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  • Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

    Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:11 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:07:40 GMT

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

  • Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

    Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:55:51 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:06:20 GMT

    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.

    Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators.

  • Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:15:50 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:06:17 GMT

    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

  • US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:25:57 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:06:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

  • Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake

    Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:05 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:05:54 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:55:45 GMT

    A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

    A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil, much of it broadcast across Mexico as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to reach her.

  • Local woman collecting letters for bullied child

    Local woman collecting letters for bullied child

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:44:25 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    An Elgin woman moved by the story of a young boy from Idaho bullied for the way he looks is collecting letters with words of encouragement to send to him.

    An Elgin woman moved by the story of a young boy from Idaho bullied for the way he looks is collecting letters with words of encouragement to send to him.

  • Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

    Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:15:34 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:01:12 GMT

    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

  • Joy Hofmeister visits Lawton Public Schools

    Joy Hofmeister visits Lawton Public Schools

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:54:29 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    On Thursday, State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister was in Lawton to visit a local elementary school that has made vast improvements in their rating on the state’s A-though F grading system...during her time here she also made stops at other Lawton schools. 

    On Thursday, State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister was in Lawton to visit a local elementary school that has made vast improvements in their rating on the state’s A-though F grading system...during her time here she also made stops at other Lawton schools. 

  • Crews prep for 38th International Festival

    Crews prep for 38th International Festival

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:44:57 GMT
    [Source KSWO][Source KSWO]

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Crews with the City of Lawton are gearing up for a weekend full of diversity.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Crews with the City of Lawton are gearing up for a weekend full of diversity.

  • Copeland takes the stand in shooting trial

    Copeland takes the stand in shooting trial

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:37:51 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Victor Copeland took the stand Thursday in his own defense, telling jurors that he believes the shooting was justified.

    Victor Copeland took the stand Thursday in his own defense, telling jurors that he believes the shooting was justified.

  • SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

    SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:55:52 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:20:47 GMT

    SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.

    SEC says a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016.

  • UPDATE: Pepper spray affects busload of LPS students at Whittier Elementary

    UPDATE: Pepper spray affects busload of LPS students at Whittier Elementary

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:45:41 GMT

    Fire and EMS had to be called to Whittier Elementary School around 4 p.m. on Thursday after a busload of kids were affected by pepper spray.

    Fire and EMS had to be called to Whittier Elementary School around 4 p.m. on Thursday after a busload of kids were affected by pepper spray.

  • Altus Wal-Mart, 2 associates celebrate 35 years

    Altus Wal-Mart, 2 associates celebrate 35 years

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:43:59 GMT

    The Altus Walmart hit a milestone today. It is their 35th birthday. And, to make this day even more special, there are two associates that have been at the store since its grand opening. Pharmacy OTC Manager Barbara Abway and Paint and Hardware Manager Mildred Ridge began their career for Walmart back in 1982. We caught up with them today and Abway says they've come a long way since back then.

    The Altus Walmart hit a milestone today. It is their 35th birthday. And, to make this day even more special, there are two associates that have been at the store since its grand opening. Pharmacy OTC Manager Barbara Abway and Paint and Hardware Manager Mildred Ridge began their career for Walmart back in 1982. We caught up with them today and Abway says they've come a long way since back then.

  • Lawton resident, family in Puerto Rico weathered storm

    Lawton resident, family in Puerto Rico weathered storm

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:34:00 GMT
    [Source KSWO][Source KSWO]

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-A Lawton resident is relieved to finally hear back from her family riding out the storm in Puerto Rico.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-A Lawton resident is relieved to finally hear back from her family riding out the storm in Puerto Rico.

  • Medal of Honor nominee has ties to Fort Sill and Lawton

    Medal of Honor nominee has ties to Fort Sill and Lawton

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:32:22 GMT

    President Trump is set to award our nation's highest military honor next month.  And, the recipient -- Army Captain Gary Rose -- has ties to Fort Sill. Rose attended Field Artillery Officer Basic at Fort Sill in 1973.  Rose enlisted in the Army in 1967 as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant. While here in Lawton, he got a Bachelor's degree in Education and Military Science from Cameron University. 

