The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Another group of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers are due to return home.

The guard says about 170 soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are to return Sunday to Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City.

The soldiers have spent about nine months deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder convictions and life in prison sentences of a Tulsa man.

The court rejected Mario Wilson's argument that he was illegally arrested and that his confession given after that arrest should not have been allowed as evidence against him.

Weddle was convicted of the November 2009 shooting deaths of Jonathan Rush of Tulsa and Michael Lee Dwayne Richardson of Modesto, Calif., during what prosecutors said was a burglary.

Whole Foods

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling a brand of chocolate chip cookies it sells in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas because it discovered the product has nuts even though its labeling indicates it doesn't.

The Austin, Texas-based company announced the recall Thursday after an employee discovered the brand "Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies" has walnuts.

The product is packaged in a small brown paper bag, with a clear window and a chocolate chip cookie label on the front.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of United Methodists in Oklahoma have signed a statement in support of gay marriage ahead of an April global policy conference of the church, which prohibits gay marriages.

Retired Oklahoma City minister Jim Gragg is collecting signatures and says 62 clergy and 203 members have signed the statement. The Oklahoma United Methodist Conference says there about 300,000 Methodists in the state.

FBI

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The FBI says a Muskogee man has been arrested for the robbery of a Muskogee bank at knife-point.

Special Agent Clay Simmonds says 66-year-old Jerry Lee Taylor was arrested shortly after the Wednesday morning robbery.

It was not known if Taylor had an attorney.

Simmonds says there were no injuries during the robbery that occurred when a man walked into the Banc First bank with a knife and demanded money. Simmonds says the man then jumped over a teller's counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from drawers before leaving.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a man who allegedly broke into a woman's home and attacked her.

Police said Wednesday that Officer James Comstock shot and killed 25-year-old Phillip Steven Doll on Tuesday when Doll lunged at officers investigating a 911 call that someone had broken into the woman's home. Police have said Doll was on top of the woman when officers entered the home and lunged at them before Comstock opened fire.

City of Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Office of State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger is stepping down temporarily to serve as the interim director of the Department of Human Services.

The commission that governs DHS named Doerflinger to the post Thursday. Doerflinger described the move as temporary and said he'll resign when a permanent director is found. The Governor's Office said Doerflinger will be reinstated as finance director at that time.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man accused of injuring two people in a shooting at a plaza outside Tulsa County District Court has been formally charged in the incident.

Online court records show a prosecutor on Tuesday filed two counts of shooting with intent to kill and two weapons charges against 23-year-old Andrew Joseph Dennehy.

The records do not list an attorney for Dennehy.

Authorities say a deputy and a bystander were wounded when Dennehy opened fire on March 7. A deputy returned fire, wounding Dennehy. All are recovering.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Activists plan to hold a demonstration calling for "Clean Energy and Peace" when President Obama visits Oklahoma.

The Peace House says protesters will call on the president to end the war in Afghanistan and ignore the calls to seek solutions that don't involve the military to Iran's possible nuclear capabilities. The activists also say they want the federal budget's priorities to be refocused on ending wars and serving human needs.

Obama is scheduled to arrive in Oklahoma City Wednesday night before visiting an oil hub near Cushing on Thursday.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service office in Tulsa reports receiving several phone calls from residents who mistook a strong clap of thunder for an earthquake.

Meteorologist Pete Snyder says he felt his south Tulsa home shake during the thunder Tuesday morning and that people from across the Tulsa metro area called the weather service to ask if it was an earthquake.

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