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Long John Silver’s in Lawton, OK. Will Reopen Soon!

Glorious news, the Long John Silver's on N.W. Cache Road in Lawton, OK. will be reopening soon! If you've been near the corner of 26th Street and Cache Road lately you've probably seen all the construction. It's been 2 long years in the making, but the wait is almost over...
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Lawton Police arrest two after human remains found in trash

LAWTON, Okla. (KFOR) – The Lawton Police Department says two people are custody after a body was found in trash cans July 2. On Saturday, officers were dispatched to 1220 NW 31st St. on some suspicious items found in a trash can. Investigators determined that the trash cans contained...
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7News First Alert Weather: Isolated showers next few days will provide little relief from triple digit heat

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Good morning! Today will be our seventh day in a row and seventeenth day this year of daytime highs above 100 degrees as this looks to be our hottest day yet, with some seeing temperatures reaching 107-108°. Compared to this date back in 2011, which I think most will agree was one of the worst summers here in the Southern Plains, we already had 31 days of 100° days, so while this summer has been brutal so far, it can definitely be worse. Feels like temps will get to and even exceed 110° as heat advisories will be in effect yet again for most of Texoma this afternoon and evening. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10-15 mph.

Cache road crash sends two to the hospital

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Officials believe a possible medical condition led to a crash in Lawton today, which sent two people to the hospital. It happened around 9:30 a.m. near northwest Pershing drive, next to Liberty Lake, forcing officials to close parts of Cache road. Officials from the Lawton Police...

Oklahoman’s Are Celebrating Lower Gas Prices

It seems the trend for some today is celebrating the lowest gas price we've seen in a while, and Lawton is curiously still the most affordable places to fill up in Oklahoma. We've talked in the past about how weird it is that Lawton always seems to have some of the lowest fuel costs in the state given how far we are from the places that actually sell it. This means that the fuel we buy at the stations scattered across town first has to make its way to us down the highway from the places that actually sell it. How is it always cheaper than anywhere else?

The Largest Church Camp In America Is In Oklahoma

You'll have to forgive the picture above. We have a subscription to a stock photo supplier, but they don't have any results for "church camp," so I was told "Just stitch something together. People love that" from our corporate overlords. Church & camp... same/same. Growing up in Northern Oklahoma, church...

UPDATE: LPD confirms body found in dumpster, ID released

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton Police Department says two people have been arrested, after a body was found in a trash can over the weekend. The medical examiner has identified the victim as John David Collins. On Saturday, officers were called to a location near 31st and Cache road, following...

Beat the heat at the splash pad

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Normally you can see kids playing outside in the park but not today. Today has been the hottest of 16 consecutive days above 100 degrees in Lawton. Many parents are trying to find ways to keep their kids entertained while still staying cool. Brian Perry, a...

We Tested Lawton’s 72 Hour Pothole Promise

It was only in April of this year that I first shared with you a promise your City of Lawton Street Division made to our community. When you reported a pothole or road issue with their new website interface program, they vowed to have it fixed within 72 hours. While...

This is the City in Oklahoma With the Most COVID-19 Cases

The U.S. has reported more than 86.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of July 5. More than 1,007,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 — the highest death toll of any country. Nationwide, there were an average of 33.4 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans in the week ending July 5. Cumulatively, the U.S. has […]