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

May 16, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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EDMOND, Okla. _ The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police have asked to meet with the police chief, mayor and other city officials to find out what transpired. Vicki and Troy Lewis want to know what happened when their son, 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis, was shot and killed late last month in Edmond, attorney Andrew M. Stroth told The Associated Press on Thursday. By Ken Miller. 560 words, with photos.


OKLAHOMA CITY _ The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on Thursday night will consider naming an interim or acting university president. The board will meet in Oklahoma City following Sunday’s announcement by President James Gallogly that he would step down after less than a year on the job once regents have a transition plan in place. UPCOMING: 130 words.



OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Cheyenne & Arapaho tribes in Oklahoma are building a new meat processing plant for bison. 250 words.



CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Five state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin mean 45 states have now taken legal action in recent years against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. All but Kansas also named Richard Sackler, a former president and member of the family that owns the Connecticut-based firm, as a defendant. In March, Purdue and the Sackler family settled with Oklahoma for $270 million. By Anthony Izaguirre And Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 940 words, with photo.



ALEXANDRIA, Va. _ Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says she’ll stay in jail “forever” rather than testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. Manning spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria before a scheduled hearing. The Oklahoma native faces possible jail on civil contempt for refusing to obey a grand jury subpoena. She already spent two months in jail on a previous subpoena but was released last week when the term of that grand jury expired. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 130 words, with photo. Will be updated.


_ MEASLES-OKLAHOMA _ Health officials in Oklahoma say the state has its first confirmed case of measles in the past 12 months.

_ TULSA-CHILD ATTACKED _ An Oklahoma woman accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with an ax and then setting their home on fire has been sentenced to life in prison.

_ SEXUAL ABUSE SUSPECT-OKLAHOMA _ An 80-year-old Oklahoma man suspected of sexually abusing children he was appointed to help has been arrested in Florida.

_ FRAUD SPREE-SENTENCE _ Prosecutors in Montana say a Chicago woman faces nearly four years in federal prison for using fraudulent federal nutrition benefit checks to purchase nearly $220,000 worth of items at Kmart stores in 11 states, including Oklahoma.


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