From left, summer intern Shelby Da’ Shurtz and Youth Conservation Corps workers Dylan Woodruff of Elgin, Jordan Pollard of Lawton and Elizabeth Jones of Indiahoma tackle a debris pile on the banks of Lost Lake left behind by the floods on Memorial Day weekend.
Seven Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) workers and one summer intern are sweating and straining to clear away debris that the Memorial Day weekend flood left at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
Roger Hill, superintendent of Altus Public Schools, reviews district enrollment figures for the 2014-2015 school year that ended in May. The district is looking to consolidate several elementary schools into “grade centers” and close another school campus starting with the 2016-2017 school year to reduce operating costs in the face of declining student enrollment and losses of state and federal funding.
ALTUS - Officials of Altus Public Schools are looking to better utilize its resources  particularly school campuses  following a period of 10 to 15 years of enrollment losses. Under consideration is consolidation of several elementary schools into "grade centers" and closing another school campus.
Lawton Police Sgt. Scott Carpenter makes his way through police tape as removed clothing remains as evidence of violence in the yard at 5323 NW Oak Tuesday evening. Responders were called to the home shortly after 6 p.m., after a man was found laying in the driveway with a bullet wound to his neck, according to emergency radio dispatches. Police called the wound life-threatening and the man was taken to a local hospital with great speed by ambulance.
A man suffered a grievous wound in a shooting at a Lawton residence Wednesday evening and later died, police said. Detectives are investigating events that led to the man being shot in the neck at the home at 5323 NW Oak. A woman at that residence was taken to the police department for questioning.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service firefighter Kim Frey, left, and prescribed fire specialist Richard Baker monitor one of several brush piles burned Tuesday along Burma Road to get the hiking trail cleaned up before the Fourth of July weekend.
If you were driving through the Cache Gate of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, you may have noticed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service firefighters doing a prescribed burn along Burma Road.
Eric Sean Absher, 40, Duncan, is charged in Stephens County District Court with five counts of lewd acts with a child under 12 after former conviction of a felony...He's facing life in prison.....
A 40-year-old Duncan man is looking at life  or several life sentences  if convicted of multiple accusations of lewd conduct with four small children.
Sam Moyd, pastor of Zoe Christian Center, and Sgt. Tonya Criger of the Lawton Police Department's Community Policing Unit discuss plans for the first Stop the Violence Prayer Walk in November 2012.
The death of a south Lawton minister who led a Stop the Violence movement during a turbulent period of crime and worked in efforts to improve his community was felt as a great loss by a number of local ministers and city leaders. Dr. Sam Moyd, pastor of the Zoe Christian Center at 1112 SW Tennessee, died on Friday at age 55.
From left, summer intern Shelby Da’ Shurtz and Youth Conservation Corps workers Dylan Woodruff of Elgin, Jordan Pollard of Lawton and Elizabeth Jones of Indiahoma tackle a debris pile on the banks of Lost Lake left behind by the floods on Memorial Day weekend.
Roger Hill, superintendent of Altus Public Schools, reviews district enrollment figures for the 2014-2015 school year that ended in May. The district is looking to consolidate several elementary schools into “grade centers” and close another school campus starting with the 2016-2017 school year to reduce operating costs in the face of declining student enrollment and losses of state and federal funding.
Lawton Police Sgt. Scott Carpenter makes his way through police tape as removed clothing remains as evidence of violence in the yard at 5323 NW Oak Tuesday evening. Responders were called to the home shortly after 6 p.m., after a man was found laying in the driveway with a bullet wound to his neck, according to emergency radio dispatches. Police called the wound life-threatening and the man was taken to a local hospital with great speed by ambulance.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service firefighter Kim Frey, left, and prescribed fire specialist Richard Baker monitor one of several brush piles burned Tuesday along Burma Road to get the hiking trail cleaned up before the Fourth of July weekend.
Eric Sean Absher, 40, Duncan, is charged in Stephens County District Court with five counts of lewd acts with a child under 12 after former conviction of a felony...He's facing life in prison.....
Sam Moyd, pastor of Zoe Christian Center, and Sgt. Tonya Criger of the Lawton Police Department's Community Policing Unit discuss plans for the first Stop the Violence Prayer Walk in November 2012.

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