STATE UPDATE: State adds 377 cases on Monday

According to the state website, 377 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday morning.

  Early-morning rain expected Monday

  Global Serve Day gives community a chance to thank CCMH staff

  Altus Police investigate shots fired, robbery call early Saturday morning

  Fiesta in Fuqua benefits 500-plus Stephens County students

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  Fort Sill Air Defense Artillery Brigade attempts to make history with weather balloon launch

Continued Coverage

  Fort Sill welcomes new FA Commandant and CSM

  Lawton Rangers will still host annual breakfast

  Altus dispatch adds new radio feature to 911 system

  Pretty great weather for August

Murder suspect who escaped from Oklahoma County jail now in custody

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

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Slight chance for a morning shower with afternoon sunshine

Coronavirus stalls Lawton Propel project

Lawtonians voted on the propel city project last fall, but the coronavirus pandemic slowed down progress on planning."The 2020 City Improvement Project is a 14-year plan that puts millions of dollars of funding into various areas.

  Possible delay for the 2020 presidential election

President Trump suggested on twitter this morning that the presidential election should be delayed due to potential fraud issues with universal mail-in voting.

  Stone Temple Pilots to perform debut album ‘Core’ live

  BACK TO LEARNING: Sterling prepares for unique year of education

  Comanche music department holding garage sale fundraiser

  Rain chances soon fade from the forecast

Wichita Falls, Lawton ranked among best southern cities to live in post-pandemic

Teachers fearful and worried about safety as schools reopen

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Morning sunshine with afternoon severe storms

  Food drive set for July 31, with a goal of 2020 pounds of food

The drive will benefit the Lawton Food Bank, who AUSA partnered with for this event.

  Investigation underway at Lawton Ft. Sill Veterans Center

Following complaints of mistreatment, negligent care and inadequate staffing

  Altus Municipal Court provides alternative options for posting bond during pandemic

An Altus Municipal Judge has released a judicial order giving people an additional option for handling court procedures during the pandemic.

Online school: an alternative option for the fall

Rather than choosing traditional brick and mortar schools, more and more Oklahomans are considering going to school online. Epic Charter Schools had a 28 percent increased enrollment compared to last year before the pandemic struck. But interest in online schools has been around for years.

  Steady increase in positive Coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases continue to rise across Southwest Oklahoma.

  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.

  BACK TO LEARNING: Chattanooga, Frederick superintendents discuss re-opening plans

As we head Back to Learning next month, school districts across the area are making decisions on how they’ll handle students being back on campus.

  Strong thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon

Nice weekend on the way

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

Two new collaborations from Drake with DJ Khaled entered the charts at No. 3 and No. 8.

Federal judge: Oklahoma tribal gaming accords renewed Jan. 1

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them.

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Another wet and rainy morning commute but rain won't last all day!

  A Day in the Life: Fort Sill K9 Handlers

We are starting a new series on Fort Sill we are calling A Day in the Life. Each week, 7News reporter, Hunter McEachern, will experience a new job on Post, learning about the many different roles that keep Fort Sill operating optimally.

City moving forward on West Gore Blvd project

The city plans on widening West Gore, From 67th to 82nd into a five lane road.

  Lawton City Council approves next step for Citizens Advisory Board

Lawton Police Chief James Smith explained what the board will and wont do

  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.

  C Carter Crane searching for a new place to call home

A Lawton non profit is putting on a fundraising event to help raise money for a new building.

  BACK TO LEARNING: Marlow, Fletcher schools prepare to re-open

We’re just a few weeks away from heading back to learning and school districts across the area are putting the finishing touches on their initial re-opening plans.

  Fair rain chances remain in the forecast

A cold front moves in before the weekend

Police: Texas family members found dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

Authorities in a Texas city said carbon monoxide poisoning is the likely cause of death for four family members inside a home.

OTA votes to approve Rep. Daniel Pae’s HB1071 to increase turnpike speeds

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has voted in favor of Representative Daniel Pae’s House Bill 1071. The bill would establish maximum speed limits of 75 and 80 miles per hour on some portions of Oklahoma Turnpikes.

  City of Altus purchases industrial-grade sanitizer machine

The City of Altus made a recent purchase to slow the spread of coronavirus by more easily cleaning public areas.

  Florida man accused of using federal coronavirus relief loans on Lamborghini

A Florida man is accused of using some of his federal coronavirus relief money on luxury expenses, including a Lamborghini.

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Heavy rain & thunderstorms continue for this Tuesday

Band practice begins amid COVID-19

The new school year is coming fast but students here at Duncan are already preparing for a year like no other. This will be the first year where band rehearsal requires a mask.

