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

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge in Utah has ordered an FBI agent to court next month to respond to allegations that he tampered with a witness who backed out of testifying in a trial about Oklahoma City bombing videos. Utah lawyer Jesse Trentadue told U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups this week that former government operative John Matthews decided not to testify after the FBI agent contacted him and pressured him not to do so.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Shoppers and merchants are preparing for Oklahoma's annual sales tax holiday weekend on back-to-school clothing and shoes that starts today. But a research group says the tax benefits of the event are minimal. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says that while shoppers can buy some items tax-free, it does nothing to provide relief to low- and moderate-income taxpayers throughout the remainder of the year.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police say one person was killed when a shipping container was knocked from an Oklahoma National Guard vehicle and landed on a pickup truck. National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Lindy White called the crash a "tragic accident" and said there is there is nothing else she can say while police investigate.

MARIETTA, Okla. (AP) - A 66-year-old man has been formally sentenced to two life terms without parole for the deaths of his father-in-law and father-in-law's sister in rural Love County. The Daily Ardmoreite reports Aaron Eugene Carlile was sentenced Tuesday in Love County District Court.

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