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McCartney tickets on sale Apr. 25 Video included

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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.

Two South Plains runners ready to run in Boston Marathon Video included

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Among the 36,000 people signed up to run the Boston Marathon on Monday, two of them are from the South Plains.

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

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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.

Food for Thought: 4/17

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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 Video included

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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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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.

Join the dance at Raiderthon to help raise money for CMN Video included

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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

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Algebra II is on the agenda for Lubbock-Cooper's school board meeting on Thursday night.

Lubbock city offices closed Friday

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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

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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

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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.

Children's Home of Lubbock celebrating 60 years of service

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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.

1 injured in Wednesday night accident near Slaton

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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

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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 Video included

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The inspirational matriarch that inspired the blockbuster hit "The Blindside," will be making an appearance in Lubbock soon.

Sundown farmer uses unique strategy to keep grape crop from freezing

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Steve Newsom, owner of Amanecer Vineyard in Sundown, used a unique strategy to save his grape crop from freezing.

At least 4 dead, about 290 missing in South Korea ferry sinking Video included

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The rescues dragged into the afternoon Wednesday, as the massive ship sank into the waters of the East China Sea.

LP&L CEO survives EUB executive session Video included

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Did Lubbock Power and Light's CEO dodge a bullet? Tuesday afternoon, the Electric Utility Board discussed terminating Gary Zheng, but no decision was made.

LP&L wants city to pay for street lights Video included

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The Electric Utility Board has voted unanimously to recommend that the city take over the cost of street lights in Lubbock.

Consider This...Two ideas for a better tax system Video included

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No doubt taxes are on everyone's mind this week and it's an important time to remember that it is our money, not theirs.

Lubbock man charged with sexually assaulting underage girl

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A Lubbock grand jury has found enough evidence to send a man to trial, charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl.

Aggravated robbery suspect captured Friday, indicted Tuesday

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A suspect accused of aggravated robbery was taken into police custody on Friday and indicted on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Lubbock native goes viral with comical airline safety briefing Video included

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Since the video of Cobb's comical take on a routine safety briefing became live on YouTube on April 12, she has had more than one million views and has become a social media sensation.

Escaped offender still on the run

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19-year-old Jordan Duran is still on the run after escaping from the Lubbock County Court Residential Treatment Center.

Family, friends, business mourn Park Tower tragedy

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The mourning for Parks Tower Apartment worker Jose Aguirre continued Monday after his death last Thursday.

Protecting plants from spring freeze

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For one local South Plains orchard, freezing temperatures this late in spring isn't bad news for business.

Lubbock Fire Rescue called to Monday morning structure fire

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Lubbock Fire Rescue was called to a structure fire in the 2100 block of Date Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Truck rollover near Abernathy

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A truck heading northbound toward Abernathy at 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon rolled over due to high winds.

City Council candidate donates campaign contributions to charity

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Lubbock City Council Candidate Maurice Stanley, who is seeking the District 3 seat, addressed questions about his campaign fundraising on Monday. 

Two behind bars after high speed chase

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Two people were arrested after leading DPS and Lubbock Police on a high speed chase.

Driver and baby in accident on I-27 Sunday

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A woman and baby had a close call while driving in north Lubbock on Sunday afternoon.

Man arrested after shooting in Depot District

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A shooting in the Depot District early Sunday morning has landed one man behind bars.

Power outages in south Lubbock fixed

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The power outages in south Lubbock County have been fixed, according to the South Plains Electric Cooperative.

Refuge Services helping patients through equine therapy Video included

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Some people say Refuge Services, Inc. is one of Lubbock's best kept secrets.

Tech wins 4th straight, sweeps K-State

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No. 30 Texas Tech used 14 base hits and 4.2 solid relief innings from senior Jonny Drozd en route to an 11-7 win on Sunday to complete a Big 12 series sweep over Kansas State with 2,145 fans in attendance at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

Easter egg hunt helps visually impaired kids make childhood memories Video included

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Lubbock's first beeping Easter egg hunt came to Maxey Park Sunday afternoon, giving visually impaired children an opportunity that, at first, didn't seem possible.

