OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Angus McQueen, longtime CEO of the public relations firm that shaped the National Rifle Association's most memorable messages until an acrimonious split last month, has died. Henry Martin, chief creative officer of Oklahoma City-based Ackerman McQueen, said Wednesday that Angus McQueen died on Tuesday following a battle with cancer. He was 74. Ackerman McQueen was responsible for crafting the NRA's aggressive messaging for two decades. But the two severed ties last month.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 41 counties as a result of spring flooding and severe weather in the state from May 7 through June 9. The storms produced historic flooding throughout the northern half of the state and spawned a tornado that struck near Tulsa International Airport on May 21. Stitt said damage estimates from the storms stand at $22 million.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The latest campaign finance reports show Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn is continuing to outpace her Republican challengers in fundraising for a seat the GOP is targeting for 2020. Horn is the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation. Horn's closest competitors were Oklahoma City businesswoman Terry Neese, who reported raising $531,000, and state Sen. Stephanie Bice, who reported raising $181,000.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A 48-year-old Tulsa man convicted of murder in 1991 who spent more than 28 years in prison has been freed by a judge, who found that he did not commit the crime. Corey Atchison was released Tuesday by Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes, who found "actual innocence" and said she believes a key prosecution witness was coerced. Prosecutors immediately filed a notice of appeal of the ruling.

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