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Lawton Vet Center holds balloon release for those suffering from Alzheimer's

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Dozens of balloons were released outside the Lawton Veterans Center this morning. It was all to remember and honor those suffering from Alzheimer's. The center held their Alzheimer's awareness event today. There were about 150 people there. The balloons each had a name on them of

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-22 19:59:19

Firefighters save three dogs from Lawton house fire

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A house fire in Lawton this morning remains under investigation. It happened on the 7200 block of Willow Creek. Fire crews responded just before 10:00 a.m. Smoke was coming from the attic and the garage. Firefighters rescued three dogs that were inside the home. The family was not

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-22 20:22:34

Lawton man identified as suspect in chase, shootout overnight with OHP

A Lawton man has been hospitalized following a pursuit with law enforcement. Just before 3:00 a.m., an Oklahoma City Police Department officer tried to pull over a vehicle driving on a flat tire. The driver, Patrick Smith, 32, immediately began firing shots at the police officer and a chase ensued.

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 16:25:57

UPDATE: Tractor trailer overturns near Lawton landfill

COMANCHE COUNTY, OK (KSWO) - A semi-truck turned over this morning after taking a turn too fast near Highway 36 and Highway 277. Troopers say the man was driving northbound on 277 when he attempted to turn west onto Highway 36. They say he took the turn too fast and turned over. The driver had mino

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 16:04:17

Joy Hofmeister visits Lawton Public Schools

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -On Thursday, State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister was in Lawton to visit a local elementary school that has made vast improvements in their rating on the state's A-though F grading system...during her time here she also made stops at other Lawton schools. She focused on stu

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 23:44:42

Medal of Honor nominee has ties to Fort Sill and Lawton

WASHINGTON D.C. (KSWO)- President Trump is set to award our nation's highest military honor next month. And, the recipient -- Army Captain Gary Rose -- has ties to Fort Sill. Rose attended Field Artillery Officer Basic at Fort Sill in 1973. Rose enlisted in the Army in 1967 as a Special Forces Medic

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 19:16:03

Museum state conference held in Lawton

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The Oklahoma Museum Association is holding its annual state conference this week and for the first time, they're holding it in Lawton. The OMA conference is a chance for experts in the field to get together and learn how to better maintain museums. This year is also special becau

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 03:28:35

Crews prep for 38th International Festival

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Crews with the City of Lawton are gearing up for a weekend full of diversity. They're getting ready for the 38th International Festival. The 3-day event will take place at Elmer Thomas Park starting Friday. Nearly 30,000 people are expected to come out and enjoy a weekend filled

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 23:44:57

Butterfly garden added to Elmer Thomas Park

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - A haven for migrating butterflies has been placed on the north side of Elmer Thomas Park. With Lawton in middle of the monarch migration path, Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority said they hope to see many butterflies in the haven as they head south. The garden was filled with n

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 01:12:57

Commanding General of Fort Sill expects growth

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Commanding General Brian McKiernan delivered the state of Fort Sill address Friday at Cameron University. More than 100 city leaders and community members came out to hear from General McKiernan on the future of Lawton Fort Sill. He focused on the accomplishments over the last ye

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-22 21:21:41

Rodeo star Bryson Sechrist competes in hometown

APACHE, OK (KSWO) - The 2017 Apache Stampede PRCA rodeo kicks off Friday. Apache native, and calf roper Bryson Sechrist is competing. Sechrist went to college for rodeo at Western Oklahoma State College then to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He's currently in the top 20 in the world for tie

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-22 13:49:20

Man arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics

A man was arrested in Bell County for stealing different electronics from two stores. The arrest affidavit said that the man identified as Derrick Broshea McClintock was charged with theft of property of $2,500 or more but less than $30,000. On Aug. 9 the Temple Police Department received a report

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-22 20:05:25

6-year-old Wacoan kicks kidney cancer

(Source: KXXV) A 6-year-old is saying so long to the friends she's made at the McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple. It's a bittersweet goodbye after 8 months together. Some of the toughest fighters come in the smallest packages and Paisley Jane Trojanowski is no exception. PJ was diagnosed w

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 21:51:44

Police identify suspect in officer-involved shooting

(Source: KXXV) Temple Police have arrested the suspect that was involved in a 7-hour standoff. The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Randle Jackson. Around 9 a.m. on Thursday, police received a call about a man with a knife located in the 100 block of W. Avenue D in Temple. Police said when

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 15:07:13

Standoff ends, suspect taken into custody

The standoff has ended, according to Temple Police. Temple Police said they were working a standoff situation near St. Mary's Church. Police said that one person was shot and has been taken to the hospital. The person's condition is unknown at this time. Around 9 a.m., police received a call about

KSWO.COM - 2017-09-21 15:07:13

DPS expanding career readiness for students

Getting students ready for life after high school is the major goal for any school district, but Duncan Public Schools (DPS) is taking additional steps to help their students start their life post senior year. Merry Stone, assistant superintendent for DPS, said the district has had a program called

DUNCAN BANNER - 2017-09-23 14:00:00

Marlow man wanted for Child Sexual Abuse turns himself in

79-year-old Marlow resident James Edgar Woods turned himself in to the Stephens County Sheriff's Office at approximately 10:38 a.m. Friday after a Felony warrant was filed for his arrest for the charge of Child Sexual Abuse under 12. Woods' charges stem from his alleged crimes against an eight to n

DUNCAN BANNER - 2017-09-22 21:52:00

Three of eight buses make debut for Duncan Public Schools

Christmas came early for Duncan Public Schools (DPS) on Thursday, as three of eight new buses purchased with money from the approved May 2017 school bond revved their engines for the first time at their new home in DPS' transportation department. LeeAnn Arredondo, Duncan Public Schools Transportatio

DUNCAN BANNER - 2017-09-22 14:00:00

Duncan library hosting voter registration drive

At 9:30 AM, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Duncan Public Library will join over 2,500 partners nationwide in hosting a National Voter Registration Day 2017 event at 2211 N. Highway 81 as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters. The goal for this year's annual National Voter R

DUNCAN BANNER - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

Passion, pride, projects - 95-year-old Duncan man reveals his secret to staying healthy

To most people a fence is just a fence, but in the case of Edward Morris, a fence represents much more. Morris, a 95-year-old Duncan resident, built a fence over the course of the summer, which most people would consider quite an accomplishment for someone in their 90s. However, Morris just views it

DUNCAN BANNER - 2017-09-21 16:00:00