Lawton, Ok. – Sixteen states sent participants to Cameron University over the weekend as the Lawton campus hosted the 21st annual novice national tournament for speech and debate students. Cameron finished with the highest number of team points just ahead of Florida State University in capturing 16 awards and winning the title of "National Champion." According to CU's Eddie Skaggs, director of the team, "We have a good core of first-year competitors who are excited about the activity. They work hard, and they are very deserving of the 'National Champion' title."
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Oklahoma's move to change its terrorism alert level followed the federal government's lead today in lowering the national alert level by one from orange or high, where it had been for about three weeks, to the middle yellow level. The yellow elevated condition is declared when there is a significant risk of terror attacks, when neither a specific region nor target in the U.S. has been identified by intellegence information presented at the federal level.
Lawton, Ok. – As tempting as that ice on a pond might look, it's seldom cold enough long enough to produce ice capable of safely supporting people for ice skating or sliding. And Lawton Fire Chief Bart Hadley says each winter he reads tragic stories of locations around the nation where children, and even adults, have fallen through thin ice.
Lawton, Ok. – If you plan to travel to various locations around our region, there are some phone numbers to call to find out the latest road conditions. For Oklahoma, 1-405-425-2385. For Texas, 1-800-452-9292. For Arkansas, 1-800-245-1672. For Missouri, 1-800-222-6400. For Kansas, 1-800-585-7623.