Amid shutdown, Pelosi suggests State of the Union address be delayed

In a call with reporters, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said Tuesday the shutdown is reducing economic growth more than predicted.

  Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

First Alert Forecast: dense fog this morning

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

Lawton Public School’s presents MLK Celebration

Continued Coverage

  Ask the Vet: Doctor Catrina Black

SNAP benefits funded through February, March’s funding still uncertain

Refuge holds annual elk hunt despite shutdown

SWOK leaders react to Governor Stitt’s comments

Antioch Baptist Church hosting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Duncan

Trio arrested following Snapchat post with drugs

  UPDATE: Son of Cotton Co. Sheriff charged with more felonies

Travis Simpson turned himself in to the Cotton County Jail earlier this month.

First Alert 7 Forecast: warmer for a few days before bitterly cold air arrives this weekend

Fog possible tomorrow morning then mild in the afternoon.

  Vehicle crashes into west Lawton business

Nobody was injured in the incident

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Nominee William Barr is expected to be confirmed, unless there is a major surprise during the hearing. It would be his second stint as attorney general.

  Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

Mass overdose possibly fueled by fentanyl kills 1, sickens about a dozen

Waurika man facing million dollar bond after allegedly shooting at officer’s home

Facility where vegetative woman gave birth launches internal review

Democrats consider subpoena for interpreter of Trump-Putin meeting

Judge orders Trump administration to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

Anadarko woman dies after being struck by vehicle

The incident occurred on Highway 62 about 5 miles west of Anadarko.

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

The deputies were serving the warrant at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when a suspect inside opened fire. All three deputies were listed in fair condition.

Netflix to raise prices on all its subscription plans

Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97

Known for her smile and raspy voice, actress Carol Channing spent most of her career on stage in such musicals as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

First Alert Forecast: mild this week

Morning fog turns to afternoon sunshine. High temps in the 50s today.

  Complete Count Committee getting census to Lawtonians

The City of Lawton is working with the US Census Bureau to ensure a complete and accurate count of the people living in Lawton.

Comanche County woman claims boyfriend attempted to shoot her

The department says they got the call Monday afternoon from a home on northwest Welch road.

Lawton teen wins local Peace Poster Contest

Beck’s poster was among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

Local Organizations offer relief during government shutdown

It has now been over three weeks since the partial government shutdown... and federal employees are beginning to believe there may be no end in sight.

‘The Red Chord’ fighting against human trafficking with their annual ‘Freedom Gala’

The Red Cord's 2nd Annual Freedom Gala will be Saturday January 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lawton.

Kevin Stitt sworn in as Oklahoma governor

Monday, Kevin Stitt was sworn in as Oklahoma's 28th governor.

DHS employees working overtime to get SNAP applications finalized before January 15 deadline

It has been 24 days since the partial government shutdown began, and many Americans are feeling the effects.

Lawton welcomes new mayor

The City of Lawton welcomed in a new mayor this Monday morning.

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career.

First Alert 7 Forecast: a nice warm-up then an Arctic blast for the weekend

A nice warming trend before an Arctic front arrives.

7News sits down with Mayor Fred Fitch as he prepares to leave office

7News anchor Monte Brown sat down with Mayor Fred Fitch as he prepared to leave his post. They discussed a range of topics covering all the years of Fitch's service to the city.

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said.

As shutdown grinds on, TSA workers struggle

Hundreds of TSA employees at major airports nationwide have called out sick since this shutdown began.

Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

Leaving the White House for a trip to New Orleans, Trump said he had dismissed the proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over Trump's long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

Speaking from the South Lawn before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump called former FBI and Justice Department officials "known scoundrels" and "dirty cops."

  MedWatch: Organ donor families honor loved ones with quilt

Oklahoma has one of the highest number of registered organ donors in the country. However, there's still about 700 people in the state, and 114,000 in the country waiting for their second chance at life.

First Alert Forecast: mild week ahead

Temps reach the upper 40s today with clearing skies.

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who face pressure to join the race.

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

The show is being billed as “the broadest range of musical genres ever seen” at the Super Bowl.

Church and State premieres in Oklahoma at the Lawton Community Theatre

The Lawton Community Theater is currently rehearsing for a play that will open to the public next month.

