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  • Firefighters save three dogs from Lawton house fire

    Firefighters save three dogs from Lawton house fire

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:22:34 GMT

    A house fire in Lawton this morning remains under investigation. It happened on the 7200 block of Willow Creek. Fire crews responded just before 10:00 a.m. Smoke was coming from the attic and the garage. Firefighters rescued three dogs that were inside the home. The family was not there at the time. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but we're told it does NOT look suspicious.

    A house fire in Lawton this morning remains under investigation. It happened on the 7200 block of Willow Creek. Fire crews responded just before 10:00 a.m. Smoke was coming from the attic and the garage. Firefighters rescued three dogs that were inside the home. The family was not there at the time. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but we're told it does NOT look suspicious.

  • Jackson Co man faces re-trial for shooting death of son-in-law

    Jackson Co man faces re-trial for shooting death of son-in-law

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:06:30 GMT

    The re-trial is underway for the man accused of shooting his son-in-law to death in Jackson County. This happened back in 2016. The suspect, Terry Drury was acquitted last year by a jury. Investigators say Drury shot and killed Jeffrey Garrison -- and then turned himself into the Sheriff's office.  

    The re-trial is underway for the man accused of shooting his son-in-law to death in Jackson County. This happened back in 2016. The suspect, Terry Drury was acquitted last year by a jury. Investigators say Drury shot and killed Jeffrey Garrison -- and then turned himself into the Sheriff's office.  

  • Lawton Vet Center holds balloon release for those suffering from Alzheimer’s

    Lawton Vet Center holds balloon release for those suffering from Alzheimer’s

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-09-22 19:59:19 GMT

    Dozens of balloons were released outside the Lawton Veterans Center this morning. It was all to remember and honor those suffering from Alzheimer's. The center held their Alzheimer's awareness event today.  There were about 150 people there. The balloons each had a name on them of a loved one who has or had Alzheimer's. A new handicap-accessible swing was also unveiled. 

    Dozens of balloons were released outside the Lawton Veterans Center this morning. It was all to remember and honor those suffering from Alzheimer's. The center held their Alzheimer's awareness event today.  There were about 150 people there. The balloons each had a name on them of a loved one who has or had Alzheimer's. A new handicap-accessible swing was also unveiled. 

  • Chickasha man to be charged in shooting that injured seven officers

    Chickasha man to be charged in shooting that injured seven officers

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:53:36 GMT

    Alex Klingler is expected to be formally charged in Grady County court with 3 counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and 11 counts of shooting with intent to kill this afternoon. The charges stem from a standoff and shootout last weekend in Chickasha in which seven officers were injured. According to authorities, officers were serving a warrant for attempted kidnapping and aggravated assault. 

    Alex Klingler is expected to be formally charged in Grady County court with 3 counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and 11 counts of shooting with intent to kill this afternoon. The charges stem from a standoff and shootout last weekend in Chickasha in which seven officers were injured. According to authorities, officers were serving a warrant for attempted kidnapping and aggravated assault. 

  • County Health Departments to Begin Flu Clinics Oct. 2

    County Health Departments to Begin Flu Clinics Oct. 2

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:09:17 GMT
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    County health departments will begin offering flu vaccines statewide on October 2nd. Flu vaccination is recommended each year for everyone 6 months of age and older. “We are especially encouraging those in the age group of 18-64 to get their flu vaccination,” said State Health Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline. “During the 2016-17 flu season, there were 715 hospitalizations and 28 deaths among this age group.”

    County health departments will begin offering flu vaccines statewide on October 2nd. Flu vaccination is recommended each year for everyone 6 months of age and older. “We are especially encouraging those in the age group of 18-64 to get their flu vaccination,” said State Health Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline. “During the 2016-17 flu season, there were 715 hospitalizations and 28 deaths among this age group.”

  • Colorado man denies killing, dismembering ex-girlfriend

    Colorado man denies killing, dismembering ex-girlfriend

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:53:57 GMT
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    A Colorado man has pleaded not guilty to charges that allege he killed and dismembered his ex-girlfriend.

    A Colorado man has pleaded not guilty to charges that allege he killed and dismembered his ex-girlfriend.

