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7News First Alert Forecast: Rain tonight, cool down on the horizon

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Good evening! A cold front is starting to make it’s way into Texoma. Wind gusts could be anywhere between 30 to 50 mph this evening and overnight into Sunday. Temperatures will still be hot in the upper 90s as the sun sets and lows will be in the low to mid 70s overnight. There is a chance for showers and storms for northwest counties along I-40 overnight. Temperatures won’t cool down immediately but tomorrow highs are in the upper 80s and low 90s for Texoma and temperatures will start to lower.
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Comanche County Pet Resource Center cleans Lawton dog park

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - On Saturday, the Comanche County Pet Resource Center hosted a clean up at the Vito Baxter Puppy Promenade, Lawton’s only dog park. Founder of the Resource Foundation Marcia Cronk said it’s important to complete this project. Her mission is to keep as many pets...

Sen. Jim Inhofe visits Lawton, talks Roe V. Wade overturning

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Senator Jim Inhofe was in Lawton Saturday, visiting the Fires Innovation Science & Technology Accelerator at Central Plaza. While in Lawton, Senator Jim Inhofe shared his thoughts on the historic overturning of Roe V. Wade. He remembers when the ruling was put into place in 1973.

7News First Alert Forecast: Major cool down coming, rain chances tonight and tomorrow

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Good morning and happy Saturday! Highs today will be above 100 once again throughout the area with a south wind 10 to 15 mph, gusts will be higher. This is the last day of extreme heat at least for a couple of days. Stay hydrated, replenish electrolytes and use sunscreen if you are outside. This would be another great day to get outside and enjoy activities that will cool you off.

New Hiking Restrictions at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Due to the extreme heat and the recent unfortunate death of a hiker, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has an emergency closure order and new time restrictions on hiking and trail walking. Effective immediately and until further notice, all hiking and trail walking at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be limited to the hours of sunrise to 10:00-am. All visitors must exit the trails and Mount Scott Road by that time.

Update: Jury recommends Life in Villenueva trial

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Last night, David Villanueva was convicted on one count of Murder in the first degree, for the stabbing death of Shawn Loud in Northwest Lawton in May of 2020. The jury also recommended that he spend the rest of his life in prison, with the possibility...

Do Fireworks Really Trigger Veterans In Lawton Every Year?

It's only June 24th and I've already seen about a dozen of those shared posts on social media talking about how we should avoid popping fireworks due to the chance we might inadvertently trigger the PTSD of our nation's heroes. While it's understandable that this could and probably has happened, is it a relevant concern in Lawton, Oklahoma?

7News First Alert Weather: Strong cold front brings a welcomed cool-down and isolated rain chances

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - For tonight, clear skies and slow-to-cool with overnight lows falling into the mid 70s. Winds will be out of the south at 10-15 mph. On Saturday, mostly sunny and dangerously hot with temperatures reaching as high as 104-106°. If you plan on being outdoors there will be a high threat for heat related illnesses to set-in if you do not take the proper precautions. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10-15 mph. The front will approach I-40 during the evening bringing the chance for a hit & miss storms northwest of a Childress-Altus-Chickasha line. A strong storm capable of strong wind gusts and small hail can’t be ruled out for any storms that develop along the front.

Cameron University police officer charged with drug trafficking

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A former Cameron University Police Officer is expected in court soon, but on charges of trafficking drugs. 63 year-old, Thomas Heard, was arrested by Lawton Police on Monday, after Heard made an improper turn shortly after he left a known drug house. Heard faces a felony...

7News First Alert Forecast: Cooler temperatures for the start of the week

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Good morning and happy Sunday! A cold front will continue to move through the area today and temperatures will finally be cooler. The heat dome is moving far out eat and the low is in place. Today highs across Texoma will be in upper 80s and low 90s with a strong north wind 10 to 20 mph and higher gusts. Winds will be gusty for today and Monday but will calm down by Tuesday. Skies will be partly cloudy and we’ll see another chance for isolated showers this afternoon into the evening. Lows tonight will be in the 60s with northeast wind 10 to 20 mph.

Lawton Fort-Sill Habitat for Humanity partners with Bike and Build

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton Fort-Sill Habitat for Humanity partnered with Bike and Build, an organization who bikes around the country to raise awareness for affordable housing. About 30 riders are on a cross-country ride from Florida to California, stopping to help non-profit organizations on their way. Today, they...

Update: Search party underway for Duncan Silver Alert

DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - A search party is being organized to look for Margie Pickens who was last seen on June 15th on the 600 block of 11th street in Duncan. That search party is meeting at 8 o clock on Saturday morning, in the parking lot of the Elk Plaza Center, on north Highway 81.

Car accident leads to arrest

A two-car accident in Meridian led to a felony arrest of a Duncan man last Tuesday when he was allegedly under the influence. According to the court report, Bobby Craig Curtis, 52, was traveling in his pickup truck on Oliver Road east of Old Highway 81 when he hit the car of Rosa Lee Tidwell, 91, of Comanche.