News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence headlined a campaign rally for Republican Kevin Stitt as they worked to keep the Oklahoma governor's office in GOP hands. In an address to Stitt supporters at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University, Pence said Stitt is cut from the mold of President Donald Trump _ a businessman with no political experience. Pence recounted the record of Republicans sent by Oklahoma voters to Washington and spoke of the importance of a Republican succeeding Gov. Mary Fallin.
MCLOUD, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma police officer is accused of sexually assaulting at least five women while he was on duty and in uniform. Justin Rahlf, who resigned Sept. 21 after several years with the McLoud Police Department, was booked into Pottawatomie County's jail on Tuesday on preliminary charges of forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure. Authorities say he'll likely be formally charged within the next two weeks, and they urge anyone who may have been victimized by him to come forward.
STILWELL, Okla. (AP) - Adair County prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against two current and one former Oklahoma law enforcement officers accused of assaulting a suspect in a car chase. Adair County court records indicate assault and battery charges were filed Wednesday against two Stilwell police officers and a former Adair County sheriff's deputy. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the charges involve a November 2017 arrest. The suspect's name and other details were not released.
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors to use common sense to conclude college basketball coaches knew money was being paid to families to steer top players to their schools. Attorney Michael Schachter told jurors at a criminal trial's closings Thursday that they could follow the evidence to conclude coaches at Louisville and Kansas encouraged payouts. A prosecutor later disagreed. The jury is likely to start deliberations Monday.
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