Good News

  Simmons Center Fall Fest coming up in Duncan

The Simmons Center in Duncan has a Fall Fest coming up later this month.

  Local FFA program helping hurricane victims

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Purple Heart Hunt

  Three Cameron University student programs receive federal grant funds

  CEMENT TREASURE: The search for Jesse James’s rumored hidden loot

  Rescheduled Holy City Easter Pageant happening Saturday

  Velma family wins new HVAC unit

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  United Way spotlight: Family Promise of Lawton

  Fall Festival & Car Show happening Saturday in Hollis

Medicine Park prepping for annual Art Walk & Flute Festival

Cache Masonic Lodge hosting rib sale fundraiser this weekend

  Lawton Public Schools keeping up with virtual families

  Frederick Elementary only SWOK school named National Blue Ribbon School

  A Day in the Life: Air Defense Artillery

When it comes to aerial attacks, the Air Defense Artillery Regiment is there to protect millions.

  Several drive-through flu clinics happening across SWOK this month

Thursday, a free drive-through flu shot clinic was set up at Lawton’s First Baptist Church East.

  Cement residents hosting monthly opry, hope it will help revitalize town

Citizens of the town of Cement are holding their first-ever opry this weekend and they hope it will help spark a change in their small town.

Duncan woman celebrates 100th birthday

The Duncan community came together on Wednesday night to celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday.

  City of Altus seeking public input on common flooding areas

Mission on Wheels holds clothing giveaway for Altus residents in need

  Duncan Toy Shop holding rummage sale this week

Fundraiser Golf Tournament to help local ROTC programs

United Way Spotlight: The Boys and Girls Club

  A Day in the Life: Field Artillery

  Census and voter registration awareness event

As the deadline is approaching for voter registration and the census, residents will have another chance to do so.

  Annual Red River Ranch Rodeo happening in Duncan this weekend

The Red River Ranch Rodeo is set to happen this weekend in Duncan.

Two Fort Sill basic trainees get promotion after saving a life

Two Fort Sill trainees were promoted after saving a fellow trainee’s life.

  Red River Pumpkin Patch hosting trade show Saturday

A trade show is set to take place this weekend at a pumpkin patch in Tillman County.

  Lawton Improv Theater to present Red River Comedy Show

The Red River Comedy Show, put on by the Lawton Improv Theater, will feature stand-up comics, improvisers and other comedians during a two-day weekend event.

  United Way spotlight: The Lawton Food Bank

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, KSWO is partnering with the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma in an effort to help the community. Here's how the Lawton Food Bank benefits from UW funds.

  A Day in the Life: Mascot Handlers

You’ve probably seen them around at different events. Big Deuce the donkey, and Shortround the goat are the mascots for Fort Sill.

  Altus Parks & Rec Department starts esports league

Calling all video gamers - the Altus Parks and Recreation Department is starting an esports league unlike anything else in the state.

  Pop-up pumpkin patch happening in Duncan this weekend

A pop-up pumpkin patch is set up this weekend at the Stephens County Fairgrounds.

  Church in Cache planning fellowship and fundraiser event

New Life Assembly of God in Cache is planning a “Fellowship in the Park” event this weekend.

  Local church holds law enforcement appreciation cookout

You’re invited to a cookout hosted by Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Lawton Police Department, to show appreciation to our local law enforcement.

  Local coffee shop owner helping pregnancy resource center that helped his family

Viridian Coffee is holding a week long fundraiser for a in the Charis Center in Duncan.

  Local car dealership helps nonprofits with new car raffle

A local car dealership is trying to get you behind the wheel of a new car. Legend Driven is helping nonprofits by selling raffle tickets to win a new vehicle.

  “Open Streets Hits the Streets” kicks off

The Lawton Fort Sill Open Streets Committee and its partnering agencies will host the “Open Streets Hits the Streets” initiative in lieu of the traditional Fall 2020 Open Streets this year.

  RECIPES NEEDED: LPS Foundation community cookbook raising money for teachers

The Lawton Public School Foundation wants your help in creating a community cookbook to raise money for education.

  Lawton Salvation Army kicks of Rescue Christmas campaign

Christmas is just a few months away and the Lawton Salvation Army is already getting ready to help the community during the holiday season.

Lawton Fire Department trains with new cardiac monitors

Monday, the Lawton Fire Department went through training that allowed them to simulate different scenarios they might run into in the field.

  Altus residents to host fishing derby

The free Altus Fishing Derby is happening Saturday. One of the organizers spoke to 7 news about what people can expect at the event.

  United Way of SWOK kicks off virtual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Southwest Oklahoma has officially started their fundraising campaign.

  REAL ID now available at Comanche County Tag Agency

You are now able to get a Real ID-compliant driver’s license in Lawton.

  Jesse James Festival happening Saturday in downtown Cement

The Third Annual Jesse James Festival and Car Show is happening this Saturday in downtown Cement.

  Military Welcome Center re-opens at Lawton - Fort Sill Regional Airport

After months of being closed, the Military Welcome Center at the Lawton - Fort Sill Regional Airport officially opened back up Tuesday.

  Nonprofit works to expand blessing boxes across Oklahoma

A pair of Stephens County natives is working to help increase the number of blessing boxes in communities across the state.

