Private acquitted in court martial case
Pvt. 1st Class Anthony J. Balsamo was acquitted after a court-martial at Fort Sill last week, according to Fort Sill Public Affairs Officer Darrell Ames.
The Fort Sill soldier was exonerated of the charge of having committed a sexual act on a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 on Sept. 20, 2012, at or near Elgin.
City offices to be closed Memorial Day
City of Lawton offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.
That means there will be no residential, commercial or industrial trash collection on Monday and the city landfill will be closed. Normal operations will resume Tuesday.