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The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says two teenagers were shot and killed outside a rodeo in Spencer.

Sheriff's spokesman Mark Opgrande said Sunday that 17-year-old Brandon Beiner was dead at the scene on the outskirts of Oklahoma City and 14-year-old Mark Carter was pronounced dead at a Midwest City hospital.

Opgrande said the shooting occurred in a parking lot just before 11 p.m. Saturday while the rodeo was underway with 500 to 1,000 people attending.

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Oklahoma State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister is voicing concern over school districts holding four-day school weeks.

The districts took the action to avoid laying off teachers during drastic state budget cuts.

Hofmesiter worries that students will be impacted by the longer days and then more days away from the classroom.

150 school districts, nearly 1/3 of the districts in the state, have converted to the four-day week to save money. 

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The owner and finance manager of a used car lot have pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with the 2014 failure of an area bank.

Federal prosecutors say Timothy Jay Williams and Stephen L. Butz entered their pleas during hearings this week. Williams owned Lindsey Street Motors in Norman and Butz was the finance manager.

Prosecutors say they obtained a line of credit from The Bank of Union in return for granting the bank a secured interest in all used cars, proceeds and other products.

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A judge has set a $250,000 bail for a 70-year-old suburban Tulsa woman accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband.

The Tulsa World reports that Tulsa County District Judge William Musseman set bail Friday for Broken Arrow resident Judith Gayle Nix.

Nix has been held without bond since March on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 69-year-old Kenneth Nix.

If Judith Nix makes bail, she will be required to wear an ankle monitor, surrender her passport and stay within Tulsa County unless she gets permission from the court.

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A petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma is unlikely to go before voters in November.

Advocates plan to challenge the attorney general's rewording of the ballot title, which is certain to push the measure beyond the election.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the group didn't submit its voter signatures to qualify with enough buffer time for legal challenges and for the state's Election Board to print and send ballots to counties, military members and overseas voters.

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The state's top law enforcement agency has released the names of two women found dead inside a vehicle in southeast Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the bodies of 24-year-old Totinika Elix and 23-year-old Emily Morgan were discovered Friday in Pittsburg County. Bache is near the town of McAlester.

The OSBI is assisting the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office in the investigation. Authorities say no suspects are in custody.

The state Medical Examiner's Office will determine how the women died.

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An exclusive exhibition featuring the works of Henri Matisse and other influential artists will be on display in Oklahoma through the middle of next month.

The exhibit, "Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris," closes its run Sept. 18 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

The museum is the only venue in North America to host the display and the only one outside Europe.

 

A retired university professor who trailed his opponent by just 40 votes in a Democratic runoff election for an Oklahoma congressional seat is seeking a recount in the race.

Democrat Tom Guild filed a petition for recount in his race against former state Sen. Al McAffrey, who led by 40 votes out of more than 16,000 cast.

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The crash of a tractor-trailer truck in southern Oklahoma has resulted in the death of its driver and the release of hazardous sulfuric acid.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Randy Lewis Perkins of Sapulpa died in Wednesday's crash along U.S. Highway 69 at Caddo in Bryan County.

Troopers say the crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. when a 2016 Peterbilt truck veered off the roadway and struck a bridge. Perkins was ejected about 15 feet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office that was investigated after a former reserve deputy fatally shot an unarmed man has reached a settlement in his wrongful termination claim.

The Tulsa World reports that former Tulsa County Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark was fired last year.

The details of the settlement are confidential.

Clark says he was wrongly blamed for leaking a 2009 internal report that questioned the field training of ex-reserve deputy Robert Bates, who fatally shot Eric Harris in April 2015.

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