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

October 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




HARTSHORNE, Okla. — An Oklahoma school has hosted a dedication ceremony for a statue of Hall-of-Fame pitcher Warren Spahn. The statue now rests in front of the Hartshorne Public Schools’ new event center and storm shelter. Spahn was born in Buffalo, New York, before going on to earn a Purple Heart for his military service and a Hall of Fame career as a left-handed MLB pitcher. He died in 2003 at his home in Broken Arrow, but owned a ranch and was buried in Hartshorne. By Adrian O’Hanlon III, McAlester News-Capital. SENT IN ADVANCE: 755 words, with photo.


LAWTON, Okla. — The founder of an investment firm who now lives in New York City reflects on growing up in Oklahoma. Tae Ham, 44, the founder and CEO of the investment firm Open Hedge, said he has come a long way from the days when he could barely speak English as a young immigrant from South Korea. He arrived in Lawton with his family when he was 10. By Michael Kinney, The Journal Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 974 words, with photo.


—TEEN FATALLY SHOT— Authorities in Oklahoma are investigating after a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot at a home. Photos planned.



Texas has been losing the type of game it won on Saturday for nearly a decade. The Longhorns since 2009 had mastered the excruciatingly painful loss as they tried to find their way back (that word!) to being nationally relevant and a legitimate contender in the Big 12. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


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