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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CDT

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Up to 5 inches of rain fell in parts of Oklahoma, damaging roads and leading to numerous high water rescues. There are no reports of deaths as a result of the Tuesday night and Wednesday morning rains. The Oklahoman reports that the state Department of Transportation found cracks in the shoulder of Interstate 44 caused by rain in southwest Oklahoma City and officials in Norman on the south edge of Oklahoma City report a portion of the city's Main Street has buckled due to rain and is closed.

ACHILLE, Okla. (AP) - Officials have reopened a rural Oklahoma school system after an investigation into comments authorities deemed threatening to a transgender student. Achille Public Schools, near the Texas border, reopened Wednesday after being closed for two days amid an investigation. The local sheriff says adults made threatening comments on Facebook over the weekend about a 12-year-old transgender girl using a girls' bathroom during her first week at middle school.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City is observing the 60th anniversary of a youth sit-in that local historians say deserves more recognition in the collective memory of the national civil rights moment. Oklahoma History Center staffer Bruce Fisher said the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council's peaceful protest at a Katz Drug Store counter on Aug. 19, 1958, preceded a 1960 sit-in at a Woolworth department store in Greensboro, North Carolina, which many highlight as the start of the movement.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Council has given an electric scooter company one week to obtain permits for an electric scooter service that has led to lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders in other cities. Council members had ordered "dockless" scooters for rent on public right of way to be impounded but on Tuesday gave a California company that operates them time to obtain city permits.

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