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  • Local competitive cheer teams prepare for nationals

    Local competitive cheer teams prepare for nationals

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-02-23 04:41:49 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    A local competitive cheer team practiced in their gym on Thursday night one final time before they go to nationals on Friday. 

    A local competitive cheer team practiced in their gym on Thursday night one final time before they go to nationals on Friday. 

  • Doctors who flood the country with opioids face little scrutiny, repercussion

    Doctors who flood the country with opioids face little scrutiny, repercussion

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-23 04:00:21 GMT

    Doctors who over-prescribe pills can easily move from state-to-state while avoiding punishments from state medical boards, who are slow to punish them.

    Doctors who over-prescribe pills can easily move from state-to-state while avoiding punishments from state medical boards, who are slow to punish them.

  • First responders take extra precautions during winter weather

    First responders take extra precautions during winter weather

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-02-23 00:39:34 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    he roads and highways started thawing today after temperatures rose above freezing, but the past two have been busy for first responders who work to keep us safe. 

    he roads and highways started thawing today after temperatures rose above freezing, but the past two have been busy for first responders who work to keep us safe. 

  • Driving instructor offers winter weather driving tips

    Driving instructor offers winter weather driving tips

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:16 PM EST2018-02-22 23:16:14 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Not all of us have the luxury of staying home during winter weather, but one driving instructor in Duncan says there are several things you can do to make your winter commute much safer.

    Not all of us have the luxury of staying home during winter weather, but one driving instructor in Duncan says there are several things you can do to make your winter commute much safer.

  • OBI has critical need for donors due to inclement weather

    OBI has critical need for donors due to inclement weather

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-02-22 22:50:40 GMT
    According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days. (Souce KSWO)According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days. (Souce KSWO)

    According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days.

    According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days.

  • FIRST ALERT: Winter weather ends this afternoon

    FIRST ALERT: Winter weather ends this afternoon

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-02-22 21:43:15 GMT
    Source KSWOSource KSWO

    Freezing rain ending this afternoon 

    Freezing rain ending this afternoon 

  • Across-the-board cuts pending in bill on Gov. Fallin's desk

    Across-the-board cuts pending in bill on Gov. Fallin's desk

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:07 PM EST2018-02-22 21:07:18 GMT
    Source OK.govSource OK.gov
    Source OK.govSource OK.gov

    A bill to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies, including public schools, for the remainder of the fiscal year is heading to the desk of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has indicated she plans to sign it.

    A bill to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies, including public schools, for the remainder of the fiscal year is heading to the desk of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has indicated she plans to sign it.

  • All flights out of Kickapoo, Regional have been canceled for Thursday

    All flights out of Kickapoo, Regional have been canceled for Thursday

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:50 PM EST2018-02-22 20:50:37 GMT
    All flights out of Wichita Falls have been canceled for Thursday. (Source: KAUZ)All flights out of Wichita Falls have been canceled for Thursday. (Source: KAUZ)

    Both of Wichita Falls' airports have canceled all flights until Friday.

    Both of Wichita Falls' airports have canceled all flights until Friday.

  • 14 Oklahoma counties could lose right to sell beer

    14 Oklahoma counties could lose right to sell beer

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-02-22 17:27:14 GMT
    As many as 14 counties may not be able to sell beer after October 1. (Source KSWO)As many as 14 counties may not be able to sell beer after October 1. (Source KSWO)

    Up to 14 counties in Oklahoma might not be able to sell beer after a low-point beer becomes unavailable in October.

    Up to 14 counties in Oklahoma might not be able to sell beer after a low-point beer becomes unavailable in October.

  • Closings and Cancellations

    Closings and Cancellations

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-02-22 19:39:19 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    MOBILE AND APP USERS CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS.

    MOBILE AND APP USERS CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS.

  • Oklahoma health officials say the flu death toll reaches 173

    Oklahoma health officials say the flu death toll reaches 173

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-02-22 17:24:48 GMT

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health says 173 people have died during a record-setting flu season in which 3,860 people have been hospitalized with flu-related symptoms.

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health says 173 people have died during a record-setting flu season in which 3,860 people have been hospitalized with flu-related symptoms.

  • MedWatch: Knowing the signs of heart attacks

    MedWatch: Knowing the signs of heart attacks

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:14 AM EST2018-02-22 14:14:44 GMT

    When a person is having a heart attack, time is muscle.

    When a person is having a heart attack, time is muscle.

  • Comanche County crews work to keep roads safe

    Comanche County crews work to keep roads safe

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-02-22 00:50:38 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Comanche County crews have been working since early Wednesday morning to treat the roads from the falling sleet.

    Comanche County crews have been working since early Wednesday morning to treat the roads from the falling sleet.

  • Power companies prepared for winter weather

    Power companies prepared for winter weather

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-21 23:58:07 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Public Service Company of Oklahoma has crews on standby in case the weather deteriorates Wednesday tonight.

    Public Service Company of Oklahoma has crews on standby in case the weather deteriorates Wednesday tonight.

  • Frustrated Oklahoma educators mulling organized walkout

    Frustrated Oklahoma educators mulling organized walkout

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-21 21:45:07 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Oklahoma educators frustrated with low pay and another round of proposed cuts to public schools are mulling an organized walkout to get lawmakers' attention.

    Oklahoma educators frustrated with low pay and another round of proposed cuts to public schools are mulling an organized walkout to get lawmakers' attention.

  • CCMH is SWOK's major heart attack hospital

    CCMH is SWOK's major heart attack hospital

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:51 PM EST2018-02-21 19:51:04 GMT

    Comanche County Memorial Hospital is Southwest Oklahoma's major heart attack hospital. With its advanced heart program and the number of cardiovascular doctors on staff, they work with other area hospitals to make sure the patient gets to CCMH quickly - giving doctors enough time to perform a potentially lifesaving procedure during a heart attack.

    Comanche County Memorial Hospital is Southwest Oklahoma's major heart attack hospital. With its advanced heart program and the number of cardiovascular doctors on staff, they work with other area hospitals to make sure the patient gets to CCMH quickly - giving doctors enough time to perform a potentially lifesaving procedure during a heart attack.

  • FFA 4-H Friend of the Week: Tristan Adams

    FFA 4-H Friend of the Week: Tristan Adams

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:52 PM EST2018-02-21 18:52:17 GMT

    To make the best better. That's the motto 4-Her's live by and it's what Tristan strives for every day whether in school or the community. He's led several projects, including a bike ride through the Wichita Mountains to raise money for the Oklahoma Children's Hospital.

    To make the best better. That's the motto 4-Her's live by and it's what Tristan strives for every day whether in school or the community. He's led several projects, including a bike ride through the Wichita Mountains to raise money for the Oklahoma Children's Hospital.

  • Wreckers prepare for winter weather

    Wreckers prepare for winter weather

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-02-21 05:00:01 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    Tuesday into Wednesday could be a busy night for towing companies if there are crashes on the roadways because of the ice we could see. 

    Tuesday into Wednesday could be a busy night for towing companies if there are crashes on the roadways because of the ice we could see. 

  • DPS continues to makes school safety a top priority

    DPS continues to makes school safety a top priority

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:55 PM EST2018-02-20 23:55:17 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some parents in Duncan are asking questions about the safety and security of their children while in school.The Duncan Public School district said their main concern has always been school safety and following their security measures in case an emergency happens. 

    Following the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some parents in Duncan are asking questions about the safety and security of their children while in school.The Duncan Public School district said their main concern has always been school safety and following their security measures in case an emergency happens. 

  • LPD Dive Team gets new equipment

    LPD Dive Team gets new equipment

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:53 PM EST2018-02-20 23:53:56 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The Lawton Police Department is now getting to use their new equipment thanks to a $10,000 grant.

    The Lawton Police Department is now getting to use their new equipment thanks to a $10,000 grant.

  • Revenue numbers show mixed bag for Oklahoma budget

    Revenue numbers show mixed bag for Oklahoma budget

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:05 PM EST2018-02-20 19:05:11 GMT
    Source OK.govSource OK.gov

    Revenue collections are continuing to climb as Oklahoma emerges from an economic recession, but finance officials say state legislators still will have a $167 million hole to fill in next year's budget because...

    Revenue collections are continuing to climb as Oklahoma emerges from an economic recession, but finance officials say state legislators still will have a $167 million hole to fill in next year's budget because of...

  • Crews respond to Fletcher house fire

    Crews respond to Fletcher house fire

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:26 AM EST2018-02-20 11:26:53 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    A fire at a home near Fletcher forced a family to evacuate.

    A fire at a home near Fletcher forced a family to evacuate.

  • Stand-up comedians raise awareness about mental health

    Stand-up comedians raise awareness about mental health

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:18 PM EST2018-02-20 04:18:52 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    A local comedian is teaming up with three other comedians from Oklahoma and Texas for a comedy show about mental health. 

    A local comedian is teaming up with three other comedians from Oklahoma and Texas for a comedy show about mental health. 

  • Gun store owner shares his thoughts on background checks and guns

    Gun store owner shares his thoughts on background checks and guns

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-02-20 03:35:25 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

     The co-owner of Murf's Guns in Duncan is sharing his thoughts on guns and background checks. 

     The co-owner of Murf's Guns in Duncan is sharing his thoughts on guns and background checks. 

  • Cameron University continues CU Become A Teacher workshop series

    Cameron University continues CU Become A Teacher workshop series

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:38 PM EST2018-02-20 02:38:41 GMT

    If you're considering becoming a teacher, you'll want to make plans to attend an upcoming CU Become A Teacher workshop. Cameron University held its latest specialized seminar tonight in the CETES Conference Center.  Organizers are looking for ways to attract future educators in our community because of the state's teacher shortage. The free event is open to anyone who is interested in teaching and focuses on multiple pathways to enter the education field. 

    If you're considering becoming a teacher, you'll want to make plans to attend an upcoming CU Become A Teacher workshop. Cameron University held its latest specialized seminar tonight in the CETES Conference Center.  Organizers are looking for ways to attract future educators in our community because of the state's teacher shortage. The free event is open to anyone who is interested in teaching and focuses on multiple pathways to enter the education field. 

  • 7NEWS, OBI blood drive brings in donors

    7NEWS, OBI blood drive brings in donors

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-20 01:29:34 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    People helped save lives by donating their blood on Monday.

    People helped save lives by donating their blood on Monday.

  • West Gore Boulevard closed for repairs

    West Gore Boulevard closed for repairs

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-02-20 01:25:35 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Starting on Monday, part of West Gore Boulevard will be closed for a month for some much-needed repairs between 74th Street and Crystal Hills Drive.

    Starting on Monday, part of West Gore Boulevard will be closed for a month for some much-needed repairs between 74th Street and Crystal Hills Drive.

  • Lawton NAACP Youth Council show movie to celebrate Black History Month

    Lawton NAACP Youth Council show movie to celebrate Black History Month

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-02-19 23:00:22 GMT
    The Lawton NAACP Youth Council invited the community to celebrate Black History Month. (Source KSWO)The Lawton NAACP Youth Council invited the community to celebrate Black History Month. (Source KSWO)

    Kid's from across Lawton came out on Monday to celebrate Black History Month.

    Kid's from across Lawton came out on Monday to celebrate Black History Month.

  • Three-car crash on I-44 sends one to hospital

    Three-car crash on I-44 sends one to hospital

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-02-19 21:44:40 GMT
    This vehicle merged onto I-44, hitting another vehicle and causing a chain reaction crash. (Source KSWO)This vehicle merged onto I-44, hitting another vehicle and causing a chain reaction crash. (Source KSWO)

    Three cars were involved in a minor accident near the I-44 and Rogers Lane area late Monday morning.

    Three cars were involved in a minor accident near the I-44 and Rogers Lane area late Monday morning.

  • UPDATE: 'All Clear' given on OU campus

    UPDATE: 'All Clear' given on OU campus

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:14 PM EST2018-02-19 21:14:17 GMT
    A suspicious package has reportedly been found near the campus. (Source University of Oklahoma)A suspicious package has reportedly been found near the campus. (Source University of Oklahoma)

    A "law enforcement emergency" has been reported on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

    A "law enforcement emergency" has been reported on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

  • WFPD, WFFD respond to suspicious package call

    WFPD, WFFD respond to suspicious package call

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-19 20:29:17 GMT
    Around 9:08 a.m. on Monday, WFPD and WFFD responded to the 100 block of Evergreen Drive following a call about a suspicious package.  (Source: KAUZ)Around 9:08 a.m. on Monday, WFPD and WFFD responded to the 100 block of Evergreen Drive following a call about a suspicious package. (Source: KAUZ)

    Newschannel 6 is working to learn more about a bomb threat call on the north side of Wichita Falls.  

    Newschannel 6 is working to learn more about a bomb threat call on the north side of Wichita Falls.  

