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  • LGBTQ allies celebrate as two discriminatory bills fail

    LGBTQ allies celebrate as two discriminatory bills fail

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:56:52 GMT

    Two LGBTQ Bills did not pass the state Senate. Senate Bill 694 would have stripped Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman’s ability to protect against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in housing and employment. It also would have prevented other municipalities from passing similar ordinances.  

    Two LGBTQ Bills did not pass the state Senate. Senate Bill 694 would have stripped Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman’s ability to protect against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in housing and employment. It also would have prevented other municipalities from passing similar ordinances.  

  • Democratic budget plan eliminates tax breaks to fill $878 million gap

    Democratic budget plan eliminates tax breaks to fill $878 million gap

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:49:23 GMT

    On Thursday during the seventh week of the legislative session, Democrats laid out their plan to bridge an estimated $878 million budget gap and offer teachers promised raises. According to KWTV, democrats unveiled their plan to the media to raise $1.3 billion in revenue by simply rolling back income, corporate and oil tax breaks. They consider the plan a better alternative to the Governor's plan to raise taxes on services by $840 million.

    On Thursday during the seventh week of the legislative session, Democrats laid out their plan to bridge an estimated $878 million budget gap and offer teachers promised raises. According to KWTV, democrats unveiled their plan to the media to raise $1.3 billion in revenue by simply rolling back income, corporate and oil tax breaks. They consider the plan a better alternative to the Governor's plan to raise taxes on services by $840 million.

  • Body recovered from Chickasha Lake

    Body recovered from Chickasha Lake

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:17:56 GMT

    The Caddo County Sheriff’s office has recovered the body of a drowning victim from Chickasha Lake in Caddo County. The victim has been identified as Nathan S. Williams, 19. According to authorities, the victim was trying to swim out to a jet ski and was unable to make it. When he tried to return to shore, he went under and did not resurface.   The original call went out around 7:00 p.m. Thursday night. 

    The Caddo County Sheriff’s office has recovered the body of a drowning victim from Chickasha Lake in Caddo County. The victim has been identified as Nathan S. Williams, 19. According to authorities, the victim was trying to swim out to a jet ski and was unable to make it. When he tried to return to shore, he went under and did not resurface.   The original call went out around 7:00 p.m. Thursday night. 

  • House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

    House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:09:26 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:09:26 GMT

    Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

    Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

  • Lawton Veterans Affairs Center holds art classes for residents

    Lawton Veterans Affairs Center holds art classes for residents

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:00:01 GMT

    The Veterans Affairs Center of Lawton held a flute making class for their residents today. Various art classes are being held every Friday until the end of May. The residents are learning how a flute is made and creating their own with assistance from flute crafter Albert Gray Eagle. Gray Eagle says playing the flute will help enhance the resident’s oxygen levels. He has been playing the flute for most of his life and making them for seventeen years.

    The Veterans Affairs Center of Lawton held a flute making class for their residents today. Various art classes are being held every Friday until the end of May. The residents are learning how a flute is made and creating their own with assistance from flute crafter Albert Gray Eagle. Gray Eagle says playing the flute will help enhance the resident’s oxygen levels. He has been playing the flute for most of his life and making them for seventeen years.

  • Olustee and Eldorado school districts combining

    Olustee and Eldorado school districts combining

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:48:21 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Low enrollment and budget cuts are forcing two small Oklahoma school districts to combine.

    Low enrollment and budget cuts are forcing two small Oklahoma school districts to combine.

  • Missing guns, vehicles shown in audit of Oklahoma sheriff

    Missing guns, vehicles shown in audit of Oklahoma sheriff

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:44:30 GMT

    A newly released audit of an Oklahoma sheriff's office shows thousands of items valued at more than $3.3 million missing from its inventory, including vehicles, firearms, computers and other equipment.

    A newly released audit of an Oklahoma sheriff's office shows thousands of items valued at more than $3.3 million missing from its inventory, including vehicles, firearms, computers and other equipment.

