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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Association for the Deaf says police have reached out since an officer fatally shot a deaf man in Oklahoma City, but that more needs to be done. Association Treasurer Johnny Reininger told The Associated Press Friday that more training is needed to teach officers to recognize the deaf and to learn to visually communicate with those who can't hear. On Tuesday, an officer fatally shot a deaf man despite bystanders yelling that the man couldn't hear police commands.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma officials say a Thailand native whose body was found along the side of a state highway in July died from a methamphetamine overdose. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Friday that 41-year-old Thanakrit Thuetong died from acute methamphetamine toxicity. Thuetong's body was found in July along the side of a highway in Seminole County. Investigators believe Thuetong had been living in Florida and was driving along I-40 to visit relatives in California.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man has pleaded not guilty to killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend. An April trial is set for 32-year-old Adam Densmore in the February death of Ashley Mead. Her torso was found in a suitcase in Oklahoma. No other remains have been found.

ADA, Okla. (AP) - A small chapel nestled on a university campus in central Oklahoma is at the center of a firestorm over the use of religious symbols on public property after a Washington, D.C.-based group insisted the cross be removed from atop its steeple. Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a letter this summer to officials at East Central University in Ada. Oklahoma's Republican attorney general has since stepped in and says he won't let the group "bully" the university.

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