  • UPDATE: Woman assaulted, shot in Lawton apartment on Monday morning

    UPDATE: Woman assaulted, shot in Lawton apartment on Monday morning

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-02-19 17:59:05 GMT
    Emergency crews responded to reports of a shooting call near 40th and Ozmun on Monday morning. (Source KSWO)Emergency crews responded to reports of a shooting call near 40th and Ozmun on Monday morning. (Source KSWO)

    The Lawton Police Department responded to an assault and shooting early Monday morning.

    The Lawton Police Department responded to an assault and shooting early Monday morning.

  • WFPD: Quick Stop robbery suspect arrested

    WFPD: Quick Stop robbery suspect arrested

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:49 PM EST2018-02-19 17:49:37 GMT
    According to WFPD, Justin Cody McMinn, 30, was taken into custody at a home in the 1600 block of 31st Street on Friday afternoon. (Source: WCSO)According to WFPD, Justin Cody McMinn, 30, was taken into custody at a home in the 1600 block of 31st Street on Friday afternoon. (Source: WCSO)

    A man wanted in connection with a late January robbery of the Quick Stop on Holliday Road was arrested over the weekend. 

    A man wanted in connection with a late January robbery of the Quick Stop on Holliday Road was arrested over the weekend. 

  • Traffic stop in Wichita Co. ends with large pot bust

    Traffic stop in Wichita Co. ends with large pot bust

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:57 AM EST2018-02-19 15:57:41 GMT
    Around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, DPS troopers stopped a vehicle on US 287 near Iowa Park for a traffic violation. (Source: DPS)Around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, DPS troopers stopped a vehicle on US 287 near Iowa Park for a traffic violation. (Source: DPS)

    A traffic stop by troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety last week led to the seizure of more than 80 pounds of marijuana.

    A traffic stop by troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety last week led to the seizure of more than 80 pounds of marijuana.

  • Local dog wins "Best of Breed" award

    Local dog wins "Best of Breed" award

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-02-19 04:54:25 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A the flat-coated retriever named Thor, from Meers won best of breed at the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A the flat-coated retriever named Thor, from Meers won best of breed at the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: West Gore closed for construction

    TRAFFIC ALERT: West Gore closed for construction

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-02-19 01:46:14 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Starting on Monday, February 19, West Gore Boulevard between 74th Street and Southwest Crystal Hills Drive will in closed.

    Starting on Monday, February 19, West Gore Boulevard between 74th Street and Southwest Crystal Hills Drive will in closed.

  • Lawton's Divine 9 hosts annual Soul Food Fest

    Lawton's Divine 9 hosts annual Soul Food Fest

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:32 PM EST2018-02-19 01:32:17 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Lawton's Divine 9 put the soul in soul food at the 38th annual festival on Sunday.

    Lawton's Divine 9 put the soul in soul food at the 38th annual festival on Sunday.

  • Greater Galilee Baptist Church celebrates Black History Month

    Greater Galilee Baptist Church celebrates Black History Month

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-19 01:18:44 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Many community members gathered on Sunday for a special church service to observe Black History Month.

    Many community members gathered on Sunday for a special church service to observe Black History Month.

  • Space heater to blame for Lawton house fire

    Space heater to blame for Lawton house fire

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:13 PM EST2018-02-19 01:13:23 GMT
    Lawton home on the 1800 block of Floyd Ave that was destroyed in a fire that started in the garage. (Source KSWO)Lawton home on the 1800 block of Floyd Ave that was destroyed in a fire that started in the garage. (Source KSWO)

    Fire officials say they were called out to the home on the 1800 block of Floyd Ave around 11:20 Sunday morning.

    Fire officials say they were called out to the home on the 1800 block of Floyd Ave around 11:20 Sunday morning.

  • Fire spreads to multiple structures near US 62

    Fire spreads to multiple structures near US 62

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:52 PM EST2018-02-18 03:52:10 GMT
    One of the structure fires near U.S. 62 and Indiahoma Road on Saturday night. (Submitted photo)One of the structure fires near U.S. 62 and Indiahoma Road on Saturday night. (Submitted photo)

    Multiple structures caught fire on Saturday evening in Comanche County.

    Multiple structures caught fire on Saturday evening in Comanche County.

  • Off to the AmTryke races with AMBUCS

    Off to the AmTryke races with AMBUCS

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:19 PM EST2018-02-18 02:19:30 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    People at Lawton Central Mall geared up to race on Saturday all to raise awareness for a good cause!

    People at Lawton Central Mall geared up to race on Saturday all to raise awareness for a good cause!

  • Oklahoma firefighters train for wildfires on Fort Sill

    Oklahoma firefighters train for wildfires on Fort Sill

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:14 PM EST2018-02-18 02:14:03 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Nearly 300 firefighters from across Oklahoma sharpened their wildfire fighting skills at the eighth annual Destry Horton Wild Land School.

    Nearly 300 firefighters from across Oklahoma sharpened their wildfire fighting skills at the eighth annual Destry Horton Wild Land School.

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosts Project Alpha

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosts Project Alpha

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:47 PM EST2018-02-17 21:47:01 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Young men in the community learned about male responsibilities when it comes to sex and teen pregnancy Saturday at Project Alpha.

    Young men in the community learned about male responsibilities when it comes to sex and teen pregnancy Saturday at Project Alpha.

  • Man admits to robbing Lawton Dollar General

    Man admits to robbing Lawton Dollar General

    Friday, February 16 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-16 23:10:33 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A man has admitted to robbing a Dollar General on Cache road in Lawton last month.

    A man has admitted to robbing a Dollar General on Cache road in Lawton last month.

  • Korean War POW/MIA laid to rest in Oklahoma

    Korean War POW/MIA laid to rest in Oklahoma

    Friday, February 16 2018 6:07 PM EST2018-02-16 23:07:47 GMT
    (Source Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)(Source Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

    More than 60 years after being taken prisoner in the Korean War, an American hero and Oklahoma native was finally laid to rest Friday morning.

    More than 60 years after being taken prisoner in the Korean War, an American hero and Oklahoma native was finally laid to rest Friday morning.

  • Duncan Mayor discusses plans for helping police and fire departments after sales tax failed

    Duncan Mayor discusses plans for helping police and fire departments after sales tax failed

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:18 PM EST2018-02-16 22:18:08 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    On Tuesday, voters in Duncan rejected a 1% sales tax that would have helped the Duncan Police and Fire Departments. The city said they expected the sales tax to pass and now they're discussing some options that would help officers and firefighters. 

    On Tuesday, voters in Duncan rejected a 1% sales tax that would have helped the Duncan Police and Fire Departments. The city said they expected the sales tax to pass and now they're discussing some options that would help officers and firefighters. 

  • Flower Mound FD holds annual BBQ fundraiser

    Flower Mound FD holds annual BBQ fundraiser

    Friday, February 16 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-16 21:53:37 GMT

    The Flower Mound Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual fundraiser this Saturday. Fire Chief, Joshua Sullivan says it will be all you can eat. The money raised will go toward replenishing the account that they used to buy equipment. Sullivan says there is a lot of hard work that goes into putting this fundraiser together. 

    The Flower Mound Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual fundraiser this Saturday. Fire Chief, Joshua Sullivan says it will be all you can eat. The money raised will go toward replenishing the account that they used to buy equipment. Sullivan says there is a lot of hard work that goes into putting this fundraiser together. 

  • Memories of beloved Lawton boy live on following his brave fight

    Memories of beloved Lawton boy live on following his brave fight

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-02-16 20:29:05 GMT

    We want to send our condolences to the family of a very special boy.

    We want to send our condolences to the family of a very special boy.

  • UPDATE: Identity of victim released in deadly Marlow crash

    UPDATE: Identity of victim released in deadly Marlow crash

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-02-16 18:10:54 GMT
    A fatal accident happened around 6:30 on Friday morning east of Marlow. (Source KSWO)A fatal accident happened around 6:30 on Friday morning east of Marlow. (Source KSWO)

    Crews responded to a fatal vehicle collision in Stephens County around 6:30 Friday morning.

    Crews responded to a fatal vehicle collision in Stephens County around 6:30 Friday morning.

  • OKC teacher accused of Irish Mob ties

    OKC teacher accused of Irish Mob ties

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-02-16 20:21:36 GMT

    An Oklahoma City teacher has been arrested, accused of having ties to the Irish Mob. She was arrested at Northeast Academy this week. Police and ATF agents found at least three guns in Leva Drummond's home. In 2016 she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bringing contraband to an inmate at the Tulsa County Jail.   Because she received a two-year deferred sentence, not imposed, she's not considered a felon through the state's background checks. 

    An Oklahoma City teacher has been arrested, accused of having ties to the Irish Mob. She was arrested at Northeast Academy this week. Police and ATF agents found at least three guns in Leva Drummond's home. In 2016 she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bringing contraband to an inmate at the Tulsa County Jail.   Because she received a two-year deferred sentence, not imposed, she's not considered a felon through the state's background checks. 

  • OK Dems support new revenue raising bill

    OK Dems support new revenue raising bill

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:15 PM EST2018-02-16 20:15:41 GMT
    Source OK.govSource OK.gov

    While House and Senate committees in Oklahoma passed bills to cut $44-million in state agency funding over the next few months, Democrats are proposing a new revenue-raising bill. House Democrats are backing a plan by Republican state auditor Gary Jones, who is also running for governor. The plan would include a 5-percent increase in the Gross Production Tax on oil wells, a 75-cent tobacco tax and an increase in the fuel tax. 

    While House and Senate committees in Oklahoma passed bills to cut $44-million in state agency funding over the next few months, Democrats are proposing a new revenue-raising bill. House Democrats are backing a plan by Republican state auditor Gary Jones, who is also running for governor. The plan would include a 5-percent increase in the Gross Production Tax on oil wells, a 75-cent tobacco tax and an increase in the fuel tax. 

  • UPDATE: Arson suspect taken into custody in connection to 31st St fire

    UPDATE: Arson suspect taken into custody in connection to 31st St fire

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:06 PM EST2018-02-16 20:06:38 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    A suspect has been identified in the February 15th fire that left a woman with severe burns all over her body. A person of interest has been taken into custody.  By the time police arrived at the home on the 600 block of NW 31st Street just before 2:00 a.m., the suspect has already fled the scene. Police made contact with a resident who said his roommate was still inside of the burning residence. 

    A suspect has been identified in the February 15th fire that left a woman with severe burns all over her body. A person of interest has been taken into custody.  By the time police arrived at the home on the 600 block of NW 31st Street just before 2:00 a.m., the suspect has already fled the scene. Police made contact with a resident who said his roommate was still inside of the burning residence. 

  • Lawton man arrested in connection to wife's death

    Lawton man arrested in connection to wife's death

    Friday, February 16 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-02-16 19:39:03 GMT

    A Lawton man has been arrested in connection to the death of his wife. Brandon Harries has been arrested for second-degree manslaughter, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lawton Police responded to a medical emergency on the 7300 block on NW Andrews February 10th just after midnight. A woman was transported to the scene and pronounced deceased at an area hospital. 

    A Lawton man has been arrested in connection to the death of his wife. Brandon Harries has been arrested for second-degree manslaughter, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lawton Police responded to a medical emergency on the 7300 block on NW Andrews February 10th just after midnight. A woman was transported to the scene and pronounced deceased at an area hospital. 

  • Oklahoma man sentenced to death in toddler death case

    Oklahoma man sentenced to death in toddler death case

    Friday, February 16 2018 2:13 PM EST2018-02-16 19:13:21 GMT

    An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to death for the 2015 beating death of his ex-girlfriend’s son. The Oklahoman reports that 25-year-old Dustin Melvin Davison was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in the fatal beating of the toddler. He was sentenced Thursday. The child died on May 18, 2015, after suffering a skull fracture, brain bleeding, a broken jawbone and nearly 50 bruises below the neck. 

    An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to death for the 2015 beating death of his ex-girlfriend’s son. The Oklahoman reports that 25-year-old Dustin Melvin Davison was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in the fatal beating of the toddler. He was sentenced Thursday. The child died on May 18, 2015, after suffering a skull fracture, brain bleeding, a broken jawbone and nearly 50 bruises below the neck. 

  • Oklahoma City airport prepares for international flights

    Oklahoma City airport prepares for international flights

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:50 PM EST2018-02-16 17:50:00 GMT

    Oklahoma's Will Rogers World Airport director says a new gate will be added to the airport that's larger than others at the facility in hopes of someday adding international flights.

    Oklahoma's Will Rogers World Airport director says a new gate will be added to the airport that's larger than others at the facility in hopes of someday adding international flights.

  • Authorities: Boy burned after following dad's suicide advice

    Authorities: Boy burned after following dad's suicide advice

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:49 PM EST2018-02-16 17:49:36 GMT

    Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself.

    Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself.