  • Perry Principal accused of failing to report child abuse files suit to get teaching certificate back

    Perry Principal accused of failing to report child abuse files suit to get teaching certificate back

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:44:12 GMT
    Kenda MillerKenda Miller

    A Principal from Perry is suing the state board of education to get her teaching certificate back. Kenda Miller is the principal accused of failing to report child abuse in a criminal case involving a teaching assistant at her school. According to KWTV, the board issued an emergency order on February 23 to suspend the teaching certificate for Miller, who was charged with misdemeanor child neglect in a Noble County court just the week before. 

    A Principal from Perry is suing the state board of education to get her teaching certificate back. Kenda Miller is the principal accused of failing to report child abuse in a criminal case involving a teaching assistant at her school. According to KWTV, the board issued an emergency order on February 23 to suspend the teaching certificate for Miller, who was charged with misdemeanor child neglect in a Noble County court just the week before. 

  • Friday Night Car Cruises kick off in Duncan

    Friday Night Car Cruises kick off in Duncan

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:28:30 GMT

    March 24 at 6:00 p.m. marks the seasonal kickoff of the Friday Night Car Cruises. Up to 300 cars will cruise the streets of downtown Duncan this evening. This event isn't just for car enthusiasts. There will be bounce houses for the kids, music, and all sorts of food from Cajun to Bar-B-Que and Thai food. The money raised from this event goes right back into the community.

    March 24 at 6:00 p.m. marks the seasonal kickoff of the Friday Night Car Cruises. Up to 300 cars will cruise the streets of downtown Duncan this evening. This event isn't just for car enthusiasts. There will be bounce houses for the kids, music, and all sorts of food from Cajun to Bar-B-Que and Thai food. The money raised from this event goes right back into the community.

  • Woodland Hills Elementary School celebrates student success

    Woodland Hills Elementary School celebrates student success

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:16:09 GMT

    Woodland Hills Elementary School crowned the multiplication kings and queens. These 3rd graders have been working hard all year to learn their multiplication tables up to number twelve. Rebecca Wyatt is a third-grade teacher at Woodland hills and she says it is important to recognize the handwork and achievements of her students.

    Woodland Hills Elementary School crowned the multiplication kings and queens. These 3rd graders have been working hard all year to learn their multiplication tables up to number twelve. Rebecca Wyatt is a third-grade teacher at Woodland hills and she says it is important to recognize the handwork and achievements of her students.

  • Man found on roof at Lawton High School identified

    Man found on roof at Lawton High School identified

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:12:13 GMT

    Lawton police and the Lawton Public Schools Police Department are investigating a situation Friday morning at Lawton High School after a person was found on the roof. That person is now in custody.

    Lawton police and the Lawton Public Schools Police Department are investigating a situation Friday morning at Lawton High School after a person was found on the roof. That person is now in custody.

  • WWE's Kane plans run for mayor in Tennessee

    WWE's Kane plans run for mayor in Tennessee

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:37:09 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:46:28 GMT

    The WWE wrestler Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs, is preparing to run for the office of mayor in Knox County, TN.

    The WWE wrestler Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs, is preparing to run for the office of mayor in Knox County, TN.

  • Lockdown at MacArthur lifted, 911 hang up check apparent cause

    Lockdown at MacArthur lifted, 911 hang up check apparent cause

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:36:54 GMT
    (Source KSWO(Source KSWO

    Lawton police said a 911 hang up call is the apparently what led to the lockdown at MacArthur early Friday afternoon.

    Lawton police said a 911 hang up call is the apparently what led to the lockdown at MacArthur early Friday afternoon.

  • 900,000 pounds of chicken recalled for metal contamination

    900,000 pounds of chicken recalled for metal contamination

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:51:06 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:51:06 GMT

    The food was shipped to retail location nationwide and include brands such as Spring River Farms, Sav A Lot, Great Value, Double D Foods, TenderBird, Chickentopia and Smart Foods4Schools.

    The food was shipped to retail location nationwide and include brands such as Spring River Farms, Sav A Lot, Great Value, Double D Foods, TenderBird, Chickentopia and Smart Foods4Schools.

