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MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) - A medical marijuana advocate from Colorado is facing a felony drug charge after a traffic stop in Oklahoma. The McAlester News-Capital reports Regina Nelson of Boulder faces one count of marijuana possession with intent to distribute. The trooper searched the vehicle and found four joints and 11 containers with what appeared to be cannabis leaves. Nelson has pleaded not guilty.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes. A weather event known as lake effect snow that's common in the Upper Midwest and northeastern U.S., made a rare appearance at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner on Wednesday. Meteorologist Ryan Barnes with the National Weather Service in Norman said an area south of the lake received lake effect snow about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Up to 14 counties in Oklahoma might not be able to sell beer after a low-point beer becomes unavailable in October. Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission Director Keith Burt tells The Journal Record that the commission has tried to inform the counties about the pending changes. Counties will be required to have liquor-by-the-drink approved in order to sell beer in restaurants and bars once 3.2-percent beer is unavailable beginning Oct. 1.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies, including public schools, for the remainder of the fiscal year is heading to the desk of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has indicated she plans to sign it. The Oklahoma Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to the general appropriations bill, which funds state agencies through June 30. Fallin spokesman Michael McNutt said Thursday the governor and her staff are expected to review the bill, but that she likely won't sign it until next week.

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