  • CU named a top small college with least debt

    CU named a top small college with least debt

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:42 AM EST2018-02-16 16:42:23 GMT

    Cameron University has been named one of the top small colleges with the least average debt per borrower. Cameron ranks 18th in the nation according to LendEDU based on 2016 data. A small college was defined as a school with fewer than 800 graduates in a graduating class. For Cameron's Class of 2016, only 37 percent of undergraduates starting as first-time students and earning bachelor's degrees, graduated with debt. 

    Cameron University has been named one of the top small colleges with the least average debt per borrower. Cameron ranks 18th in the nation according to LendEDU based on 2016 data. A small college was defined as a school with fewer than 800 graduates in a graduating class. For Cameron's Class of 2016, only 37 percent of undergraduates starting as first-time students and earning bachelor's degrees, graduated with debt. 

  • Oklahoma student arrested after school shooting threat

    Oklahoma student arrested after school shooting threat

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-02-16 16:19:55 GMT

    Police say a 13-year-old Oklahoma City student has been arrested after threatening school violence on social media.

    Police say a 13-year-old Oklahoma City student has been arrested after threatening school violence on social media.

  • Overnight fire in Meers threatens home

    Overnight fire in Meers threatens home

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:40 AM EST2018-02-16 13:40:39 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    A fire in Meers off of North Kiowa Drive kept crews busy during the early morning hours on Friday.

    A fire in Meers off of North Kiowa Drive kept crews busy during the early morning hours on Friday.

  • Crews respond to house fire in Central High

    Crews respond to house fire in Central High

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-02-16 16:11:03 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

     Fire crews in Stephens County responded to a blaze at a home Friday morning.

     Fire crews in Stephens County responded to a blaze at a home Friday morning.

  • Motorcycle crash sends man to the hospital

    Motorcycle crash sends man to the hospital

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:47 PM EST2018-02-16 04:47:58 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    A motorcycle driver was sent to the hospital on Thursday night. 

    A motorcycle driver was sent to the hospital on Thursday night. 

  • Jury finds Lawton man not guilty on lewd molestation charges

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:33 PM EST2018-02-16 04:33:33 GMT

    A Comanche County jury has found a Lawton man not guilty on two counts of lewd molestation. 

    A Comanche County jury has found a Lawton man not guilty on two counts of lewd molestation. 

  • Crash sends Ringling police officer to the hospital

    Crash sends Ringling police officer to the hospital

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-16 04:30:59 GMT
    (Source: KXII)(Source: KXII)

    A Ringling Police Officer is in the hospital after crashing his personal vehicle while he was off duty on Thursday.  

    A Ringling Police Officer is in the hospital after crashing his personal vehicle while he was off duty on Thursday.  

  • Unemployment rate improves in Stephens County

    Unemployment rate improves in Stephens County

    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:57 PM EST2018-02-16 00:57:54 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Stephens County's unemployment rate has improved from last year. It stood at about 8.7 percent this time last year and is now at 5.3 percent. The foundation hopes to bring the unemployment rate down even further by bringing in more diverse businesses.    

    Stephens County's unemployment rate has improved from last year. It stood at about 8.7 percent this time last year and is now at 5.3 percent. The foundation hopes to bring the unemployment rate down even further by bringing in more diverse businesses.    

  • Investigators say Northwest Lawton fire was arson

    Investigators say Northwest Lawton fire was arson

    Thursday, February 15 2018 6:42 PM EST2018-02-15 23:42:46 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- More than half of a woman's body was severely burned in a fire that authorities believe was deliberately set.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- More than half of a woman's body was severely burned in a fire that authorities believe was deliberately set.

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: I-44 interchange reconstruction starts in Lawton Monday

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY: I-44 interchange reconstruction starts in Lawton Monday

    Thursday, February 15 2018 6:15 PM EST2018-02-15 23:15:43 GMT

    The Lawton I-44 interchange reconstruction is scheduled to start  A project to reconfigure the intersection of I-44 and US-62 (Rogers Ln.) in Lawton is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 19. Beginning Monday drivers are asked to be aware of workers in the area and can expect a reduced speed limit. Lane shifts and closures are expected this summer. Drivers should use extra caution and plan for additional travel time in this area.

    The Lawton I-44 interchange reconstruction is scheduled to start  A project to reconfigure the intersection of I-44 and US-62 (Rogers Ln.) in Lawton is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 19. Beginning Monday drivers are asked to be aware of workers in the area and can expect a reduced speed limit. Lane shifts and closures are expected this summer. Drivers should use extra caution and plan for additional travel time in this area.

  • Driver crashes into Lawton storage facility

    Driver crashes into Lawton storage facility

    Thursday, February 15 2018 6:11 PM EST2018-02-15 23:11:58 GMT

    An elderly woman crashed into a Lawton storage facility near SW 21st Street and A Avenue in Lawton today. According to authorities on the scene, the driver went through the Dollar General parking lot after mixing up the gas and brake pedals. Then, instead of hitting the brakes, she accelerated, went through a second parking lot, a fence and crashed into the storage building. The airbags did deploy and the driver was not injured. 

    An elderly woman crashed into a Lawton storage facility near SW 21st Street and A Avenue in Lawton today. According to authorities on the scene, the driver went through the Dollar General parking lot after mixing up the gas and brake pedals. Then, instead of hitting the brakes, she accelerated, went through a second parking lot, a fence and crashed into the storage building. The airbags did deploy and the driver was not injured. 

  • Jury is deliberating in lewd molestation trial

    Jury is deliberating in lewd molestation trial

    Thursday, February 15 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-02-15 22:51:26 GMT

    Deliberations are underway in the trial against a man accused of molesting children. Jurors began deliberating late this afternoon in the case of 57-year-old Don Mercer. In 2016, two underage girls told police that Mercer had touched them inappropriately under their clothes.

    Deliberations are underway in the trial against a man accused of molesting children. Jurors began deliberating late this afternoon in the case of 57-year-old Don Mercer. In 2016, two underage girls told police that Mercer had touched them inappropriately under their clothes.

  • Cameron’s Red River Career Expo continues to grow

    Cameron’s Red River Career Expo continues to grow

    Thursday, February 15 2018 4:05 PM EST2018-02-15 21:05:55 GMT

    Cameron University held their 21st annual Red River Career Expo today. Job seekers from across the area were invited to today's expo. Not only were Cameron University students and community members able to look for jobs and internships, but employers were able to interview numerous quality candidates in one convenient location. Fifty-four different companies came to today's event trying to find their next employees. 

    Cameron University held their 21st annual Red River Career Expo today. Job seekers from across the area were invited to today's expo. Not only were Cameron University students and community members able to look for jobs and internships, but employers were able to interview numerous quality candidates in one convenient location. Fifty-four different companies came to today's event trying to find their next employees. 

  • Governor Expands Burn Ban to 52 Counties

    Governor Expands Burn Ban to 52 Counties

    Thursday, February 15 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-02-15 20:19:53 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    Governor Mary Fallin expanded a burn ban to now include 52 counties because of extreme fire danger. “Drought conditions continue to worsen across the state with no measurable rainfall occurring in the western third of Oklahoma for the past 130 days, and central Oklahoma is approaching 40 days without rain,” said Fallin. 

    Governor Mary Fallin expanded a burn ban to now include 52 counties because of extreme fire danger. “Drought conditions continue to worsen across the state with no measurable rainfall occurring in the western third of Oklahoma for the past 130 days, and central Oklahoma is approaching 40 days without rain,” said Fallin. 

  • 7News Editorial- Good News

    7News Editorial- Good News

    Thursday, February 15 2018 2:51 PM EST2018-02-15 19:51:36 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Negative events are part of our daily lives.  In covering news, our duty is to tell you the stories that we feel have or will have an impact on your life. This year, we're working harder to uncover more positive stories in and around Texoma.  KSWO told you the story of Lawton Public Schools celebrating Global Play Day, a day dedicated to building social, critical skills, and relationships.  

    Negative events are part of our daily lives.  In covering news, our duty is to tell you the stories that we feel have or will have an impact on your life. This year, we're working harder to uncover more positive stories in and around Texoma.  KSWO told you the story of Lawton Public Schools celebrating Global Play Day, a day dedicated to building social, critical skills, and relationships.  

  • Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

    Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

    Thursday, February 15 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-02-15 19:07:20 GMT

    The remains of a U.S. soldier have been returned to his home state of Oklahoma nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War.

    The remains of a U.S. soldier have been returned to his home state of Oklahoma nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War.

  • Oklahoma court overturns death sentence for convicted killer

    Oklahoma court overturns death sentence for convicted killer

    Thursday, February 15 2018 2:07 PM EST2018-02-15 19:07:22 GMT

    An appeals court has overturned the death sentence given to a 30-year-old man convicted of hiring someone to kill his estranged, pregnant wife.

    An appeals court has overturned the death sentence given to a 30-year-old man convicted of hiring someone to kill his estranged, pregnant wife.

  • EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

    EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-02-15 18:36:30 GMT

    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke about his flight costs on Tuesday in a pair of interviews in New Hampshire, following a first-class flight to meet with the state’s Republican governor and tour a toxic waste site. Pruitt t...

    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke about his flight costs on Tuesday in a pair of interviews in New Hampshire, following a first-class flight to meet with the state’s Republican governor and tour a toxic waste site. Pruitt t...

  • Oklahoma plans to cut agency funding to close budget hole

    Oklahoma plans to cut agency funding to close budget hole

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-02-15 18:34:03 GMT

    Oklahoma leaders say they plan to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies, including public schools, to close a hole in the budget and ensure funding for three key health care agencies.

    Oklahoma leaders say they plan to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies, including public schools, to close a hole in the budget and ensure funding for three key health care agencies.

  • 1-month-old baby found dead in southwest Oklahoma City

    1-month-old baby found dead in southwest Oklahoma City

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-02-15 18:34:10 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Police say a 1-month-old baby has been found dead in an apartment in southwest Oklahoma City.

    Police say a 1-month-old baby has been found dead in an apartment in southwest Oklahoma City.

  • UPDATE: Lawton Fire extinguishes house fire on west side of town

    UPDATE: Lawton Fire extinguishes house fire on west side of town

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-02-15 18:15:48 GMT
    LFD extinguished a house fire a little before noon on Thursday morning. (Source KSWO)LFD extinguished a house fire a little before noon on Thursday morning. (Source KSWO)

    The Lawton Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire in the 1100 block of NW 74th Street. 

    The Lawton Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire in the 1100 block of NW 74th Street. 

  • Oklahoma Department of Corrections announces hiring freeze

    Oklahoma Department of Corrections announces hiring freeze

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-02-15 18:10:53 GMT

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has announced a hiring freeze, citing uncertainty with the current fiscal year budget. The Tulsa World reports that the hiring freeze announced Wednesday would apply to all posts except for correctional officers, food service workers and maintenance staff. It also won’t apply to those with employment offers. 

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has announced a hiring freeze, citing uncertainty with the current fiscal year budget. The Tulsa World reports that the hiring freeze announced Wednesday would apply to all posts except for correctional officers, food service workers and maintenance staff. It also won’t apply to those with employment offers. 

  • Creationist's speech back on at university in Oklahoma

    Creationist's speech back on at university in Oklahoma

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-02-15 18:03:58 GMT

    The founder of a Kentucky creationism museum will appear at an Oklahoma university, after all, after the student body president initially canceled the event over objections of female and LGBTQ students and their...

    The founder of a Kentucky creationism museum will appear at an Oklahoma university, after all, after the student body president initially canceled the event over objections of female and LGBTQ students and their supporters.

  • Oklahoma sheriff and 3 others charged in inmate's death

    Oklahoma sheriff and 3 others charged in inmate's death

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:04 PM EST2018-02-15 18:04:02 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    An Oklahoma sheriff and three others have been charged in the 2016 death of an inmate, who spent more than two days in a restraint chair.

    An Oklahoma sheriff and three others have been charged in the 2016 death of an inmate, who spent more than two days in a restraint chair.

  • Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy's manslaughter conviction upheld

    Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy's manslaughter conviction upheld

    Thursday, February 15 2018 1:04 PM EST2018-02-15 18:04:06 GMT

    The manslaughter conviction of a white former Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been upheld.

    The manslaughter conviction of a white former Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been upheld.

  • Burn ban continues for Stephens County

    Burn ban continues for Stephens County

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:10 PM EST2018-02-15 17:10:04 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    Stephens County has been placed under a burn ban. Even if the Governor’s burn ban is canceled, the Stephens County Commissioners burn ban will continue until February 26th. Commissioners have determined that there is an extreme fire danger in the area. During the burn ban, no one is allowed to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands. Bonfires, campfires, burning trash is also banned. 

    Stephens County has been placed under a burn ban. Even if the Governor’s burn ban is canceled, the Stephens County Commissioners burn ban will continue until February 26th. Commissioners have determined that there is an extreme fire danger in the area. During the burn ban, no one is allowed to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wildlands. Bonfires, campfires, burning trash is also banned. 

