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LPD blocks off area near 31st & Cache Rd.

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Crime scene tape blocked off an area in Lawton Saturday afternoon. It surrounded a couple buildings and a parking area on NW 31st and Cache Road. The Lawton Police Department was on scene. This is a developing story. We have reached out to LPD officials for...
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House party ends in shooting

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Video surveillance from a home in the neighborhood showed the moment when the shots rang out. Lawton Police said it happened in the 4600 block of NW Ozmun at around 1 am Friday. Two juveniles were shot, one was shot in the arm and the other...
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7News First Alert Weather: Limited rain chances as we continue through holiday weekend

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A few showers and storms are firing up near I-40 in our northern counties this afternoon and evening, with any strong storms staying well north of Texoma. They will last through the early nighttime hours before falling apart. Most of us here in Southwest Oklahoma won’t see much rainfall, though strong wind gusts could be a concern as these showers and storms collapse. This shouldn’t impede any plans you might have for Fourth of July weekend festivities, unless you live in those northern counties where these showers could pop-up. Overall it will be a calm night for most of us, with clouds building across Southwest Oklahoma early tomorrow morning. Lows will get down to the mid 70s with winds out of the southeast at 5-10 mph.

Fletcher celebrating 120th birthday

FLETCHER, Okla. (KSWO) - Independence Day isn’t the only thing that the community of Fletcher is celebrating Saturday. This holiday weekend happens to coincide with the towns 120th birthday, and they’re celebrating it all in conjunction with a fundraiser for the Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department. The VFD fundraiser...

54th Annual Firecracker Open kicks off at Lawton Country Club

More than 100 kids participate in Thunder Youth Camp. Three-day basketball officials camp held at Cameron. High school cowboys and cowgirls compete in OHSRA State Finals. Former OU players and Lawton stars team up with Harris for youth camp. Updated: May. 28, 2022 at 11:02 PM CDT. Javon Harris holds...

Women’s Rights Protest Held in Elmer Thomas Park

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A group of women gathered to protest the overturning of Roe V Wade, saying freedom isn’t what they feel after this decision. The group of approximately 20 gathered along Northwest Ferris Drive from about 10 this morning. The protest organizer, Gabby Tolle, says they just...

Kiowa Casino hosting fireworks show this Sunday

DEVOL, Oklahoma (KAUZ) - Kiowa Casino will host a free fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day this Sunday. The show kicks off at 9 p.m. at the casino, and free parking is available for attendees. Several promotions will also be available at the casino afterward for guests 21 or over.

Two people shot and taken to hospital following Lawton house party

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton Police Department is investigating a shooting in which two people were shot Friday morning. According to LPD they were called out to a house in the 49-hundred block of Ozmun just before 1:00 a.m. They tell us there was an argument at a party that eventually spilled outside, and then that’s when the shots were fired.

4th of July celebrations begin across Southwest Oklahoma

SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA (KSWO) - Multiple Independence Day celebrations are kicking off across Southwest Oklahoma throughout the days leading up to 4th of July. Giving residents across the area a chance to celebrate with friends, family, and neighbors! Starting tonight, there are few different options to check out some festive fun.

Lawton Animal Welfare constantly full

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The animal shelter in Lawton has seen it’s share of animals coming and going -- more animals stay in the shelter longer than they should. Despite that, More and more animals are found on the streets of Lawton and other neighboring cities each day. Each...

Furry Friend Friday: Fireworks anxiety in pets

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Today, on Furry Friend Friday, we spoke with Roy Roderick from Lawton Animal Welfare about how pets react to fireworks. We also met two adorable, three-month old, chihuahua-mixed puppies, who are up for adoption this weekend!

Lawton Salvation Army Donating Fans to Residents in Need

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - We all know it’s hot outside in Oklahoma, and most of us are just waiting to get home to our air conditioners. But for those who may not have that luxury... the Salvation Army is here to help. The Lawton Salvation Army is now donating...

Lawton/Fort Sill Freedom Festival is coming to Elmer Thomas Park

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - With the Fourth of July Weekend just around the corner, you’ve been invited to celebrate America’s independence during the Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival. Today, 7News was joined by Arts and Humanities Administrator, Jason Poudrier, and Tiffany Bechtel with the City of Lawton for...

Family loses childhood home to fire

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The family was on vacation when the fire happened back in May. Relatives were the ones to let them know what was going on. They expected to arrive and find some parts of the structure still standing ‚but instead they came back to a pile of rubble covered in dirt.

Experience Marlow’s Old Fashion 4th of July Celebration

Most people, especially those from large metropolitan areas tend to think that there is nothing to do or see in the small towns that dot the landscape around the country. This is dead-on accurate for much of Oklahoma, but it's in these small rural towns that blow the big cities out of the water when it comes to the holidays.

7News First Alert Forecast: Hot and humid holiday

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Good morning and happy Saturday! Today will be hot with highs in the upper 90s and lower 100s across the area. Dew points will be in the uncomfortable category reaching upper 60s and low 70s for some areas. Factoring in dew points and hot temperatures heat indices will be high above 100 degrees for Texoma.

7News First Alert Weather: Hot and muggy Fourth of July weekend

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - With freedom festivals kicking off this evening and lasting all through the weekend, tonight will be another great summer night for some of these events with clear skies, light southerly winds, and overnight lows in the low 70s. We kick of the holiday weekend with temperatures...


LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The 4th of July is Monday, and that means fireworks will be lighting up the sky. For veterans and service members who suffer from PTSD, the sound can be triggering. Marilyn Woods, the recreation director and program administrator of the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center, said service...