OSBI investigating Lawton city council member

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Officials have confirmed an investigation into city council member Jay Burk. The Southwest Ledger says they were made aware of the investigation by the OSBI, saying in a statement: “Associate publisher JJ Francais was interviewed and the paper fully intends to cooperate in the investigation.”. The...
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OSBI investigating death of 30-year-old man at Lawton City Jail

LAWTON, Okla. (KOKH)--The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating the death of a 30-year-old man who died Thursday in the Lawton City Jail. The man was booked into the jail on Wednesday on two city warrants. He was found unresponsive by corrections staff on Thursday around 4:00 p.m.
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Cameras helping locate Oklahoma drivers without insurance

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A camera set up on Cache Road is taking pictures of license plates as part of a state program to reduce the number of uninsured drivers. An insurance study in 2016 found that about 25 percent of drivers in Oklahoma did not have insurance, making it one of the worst states in America in that stat.
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Man pleads guilty in October 2019 Lawton murder

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A Lawton man has pleaded guilty in a murder case just before his trial was set to begin. T.J. Page pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the October 2019 death of his mother-in-law, Verlene Murphy. He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. According...

Duncan man charged with child sexual abuse

DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - A Duncan man has been arrested and charged with one count of child sexual abuse. Investigators say the victim told them she and the suspect, James Ernest Graham, had sex twice while she was underage. Graham denied those claims in interviews with police. He was charged...
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Save $0.32 per gallon on gas at the cheapest station in Lawton

(LAWTON, OK) According to Lawton gas price data, you could be saving up to $0.32 per gallon on gas. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Walmart Neighborhood Market at 3745 Sw Lee Blvd. Regular there was listed at $2.52 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $2.84 at Barefoot Convenience at 106 Sw Lee Blvd, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.

Navigator in WWII to lead big parade in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A World War 2 Veteran will be leading the Armed Forces Parade. Colonel Dr. Jack Spencer is a retired chiropractor and had a 65-year practice in Lawton. He also served in the United States Air Force for more than 30-years, and the National Guard for more than 10.

UPDATE: OSBI investigating in-custody death at Lawton City Jail

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - UPDATE: The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation say a 30-year-old man died in custody at the Lawton City Jail Thursday. Investigators say the man was arrested around 1 a.m. Wednesday, June 9 on two city warrants and was booked into the jail. He was found unresponsive by staff around 4 p.m. Thursday. OSBI officials say jail staff tried life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the jail.

Wingfoot One Blimp to stop in Lawton Saturday

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Goodyear blimp Wingfoot One is set to appear in Lawton this weekend. It will have a stopover from Saturday, June 12 to June 13. The blimp is currently on its trip from Goodyear’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio to its home base in Carson, California. The...

First Alert Forecast

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Happy Saturday and what an eventful morning we had Texoma! Strong thunderstorms moved across our area early this morning bringing strong wind gusts, penny to quarter size hail and heavy rain in some areas. These thunderstorms were strong but brought hardly any relief in our temperatures. We will continue to feel muggy throughout the day with a high of 95° but feeling more like the triple digits with easterly winds at 5 to 10 mph. Although staying mostly dry with mostly sunny skies, there is a low chance for storms late tonight across our western counties.

Groundbreaking held at Cache animal shelter

CACHE, Okla. (KSWO) - The City of Cache held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new addition to the animal shelter there on Friday. Fort Sill approached the city a year ago, offering to take over the shelter. Since then, the animal shelter has been able to hire two additional animal...

Lawton Police Academy holds graduation ceremony

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) -11 new officers will be joining the Lawton Police Department. Friday’s graduation was a long time coming after Coronavirus forced last year’s academy to be canceled. The new officers will now go into the field with a training officer, who will show them the ropes with some...
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Stephens County man arrested for alleged child rape

STEPHENS COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - A man from the town of Comanche in Stephens County has been arrested and charged with first-degree rape. Investigators say the alleged victim told them that Mann pushed her onto a bed and raped her when she was around 10 years old and he was 23. She told investigators that afterwards, he told her not to say anything and to go to bed.

Lawton police, U.S. Marshals work together on Operation Washout

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A collaboration between U.S. Marshals and Lawton police resulted in 39 arrests. U.S. Marshals call it Operation Washout, and say it wrapped up on June 4 and lasted 10 days. The goal of the operation was to target violent criminals in the area. Law enforcement say...
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Column: Mostly Educational: Adult-ready graduates

This is third in a series of ten summertime articles mapping the common ground upon which parents, educators, and communities can unite regarding one of the most divisive topics in America: public education. Over my career, I have shared the stage with thousands of graduates, and I invariably run into...
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Fort Sill celebrates Army’s 246th birthday

FORT SILL, Okla. (KSWO) - Friday, Fort Sill held a celebration to mark the 246th birthday of the United States Army. The Army’s anniversary isn’t until the 14th, but Post officials chose to kick off the weekend with the birthday event. Soldiers, families and members of the Lawton-Fort Sill community...