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  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.
    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."
  • Two South Plains runners ready to run in Boston Marathon

    Two South Plains runners ready to run in Boston Marathon

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:54:12 GMT
    Among the 36,000 people signed up to run the Boston Marathon on Monday, two of them are from the South Plains. Randal Guinn of Idalou, and Leigh Ralston of Lubbock will both fly to Boston on Friday morning,
    Among the 36,000 people signed up to run the Boston Marathon on Monday, two of them are from the South Plains.
  • Food for Thought: 4/17

    Food for Thought: 4/17

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:54:17 GMT
    Dozens of Lubbock restaurants received a surprise inspection this week. Health inspectors were looking to see which kitchens were keeping clean. KCBD NewsChannel 11's Christy Hartin tells us what they
    Dozens of Lubbock restaurants received a surprise inspection this week. Health inspectors were looking to see which kitchens were keeping clean.
  • Smoke shop owner threatens legal action against council candidate

    Smoke shop owner threatens legal action against council candidate

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:37:45 GMT
    A man who identified himself as the owner of Elemental Trading Company threatened legal action against city council candidate Brian D. Carr, Ph.D. after he posted the store on a list of suspected synthetic
    A man who identified himself as the owner of Elemental Trading Company has threatened legal action against city council candidate Brian D. Carr after he included the store on a list of suspected synthetic marijuana dealers.
  • Road work at 24th & Quaker begins April 21

    Road work at 24th & Quaker begins April 21

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:33:35 GMT
    Provided by City of Lubbock Beginning Monday, April 21, Lone Star Dirt and Paving, under contract with the City of Lubbock, will begin maintenance work on Quaker Avenue. Crews will be removing the rough
    Beginning Monday, April 21, Lone Star Dirt and Paving, under contract with the City of Lubbock, will begin maintenance work on Quaker Avenue.
  • LCISD cracking down on students who fail drug tests

    LCISD cracking down on students who fail drug tests

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:33:49 GMT
    Lubbock-Cooper is looking to crack down on students who fail drug tests. The school board met Thursday to make a final vote on increasing consequences for student who test positive on drug tests. LCISD
    Lubbock-Cooper is looking to crack down on students who fail drug tests.
  • RAW VIDEO: Police cruiser crashes into truck to end high-speed chase

    RAW VIDEO: Police cruiser crashes into truck to end high-speed chase

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:15:46 GMT
    A vehicle pursuit ended with a police cruiser crashing into a Ford pickup in the 6100 block of I-27 on Monday afternoon. Exact details are not available at this time, but police say the chase began around
    23-year-old Robert Andrew Ramirez, Jr. is in police custody after a vehicle pursuit that ended with a police cruiser crashing into a Ford pickup in the 6100 block of I-27.
  • McCartney tickets on sale Apr. 25

    McCartney tickets on sale Apr. 25

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:15:15 GMT
    Provided by Texas Tech University Tickets for Paul McCartney's June 14 performance in Lubbock will go on sale Friday, Apr. 25, at 10 a.m. Prices range from $59.50, $89.50, $165, and $250. American Express
    Tickets for Paul McCartney's June 14 performance in Lubbock will go on sale Friday, Apr. 25, at 10 a.m. Prices range from $59.50, $89.50, $165, and $250.
  • Lubbock city offices closed Friday

    Lubbock city offices closed Friday

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:14:22 GMT
    Provided by City of Lubbock City offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, April 21. Additionally, there will be no
    City offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, April 21.
  • 6 injured in Wednesday night accident on 82nd Street

    6 injured in Wednesday night accident on 82nd Street

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:46:57 GMT
    A wreck happened Wednesday evening off of 82nd St. involving two pick-up trucks. One of the vehicles involved ended up on its top in front of a Chicken Express. No injuries have been reported as of yet,
    First responders were called to a Chicken Express at 82nd St. and Pontiac on Wednesday night after a wreck involving two pick-up trucks.
  • One injured by shotgun blast on Fordham Street

    One injured by shotgun blast on Fordham Street

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:14:03 GMT
    Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Fordham near Flint on Wednesday night. One person reportedly has serious injuries. Stay with KCBD on air and on the web as we discover more information. Copyright
    Police were called to a home in the 3000 block of Fordham Street just after 9 p.m. Wednesday after an argument ended with a shotgun blast.
  • Extra Innings: 4.17

    Extra Innings: 4.17

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:07:12 GMT
    SOFTBALL LOCKNEY 10 HALE CENTER 1   FRENSHIP 9 MONTEREY 5   LEVELLAND 2 SHALLOWATER 13   LUBBOCK 19 HEREFORD 2   DIMMITT 0 BUSHLAND 26     BASEBALL   TAHOKA 11 O'DONNELL 6   MIDLAND CLASSICAL 0 LUBBOCK
    Check out scores from Thursday in our Extra Innings!
  • Consider This...McCartney's Lubbock date more than a concert

    Consider This...McCartney's Lubbock date more than a concert

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:12:21 GMT
    Few events capture the interest and attention of multiple generations in an entire region. Well that's exactly what happened when KCBD broke the story of Paul McCartney's upcoming concert in Lubbock. June
    This is perhaps the biggest entertainment event Lubbock has ever seen. and it is the result of years of hard work and persistence by some visionary Lubbockites.
  • Red Raiders homer three times to top Kansas in series opener