BLM releases cattle seized during Bundy roundup Video included

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The Bureau of Land Management announced Saturday it has released the cattle it seized this week as part of a roundup of bovine it said were trespassing on federal land.

Webb shines in Texas Tech Spring Game

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What a difference a year makes.

VIDEO: Spring Game KliffNotes - Live from Jones Stadium

Pete met with Coach Kingsbury live on Saturday morning to ask your questions from Facebook.

Waggoner wraps up record-breaking year as Masked Rider

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Corey Waggoner has been the Masked Rider and the heart of Texas Tech spirit for the past year.

Three adults questioned, released in suspicious death of infant

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The investigation continues into what the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department is calling the 'suspicious' death of a Lubbock County infant.

Tech fans show their spirit; season tickets going quickly

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Red Raider spirit was high as the players displayed their polished skills on the field and fans showed off their flashy tailgates in the parking lot.

Missing Big Spring teenager found safe

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The Big Spring teenager who went missing in early April has been found safe.

Four in hospital after wreck Saturday morning

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A wreck involving a towing vehicle from Lubbock Wrecker Service sent four to the hospital on Saturday morning, leaving three in critical condition.

VIDEO: Kingsbury battles in team dance-off

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It was player vs player until the third and final matchup when wide receiver, Derreck Edwards, faced off against Coach Kliff Kingsbury.

One seriously injured in dirt bike accident on Bangor Avenue

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We are working to learn what caused a vehicle and a dirt bike to collide in West Lubbock on Friday afternoon.

Extra Innings: 4.17

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Check out scores from Thursday in our Extra Innings!

Red Raiders homer three times to top Kansas in series opener

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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 Video included

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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.

Food for Thought Report: 4.17

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For a complete overview of the Violations see below.

Bridge of Lubbock to provide free meals to families on Friday

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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.

Hotel to be built by airport, open by May 2015

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Council members have approved plans for a new hotel at the airport.

TX-DOT halts installation of medians on Ave. Q

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TX-DOT is putting the brakes on a proposal to add medians along Ave. Q.

Lady Raiders hit a home run with spring signing class

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Texas Tech women's basketball head coach Candi Whitaker announced the signing of four new Lady Raiders in the first day of the late signing period for the 2014-15 season.

Smith adds four to recruiting class

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It took him a year, but Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith added four more pieces to his 2014 recruiting class, as the Red Raider mentor signed two high school seniors and two junior college transfers on Wednesday.

Lubbock High named to Washington Post's list of "America's Most Challenging High Schools"

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The Lubbock Independent School District received word Wednesday morning that Lubbock High School (LHS) has been chosen by the Washington Post as one of the most challenging high schools in the United States.

State qualifier from Borden Co. joining Wayland Baptist

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Taylor Gass, a state cross country qualifier from Borden County High School, has signed on to compete for Wayland Baptist University.

Frenship basketball standout signing national letter of intent

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Frenship I.S.D. is pleased to announce Frenship High School basketball player Marcos Schuster is signing a national letter of intent to play for Lubbock Christian University.

Milwaukee lane closures expected to cause delays

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The Texas Department of Transportation reduced Milwaukee Avenue to two lanes, one northbound and one southbound, between Marsha Sharp and Spur 327 on Wednesday.

Michael Pittman promoted to Post Head Football Coach

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Michael Pittman has been promoted to Head Football Coach of the Post Bold Gold Antelopes.

Monterey's Shazay Norris signs with SPC

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Monterey's Shazay Norris signed to play basketball with South Plains College Wednesday afternoon.

Estacado state champ signs with South Plains College

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Estacado's Sahari Freeman signed a letter of intent Wednesday, Apr. 16, to run track at South Plains College.

