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  • Pickup truck crashes into drainage ditch

    Pickup truck crashes into drainage ditch

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-03-23 03:43:41 GMT
    Source: KSWOSource: KSWO

    A woman and her child were hospitalized after they crashed into a drainage ditch in Altus.

    A woman and her child were hospitalized after they crashed into a drainage ditch in Altus.

  • Church to help in wildfire relief efforts

    Church to help in wildfire relief efforts

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-03-23 02:43:17 GMT

     A local group is headed to the wildfire disaster zone in Northwest Oklahoma to help a family who lost everything when the flames overtook their ranch. 

     A local group is headed to the wildfire disaster zone in Northwest Oklahoma to help a family who lost everything when the flames overtook their ranch. 

  • City of Duncan renaming streets to help with new 911 system

    City of Duncan renaming streets to help with new 911 system

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-03-23 00:19:38 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The city of Duncan will soon be changing the names of some streets to eliminate confusion that's plagued residents and first responders for years.   It's also part of the long-term plan to implement an enhanced-911 system that will pinpoint the exact location of an emergency call for help.

    The city of Duncan will soon be changing the names of some streets to eliminate confusion that's plagued residents and first responders for years.   It's also part of the long-term plan to implement an enhanced-911 system that will pinpoint the exact location of an emergency call for help.

  • Great Plains Technology Center class wins state cyber security competition

    Great Plains Technology Center class wins state cyber security competition

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:22:25 GMT
    [Source KSWO][Source KSWO]

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A team of students from the Great Plains Technology Center is headed to Orlando Florida to match their skills against some of the best computer hackers across the nation. 

    LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A team of students from the Great Plains Technology Center is headed to Orlando Florida to match their skills against some of the best computer hackers across the nation. 

  • Lawton mayor says Uber launch good for community

    Lawton mayor says Uber launch good for community

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:55:36 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Another ride-sharing service is now available in Lawton, as Uber officially launched Wednesday evening.

    Another ride-sharing service is now available in Lawton, as Uber officially launched Wednesday evening.

  • Altus Air Force Base preps for tornado season

    Altus Air Force Base preps for tornado season

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-03-22 21:42:28 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    With storm season rolling in, Altus Air Force Base is making sure they're prepared for the worst-case scenario--how to handle the aftermath of a massive tornado sweeping through the area.

    With storm season rolling in, Altus Air Force Base is making sure they're prepared for the worst-case scenario--how to handle the aftermath of a massive tornado sweeping through the area.

  • Talihina Vet Center can now relocate

    Talihina Vet Center can now relocate

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:53:41 GMT
    (Source Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs)(Source Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs)

    After a bill was passed yesterday in the Oklahoma Senate, the Oklahoma Veteran's Center in Talihina can now relocate. The vote comes after two high-profile deaths within the facility in October 2016 and January 2017. Low staff numbers and high turnover rates are believed to be the reason those deaths happened. The bill would allow the veteran's center to relocate within 40 miles of its current location to a town with at least 8,000 residents.

    After a bill was passed yesterday in the Oklahoma Senate, the Oklahoma Veteran's Center in Talihina can now relocate. The vote comes after two high-profile deaths within the facility in October 2016 and January 2017. Low staff numbers and high turnover rates are believed to be the reason those deaths happened. The bill would allow the veteran's center to relocate within 40 miles of its current location to a town with at least 8,000 residents.

  • Grassfire breaks out between Medicine Park and Elgin

    Grassfire breaks out between Medicine Park and Elgin

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:43:11 GMT

    Two grass fires between Medicine Park and Elgin burned 12 acres before they were contained. The blaze sparked between mile marker 49 and 50 on I-44 around 8:45 this morning. Wichita Mountains Estate was the first on scene. Medicine Park, Fletcher, Elgin, and Comanche Nation fire all assisted. officials say Comanche County's three road graders were a huge help in getting the fire out quickly. The fire took two hours to put out. 