  • LPD arrests woman accused of Feb 12th shooting

    LPD arrests woman accused of Feb 12th shooting

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:42 AM EST2018-02-15 16:42:24 GMT

    An arrest has been made in the February 12th shooting on the 6400 block of NW Oak. READ MORE: Woman shot in the ankle during domestic situation Devon Manigualt has been arrested for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The victims told Lawton police that two suspects came to their residence and a disturbance ensued. During the disturbance, one of the suspects shot one of the victims and used the pistol to assault the other victim. 

    An arrest has been made in the February 12th shooting on the 6400 block of NW Oak. READ MORE: Woman shot in the ankle during domestic situation Devon Manigualt has been arrested for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The victims told Lawton police that two suspects came to their residence and a disturbance ensued. During the disturbance, one of the suspects shot one of the victims and used the pistol to assault the other victim. 

  • First Pediatric Flu Death reported in OK; Free Flu Shots are available

    First Pediatric Flu Death reported in OK; Free Flu Shots are available

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:26 AM EST2018-02-15 16:26:57 GMT
    Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed the first pediatric death associated with the flu since the season began in September. An Oklahoma County resident between the ages of 5 and 18 has passed away. There have been record-breaking numbers this season in Oklahoma with 3,440 flu-associated hospitalizations, and 153 deaths. Over 1,800 Oklahomans over the age of 65 and over 400 under the age of 18 have been hospitalized due to medical complications from the flu. Those ...
    Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed the first pediatric death associated with the flu since the season began in September. An Oklahoma County resident between the ages of 5 and 18 has passed away. There have been record-breaking numbers this season in Oklahoma with 3,440 flu-associated hospitalizations, and 153 deaths. Over 1,800 Oklahomans over the age of 65 and over 400 under the age of 18 have been hospitalized due to medical complications from the flu. Those ...
  • One in hospital after crash in Caddo County

    One in hospital after crash in Caddo County

    Thursday, February 15 2018 5:37 AM EST2018-02-15 10:37:48 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    A man from Lookeba is in a hospital this morning after two crashes.

    A man from Lookeba is in a hospital this morning after two crashes.

  • Lawton police investigate house fire as arson

    Lawton police investigate house fire as arson

    Thursday, February 15 2018 5:14 AM EST2018-02-15 10:14:56 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    Lawton police and fire crews are looking into an overnight house fire in the 600 block of NW 31st St.

    Lawton police and fire crews are looking into an overnight house fire in the 600 block of NW 31st St.

  • Fire gets too close for comfort for Pecan Valley South residents

    Fire gets too close for comfort for Pecan Valley South residents

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:45 PM EST2018-02-15 04:45:22 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    A fire that scorched 125 acres west of Lawton near Lee and 112th street hit too close to home for a Pecan Valley South resident who had to evacuate a few years back due to a fire the same area.

    A fire that scorched 125 acres west of Lawton near Lee and 112th street hit too close to home for a Pecan Valley South resident who had to evacuate a few years back due to a fire the same area.

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 52nd Street Road Closure

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 52nd Street Road Closure

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:38 PM EST2018-02-15 04:38:46 GMT

     If you are driving through Lawton tomorrow, there's a road closure you need to know about. Northwest 52nd Street between 50th Street and Atom Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 9:00 tomorrow morning until 2:00 in the afternoon while a waterline is being replaced. Detour signs will be in place but the city recommends avoiding the area if possible. 

     If you are driving through Lawton tomorrow, there's a road closure you need to know about. Northwest 52nd Street between 50th Street and Atom Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 9:00 tomorrow morning until 2:00 in the afternoon while a waterline is being replaced. Detour signs will be in place but the city recommends avoiding the area if possible. 

  • Former Porter Hill firefighter charged with rape

    Former Porter Hill firefighter charged with rape

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:31 PM EST2018-02-15 04:31:21 GMT
    Cameron Spatara (Source Comanche County Jail)Cameron Spatara (Source Comanche County Jail)

     Former Porter Hill firefighter Cameron Spatara is accused of having sex with a minor. Officials arrested 24-year-old Cameron Spatara this week, after a year of investigating the accusations. Police say Spatara had sex with a 14-year-old girl at least twice in 2016. Spatara told police the girl had sex with him while he was asleep but the girl told police the sex was consensual and text messages between the two discussed their intimate relationship. Police ...

     Former Porter Hill firefighter Cameron Spatara is accused of having sex with a minor. Officials arrested 24-year-old Cameron Spatara this week, after a year of investigating the accusations. Police say Spatara had sex with a 14-year-old girl at least twice in 2016. Spatara told police the girl had sex with him while he was asleep but the girl told police the sex was consensual and text messages between the two discussed their intimate relationship. Police ...

  • 17 die in Florida high school shooting

    17 die in Florida high school shooting

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 3:05 PM EST2018-02-14 20:05:22 GMT
    Wednesday, February 14 2018 10:57 PM EST2018-02-15 03:57:44 GMT

    The 17 who were killed were both students and adults. The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a former student who was expelled.

    The 17 who were killed were both students and adults. The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a former student who was expelled.

  • Motorcyclist arrested following crash in Lawton

    Motorcyclist arrested following crash in Lawton

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 10:54 PM EST2018-02-15 03:54:19 GMT

    A motorcyclist was arrested following a crash at 38th and Cache Road just after six this evening. Lawton Police say his motorcycle was traveling east on Cache Road when a driver in a car abruptly changed lanes in front of him. We're told the motorcyclist locked his brakes and slid into the curb causing him to crash. The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital and later arrested for driving under the influence and driving under suspension. 

    A motorcyclist was arrested following a crash at 38th and Cache Road just after six this evening. Lawton Police say his motorcycle was traveling east on Cache Road when a driver in a car abruptly changed lanes in front of him. We're told the motorcyclist locked his brakes and slid into the curb causing him to crash. The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital and later arrested for driving under the influence and driving under suspension. 

  • Wreck on Highway 62 sends one to hospital

    Wreck on Highway 62 sends one to hospital

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 10:52 PM EST2018-02-15 03:52:35 GMT

    An accident involving a semi-truck sent one person to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. It happened a little after 2 p.m. on Highway 62 about a mile west of Deyo Mission Road. According to OHP, a white truck was parked on the side of the road when a semi-truck car hauler slammed into the back of it for an unknown reason. The driver of the smaller truck was taken to the hospital by ambulance, the extent of his injuries are unknown. Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All Rights Reserved.

    An accident involving a semi-truck sent one person to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. It happened a little after 2 p.m. on Highway 62 about a mile west of Deyo Mission Road. According to OHP, a white truck was parked on the side of the road when a semi-truck car hauler slammed into the back of it for an unknown reason. The driver of the smaller truck was taken to the hospital by ambulance, the extent of his injuries are unknown. Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All Rights Reserved.

  • Trial of Lawton man accused of lewd acts begins

    Trial of Lawton man accused of lewd acts begins

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 10:51 PM EST2018-02-15 03:51:21 GMT

    A jury has been seated and at least one witness took the stand today in the trial of a Lawton man accused of inappropriately touching children. Don Mercer is charged with two counts of lewd molestation.  In 2016, Lawton police say two underage girls told them that Mercer had touched them under their clothes. The trial is set to resume tomorrow morning at the Comanche County Courthouse. 

    A jury has been seated and at least one witness took the stand today in the trial of a Lawton man accused of inappropriately touching children. Don Mercer is charged with two counts of lewd molestation.  In 2016, Lawton police say two underage girls told them that Mercer had touched them under their clothes. The trial is set to resume tomorrow morning at the Comanche County Courthouse. 

  • Lawton mother delivers baby in hospital hallway

    Lawton mother delivers baby in hospital hallway

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:52 PM EST2018-02-14 23:52:59 GMT
    [Source KSWO][Source KSWO]

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A local paramedic helped one Lawton mother of four welcome her fifth child into the world.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A local paramedic helped one Lawton mother of four welcome her fifth child into the world.

  • Altus Air Force Base Airmen pay special visit to veterans for Valentines Day

    Altus Air Force Base Airmen pay special visit to veterans for Valentines Day

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-02-14 22:40:45 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    It was a special Valentine's Day for veterans in Altus. Airmen from the Altus Air force base went to several assisted living facilities delivering hand made gifts. It was all a part of their annual event called, "Valentines for Vets." 

    It was a special Valentine's Day for veterans in Altus. Airmen from the Altus Air force base went to several assisted living facilities delivering hand made gifts. It was all a part of their annual event called, "Valentines for Vets." 

  • Large grass fire sparks west of Lawton, burns near neighborhood

    Large grass fire sparks west of Lawton, burns near neighborhood

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 5:16 PM EST2018-02-14 22:16:59 GMT

    A large grass fire kept multiple fire departments busy on Wednesday afternoon. A fire broke out around 2 p.m. near SW 112th and Lee Blvd. The fire burned near Pecan Valley South and Pecan Lake but no structures appeared to be damaged in the blaze. Our crew said the fire burned about a mile and a half in length but officials have not said exactly how many acres were We will update this story if more information is released. Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All Rights Reserved.

    A large grass fire kept multiple fire departments busy on Wednesday afternoon. A fire broke out around 2 p.m. near SW 112th and Lee Blvd. The fire burned near Pecan Valley South and Pecan Lake but no structures appeared to be damaged in the blaze. Our crew said the fire burned about a mile and a half in length but officials have not said exactly how many acres were We will update this story if more information is released. Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma. All Rights Reserved.

  • Empire Elementary holds annual science fair

    Empire Elementary holds annual science fair

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-02-14 22:05:05 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, which type bread forms mold the fastest and which brand of paper towels are the most absorbent - Those are just some of the questions students dove into Wednesday at the Empire Elementary School Science Fair.

    The number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, which type bread forms mold the fastest and which brand of paper towels are the most absorbent - Those are just some of the questions students dove into Wednesday at the Empire Elementary School Science Fair.

  • FFA 4-H Friend of the Week: Amy White

    FFA 4-H Friend of the Week: Amy White

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 4:56 PM EST2018-02-14 21:56:53 GMT

    Amy White is the next student to be featured in our FFA 4-H Friend of the Week Series. Not only is she very active in her FFA Chapter, she also runs her own business. 

    Amy White is the next student to be featured in our FFA 4-H Friend of the Week Series. Not only is she very active in her FFA Chapter, she also runs her own business. 

  • Altus city leaders graduate from leadership training course

    Altus city leaders graduate from leadership training course

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:44 AM EST2018-02-14 16:44:45 GMT

    Four Altus leaders have graduated from a leadership training course and are hoping to bring what they learned back to their city.

    Four Altus leaders have graduated from a leadership training course and are hoping to bring what they learned back to their city.

  • Lawton Farmers Market Institute to teach people how to raise chickens

    Lawton Farmers Market Institute to teach people how to raise chickens

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-02-14 17:24:46 GMT
    The Lawton Farmers Market wants to help people learn how to raise chickens in their backyard.  (Source Facebook)The Lawton Farmers Market wants to help people learn how to raise chickens in their backyard. (Source Facebook)

    Ever wanted to learn how to raise chickens in your backyard? 

    Ever wanted to learn how to raise chickens in your backyard? 

  • Local film premieres this weekend

    Local film premieres this weekend

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:16 AM EST2018-02-14 16:16:14 GMT
    (Source Dan E. Tibbs, Great Plains Technology Center)(Source Dan E. Tibbs, Great Plains Technology Center)

    A group of current and former video production students from the Great Plains Technology Center will premiere their first feature film this weekend.

    A group of current and former video production students from the Great Plains Technology Center will premiere their first feature film this weekend.

  • Altus police investigating drive-by shooting on Wednesday morning

    Altus police investigating drive-by shooting on Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:02 AM EST2018-02-14 16:02:28 GMT
    Altus police are investigating a shooting incident which happened at the intersection of 8th and Howse on Wednesday morning. (Source KSWO)Altus police are investigating a shooting incident which happened at the intersection of 8th and Howse on Wednesday morning. (Source KSWO)

    Altus police are looking into a drive-by shooting which happened early Wednesday morning.

    Altus police are looking into a drive-by shooting which happened early Wednesday morning.

  • Lawton City Council discusses plans for fire department's ambulances

    Lawton City Council discusses plans for fire department's ambulances

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-02-14 04:59:58 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    The future plans for the ambulances the Lawton Fire Department purchased were discussed at the Lawton City Council meeting on Tuesday night. 

    The future plans for the ambulances the Lawton Fire Department purchased were discussed at the Lawton City Council meeting on Tuesday night. 

  • New Chickasha toll plaza to open February 13th

    New Chickasha toll plaza to open February 13th

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 10:30 PM EST2018-02-14 03:30:12 GMT
    The new toll plaza is set to open on Tuesday night. (Source KSWO)The new toll plaza is set to open on Tuesday night. (Source KSWO)

    The new Chickasha toll plaza is set to open later tonight. The toll is located about 15 miles south of Chickasha at mile marker 66 of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will open the southbound plaza around 11:00 tonight. The northbound plaza will open at 1:30 tomorrow morning. The new plaza provides wider lanes, enhanced safety features as well as improved technology for drivers. 

