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

December 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org




TULSA, Okla. _ A new program in Oklahoma that uses automatic license plate scanning technology to search for uninsured vehicles has identified about 2,100 possible violators in its first weeks of deployment. SENT: 250 words.


_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTHERN PLAINS _ Forecasters say a line of thunderstorms could bring heavy rainfall, damaging winds and tornadoes to parts of Texas.



DALLAS _ These are odd times to be a defensive coordinator in college football. Offenses have never been better and offensive coordinators are far more likely to work their way up to head coach in recent years. Oklahoma made the playoff after firing its defensive coordinator this season. But if you have some success, like Brent Venables of Clemson, the pay has soared to more than $2 million per year. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 800 words, with photos, by 6 p.m.


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa were on the awards circuit with one another earlier this month. Fitting, then, that they’ll share another stage Saturday, when the star quarterbacks face off in the Orange Bowl for a berth in the national championship game. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Kansas was supposed to have an easy run to its 15th consecutive Big 12 title. But the emergence of Texas Tech and Oklahoma coupled with solid play from Kansas State and TCU have turned their road into a bumpy one. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 800 words, photos.


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