    Two grass fires between Medicine Park and Elgin burned 12 acres before they were contained. The blaze sparked between mile marker 49 and 50 on I-44 around 8:45 this morning. Wichita Mountains Estate was the first on scene. Medicine Park, Fletcher, Elgin, and Comanche Nation fire all assisted. officials say Comanche County's three road graders were a huge help in getting the fire out quickly. The fire took two hours to put out. 

  • Magnitude 4.0 quake, 2 smaller temblors rattle Oklahoma

    Magnitude 4.0 quake, 2 smaller temblors rattle Oklahoma

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:32:13 GMT
    Source KSWOSource KSWO

    The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake and two smaller temblors have struck Oklahoma.

    The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake and two smaller temblors have struck Oklahoma.

  • Former Senator Shortey’s extensive history of child work now in question

    Former Senator Shortey’s extensive history of child work now in question

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:14:01 GMT
    Sen. Ralph Shortey (Source OKSenate.gov)Sen. Ralph Shortey (Source OKSenate.gov)

    Former Republican state senator Ralph Shortey spent 17 years working with a program that introduces young people to government. Senator Ralph Shortey is accused of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy. Moore police arrested Shortey last week after finding him with the boy in a hotel room. The FBI and Secret Service have joined the investigation. 

    Former Republican state senator Ralph Shortey spent 17 years working with a program that introduces young people to government. Senator Ralph Shortey is accused of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy. Moore police arrested Shortey last week after finding him with the boy in a hotel room. The FBI and Secret Service have joined the investigation. 

  • Victim of Cotton County crash identified

    Victim of Cotton County crash identified

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-03-22 19:48:33 GMT
    Source KSWOSource KSWO

    A man killed in an early morning accident in Cotton County has been identified.

    A man killed in an early morning accident in Cotton County has been identified.

  • Medical Billing Legislation Eliminates Surprise Medical Bills

    Medical Billing Legislation Eliminates Surprise Medical Bills

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-03-22 19:18:43 GMT

    House Bill 2216, which aims to lessen surprise medical bills passed out of the Oklahoma House of Representatives with a unanimous vote of 93 to 0. The bill requires a non-contracted provider to give a health plan enrollee notice, a good-faith estimate of charges and a disclosure that the provider will either accept the assignment of benefits for the plan’s allowed amount or balance-bill the enrollee.  

    House Bill 2216, which aims to lessen surprise medical bills passed out of the Oklahoma House of Representatives with a unanimous vote of 93 to 0. The bill requires a non-contracted provider to give a health plan enrollee notice, a good-faith estimate of charges and a disclosure that the provider will either accept the assignment of benefits for the plan’s allowed amount or balance-bill the enrollee.  

  • State Sen. Ralph Shortey announces his resignation

    State Sen. Ralph Shortey announces his resignation

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-03-22 19:05:00 GMT
    Sen. Ralph Shortey (Source OKSenate.gov)Sen. Ralph Shortey (Source OKSenate.gov)

    State Senator Ralph Shortey has officially announced his resignation. 

    State Senator Ralph Shortey has officially announced his resignation. 

  • Fairview Ex-Police Chief faces civil suit for excessive force

    Fairview Ex-Police Chief faces civil suit for excessive force

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-03-22 18:36:04 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    A federal civil suit citing excessive force has been filed again former police chief, Charles Gadd, and the city of Fairview. In 2015, a video of an alleged attack inside the Major County jail surfaced. According to the federal lawsuit, cameras captured Gadd allegedly assaulting and wrestled Richard Hicks to the ground, slammed Hicks' head into a mailbox, and choked Hicks in a jail cell after he allegedly disregarded an officer's commands.

    A federal civil suit citing excessive force has been filed again former police chief, Charles Gadd, and the city of Fairview. In 2015, a video of an alleged attack inside the Major County jail surfaced. According to the federal lawsuit, cameras captured Gadd allegedly assaulting and wrestled Richard Hicks to the ground, slammed Hicks' head into a mailbox, and choked Hicks in a jail cell after he allegedly disregarded an officer's commands.

