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  Lawton Public School’s presents MLK Celebration

Lift Your Voice was created to help promote Martin Luther King's message, and show off the diversity around the Lawton Community.

  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

Vehicle crashes into west Lawton business

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

Anadarko woman dies after being struck by vehicle

Complete Count Committee getting census to Lawtonians

Comanche County woman claims boyfriend attempted to shoot her

Lawton teen wins local Peace Poster Contest

Local Organizations offer relief during government shutdown

  ‘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.

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

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

Church and State premieres in Oklahoma at the Lawton Community Theatre

Two new art exhibitions premier in Lawton

Futsal community growing in SWOK

Gymnasts from all over Oklahoma compete at Lawton meet

  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.

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.

  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.

Furry Friend Friday: Meet Nala

Furry Friend Friday: Meet Nala

Search is on for armed robbery suspect

Authorities are searching for a gunman who held up a convenience store on Friday morning in Wichita Falls.

NEW INFO: Son was suspect in chase which sent Cotton Co. Sheriff to hospital after wreck in December

The suspect authorities were chasing at the time of the crash has been identified as the sheriff’s son, 40-year-old Travis Simpson.

Parents charged for manslaughter in daughter’s death

Henry Lilly III and Bonnie Mills-Lilly were both charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Juvenile arrested after Friday morning police chase

A man is in custody, and another is on the run after they got into a chase with police Friday morning.

WFPD: Woman rides electrical cart, drinks wine from chip can

A woman was barred from a Walmart after being found riding an electric card while drinking wine, according to WFPD.

Local State Representative to serve as Vice Chairman of Government Efficiency Committee

Republican Representative Daniel Pae was named to the post by House Speaker Charles McCall on Thursday at the State Capitol.

  The Lawton Community Theatre is holding a Workday

The Lawton community Theater is looking for volunteers to help move items from their building into a storage unit.

Local radio station pulls R. Kelly after sexual assault allegations

A local radio station has pulled R. Kelly from their broadcasts amid the resurgence of the artist’s sexual assault allegations.

Governor-elect Kevin Stitt holds Bison Bash in Lawton

Oklahoma's governor-elect was in Lawton Thursday night, kicking off a series of pre-inaugural celebrations with a Bison Bash.

Underage Vaping becomes TSET’s main focus

Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is working to get e-cigarettes out of minor's hands across the state.

Lawton City Council Update: Randy Warren

Ward Eight City Council member Randy Warren

ALTUS SCHOOL BOND: Superintendent gives details on upcoming vote

Residents of Altus will head to the polls on March 5 to decide on a $6 million school bond.

Duncan Simmons Center hosting Hall of Fame Spectacular

You are invited to the 1st Duncan Area Arts Hall of Fame at the Simmons Center.

WFPD search for tips to lead to missing man

The WFPD needs your help tracking down a missing man.

Wichita Falls woman arrested for two shoplifting incidents at Dillard’s

A Wichita Falls woman with several theft convictions has been arrested in connection with two shoplifting incident at Dillard's.

Walters man charged with Assault With a Deadly Weapon on his uncle

A Walters man is in jail facing a felony charge after police officers found his alleged victim suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Authorities search for tips in hopes to find missing Young Co. man

Law enforcement officials are searching for answers that will lead to a man missing for two years.

OU Medicine makes a big decision on it’s future in Lawton

OU Medical school announced tonight they will begin an 18 month process of shutting down their family medicine residency clinic.

Small Business Management Coordinators offer tips on entering the workforce

If you’re on the hunt for a job, or looking to do something different this new year, there are things to remember as you start this process. Small Business Management Coordinator at The Great Plains Technology Center, Dr. Lynn Null said networking is number one in finding a job.

UPDATE: two arrested after crash in Lawton

Lawton police responded to a crash on Lawrie Tatum road Wednesday evening.

Woman taken to hospital after car hits power pole

Police closed off a portion of 67th street in Lawton after a driver ran off the road, crashing into a fence and power pole.

Medical study highlights five most addictive substances

A new study in the medical journal "The Lancet" highlights the five most addictive substances.

  Most Wanted Wednesday: January 9

If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers at (580)-355-INFO

Fort Sill soldiers honored in patching ceremony

Soldiers were honored with a patch Wednesday to recognize them as part of a unit.

Lawton citizens take part in Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Citizens across the country are taking time out of their day to thank law enforcement for the services they provide.

Oklahoma Blood Institute in need of type O negative blood

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is looking to up its blood supply, and they're hoping you can help.

Comanche County Memorial Hospital hosting job fair

Comanche County Memorial Hospital's job fair will be January 14th, 15th, and 16th from 8AM to 5PM in the Resource Center at CCMH.

Fletcher man flown to hospital after Caddo County crash

A Fletcher man was flown to the hospital following a crash west of Gracemont in Caddo County.

Continued wet weather may trigger foot rot in cattle

Lately, not only has it been cold, but it has also been wet... the perfect conditions to cause foot rot in cattle.

Gardeners attend class in hopes of mastering gardening

A gardening class to help people master the art of gardening started on Wednesday.

Lawton City Council names new city manager

Cleghorn will be replacing Jerry Ihler after he retires on January 11.

Water drops 4 feet after leak at Clear Creek Lake spillway

A leak at the Clear Creek Lake spillway in Duncan led to a loss of more than four feet of water over the last few days.

One dead, another seriously injured in crash near Burnett Ranch Road

A woman has died and a man was seriously injured in a crash on U.S. 287 Wednesday morning.

Fort Sill celebrates historic milestone

From Breaking ground in 1869 to Tuesday celebrating the sesquicentennial is a huge milestone for Fort Sill.

City of Lawton to pay state fine related to prairie dog management

The Lawton City Council is set to approve the payment of a fine to the State of Oklahoma after a 2018 investigation into the city’s practice of controlling the prairie dog population.

Ask the Vet: Veterinarian Doctor Holly Lunsford

We were joined in studio by Veterinarian Doctor Holly Lunsford to answer some frequently asked questions and viewer-submitted questions for our weekly "Ask the Vet" segment.

Election results for Lawton, Fletcher and Duncan

Polls have been closed, and residents have made their voices heard in three local elections.

Lawton woman’s murder remains unsolved two years later

The murder of a young Lawton woman who was killed and found lying in the road just south of Cache, remains a mystery nearly two years to the day of her death.

Sheriff’s office targeting Duncan housing scam

A woman says she was scammed out of $500 when she tried to rent a house in Duncan and she's not the only one it's happened to.

Fliptastic Gymnastics holding competition in Lawton this weekend

Fliptastic Gymnastics holding competition in Lawton this weekend

Local organization ‘The Red Cord’ discusses their mission for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

In observance of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a local organization is educating the public on signs of the hidden crime and how to prevent it.

Altus PD investigating auto burglaries

Altus police are investigating reports of auto burglaries that happened last Monday night and into early Tuesday morning.