  • Cache Middle School hosts 2nd Annual mattress fundraiser March 25

    Cache Middle School hosts 2nd Annual mattress fundraiser March 25

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:17:53 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Cache Middle School's Parent Teacher Organization wants to help you get a better night's sleep and it will benefit students. They're hosting their second annual mattress fundraiser tomorrow. Organizers say there will be over 20 styles of quality named mattresses to choose from priced 50-percent below retail. The proceeds go back to the PTO. Just stop by the Cache fifth and sixth-grade gym tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

    Cache Middle School's Parent Teacher Organization wants to help you get a better night's sleep and it will benefit students. They're hosting their second annual mattress fundraiser tomorrow. Organizers say there will be over 20 styles of quality named mattresses to choose from priced 50-percent below retail. The proceeds go back to the PTO. Just stop by the Cache fifth and sixth-grade gym tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

  • Oklahoma company recalls 466 tons of breaded chicken product

    Oklahoma company recalls 466 tons of breaded chicken product

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:11:06 GMT
    Source KSWOSource KSWO

    An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 466 tons (422 metric tons) of breaded chicken because of possible metal in the food.

    An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 466 tons (422 metric tons) of breaded chicken because of possible metal in the food.

  • Tulsa PD release dash cam video of shooting suspect being run over by patrol car

    Tulsa PD release dash cam video of shooting suspect being run over by patrol car

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:08:49 GMT
    Madison Sueann DicksonMadison Sueann Dickson

    Tulsa Police have released dash cam video of a suspect Madison Dickson, 21, being run over by a patrol car during a pursuit. According to KFOR, Dickson was wanted for shooting with intent to kill, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempted larceny and discharging a firearm in a public place from incidents on March 11 and March 12.

    Tulsa Police have released dash cam video of a suspect Madison Dickson, 21, being run over by a patrol car during a pursuit. According to KFOR, Dickson was wanted for shooting with intent to kill, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempted larceny and discharging a firearm in a public place from incidents on March 11 and March 12.

  • Car fans rejoice! The All Corvette Show and Cruise is in Lawton

    Car fans rejoice! The All Corvette Show and Cruise is in Lawton

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:56:28 GMT

    This weekend, there's something for the car fans out in Southwest Oklahoma. The All Corvette Show and Wichita Mountains Dinner Cruise will be here in Lawton March 24th and 25th. A welcome reception will start at Classic Lawton Chevrolet today from 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. Participants will then go on a 60-mile cruise through the Wichita Wildlife Refuge and end at a dinner banquet at the Apache Casino Hotel. 

    This weekend, there's something for the car fans out in Southwest Oklahoma. The All Corvette Show and Wichita Mountains Dinner Cruise will be here in Lawton March 24th and 25th. A welcome reception will start at Classic Lawton Chevrolet today from 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. Participants will then go on a 60-mile cruise through the Wichita Wildlife Refuge and end at a dinner banquet at the Apache Casino Hotel. 

  • Former substitute arrested for indecent exposure during classroom cartwheel is back in jail

    Former substitute arrested for indecent exposure during classroom cartwheel is back in jail

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:47:57 GMT

    A Pawhuska substitute teacher who arrested earlier this year after exposing herself to her classroom during a cartwheel has been arrested again for grand larceny. Lacey Sponsler, 34, will appear in Tulsa County court. Sponsler’s January arrest came after students reported her doing a cartwheel in a skirt and no underwear.

    A Pawhuska substitute teacher who arrested earlier this year after exposing herself to her classroom during a cartwheel has been arrested again for grand larceny. Lacey Sponsler, 34, will appear in Tulsa County court. Sponsler’s January arrest came after students reported her doing a cartwheel in a skirt and no underwear.

  • 2nd annual Stride 4 Shelter 5K is March 25

    2nd annual Stride 4 Shelter 5K is March 25

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:38:03 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The Lawton High School Key Club is getting ready for its 2nd annual Stride 4 Shelter 5K. The bubble run is happening tomorrow morning at the Lawton High Track. It's to benefit the McKinney-Vento Program, which serves more than 750 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who have been identified as living in a homeless situation. The Key Clubs want to show Lawton's homeless students that their peers, teachers, and community care for them.

    The Lawton High School Key Club is getting ready for its 2nd annual Stride 4 Shelter 5K. The bubble run is happening tomorrow morning at the Lawton High Track. It's to benefit the McKinney-Vento Program, which serves more than 750 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who have been identified as living in a homeless situation. The Key Clubs want to show Lawton's homeless students that their peers, teachers, and community care for them.

