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

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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - A pair of earthquakes has shaken parts of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquakes struck shortly before noon today. The first was a 3.4-magnitude earthquake that shook the region at 11:21 a.m. The second, a 3.3-magnitude temblor, struck the area at 11:46 a.m. There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State labor officials say unemployment rates increased last month in 72 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Wednesday released county and metropolitan area unemployment information. The report shows that Latimer County in southeast Oklahoma had the highest county unemployment rate last month at 8.5 percent.

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma inmate who was convicted of fatally stabbing another inmate was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Television station KSWO reports Ryan Garcia was found guilty of first-degree murder in February in the death of Sonny Limpy. Surveillance video showed Garcia was a part of a group of inmates who attacked Limpy in a Lawton jail.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the agency is investigating the death of two owls found coated in oil in northwestern Oklahoma. Gavin Shire says he can't comment on the investigation until it's finished.

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