Extra Innings: 4.15 Video included

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Check out scores and highlights from Tuesday in our Extra Innings!

Red Raider baseball rallies for win Video included

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Stephen Smith hit a 2-out 2-run single in the bottom of the 9th to lift No. 24 Texas Tech to a 5-4 win over Dallas Baptist Tuesday afternoon at Rip Griffin Park.

United offers tax-free meals Tuesday

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United Supermarkets is offering a tax day special for its guests Tuesday.

Danielle Counts Pays it Forward: 4/14/2014

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Pay It Forward started out this week along 82nd St. between Memphis and Indiana Ave. We set up with our Pay It Forward sign, seeking this week's playmaker.

4-star defensive tackle recruit commits to Texas Tech

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While the Red Raiders piled up the points in Saturday's Spring Game, it turns out the biggest score was saved for the recruiting trail.

Texas Tech moves up in two national polls

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Texas Tech received its ninth consecutive national ranking on Monday while moving up in a pair of national polls with a No. 24 ranking in the USA Today Coaches' poll and at No. 25 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Frenship ISD to hold final bond meeting Monday

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Frenship ISD will be holding its final bond meeting tonight to discuss a multi-million dollar bond election for the district.

Eric Gutierrez named Big 12 player of the week

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Texas Tech sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez (Mission, Texas) led the Red Raiders to a 4-0 record last week, including a series sweep over K-State, and today he was named the Big 12 Player of the Week...

President's Rx: Migraines

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According to the American Academy of Neurology, nearly one in five adult women gets migraines, compared with only one in 20 adult men. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about the connection between hormones and headaches.

Sondra's Song to host Leigh Anne Tuohy at United Spirit Arena

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Sondra's Song Soar2Succeed program will be hosting Leigh Anne Tuohy on Saturday, Apr. 26, at the United Spirit Arena.

ConocoPhillips donates $1 million to Texas Tech

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ConocoPhillips and Texas Tech University announced today a $1 million gift from ConocoPhillips to establish a student recruitment and support center in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering.

Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

The man accused of killing three people Sunday in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the...

Red Raiders rout Oklahoma State to win series

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The Red Raiders' (30-15; 3-6) 11 runs marked their most against a conference opponent this year as Tech scored at least one run in each of its four innings. Tech has now won three straight home series over Oklahoma State (23-18; 3-7), dating back to 2010.

Tech wins series over K-State

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The 30th ranked Red Raiders won their third straight game Saturday afternoon, 7-4, to clinch the weekend series over Kansas State.

Students compete in Lego robotics event

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Nearly 2,000 people came out to watch South Plains students put two months of hard work to the test.

Tech Graduate Brass Quintet to perform Spring Recital

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The Texas Tech School of Music Graduate Brass Quintet will be presenting their annual Spring Recital on April 16th in Hemmle Recital Hall at 8 p.m.

Lubbock libraries host family events from 13th to 17th

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Lubbock public libraries are hosting family events from April 13th to the 17th.

Silent Wings hosts Lubbock Arts Festival event

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The Silent Wings Museum will participate in the Lubbock Arts Festival April 11th through April 13th.

City holds vaccination clinics

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The City of Lubbock Health Department will hold vaccination clinics for both adults and children at the following locations during the week of April 14th.

Groves Branch Library hosts Jennifer Davis

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Jennifer Pharr Davis, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, will present a program on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th St.

Extra Innings: 4.11 Video included

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Check out scores and highlights from Friday in our Extra Innings!

Red Raiders get Big 12 Friday win

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After losing on Friday in their first four Big 12 series, the Red Raiders finally got a Friday win, beating Kansas State 4-3 in their series opener.

Chaps first Heartland Conference squad to 20 conference wins

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No. 12 Lubbock Christian University hit the 20-win plateau in Heartland Conference play Friday with a doubleheader sweep of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith...

Texas Tech designated Purple Heart University for its military support

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Texas Tech University announced today that it has been designated as a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

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