    The new Chickasha toll plaza is set to open later tonight. The toll is located about 15 miles south of Chickasha at mile marker 66 of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will open the southbound plaza around 11:00 tonight. The northbound plaza will open at 1:30 tomorrow morning. The new plaza provides wider lanes, enhanced safety features as well as improved technology for drivers. 

  • Retriever from Meers wins best of breed at Westminster Dog Show

    Retriever from Meers wins best of breed at Westminster Dog Show

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 10:28 PM EST2018-02-14 03:28:31 GMT

    A local dog, Thor, won best of breed at the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Thor is flat-coated retriever from Meers and was shown by Handler Tiffany Knox. He is owned by Texoma residents Cindy and John Zelbst. Cindy Zelbst tells us Thor will compete in the Sporting group next. If he wins that group, he'll then compete for best in show. 

    A local dog, Thor, won best of breed at the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. Thor is flat-coated retriever from Meers and was shown by Handler Tiffany Knox. He is owned by Texoma residents Cindy and John Zelbst. Cindy Zelbst tells us Thor will compete in the Sporting group next. If he wins that group, he'll then compete for best in show. 

  • February 13th special and school election results

    February 13th special and school election results

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 9:55 PM EST2018-02-14 02:55:18 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Oklahoma voters headed to the polls for school and special elections today… The results are starting to pour in. On the ballot in Duncan was a one-percent public safety sales tax to help fund the police and fire departments. It did not pass. 51-percent of voters were against the proposition. In Elgin, voters approved a proposed quarter sales tax extension that will benefit the Department of Parks and Recreation by 87 percent. 

    Oklahoma voters headed to the polls for school and special elections today… The results are starting to pour in. On the ballot in Duncan was a one-percent public safety sales tax to help fund the police and fire departments. It did not pass. 51-percent of voters were against the proposition. In Elgin, voters approved a proposed quarter sales tax extension that will benefit the Department of Parks and Recreation by 87 percent. 

  • LFD says one woman died in Monday night fire

    LFD says one woman died in Monday night fire

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-02-14 00:29:10 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The Lawton Fire Marshal's Office said a women died at the Cambridge Estates Apartment Complex on Monday night. Another person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

    The Lawton Fire Marshal's Office said a women died at the Cambridge Estates Apartment Complex on Monday night. Another person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

  • SWOK officials weigh in on Step Up Oklahoma

    SWOK officials weigh in on Step Up Oklahoma

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-02-13 22:58:57 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    One local representative who cast a no vote for a bill designed to give teachers a pay raise says he did so because of the massive tax increases it would bring.

    One local representative who cast a no vote for a bill designed to give teachers a pay raise says he did so because of the massive tax increases it would bring.

  • Oklahoma finance secretary accused of choking now-ex-wife

    Oklahoma finance secretary accused of choking now-ex-wife

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 2:05 PM EST2018-02-13 19:05:31 GMT
    Preston DoerflingerPreston Doerflinger

    Police say the now-ex-wife of one of the Oklahoma governor's top aides accused him of choking her years ago, but no charges were filed.

    Police say the now-ex-wife of one of the Oklahoma governor's top aides accused him of choking her years ago, but no charges were filed.

  • Oklahoma woman facing rape charges resigns as teacher

    Oklahoma woman facing rape charges resigns as teacher

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-02-13 19:04:28 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    An Oklahoma woman accused of raping one of her four foster children has resigned from a junior high school.

    An Oklahoma woman accused of raping one of her four foster children has resigned from a junior high school.

  • Oklahoma lawmaker wants judge removed over rape plea deal

    Oklahoma lawmaker wants judge removed over rape plea deal

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 2:03 PM EST2018-02-13 19:03:17 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed legislation calling for the ouster of a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp.

    An Oklahoma lawmaker is calling for the ouster of a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers reject $581 million tax package

    Oklahoma lawmakers reject $581 million tax package

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 1:58 PM EST2018-02-13 18:58:36 GMT
    Source OK.govSource OK.gov

    The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation to fund a $5,000 teacher pay raise and provide additional revenue for health care and other core government services.

    The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation to fund a $5,000 teacher pay raise and provide additional revenue for health care and other core government services.

  • Fire breaks out at Lawton apartment complex

    Fire breaks out at Lawton apartment complex

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-13 03:46:28 GMT

    Firefighters have been battling an apartment fire in east Lawton. They got the call to 4315 Southeast Camelot Drive just before 9:00 p.m. That's the Cambridge Estates Apartments. Witnesses reported hearing a couple of explosions before the fire broke out. We could see the smoke billowing over the complex from our studios a couple of miles away. Crews were initially reporting that someone may have been trapped. 

    Firefighters have been battling an apartment fire in east Lawton. They got the call to 4315 Southeast Camelot Drive just before 9:00 p.m. That's the Cambridge Estates Apartments. Witnesses reported hearing a couple of explosions before the fire broke out. We could see the smoke billowing over the complex from our studios a couple of miles away. Crews were initially reporting that someone may have been trapped. 

  • Camper destroyed by fire near Lake Lawtonka

    Camper destroyed by fire near Lake Lawtonka

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 12:26 PM EST2018-02-13 17:26:23 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    Fire crews in Comanche County responded to a structure fire near Medicine Park.

    Fire crews in Comanche County responded to a structure fire near Medicine Park.

  • One transported to hospital after late night crash in Lawton

    One transported to hospital after late night crash in Lawton

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 12:23 PM EST2018-02-13 17:23:55 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    An overnight crash caused lanes to be temporarily closed in Lawton.

    An overnight crash caused lanes to be temporarily closed in Lawton.

  • Hundreds of teachers rally at Capitol for Step Up Oklahoma Plan

    Hundreds of teachers rally at Capitol for Step Up Oklahoma Plan

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 8:25 AM EST2018-02-13 13:25:44 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Ahead of a state budget vote, educators and civic leaders from across the state teamed up to show their support for the Step Up Oklahoma Plan at the capitol today.

    Ahead of a state budget vote, educators and civic leaders from across the state teamed up to show their support for the Step Up Oklahoma Plan at the capitol today.

  • Lawton Farmers Market could be moving to a permanent location

    Lawton Farmers Market could be moving to a permanent location

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-13 03:56:03 GMT

    The Lawton Farmers Market could be moving downtown. That's according to an item on Lawton city council agenda proposing a permanent move to a parking lot off fourth street near the old City Hall. Both Dr. Legako and Councilman Dwight Tanner Jr. are hoping the farmers market can go here in the parking lot the old City Hall and they say having it here would be good for the city. 

    The Lawton Farmers Market could be moving downtown. That's according to an item on Lawton city council agenda proposing a permanent move to a parking lot off fourth street near the old City Hall. Both Dr. Legako and Councilman Dwight Tanner Jr. are hoping the farmers market can go here in the parking lot the old City Hall and they say having it here would be good for the city. 

  • Woman shot in the ankle during domestic situation

    Woman shot in the ankle during domestic situation

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-02-13 03:49:35 GMT

    Lawton Police were called to investigate shooting a little after 7:00 tonight. Dispatchers told officers a woman has been shot in the ankle at a home in the 6400 block of Northwest Oak. Police say two people came to the victim's home and a disturbance broke out. LPS says one of the suspect's shot the woman and assaulted the other person with the pistol. Both suspects were taken to the police station for interviews with detectives.

    Lawton Police were called to investigate shooting a little after 7:00 tonight. Dispatchers told officers a woman has been shot in the ankle at a home in the 6400 block of Northwest Oak. Police say two people came to the victim's home and a disturbance broke out. LPS says one of the suspect's shot the woman and assaulted the other person with the pistol. Both suspects were taken to the police station for interviews with detectives.

  • Demolition of Sheridan Rd Elementary begins

    Demolition of Sheridan Rd Elementary begins

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-02-13 03:32:26 GMT

    Despite today's chilly temperatures, demolition of the former Sheridan Road Elementary School began today on Fort Sill. Students from Sheridan Road Elementary began classes at Freedom Elementary School in 20-5. Contractors say the remainder of demolition, haul off, dirt work, and compaction may take until March 26th.

    Despite today's chilly temperatures, demolition of the former Sheridan Road Elementary School began today on Fort Sill. Students from Sheridan Road Elementary began classes at Freedom Elementary School in 20-5. Contractors say the remainder of demolition, haul off, dirt work, and compaction may take until March 26th.

  • Cameron University celebrates Darwin Day

    Cameron University celebrates Darwin Day

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:27 PM EST2018-02-13 03:27:27 GMT

    Cameron's National Biology Honor Society celebrated Darwin Day this evening. Professor of Biology Dr. Mike Dunn presented his research-- "The Division of Populations into Lineages: A Case Study." He says Darwin Day is meant to show how far science has come since evolution was first discovered. 

    Cameron's National Biology Honor Society celebrated Darwin Day this evening. Professor of Biology Dr. Mike Dunn presented his research-- "The Division of Populations into Lineages: A Case Study." He says Darwin Day is meant to show how far science has come since evolution was first discovered. 

  • Measles case confirmed in Norman

    Measles case confirmed in Norman

    Monday, February 12 2018 5:26 PM EST2018-02-12 22:26:54 GMT

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles in the state. 

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles in the state. 

  • UPDATE: Identity of Airman killed on Sunday released

    UPDATE: Identity of Airman killed on Sunday released

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:49 PM EST2018-02-12 21:49:26 GMT
    An Altus airman was killed in a bicycle accident on Sunday. (Source Stock Photo AAFB)An Altus airman was killed in a bicycle accident on Sunday. (Source Stock Photo AAFB)

    An Airman at Altus Air Force Base was killed in a bicycle accident on Sunday.

    An Airman at Altus Air Force Base was killed in a bicycle accident on Sunday.

  • New toll plaza set to open Tuesday night

    New toll plaza set to open Tuesday night

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:37 PM EST2018-02-12 21:37:24 GMT
    The new toll plaza is set to open on Tuesday night. (Source KSWO)The new toll plaza is set to open on Tuesday night. (Source KSWO)

    Travelers headed to Oklahoma City will notice a change starting this week. 

    Travelers headed to Oklahoma City will notice a change starting this week. 

  • Helicopter hog hunt closing parts of refuge

    Helicopter hog hunt closing parts of refuge

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:35 PM EST2018-02-12 21:35:05 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Parts of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be closed this week as officials hunt from a helicopter to control the feral hog population.

    Parts of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be closed this week as officials hunt from a helicopter to control the feral hog population.

  • Oklahoma woman sentenced to life in daughter's crucifix death

    Oklahoma woman sentenced to life in daughter's crucifix death

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-02-12 21:27:21 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing her adult daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil.

    An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing her adult daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil.

  • Armed person shot to death at southern Oklahoma travel plaza

    Armed person shot to death at southern Oklahoma travel plaza

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:25 PM EST2018-02-12 21:25:56 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Stock Image Library)(Source: Raycom Stock Image Library)

    Security officers at a southern Oklahoma travel plaza have shot and killed a person who they say was brandishing a weapon.

    Security officers at a southern Oklahoma travel plaza have shot and killed a person who they say was brandishing a weapon.

  • School bonds, sales taxes highlight Tuesday elections

    School bonds, sales taxes highlight Tuesday elections

    Monday, February 12 2018 4:20 PM EST2018-02-12 21:20:00 GMT
    Dozens of elections being held on Tuesday across Southwest Oklahoma, entire state. (Source KSWO)Dozens of elections being held on Tuesday across Southwest Oklahoma, entire state. (Source KSWO)

    Voters across the state will be headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote in a variety of elections including sales tax proposals, school bonds and multiple Board of Education races.

    Voters across the state will be headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote in a variety of elections including sales tax proposals, school bonds and multiple Board of Education races.

  • Young Co.added to growing burn ban list

    Young Co.added to growing burn ban list

    Monday, February 12 2018 1:09 PM EST2018-02-12 18:09:27 GMT
    On Monday, just before Noon, Young County Sheriff Travis Babcock posted to Facebook that a county-wide burn ban was effective immediately. (Source KAUZ)On Monday, just before Noon, Young County Sheriff Travis Babcock posted to Facebook that a county-wide burn ban was effective immediately. (Source KAUZ)

    Another county in Texoma is under a burn ban.  

    Another county in Texoma is under a burn ban.  

  • Country singer Daryle Singletary dies at age 46

    Country singer Daryle Singletary dies at age 46

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:54 PM EST2018-02-12 17:54:53 GMT
    Monday, February 12 2018 12:57 PM EST2018-02-12 17:57:32 GMT
    Daryle Singletary died at his home on Monday. He was 46. (Source Associated Press)Daryle Singletary died at his home on Monday. He was 46. (Source Associated Press)

    Country singer Daryle Singletary, who sang songs like "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," died Monday at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee.

