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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Police in Tulsa say a man armed with a gun was fatally shot when three officers opened fire as the man tried to break into a home. Police said in a news release Sunday that 47-year-old Jimmie Bevenue was killed in the shooting Saturday night in east Tulsa. Police say officers stopped after seeing a stolen vehicle outside a home and approached three people standing outside the vehicle when Bevenue, armed with a gun, ran from the home to an adjoining home and kicked open a back door.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - After years in the dark, crews in Tulsa are finally scrambling to rewire the city's decimated lighting grid after copper thieves stole 33 miles (53 kilometers) of the precious metal. Tulsa is making the patchwork repairs and gambling that cheaper aluminum wiring will be less enticing to thieves. Copper thieves have been pillaging lighting grids in cities large and small nationwide, causing municipal budgets to skyrocket.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of an Oklahoma City man convicted of helping his lover kill her estranged husband. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 and sent the case of James Pavatt back to the state. The Oklahoman reports that state Attorney General Mike Hunter has asked for a rehearing of the June 9 ruling.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas nun says she is surprised that her slain brother could become a saint, but that it "couldn't happen to a nicer guy." Marita Rother tells the Wichita Eagle that Stanley Rother taught her "how to live and how to die in dignity." He was killed in 1981 after three men broke in to his Guatemala rectory. He was declared a martyr last year and will be beatified in September _ the final stage before canonization as a saint.

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