  • Controversial Vaccine Bill Dies In OK Senate

    Controversial Vaccine Bill Dies In OK Senate

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:23:58 GMT

    A controversial vaccine bill requiring all students who attend public schools did not pass the state Senate. Senator Ervin Yen’s original bill would have required all children to get vaccinations in order to attend public school unless they had a medical exemption. The bill was later changed so parents would have to watch a short video about the pros and cons of vaccinations before filing an exemption.

    A controversial vaccine bill requiring all students who attend public schools did not pass the state Senate. Senator Ervin Yen’s original bill would have required all children to get vaccinations in order to attend public school unless they had a medical exemption. The bill was later changed so parents would have to watch a short video about the pros and cons of vaccinations before filing an exemption.

  • Stop by the 53rd annual Lawton Home and Garden Show

    Stop by the 53rd annual Lawton Home and Garden Show

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:48:20 GMT

    The Southwest Oklahoma Homebuilders Association wants to help you get ready for spring and summer. Today marks the start of their 53rd annual Lawton Home and Garden Show. Once again, it's going to be a packed event at the Great Plains Coliseum. You'll find ideas to spruce up your place and connect with experts to make it a reality. Admission is free! The show runs from 5:00 until 8:00 tonight, 9:00 until 6:00 on Saturday, and 11:00 until 4:00 on Sunday. 

    The Southwest Oklahoma Homebuilders Association wants to help you get ready for spring and summer. Today marks the start of their 53rd annual Lawton Home and Garden Show. Once again, it's going to be a packed event at the Great Plains Coliseum. You'll find ideas to spruce up your place and connect with experts to make it a reality. Admission is free! The show runs from 5:00 until 8:00 tonight, 9:00 until 6:00 on Saturday, and 11:00 until 4:00 on Sunday. 

  • VIDEO: Cop calls fake IRS agent back, exchange goes viral

    VIDEO: Cop calls fake IRS agent back, exchange goes viral

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:41:00 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:41:00 GMT

    When a scam caller claiming to be an IRS agent unknowingly called a police officer and tried to scam him, hilarity ensued.

    When a scam caller claiming to be an IRS agent unknowingly called a police officer and tried to scam him, hilarity ensued.

  • Former Senator Shortey scheduled for arraignment today on child prostitution charges

    Former Senator Shortey scheduled for arraignment today on child prostitution charges

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:32:59 GMT
    Ralph ShorteyRalph Shortey

    Ralph Shortey is expected to appear in court this afternoon on the three child prostitution counts he was charged with last week in Cleveland County. Shortey, 35, faces three felony counts of engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prostitution or lewdness.

    Ralph Shortey is expected to appear in court this afternoon on the three child prostitution counts he was charged with last week in Cleveland County. Shortey, 35, faces three felony counts of engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church, and transporting a minor for prostitution or lewdness.

  • Temporary Lane Closure in Lawton Beginning 3/27

    Temporary Lane Closure in Lawton Beginning 3/27

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:35 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:35:53 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The eastbound, outside lane at the 1300 block of West Gore Blvd. will be closed for repair beginning on March 27th. It will be closed until April 3, weather permitting.

    The eastbound, outside lane at the 1300 block of West Gore Blvd. will be closed for repair beginning on March 27th. It will be closed until April 3, weather permitting.

  • Dakotas ranchers helping wildfire-stricken colleagues

    Dakotas ranchers helping wildfire-stricken colleagues

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:27:21 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Ranchers in the Dakotas are helping colleagues in the Southern Plains dealing with the effects of devastating wildfires.

    Ranchers in the Dakotas are helping colleagues in the Southern Plains dealing with the effects of devastating wildfires.

  • NBA creates award for late Thunder employee Winemiller

    NBA creates award for late Thunder employee Winemiller

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:25:49 GMT
    Pete Winemiller (Source OU)Pete Winemiller (Source OU)

    The National Basketball Association announced Thursday that it's created an award in honor of Pete Winemiller, the late Oklahoma City Thunder senior vice president of guest relations.

    The National Basketball Association announced Thursday that it's created an award in honor of Pete Winemiller, the late Oklahoma City Thunder senior vice president of guest relations.

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