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Makenzie Burk was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma, and graduated from Lawton High School in 2012. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in radio/television and a minor in journalism from Cameron University in 2016.

Burk graduated magna cum laude and was on the softball team for three years while at Cameron. She was a host and producer of the University’s Sports show as well as a reporter for CU News. She has always had an interest in sports journalism, but found a love for news in college.

Some of her favorite hobbies include fishing, dancing and anything competitive. She spends most of her time with her family and enjoys finding new things to do in her hometown.

If you have a story idea, email her at mburk@kswo.com.

 

    Lawton AMBUCS 61st Annual Pancake Day kicks off

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    The Lawton AMBUCS 61st annual Pancake Day is Monday from 6:30 am to 8 pm at the Great Plains Coliseum.

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    LPS elementary school receives Gold status

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    Freedom Elementary School on Fort Sill made history last school year as the first primary school on a US military base to earn the status of a gold national healthy school, and school officials are heading to Washington D.C Friday to accept the award.

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    Rodeo star Hunter Herrin competes in hometown

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    The 2016 Apache Stampede PRCA rodeo kicks off Friday, and one of the best calf ropers in the business, Apache native, Hunter Herrin will be competing in it.

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    Ft. Sill ready for Retiree Appreciation Days

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    Military retirees from across the country are heading to Fort Sill Thursday for the 38th annual Retiree Appreciation Days celebration. I

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    Marine stops burglar until police arrive

    Broken window (Source KSWO) Broken window (Source KSWO)
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    A burglary gone bad in Lawton as a Marine tackled a man trying to break into his house.

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    Rushing faces formal sentencing today

    Thorsten Rushing will learn his fate on Friday. (Source KSWO) Thorsten Rushing will learn his fate on Friday. (Source KSWO)
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    Formal sentencing is set for Friday in Lawton for convicted killer Thorsten Rushing.

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    Man robs convenience store at gunpoint

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    Lawton Police are looking for a convenience store robber after he got away early Tuesday morning.

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    Police react differently after recent shootings

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    A shots fired call near Northwest 38th Street and Rogers Lane had law enforcement on high alert Friday morning.

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    Yellow water still present in Lawton after switch

    Although Lawton has switched its water source, some people still have yellow water from high levels of mangense. (Source Rob Martin) Although Lawton has switched its water source, some people still have yellow water from high levels of mangense. (Source Rob Martin)
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    Lawton officials say days after they switched Lawton's water source from Lake Ellsworth to Waurika Lake, residents are still complaining of yellow water.

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    Marlow woman saves, rehabilitates racehorses

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    A Marlow woman is spending her time saving the lives of retired racehorses and rehabilitating them to compete in other events.

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    Duncan church needs shoe donations for 'Fiesta in Fuqua'

    Some shoes have already been donated, but New Life Church hopes to help out 1,000 kids this year. (Source KSWO) Some shoes have already been donated, but New Life Church hopes to help out 1,000 kids this year. (Source KSWO)
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    "Fiesta at Fuqua" is right around the corner and it will send kids home with school supplies. For the first time in 2016, it will include new shoes.

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    Pokemon GO: Kids, adults get exercise with new game

    Pokemon GO came out in the US on July 6 and quickly outpaced established apps. (Source KSWO) Pokemon GO came out in the US on July 6 and quickly outpaced established apps. (Source KSWO)
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    A new app is getting people out of their houses and moving, and if you're a fan of the 90s, you're probably loving it.

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    Drug raid leads to arrest

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    A man from Marlow is out on bond Friday night after officials from the Homeland Security Department intercepted a package addressed to him that contained illegal drugs.

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    Fatal police shooting under investigation

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     An investigation is underway after a deadly confrontation between a police officer and suspect Wednesday night near Rush Springs.

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    Two Lawton teachers author textbooks tailored for Oklahoma

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    Teachers from around Oklahoma have teamed up to author math textbooks that are tailored to the state's standards, and two of the teachers are right here in Lawton.

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    Building burns to the ground in Duncan

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    A business in Duncan is destroyed after it went up in flames Tuesday morning.

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    Lawton resident creates page to help truckers who deal with depression

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    A Lawton resident is working to bring awareness to an issue that is not easy to discuss, depression and suicide among truck drivers.

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    Staying safe and out of trouble with fireworks

    The Fourth of July is approaching and fireworks stands are popping up. (Source KSWO) The Fourth of July is approaching and fireworks stands are popping up. (Source KSWO)
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    While many people are ready for fireworks and barbecues for the Fourth of July weekend, fire departments are urging people to keep safety in mind.

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    Search for Damion gets help from renowned group

    Texas Equusearch joined in the search for Damion. (Source KSWO) Texas Equusearch joined in the search for Damion. (Source KSWO)
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    A specialized missing persons search and recovery group from south Texas joined the search in Duncan for 8-year-old Damion Davidson who went missing June 12.

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    Residents glad for 'safe exchange zone'

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    Online shoppers in Stephens County should feel safer doing in-person transaction exchanges now that a designated "safe exchange zone" has been placed at the Stephens County Courthouse.

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    Tuition going up at Cameron for second year in a row

    Tuition is going up once again at Cameron Univeristy. (Source KSWO) Tuition is going up once again at Cameron Univeristy. (Source KSWO)
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    Cameron University students will see another tuition increase in the fall.

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    Police retrace steps in search for Damion

    Now in its ninth day, the search for Damion continues. (Source KSWO) Now in its ninth day, the search for Damion continues. (Source KSWO)
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    The search for 8-year-old Damion Davidson has been scaled back to smaller search groups who are focusing on specific areas.