    Country singer Daryle Singletary, who sang songs like "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," died Monday at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee.

  • Special Valentine's Day adoption fee in Wichita Falls

    Special Valentine's Day adoption fee in Wichita Falls

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:10 PM EST2018-02-12 17:10:48 GMT
    The City of Wichita Falls Animal Services Center will have a special adoption fee for the day of love. (Source: Photograpgher Irene Lasus)The City of Wichita Falls Animal Services Center will have a special adoption fee for the day of love. (Source: Photograpgher Irene Lasus)

    If you have been thinking about getting a furry friend for your significant other this Valentine's Day you are in luck.  

    If you have been thinking about getting a furry friend for your significant other this Valentine's Day you are in luck.  

  • MEDWATCH: How to prevent heart disease

    MEDWATCH: How to prevent heart disease

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-12 15:22:37 GMT

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, that's 1 in every 4 deaths. 

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, that's 1 in every 4 deaths. 

  • Lawton couple gifted new home for 58th anniversary

    Lawton couple gifted new home for 58th anniversary

    Sunday, February 11 2018 7:26 PM EST2018-02-12 00:26:23 GMT
    Shirley and Jimmie Stevenson walk in their new home for the first time. (Source KSWO)Shirley and Jimmie Stevenson walk in their new home for the first time. (Source KSWO)

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A Lawton couple got an early Valentine's Day gift that will last a lifetime.

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A Lawton couple got an early Valentine's Day gift that will last a lifetime.

  • Fighting skills tested at Original Tough Man Contest

    Fighting skills tested at Original Tough Man Contest

    Saturday, February 10 2018 11:37 PM EST2018-02-11 04:37:56 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Contestants were fighting for the fame and glory on Saturday at the Great Plains Coliseum.

    Contestants were fighting for the fame and glory on Saturday at the Great Plains Coliseum.

  • Cameron fans warm up at Chuckwagon Cook-Out

    Cameron fans warm up at Chuckwagon Cook-Out

    Saturday, February 10 2018 8:17 PM EST2018-02-11 01:17:17 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Ahead of Cameron University's basketball game Saturday afternoon, alumni, students and staff held an old-fashioned cook-out like back in the wild west days.

    Ahead of Cameron University's basketball game Saturday afternoon, alumni, students and staff held an old-fashioned cook-out like back in the wild west days.

  • Polar Plunge lives up to the arctic name

    Polar Plunge lives up to the arctic name

    Saturday, February 10 2018 8:15 PM EST2018-02-11 01:15:44 GMT
    A group taking the plunge into freezing waters to raise money for the Great Plains Special Olympics. (Source KSWO)A group taking the plunge into freezing waters to raise money for the Great Plains Special Olympics. (Source KSWO)

    The water and air temperatures were freezing as brave souls jumped into the pool at the Lawton Country Club.

    The water and air temperatures were freezing as brave souls jumped into the pool at the Lawton Country Club.

  • Book swap encourages good reading habits

    Book swap encourages good reading habits

    Saturday, February 10 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-11 01:12:21 GMT
    Parents and kids pick out a new book and swap it their old one at the Lawton Public Library (Source KSWO)Parents and kids pick out a new book and swap it their old one at the Lawton Public Library (Source KSWO)

    United Way of Southwest Oklahoma Success By 6 program held their second annual Children's Book Swap on Saturday at Lawton's Public Library.

    United Way of Southwest Oklahoma Success By 6 program held their second annual Children's Book Swap on Saturday at Lawton's Public Library.

  • Homeless feeding ministry moves locations

    Homeless feeding ministry moves locations

    Saturday, February 10 2018 8:10 PM EST2018-02-11 01:10:26 GMT
    People line up to get a warm meal at the Patterson Center thanks to the Community Feeding for the Homeless and Hungry. (Source KSWO)People line up to get a warm meal at the Patterson Center thanks to the Community Feeding for the Homeless and Hungry. (Source KSWO)

    Community Feeding for the Homeless and Hungry is monthly feeding program that was previously held at Lawton Public Library, but will now be held at the Patterson Center located at 4 Northeast Arlington Avenue.

    Community Feeding for the Homeless and Hungry is monthly feeding program that was previously held at Lawton Public Library, but will now be held at the Patterson Center located at 4 Northeast Arlington Avenue.

  • Lawton RV and Boat Show draws crowd

    Lawton RV and Boat Show draws crowd

    Saturday, February 10 2018 4:27 PM EST2018-02-10 21:27:50 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Many escaped this brutal, cold weather Saturday by staying inside and going to the Lawton RV and Boat Show.

    Many escaped this brutal, cold weather Saturday by staying inside and going to the Lawton RV and Boat Show.

  • Cameron University's homecoming weekend

    Cameron University's homecoming weekend

    Friday, February 9 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-02-10 01:46:52 GMT
    (Source Cameron University)(Source Cameron University)

    Cameron University's 2018 homecoming is a fairytale come true!

    Cameron University's 2018 homecoming is a fairytale come true!

  • Oklahoma flu deaths approach historic numbers

    Oklahoma flu deaths approach historic numbers

    Friday, February 9 2018 6:16 PM EST2018-02-09 23:16:37 GMT

    Flu season continues to take its toll on the state of Oklahoma as we are now just one death away from the state record.

    Flu season continues to take its toll on the state of Oklahoma as we are now just one death away from the state record.

  • Carnegie voters will decide on $4.2 million dollar school bond issue

    Carnegie voters will decide on $4.2 million dollar school bond issue

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-09 22:56:13 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

     Carnegie Public Schools are hoping to make big improvements and upgrades to their Middle and High School through a $4.2 million dollar school bond issue. 

     Carnegie Public Schools are hoping to make big improvements and upgrades to their Middle and High School through a $4.2 million dollar school bond issue. 

  • Portions of WMWR to close for Feral Hog Hunt

    Portions of WMWR to close for Feral Hog Hunt

    Friday, February 9 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-02-09 22:19:32 GMT
    The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is getting ready for a 900-acre prescribed burn. (Source KSWO)The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is getting ready for a 900-acre prescribed burn. (Source KSWO)

    The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is holding aerial feral swine control February 13th through the 16th. Portions of the public use areas will be closed for visitor’s safety. Here is a list of closures by date: 

    The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is holding aerial feral swine control February 13th through the 16th. Portions of the public use areas will be closed for visitor’s safety. Here is a list of closures by date: 

  • Oklahoma AG backed ex-soldier push for pardon on his own

    Oklahoma AG backed ex-soldier push for pardon on his own

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-02-09 20:01:42 GMT

    Oklahoma's attorney general says he acted on his own in asking for a presidential pardon for a former U.S. solider convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner.

    Oklahoma's attorney general says he acted on his own in asking for a presidential pardon for a former U.S. solider convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner.

  • Police: Toddler's 2017 death being investigated as homicide

    Police: Toddler's 2017 death being investigated as homicide

    Friday, February 9 2018 4:41 PM EST2018-02-09 21:41:13 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Oklahoma City police say the death last year of a 2-year-old boy is now being investigated as a homicide.

    Oklahoma City police say the death last year of a 2-year-old boy is now being investigated as a homicide.

  • Practice safe sex this Valentine’s Day

    Practice safe sex this Valentine’s Day

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:42 PM EST2018-02-09 20:42:36 GMT

    Valentine's Day marks the beginning of National Condom Week. The Oklahoma State Department of Health shares the primary goal of National Condom Day is promoting safe sex, normalizing the use of condoms, and educating the public. 

    Valentine's Day marks the beginning of National Condom Week. The Oklahoma State Department of Health shares the primary goal of National Condom Day is promoting safe sex, normalizing the use of condoms, and educating the public. 

  • 7News Editorial: Newsroom Enhancements

    7News Editorial: Newsroom Enhancements

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:34 PM EST2018-02-09 20:34:33 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    This year, I'm sure you've noticed some of the newsroom enhancements we've recently made here at KSWO.  From new flat screen monitors to a more visually appealing blue set look. We continue to invest in our newsroom to enhance our on-air look for you, the viewer.  In response to your feedback, we have also re-allocated news resources to bringing you more good news and positive stories that also exist in our community.  

    This year, I'm sure you've noticed some of the newsroom enhancements we've recently made here at KSWO.  From new flat screen monitors to a more visually appealing blue set look. We continue to invest in our newsroom to enhance our on-air look for you, the viewer.  In response to your feedback, we have also re-allocated news resources to bringing you more good news and positive stories that also exist in our community.  

  • Man accused of fatal home invasion now charged with murder

    Man accused of fatal home invasion now charged with murder

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:06 PM EST2018-02-09 20:06:52 GMT
    [Source KSWO][Source KSWO]

    A man accused in a fatal home invasion robbery is now facing a new charge. Michael Turner is accused in the June 2017 shooting death of Shaquilla Martinez in Lawton. Turner was initially charged with robbery, but yesterday a murder charge was added to the list. Another suspect, Jamah Starks, is also charged with murder. They both have court hearings next month.

    A man accused in a fatal home invasion robbery is now facing a new charge. Michael Turner is accused in the June 2017 shooting death of Shaquilla Martinez in Lawton. Turner was initially charged with robbery, but yesterday a murder charge was added to the list. Another suspect, Jamah Starks, is also charged with murder. They both have court hearings next month.

  • Prison employee arrested for smuggling contraband into the prison

    Prison employee arrested for smuggling contraband into the prison

    Friday, February 9 2018 3:04 PM EST2018-02-09 20:04:07 GMT

    A Lawton Correctional Facility employee is accused of bringing contraband into the GEO prison. Cheryl Andrie was arrested on February 8th after revealing to authorities that she brought 113 grams of marijuana into the prison in a package made of electrical tape and a condom. Andrie was arrested for bringing contraband into a penal institution. 

    A Lawton Correctional Facility employee is accused of bringing contraband into the GEO prison. Cheryl Andrie was arrested on February 8th after revealing to authorities that she brought 113 grams of marijuana into the prison in a package made of electrical tape and a condom. Andrie was arrested for bringing contraband into a penal institution. 

  • NEW DETAILS: More info release about OK Co inmate death

    NEW DETAILS: More info release about OK Co inmate death

    Friday, February 9 2018 2:16 PM EST2018-02-09 19:16:42 GMT

    We're learning more about an inmate who died while in custody at the Oklahoma County Jail. Nicholas Green, 44, was booked into the jail after he was arrested by the Oklahoma City Police Department. They say he caused a disturbance at a convenience store and was arrested for public drunkenness. The Sheriff's office says he was accepted into the jail at 8:45 p.m., but ten minutes later he was found unresponsive in a holding cell. 

    We're learning more about an inmate who died while in custody at the Oklahoma County Jail. Nicholas Green, 44, was booked into the jail after he was arrested by the Oklahoma City Police Department. They say he caused a disturbance at a convenience store and was arrested for public drunkenness. The Sheriff's office says he was accepted into the jail at 8:45 p.m., but ten minutes later he was found unresponsive in a holding cell. 

  • Tribe refiles suit against drug distributors in state court

    Tribe refiles suit against drug distributors in state court

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-02-09 18:26:57 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    The Cherokee Nation has refiled a lawsuit against opioid distributors in state court after a federal judge ruled that tribe's court system had no jurisdiction over the companies.

    The Cherokee Nation has refiled a lawsuit against opioid distributors in state court after a federal judge ruled that tribe's court system had no jurisdiction over the companies.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers pass sweeping package of tax hikes

    Oklahoma lawmakers pass sweeping package of tax hikes

    Friday, February 9 2018 10:59 AM EST2018-02-09 15:59:38 GMT

    A sweeping package of tax hikes on tobacco, motor fuel and oil, natural gas and wind production that would generate nearly $600 million to fund a teacher pay raise has cleared two key Oklahoma legislative committees.

    A sweeping package of tax hikes on tobacco, motor fuel and oil, natural gas and wind production that would generate nearly $600 million to fund a teacher pay raise has cleared two key Oklahoma legislative committees.

  • Woman receives reduced sentenced after getting sterilized

    Woman receives reduced sentenced after getting sterilized

    Friday, February 9 2018 10:58 AM EST2018-02-09 15:58:44 GMT

    An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check has received a reduced sentence after getting medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge.

    An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check has received a reduced sentence after getting medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge.

  • Caldwell-Pope, Lakers trounce short-handed Thunder, 106-81

    Caldwell-Pope, Lakers trounce short-handed Thunder, 106-81

    Friday, February 9 2018 10:58 AM EST2018-02-09 15:58:54 GMT

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, and the balanced Los Angeles Lakers defeated the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 106-81 on Thursday night.

    The Los Angeles Lakers spent the morning giving themselves the financial flexibility to sign two free agents to max deals. When the day was over, a win by their largest margin this season showed they have more to sell than...