  Lawton disabled veteran riding 2,164 miles to help other veterans in need

A Lawton disabled vet from is doing his own Tour de France right here in southwest Oklahoma to raise awareness and money for other veterans and their families.

  Wavier allows students to eat for free

Students across southwest Oklahoma will be able to eat school breakfast and lunch for free over the next three months.

  The Baby Mobile is making its way to Lawton

If you’re in need of diapers, formula and food you’ll have a chance to get everything you need for free tomorrow in Lawton.

  3rd annual BBQ Showdown happening in Duncan Saturday

The third annual United Way of Stephens County BBQ Showdown is happening Saturday in Duncan.

  Frederick football player hopes to inspire others by joining National Guard

A Frederick High School football player has joined the National Guard leading up to his senior season.

  Lawton teen building Patriot Pavilion in Elmer Thomas Park

A new pavilion is being put in at Elmer Thomas Park thanks to an Eagle Scout Project by a Lawton teenager.

  LATS to receive CARES Act funds

The Lawton Area Transit System will soon be receiving CARES Act funds to purchase sanitary equipment.

  Lawton Vet Center moving to new location

The Lawton Vet Center will soon have a new home where they’ll continue to serve a variety of veterans, active duty service members and their families.

  Altus city officials speak after voters approve MAPS II proposition

Big changes are on the way to Altus after voters approved two propositions on Tuesday.

  Back to Learning: LPS Superintendent speaks on expectations for school year

Kids at Lawton Public Schools got back to the classroom Monday, months after Covid-19 caused schools statewide to close down.

  Community rallies to help Duncan 13-year-old robbed while running lawn business

A heartbreaking story of a Duncan 13-year-old being robbed while trying to operate his lawn mowing business, fortunately, has a happy ending.

  Over 1,000 boxes of dairy, produce being given away in Marlow Friday

Roughly 1,200 boxes of produce and dairy from Oklahoma farmers and ranchers will be handed out to those in need in Marlow Friday.

  A Child Who Hopes: Oklahoma teen gets adopted after spending 4 years in DHS

A 16-year-old has a family after spending the past four years in the DHS system.

  We Love Teachers Shopping Event happening this Saturday

The third annual We Love Teachers shopping event is happening in Lawton this weekend.

  Annual Stephens County Free Fair set for this week

The Stephens County Free Fair is set to kick off Tuesday with five days of exciting events.

  LPS Transportation Center gets new parking lot for first time

For the first time since it was built decades ago, the Lawton Public Schools Transportation Center is getting a new parking lot.

  New Lawton non-profit hosting spaghetti dinner Friday

A new non-profit is starting in Lawton to help victims of sexual assault and violence.

  Three soldiers enroll at Cameron University in first step towards becoming Army officers

Thursday, three active-duty military members took the first step towards becoming commissioned officers in the Army.

Velma-Alma student donates 10,000 pencils

A high school senior has collected and delivered over 10,000 pencils for her school.

  Lawton Fire Department undergoes water rescue training

Tuesday, Lawton firefighters got a chance to do some hands-on training in water search and rescues.

  Beutler & Son Rodeo Co. brings professionalism to rodeos

Beutler and Son Rodeo Company has provided the livestock for the Lawton Rangers Rodeo since 1987.

  Local steer wrestler competes at Lawton Rangers Rodeo

Friday is night three of the Lawton Rangers Rodeo, and a local steer wrestler is ready for his chance at the big money.

Duncan homeschooling moms holding Q&A event for new homeschooling parents

A group of Duncan moms who have homeschooled their kids is trying to pass their knowledge on to other families making the change to homeschooling this year.

  Minco, OK barrel racer proves age is just a number

A barrel racer competing in the Lawton Rangers Rodeo this weekend is proving that age is just a number, after making the Wrangler National Finals in Vegas last year for the first time at age 61.

  Sterling bull rider returns to Lawton Rangers Rodeo to reclaim title

Wednesday was the first night of the 82nd Annual Lawton Rangers PRCA Rodeo. Last year’s bull riding winner Chauk Dees, from Sterling was looking to reclaim his title.

  Central High teacher wins Presidential Award

A southwest Oklahoma math teacher has received one of the nation’s highest recognition awards.

  Lawton seniors receives scholarships for college

The Lawton Marine Corps League gave out scholarships to two Southwest Oklahoma seniors this week.

  Marlow church holding back to school event

Students are preparing to head back to learning and one Marlow church wants to make sure they have all the supplies they need.

  Retired Veteran receives a newly remodeled and furnished home

A homeless Veteran and his family were given the keys to a new home today.

  Walters church giving away clothes, school supplies

As students prepare to head back to learning, a Cotton County church wants to make sure they have all the clothes and school supplies they need.

  Duncan shop with a cop rummage sale happening Thursday

This Thursday is a shop with a cop fundraising event in Duncan.

  Lawton Rangers will still host annual breakfast

The Lawton Rangers will hold their annual all-you-can-eat Rodeo Breakfast tomorrow morning, before the rodeo kicks off next week.

  Comanche music department holding garage sale fundraiser

The Comanche High School music department is holding a giant garage sale Saturday to raise money for the upcoming year.

  Frederick students volunteer to beautify school’s campus

As Frederick officials prepare to get back in the classroom, several students decided they wanted to help.

  OK State Superintendent speaks to 7 News about upcoming school year

People all across Oklahoma are wondering what schools will be like when they reopen for the fall.