  Federally funded unemployment benefits set to expire July 31

There’s been talk of extension in Congress, but Senate Republicans are pushing for a 400 dollar decrease if that occurs.

  Preparing for the polls: Absentee voting

We are less than 100 days away from the presidential election, which makes now the time to start planning how you will cast your vote. A popular option this year is looking to be absentee ballots.

  Fort Sill holds Garrison change of command ceremony

Monday there was a Change of Command ceremony for the Garrison Commander on Fort Sill. Col. Don King passed the colors onto Col. Rhett Taylor.

  BACK TO LEARNING: Elgin Public Schools preparing for new school year

Schools across southwest Oklahoma are preparing to head back to learning, with school set to get underway in a matter of weeks.

  Donations needed for families impacted by Lawton apartment fire

A devastating fire in Lawton displaced more than 20 families earlier this month but now, they need the communities help getting back on their feet.

  Minor flooding threat with rainy forecast through Tuesday night

Flood watch in effect through Tuesday night

Mike Ditka to kneeling athletes: Get out of the country

Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Ditka didn’t hold back his thoughts when asked about athletes kneeling during the national anthem.

  BBB warns of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

The BBB is reporting they’ve seen text messages, social media messages and emails that may contain malicious links.

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Heavy rainfall expected this evening with a passing cold front

Severe injuries reported in single-vehicle crash

The crash happened around 6 P.M., at mile marker 66 on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike.

Lawton Police make arrest following vehicle and on-foot pursuit

LPD said the chase began when officers attempted to stop a stolen Toyota truck

House declared total loss after early morning fire

Officials said the residents were out camping, so no one was home when the fire started

Fort Sill Soldier found dead inside his home

The cause of death is unknown and under investigation

  Thunderstorms return to the forecast Monday night

Below average high temperatures remain in our forecast

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

  Homemade quilts presented to combat veterans

These quilts were wrapped around the veterans at VFW Post 1193 in Lawton

  4,500 gallons of free milk distributed to Lawton community

You can find Credence Church on Facebook for more details, as they plan to host these in different parts of the city.

  Chisholm Trail Heritage Center celebrates National Day of the Cowboy

This has become an annual event, dating back to the first official holiday celebration in 2010

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Partly cloudy skies overnight with temps falling into the low to mid 70s by morning.

Altus: the new coronavirus hot spot

The city of Altus is the new hotspot for coronavirus in Oklahoma. Cases in Altus have spiked from 57 cases eleven days ago to over 300 Friday. City officials have been requiring temperature checks at certain locations and made a mandatory mask mandate to slow the spread of the virus.

  Lieutenants resume roles in Basic Combat Training, first time since WWII

Army Lieutenants at four Posts across the country, including Fort Sill, have resumed roles that they have not done since WWII: Assisting with administration and leadership in Basic Combat Training.

Authorities working to identify house fire victim

The Lawton Fire Department is asking for help identifying a woman found dead after a fire at a vacant home earlier this month.

  Fort Sill soldiers assist in I-44 accident rescue

We reported on a wreck last Thursday on I-44 that left a cement truck flipped in the median. We have now learned that soldiers on Fort Sill assisted with the rescue efforts.

Wildlife Refuge areas reopen to the public

The director of the U-S Fish and Wildlife service was at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge today to help reopen several areas to the public.

  A walk down memory lane: Fort Sill Drill Sgt. and Col. talk MRE’s

For members of the Army, both veterans and active duty soldiers, MRE’s, or Meals, Ready-to-Eat, has a special sentiment.

CORRECTION: LPD says man who left scene of crash was not related to victims

It happened at 38th and Cache Road when one vehicle was heading east on Cache Road and failed to stop at a red light at 38th.

  MMA event comes to Great Plains Coliseum

The Rage in the Cage 74 event is happening Saturday night at the Great Plains Coliseum.

Man dies after crash at Lawton gas station

A man is dead after a crash in Lawton on Friday afternoon.

  Baseball league for adults with autism, special needs hopes to expand to Texoma

Alternative Baseball is a national non-profit organization that allows adults with autism or other special needs a chance to play organized baseball and they’re hoping to come to Texoma.

  Quiet weekend weather followed by increasing rain chances

Tropical Storm Hanna impacts Texas Saturday

  Friday morning police chase in Lawton ends in crash

A man is behind bars Friday morning after a police chase ended in a crash in Lawton.

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Morning showers possible but most will remain dry. Afterwards we're partly cloudy with highs in the mid 90s.

Two dead in multi-vehicle crash in Jefferson County

Multiple medical helicopters were called to the scene along with fire, EMS and law enforcement.