  • School holds S.T.E.M. night for students

    School holds S.T.E.M. night for students

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:43 PM EST2018-02-09 04:43:42 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    Students at Lawton's Hugh Bish Elementary School had fun learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on Thursday a the school's first S.T.E.M. night. 

    Students at Lawton's Hugh Bish Elementary School had fun learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on Thursday a the school's first S.T.E.M. night. 

  • First Lady Fashion with 7NEWS Anchor, Paula Van Drisse

    First Lady Fashion with 7NEWS Anchor, Paula Van Drisse

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-09 04:00:26 GMT

    If you scroll through Paula's Facebook page, it won't take you long to see she has a passion for sewing. It's a skill she learned when she was just 13, but it wasn't until her mid 20s that she found the practicality of it.

    If you scroll through Paula's Facebook page, it won't take you long to see she has a passion for sewing. It's a skill she learned when she was just 13, but it wasn't until her mid 20s that she found the practicality of it.

  • Jury convicts man for lewd acts to minor

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:16 PM EST2018-02-09 03:16:51 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A Comanche County jury has convicted a Lawton man of molesting a young girl

    A Comanche County jury has convicted a Lawton man of molesting a young girl

  • Cameron fraternity looking to change negative stereotype

    Cameron fraternity looking to change negative stereotype

    Thursday, February 8 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-02-09 00:38:58 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Scandals at fraternities across America have made headlines over the last few years, including a sex scandal at a fraternity at Cornell University brought to light just this week.

    Scandals at fraternities across America have made headlines over the last few years, including a sex scandal at a fraternity at Cornell University brought to light just this week.

  • Hobby Lobby coming to Altus

    Hobby Lobby coming to Altus

    Thursday, February 8 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-02-09 00:37:58 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    If you've driven down Main Street in Altus you may have noticed some construction starting on the old Hastings Entertainment Building. That's because a nationwide retailer that is known for arts and crafts projects is bringing its business to the town. In a few months a Hobby Lobby will be coming to Altus. 

    If you've driven down Main Street in Altus you may have noticed some construction starting on the old Hastings Entertainment Building. That's because a nationwide retailer that is known for arts and crafts projects is bringing its business to the town. In a few months a Hobby Lobby will be coming to Altus. 

  • Jury deliberating in Crisel trial

    Jury deliberating in Crisel trial

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-02-08 23:19:14 GMT
    Anthony Crisel (Source Lawton Police Department)Anthony Crisel (Source Lawton Police Department)

    The trial of a man accused of molesting a young girl is expected to wrap up soon. Jurors began deliberating on Anthony Crisel's trial just after 4:30 this afternoon, after a day of closing arguments from defense and prosecutors. Crisel is accused of sexually abusing a ten-year-old girl at least 5 different times between 2013 and 2014. He's charged with committing lewd acts with a child under sixteen. 

    The trial of a man accused of molesting a young girl is expected to wrap up soon. Jurors began deliberating on Anthony Crisel's trial just after 4:30 this afternoon, after a day of closing arguments from defense and prosecutors. Crisel is accused of sexually abusing a ten-year-old girl at least 5 different times between 2013 and 2014. He's charged with committing lewd acts with a child under sixteen. 

  • Sen Lankford named co-chairman of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast

    Sen Lankford named co-chairman of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-02-08 22:58:07 GMT

    Senator James Lankford was named co-chairman of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast today. The announcement was made at this morning’s 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast.

    Senator James Lankford was named co-chairman of the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast today. The announcement was made at this morning’s 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast.

  • Tulsa Woman Sentenced For Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

    Tulsa Woman Sentenced For Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-08 22:35:21 GMT

    Jerrica Ann Renee Teehee Lackey, 30, of Tulsa, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child today. “This case is an excellent example of state and federal law enforcement working together to identify those who exploit children.  We will hold those who prey on the most vulnerable in our society, and who choose to manufacture child pornography, accountable for their actions,” United States Attorney Shores stat...

    Jerrica Ann Renee Teehee Lackey, 30, of Tulsa, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child today. “This case is an excellent example of state and federal law enforcement working together to identify those who exploit children.  We will hold those who prey on the most vulnerable in our society, and who choose to manufacture child pornography, accountable for their actions,” United States Attorney Shores stat...

  • Chisholm Trial Ranch Rodeo comes to Duncan

    Chisholm Trial Ranch Rodeo comes to Duncan

    Thursday, February 8 2018 4:42 PM EST2018-02-08 21:42:48 GMT

    If you have yet to make plans for the cold weekend ahead, we've got you covered. Friday night, the Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo is happening in Duncan February 9th at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. Inside the heated indoor arena, you'll watch wild cow milking, branding, doctoring, sorting and bronc riding. Some of the best ranch cowboys from across the country will showcase the work they do on a day-to-day basis. 

    If you have yet to make plans for the cold weekend ahead, we've got you covered. Friday night, the Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo is happening in Duncan February 9th at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. Inside the heated indoor arena, you'll watch wild cow milking, branding, doctoring, sorting and bronc riding. Some of the best ranch cowboys from across the country will showcase the work they do on a day-to-day basis. 

  • Oklahoma AG urges presidential pardon for convicted soldier

    Oklahoma AG urges presidential pardon for convicted soldier

    Thursday, February 8 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-08 21:30:34 GMT

    Oklahoma's attorney general is urging President Donald Trump to issue a pardon to a former U.S. soldier who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner.

    Oklahoma's attorney general is urging President Donald Trump to issue a pardon to a former U.S. soldier who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner.

  • OU employee fired following sexual assault allegations

    OU employee fired following sexual assault allegations

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-02-08 20:56:40 GMT
    (Source University of Oklahoma)(Source University of Oklahoma)

    Police in Norman are investigating two alleged sexual assaults at a campus dorm as an employee at the university has been let go. Authorities say that employee was initially put on administrative leave before he voluntarily resigned. This comes after a campus crime alert said a third party reported a sexual assault to OU police over the weekend. The victim reportedly said a co-worker touched her inappropriately. 

    Police in Norman are investigating two alleged sexual assaults at a campus dorm as an employee at the university has been let go. Authorities say that employee was initially put on administrative leave before he voluntarily resigned. This comes after a campus crime alert said a third party reported a sexual assault to OU police over the weekend. The victim reportedly said a co-worker touched her inappropriately. 

  • RV, boat, and leisure show comes to Lawton

    RV, boat, and leisure show comes to Lawton

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:52 PM EST2018-02-08 20:52:09 GMT

    A RV, Boat, and Leisure show is coming to Lawton this weekend.  The show will kick off at the Comanche Fairgrounds tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. and go all weekend. Not only will there be the newest models of boats and RVs, there will also be grills and other outdoor products. Local Dodge and Ford dealerships will also be there with several new models. Show Owner Don Minor says this is a testament to how the area has grown.

    A RV, Boat, and Leisure show is coming to Lawton this weekend.  The show will kick off at the Comanche Fairgrounds tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. and go all weekend. Not only will there be the newest models of boats and RVs, there will also be grills and other outdoor products. Local Dodge and Ford dealerships will also be there with several new models. Show Owner Don Minor says this is a testament to how the area has grown.

  • Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to possession of toxic ricin

    Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to possession of toxic ricin

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:34 PM EST2018-02-08 20:34:28 GMT
    Source The Times of IsraelSource The Times of Israel

    A northern Oklahoma woman accused of using the internet to solicit the killing of her ex-husband in Israel has pleaded guilty to possession of toxic ricin.

    A northern Oklahoma woman accused of using the internet to solicit the killing of her ex-husband in Israel has pleaded guilty to possession of toxic ricin.

  • Oklahoma attorney charged with harboring fugitive boyfriend

    Oklahoma attorney charged with harboring fugitive boyfriend

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:33 PM EST2018-02-08 20:33:45 GMT

    An Oklahoma attorney has been arrested on a felony charge for allegedly hiding her fugitive boyfriend after a judge ordered his arrest.

    An Oklahoma attorney has been arrested on a felony charge for allegedly hiding her fugitive boyfriend after a judge ordered his arrest.

  • Erin Birch Signs with Haskell Indian Nations University

    Erin Birch Signs with Haskell Indian Nations University

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:26 PM EST2018-02-08 20:26:00 GMT
    (Source Wichita and Affiliated Tribes)(Source Wichita and Affiliated Tribes)

    Erin Birch, a standout softball player for Anadarko High School, signed her letter of intent to play for Haskell Indian Nations University. Birch is an all-district utility player selection, all-region selection, and the High School State Academic Achievement Award. Birch said that her primary reasons for being recruited were her “speed and my hitting.”  

    Erin Birch, a standout softball player for Anadarko High School, signed her letter of intent to play for Haskell Indian Nations University. Birch is an all-district utility player selection, all-region selection, and the High School State Academic Achievement Award. Birch said that her primary reasons for being recruited were her “speed and my hitting.”  

  • Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Opens Chickasha Toll Plaza

    Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Opens Chickasha Toll Plaza

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:18 PM EST2018-02-08 20:18:02 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The new Chickasha toll plaza is set to open February 13th. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will open the toll plaza that evening around 11:00 p.m. Motorists should expect delays in and around the old plaza. 

    The new Chickasha toll plaza is set to open February 13th. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will open the toll plaza that evening around 11:00 p.m. Motorists should expect delays in and around the old plaza. 

  • Oklahoma woman heeds suggestion of judge to get sterilized

    Oklahoma woman heeds suggestion of judge to get sterilized

    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:17 PM EST2018-02-08 18:17:34 GMT

    An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check had herself medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge, who said he would consider it during her sentencing. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot made the suggestion to 34-year-old Summer Thyme Creel in June, The Oklahoman reported. In his order, the judge noted that Creel had relinquished her parental rights to six of her seven children. 

    An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check had herself medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge, who said he would consider it during her sentencing. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot made the suggestion to 34-year-old Summer Thyme Creel in June, The Oklahoman reported. In his order, the judge noted that Creel had relinquished her parental rights to six of her seven children. 

  • Influenza claims 129 lives in Oklahoma

    Influenza claims 129 lives in Oklahoma

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:17 PM EST2018-02-08 17:17:43 GMT
    (Source MGN)(Source MGN)

    The flu is hitting Oklahoma hard with 129 deaths state-wide since the season began. The best way to avoid the flu is to get the shot. With two months left in the flu season, it's not too late to get the shot. So far, 3,000 people have been hospitalized across the state this flu season. In southwest Oklahoma, Comanche County leads the number of flu hospitalizations with 81 cases. Stephens County follows with 52 cases. 

    The flu is hitting Oklahoma hard with 129 deaths state-wide since the season began. The best way to avoid the flu is to get the shot. With two months left in the flu season, it's not too late to get the shot. So far, 3,000 people have been hospitalized across the state this flu season. In southwest Oklahoma, Comanche County leads the number of flu hospitalizations with 81 cases. Stephens County follows with 52 cases. 

  • Construction underway on Oklahoma natural gas project

    Construction underway on Oklahoma natural gas project

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:43 AM EST2018-02-08 16:43:19 GMT

    Construction has begun on a natural gas project in southeast Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that the 100-mile natural gas gathering system from the Oklahoma City-based Valiant Midstream LLC will be designed to stretch across Hughes, Coal and Atoka counties. It will also reach parts of Pittsburg, Pontotoc and Seminole counties. T

    Construction has begun on a natural gas project in southeast Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that the 100-mile natural gas gathering system from the Oklahoma City-based Valiant Midstream LLC will be designed to stretch across Hughes, Coal and Atoka counties. It will also reach parts of Pittsburg, Pontotoc and Seminole counties. T

  • Conviction in hate crime case 'vindication'

    Conviction in hate crime case 'vindication'

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:55 AM EST2018-02-08 15:55:34 GMT
    Stanley Vernon Majors (Source KTUL)Stanley Vernon Majors (Source KTUL)

    An Oklahoma prosecutor says a murder and hate crime conviction in the fatal shooting of a Lebanese man is "vindication" for the victim's family.

    An Oklahoma prosecutor says a murder and hate crime conviction in the fatal shooting of a Lebanese man is "vindication" for the victim's family.

  • Oklahoma court rejects appeal of man who killed 2 deputies

    Oklahoma court rejects appeal of man who killed 2 deputies

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-02-08 15:56:46 GMT

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man who admitted to killing two sheriff's deputies.

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man who admitted to killing two sheriff's deputies.

  • Airport agents to get training after Native church's lawsuit

    Airport agents to get training after Native church's lawsuit

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-02-08 15:56:02 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    Security agents at more than a dozen airports nationwide will be trained on how to screen Native American religious items.

    Security agents at more than a dozen airports nationwide will be trained on how to screen Native American religious items.

  • Car rams into Lawton Dollar General store

    Car rams into Lawton Dollar General store

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-08 03:56:26 GMT

    A woman suffered minor injuries after a car crashed into a Lawton Dollar General store.

