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  Fugitive Friday: May 24

Oscar Edward Hernandez was paroled in 2009 after serving time for Comanche and Oklahoma County drug possession and trafficking convictions. He hasn't been seen since October of 2010 when DOC says he violated his parole.

  Local lawmakers share their thoughts on the 2019 Legislative session

  Local students celebrate first day of summer break at Texas Roadhouse

  In Studio: Lawton Rangers Rodeo preview with Nicole Wright and Britney Smith

  LPD and lake goers prepare for Memorial Day weekend

  Lawton doctor using new technology to fight opioid addiction

  Furry Friend Friday: Meet Doggy Parton

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  Good News: May 24

  Car rolls over after wreck near 67th and Quanah Parker Trailway

Governor Stitt extends state of emergency to all 77 counties

  UPDATE: Arrest made in Duncan patrol car shooting

  Oklahoma Blood Institute holds Pre-Memorial Day Blood Drive

  City of Anadarko mapping water valves

  Altus moves graduation ceremony indoors

Altus Public Schools has made a decision on where graduation will be taking place on Friday.

  Comanche Nation members gear up for visit to France for D-Day anniversary

Two members heading off to France have a special reason to take this trip, both of their dads were Comanche Code Talkers.

  Governor Stitt signs pharmacy bill into law

The law goes into effect in November.

  Russian agent behind bars in Grady County

Maria Butina pleaded guilty last year to attempting to infiltrate conservative political circles to influence American politics for Russia.

  In studio: Lawton City Manager Michael Cleghorn

  Comanche County Memorial Hospital hosts stroke awareness luncheon

  LPS summer feeding program starts soon

  Duncan Police investigate after patrol car shot

  Witness details deadly Comanche County wreck

  Oklahoma Pork Council and Oklahoma Blood Institute team up for blood drive

  Sterling Little League receives grant, raises money for new field

Sterling Little League recently received a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the McMahon Foundation.

  Lawton Public Schools offer summer meals

Lawton Public Schools summer meal program will begin June third and last until July 26th. They have been offering this service since 1992 free of charge to children 18 and under.

  Altus considering moving graduation indoors

Altus Public Schools will be making a decision on the location of Friday's graduation by 3:00 P.M. Thursday.

  OK Senate approves budget, awaiting decision by Governor Stitt

Representative Pae says he anticipates the governor's signature this week.

  Local flower shop prepares for busy week

Flowers by Ramon already has multiple flower arrangements for Memorial Day made. They have also been working on putting together various bouquets for graduation.

  5th biannual Open Streets brings fun to C Avenue

The City of Lawton, in collaboration with Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma and various community partners, is hosting the 5th biannual Open Streets event this Saturday.

  Fort Sill, 150 years of history

2019 marks 150 years for Fort Sill, but the land it sits on had been eyed by the US Army for many years before the post was founded.

  Financial plan underway for airport terminal renovation

The Lawton Fort Sill Regional Airport is launching into the first phase of construction to update its terminal.

  Heavy rains impacting little league sports

It’s been a wet few weeks here in southwest Oklahoma and it’s certainly making life difficult for little league officials in the area.

  WWII demonstration team to jump in Normandy in honor of D-Day

Members of the World War II Airborne Demonstration team out of Frederick are getting ready to travel to Normandy.

  Boys and Girls Club of Lawton prepare for summer feeding program

The Boys and Girls Club of Lawton prepare to feed children through the summer.

  Two arrested in Altus shooting

A 21-year-old man from Frederick was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

  UPDATE: Anadarko man identified as victim in fatal crash

Emergency responders were on the scene for over an hour working to help two people involved in a major wreck in northern Comanche County.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Striped bass at Lake Texoma

Oklahoma is home to many species of fish. But one lake seems to rise above the rest when it comes to the striped bass. 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk traveled to Lake Texoma for her latest outdoor adventure, to learn all about striper fishing.

  Grady County roads closed for repairs

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting several road closings in Grady County due to damage from flood waters.

Authorities respond to crash in NW Lawton

First responders were called to the scene of a wreck Tuesday night at Rogers Lane and NW 46th street Tuesday night.

  Lawton man sentenced for child abuse

According to court documents, police began investigating 30-year-old Colton Greene in 2018 after the child was brought to the hospital with injuries.

  Signs to look out for when dealing with damage repair scams

McClure says it's always a bad sign when people come to your door soliciting you.

  Geronimo man looking for help after his house was destroyed by tornado

Besides the loss of McKinney's house and everything in it, The tornado also destroyed his car collection and a motorcycle.

  Whittier Elementary third graders embody historical figures in wax museum project

Third grade students at Whittier Elementary in Lawton got to take part in an interactive assignment Tuesday.

  TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Meadowbrook at NW 52nd Street closed

Meadowbrook at Northwest 52nd Street will be closed from 7 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon Wednesday for water main repairs.

  Bicyclist hit by car in Duncan

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after his bike was hit by a car in Duncan.

  Comanche man killed in crash with garbage truck

A 27-year-old from the town of Comanche in Stephens County died Tuesday after a crash in Cotton County.

  Expo helps soldiers and families prepare for deployment

Soldiers and their families are now fully prepared for their upcoming deployment, thanks to an expo on post.

