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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press - KOAM TV 7

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

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - A southern Oklahoma city is disposing carcasses of euthanized dogs and cats by selling them to science. Duncan officials approved guidelines on recycling the animal carcasses last week with two companies that buy them. City Manager Jim Frieda says the dead animals are being used for educational or medical purposes.

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating an oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead. A commission game warden says the birds were found in a field located on the Major and Garfield County line. The warden says the birds got into a saltwater tank topped with oil scum.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police say an elderly man has drowned in his backyard pool while doing renovation work. A police spokesman says the 78-year-old man was working on the vacant home last night in hopes of selling the residence. The spokesman says the pool was in poor condition.

ALTUS, Okla. (AP) - Free rain barrels will be offered to Jackson County residents at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus. Emergency Management Director Lloyd Colston says 100 barrels will be available starting tomorrow evening at the center. The barrels are being offered at no charge.

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