    A woman suffered minor injuries after a car crashed into a Lawton Dollar General store.

  • NEW DETAILS: Two arrested following high-speed motorcycle pursuit

    NEW DETAILS: Two arrested following high-speed motorcycle pursuit

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:22 PM EST2018-02-08 03:22:45 GMT

    We're learning more about a motorcycle chase that occurred late afternoon on February 7th. The chase started in Comanche County near Fletcher and ended in with a crash in Caddo County just west of Cement. Oklahoma Highway Patrol tells us that motorcycle was stolen. OHP says that's why it appears the man driving it would not pull over for Comanche County deputies or state troopers.

    We're learning more about a motorcycle chase that occurred late afternoon on February 7th. The chase started in Comanche County near Fletcher and ended in with a crash in Caddo County just west of Cement. Oklahoma Highway Patrol tells us that motorcycle was stolen. OHP says that's why it appears the man driving it would not pull over for Comanche County deputies or state troopers.

  • Duncan hosts Q&A about public safety sales tax vote

    Duncan hosts Q&A about public safety sales tax vote

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-02-08 03:14:33 GMT

    The city of Duncan is holding a community Q-and-A session regarding the upcoming Public Safety Sales Tax vote on February 8th. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Duncan Police Department at 6:00 p.m. The 1 percent sales tax would be used to build a new station, increase the patrolling security at the lakes, hire more dispatchers and bring in more equipment for the communications department and officers. 

    The city of Duncan is holding a community Q-and-A session regarding the upcoming Public Safety Sales Tax vote on February 8th. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Duncan Police Department at 6:00 p.m. The 1 percent sales tax would be used to build a new station, increase the patrolling security at the lakes, hire more dispatchers and bring in more equipment for the communications department and officers. 

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Cameron’s University Drive repairs set to begin

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Cameron’s University Drive repairs set to begin

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:10 PM EST2018-02-08 03:10:20 GMT

    Cameron's University Drive will be closed for street repairs beginning the morning of February 8th. The City of Lawton will be working in the area until February 16th. Both southbound lanes of University Drive will be impacted. Entrances to parking areas will remain open. Northbound traffic will be restricted to only the outside lane. 

    Cameron's University Drive will be closed for street repairs beginning the morning of February 8th. The City of Lawton will be working in the area until February 16th. Both southbound lanes of University Drive will be impacted. Entrances to parking areas will remain open. Northbound traffic will be restricted to only the outside lane. 

  • Cameron student helping lawmakers push bill to legalize hemp

    Cameron student helping lawmakers push bill to legalize hemp

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 7:21 PM EST2018-02-08 00:21:18 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A Cameron grad student majoring in Agronomy got the opportunity to travel to the State Capitol on Wednesday to discuss way to legalize hemp in the State of Oklahoma. Representative Mickey Dollens authored House Bill 2913. The bill would create a pilot program overseen by the Department of Agriculture allowing permits to grow hemp. 

    A Cameron grad student majoring in Agronomy got the opportunity to travel to the State Capitol on Wednesday to discuss way to legalize hemp in the State of Oklahoma. Representative Mickey Dollens authored House Bill 2913. The bill would create a pilot program overseen by the Department of Agriculture allowing permits to grow hemp. 

  • FFA 4-H Friend of the Week: Colby Gilpen

    FFA 4-H Friend of the Week: Colby Gilpen

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-02-07 23:51:15 GMT
    Colby Gilpen selected for FFA 4-H Friend of the Week (Source: Amy Gilpen)Colby Gilpen selected for FFA 4-H Friend of the Week (Source: Amy Gilpen)

    "You should go with your gut feeling, rely on your morals and ethics. If you know what's right and what's wrong, it truly comes from the heart." Wise words from MacArthur sophomore Colby Gilpen.

    "You should go with your gut feeling, rely on your morals and ethics. If you know what's right and what's wrong, it truly comes from the heart." Wise words from MacArthur sophomore Colby Gilpen.

  • LPS students celebrate Global School Play Day

    LPS students celebrate Global School Play Day

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-02-07 23:45:04 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Imagine going to school and being allowed to play and have fun all day long! That's exactly what students at several Lawton Public Schools got to do. Wednesday is Global School Play Day and the purpose is to promote unstructured play in schools. 

    Imagine going to school and being allowed to play and have fun all day long! That's exactly what students at several Lawton Public Schools got to do. Wednesday is Global School Play Day and the purpose is to promote unstructured play in schools. 

  • A CHILD WHO HOPES: Alec

    A CHILD WHO HOPES: Alec

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 6:06 PM EST2018-02-07 23:06:10 GMT

    Alec says she can spend hours fixing her hair and makeup because she enjoys it so much. 

    Alec says she can spend hours fixing her hair and makeup because she enjoys it so much. 

  • LPD officers receive pay raises, higher starting salary

    LPD officers receive pay raises, higher starting salary

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-02-07 21:23:33 GMT
    Lawton police officers will receive a pay raise (Source KSWO)Lawton police officers will receive a pay raise (Source KSWO)

    After more than a year of negotiations, the City of Lawton and the police union have agreed to a contract for the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year.

    After more than a year of negotiations, the City of Lawton and the police union have agreed to a contract for the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year.

  • Chickasha pastor's burning death remains unsolved

    Chickasha pastor's burning death remains unsolved

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:52 PM EST2018-02-07 17:52:39 GMT
    Michael Dean Walworth was found dead, his body burned, last year outside of his church in Chickasha. (Source CPD)Michael Dean Walworth was found dead, his body burned, last year outside of his church in Chickasha. (Source CPD)

    The death of an Oklahoma pastor, whose remains were discovered burned near a church last summer, is still unsolved.

    The death of an Oklahoma pastor, whose remains were discovered burned near a church last summer, is still unsolved.

  • Reserve Oklahoma police officer dies in fiery vehicle crash

    Reserve Oklahoma police officer dies in fiery vehicle crash

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-02-07 17:39:33 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a reserve police officer from Asher has been killed in a fiery crash.

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a reserve police officer from Asher has been killed in a fiery crash.

  • Weatherford, OK resident who attended terrorist training camp indicted

    Weatherford, OK resident who attended terrorist training camp indicted

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 11:16 AM EST2018-02-07 16:16:53 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    A federal indictment accuses a Saudi Arabian man of falsifying immigration paperwork when he failed to disclose he attended a terrorist training camp before entering the United States.

    A federal indictment accuses a Saudi Arabian man of falsifying immigration paperwork when he failed to disclose he attended a terrorist training camp before entering the United States.

  • Local financial advisor says not to worry about drop in stock market

    Local financial advisor says not to worry about drop in stock market

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-07 04:52:10 GMT

    A local financial advisor believes there’s not a reason for people to worry after the largest DOW single point loss in history on Monday. 

    A local financial advisor believes there’s not a reason for people to worry after the largest DOW single point loss in history on Monday. 

  • Fire destroys south Lawton home

    Fire destroys south Lawton home

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:51 PM EST2018-02-07 03:51:52 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A house fire has forced a family of four from their home Tuesday night.

    A house fire has forced a family of four from their home Tuesday night.

  • LPD’s Tip-A-Cop event raises money for the Special Olympics

    LPD’s Tip-A-Cop event raises money for the Special Olympics

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:51 PM EST2018-02-07 03:51:04 GMT

    Lawton Police officers waited tables and seated guests at Texas Roadhouse for a good cause. They did it for the department's annual "Tip-A-Cop" event where they raise thousands of dollars for the Great Plains Area Special Olympics. The money raised will give some the athletes a chance to play in the state's Special Olympics when they might not have had the opportunity otherwise. 

    Lawton Police officers waited tables and seated guests at Texas Roadhouse for a good cause. They did it for the department's annual "Tip-A-Cop" event where they raise thousands of dollars for the Great Plains Area Special Olympics. The money raised will give some the athletes a chance to play in the state's Special Olympics when they might not have had the opportunity otherwise. 

  • City of Lawton approves police contract

    City of Lawton approves police contract

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-02-07 03:45:12 GMT

    The City of Lawton and the International Union of Police Associations have reached an agreement. Following at least six months of negotiations, the Lawton City Council moved to approve the contract at the February 6th Special City Council meeting. The contract includes a two-percent pay increase to all existing officers as well as an increase in starting pay of all new officers to just under $41,000 beginning in June. 

    The City of Lawton and the International Union of Police Associations have reached an agreement. Following at least six months of negotiations, the Lawton City Council moved to approve the contract at the February 6th Special City Council meeting. The contract includes a two-percent pay increase to all existing officers as well as an increase in starting pay of all new officers to just under $41,000 beginning in June. 

  • UPDATE: LPD identifies escaped trustee

    UPDATE: LPD identifies escaped trustee

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-02-07 00:35:16 GMT

    A jail trustee is on the run after causing a vehicle accident and then running from the scene.

    A jail trustee is on the run after causing a vehicle accident and then running from the scene.

  • UPDATE: "All clear" given at two Lawton high schools after threats

    UPDATE: "All clear" given at two Lawton high schools after threats

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-02-06 22:08:21 GMT
    Threats were received at EHS and MHS on Tuesday afternoon after classes were out. (Source KSWO)Threats were received at EHS and MHS on Tuesday afternoon after classes were out. (Source KSWO)

    Emergency responders are dealing with an "unverified threat" at Eisenhower and MacArthur High Schools in Lawton.

    Emergency responders are dealing with an "unverified threat" at Eisenhower and MacArthur High Schools in Lawton.

  • Elgin student named Oklahoma's top youth volunteer

    Elgin student named Oklahoma's top youth volunteer

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-02-06 22:39:01 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A student from Elgin has been recognized as one of the top youth volunteers in the entire state of Oklahoma by receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

    A student from Elgin has been recognized as one of the top youth volunteers in the entire state of Oklahoma by receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

  • WFPD hoping for 3D laser scanner to help with crime scenes

    WFPD hoping for 3D laser scanner to help with crime scenes

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-02-06 21:39:49 GMT
    The 3D laser scanner will help take a 3D imagine of the entire area at crimes scenes like the one pictured above. (Source: KAUZ)The 3D laser scanner will help take a 3D imagine of the entire area at crimes scenes like the one pictured above. (Source: KAUZ)

    Wichita Falls P.D. continues to take steps to keep up with the latest technology.

    Wichita Falls P.D. continues to take steps to keep up with the latest technology.

  • WFPD to get more rifle-resistant vests

    WFPD to get more rifle-resistant vests

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-02-06 21:28:01 GMT
    More Wichita Falls police officers will have rifle-resistant vests for dangerous situations. (Source: KAUZ)More Wichita Falls police officers will have rifle-resistant vests for dangerous situations. (Source: KAUZ)

    The Wichita Falls Police Department is getting more rifle resistant vests for their officers.

    The Wichita Falls Police Department is getting more rifle resistant vests for their officers.

  • Over 13 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop in Wichita Falls

    Over 13 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop in Wichita Falls

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 2:49 PM EST2018-02-06 19:49:59 GMT
    The driver, Jeffery Carrethers, 54, was pulled over for the traffic violation. (Source: WFPD)The driver, Jeffery Carrethers, 54, was pulled over for the traffic violation. (Source: WFPD)

    A man was arrested last week with more than 13 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle according to the Wichita Falls Police Department. 

    A man was arrested last week with more than 13 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle according to the Wichita Falls Police Department. 

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court says optometry petition is valid

    Oklahoma Supreme Court says optometry petition is valid

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-02-06 19:39:34 GMT

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a petition that seeks to allow optometrists to operate inside stores meets the requirements of the state constitution.

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a petition that seeks to allow optometrists to operate inside stores meets the requirements of the state constitution.

  • Firehouse Subs grant allows WFPD to purchase tactical robot

    Firehouse Subs grant allows WFPD to purchase tactical robot

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 2:32 PM EST2018-02-06 19:32:19 GMT
    The Wichita Falls Police Department is adding a new tool that can potentially save officer's lives thanks to a Firehouse Subs grant. (Source: KAUZ)The Wichita Falls Police Department is adding a new tool that can potentially save officer's lives thanks to a Firehouse Subs grant. (Source: KAUZ)

    The Wichita Falls Police Department is adding a new tool that can potentially save officer's lives thanks to a Firehouse Subs grant.

    The Wichita Falls Police Department is adding a new tool that can potentially save officer's lives thanks to a Firehouse Subs grant.

  • SAFB to add EOD team leader course

    SAFB to add EOD team leader course

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 2:17 PM EST2018-02-06 19:17:07 GMT
    The course would be for explosive ordinance disposal technicians to become team leaders according to an article by the SAFB Public Affairs Office. (Source: RNN Texoma)The course would be for explosive ordinance disposal technicians to become team leaders according to an article by the SAFB Public Affairs Office. (Source: RNN Texoma)

    Sheppard Air Force Base could be adding a new course.  

    Sheppard Air Force Base could be adding a new course.  

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