Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.

OSBI joins search for missing Altus man

  30th annual Holiday Stroll coming up in Duncan

  First Alert Forecast: Dreary conditions continue into early Friday

Two airmen killed in ‘mishap’ at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla.

  Store inside veterans center changes the way veterans shop

  The Red Cord discusses human trafficking in schools

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  First Alert Forecast

  At least one in custody after early morning chase in Lawton

  Cameron University helps students pursue masters degrees in business

  Fort Sill Field Artillery plays basketball match against Air Defense Artillery

  Comanche County woman pleads guilty to kidnapping

  Fort Cobb boat harassment suspect behind bars

  AUSA honors Michael Brown as he takes on new position within US Army

As the new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, Michael Brown says his role is designed to create a between Ft. Sill, the Lawton community and the US Army.

  The family of Bill Burgess Jr. celebrated his legacy during AUSA banquet

The ceremony also celebrated the former Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.

  Most Wanted Wednesday: November 20

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at 580-355-INFO. You can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward.

  Experts from around the world meet on Fort Sill to talk new program

An international meeting took place on Fort Sill Wednesday.

  Air Defense Artillery Chief changes hands

  Comanche Co. Detention Center employee bonds out after arrest

  Makeshift memorial set up outside of Duncan Walmart

  Veteran and family receive home in Walters from national nonprofit

  FFA 4-H Friends: Madison Bailey

  Duncan ODOT named builders of best bridge in Oklahoma

  Comanche Code Talkers honored with new trailway

Heading into Walters from Highway 277, you will notice some new signage, Comanche Code Talker Trail Way, honoring Comanche Code Talkers.

  UPDATE: Man charged with murder after weekend shooting

A man is charged with murder after investigators say he shot and killed another man as he was leaving his house this weekend.

  Altus High School presents all-school production of ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Altus High Schools' all-school production of Hello Dolly will be December 12th and 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

  Three charged in Lawton shooting death

Three people have been charged in connection to a Lawton shooting earlier this month.

  FIRST ALERT 7 FORECAST: showers will be possible into Friday morning as chilly air returns to Texoma.

Showers ending this evening but more are on the way.

Clay Co. suspect charged in stabbing homicide

Clay County officials have made an arrest in a stabbing which took the life of one person on Tuesday.

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry.

  United Way of SWOK helps several non-profit organizations

United Way of SWOK discuss what they do in the community and how they help several non-profits.

  First Alert Forecast

Rain showers are possible through Friday morning, and then we will dry out just in time for the weekend.

  ‘Purses for a Purpose’ bingo night raises funds to end Alzheimer’s

Attendees got to play 16 games of bingo, with "gently used and more loved" donated purses serving as prizes.

  Crews fight grass fire near Apache

Firefighters responded to a grass fire late Tuesday afternoon on Highway 62 near Apache.

  Sheepdog Seminar educates local church goers on increased violence at faith-based locations

Just because you are at church, does not mean you are safe from harm. That was the message presented at Cameron Baptist Church, where they hosted a “Sheepdog Seminar.”

  Hospitality Services Students wrapping gifts for holidays

A group at the Great Plains Technology Center is helping people by wrapping gifts ahead of the holidays.

  Joy Mission Choir performs for Lawton retirees

Ahead of the Joy Mission Choir's annual performance in Lawton, they stopped by a nursing home Tuesday to do some caroling.

  Basic officer course field artillery students take place in Fort Sill live fire training exercise

Basic officer course field artillery students took part in a live fire training exercise Tuesday at Fort Sill.

  No injuries in Highway 7 rollover crash

No one was hurt during a rollover crash on Highway 7 Tuesday afternoon.

  40 acres burned in northern Comanche County

Several fire crews were called out to contain a fire in northern Comanche County that rekindled from a controlled burn.

  Frontier Days happening at Museum of the Great Plains

Frontier Days: Step Into The Past will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on November 23rd at the Museum of the Great Plains.

  Duncan officials share new details on shooting outside Walmart

Three people were killed outside of the Duncan Walmart and police are now identifying those three people and giving us an idea of what happened before the shooting.

  Family, friends remember loved ones after fatal house fire

A fire in Lawton over the weekend left a house in ruins and two people dead. Today, 7News spoke with family and friends about their loved ones, Carole and Cathy Johnson.

  Pastor says Duncan shooting victim was helping build church

The pastor of Long View Church in Binger said the man shot and killed in the Duncan Walmart parking lot was helping them build a church.

  FIRST ALERT 7 FORECAST: storms move in tomorrow then the cold air returns Friday.

Showers and storms are likely tomorrow afternoon.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

UPDATE: Family identifies victims of Lawton fire

The Lawton Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed two people involved in a Lawton house fire over the weekend have died due to their injuries.

