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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a $64 million rate cut in utility bills proposed by Oklahoma's largest electric utility. The commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve the cut agreed to following months of negotiations between OG&E, the state Attorney General's Office and others over a proposal filed by OG&E early this year to slightly increase its rates. OG&E residential customers will save an estimated average of nearly $19 in July, then save about $4.44 per month afterward.

ENID, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say one man was killed when a small plane crashed in northwest Oklahoma. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and Enid Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg said the pilot of the crop dusting plane died in the crash about 7 a.m. Tuesday. The man's name has not been released.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a request to expedite arguments over whether Oklahoma's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers should go back to state court. The Oklahoman reports that a U.S. district judge rejected the state's emergency request to shorten the timeline for legal filings in the venue dispute. The state's attorneys say an emergency exists because people in the U.S. die daily from the opioid epidemic.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she expects to call lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session if Oklahoma voters approve a state question next week to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Fallin on Monday expressed reservations about State Question 788 and said the Legislature would need to establish a legal framework for regulating the use of medical marijuana if it passes.

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