Lawton, OKkswo.com

Comanche County Memorial Hospital seeing COVID-19 surge

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - According to Oklahoma health officials, statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are on the rise, and it’s no different in Lawton. In late June, the Comanche County Memorial Hospital reported zero COVID-19 patients. But today, that number is back up to around 10. “We have seen an...
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Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Stephens County

STEPHENS COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was called in after an officer-involved shooting in Stephens County Wednesday afternoon. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, it started when Chickasha Nation Lighthorse Police attempted to make a traffic stop east of Marlow on a suspected stolen vehicle, which led to a chase that ended just south of the Lawton/Duncan Y in a business parking lot.
Grandfield, OKkswo.com

Man arrested for attack in Grandfield

GRANDFIELD, Okla. (KSWO) - A man is behind bars after investigators say he shot at a woman in Tillman County. A Grandfield woman told police that Jeffrey Timms left her house, only to come back 30 minutes later when the door was locked and started banging on a window. When she opened it, she said Timms stuck a knife through the window, cutting her thumb.
Lawton, OKkswo.com

Comanche County Memorial Hospital changes COVID-19 protocols

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Due to the recent spike in local COVID-19 cases, Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is reinstating visitor restrictions, which will go in effect July 30. Visitors, patients and team members are required to wear an N-95 mask or procedure mask while inside the hospital. Cloth masks...
Altus, OKkswo.com

Altus United Supermarket introduces supplemental food program

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A supplemental food program is coming to Altus United Supermarket called Double Up Oklahoma. The program helps SNAP and food stamp recipients by matching dollar for dollar up to 20 dollars a day in additional produce. Double Up Oklahoma uses the state-funded program called Duobucks to...
Elgin, OKkswo.com

School districts preparing for another COVID year

ELGIN, Okla. (KSWO) - Just weeks before school starts coronavirus cases are starting to ramp back up. Since Elgin Public Schools ended the school year with low COVID cases Superintendent Nate Meraz said that pushed him to get students and teachers back in the classroom this upcoming school year, and virtual school won’t be an option at this time.
Kiowa County, OKkswo.com

Woman dies from injuries in Kiowa County crash

KIOWA COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - A woman is dead after a crash in Kiowa County. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Carolyn Marney died Monday from injuries she sustained in a crash earlier in the month. OHP said the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. on County Road E1370 and County...
Lawton, OKkswo.com

Suspect in deadly apartment shooting makes first court appearance

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The suspect in a deadly shooting in Lawton made his first court appearance Tuesday. The 15-year-old charged with first-degree manslaughter received his notice of youthful offender rights during Tuesday’s court appearance, meaning he has the right to have his parents present at a preliminary hearing. He’s...
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Two teens flown to hospital after crash in Comanche County

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - A crash that happened late Monday night in Comanche County caused two teens to be flown to OU Children’s Hospital. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol , the wreck happened at US Highway 62 and Northwest Mcintosh Road, which is two miles north of Medicine Park.
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1,474 new Coronavirus cases reported in Oklahoma

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported 1,474 new cases of the Coronavirus. On Wednesday, the seven-day average number of new cases reached 1,236. According to the CDC, six new deaths were reported in Oklahoma Wednesday, bringing the total number of those who have died...
Lawton, OKkswo.com

Four-car crash on 38th and Rogers Ln.

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - No one was injured in a four-car crash in Lawton which happened around 6 p.m. on July 27 at 38th and Rogers Ln. The wreck left all four cars damaged in a line with debris scattered along the roadway.
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Woman arrested in Eastern Oklahoma connected to murder

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - An Amber Alert out of Wagoner County has been cancelled and the children are safe. The Wagoner County Sherriff’s Office said Sabrina Spurlock has been arrested in connection to the death of her father. The Sherriff’s office said Sabrina Spurlock shot and killed him earlier...
Marlow, OKkswo.com

Marlow Man makes “roughneck” out of Matt Damon for new film

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A man from Marlow played a role in helping Matt Damon’s new movie Stillwater come to life, by teaching Damon how to walk, talk and act like a roughneck. Kenny Baker, the oilfield worker from Marlow, talked about his time working with Damon, and his experience...
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Lawton City Jail transfers inmates due to fire

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Lawton Police Department has moved inmates out of the old city jail a week earlier than expected after a fire. Inmates were transported around 9:30 on July 27 to the new jail located at Gore and Railroad with the help of LATS. They got to...
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Health departments to hold back to school vaccination events

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Health departments from across southwest Oklahoma are holding back to school vaccination clinics ahead of the school year starting up in August. District 5 of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which covers ten counties in southwest Oklahoma, will hold several vaccination clinics for people 12 and older. Parents must accompany anyone under 18 years old.