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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will hear Oklahoma's plea to reinstate the murder conviction and death sentence of an American Indian. The justices on Monday said they will review an appellate ruling that overturned the conviction and sentence of Patrick Dwayne Murphy.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says divers are searching for two boaters missing since a collision that killed at least one other person on a central Oklahoma lake. Officials say two other people were injured when two boats collided Saturday night on Lake Thunderbird, about 30 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Investigators say the injured people were in a boat that has been recovered, but that the second boat and two of its occupants have not been found.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The head of the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association says Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of legislation involving state prison inmates incarcerated in county jails will worsen financial and legal problems for county sheriffs. The Oklahoman reports the bill would have eliminated financial consequences to counties that don't notify the Department of Corrections within five days of a county jail inmate being sentenced to state prison. The bill involved the payment of incarceration expenses.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The aunt of a Tulsa woman accused of stabbing her daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her head with a pickaxe and setting their home on fire says the mother recently lost her job and "snapped" after being banned from her son's graduation. Police say 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad attacked the 11-year-old girl Monday and also bound and gagged two younger daughters. Debrecka Fields told KHRH-TV that her niece "thought herself into a nervous breakdown."

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