• Lawton council eyes water line from Texas

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    LAWTON — Members of the Lawton City Council say they’re interested in a proposal that could bring needed water from Texas to Oklahoma. The city’s public works director says Lawton has received less rainfall than average since 2010. Lawton is currently able to use about 53 percent of water from its sources that include Lake Ellsworth and Waurika Lake. The director says without more rain, the city would likely move to a higher stage of water restrictions by September or October. A local newspaper reports a water proposal was discussed at the council’s special meeting Wednesday. An engineering company says a water option could be building a pipeline from Texas to Oklahoma. They say some Texas ranchers have

  • Police: Oklahoma teen shot in face over drug deal

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    LAWTON— Lawton police are holding four juveniles in connection to a teenager who was shot in the face. Lawton Police Capt. Craig Akard says the 19-year-old was shot near his left eye Monday night. He says the shooting stemmed from a botched drug deal. Police say the teenager was taken to an area hospital. They say he is expected to keep his eye without any major damage. Akard tells a local television station that the victim never lost consciousness and was able to talk to police at the scene. He says the four minors have each admitted to roles in the shooting. He says a 15-year-old is the alleged shooter.