Two new art exhibitions premier in Lawton

The Lawton community enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and art at the Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery’s opening of two new art exhibitions Saturday evening.

Futsal community growing in SWOK

Futsal may be fairly new to southwest Oklahoma, but it is not a new sport globally. It was started back in the 1930s in a South American YMCA, and now, it has come full circle... to the Lawton Family YMCA.

First Alert Forecast

Warmer temperatures are still in the forecast, along with some dry weather this week. Next weekend will be another cold one with temperatures in the 30s.

WFPD: Man arrested for allegedly trying to run over woman

Wichita Falls Police say a man was arrested after he tried to run a woman over with a car.

Reunited with family, Jayme Closs is ‘full of big smiles,’ her aunt says

The teenager was found alive nearly three months to the day she was abducted from her Wisconsin home, where her parents were found shot and killed.

First Alert Forecast

Today will be another chilly and partly cloudy afternoon. We could see a little sunshine return later in the day. Warmer temperatures are on the way for the middle of the week.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.

Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

Gymnasts from all over Oklahoma compete at Lawton meet

Girls ages 5 to 18 are flipping around this weekend at the Fliptastics Star-Spangled Classic Meet held at the Great Plains Coliseum.

The Lawton Community Theatre holds Work Day

Several members of the community spent their Saturday at the Lawton Community Theatre helping them clean out the building.

  Lawton girl hit by car: mom frustrated with investigation

A Lawton mother is demanding justice. She says enough isn’t being done after her daughter was hit while riding a scooter on Christmas Eve. The little girl was so badly injured she had to be flown to Oklahoma City.

Bill aims at closing loophole for felons

A pair of lawmakers from Oklahoma, including one from Duncan, are introducing legislation that would protect felons who are in a car with others who are legally carrying firearms.

Lawton girl scouts preparing for cookie season

A Lawton girl scout troop is getting ready for cookie selling season, starting with a cookie rally that happened on Saturday.

RBNC goes galactic

The River Bend Nature Center hosts a bi-weekly Science Saturday event.

First Alert Forecast

Cold temperatures will hold through Monday, but by mid week we will see mid to upper 50s return, and eventually some 60s Friday.

Law enforcement standoff in Elgin lasts several hours

A standoff between law enforcement and an Elgin man on Saturday lasted over four hours.

Cedar Crest Manor raising money for automated door for residents

Cedar Crest Manor has been raising money to get an automated door installed. This will allow the residents to have easier access out to the court yard.

First Alert Forecast

We will stay on the colder side this weekend, but temperatures will slowly warm into the 60s by the end of next week.

More than 350 pigs compete in Marlow Winter Classic

Friday at the Stephens county fairgrounds, pigs from all over Oklahoma came to strut their stuff at the Marlow Winter Classic.

Geronimo woman pleaded guilty to child neglect

A Geronimo woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect after her children were found in filthy and unsafe living conditions.

Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery featuring two new exhibits

The “Eight” and “Mutable Landscapes” galleries will open up Saturday evening and will run through to next month.

Unemployment down in Comanche County

For the majority of counties across Oklahoma… including Comanche county unemployment is down.

Suspect, victim names released after shootout in Cache

Comanche County authorities have answered some of the final details related to the early Sunday morning homicide and shootout which took place in Cache, leaving two dead and a deputy and another woman shot.

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Elk Hunt happening despite shut down

The annual Elk Hunt at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is happening next week even though the partial government shutdown continues.

7News at the Movies: A Dog’s Way Home and more

There are three new movies this week plus one that was in limited release and is now reaching southwest Oklahoma.

Lawton’s incoming city manager talks Lawton, experience

Lawton's City Manager, Jerry Ihler, retired on Friday after working for the city for around 35 years. The new city manager, Michael Cleghorn, is set to take his place starting next month.

Urgent care clinic opens on Fort Sill

Reynolds Army Health Center is once again the home of an urgent care health clinic.

88-year-old man arrested for assaulting his wife

Police were called to a home in the 4100 block of Blanton Street after a home health caretaker witnessed the man assaulting his wife.

Man hired to mow the lawn, sneaks into home instead

Police say the man was hired to mow the law, he snuck into the house instead.

Furry Friend Friday: Meet Nala

Furry Friend Friday: Meet Nala