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

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her condolences to the family of a 22-year-old police officer who died after a shootout during a traffic stop in her hometown of Tecumseh. Fallin says Tecumseh officer Justin Terney's body is being returned to his family in eastern Oklahoma and that she intends to order flags on state property to be flown at half-staff on the day of Terney's funeral, which hasn't been scheduled.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a proposed rewrite of a ballot question on medical marijuana that was submitted by the state Attorney General's office. In a 7-1 ruling on Monday, the state's highest court rejected the proposed rewrite that supporters of the medical marijuana initiative had argued was intentionally misleading and could confuse people into thinking they were voting to fully legalize marijuana.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a measure to immediately provide $34 million in funding to the Department of Human Services to prevent worker furloughs and provider rate cuts. The approved Monday by House and Senate committees would tap about $30 million from the state's Unclaimed Property Fund and another $4 million from the Rainy Day Fund. The money would be used to fund programs for the elderly and developmentally disabled.

ARNETT, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 57-year-old Arnett resident has died in an Ellis County car crash. The patrol says in a preliminary report that Sue Ann Nuckols died in the Monday morning crash about six miles north of Arnett. Nuckols was pronounced dead at the scene from a head injury. The patrol says she wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

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