Judge: Banning guns for marijuana users unconstitutionalFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that a federal law prohibiting people who use marijuana from owning firearms is unconstitutional, the latest challenge to firearms regulations after the U.S.
Ex-Oklahoma officers charged in fatal shooting of Black manMay 10, 2022 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Two former Oklahoma police officers have been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Black man in December while responding to a 911 call of an alleged protective order violation.
Female inmate dies in Comanche County jailMarch 24, 2022 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A 39-year-old female inmate has died in the Comanche County jail in Lawton, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Vanessa Thorpe was found unresponsive in her cell Sunday by jail staff during an inmate count and was later pronounced dead at the jail, the OSBI said.
Firefighter dies as wildfires continue in southwest OklahomaMarch 20, 2022 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A firefighter has died in one of several wildfires that broke out Sunday in a county in southwestern Oklahoma, authorities said.
The name of the firefighter who died in the wildfire in Comanche County was not immediately released.
Charges upgraded in Oklahoma man’s death in OmahaFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of assaulting a man from Oklahoma during the weekend has been charged with second-degree murder after the man died.
Charges against Nolan King, 22, were upgraded Tuesday in the death of Rodney Pettit, 41, of Lawton, Oklahoma.
5 homes, 14 barns destroyed in Oklahoma wildfire near LawtonDecember 14, 2021 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A wildfire that forced evacuations in rural southwestern Oklahoma last week destroyed five homes, 14 barns and nine vehicles, officials said Monday.
Three of the burned homes were unoccupied, said Comanche County Emergency Management spokeswoman Amy Hawkins.
Grass fire forces evacuations in southwestern OklahomaDecember 11, 2021 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A grass fire in southwestern Oklahoma that forced evacuations was about 95 percent contained by Friday evening, emergency officials said.
There were no reported deaths or injuries due to the fire near Lawton, which burned about 2.5 square miles (6.5 square kilometers), according to Comanche County Emergency Management spokesperson Amy Hawkins.
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Dept. of Corrections investigating inmate killing in LawtonSeptember 7, 2021 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The Department of Corrections is investigating the killing of an inmate at a private prison in Lawton.
The agency said in a press release the body of 29-year-old Riley Walker was discovered Monday morning at the Lawton Correctional Facility.
OSBI investigating death of man held in Lawton city jailJune 11, 2021 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday investigators are looking into the death of a 30-year-old man at the Lawton City Jail.
The man was booked into the jail early Wednesday and found unresponsive the following day, the OSBI said in a press release.
Army: Soldier says she was sexually assaulted at Fort SillApril 4, 2021 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into a female soldier's allegations that she was sexually assaulted, the Army post's commanding general said...
Oklahoma prison violence appears gang-related, coordinatedSeptember 16, 2019 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Weekend fights at six Oklahoma prisons that left one inmate dead and more than a dozen others injured were apparently coordinated and the result of race-based gang tension inside the facilities, the head of a prison workers association said Monday...
Oklahoma protesters speak against detaining child migrantsJune 22, 2019 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Demonstrators including Japanese Americans who were detained as children by the U...
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Jury recommends death for 2009 Cache slayingsJune 19, 2013 GMT
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — A jury has recommended a death sentence for an Oklahoma man convicted in the 2009 killings of a Comanche County couple.
Last week, the jury convicted Mica Martinez of first-degree murder for the deaths of Carl and Martha Faye Miller.