Victim unable to identify suspect in case of bat battering
The damage from a 2021 assault was visible during testimony Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of inflicting it. Kristopher Werner Gohl, 45, Lawton is currently facing trial for a felony charge of aggravated assault and battery, but in Comanche County District Judge Emmit Tayloe’s courtroom on Wednesday, his alleged victim was not able to identify him on security footage.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.
Commissioners Approve Deal with Comanche County
The Osage County Commissioners met in their weekly meeting earlier this week and approved planning and zoning to purchase new tables and chairs. The commissioners approved to sign a contract with Comanche County Regional Juvenile Detention Center for $40 a day for the 2023-24 fiscal year. The meeting wrapped up...
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. A severe thunderstorm with winds over 40 mph and small hail is expected to affect central Comanche County until 6:00 PM CDT. The storm near Coldwater is not moving much and was identified via Doppler radar. It could cause minor damage to outdoor objects and knock down tree limbs. Areas that could be impacted are Coldwater and Lake Coldwater. The maximum hail size is 0.25 inches and the maximum wind gust is 40 mph.
Loretta Vanburen found not guilty in 2019 death of her husband
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A jury found Loretta Vanburen not guilty Saturday evening in the 2019 death of her husband, Terry Vanburen. During closing arguments, Loretta’s attorney pointed out what he said were critical mistakes made by Cache Police Department, OSBI and the State Medical Examiner’s office throughout the investigation.
Special Weather Statement issued for Comanche, Kiowa by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. At 5:00 PM CDT, strong thunderstorms were moving southwest at 20 mph along a line from Tom Steed Reservoir to Lake Lawtonka, affecting northwestern Comanche and central Kiowa counties. The storms are expected to cause wind gusts of up to 40 mph and pea-size hail, which could result in minor damage to outdoor objects and tree limbs. The affected areas include Cache, Mountain Park, Medicine Park, Roosevelt, Cooperton, Meers, Tom Steed Reservoir, Lake Lawtonka, Fort Sill, southwestern Lake Ellsworth, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott, Doris Campground, and The Visitor Center. The maximum hail size is predicted to be 0.25 in, with wind gusts of 40 mph.
Comanche Co. commissioners approve money for several organizations
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County commissioners approved major spending on updates meant to combat large scale disasters. $40,000 will go toward enabling an Emergency Management system which can go virtual during large scale disasters. They also approved roughly $76,000 for county Emergency Management teams to get their hands on...
Several cases frame second week of jury trials
Comanche County jurors will return to the courthouse Monday morning for placement on the second week of the jury trial docket. On Monday, former Lawton Correctional Facility inmate Jordan Neconish, 42, will go on trial for killing another inmate in 2020. He will begin trial for a count of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and possession of contraband in Comanche County District Judge Grant Sheperd’s court, records indicate.
Cache woman found not guilty of killing husband
On Saturday a Comanche County jury found Loretta Michelle Van Buren, 63, not guilty to a count of first-degree murder of the death of her husband. Loretta Van Buren has been on trial this week for September 2019 shooting death of her husband Terry Van Buren.
On trial for murder: ‘I did not kill my husband’
On the stand and accused of killing her husband and staging his death as a suicide, Loretta Van Buren stood her ground Friday evening inside Comanche County Chief District Judge Scott D. Meaders’ courtroom. Her legal counsel, John Zelbst asked his client if she was guilty of the first-degree...
Special Weather Statement issued for Blaine, Caddo, Comanche, Custer, Dewey, Kiowa, Major, Tillman by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
Jury finds man not guilty of killing romantic rival
After 6 hours of deliberations, a Comanche County jury found a man not guilty of killing his romantic rival. Larry Keith Standridge II, 42, of Lawton, was charged with second-degree murder for shooting and killing James David Cloud, 31, at his Chattanooga home the night of Nov. 23, 2020. The...
The top 10 places people in Cotton County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Cotton County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
2 murder trials continuing in Comanche Co.
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Two murder trials continued into their third day, with jury deliberations underway in one. Closing statements were heard in the second degree murder trial of Larry Standridge. In their arguments, prosecutors said that there was little physical evidence, but testimonies from various people effectively put Standridge...
Murder trial continued in Comanche County
One murder trial was continued and one continued seating a jury as Comanche County’s three-week trial docket began Tuesday. The trial of a man accused of pulling the trigger in a September 2021 shooting death was continued the day it was slated to begin in Presiding Comanche County District Judge Emmit Tayloe’s courtroom.
Testimony heard as two murder trials enter second day
COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) -A pair of murder trials continued into their second day Wednesday at the Comanche County Courthouse. Witnesses were heard in the second degree murder trial of Larry Standridge. He’s charged in the shooting death of James Cloud back in 2020 - and the state called on...
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