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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police have identified a 45-year-old man who was shot to death by police officers. Officers responded to a home Tuesday morning and found the man standing in the driveway holding a knife. Police say 45-year-old Mark Allen Kelley ignored instructions to drop the knife, and three officers opened fire. She says he was shot multiple times after officers became concerned he would approach nearby businesses.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The executive director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission is retiring from the position after 20 years of service to the state. Mike Thralls officially retired Monday. He spent 17 years as executive director of the conservation commission. Thralls' colleagues say he leaves a legacy of commitment to protecting natural resources throughout the state.

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who is in an increasingly tight race for re-election, is partnering with other popular Republican politicians as she hits the campaign trail ahead of the November election. One current poll shows Fallin holds a single-digit lead over State Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs, the Democratic nominee for governor.

GLENPOOL, Okla. (AP) - Police say a person of interest is in custody in the rape of a 12-year-old Glenpool girl last year, and authorities believe he is the same man who tried to kidnap two young girls from their lemonade stand in March. Police say court records indicated that police got a DNA hit from both the rape of the Glenpool girl and the attempted kidnapping of the two girls, and tied them to a suspect.

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