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.

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

  MedWatch: “Yellow Dot” program works to save lives

  Local charity raises money for wreaths on graves

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  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

  First Alert Forecast: (11/17 PM)

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  Lawton CVMA gifts $3,000 to ASYMCA

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

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

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

Lawton Fire Marshal investigates Sunday morning structure fire

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

  First Alert Forecast: (11/16 AM)

  Retired and Senior Volunteer Program holds pinning ceremony at Lawton City Hall

  Cache raises donations for Tecumseh family during playoff game

  Cache man faces assault charge for threatening police officer

  GEO guard accused of smuggling phones into facility

  Fort Sill soldier in Wichita County Jail, charged with coercion and enticement

A Fort Sill soldier is being held in the Wichita County Jail in Texas after being arrested by authorities from Sheppard Air Force Base.

  Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce holds lunch and learn for veterans

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce held a lunch and learn event for veterans Friday.

  Red Kettle Campaign begins in Lawton

You're about to hear the famous bells ringing in Lawton, as the Salvation Army's red kettle campaign is underway.

  Goodwill stores in southwest Oklahoma give away coats to those in need

Goodwill stores in southwest Oklahoma are giving away free coats to those who need them.

  Gold Star Families Memorial Highway unveiled

You can see the Gold Star Families Memorial Highway heading west out of Elgin going toward the Fort Sill National Cemetery on U-S 277.

GRIDIRON 7: High School Football Scoreboard

Find the latest scores for all the local Southwest Oklahoma football games here.

  Stolen pickup leads to chase in Comanche Co.

Authorities are still looking for two people after a chase that started in Comanche County and ended in Lawton.

  Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry holding annual Thanksgiving meal

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry will hold their annual Thanksgiving meal later this month.

  Local veteran working to open homeless veterans center

A local veteran is working to open a homeless veterans center in Waurika.

  Cache cheerleaders looking to make history at state competition

Cache High School cheerleaders, Dayden Meredith and McKenzie Bookout, are hoping to make All State and while they’re at it, they are looking to make history too.

  Furry Friend Friday: Meet Suzie Q

Find out how you can adopt Suzie Q or another great pet from Lawton Animal Welfare.

  Good News: November 15

Here's a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  First Alert Forecast: Weekend is looking great!

Another clear night with temperatures falling into the mid 30s by morning.

  Center for Creative Living offers frozen meals for seniors to take home

The Center for Creative Living is making sure seniors have a nutritious meal not only when they come in, but when they go home too.

  Anadarko K9 finds missing Grady County woman

An Anadarko Police Officer and his K9 partner helped authorities find an elderly woman that had been missing for several hours.

  Cache Police looking for theft suspects

The Cache Police Department is asking for the public’s help in a theft that happened November 14th.

  First Alert Forecast

We are tracking a cold front to move in Sunday morning. After the front moves out, warmer air will return by next week.

  Cameron University’s Concert Band shares stage for special performance

The Concert Band played with Cameron's Chamber Winds ensemble for a variety of pieces.

  Boy Scout leadership honored during fundraiser dinner

Local Boy Scout leadership was honored during a fundraising dinner.

  Lawton man chosen to serve as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

A Lawton man has been chosen to represent Oklahoma for the Secretary of the Army.

  Crews fight Lawton house fire

Crews were called out to contain a house fire in Lawton

  Altus Police continue search for Richard Hitchcock

If you have seen Hitchcock, know anything about his disappearance, or would like to get involved with the search, contact Altus Police.

  Lawton City Council Update: Randy Warren

Ward Eight City Council member Randy Warren joins us in studio to talk about the latest going on in the city of Lawton.

  House of Bread Ministries holds bake sale fundraiser

The House of Bread Ministries in Lawton held a fundraiser Thursday to get money for a new refrigerator.

  Cameron students learn from wildlife rehabilitation specialist

A wildlife rehabilitation specialist spoke to students at Cameron Thursday.

  2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery takes part in cold load and elevator training on Fort Sill

The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery took part in cold load and elevator training Thursday.

  Lawton Fort-Sill Chamber of Commerce holds monthly luncheon

This month's luncheon focused on the state of agriculture and the state of tourism, and how those industries impact southwest Oklahoma.

  Helicopters, service members spend day with Lawton veterans

It was a special day for veterans at the Lawton - Fort Sill Veterans Center Thursday as two Army helicopters and their crews visited.