  Duncan authorities release details of Monday shooting, identify victims

The Duncan Police Department has released more details about Monday’s shooting in Duncan’s Walmart parking lot.

  First Alert Forecast

Make sure to get out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures today before the rain moves in tomorrow.

  Man found guilty of killing Tecumseh police officer in 2017

Jurors have found a man guilty of shooting and killing a Tecumseh officer back in 2017.

  Man hospitalized after bicycle crashes into parked Jeep on US-62

A man was taken to the hospital after crashing his bicycle into a parked Jeep.

  Duncan church hosts prayer meeting for community after deadly Walmart shooting

Duncan's First Baptist Church hosted a prayer meeting for the community following the deadly Walmart shooting.

  50 FEET AWAY: Local couple describes Walmart shooting

“You were afraid if you stepped out, you might be the next one shot."

  Crews fight fire in Jackson Co.

Officials believe it started from electrical equipment on top of the mountain.

  Cameron University presents CU in Business workshop

Cameron University will present an informational workshop that will highlight the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree programs.

  Duncan Senior Citizen Center holding fundraiser to replace van

Duncan Senior Citizen Center is holding a fundraiser called Dancing Through the Decades so they can replace their current van they have had for around 20 years.

  Nurse tries to help after Duncan Walmart Shooting

A nurse tried to help after a man shot and killed two people before turning the gun on himself.

  Law enforcement shares details on Duncan shooting

Three people are dead after a shooting at the Walmart in Duncan.

  UPDATE: Family confirms identity of man involved in Duncan shooting

Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford tells us that three people were killed outside the store near a vehicle. One of the people dead is the shooter.

  ‘CU in Business’ informational workshop will focus on degree programs

Cameron University will present an informational workshop that will highlight the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree programs.

  ‘Dancing Through the Decades’ fundraiser being held by Duncan Senior Citizen Center

Duncan Senior Citizen Center is holding a fundraiser called Dancing Through the Decades so they can

  FIRST ALERT 7 FORECAST: rain returns mid-week and then colder temperatures by Friday.

Rain showers become likely by Wednesday.

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Sham veterans and first-responder charities have been put out of business for misusing donations but their third-party, for-profit fundraisers remain in business.

Ford rolls out Mustang SUV

The Mach-E can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in about 3.5 seconds, about the same as a Porsche 911 GTS.

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

The unlikely trio walked into the neighborhood east of Goddard, Kan., Sunday afternoon and immediately attracted a crowd.

  MedWatch: “Yellow Dot” program works to save lives

There's a new program being implemented in SWOK that helps first responders get crucial emergency information for a victim who may be unable to communicate for themselves. It's called the "Yellow Dot" program.

  Local charity raises money for wreaths on graves

A local charity is continuing to lay wreaths on the graves of past soldiers.

  First Alert Forecast

We are tracking beautiful weather today and tomorrow, but then rain chances move in Wednesday through Friday.

  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

Cellphone video captured a fight Friday morning between a teacher and student at a Maryland high school.

  First Alert Forecast: (11/17 PM)

Another mostly clear night heading into Monday. Overnight lows in the upper 30s across Texoma

  Lawton CVMA gifts $3,000 to ASYMCA

The Lawton Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association presented the Armed Services YMCA with a generous gift... A check for $3,000!

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Hong Kong police have stormed into a university campus held by protesters after an all-night standoff.

Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

New York police say a man stabbed his wife and then set their house on fire.

  Update: Structure fire in West Lawton sends three people to hospital

Lawton Assistant Fire Chief confirms three people were transported to local hospitals. Information on the extent of their injuries have not been released.

  UPDATE: Fire Departments respond to large outdoor fire in Comanche County

A structure fire has been reported near Cache and Paint Road just after 10 A.M.

Lawton Fire Marshal investigates Sunday morning structure fire

Lawton Fire Marshal is investigating a structure fire on the west side of town early Sunday morning.

First Alert Forecast: (11/17 AM)

Another gorgeous fall like day on tap today!

  Two separate grass fires burn southwest of Duncan

Crews were stretched thin Saturday afternoon fighting two brush fires southwest of Duncan.

First Alert Forecast: Clearing skies leads to a gorgeous fall-like Sunday (11/16 PM)

Another great evening ahead! Expect clouds to linger into tomorrow morning.

Firefighters work against high winds to put out fire on SE Bishop

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to a grass fire in the 6700 block of SE Bishop Rd.

  Update: Arrest made in Saturday morning shooting on Caddo and Comanche border

A nineteen year old man is dead after a shooting at a home near Comanche Caddo Line Road early Saturday morning.