  RUMORS UNTRUE: Mount Scott Roadway scheduled to open in 2019

A rumor making waves on social media that the road to Mount Scott would be closed for two more years proved to be just that - a rumor.

  Mangum community comes together after tornado hits multiple homes

People who live in Mangum spent Tuesday helping homeowners pick up debris after a tornado hit the area on Monday.

  Mangum residents thankful to be alive after tornado hits their home

Homeowners in Mangum are thankful to be alive after a tornado hit the area Monday.

  Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce hosts Chamber on the Move event

Chamber on the Move takes the food trucks, games and live entertainment to various parking lots around Lawton. The first event will be Saturday, June 1st from 10am to 2pm in Westside Ace's parking lot.

Lauren’s Law passes Texas House, heads back to Senate

The bill is one step closer to making its way to Gov. Abbott's desk.

  OHP accepting applications for 66th Patrol Academy

OHP is accepting applications for the 66th Patrol Academy through the end of May.

Altus man arrested for groping woman at restaurant

According to police, 42-year-old Alfredo Roblez is accused of groping a 19-year-old woman at a restaurant.

Altus PD arrest man on two counts of Child Abuse with Injury

According to police, 45-year-old Joe Coleman was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of Child Abuse with Injury.

  One injured in Caddo County crash

A woman is recovering Tuesday morning after she lost control of her car around 10:00 P.M. Monday night.

  Cache shoplifting suspects in custody

Two people are in custody after police say they shoplifted from a store in Cache Saturday May 11th.

  Mangum tornado causes damage to homes, 4H building and power lines across town

Harmon says if your power isn’t back on by 9 am tomorrow, you should call to report it.

  Local schools explain why they closed or remained open on Monday

Many schools in Southwest Oklahoma were in session for most if not all of today despite schools in the Oklahoma City area closing because of expected severe weather.

  Tornado touches down in Greer Co.

A tornado touched down in Greer County near and in Mangum Monday evening.

  Why to stay off the roads during severe weather

The roads are the last place you should be during storms, but professionals say during severe weather is usually an abnormally busy and dangerous time.

Severe weather keeps emergency management busy

Severe weather has dominated southwest Oklahoma over the last few days, prompting emergency management officials to take extra precautions to ensure everyone is safe and prepared.

  Baby boom at Lawton Fire Department

The Lawton Fire Department's newest future recruits are making their debut.

  Grady County Emergency Management Office now accepting passport applications

The Grady County Emergency Management Office will start accepting passport applications Monday May 20th.

  Annual fundraiser benefits seniors in Duncan

The Douglass East Side Senior Center is hosting a Community Auction Social Media Bake Sale. People will be able to place bids through Douglass's Facebook page on baked goods.

  Geronimo homeowners pick up the pieces after Saturday morning tornado

Two homes were destroyed in a tornado Saturday morning three miles east of Geronimo. Now, homeowners are picking up the pieces.

  OKC Thunder basketball court opens in Lawton

Lee West Park in Lawton has a brand new Oklahoma City Thunder basketball court. A dedication ceremony took place officially opening it up to the public.

  Veterans visit 95th Infantry Division Memorial

A group of veterans, including 8 who fought in World War Two, are in town this weekend for the 95th Infantry Division reunion.

  Gov. Stitt speaks at 15th Annual GOP Fish Fry in Duncan

Governor Kevin Stitt paid a visit to Duncan Saturday night for the GOP Fish Fry at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center.

  World War II veterans honored in Lawton

The Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur was presented to three World War II veterans of the 95th Infantry Division.

  Responders and victim speak about Saturday tornado

It was near Southeast 45th and New Hope where two homes were completely destroyed Saturday morning. Fortunately, there were no major injuries as a result of the short, but strong, tornado.

  Why Saturday morning’s storm was difficult to predict

There was little warning for the tornado on Saturday morning in Southeastern Comanche County. Chief Meteorologist Matt DiPirro explains why that was the case.

  Early morning tornado destroys 2 homes in SE Comanche County

Families near Geronimo were awakened this morning by severe weather after a tornado ripped through the area.

  Gabriel’s House earns Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Award

Gabriel's House in Duncan has been recognized for its work with the community by earning an Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Award.

  LPS substitute teachers will see a pay raise in the Fall

The substitute raise will come out of the district's annual budget.

  Duncan man convicted on federal firearms violations

34-year-old Chad Kaspereit was convicted Friday of possessing firearms while under a victim protective order and lying on a federal form to purchase firearms.

  7News at the Movies: John Wick 3 and more

Tyler reviews the latest movies.

  Pat Henry students win prize for creating ‘chain reaction contraption’

Students at Pat Henry Elementary in Lawton won a big prize Friday as a result of the work they put into creating a "chain reaction contraption".

  LPS holds reception to thank bus drivers for year of hard work

Lawton Public School bus drivers were honored at a reception for a year of hard work.

  City of Lawton prepares landfill roads for severe weather

To keep the roads from getting slick, they added gravel and aggregate onto the roads to increase traction.

  OKC Thunder court opens in Lawton

Lee West Park in Lawton was the place to be Friday afternoon as a brand-new Oklahoma City Thunder basketball court officially opened.