Lawton Constitution photographer Steve Miller stayed up late to witness and take this photo collage of the eclipse over a period of about an hour.
The man in the moon put on some rose-colored glasses early Tuesday during the first of four lunar eclipses anticipated in 2014 and 2015.
Both civilian employees and Lawton Police Department officers from a variety of divisions were recognized for acts of courage, bravery and jobs well done during their annual police awards ceremony, which was held Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Back row, from left: Sgt. Craig Lyman, Sgt. Donald Pauley, Sgt. Curtis Underwood, Corrections Lt. Jerry Ray, and Sgt. Tim Poff. Front row, from left: P.O. Jeff McCoy, Sgt. Eric Weatherly, Robert Johnson, and Lt. Thomas Bailey.
"That's the thing about police work. You always hear about the bad. You never hear about the good," Lawton Police Department Lt. John Mull said Tuesday during an awards ceremony honoring nearly a dozen officers for great work throughout the year. "Today is a good day."
Already stressed  by drought, Oklahoma's winter wheat crop faces another challenge after this week's spring freeze. Weather forecasters say tonight's overnight low is expected to be 26 degrees, well below freezing. Farther north in Oklahoma, freezing temperatures were in the forecast for Monday night as well.
A structure fire at a west Lawton apartment complex Monday evening resulted in minor damage to an upper floor balcony.
Lawton Mayor Fred Fitch suffered a mild heart attack and is under treatment, a spokesperson with Comanche County Memorial Hospital has confirmed. The hospital spokesperson said Monday that Fitch has recently been treated for a non life-threatening heart condition.
Lawton Constitution photographer Steve Miller stayed up late to witness and take this photo collage of the eclipse over a period of about an hour.
Both civilian employees and Lawton Police Department officers from a variety of divisions were recognized for acts of courage, bravery and jobs well done during their annual police awards ceremony, which was held Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Back row, from left: Sgt. Craig Lyman, Sgt. Donald Pauley, Sgt. Curtis Underwood, Corrections Lt. Jerry Ray, and Sgt. Tim Poff. Front row, from left: P.O. Jeff McCoy, Sgt. Eric Weatherly, Robert Johnson, and Lt. Thomas Bailey.

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