    President Trump is set to award our nation's highest military honor next month.  And, the recipient -- Army Captain Gary Rose -- has ties to Fort Sill. Rose attended Field Artillery Officer Basic at Fort Sill in 1973.  Rose enlisted in the Army in 1967 as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant. While here in Lawton, he got a Bachelor's degree in Education and Military Science from Cameron University. 

  • Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

    Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:55:35 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:28:17 GMT
    (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Bernie Casey appears after a performance of "The Tallest Tree in the Forest" in in Los Angeles. Casey, the professional football player turned actor known for parts in “R...(Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Bernie Casey appears after a performance of "The Tallest Tree in the Forest" in in Los Angeles. Casey, the professional football player turned actor known for parts in “R...

    Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died.

    Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died.

  • More than 90 longhorns sold at another successful WMWR auction

    More than 90 longhorns sold at another successful WMWR auction

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:29:48 GMT

    Over 90 Longhorns were sold this morning at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge annual auction. People come from all over to purchase the Longhorns and bull semen from the Refuge. The prices varied from several hundred dollars to thousands of dollars per longhorn. Auctioneer Dub Venable says he loves the pure genetics of this cattle. “These cattle come from a background. the original heard that was put back here in the refugees started in the 30s. 

    Over 90 Longhorns were sold this morning at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge annual auction. People come from all over to purchase the Longhorns and bull semen from the Refuge. The prices varied from several hundred dollars to thousands of dollars per longhorn. Auctioneer Dub Venable says he loves the pure genetics of this cattle. “These cattle come from a background. the original heard that was put back here in the refugees started in the 30s. 

  • Lawton man identified as suspect in chase, shootout overnight with OHP

    Lawton man identified as suspect in chase, shootout overnight with OHP

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:25:57 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    A police pursuit in Oklahoma City that included a rolling gun battle between the fleeing driver and a state trooper ended when the driver crashed his pickup.

    A police pursuit in Oklahoma City that included a rolling gun battle between the fleeing driver and a state trooper ended when the driver crashed his pickup.

  • Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:41:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:38:37 GMT
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.
  • 7News Anchor Caitlin Williams discusses media challenges with AMBUCS

    7News Anchor Caitlin Williams discusses media challenges with AMBUCS

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:28:24 GMT

    One of our very own went to an AMBUCS meeting today to shed some light on the challenges the TV industry faces. Caitlin Williams spoke to the group about how she started in broadcast and touched on the role social media plays in local news. She informed the group of how we work around the clock to keep up with the news that's available in the palm of your hands. AMBUCS is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic tricycles to people with disabilities. 

    One of our very own went to an AMBUCS meeting today to shed some light on the challenges the TV industry faces. Caitlin Williams spoke to the group about how she started in broadcast and touched on the role social media plays in local news. She informed the group of how we work around the clock to keep up with the news that's available in the palm of your hands. AMBUCS is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic tricycles to people with disabilities. 

  • Former Cameron University professor to be inducted into OK Higher Education Hall of Fame

    Former Cameron University professor to be inducted into OK Higher Education Hall of Fame

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:31:35 GMT

    Former Cameron University professor Tony Allison is one of ten leaders to be inducted into The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Higher Education Hall of Fame. Tony M. Allison founded the debate and forensics program at the university and coached its teams to several national championships during his years at Cameron University. 

    Former Cameron University professor Tony Allison is one of ten leaders to be inducted into The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Higher Education Hall of Fame. Tony M. Allison founded the debate and forensics program at the university and coached its teams to several national championships during his years at Cameron University. 

