New York, NY – A $630 million project to replace New York City's Kosciuszko (Kuh-SHOOS'-koh) Bridge will include input from Native Americans in Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
Highway Administration spokesman Doug Hecox says New York state has notified federal officials that the project could affect some ancestral land of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, based in Wisconsin, and the Delaware Nation, based in Oklahoma.
Dan Keefe of New York's Historic Preservation Office says preliminary studies show the area could hold buried artifacts.
Tulsa, OK – A recent poll indicates 41 percent of Oklahomans think the U.S. economy soon could face another depression similar to the one the nation experienced in the 1930s.
According to the Oklahoma Poll conducted by SoonerPoll.com, older people, and those in the 35-44 age bracket, were the most likely to be concerned.
The telephone poll was done from Oct. 24-26 and included 357 likely voters. The poll, sponsored by the Tulsa World and Tulsa television station KOTV, has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.19 percentage points.
Lawton, OK – Lawton police say the Fort Sill Army base is home to many soldiers who also are gang members, but base officials dispute that claim.
Lt. Darrell Southerland, a 20-year police veteran who oversees the Lawton Gang Task Force Unit, says his six-member unit has routinely gathered and shared evidence with Fort Sill officials about soldiers stationed at Fort Sill who also are gang members.
He says evidence has been obtained through traffic stops and arrests and includes photos of gang-related tattoos and information from informants.