Broken Arrow, OK – The Broken Arrow City Council hears pleas from residents wanting help in stopping a casino. A branch of the Creek Nation is building the casino on Indian land at 129th East and 111th Street South.
The Council says it can't do much, because the casino is on tribal land. The tribe plans to open with pre-fab facilities in the spring.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma Human Services Department panel has recommended settling a lawsuit that alleges abused children in the agency's care are at continued risk of harm.
The DHS Human Services Commission voted 6-3 late Tuesday to authorize its chairman to sign settlement papers if the Contingency Review Board also approves the settlement. That panel is to meet Wednesday.
The New York-based group Children's Rights filed the suit seeking class action on behalf of 9,000 children in DHS' care.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Panhandle starts to dig out after snow storm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Roads remained closed in the Oklahoma Panhandle a day after an early winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on the region.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesman Larry Clore said all major roads in Cimarron County, the Panhandle's westernmost county, were closed Tuesday. They included U.S. 287, U.S. 412, U.S. 56 and U.S. 64.