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

May 15, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

TULSA-MISSING CHILD

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police on Tuesday arrested a woman who they say bound and gagged her three daughters, stabbed the eldest repeatedly and set their house on fire. Police said a patrol officer found 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad around midday in a vehicle in downtown Tulsa. Ahmad was taken into custody and her 7-year-old daughter who had been reported missing was found safe, police said. SENT: 170 words, with photo.

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CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-OKLAHOMA CITY SCHOOLS

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City School Board has approved the renaming of three elementary schools that had been named for Confederate generals. 250 words.

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

WASHINGTON — Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in Oklahoma City. So do almost all of her colleagues across the nation. Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers, according to a study by the National Center of Education Statistics released Tuesday. By Maria Danilova. SENT: 550 words.

TEACHER PROTESTS-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. — The recent wave of teacher activism sweeping through conservative, tax-cutting states is hitting North Carolina as educators greet returning state legislators with demands for better pay and school resources. About 15,000 teachers are expected in Raleigh on Wednesday, when the Republican-dominated state legislature begins its annual session. Thousands of Oklahoma teachers protested during April for higher pay and more support for schools. By Emery P. Dalesio.

IN BRIEF:

— OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKE — An earthquake has rattled parts of central Oklahoma that were shaken a day earlier by a series of earthquakes.

— COUNCILMAN CHARGED-OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City councilman has pleaded not guilty to felony charges that accuse him of taking at least $165,000 from charities under his control.

— TATE PUBLISHING-CHARGES — Authorities in central Oklahoma are selling five properties associated with a defunct publishing company and its executives accused of embezzlement.

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BKN--DRAFT LOTTERY

CHICAGO — Phoenix and Memphis have the two best chances of winning the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, with the order of top picks set to be decided by 14 ping-pong balls. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BKN--NEW COACHES

Lloyd Pierce is getting his shot. Igor Kokoskov finally has his. James Borrego has one for really the first time. Becky Hammon and Brent Barry might be next. There’s been quite a bit of change in NBA coaching circles over the last few weeks, and first-timers are reaping the benefits. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 730 words, with photos.

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