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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police in Oklahoma City say a police pursuit has ended in the deaths of two people, including a child. Authorities say the victims died Friday when their vehicle was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by police on the city's southwest side. Officers say the pursuit began when the driver of the pickup refused to pull over for a traffic stop.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Members of the Oklahoma Senate are expressing concern about Gov. Kevin Stitt's appointment of a businessman to fill a vacant seat on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. Stitt has nominated Oklahoma businessman Gary Pierson to fill the seat, which requires Senate approval. Pierson is president and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company, which oversaw The Oklahoman newspaper until it was sold to GateHouse Media in 2018.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Legislation that increases speed limits on Oklahoma turnpikes and some state highways has been signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill signed by Stitt Thursday increases turnpike speed limits from 75 to 80 mph and from 70 to 75 mph on certain state highways. Rep. Daniel Pae of Lawton authored the bill and says the new speed limits will be implemented gradually and safely. He says officials will use traffic and engineering studies to decide where speed limits can safely be increased.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas couple is marketing covered wagons once used by pioneers to journey west as a luxury camping experience. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Dennis and Donna Steinman have built their first 26- by 10-foot wagon to accommodate those interested in the growing trend of high-end glamour camping, or "glamping." The Douglas County couple's canvas-covered wagon will be able to fit a king- or queen-sized bed, a bunk bed and a glass-topped wagon wheel table.

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