BC-AP-OK--Oklahoma News Preview,Advisory, AP

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Good morning. Below is a preview of the AP's expected report for Oklahoma for Thursday AMs.

Information in this preview is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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The supervisor is Jill Bleed, followed by Ken Miller. The news editor is Kelly P. Kissel. They can be reached at 405-525-2121 or 501-225-3668.

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TULSA, Okla. — A man who prosecutors say targeted blacks in a shooting spree that killed three people earlier this year is scheduled for arraignment for assaulting a jail guard. Jake England is due in court Wednesday on charges of elbowing and cursing the guard as he was being taken to his cell from a jail recreation yard on Nov. 1. By Justin Juozapavicius.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Swearing-in ceremonies have been scheduled at the state Capitol for all members of the Oklahoma House and Senate who were elected or re-elected this year. Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor will administer the oath of office on Wednesday to the 101 members of the House during a ceremony at 11 a.m. in the House chamber. By Sean Murphy.


TOPEKA, Kan. — A new report says elementary schools in Kansas and surrounding states have reduced, or even eliminated, science education in recent years to emphasize reading and math.


— OKLAHOMA CITY STANDOFF — Oklahoma City police have arrested a man on a first-degree murder complaint after an 11-hour standoff that ended when officers shot him with bean bags after storming his home.

— TULSA-APARTMENT FIRE — Authorities say six people were injured in a fire at an apartment complex owned by the Mental Health Association in Tulsa.

— OKLAHOMA INMATE DEATH — Officials say a 63-year-old inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary has died in the medical unit at the maximum-security prison.

— BROTHER SHOT — Authorities say a man shot and killed his brother after an argument Tuesday night in Sequoyah County.

— THANKSGIVING TRAVEL-OKLAHOMA — The number of Oklahomans expected to travel 50 or more miles from home for the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to increase this year.



OKLAHOMA CITY — Both riding five-game winning streaks, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder meet up Wednesday night in a clash between Western Conference playoff teams who mixed up their benches this offseason. Developing from 7 p.m. CT start. By Jeff Latzke.

The AP — Oklahoma City

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