A new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday shows that Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants in the United States.
USA Today reporter Haya El Nasser has broken the study down in the video above.
According to report, Asians are more educated, wealthier and value work, marriage and family more than Americans as a whole.
The survey says Asian Americans are more satisfied with their lives, personal finances and the general direction of the country than Americans as a whole.
Funeral services were held Monday for a 4-year-old Lincoln County boy whose death remains under investigation.
Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty said Troy Damelio was found dead at his family’s trailer Thursday at 850661 S State Highway 18. He said the parents called to report the death and told officials he had a fever for about a week before he died.
From an earlier story:
Investigators were told the parents are members of the Church of the Firstborn in the Parkland community. Dougherty said members are known not to seek medical help for illnesses.
Services were held 10 a.m. Monday at the Osage Church of the Firstborn in Agra, according to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Damelio’s cause of death is still pending, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner said Tuesday.
Life on the Breaking News Desk at The Oklahoman can be exciting, but there are slow nights that give us some time to think up stories to write.
This prison project came from a night last summer spent looking over the Department of Corrections website for something to write. One story that caught my eye was that of Jose Garcia, a 20-something man who was arrested in Oklahoma City for drug possession. He had been on the lam for 40 years after walking away from a hospital in Oklahoma City while undergoing medical treatment. His story, or as much of it as we could find out, is told here along with Teddy Ellis, a convicted murderer who escaped from prison 25 years ago.
Unlike Garcia, Ellis remains on the state’s Most Wanted list. Here’s a taste from the project that will include photos, videos and the stories of these two men.
The Oklahoman’s latest special coverage on the Department of Corrections’ most wanted escapees gives you a look inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, high profile prison breaks and manhunt procedures. It also has stats on how many state offenders have escaped in recent years.
As a blog element, I thought it would be interesting to include national statistics, so I’ve included a map above with the numbers of escapes reported to the Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2008 by each state. (Reports for 2009 and 2010 are not available at this time)
Statistician Paige Harrison said the numbers vary because each state has its own definition of what officials count as escapes.
These are not all ‘escapes’ as defined by the media and public. One jurisdiction may only count actual breakouts. Another may count walkaways or furloughs who fail to return, some of whom may be held in halfway houses, not prisons.
The BJS has provided escape statistics dating back to 1999. Harrison said some states might have changed the definition of escapee over the years, resulting in sharp spikes and declines in the numbers.
It appears Oklahoma changed its definition of an escapee between 2006 and 2007 when the number of fugitives went from 157 to 13. Check out of the rest of the list here.
Legislators are meeting Monday to discuss ways to halt operations at the Department of Human Services. DHS has come under scrutiny recently after several child and adult deaths occurred in the care of caseworkers.
State Representatives Richard Morrissette (D-Oklahoma City) and Mike Sanders (R-Kingfisher) announced they will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Monday at the state Capitol.
With headlines and statistics telling the tale of failures to provide adequate protection for those children placed in their care and custody, a press conference will be held to discuss a plan to halt business as usual at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and question the DHS commissioners regarding DHS policies and practices,” the legislators said in a statement.
NewsOK reporters Randy Ellis and Nolan Clay have been covering this issue and will continue to have the latest investigative pieces on our ongoing coverage page.