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  Cotton County RWD#2 asked to continue to conserve water

Some people in Cotton and Comanche counties are still being asked to continue to conserve water as officials construct a water treatment plant.

  Bicyclist hit by vehicle in Altus

  Blood drive honors Jacob’s journey

  Learning and fun collide at I Am STEM camp

UPDATE: Baby, grandmother injured in Wednesday morning fire

  Cameron University holds reading camp

  DUIs remain an issue in SWOK

Continued Coverage

  Library uses exotic animals to encourage kids to read

  Basic training on Fort Sill continues with rifle marksmanship

  Oklahoma Blood Institute hosting All-American Blood Drive

  Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce discusses June events

Cameron University establishes endowment in honor of alumnus and former NFL player

  Duncan senior center continues to raise money for renovations

  Two vehicles involved in crash on Cache Road

It's still not clear if there were any injuries.

  Identity of victim released in deadly Cotton County crash

Troopers say 25-year-old Ceanna Vargas of Temple was heading west on US Highway 70 when for some unknown reason her car went off the road and hit a concrete culvert.

  Lawton City Council approves contract renewal for LFD

The contract will look basically the same, but the council did vote to eliminate two sections.

  Lawton Area Transit System works to develop paratransit system

LATS General Manager Ryan Landers says community feedback has given them a chance to develop new ways of providing easier access.

  Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge experiencing phone outage

  Tech Now hosts Lawton STEM camp

  Local farmers take FDA produce safety class

  Lawton Farmers Market hosts 8th Annual Tomato Festival

  4th Annual Freedom Celebration Corvette Show happening in Lawton

  New crosswalks, sidewalk ramp coming to downtown Lawton

  Big decision looming for WOSC Board of Regents

Uncertainty remains for the future of Western Oklahoma State College in Altus as a deadline set by Oklahoma education officials encouraging the college to join a new board of regents is approaching.

  UPDATE: Board of Trustees fires Cement police officer

The Town of Cement Board of Trustees voted to fire their only police officer on Tuesday afternoon after he was charged with soliciting child prostitution on Monday.

  Duncan woman caught driving drunk with kids in car

28-year-old Stephanie Car is charged with a felony count of Child Endangerment by Driving Under the Influence, as well as misdemeanor charges of Improper Driving on a Divided Highway and Failure to use Child Restraint System.

Cement police officer arrested for solicitation of child prostitution

The only police officer in the Town of Cement is in the Grady County Jail facing a charge of Soliciting Child Prostitution.

Federal grant approved to help Wichita Falls airport

A federal grant to improve an access road leading to the Wichita Falls Airport has been approved by legislators.

  Support and concerns raised at Duncan dog park meeting

The plan is to build it at what is now Playday Park at South 15th Street and West Cypress Avenue.

  Cotton Co. Director of Emergency Management resigns

The Director of Emergency Management in Cotton County resigned at Monday's county commissioners meeting.

  One taken to hospital after Lawton shooting

It happened around 8:45 Monday evening near Northwest Morford Drive and Arlington Avenue.

  Red Cord kicks off summer education courses

During the meeting, Red Cord said a few of the main indicators to look for include a sudden and drastic mood change, no control over one’s personal schedule, or “brands” like a tattoo or marking the person can’t explain.

  Oklahoma Highway Patrol ready to check for registrations

Oklahoma joins 42 states who already have similar laws in place.

  New Oklahoma tag law goes into effect soon

A new law will go into effect next Monday that will change things for drivers across the state and will even impact how people sell their used cars.

  Lawton Board of Realtors collecting supplies for homeless students

The Lawton Board of Realtors is getting ahead of the game and collecting school supplies for homeless students who attend Lawton Public Schools.

  Lawton- Ft. Sill looks to combat military spouse unemployment

One spouse on Ft. Sill said being a military spouse has made finding a career, or sticking with one a very difficult task.

  Traffic Advisory: Lane closures at 52nd & Gore

The work is expected to take about two weeks weather permitting.

  Southwest Oklahoma Bridal Expo coming to Lawton

The Southwest Oklahoma Bridal Expo is coming this Sunday from noon to 4 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn on 2nd Street in Lawton.

  Frederick Armory becoming medical marijuana facility

A medical marijuana business will soon be opening in an unlikely place.

  UPDATE: OHP identifies drivers after wreck east of Elgin

One person was sent to the hospital after a collision east of Elgin on Monday afternoon.

  Lawton non-profit uses aquaponics to feed the homeless

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry prides itself on providing nourishment of both food and fellowship. But sometimes, it can be hard coming up with the food part, even with the countless donations from community members, which is why aquaponics will be a big help.

  Feral hogs causing problems at cemetery

Hogs are tearing up parts of Ringling Memorial Cemetery.

  City of Lawton hosting career fair

The City of Lawton Career Fair will be June 26th from 10 in the morning until 3 in the City Hall Banquet Room. Applications and resumes will be accepted on-site.

  UPDATE: Cache police find two more guns connected to June 14 homicide

Last week three people were arrested and charged with the murder of Nathan Morrow, 26.