  • VOTE NOW: Duncan coach is in the running for U.S. Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach program

    VOTE NOW: Duncan coach is in the running for U.S. Cellular’s Most Valuable Coach program

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:01:52 GMT

    A Duncan coach is in the running for Most Valuable Coach. Head over to TheMostValuableCoach.com/vote/ to vote for Andrew Bowers. The winning coach will receive a $50,000 donation to the charitable organization of their choosing or their high school athletic department and a trip to Orlando. Coach Bowers is a swim coach at Duncan High School. He is active in church and leads several community service projects. 

    A Duncan coach is in the running for Most Valuable Coach. Head over to TheMostValuableCoach.com/vote/ to vote for Andrew Bowers. The winning coach will receive a $50,000 donation to the charitable organization of their choosing or their high school athletic department and a trip to Orlando. Coach Bowers is a swim coach at Duncan High School. He is active in church and leads several community service projects. 

  • UPDATE: Tractor trailer overturns near Lawton landfill

    UPDATE: Tractor trailer overturns near Lawton landfill

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:49:33 GMT

    A semi-truck turned over this morning after taking a turn too fast near Highway 36 and Highway 277.

    A semi-truck turned over this morning after taking a turn too fast near Highway 36 and Highway 277.

  • Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel

    Democrats want closer look at Price's private jet travel

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:55:44 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:39:10 GMT

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price can't always fly commercial, spokeswoman says.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price can't always fly commercial, spokeswoman says.

  • Oklahoma sports agent pleads guilty to federal tax charges

    Oklahoma sports agent pleads guilty to federal tax charges

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:25:00 GMT

    An Oklahoma sports marketing agent has pleaded guilty to making false statements on federal tax returns for a foundation established by a former star defensive lineman for the University of Oklahoma.

    An Oklahoma sports marketing agent has pleaded guilty to making false statements on federal tax returns for a foundation established by a former star defensive lineman for the University of Oklahoma.

  • Survey shows Oklahomans are in favor of tax increase on oil and gas production

    Survey shows Oklahomans are in favor of tax increase on oil and gas production

    Thursday, September 21 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:16:57 GMT

    Days ahead of the recently called special legislative session, new poll numbers show that most Oklahomans may be in favor of a controversial tax at the heart of this year's budget debates. The poll put out by the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance shows 67-percent of the state supports raising the Gross Production Tax on oil and gas production from two-percent to seven-percent. 

    Days ahead of the recently called special legislative session, new poll numbers show that most Oklahomans may be in favor of a controversial tax at the heart of this year's budget debates. The poll put out by the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance shows 67-percent of the state supports raising the Gross Production Tax on oil and gas production from two-percent to seven-percent. 

  • Recall: Death Wish Coffee's cold brew could cause botulism

    Recall: Death Wish Coffee's cold brew could cause botulism

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:53:03 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:56:53 GMT

    Death Wish Coffee Co. has recalled its 11 oz. cans of Nitro Cold Brew coffee because of concerns that its production process could breed botulin.

    Death Wish Coffee Co. has recalled its 11 oz. cans of Nitro Cold Brew coffee because of concerns that its production process could breed botulin.

  • Woman found dead after 2 days in bathroom stall

    Woman found dead after 2 days in bathroom stall

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:00 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:00:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:00 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:00:02 GMT

    The health club says its employees are told to respect the privacy of people in bathroom stalls, which may have led to the woman being overlooked.

    The health club says its employees are told to respect the privacy of people in bathroom stalls, which may have led to the woman being overlooked.

  • Alleged police brutality caught on camera; officer on desk duty

    Alleged police brutality caught on camera; officer on desk duty

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:27 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:27:30 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:27 AM EDT2017-09-21 06:27:30 GMT

    The two men arrested at the scene suffered scrapes and bruises.

    The two men arrested at the scene suffered scrapes and bruises.

  • Museum state conference held in Lawton

    Museum state conference held in Lawton

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:45:40 GMT

    The Oklahoma Museum Association is holding its annual state conference this week and for the first time, they're holding it in Lawton. 

