News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, a right outlined in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government. In a letter Thursday to the speaker of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. requested a special meeting of the council to consider confirming Kimberly Teehee, a former adviser to President Barack Obama.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police in Oklahoma City say one person is dead and two others injured after a triple shooting in the northeast part of the city. Oklahoma City police say officers were called to a reported shooting early Friday. Once there, officers found 27-year-old Robert Wilkins dead from a gunshot wound. Two others were shot and are in stable condition at Oklahoma City hospitals.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's labor secretary says more than 1,000 teachers violated state law by participating in mass rallies at the state Capitol that forced some schools to close. But Labor Secretary David Dickerson says no penalties will be assessed. The protests over several education bills were part of a wave of teacher activism that began last year in West Virginia and spread to other states, including Oklahoma and Arizona.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows. The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m. Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey received reports that it was felt in Topeka; Ponca City, Oklahoma; and even Kansas City, Missouri. Rick Miller, of the Kansas Geological Survey, says three temblors with magnitudes ranging from 2.8 to 3.3 quickly followed in the same area.
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