  UPDATE: Man accused of attacking Paoli Police Officer in custody

A statewide manhunt is continuing Monday morning as authorities are looking for a suspect accused of assaulting a Paoli Police Officer.

American flag temporarily down at Elmer Thomas Park

The large American flag that flies above Lake Helen in Elmer Thomas Park will be down for several days beginning Monday, June 24.

  Goodyear blimp departure from Lawton delayed

The Goodyear Blimp is staying in Lawton a little longer than expected after Sunday’s scheduled departure was postponed.

  LATS and the Lawton Council of the Blind team up for visually impaired training

Lawton Area Transit System employees are now better qualified to help individuals who are visually impaired, thanks to a training session with the Lawton Council of the Blind.

  Motorcyclist in custody after high speed chase

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist is now facing felony charges after a high speed chase that ended around 11:30 Sunday morning.

  A local church holds Procession for Corpus Christi

You could see the pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church along with Mass attendees walk around the church to reflect on the love of Jesus and bring him out to the world.

  OBI increase awareness about donating platelets

OBI aims to raise awareness about how important donating platelets are.

Water conservation advisory issued for Cotton County RWD#2

Members of Cotton County Rural Water District #2 are being asked to conserve water.

  One injured after RV and semi collide in Jackson County

One person was injured after an accident in Jackson County involving a RV and a semi-truck.

  Tour of the Wichitas makes improvement to routes

Dozens of bicyclists were on Fort Sill Saturday morning for Tour of the Wichitas.

  No More 22 Ride supports Silent War Foundation

Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide. A local motorcycle club is working to raise awareness and combat this statistic.

  Lawton Kiwanis Club hosts annual Fishing Derby

The fish were biting Saturday morning for the Lawton Kiwanis Club’s annual Fishing Derby.

  “History repeated itself”: Organizers protest government’s plan to house migrant children at Fort Sill

Demonstrators, including Japanese Americans who were detained as children by the U.S. Government during World War II, are speaking out against the government’s latest plan to house over 1,400 migrant children at Fort Sill.

Small explosion causes damage to MHS track field

A small explosion at MacArthur High School has left some damage to it's track field.

  Tour of the Wichitas kicks off Saturday morning

If you missed online registration, they will sign people up inside Gate 2 before the riders set off Saturday morning at 8 o’clock.

  Tsuru for Solidarity protesters arrive in Lawton

Organizers said this protest is to honor their ancestors who were incarcerated at camps during World War Two.

  LPD respond to motorcycle crash

Lawton police responded to a motorcycle crash on Indian Trail Road just north of Cache Road Friday evening.

  7News at the Movies: Toy Story 4 and more

Tyler reviews the latest movies.

  Oklahoma Blood Institute looking for platelet donors

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is looking for platelet donors since they just have a shelf life of five days and are being used 72 hours after being donated.

  Whittier wins 10-and-under Baseball School City Championship

It was a close and exciting game, but Whittier came out on top of Flower Mound with a final score of 8 to 7.

  Goodyear blimp makes stop in Lawton

If you're in Lawton and you look out to the west this weekend, you might just spot the Goodyear blimp up in the air.

  Duncan’s first dog park in the works

A Duncan City Councilwoman is working to turn a portion of a city park into a dog park.

  Furry Friend Friday: Meet Slim Jim

Find out how you can adopt Slim Jim or another great pet from Lawton Animal Welfare.

  Three charged in deadly Cache shooting

20-year-old Shannon Freeman, 19-year-old Devon Cannon and 19-year-old Bre’lon Johnson have all been charged with one count of Murder in the First Degree.

  Airmen welcome new Wing Commander at Altus Air Force Base

Airmen at Altus Air Force Base welcomed a new Wing Commander Friday morning.

  Good News: June 21

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

  Lawton Firefighter to appear on Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’

A Lawton Firefighter is back in the spotlight, this time on national television. On June 24th, you can catch Sonny Puletasi on Nickelodeon’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”.

  Gabriel’s House holds 11th Annual Art Auction and Dinner

This is the largest fundraiser all year for Gabriel's House, which provides an after-school program for at-risk children.

  Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics hosted a public forum in Lawton

They’re also sharing ways of prevention and raising awareness for communities.

  Harlem Globetrotters come to Lawton

7NEWS anchor Monte Brown even got in on the action, serving as a guest Globetrotter and actually getting into the game in the 2nd quarter.

  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.

  5K and fun run to raise money for Sterling Little League

Sterling Little League is raising funds to improve their baseball field.

  Duncan Power crews still working to restore electricity

Some people in Duncan spent Thursday waiting for power to be restored after storms knocked it out.

  Lawton Police Department hosting Junior Citizens’ Police Academy

Don't forget to register and turn in your applications for the Lawton Police Department Junior Citizens Police Academy!The class starts next month and spots are filling up fast!

  Remodel underway for Altus High School’s Dick Jewell Music Hall

Construction is underway on Altus High School’s music hall. The building is expanding nearly 4,100 square feet to accommodate the band’s growing numbers.

Duncan Softball team hosting Color Run to raise money for the program

Participants can choose between a 5K or a one mile run.

Texas woman tricks gas company into pulling meter from ex’s house

Bean allegedly told Atmos she smelled gas at the home.