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FBI searches NW Lawton home

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Agents from the FBI conducted a search at a northwest Lawton home on Wednesday morning. 7News received a message from a viewer about the ongoing scene around 8 a.m. When we arrived at the home near the intersection of NW 40th and Dearborn, agents were seen...
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Woman Killed in Cotton County Crash

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said a Texas woman died early Thursday morning after a crash in Cotton County, south of Lawton. Troopers said 22-year-old Marysol Espinoza veered off the road and hit a concrete storm drain. An initial report from the highway patrol determined Espinoza was not wearing a seatbelt. OHP...

Woman O’s return eight starters for brand spanking new season

ELGIN – A mixture of seasoned veterans and younger gamers ought to push the Woman Owls softball staff to better heights this season, head coach Levi Garrett mentioned. Extra pitching depth and better staff pace may additionally assist Elgin enhance on its 18-22 document from the 2021 season that ended with a regional match loss to eventual Class 4A state runner-up Tuttle.

7News First Alert Weather: One more day of summer, then we get our first sampling of near fall-like weather

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Good morning! We start off the morning with mostly sunny skies, though cloud coverage is expected to build throughout the day, becoming partly-to-mostly cloudy. Despite the cloud coverage, it will be another hot day with most of Texoma getting into the low 100s this afternoon. Heat advisories are in effect for counties east of I-44 until later today. The reason for this heat is: 1) it is still summer, 2) southwesterly winds at 10-15 mph, and 3) pre-frontal warming ahead of a descending cold front. This front will be moving across Northern Oklahoma today, bringing with it showers and storms along and behind it. The front will only make its way as far south at I-40 by the end of the day, and that is where the best chances for rain will be, with northern counties seeing isolated showers and storms in the late afternoon and early evening.

Assessor’s Workplace earns an ideal rating on the State Audit

LAWTON – The Comanche County Assessor’s workplace acquired notification just lately that it earned an ideal rating on its 2019 audit. In line with Comanche County Assessor Grant Edwards, that is the third consecutive yr Comanche County has acquired an ideal rating. The Oklahoma Tax Fee conducts the “Efficiency Audit Findings and the Closing Statistical Evaluation of Gross sales.” Edwards stated the audit consists of 20 totally different areas for analysis, for a most of 275 factors. The audit is roughly a seven-month course of. Edwards attributes the outcomes to his staff, saying they labored diligently all yr lengthy to uphold the best requirements. “This degree of efficiency wouldn’t be attainable with out extremely certified people who show great dedication to doing one of the best job attainable. I’m very proud to serve Comanche County with such an awesome group of individuals,” he stated.

UPDATE: Caddo County fire burns over 4,700 acres

CADDO COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County Emergency Management released new information on the fire which broke out in Caddo County near the Comanche County line on Monday. Officials said the fire burned around 4,700 acres. Thankfully nobody was injured and there’s no known damage to structures. Around 235...

Medicine Park proposed lodging tax

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The town of Medicine Park is hoping to increase their lodging tax by two percent to help fund certain infrastructures and street projects. Medicine Park Mayor, Dr. Roger Johnson has says the city is in the process of these upgrades, but the town needs more money.

I-44 suspect extradited to Comanche County

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Javier Gerardo Quinones, accused of hitting and killing a teenager on I-44 last month, is back in Comanche County and behind bars, according to the the Comanche County Detention Center’s website. According to court documents, Quinones was driving a Dodge Ram pickup near mile marker...

Two killed in Sunday morning crash in Caddo County

CADDO COUNTY (KOKH) — Two people were killed in an accident on Sunday morning in Caddo County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said 45-year-old Benjamin Horse of Anadarko was driving southbound on State Route 9 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail just before 8:30 a.m. The...

First Alert Forecast: Cooldown today, even cooler tomorrow!

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The first cold front of this week crossed the Red River around 7 this morning, leaving temperatures noticeably cooler and winds noticeably windier. Our friends in the northern portion of our area feeling the greatest effects. All told, high temperatures today ranged from the 80s north to the low 100s south.

Rush Springs watermelon pageant | The Southwest Chronicle

RUSH SPRINGS – The nice custom of the annual Watermelon Competition is upon us once more, this Saturday, Aug. thirteenth at Jeff Davis Park. This pageant – which has taken place since 1948, and attracts 1000’s of festivalgoers every year – celebrates the push of native, seasonal watermelons with watermelon-themed actions, carnival rides and family-friendly leisure.