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

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A large section of the Midwest and South are at risk for strong tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding this weekend. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman yesterday advised residents to be aware that dangerous weather is on the way starting Saturday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma House Speaker Jeff Hickman says one member's effort to impeach five of the state Supreme Court's nine justices is a serious charge and won't be taken lightly. Hickman issued a statement late yesterday saying Representative Mike Christian's resolution seeking impeachment of the justices will be reviewed to "determine if there is merit. Christian is a Republican from Oklahoma City and is a former state trooper. He says he was outraged at the court's 5-4 decision to grant a stay of execution to two death row inmates.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has overwhelmingly defeated a measure that would change how attorneys are appointed to a commission that nominates members of the state Supreme Court and appellate courts. House members voted 65-31 yesterday to kill the Senate-passed bill after opponents said it was an attempt to politicize the judicial selection process.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The American Red Cross of Oklahoma is giving $48,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to install storm shelters in the homes it builds. The grant announced yesterday is for installation of 20 storm shelters in newly built homes in communities affected by spring storms in 2013.

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