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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen. The tribe _ one of the country's largest _ recognized the King holiday for the first time Monday with participation in a King parade and a visit to the Martin Luther King Community Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - Police in a southwest Oklahoma town are investigating after a young girl was killed by a pet dog at her home over the weekend. Duncan police say officers were dispatched to the home around 3 p.m. Sunday on reports that a girl was being attacked. As the police approached, the dog charged one of the officers, who fatally shot the animal.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a pair of separate crashes that left a 15-year-old girl and 18-year-old man dead. The patrol says 18-year-old Heavener resident Christopher Raymond was killed late Sunday in Leflore County. An unidentified 15-year-old Holdenville girl was killed in a separate crash earlier Sunday evening in Hughes County.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Much of Arkansas will be under a winter storm warning or advisory later Monday as a blast of Arctic air is expected to dump several inches of snow in parts of the state and send temperatures plummeting. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Monday evening through Tuesday. Counties in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas will be under a winter weather advisory, with up to 2 inches of snow possible by Monday night.

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