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    Cement family shocked to find 14-foot python

    A Cement family couldn't believe it when they found a 14-foot python in their yard. (Source KSWO) A Cement family couldn't believe it when they found a 14-foot python in their yard. (Source KSWO)
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    A teen in Caddo County made a horrifying discovery after his dog alerted him to a 14-foot long python on his front lawn.

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    'Be a better me' camp teaches kids life lessons

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    A Lawton camp is teaching kids how to tap into their true academic potential while learning how to be a better person.

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    Jury announces Rushing's recommended sentence

    Thorsten Rushing (Source KSWO) Thorsten Rushing (Source KSWO)
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    The jury that found Thorsten Rushing guilty of killing his father and brother has announced their decision when it comes to how Rushing should be punished.

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    City officials fight mosquito population

    The City implemented weekly sprays to kill mosquitos. (Source KSWO) The City implemented weekly sprays to kill mosquitos. (Source KSWO)
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    With recent rains and flooding, Lawton city officials say the mosquito population has increased tremendously, so the city is going on the offensive.

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    OSBI investigators testifies in Rushing trial

    Thorsten Rushing murder trial continues. (Source KSWO) Thorsten Rushing murder trial continues. (Source KSWO)
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    An expert crime scene investigator testified today about the gun residue found on the clothes worn by accused killer Thorsten Rushing the night his father Uwe and brother Stefan Rushing were murdered.

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    Prom to benefit Cystic Fibrosis

    Seth James is one patient who will benefit from the 80's prom. (Source KSWO) Seth James is one patient who will benefit from the 80's prom. (Source KSWO)
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    One Facebook group is giving people another chance to go to prom Friday, June 10, and it'll help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Oklahoma.

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    Puppy owners warned about Parvovirus

    Parvovirus, often found in puppies, attacks the immune system and can be deadly. (Source KSWO) Parvovirus, often found in puppies, attacks the immune system and can be deadly. (Source KSWO)
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    Springtime is often a great time to take your new pets outside, but veterinarians are warning that the Parvovirus, mostly found in puppies, is more prevalent this time of year.

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    Retired DA catches burglars in act

    Rande Worthen spots burglars while he goes door-to-door campaigning. (Source KSWO) Rande Worthen spots burglars while he goes door-to-door campaigning. (Source KSWO)
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    After years of putting people behind bars in a courtroom, a retired district attorney helped catch two burglars in the act Friday, June 3.

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    Elgin business offers sub-zero pain relief treatments

    The cryo chamber reaches up to 280 degrees below zero. (Source KSWO) The cryo chamber reaches up to 280 degrees below zero. (Source KSWO)
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    A new business recently opened in mid-April that offers an unusual type of recovery method that freezes your body to 180 degrees below zero.

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    Flooding causes LATS to reroute buses

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    With recent rains and flooding, Lawton Area Transit System was forced to reroute their buses to continue to take passengers.

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    ODOT explains why roadside memorials get removed

    Crosses are put on the side of the road to symbolize the death of a loved one, are often placed illegally. (Source KSWO) Crosses are put on the side of the road to symbolize the death of a loved one, are often placed illegally. (Source KSWO)
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    Crosses on the sides of roads are often created as makeshift memorial sites to mark the spot where a loved one died, but what you may not know is that most of those items are placed illegally.

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    Lawton gym honors America's heroes with 'The Murph'

    Runners carried an American flag during their workout in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy. (Source KSWO) Runners carried an American flag during their workout in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy. (Source KSWO)
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    Members of a Lawton gym honored Lieutenant Michael Murphy and other fallen soldiers with a workout called "The Murph," on Monday.

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    New firefighter graduates better trained to save your life

    LFD's seven newest graduates are the first to be required to go through advanced EMT training. (Source KSWO) LFD's seven newest graduates are the first to be required to go through advanced EMT training. (Source KSWO)
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    The Lawton Fire Department graduated seven new firefighters from the LFD Fire Academy Friday at City Hall.

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    Rescuers recount trying to save man, urge safety at dams

    Lawton Police Officer Patrick Zickefoose (Source KSWO) Lawton Police Officer Patrick Zickefoose (Source KSWO)
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    Nearly 36 hours after the death of a man who was found at the base of the spillway at the Lake Ellsworth dam, investigators are still searching for answers.

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    Man's death under investigation, police try to find family

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    Police are investigating after they were called about a man found unconscious at the bottom of the Lake Ellsworth dam Wednesday morning.

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    OHP urges safe driving over Memorial Day weekend

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    With Memorial Day just around the corner, residents are making their plans on how to spend the holiday weekend.

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    Storm uproots trees, blows off roofs

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    Some residents in Duncan are still without power after overnight storms packing 60 mph winds brought down several power lines.

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    • Tillerson is in the UK to discuss US leaks of Manchester bombing details

      Tillerson is in the UK to discuss US leaks of Manchester bombing details

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      Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in the UK today after English officials criticized the US for high-profile leaks of details surrounding the Manchester bombing investigation. Tillerson is meeting with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson. They are set to discuss foreign policy, the U-K's upcoming election and future action on terrorism.

      Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in the UK today after English officials criticized the US for high-profile leaks of details surrounding the Manchester bombing investigation. Tillerson is meeting with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson. They are set to discuss foreign policy, the U-K's upcoming election and future action on terrorism.

    • GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

      GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

      Friday, May 26 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:28:19 GMT
      Friday, May 26 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:32:10 GMT

      Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates.

      Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates.

    • Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

      Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

      Friday, May 26 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:27:48 GMT
      Friday, May 26 2017 12:32 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:32:04 GMT

      President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

      President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.

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