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News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CST

DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) - The National Weather Service has expanded a tornado watch to more states as a potentially severe storm system moves northeastward. The watch now includes northeast Arkansas, southeast Missouri, northwest Mississippi, western Tennessee, western Kentucky and southern Illinois and expires at 9 p.m. Saturday. A previous tornado watch until 6 p.m. continues for most of the remainder of Arkansas and in northeastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Louisiana.

RENFROW, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes were recorded in northern Oklahoma. Preliminary reports say a 3.1 magnitude quake struck at 5:55 a.m. Saturday near Renfrow and a 2.8 magnitude quake was recorded at 9:11 a.m. near Wakita, about 12 miles west. The area is about 95 miles north of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage are reported.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Strong thunderstorms are moving into Oklahoma and Arkansas and bringing a chance for flooding and possibly tornadoes. The National Weather Service issued flood warning Saturday for northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas while flood watches are in effect for southeast Oklahoma and nearly all of Arkansas. The storm system is expected to move out of the two states by Sunday.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Hundreds of Oklahoma high school students symbolically cut class to protest proposed state education funding cuts. Bartlesville High School students walked out Friday in a demonstration on the football field that lasted 22 minutes. Students said that was one minute for each million that would be cut. Teachers are considering a similar, statewide demonstration. Oklahoma lawmakers have sent Gov. Mary Fallin the proposed cuts approved after they failed to approve a package of tax increases.

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