  • One person taken into custody following standoff with Chickasha police

    One person taken into custody following standoff with Chickasha police

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:51:45 GMT

    One person was in custody at last check after a standoff with police in Chickasha. This happened last night at the Watson Estates Manufactured Home Community. That's on South 4th Street in Chickasha. Police say the man barricaded himself in his home, and they believed he had a gun. Eventually, he handed himself over to authorities and no one was hurt. It's not clear what led up to the standoff. 

    One person was in custody at last check after a standoff with police in Chickasha. This happened last night at the Watson Estates Manufactured Home Community. That's on South 4th Street in Chickasha. Police say the man barricaded himself in his home, and they believed he had a gun. Eventually, he handed himself over to authorities and no one was hurt. It's not clear what led up to the standoff. 

  • Pedestrian in critical condition following Altus hit and run crash

    Pedestrian in critical condition following Altus hit and run crash

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:29:44 GMT

    There was a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian reported just before 8:30 P.M. last night in Altus. Altus Police officers responded to the 600 block of South Navajo and discovered an unconscious male. Jerry Lee Ashford, 62, was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a pickup. The driver left the scene after the accident. The roadway south of the railroad tracks was closed for over an hour as a result of the investigation. 

    There was a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian reported just before 8:30 P.M. last night in Altus. Altus Police officers responded to the 600 block of South Navajo and discovered an unconscious male. Jerry Lee Ashford, 62, was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a pickup. The driver left the scene after the accident. The roadway south of the railroad tracks was closed for over an hour as a result of the investigation. 

  • Rodeo star Bryson Sechrist competes in hometown

    Rodeo star Bryson Sechrist competes in hometown

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-09-22 14:13:22 GMT
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    The 2017 Apache Stampede PRCA rodeo kicks off Friday. Apache native, and calf roper Bryson Sechrist is competing.

    The 2017 Apache Stampede PRCA rodeo kicks off Friday. Apache native, and calf roper Bryson Sechrist is competing.

  • First Alert Forecast

    First Alert Forecast

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:17 AM EDT2017-09-22 10:17:01 GMT
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    Hot through the weekend before relief arrives next week.

    Hot through the weekend before relief arrives next week.

  • Local woman collecting letters for bullied child

    Local woman collecting letters for bullied child

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

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

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

  • Joy Hofmeister visits Lawton Public Schools

    Joy Hofmeister visits Lawton Public Schools

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

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

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

  • Crews prep for 38th International Festival

    Crews prep for 38th International Festival

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:44:57 GMT
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    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Crews with the City of Lawton are gearing up for a weekend full of diversity.

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

  • Copeland takes the stand in shooting trial

    Copeland takes the stand in shooting trial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Altus Wal-Mart, 2 associates celebrate 35 years

    Altus Wal-Mart, 2 associates celebrate 35 years

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

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

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

  • Lawton resident, family in Puerto Rico weathered storm

    Lawton resident, family in Puerto Rico weathered storm

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

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

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

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

    Medal of Honor nominee has ties to Fort Sill and Lawton

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

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

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

  • More than 90 longhorns sold at another successful WMWR auction

    More than 90 longhorns sold at another successful WMWR auction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7News Anchor Caitlin Williams discusses media challenges with AMBUCS

    7News Anchor Caitlin Williams discusses media challenges with AMBUCS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • UPDATE: Tractor trailer overturns near Lawton landfill

    UPDATE: Tractor trailer overturns near Lawton landfill

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

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

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

  • Oklahoma sports agent pleads guilty to federal tax charges

    Oklahoma sports agent pleads guilty to federal tax charges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Museum state conference held in Lawton

    Museum state conference held in Lawton

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

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

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

  • Butterfly garden added to Elmer Thomas Park

    Butterfly garden added to Elmer Thomas Park

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

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

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

  • More witnesses testify in Copeland trial

    More witnesses testify in Copeland trial

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

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

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

  • Lawton resident from Puerto Rico concerned about family in Hurricane

    Lawton resident from Puerto Rico concerned about family in Hurricane

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

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

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

  • Velma-Alma Public Schools upgrading cafeteria

    Velma-Alma Public Schools upgrading cafeteria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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