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

February 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 COUNTY COMMISSIONER-ETHICS CONCERNS

OKLAHOMA CITY _ An Oklahoma County commissioner who is also a lobbyist raises ethics questions, according to a state lawmaker. The Oklahoman reports that Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, plans to work to amend state ethics rules to make county officials subject to a state lobbying ban. SENT: 230 words.

EXCHANGE-DRILLERS STADIUM-DEMOLITION

TULSA, Okla. _ Work has begun on the demolition of Drillers Stadium. Mark Andrus, president and CEO of Expo Square, said recently that plans also call for removing the old Tulsa County Health Department building next door to the stadium. Drillers Stadium was home to the Tulsa Drillers minor league baseball team from 1981 to 2009. By Kevin Canfield, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 467 words.

EXCHANGE-ENID-IMPROVING SCHOOLS

ENID, Okla. _ It’s been nearly three years since Enid voters approved a $92.8 million school bond issue, and Enid Public Schools has been tirelessly putting that funding to work ever since, tackling dozens of projects big and small across the district. EPS is down to the last $3.7 million of that bond money, facility construction director Michael Shuck said, and there are plans in place for that final sum too. EPS invested funding in every one of its 17 schools. By Mitchell Willetts, Enid News & Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MOST WANTED FUGITIVE-OKLAHOMA _ An Oklahoma police chief says it was a relief to hear that the suspect in the 2013 killing of one of his former officers was arrested in Mexico.

_ UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA-PRESIDENT _ A current vice president at the University of Central Oklahoma will become the school’s president later this year.

IN SPORTS:

BKN--THUNDER-ROCKETS

HOUSSTON _ The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Houston Rockets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKC--T25-TEXAS TECH-OKLAHOMA

NORMAN, Okla. _ No. 18 Texas Tech plays Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners are on a skid and need a win to boost its NCAA Tournament resume. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 3 p.m.

BKC--T25-OKLAHOMA ST-KANSAS

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Oklahoma State heads to Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 11 a.m.

ALSO:

_ BKC--T25-OKLAHOMA ST-KANSAS _ Oklahoma State plays Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.

_ BKC--TEMPLE-TULSA _ Temple plays Tulsa at Donald W. Reynolds Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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