON, Okla. _ A special house will be listed for sale in Lawton on March 1. The 1,600-square foot home, from floor to roof, granite-topped kitchen counters to walk-in closet, is the work of building trades students at Great Plains Technology Center and represents about 18 months of classroom work. Just call it on-the-job learning. By Kim McConnell, The Lawton Constitution. ALSO SENT IN ADVANCE: 925 words.


HIGHWAY PATROL CAPTAIN-INDICTMENT _ An Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain has pleaded not guilty to trying to blackmail the commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety.

OKLAHOMA CITY-HOUSE FIRE _ A 65-year-old woman has died after being pulled from a burning home in northwest Oklahoma City.



FORT WORTH, Texas _ Kristian Doolittle had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Brady Manek chipped in 14 points with seven boards and Oklahoma stopped a five-game losing streak with a 71-62 victory against TCU on Saturday. By Schuyler Dixon. AP Photos.


AUSTIN, Texas _ Texas (14-11, 6-6) hosts Oklahoma State (9-15, 2-9) hoping to avoid a season sweep by the Cowboys. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 12 p.m. CT


WACO, Texas _ The top-ranked Baylor women face Oklahoma with the Lady Bears seeking their 36th consecutive Big 12 win. The Sooners are coming off a win over Kansas that stopped a 10-game losing streak, OU’s longest since coach Sherri Coale’s first season in 1996-97. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.



GRAND FORKS, N.D. _ Oral Roberts plays North Dakota at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.



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