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

August 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — A man who fled to Thailand after allegedly tossing his dead 7-month-old son into a river sent a chilling text to the mother while he on the run, prosecutors said Friday. When the mother asked where her son was, James Currie replied “you will never see (him) again,” according to a criminal complaint. Currie, 37, was ordered held without bail on Friday at an appearance in Manhattan. The Bronx father was charged with concealing a human corpse. The mother told police she became worried Monday when Currie failed to drop off their child at day care. She called 911, telling a dispatcher that she saw reports about a baby found in the river — by a family from Oklahoma — and feared it was her son. By Stephen R. Groves. SENT: 460 words, with photos.




— OKLAHOMA DROUGHT-DISASTER DECLARATION — Gov. Mary Fallin’s office says four counties in northeastern Oklahoma have been designated disaster areas because of drought, making farmers and ranchers eligible for federal assistance — with farmers and ranchers in adjoining counties in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas also eligible.

— MOTEL SLAYING — Tulsa police say a man was fatally shot after walking uninvited into another man’s motel room.

— STOMPING DEATH — An Oklahoma prosecutor has filed court documents saying he will seek the death penalty for a Texas man in the stomping death of an acquaintance.


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