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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Anti-tax 'zombies' who want to reduce state spending in Oklahoma were repelled from the state Capitol in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases. Saturday's event by Together Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Policy Institute was filmed for videos to be posted on Facebook and twitter. Oklahoma lawmakers have been struggling to figure out how to fill a $215 million budget hole.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a prison guard has been arrested on child sex charges. The department said in a news release Saturday that 46-year-old Cpl. Christopher Adams was arrested by department officers and Oklahoma City police. Online jail records show Adams remains in custody and court records do not list an attorney for him.

RENFROW, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. The most recent of the quakes recorded late Friday and early Saturday was a magnitude 2.5 at 11:03 a.m. Saturday near Renfrow, 103 miles (166 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. The agency. initially rated the temblor at 3.2. No injuries or damage are reported. The survey also recorded a magnitude 2.7 quake near Byron at 7:54 a.m. Saturday and a magnitude 2.6 temblor at 11:51 p.m. Friday northwest of Guthrie.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's attorney general says in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that federal racketeering laws should be used to investigate the manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of opioids. State Attorney General Mike Hunter says in the letter dated Friday that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, should be used to pursue the opioid industry. Hunter also asks to meet with Sessions to discuss what he calls an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma.

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