Lawton girl with Alopecia shares story about being bullied

September brings us Alopecia Awareness Month and a Lawton family is sharing their story, so our community can gain a better understanding of the autoimmune disease.

  Two injured after car hits tree near Duncan

Law enforcement is investigating a car crash that sent two people to the hospital early Sunday morning near Duncan.

Bethel Road Volunteer Fire Department hosts annual fundraiser

The Bethel Road Volunteer Fire Department is raising money to support their operation costs for the year.

Local Gold Star families recognized at Honor Tea

The Lawton Fort Sill Chapter 0116 of the Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization held an Honor Tea to thank local Gold Star families and widows/widowers of any war. The event was held at the McMahon Foundation in Lawton.

Driver arrested after crashing vehicle into apartment fence

A woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after she crashed her Jeep into the fence of a Lawton apartment complex.

New report lists Altus AFB as high risk for sexual assault

The RAND Corporation released its report Friday at the request of the Department of Defense.

Furry Friend Friday: Meet Sharpie

It's Furry Friend Friday again and this time we have Sharpie in studio.

LPS Foundation raises over $24,000 for teachers

Officials with the foundation say the money raised at the event will be used for teacher grants and to help give additional resources to the district for things that funding doesn't cover.

Denzel Wilson formally arraigned for murder

He has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in the child’s death from November of last year.

Lawton woman pleads guilty to child abuse

A Lawton woman is behind bars and awaiting sentencing for the abuse of two young children.

UPDATED: Crews rescue woman trapped in high water in northern Comanche County

A woman was rescued after getting trapped on top of her vehicle in high water.

First Alert Forecast: Flooding risk continues into this evening and tonight

First Alert Weather Day: flooding is possible this evening into tomorrow

UPDATED: Some high school football games postponed due to weather

Here is the latest information on game which have been impacted by flooding rains across Southwest Oklahoma.

LPD investigating home invasion, shooting

Lawton police are investigating a home invasion that led to a shooting overnight.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction visits SW Oklahoma

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister paid a visit to southwest Oklahoma Thursday.

Lawton boy competes to make it on The Ellen Show

Lawton boy spent his summer break holding canned food drives for those in need. Now, he’s hoping his efforts will help him make it onto the Ellen Show.

Lawton Academy awarded for academic excellence

The Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences is the recipient of the AdvancED Midwest Region’s 2018 Values Driven Award of Excellence for the state of Oklahoma.

Lawton Public Schools Foundation to hold fundraiser breakfast

The Lawton Public Schools Foundation is holding its annual fundraiser breakfast bright and early Friday morning.

Tipton High School football coach nominated for award

A southwest Oklahoma football coach is competing for a $50,000 prize to help his team.

The Oklahoma Council of the Blind to host State Conference in Lawton

For the first time,The Oklahoma Council of the Blind will host its annual State Conference in Lawton this weekend. This year's theme is "The Music of OCB" and will highlight the diversity of the different chapters.For more on that event we have Kay Love.

Freedom Elementary School named one of America’s healthiest schools

Freedom Elementary School on Fort Sill has been named one of America's healthiest schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

  Fort Sill celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate, Fort Sill held its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon at the Patriot Club.

Lawton doctor hosting medical marijuana recommendation event

A Lawton doctor is hosting a two-day medical marijuana recommendation event.

Duncan woman charged with multiple counts including child endangerment after incident at Wal-Mart

The charges included petty larceny, assault and battery, child endangerment and public intoxication.

Kody Lott sentenced to life plus 20 years for 2016 deadly shooting

Anchor Chris Horgen has the latest developments in the murder trial of Kody Lott.

Oklahoma Corrections Department sued over inmate’s suicide

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is being sued for not doing enough to prevent a murder convict from hanging herself in her cell in 2016.

Lawton blood donor receives thank-you note as part of new OBI program

Oklahoma Blood Institute is touting its 'Thank the Donor' Program.It gives blood recipients the chance to "thank" the person who supplied the blood that saved their life.

Duncan woman dies after weekend house fire; benefit dinner set for Thursday

A Duncan fire last weekend has now claimed a woman's life.

LPD looking for tips in 55th Street homicide

The Lawton Police Department needs your help solving a murder in west Lawton.

90-year-old military widow recognized for decades of community service

A 90-year-old military widow is receiving recognition for her decades of service to the community.

Lawton City Manager discusses retirement decision

Lawton's City Manager is talking about his decision to retire early next year.

Altus AFB releases identity of airman found dead on base

Altus Air Force Base has released the name of an airman who died on base earlier this week.

Multiple HS football games moved due to weather

Schools across Southwest Oklahoma are changing their football schedule this week due to ongoing weather concerns.

7News viewers raise over $3,000 for American Red Cross

7News partnered with Red Cross Oklahoma for a telethon supporting the victims of hurricane Florence tuesday raising over $3,000.   The 3 hour event brought in a total of $3430. The money raised provides food, shelter, blankets, personal hygiene items, cleaning supply kits, and emotional support.   Red Cross officials say even though the hurricane is gone their work following any disaster is far from over.

Lawton FFA holds watermelon social and silent auction

The Lawton chapter of the Future Farmers of America held a special meeting to raise funds and meet with the community Tuesday evening. It was a watermelon social and silent auction. The event featured all-you-can-eat watermelon and hot dogs. There were also fun contests, like seed spitting and a race to see who could eat a melon the fastest. After the social the chapter held its silent auction, selling dozens of items donated from various local businesses.

Altus Animal Welfare Association awarded $10,000 grant

The Altus Animal Welfare Association and the City of Altus have been awarded a $10,000 grant to better the lives of shelter animals. Maddie's Fund awarded the grant, which will fund a new director for the city's "SHAPE" program. The SHAPE program aims to provide enrichment activities for shelter animals, to better improve their chances of being adopted. The SHAPE Director will check on animals health, socialize them and do basic command training for dogs.

Duncan woman reappointed to Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board of Directors

A Duncan woman has been reappointed to serve on the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board of Directors. Tanya Case was appointed to serve a second four-year term on the board by House Speaker Charles McCall. She will help oversee the agency responsible for the care and health of over one-million Oklahomans. Case has worked in health care for 35 years, with much of that spent in leadership positions.

Duncan man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Duncan man accused of killing his 64-year-old roommate pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge Tuesday. Prosecutors say James King killed Cecil Jackson in April of last year. According to Jackson's family, King was homeless, and Jackson let him and King's friend stay with him. In a written confession, King told investigators he got into a fight with Jackson and hit him two times, which led to his death. He said he then put his body in a trash can.

Three Lawton schools placed on temporary lockdown

Lawton police say three schools were temporarily on lockdown Tuesday due to a misunderstanding. It happened near 9th and Ferris shortly after noon today when LPD say men who were working on a duplex pulled up to the house to get their tools. A woman living in the unit came out and didn't know who the men were or why they were there and she saw a gun on one of the men. That's when police say the woman pulled out a baseball bat while her boyfriend grabbed a shotgun.

Thousands participate in Lawton's ASYMCA "Y-Fry"

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Over two thousand people stopped by Great Plains Coliseum on Tuesday for the Armed Services YMCA 11th annual Y-Fry.

DDS holds listening session for families of Oklahomans with disabilities

Families affected by disabilities got to voice their concerns to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services today. They were asked to share their thoughts on how Developmental Disabilities Services can improve programs and services for Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "We've got to change the way we're supporting people with disabilities in our state," said Wanda Felty, parent and waiting list meeting coordinator.