  • Iconic firefighter from OKC bombing retires

    Iconic firefighter from OKC bombing retires

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-03-22 18:23:47 GMT

    Chris Fields is retiring from his 31-year career as an Oklahoma City firefighter. Over the course of three decades, he’s seen everything but nothing could have prepared Chris for April 19, 1995. "I was at Fire Station Number 5 at N.W. 22nd and Broadway. I felt it. We were standing in the station around the kitchen. We heard the boom and felt the station rattle. We looked outside and saw the plume of smoke and self-dispatched ourselves." 

    Chris Fields is retiring from his 31-year career as an Oklahoma City firefighter. Over the course of three decades, he’s seen everything but nothing could have prepared Chris for April 19, 1995. "I was at Fire Station Number 5 at N.W. 22nd and Broadway. I felt it. We were standing in the station around the kitchen. We heard the boom and felt the station rattle. We looked outside and saw the plume of smoke and self-dispatched ourselves." 

  • Rape, incest, parental rights, and the bible take center stage at OK anti-abortion bill debate

    Rape, incest, parental rights, and the bible take center stage at OK anti-abortion bill debate

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-03-22 18:11:52 GMT

    HB1549, which punishes doctors who perform abortions if the mother is seeking one because of a genetic disorder, passed the House following a heated debate. “Abortion offends God, plain and simple,” Rep. John Bennett said on the House floor. “I heard statements of ‘why are we wasting our time on a pro-life bill up here? We need to worry about the budget.’ Let me ask you this, what is more important to you? Money or life?"

    HB1549, which punishes doctors who perform abortions if the mother is seeking one because of a genetic disorder, passed the House following a heated debate. “Abortion offends God, plain and simple,” Rep. John Bennett said on the House floor. “I heard statements of ‘why are we wasting our time on a pro-life bill up here? We need to worry about the budget.’ Let me ask you this, what is more important to you? Money or life?"

  • Altus Public has no public storm shelter and an unreliable warning system

    Altus Public has no public storm shelter and an unreliable warning system

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-03-22 17:32:17 GMT

    The City of Altus does not maintain public storm shelters and the sirens are not an effective warning system. The City of Altus outdoor storm sirens are currently unreliable as a notification source for severe weather including tornadoes.  City officials suggest constructing a personal storm shelter, develop a severe weather plan, and stay informed about weather conditions. If underground shelter is not available, shelter in place.

    The City of Altus does not maintain public storm shelters and the sirens are not an effective warning system. The City of Altus outdoor storm sirens are currently unreliable as a notification source for severe weather including tornadoes.  City officials suggest constructing a personal storm shelter, develop a severe weather plan, and stay informed about weather conditions. If underground shelter is not available, shelter in place.

  • Oklahoma Girl Scout sells Jimmy Fallon record-breaking box of cookies

    Oklahoma Girl Scout sells Jimmy Fallon record-breaking box of cookies

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-03-22 16:40:39 GMT

    Girl Scout Katie Francis, 15 of Oklahoma City, was featured on The Tonight Show after she smashed all previous cookie selling records. “This year I’m also working towards the career record of 100,100 boxes since it’s the 100th anniversary of the cookie sale,” Francis told NBC News earlier this year. Jimmy Fallon bought her final, record-breaking 101,106th box of cookies.

    Girl Scout Katie Francis, 15 of Oklahoma City, was featured on The Tonight Show after she smashed all previous cookie selling records. “This year I’m also working towards the career record of 100,100 boxes since it’s the 100th anniversary of the cookie sale,” Francis told NBC News earlier this year. Jimmy Fallon bought her final, record-breaking 101,106th box of cookies.

  • Three arrested in connection to OK toddler’s death

    Three arrested in connection to OK toddler’s death

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-03-22 16:30:56 GMT
    Dominick SmithDominick Smith

    King Irish Owens, a 2-year-old boy who was abandoned at a Tulsa hospital with head trauma, has died. Three people have been arrested in connection to his death. According to police, Dominick Smith dropped the child off at Hillcrest Hospital Monday afternoon and drove off.  Smith told police she gave the child Nyquil the previous night, and the boy had been foaming at the mouth. Reportedly, the child had bruises on its body and a knot on his head.