  Feed the Children spreads holiday cheer with food

An organization is hoping they were able to relieve some of the holiday stress for families in Lawton after handing out 400 boxes of food.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

  VFW Post 1193 asking for your help bringing holiday cheer to Lawton-Fort Sill VA Center

VFW Post 1193 is working to make sure every Veteran at the Lawton Fort Sill VA Center celebrates the holiday season.

Washington is the latest to allow people to change their gender designation to ‘X’ on driver licenses

The state's licensing director said 'everyone deserves to have their lived experience of gender and identity reflected as accurately as possible on their identification documents.'

  Marlow man sentenced for child sexual abuse and child pornography

A Marlow man that was found guilty of several counts of child sexual abuse and child pornography possession has now been sentenced.

  First Alert Forecast: A beautiful end to the week

Another sunny day on tap for tomorrow with temps nearing 60°

  Duncan Senior Citizen Center raising money for new van

The Duncan Senior Citizen Center is continuing to provide for their seniors by raising money for a new van.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: The next generation of hunters

The majority of today's adult deer hunters were introduced to the sport as a child. Makenzie Burk went hunting with a father and his two boys, but this time she was behind the camera instead of the rifle. It's her latest outdoor adventure.

  First Alert Forecast

Sunshine and mild temperatures will stick with us through tomorrow. Cloud cover and a few low end rain chances move in this weekend.

  Comanche Co. Health Department gives out free flu shots

Families needing a flu shot had the opportunity to get them for free Wednesday.

  Comanche Co. sheriff hands out Thanksgiving turkeys

Comanche County's sheriff spent the day trying to make people's Thanksgiving a little better by handing out Turkeys.

  Comanche Co. church reports unusual break-in

A church on Deyo Mission Road reported an unusual break in.

  Two charged with burglary of Comanche Co. medical marijuana dispensary

Two people are charged with second degree burglary, accused of breaking into a medical marijuana dispensary.

  Walters High students paint parking spaces for beautification project

High school students at Walters are painting parking spaces as part of a beautification project.

  8th annual recognition banquet for Lawton-Fort Sill Fires Chapter of AUSA coming up in Lawton

The Apache Casino Ballroom will play host for the 8th annual reception and recognition banquet for the Lawton Fort Sill Fires Chapter of the Association of the US Army.

  Lawton Community Foundation gives to local organizations

The Lawton Community Foundation presented thousands of dollars in grants Wednesday to local organizations.

  Lawton police officers undergo firearm instructor training

The Lawton Police Department's firearms instruction school was underway Wednesday on the LPD range.

  Lawton family looking for answers after teen daughter’s unexpected death

A Lawton family is mourning the loss of their teenage daughter who died unexpectedly on Halloween.

LPS reaches out to community for active shooter training series

Lawton Public Schools kicked off a four-part active shooter training series Wednesday afternoon with a seminar at Fort Sill.

  FFA 4-H Friends: Kade Pendley

Our FFA 4-H Friend of the Week is Cyril High School senior, Kade Pendley, who is quite the competitor, showing pigs at the world level, and winning!

  Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce hosting Gold Star family highway dedication

The ceremony to unveil the new highway signage dedicated to the Gold Star families in the community will be November 15th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber.

  Disney Plus racks up 10 million subscribers, adds warning to some older shows

Disney Plus is projected to reach up to 90 million global subscribers by 2025.

  Veterans Solutions 4 Life hosting lunch and learn at Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce

The Veterans Solutions 4 Life organization is holding a Lunch & Learn later this week at the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce.

  FIRST ALERT 7 FORECAST: a quiet and cool pattered with a couple of cold fronts through early next week.

Breezy and slightly cooler tomorrow.

Narwhal: 10-week-old puppy with tail on its forehead

The extra feature isn't causing any complications.

Altus police continue search for missing man

The Altus Police Department says they are continuing to search for a missing man who was last seen in Tillman County.

Comanche Co. Health Dept. handing out free flu shots on Wednesday

They’re holding the event to make sure people get their flu shot ahead of the holiday season, when it is more likely to spread.

Cameron University MBA program earns national ranking

Cameron University’s Master of Business Administration program has been recognized by Great Value Colleges by inclusion in the ranking of Top 25 Online MBA Programs with No GMAT Requirement for 2020.

UPDATE: LPD confirms name of person arrested in October nightclub murder

Lawton Police Department confirms that Jamar Jackson has been arrested in connection to an October murder at a northwest Lawton nightclub.

  One Lawton is holding Thanksgiving Drive during annual art event

A group called One Lawton is collecting Thanksgiving food items for low income LPS students and their families.