    The Oklahoma Museum Association is holding its annual state conference this week and for the first time, they're holding it in Lawton. 

  • Butterfly garden added to Elmer Thomas Park

    Butterfly garden added to Elmer Thomas Park

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:09:06 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    A haven for migrating butterflies has been placed on the north side of Elmer Thomas Park.

    A haven for migrating butterflies has been placed on the north side of Elmer Thomas Park.

  • More witnesses testify in Copeland trial

    More witnesses testify in Copeland trial

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:45:19 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Emotional testimony in the Victor Copeland trial as the ex-girlfriend of one of the alleged victims took the stand.

    Emotional testimony in the Victor Copeland trial as the ex-girlfriend of one of the alleged victims took the stand.

  • Lawton resident from Puerto Rico concerned about family in Hurricane

    Lawton resident from Puerto Rico concerned about family in Hurricane

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:50:30 GMT
    [Source KSWO][Source KSWO]

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Hurricane Maria is lashing Puerto Rico with devastating winds.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Hurricane Maria is lashing Puerto Rico with devastating winds.

  • Velma-Alma Public Schools upgrading cafeteria

    Velma-Alma Public Schools upgrading cafeteria

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:42:33 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The Velma Alma-School District will be modernizing their school cafeteria, thanks to the support of the community and its approval of 350,000 bond. The bond was passed in last week's special election with more than 96 percent of the vote. The school's current cafeteria facility will be torn down and re-built from the ground up. 

    The Velma Alma-School District will be modernizing their school cafeteria, thanks to the support of the community and its approval of 350,000 bond. The bond was passed in last week's special election with more than 96 percent of the vote. The school's current cafeteria facility will be torn down and re-built from the ground up. 

  • UPDATE: New details in Altus homicide, 4th person arrested

    UPDATE: New details in Altus homicide, 4th person arrested

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:09:00 GMT

    A fourth person has been arrested in connection to the August 20th homicide of Jared Allen Holmes, 32. Melisha Ann Torres, 37, was charged today with 1st-degree murder and conspiracy. PREVIOUS STORY: UPDATE: Altus homicide victim’s car found in Lawton, new warrant issued Torres has been in the Jackson County Jail since August 21st on unrelated charges. Torres originally reported the homicide to police. 

    A fourth person has been arrested in connection to the August 20th homicide of Jared Allen Holmes, 32. Melisha Ann Torres, 37, was charged today with 1st-degree murder and conspiracy. PREVIOUS STORY: UPDATE: Altus homicide victim’s car found in Lawton, new warrant issued Torres has been in the Jackson County Jail since August 21st on unrelated charges. Torres originally reported the homicide to police. 

  • Church and LPD hold seminar to promote safe encounters between community and Police

    Church and LPD hold seminar to promote safe encounters between community and Police

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:44:22 GMT
    (Souce KSWO)(Souce KSWO)

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -With so negative things between communities and law enforcement going on around the country...A local church is partnering with the Lawton Police Department to be sure nothing negative happens in our community.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -With so negative things between communities and law enforcement going on around the country...A local church is partnering with the Lawton Police Department to be sure nothing negative happens in our community.

  • University of Oklahoma President David Boren to step down

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren to step down

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:48:08 GMT
    Source KSWOSource KSWO

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren, a former Democratic governor and U.S. senator, says he will resign as head of the state's flagship university at the end of the current school year.

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren, a former Democratic governor and U.S. senator, says he will resign as head of the state's flagship university at the end of the current school year.

  • One person sent to the hospital after early morning rollover in Cotton County

    One person sent to the hospital after early morning rollover in Cotton County

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:32:42 GMT
    Source KSWOSource KSWO

    Emergency responders are en route to a rollover accident on Hwy 277 and CR 1800 in Cotton County.

    Emergency responders are en route to a rollover accident on Hwy 277 and CR 1800 in Cotton County.

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