    King Irish Owens, a 2-year-old boy who was abandoned at a Tulsa hospital with head trauma, has died. Three people have been arrested in connection to his death. According to police, Dominick Smith dropped the child off at Hillcrest Hospital Monday afternoon and drove off.  Smith told police she gave the child Nyquil the previous night, and the boy had been foaming at the mouth. Reportedly, the child had bruises on its body and a knot on his head.

  • OK counties could decide whether to allow Sunday liquor store sales

    OK counties could decide whether to allow Sunday liquor store sales

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-03-22 16:13:20 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The Oklahoma Senate has approved a measure allowing counties to decide whether to allow liquor stores sales on Sundays. “With the passage of State Question 792, starting in October 2018, grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell beer and wine, including on Sundays,” said Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City. “Senate Bill 211 will give counties the option to allow retail liquor stores to operate on Sundays.” 

    The Oklahoma Senate has approved a measure allowing counties to decide whether to allow liquor stores sales on Sundays. “With the passage of State Question 792, starting in October 2018, grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell beer and wine, including on Sundays,” said Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City. “Senate Bill 211 will give counties the option to allow retail liquor stores to operate on Sundays.” 

  • OK judge tosses out stand your ground defense in New Year's shooting of teen

    OK judge tosses out stand your ground defense in New Year's shooting of teen

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-03-22 16:07:45 GMT
    Derek Morgan (Source KTUL)Derek Morgan (Source KTUL)

    A judge in Oklahoma is tossing out the stand your ground defense in a case of a man shooting a teenager on New Year's Eve in Rogers county. Derek Morgan, a Pryor man, shot and critically wounded a 14-year-old boy during New Year's Day prank last year. The stand your ground law says you have the right to protect yourself or your family if you think your life is threatened.

    A judge in Oklahoma is tossing out the stand your ground defense in a case of a man shooting a teenager on New Year's Eve in Rogers county. Derek Morgan, a Pryor man, shot and critically wounded a 14-year-old boy during New Year's Day prank last year. The stand your ground law says you have the right to protect yourself or your family if you think your life is threatened.

  • US Dept of Ag offers aid to farmers, ranchers affected by wildfires

    US Dept of Ag offers aid to farmers, ranchers affected by wildfires

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-03-22 15:55:00 GMT

    (KSWO)- The US Department of Agriculture will help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires. The USDA announced that $6 million in funding is available to help. It should aid local producers as they begin to restore burned grazing land, rebuild fencing and implement other measures to make up for losses. 

    (KSWO)- The US Department of Agriculture will help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires. The USDA announced that $6 million in funding is available to help. It should aid local producers as they begin to restore burned grazing land, rebuild fencing and implement other measures to make up for losses. 

  • Oklahoma QB Mayfield faces uncertainty after arrest

    Oklahoma QB Mayfield faces uncertainty after arrest

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-03-22 15:00:29 GMT

    Baker Mayfield is trying his best to move on from his arrest in Arkansas last month.

    Baker Mayfield is trying his best to move on from his arrest in Arkansas last month.

  • Lawton officials head to D.C.

    Lawton officials head to D.C.

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:31 AM EDT2017-03-22 12:31:59 GMT
    Source: Architect of the CapitolSource: Architect of the Capitol

    Some southwest Oklahoma community, business and military leaders will be in the nation's capital today as part of the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's annual "DC Fly-in" event.

    Some southwest Oklahoma community, business and military leaders will be in the nation's capital today as part of the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce's annual "DC Fly-in" event.

  • Uber available in Lawton starting Wednesday

    Uber available in Lawton starting Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:00 AM EDT2017-03-22 11:00:24 GMT
    Source: Uber.comSource: Uber.com

    The most well-known ridesharing company in America is now in Lawton. 

    The most well-known ridesharing company in America is now in Lawton. 

