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I-44 Hit and Run victim identified

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County officials have released the names of both the victim and suspect involved in a hit and run on I-44 in July. According to the affidavit, on July 9, Javier Gerardo Quinones was driving his Dodge Ram pickup truck on I-44, near mile marker 32, when he struck Madison Auld,17, with his vehicle, killing her.
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Free School Meal Program Ends

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Oklahoma public schools will no longer be serving free breakfast and lunch to all students. Instead, parents will have to pay or fill out a form to see if they qualify for free or reduced meals. The nationwide program that funded Oklahoma’s free meals for students...

Lawton City Council gives green light on I-44 pedestrian bridge

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton City Council has chosen to move forward with plans to build a pedestrian bridge in east Lawton. Council gave the green light Tuesday for the bridge to be constructed at East Gore Boulevard and I-44, which has long been considered a dangerous area, due an increased number of pedestrian deaths and injuries over the years.

Lawton’s Newest Restaurant Looks Deliciously Promising

Depending on how you usually drive to Sam's Club and the Sheridan Road Walmart, you might have missed Lawton's newest restaurant. It's tucked away from Cache Road, but if it tastes as good as it looks, we're all in for a good meal. If you go the back way to...

What’s Coming to the Corner of Sheridan Road & Erwin Lane in Lawton, Oklahoma?

If you've been near the corner of Sheridan Road and Erwin Lane in Lawton, Fort Sill lately you've probably seen all the construction going on. Crews are tearing down the old Wolverton Furniture along with all the other attached buildings from the shopping center that was once there. Heavy equipment is making short work of it and most of the buildings and structures that were a part of the old shopping center are down.

7News First Alert Weather: Another day of rain with scattered showers and storms

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Good morning! Showers and storms, along with a few lightning-producing thunderstorms, have been moving north-to-south across Texoma overnight into this morning. Rain will slowly fall apart as we near the noontime hours to become more isolated with some showers as we enter the afternoon. Partly cloudy and mostly cloudy skies today which will allow for some sunshine to peek through at intervals. This sunshine will produce daytime heating, and combined with the moisture in place, will lead to scattered showers and storms to fire up again across Texoma by the mid afternoon. This coverage of showers and storms will continue into the evening and nighttime hours. Strong-to-severe storms will be possible today, though will be isolated at most. Main concerns will be minor flooding with heavy downpours, gusty winds, small hail, and cloud-to-ground lightning. Temperatures will top out in the mid/upper 90s with winds out of the southeast at 5-15 mph.

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge lifts Emergency Heat restrictions

MEDICINE PARK, Okla. (KSWO) - The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge lifted Emergency Heat restrictions Tuesday, allowing visitors to return to normal activities during regular hours of operation. Officials want to thank visitors to the refuge for their understanding and support during the hiking hour restriction and apologize for any inconvenience...

Lawton Rangers Rodeo kicks off Wednesday

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton Rangers 84th Annual PRCA Rodeo begins Wednesday, featuring barrel racing, steer wrestling, bull riding, and more. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m., with special themes for each night. Head out with the whole family on Wednesday night, for the first night of the rodeo,...

Leslie Powell Gallery to feature two Oklahoma natives

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Leslie Powell Gallery is preparing to show off art pieces from two Oklahoma natives, starting in September. The gallery will feature work from Krystal Solis, a Cameron University student from Duncan, and John D. Rule of Mino, Oklahoma. The first exhibit is “Fashioning the West,”...

Two New Exhibitions to Open at Lawton’s Leslie Powell Gallery

The Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery is proud to announce the opening of two new art exhibitions by regional artists John D. Rule and Krystal Solis. Fashioning the West, by John Rule, will showcase various sculptures – as well as two-dimensional works – by the prolific artist from Minco, Oklahoma. A master in sculpture and leather work, Rule combines Western and Native subject matter to create uniquely identifiable art. Not only is the artist’s style instantly recognizable, but his approach to working narratively is a hallmark of his art. “I challenge my art to tell a story, creating a single moment in time, which must tell a story of what happened before it, and what’s going to happen next. That is what makes art exciting. Without the story, there is no art.”

Cameron University offers scholarships to LPS teachers and staff

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Cameron University announced a new partnership with the Lawton Public School Foundation, offering college scholarships to Lawton Public School’s employees. All LPS employees are eligible to apply for those scholarships, including support staff, emergency certified teachers looking to earn their final credits for standard certification,...

Was Lawton’s Seriously Flawed Road Project A Smoke Screen?

There's an old saying in life that says there's no such thing as a free puppy. I didn't grow up with pets, so I heard it for the first time as an adult. Even though I'm still pet-less, the sentiment helps clarify all sorts of situations in life. In this instance residents got a new free road, and in turn, it only cost them their curbs.