News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CST
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's newly elected Republican governor is visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, with about a dozen other governors-elect from both parties. Trump tweeted a picture on Thursday meeting with Stitt and some of the other recently elected governors, including Florida Republican Ron DeSantis and Illinois Democrat J.B. Pritzker.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A former University of Oklahoma football player and fledgling recording star has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of almost $900,000. Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old T.J. Hamilton of Dallas was sentenced Thursday and ordered to pay $869,300 in restitution. Hamilton pleaded guilty in September to wire fraud conspiracy charges. Hamilton acknowledged promoting false investment opportunities for sportswear and nutritional supplement ventures.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma health officials say seven people have died from influenza during the current flu season that began Sept. 1. The Oklahoma Department of Health said Thursday that six victims were 65 years of age or older and one was between 50 and 64. The Health Department says 291 people died due to the flu during Oklahoma's 2017-2018 flu season, the most since the agency began tracking flu deaths in 2009.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City's police chief has been cleared in an ethics investigation that began after four deputy chiefs accused him of retaliating against them for seeking overtime pay. Oklahoma City Auditor Jim Williamson wrote in a letter Wednesday that the allegations against Police Chief Bill Citty "were unsubstantiated." Citty told The Oklahoman that he was happy with the outcome while four deputy chiefs said in a statement that they stand by their allegations.
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