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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OG&E-RATE REQUEST

OKLAHOMA CITY _ An environmental organization is criticizing an Oklahoma utility’s request to increase rates after spending more than $600 million on equipment designed to reduce emissions. The Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company is updating coal-fired units at the Sooner Power Plant and the Muskogee Power Plant to comply with federal regulations.

IN BRIEF:

OKLAHOMA CITY-THREE DEAD _ Oklahoma City police are investigating the deaths of three people what officers are calling a suspected triple homicide.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-STRIP MALL FIRE _ Oklahoma City firefighters say a fire at a strip mall on the city’s southwest side damaged a new medical marijuana business.

OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKE _ The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.4 magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER-STITT_Oklahoma’s incoming governor has named a Sonic executive to a newly created chief operating officer post in what he says is an effort to help state agencies deliver efficient, customer-focused services.

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