Text messages help lead to arrest of 3 in Cotton Co., officials say
COTTON CO., Okla. (KSWO) - The arrest of an alleged Cotton County drug dealer led to the arrest of at least three more people for drug distribution conspiracy and using an electronic device in commission of a felony. Jeremy Ledford, Brian Miller, and Kimberly Brown are each facing charges. According...
Much colder conditions today than yesterday | 2/28AM
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Thanks to yesterdays cold front we’re waking up to wind chills in the teens and 20s across the DMA. North winds are still gusting up to 30mph but as the day goes on winds will diminish becoming rather light by this evening. High temperatures are only going to rise into the low 50s by the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies today but no precipitation is expected.
Savor the Flavor: Discover Lawton's Trio of Must-Visit Puerto Rican Eateries
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional Puerto Rican restaurants in Lawton. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Oklahoma will go from Summer to Winter in 24 Hours; Storms expected to move in today
From Tuesday to Wednesday expect a precipitious drop in temperatures, preceded by likely thunderstorms today, weather officials say. In recent days Oklahoma has experienced record highs - reaching into the 80s. Not bad for February. Yesterday temperatures reached the upper 80s in both Oklahoma City and Lawton. Some areas south...
City of Lawton looks to keep the streets clean
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The consent agenda was approved as-is during Tuesday’s Lawton City Council meeting. Included, was the approval to purchase a litter vacuum trailer for $35,000 out of the city’s beautification fund. According to officials with the city, litter blowing around town is a common problem....
Westwin Resistance hosts protest at Lawton City Hall ahead of council meeting
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Westwin Resistance group held a rally outside of Lawton City Hall today to voice their concerns about the Cobalt and Nickel Refinery that will soon be built in city limits. Members of the group had to be escorted out of the City Council meeting after...
Jersey Mike’s running month-long charity drive for area nonprofits
Jersey Mike's Subs locations in Wichita Falls, Altus and Lawton are participating in March's "Month of Giving" to support three local nonprofits.
LFD fire crews respond to morning house fire near 17th and Dearborn
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, crews from the Lawton Fire Department responded to a house fire at NW 17th Street and NW Dearborn Avenue. Firefighters say they saw heavy smoke coming from the house when they got there. They were able to get into the house...
GRAPHIC: 11-year-old helps prevent father from bleeding out
COMANCHE CO., Okla. (KSWO/Gray News) - A father says he couldn’t be more proud of his son after the 11-year-old came to his aid during a dire situation. Leonard Whitcomb and his two sons were outside on Saturday, clearing a path they use for their ATVs, just outside of the town of Faxon, Oklahoma.
Bill W. Burgess Jr. Business Research Center to examine link between drug abuse and mental health issues in adolescents
In conjunction with Cameron University‘s current academic festival, “Care and Health: A Generational Approach,” the Bill W. Burgess Jr. Business Research Center (BBRC) will present “The Impact of Drug Abuse on the Mental Health of Adolescents.” The forum will take place on Thursday, March 14, at 4 p.m. in the Mary Lou and W. Carey Johnson Auditorium, Room 111, in Ross Hall. The forum is open to the public.
Lawton woman uses coloring book to raise funds for special Tryke to donate to child with mobility issues
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A Lawton woman is giving a kid she’s never met before the gift of being able to ride a bike all because of community help. It’s not just any bike the 5-year-old is getting, it’s a $1,500 AmTryke which is specifically designed for people with mobility issues.
Feb. 28, 2024 Timeline: Much colder today
Brace for a chilly mix! Meteorologist Jonathan Condor forecasts a cold snap with potential snow flurries in southwestern Oklahoma. Less than an inch expected, with minimal travel impact and quick melting. Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming warm-up and summer heat return. Check the app or tune in at 4/5/6/10 PM.
Clinic offering free vision care opens in Lawton
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Hearts That Care Volunteer Health Clinic has opened the first clinic in Southwest Oklahoma that offers free vision care for people who qualify. The ribbon cutting ceremony happened this morning, Feb. 26, in Lawton. Officials with the clinic said they strive to offer free vision, dental,...
Cameron hosts graduation fairs to ready students for Commencement 2024
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Cameron University is hosting graduation fairs for the graduating class of 2024. One is being held at the Lawton campus and the other is being held on the Duncan campus. The one on Duncan’s campus is going on from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., today, Feb....
Lawton business owner builds waterfall in honor of father
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A Lawton-based business owner is building a waterfall at his home in Cotton County that connects to his pond in memory of his father who was once a firefighter. William Franklin, the Founder and Co-Owner of Bedrock Nursery, says he participates in the water garden-expo every...
45-year-old woman dies after being struck by vehicle on Caddo County highway, OHP says
CADDO COUNTY, Okla. — Authorities say a pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle over the weekend on a highway in Caddo County. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol collision report states that a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu hit a pedestrian around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday on U.S. Highway 281 at County Road 1410 about 5 miles north of Apache. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Culinary Delights: 5 Pizzas in Lawton That You Need to Experience
This article presents a curated list of five pizza places in Lawton. Have you had the chance to visit any of these spots yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Community Conversations: Johnson & Johnson Locksmith & Door Co.
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - In a continuation of highlighting black-owned businesses for Black History Month, 7News stopped by Johnson and Johnson Locksmith and Door Company. We spoke with the owners of the business, Anthony and Chearlene Johnson to get information on their business. Anthony says he retired from the military...
Lawton Fire Crews battle early morning fire
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Firefighters responded to calls of a structure fire in South Central Lawton early Monday morning, Feb. 26. Crews arrived on the scene at the 300 block of H Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. to a small outside structure on fire. LFD officials said the fire appears...
Lawton Residents: Have Your Say in the Future of Our Local Transportation! Participate in Directions 2050
The Lawton Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is assessing the area's transportation needs for the year 2050 through the Directions 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP will include all transportation forms, such as motorized vehicles, public transport, bicycles, walking, freight movement, and air travel. The goal is to develop a blueprint for transportation decision-making and investment.