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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A life sentence for a man convicted of raping an elderly Nowata County woman has been thrown out by an Oklahoma appeals court that cited "alarming" prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday vacated the sentences of Travis Dillion Barnes for first-degree rape and burglary. Nowata County District Attorney Kevin Buchanan said his former top prosecutor, Jared Sigler, may have gone too far in his argument

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the cause of a crash that killed five students from Northeastern State University earlier this year. In a report issued Wednesday, investigators say the Sept. 17 wreck near Tahlequah was caused by unsafe speed on a curve and a wet roadway, but that the driver wasn't impaired at the time. Four teenagers from Oklahoma and one from Arkansas died in the crash.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A subcommittee of the Arts and Grounds Commission at the Arkansas state Capitol will meet next month to review new plans for a Ten Commandments monument. The previous set of commandments was knocked over less than 24 hours after it went up in June.

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say the remains of a man and woman have been discovered in eastern Oklahoma. The sheriff in McIntosh County says the bodies were discovered Tuesday afternoon by local residents. He says his office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating. The Muskogee Phoenix newspaper reports that police say the identities of the man and woman haven't been determined.

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