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Growing number of drug busts being made across Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics officials say they have investigated thousands of drug busts in the past six months, with the latest being a meth investigation near Lawton that led to 18 people being arrested. OBN officials told KOCO 5 there isn't one county in Oklahoma that doesn't...
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This Is Why Oklahoma Lakes Are So Dirty

Every year, as new people come into Lawton and start exploring, the topic of water colors usually comes up after that first initial exploration of the lakes. They range anywhere from brownish/greenish to straight up chocolate milk. I'll admit, in my travels across this country I've seen beautiful lakes in prime condition with pure deep blue and crystal clear waters, but you won't find that in many places in Oklahoma, and it's all told in the history of the Oklahoma lakes.
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Rededication ceremony held for Lawton’s Greer Park

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday at the recently resurfaced tennis courts of Lawton’s Greer Park. The city recently leveled and resurfaced the eight courts as well as installed new poles, nets, LED lighting systems, a time-lock gate, new water fountains, signage, spectator benches.
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First Alert Forecast (6/24AM)

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - It’s a very warm and muggy start to this Thursday morning but it sets us up for what the rest of the day will be looking like. Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the upper 90s and low 100s and with surface dewpoints high too, this will lead to a very hot day. It’ll feel rather gross out there today with feels like temperatures above 105° for much of the area. Breezy south winds are expected at 10 to 20mph with anticipated gusts higher.
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COVID back at CCMH after a week without the virus

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County Memorial Hospital officials are cautiously optimistic after celebrating being a COVID free hospital last week, but now, they’re back up to three coronavirus patients. Dr. Scott Michener said it didn’t last long, and their numbers are certainly lower than at the peak of the...
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OBN shuts down Lawton meth ring

A large methamphetamine distribution network has been dismantled as part of a multi-agency investigation in Comanche County. Mark Woodward, spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, said nearly 20 defendants have been arrested in connection with the case. “In the past several months, we identified an organization capable of moving multiple pounds of meth onto the streets of Lawton on a…
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Lawton Animal Welfare Is Full of Animals

So I was reading a story about how the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Shelter is currently at such a critical capacity that they're offering 100% free adoptions of all their rescue animals hoping to avoid a mass euthanasia event and figured I'd check to see if Lawton Animal Welfare was experiencing the same thing. Yes and no... maybe a bit of both.
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Freedom Festival set for this weekend

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton-Fort Sill Freedom Festival at Elmer Thomas Park is right around the corner. This year’s festival will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26. There will be live music by the 77th Army Band. Food trucks and vendors will be set up at the event.
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There’s A Week of Rain in the Forecast

Just when things are starting to dry out, it looks like Mother Nature has it in for us again in Southwest Oklahoma. Currently, everyday from Sunday through Friday has some sort of precipitation in the forecast, many days a predicted for storms. This is a bummer for me because I'm tired of mowing my grass already. Don't get me wrong, I love yard work and I really like having a lush green carpet of bermuda grass to walk through, but when the temps are high like it has been the last few weeks, I'm totally OK with the summer dormancy that bermuda embraces when it doesn't get enough water.
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Congressman Tom Cole to hold town hall Thursday

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma will host a telephone town hall Thursday evening. Congressman Cole will answer questions from people in his district about the latest legislative news and updates from Congress. The call is happening Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. The phone number to...
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Crews called to house fire in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton Fire Department was called to a house fire Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out on Southwest Sedalia just before 2 p.m. People who were in the house were able to get out safely and two dogs and a cat were also rescued. It’s not...
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Veterans Council mourns death of Carolyn Stone

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Comanche County Veterans Council is mourning the loss of the namesake of its Wall of Honor awards. In a " target="_blank">Facebook post, the group announced the death of Carolyn Stone. She passed away yesterday, on her birthday at the age of 88. The Carolyn Stone...
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Take the Lawton Public Transit Survey Today!

Take a few short minutes and help Lawton, Fort Sill improve the public transit system. The Lawton, Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce invites you to take the survey and provide some much needed feedback. Your input will go a long way in assisting the City of Lawton and the Chamber of Commerce in addressing any concerns, changes or improvements that are in need of attention. If you've ever used LATS (Lawton Area Transit System) they would love to hear from you and get your opinions and suggestions.
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Man charged for rape, burglary in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A Lawton man has been arrested after investigators say he broke into a house with a gun. Domonique Cooper faces charges of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, feloniously pointing a firearm and domestic abuse - assault and battery. Investigators said Cooper was accused of raping a woman...
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7News First Alert Weather: Heat continues through Friday with increasing rain chances this weekend ☂

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - For tonight, clouds will increase across Texoma with winds out of the south at 10-20 mph. Overnight lows will fall into the mid 70s. On Thursday, mostly sunny skies with highs soaring around 100 degrees. This could be our first official 100° day for the City of Lawton, although it will feel even warmer with heat indices ranging anywhere from104° to 106°. It’ll be breezy with winds out of the south at 10-20 mph with higher wind gusts. Temperatures are expected to remain a few degrees above average on Friday ahead of an approaching cold front.
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Oklahoma Facing Critical Blood Supply Shortage!

The state of Oklahoma is facing a critical blood shortage and needs your help. Right now there's only a one day total supply of blood products. Typically there's a three to five day supply on hand, but it's been depleted and donors are needed to relish the supply. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the primary causes of the shortage. Now that things are improving and people are starting to get back to their lives there's a real need for blood and blood products. Hospitals have returned to doing surgeries and elective procedures, this along with the standard never ending need for blood has health experts worried.
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Part of Gore Boulevard in Lawton closed for construction

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Both westbound lanes of West Gore Boulevard are currently closed from 15th to 17th Streets. Crews are working to correct water main issues that left the portion of road in an unsafe condition. Westbound travel is expected to resume June 29. Drivers should adhere to all...