    Red Raiders homer three times to top Kansas in series opener

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:01:52 GMT
    Provided by Texas Tech Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Cassie McClure connected on a three-run homer Thursday evening while Brittany Lee and Brooke Scott added solo shots as Texas Tech topped Kansas, 7-5,
    Cassie McClure connected on a three-run homer Thursday evening while Brittany Lee and Brooke Scott added solo shots as Texas Tech topped Kansas, 7-5, in the series opener at Arrocha Ballpark.
  • Texas Tech baseball edges Prairie View A&M

    Texas Tech baseball edges Prairie View A&M

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:52:47 GMT
    No. 24 Red Raider baseball edged Prairie View A&M 4-3 to take the first game of their series at Rip Griffin Park on Thursday. It was Tech's first ever meeting against the Panthers. The Red Raiders (30-11)
    No. 24 Red Raider baseball edged Prairie View A&M 4-3 to take the first game of their series at Rip Griffin Park on Thursday. It was Tech's first ever meeting against the Panthers.
  • Join the dance at Raiderthon to help raise money for CMN

    Join the dance at Raiderthon to help raise money for CMN

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:10:19 GMT
    For one weekend a year every year we bring you the Children's Miracle Network Telethon to raise money for the Children's Hospital at UMC. That's coming up at the end of May, but the fundraising behind
    Visit raiderthon.org to register or donate online, or just text DANCE to 27722 to donate $5 to the cause.
  • Lubbock-Cooper School Board to consider Algebra II curriculum

    Lubbock-Cooper School Board to consider Algebra II curriculum

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:43:51 GMT
    Algebra II is on the agenda for Lubbock-Cooper's school board meeting on Thursday night. Back in January, the State Board of Education voted to allow school districts to decide whether Algebra II should
    Algebra II is on the agenda for Lubbock-Cooper's school board meeting on Thursday night.
  • Children's Home of Lubbock celebrating 60 years of service

    Children's Home of Lubbock celebrating 60 years of service

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:30:40 GMT
    The Children's Home of Lubbock is celebrating a milestone anniversary this week.  On Friday, the home turns 60 years old.  The Children's Home of Lubbock opened its doors in 1954.  Since that time, they
    The Children's Home of Lubbock will celebrate their 60th anniversary by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on their campus at 1712 E. 31st Street on Thursday, Apr. 17, at 3 p.m.
  • Bridge of Lubbock to provide free meals to families on Friday

    Bridge of Lubbock to provide free meals to families on Friday

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:22:44 GMT
    Provided by The Bridge of Lubbock The Bridge of Lubbock will be providing a hot meal to local families in need in honor of Easter on Friday, Apr. 18, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. In 2012, The Bridge of Lubbock
    The Bridge of Lubbock will be providing a hot meal to local families in need in honor of Easter on Friday, Apr. 18, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1 injured in Wednesday night accident near Slaton

    1 injured in Wednesday night accident near Slaton

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:28:05 GMT
    One person is in satisfactory condition following an accident that occurred between Lubbock and Slaton. DPS troopers say a pickup truck was hit by a semi around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night near FM 835,
    DPS troopers say a pickup truck was hit by a semi around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night near FM 835, near Wayne's Wine and Beer.
  • Community split over construction of Love's Travel Center truck stop

    Community split over construction of Love's Travel Center truck stop

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:29:35 GMT
    Residents who live near the proposed Love's Travel Center location spoke out Wednesday night, making sure the company and Councilman Victor Hernandez understood their position. One such woman was Lori
    Residents who live near the proposed Love's Travel Center location spoke out Wednesday night, making sure the company and Councilman Victor Hernandez understood their position.
  • Inspirational mother behind 'The Blindside' coming to Lubbock

    Inspirational mother behind 'The Blindside' coming to Lubbock

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:16:22 GMT
    The inspirational matriarch who the blockbuster hit "The Blindside" is based on, will soon be in Lubbock. Leigh Anne Tuohy became a popular name after Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for portraying
    The inspirational matriarch that inspired the blockbuster hit "The Blindside," will be making an appearance in Lubbock soon.
  • Milwaukee lane closures expected to cause delays

    Milwaukee lane closures expected to cause delays

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:59:49 GMT
    The Texas Department of Transportation reduced Milwaukee Avenue to two lanes, one northbound and one southbound, between Marsha Sharp and Spur 327 on Wednesday. This closure is part of a $22 million Marsha
    The Texas Department of Transportation reduced Milwaukee Avenue to two lanes, one northbound and one southbound, between Marsha Sharp and Spur 327 on Wednesday.
  • National StoriesMore>>

  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.
    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."
  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:00:29 GMT
    Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.
    Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.
  • 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

    911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:20:37 GMT
    Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.
    With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday,...
  • Area RecognitionMore>>

  • Hometown Heroes

    Hometown Heroes

    Members of our armed services perform extraordinary acts of selflessness every day, and that's why KCBD NewsChannel 11 and Yates Flooring Center are honoring our Hometown Heroes.
    Members of our armed services perform extraordinary acts of selflessness every day, and that's why KCBD NewsChannel 11 and Yates Flooring Center are honoring our Hometown Heroes.
  • Spotlight on Agriculture

    Spotlight on Agriculture

    Watch our profiles of outstanding people and programs here on the South Plains here in our Spotlight on Agriculture section.
    Watch our profiles of outstanding people and programs here on the South Plains here in our Spotlight on Agriculture section.


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