  • Transition fair held for students with disabilities

    Transition fair held for students with disabilities

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:48:14 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    An event to help area students with disabilities pursue their dreams was held in Lawton on Tuesday. 

    An event to help area students with disabilities pursue their dreams was held in Lawton on Tuesday. 

  • Guests evacuated after fire in Lawton hotel

    Guests evacuated after fire in Lawton hotel

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:44:22 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    A Lawton hotel is closed for the night after a fire broke out in one of the rooms.

    A Lawton hotel is closed for the night after a fire broke out in one of the rooms.

  • Ike career fair prepared students for life after high school

    Ike career fair prepared students for life after high school

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:15:17 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A local high school is getting students ready for their futures.

    A local high school is getting students ready for their futures.

  • Pools opening early because of warm weather

    Pools opening early because of warm weather

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-03-21 23:24:38 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    According to local pool companies, the recent stretch of warm weather has meant big business for them.

    According to local pool companies, the recent stretch of warm weather has meant big business for them.

  • Lawton Community Theatre receives grants for upgrades and renovations

    Lawton Community Theatre receives grants for upgrades and renovations

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-03-21 23:12:07 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    You can soon see some big changes and improvements at the Lawton Community Theatre, thanks to two grants from local organizations.

    You can soon see some big changes and improvements at the Lawton Community Theatre, thanks to two grants from local organizations.

  • Emergency Management prepares residents for storm season

    Emergency Management prepares residents for storm season

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:48:05 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Storm season is upon us and the Comanche County Emergency Management Office wants to make sure residents are prepared and know what do when the storm sirens sound.

    Storm season is upon us and the Comanche County Emergency Management Office wants to make sure residents are prepared and know what do when the storm sirens sound.

  • IKE grad takes command of Sheppard AFB

    IKE grad takes command of Sheppard AFB

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:09:54 GMT

     A Texoman and highly decorated military officer takes the reigns as the new Sheppard Air Force Base 82nd Wing Commander. It was a homecoming like no other. Lawton Eisenhower High School graduate Colonel Ronald Jolly, Sr. became Sheppard Air Force Base’s new 82nd Training Wing Commander. "It's a joyous occasion to be around family again," said Jolly. 

     A Texoman and highly decorated military officer takes the reigns as the new Sheppard Air Force Base 82nd Wing Commander. It was a home coming like no other. Lawton Eisenhower High School graduate Colonel Ronald Jolly, Sr. became Sheppard Air Force Base’s new 82nd Training Wing Commander. "It's a joyous occasion to be around family again," said Jolly. 

  • E Foundation seeks to rectify issues plaguing military installations

    E Foundation seeks to rectify issues plaguing military installations

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-03-21 21:28:18 GMT

    Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb joined commanders from Tinker Air Force Base, US Army Fires Center of Excellence and Ft. Sill Vance Air Force Base, Altus Air Force Base, and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to launch of the E Foundation for Oklahoma’s “Enduring Freedom” pillar and mission.

    Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb joined commanders from Tinker Air Force Base, US Army Fires Center of Excellence and Ft. Sill Vance Air Force Base, Altus Air Force Base, and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to launch of the E Foundation for Oklahoma’s “Enduring Freedom” pillar and mission.

  • LPS School Board Member resigns

    LPS School Board Member resigns

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-03-21 20:52:04 GMT

    Board member Eric Sharum submitted his resignation. His last day will be March 31st. Sharum resigned to avoid conflicts between his involvement with OSN and his public service as a board member. Lawton Public Schools contracts with Oklahoma Sports Network for their sports production and streaming. The Board will vote to approve the resignation at a special board meeting on March 28. Upon approval and declaration of a vacancy, the board will consider the...

    Board member Eric Sharum submitted his resignation. His last day will be March 31st. Sharum resigned to avoid conflicts between his involvement with OSN and his public service as a board member. Lawton Public Schools contracts with Oklahoma Sports Network for their sports production and streaming. The Board will vote to approve the resignation at a special board meeting on March 28. Upon approval and declaration of a vacancy, the board will consider the...

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