News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT
DALLAS (AP) - Severe thunderstorms rumbled across North Texas, the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas, producing several tornadoes and unleashing widespread hail. Seven tornadoes were reported across the Plains from the northeastern Texas Panhandle to southeastern Kansas. Strong winds hit elsewhere Wednesday evening, toppling utility poles and trees and downing power lines in parts of North Texas. No significant structural damage has been reported.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma attorney general's office says a grand jury will assist state investigators looking into allegations of sexual misconduct by former University of Oklahoma President David Boren. The office confirmed Wednesday that former U.S. Attorney Pat Ryan was appointed special counsel to a multicounty grand jury unit after Attorney General Mike Hunter recused himself. The Oklahoman newspaper first reported Ryan's appointment.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's attorney general is renewing his request that President Trump pardon for a former U.S. solider from Oklahoma convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner. Mike Hunter supports a pardon for former Army Lt. Michael Behenna, first requesting one in February 2018. Hunter has said he believes Behenna's conviction was unjustified because of erroneous jury instructions and the failure of prosecutors to turn over evidence supporting a self-defense claim.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has announced an increase in the reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Langston. The OSBI said Wednesday that a $10,000 reward is now being offered for information about the shooting that killed Brandon DuPree, up from a $1,000 reward offered previously. The OSBI says DuPree died after being shot Oct. 20, 2018, during a party near the Langston University campus.
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