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

October 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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




OKLAHOMA CITY — A 7,000-gallon oil tank is on fire and billowing thick, black smoke at an Oklahoma City power plant. Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says the immediate area was evacuated Thursday morning out of concern that the tank at the Oklahoma Gas & Electric plant could explode. He says that the danger has since subsided. Fulkerson says the tank contains a mixture of glycol, heating oil and possibly natural gas. SENT: 120 words, with photos. Developing.



WASHINGTON — If the U.S. ramped up its wind turbines, it could temporarily warm parts of the nation more than climate change from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, a new Harvard study says. In some places, wind farms are warming nights up to 2 1/2 degrees. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo.


— OKLAHOMA-TEEN KILLED — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a man sentenced to die for the beating death of a 16-year-old Stephens County girl.

— CANAL ELECTROCUTION-OKLAHOMA — Oklahoma City officials say an electrical inspection has found that a lamp post that electrocuted a man after he fell in a canal was grounded and correctly connected. With photo.

— LAW PROFESSOR RESIGNS-COMMENTS — A University of Oklahoma law professor has resigned from his administrative position following criticism of passages in his 2014 book in which he said women should not wear pants because they “must veil their form ... out of charity toward men.”




HOUSTON — Tulsa on Thursday night faces Houston at John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


Iowa State and Kansas State are off to disappointing 0-2 starts. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos


— FBC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK. SENT: 500 words, with photos.


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