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A train derailed in this small Oklahoma town, an emergency it has prepared for
MARLOW — City officials say it could have been worse after a train derailed in this small town. The Union Pacific rail line runs through the east side of town, where about 4,400 people live. On Sunday, a series of small brush fires were sparked along the route by the train's axel as...
Minco Police Face Mass Resignation, Single Officer Left In Department
The town of Minco is facing the aftermath of a mass resignation on behalf of the town's police department after a recent city council vote slashed the police budget. The Grady County Sheriff's Office said the Minco Police chief and three officers quit Monday night. In a Facebook post, the...
Neighbors describe moments after train derailment in Marlow, OK
Neighbors describe moments after train derailment in Marlow, OK. Neighbors describe moments after train derailment …. Neighbors describe moments after train derailment in Marlow, OK. Oklahoma City police investigate possible murder-suicide. Police say a man killed a woman before a deadly crash. Man arrested after allegedly threatening judge. A man...
PM NewsBrief: June 5, 2023
Authorities are investigating the cause of a train derailment Sunday afternoon in Marlow. The city of Marlow says in a Facebook post no injuries or deaths occurred from the derailment. No hazardous chemicals were involved either. As of Monday morning, only one rail crossing remains closed for investigation. No timeline...
Another fire erupts at sanitizer storage site
NINNEKAH — Another fire at the former H&B Machine & Manufacturing site in Ninnekah destroyed methanol-laced hand sanitizer, and the gooseneck trailer on which the products were stacked, on June 2. Fire consumed everything on the trailer, and the trailer too, which buckled under the intense heat fueled by...
OSBI investigating Lawton city jail death
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a death which happened at the Lawton City Jail. Officials with the OSBI say the inmate was discovered during routine 7 a.m. cell checks on Saturday. The Lawton Police Department contacted the OSBI to conduct the investigation.
Fort Sill hosting hiring event
FORT SILL, Okla. (KSWO) - Fort Sill is hosting several employers across the area for a special hiring event tailored specifically for veterans and their spouses. It is happening tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it’s located at the Solder For Life Transition Complex, at 2502 Sheridan Road on post.
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.
Local lake goers express frustrations over business closures
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - With the start of Lake season there are lots of questions surrounding what’s happening with *this* building — and why it’s closed. Some of our viewers have expressed frustration with the inconvenience of the Schoolhouse Slough store being closed. ”We need these things...
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...
Near-average temperatures with daily chances for showers/thunderstorms | 6/5PM
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will be the theme of this weeks forecast. Daytime heating is going to fuel storm development most days starting after 2 in the afternoon. The threat will dissipate soon after sunset with the loss of daytime heating. Thankfully there is no forcing mechanism and little to no shear meaning severe weather is not expected. With that said, storms could still produce strong wind gusts along with embedded thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall.
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.
“Cops and Bobbers” event bringing the community together with local law enforcement
Duncan, Okla. (KSWO) - Local law enforcement officers started “Free Fishing Weekend” in Oklahoma in a big way. The annual “Cops and Bobbers” event invites local kids to participate in a fun fishing competition and get connected with officers from the county. Duncan Patrol Officer Jeffery...
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.
Wanted fugitive arrested in Stephens County
DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - A top 10 most wanted fugitive was captured in Wednesday afternoon near Tucker Road and Highway 7. According to Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney, the man - whose name has not been released - was from Georgia and was wanted on several felonies. He said the...
Outdoor movies will be shown in Duncan
DUNCAN — Free popcorn and a big screen experience outdoors is expecting visitors of “Movies in the Park” this summer at the Fuqua Park in Duncan. The events are presented by The City of Duncan and The Palace Theatre and will begin right after dusk at around 8:45 p.m. on June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10, according to a press release. Concession will be available for additional movie treats, and visitors are encouraged to remember to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
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...
Free Fishing Days this weekend: No fishing license necessary June 3-4
Body Jun. 2—When the temperature goes up in Oklahoma, that means Free Fishing Days are near. This year’s Free Fishing Days in Oklahoma, which allow for anyone to fish without a state fishing license, are June 3-4. Anyone may fish in Oklahoma on these days without a state license, except for Lake Texoma and where city permits are required.
Former Oklahoma Jail Sergeant Sentenced for Using Excessive Force
Former Sergeant Johnnie K. Drewery, aged 29, was sentenced today for using excessive force against an inmate while working at Grady County Jail in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Drewery violated the inmate's constitutional civil rights and has been ordered to serve 48 months of probation, 30 days of weekend incarceration, and 104 hours of community service. United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, Robert J. Troester, made the announcement.
The threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms lingers into your Sunday, with rain chances decreasing as the week progresses | 6/4 AM
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - We saw some isolated pop-up showers and storms early on Saturday, that gave way to partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 80s by afternoon. The threat for showers and thunderstorms returns more scattered for the day today, under mostly cloudy skies and afternoon highs again in the low 80s. The potential for severe weather is low, but scattered thunderstorms with a few heavy downpours cannot be ruled out. Winds will blow from the northeast between 5 to 10mph.
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