• Questions remain after Sentinel police chief is shot, detained man is released

    By SILAS ALLEN, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    The police chief in Sentinel was shot Thursday while responding to a bomb threat, authorities reported. The police chief, who was wearing a borrowed bulletproof vest, was hit in the arm by gunfire in the western Oklahoma town.

  • Weatherford, Oklahoma, woman arrested in daughter's death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Isabel Garcia, 58, was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of her daughter, Victoria Garcia, 32, Weatherford police said.

  • Fort Sill to tighten access for visitors

    Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    LAWTON — A U.S. Army post in southwestern Oklahoma will soon tighten access for visitors. A local newspaper reports the change at Fort Sill is a result of assessments made by Maj. Gen. John Rossi, who took command this summer. Officials say the increase of background vetting and access control is for the protection of those living at the base, not because of a response to a specific threat. All active and retired Department of Defense workers and family member identification will be accepted to enter the Army post. Other types of common access card IDs made by the Department of Defense also will be accepted. Everyone else will be directed to a Visitor Center for entry.

  • Oklahoma woman sentenced for stealing from father

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    LAWTON — An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing more than $11,000 from her elderly father. A local newspaper reports 52-year-old Janetta Whitethunder was also sentenced to 10 years of probation Tuesday. She pleaded guilty in January to one count of exploitation of an elderly adult. Whitethunder’s father had been diagnosed with dementia and was a resident at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center when Whitethunder stole from him. She cashed 18 checks between December 2011 and February 2012 and police say she tried to scam him out of more than $90,000. A bank employee contacted the man’s son after Whitethunder tried to close his account multiple times while he wasn’t there. The

  • Four die after separate accidents on Oklahoma roads

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    A Lawton man, a Woodward man, an Ada man and a Tulsa man died Monday after separate accidents on Oklahoma roads.

  • Gas line rupture shuts down I-44 between Gore and Lee boulevards in Lawton

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Parts of the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 44 are being shut down at the request of the Lawton Police Department.

  • Two men plead guilty in deaths of Lawton classmate's father, brother

    BY JENNIFER PALMER, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Cody Davis and Ethan Thompson appeared in Comanche County District Court on Wednesday to enter guilty pleas. Authorities say they will testify against the alleged gunman, Thorsten Rushing.

  • 3 found dead in Duncan home

    Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    DUNCAN (AP) — Police in Duncan say three people have been found dead inside a home on the city’s north side. KSWO reported Monday that police say investigators were working to positively identify the three. No details about the deaths were immediately released.

  • Oklahoma woman struck by car after argument with another woman

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    LAWTON — Lawton police are searching for a woman who they say hit another woman with her car after an argument. Police say they found the woman unconscious in the roadway near the apartments when they arrived at the Raintree Apartments on Sunday. Witnesses tell police the victim was standing and fighting with a woman in a car when the driver reversed. They say the victim was pinned and then dragged across the apartment complex parking lot. The woman was hospitalized with a head injury and a fractured leg. Her identity hasn’t been released. Police are searching for the other woman.