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

May 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org




OKLAHOMA CITY _ Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Residents of some small towns in Oklahoma and Kansas were being urged to leave their homes as rivers and streams rose. The Arkansas River is approaching historic highs, while the already high Missouri and Mississippi Rivers were again rising after a multi-day stretch of storms that produced dozens of tornadoes. By Ken Miller. SENT: 700 words, with photos, video.




_ WATER RESCUE-OKLAHOMA CITY _ Officials in Oklahoma City say a man has been rescued from a vehicle that plunged into the Oklahoma River.





OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Big 12 Tournament kicks off Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Game 1: No. 4 West Virginia defeated No. 5 Kansas 12-8. No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 5 Kansas. Game 2: No. 1 Texas Tech vs. No. 8 Kansas State. Game 3: No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 7 Oklahoma. Game 4: No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 TCU. All NewsNows, 150 words.


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