As shutdown reaches 30 days, Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s impasse-ending ‘compromise’

In his address, the president said the legislation would be brought to a vote this week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously stated that no vote should be held until Trump and Democrats agreed on a bill.

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

1 in custody after Saturday evening police chase

1 in custody after crash near 37th & University

Missing 78-year-old man found safe

Investigators seek assault charges on woman shown pulling child’s hair at daycare

Lubbock Soldier reunites with family after two years stationed in Korea

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  Ropes ISD’s Superintendent speaks on the passing of teacher Jill Reep

Update on Texas Tech University’s security cameras, one year later

Wrench It Forward for a life restored

Tips to stay on track, losing weight for the New Year

Plainview residents warned after rash of home burglaries

Woman’s limbs amputated after pneumonia diagnosis

  Air Force spends $8 million in year after Reese water contamination announcement

January 19 will mark one year since the United States Air Force announced it found water wells on and near the former Reese Air Force Base contaminated with polyfluoruoakyl substances...

Rodriquez enters not guilty plea in Zoe Campos murder

The man accused of murdering 18-year-old Zoe Campos in November 2013 has entered a not guilty plea in court.

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

Allstate Agency owners help Lubbock-area domestic violence survivors with supply drive

Lubbock-area Allstate agency owners recently joined Allstate volunteers across the state to secure Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grants to benefit 15 Texas nonprofit organizations who serve domestic violence survivors. This includes a $1,000 grant for Women’s Protective Services. The nonprofit

  Police investigating treatment of child caught on camera at Lubbock daycare

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

Charles Perry appointed to new committee, will continue to chair Water & Rural Affairs

Former Amarillo doctor accused of hiring hitman to kill romantic rival to post $2 million bond

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

  Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Army sergeant, TX Panhandle native killed Thursday in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sergeant Cameron A. Meddock was killed by small arms fire while participating in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Badghis Province of Afghanistan.

Texas House, Senate budget plans tens of millions apart on prisoner health care

While the state’s Republican leaders appear in sync on issues like school finance and property taxes, they clearly see things differently when it comes to at least one thing: prison health care.

Wind, Dust, Rain, Snow, AND an Eclipse?

The forecast remains on track: Seasonable warmth, wind, dust, possible rudd (rain-mud drops), wintry showers, and colder. More or less in that order. Read on for more of what’s ahead, including Sunday evening’s total lunar eclipse. And there’s more in the video, too.

Northbound lanes of Indiana between 114th, 122nd streets shut down after crash

The Lubbock Police Department has shut down all northbound lanes of Indiana Avenue between 114th and 122nd Streets because of a two-vehicle crash.

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

  Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

2 people buried after avalanche at Taos ski resort

Two skiers were buried after an avalanche took place on Thursday afternoon at Kachina Peak, the highest point at Taos Ski Valley ski resort.

Judge rules Toyota can revoke Reagor-Dykes dealership

On the same afternoon attorneys for Reagor-Dykes Auto Group learned a Lubbock bankruptcy judge will allow Ford Motor Credit to repossess vehicles, attorneys also learned Gulf States Toyota can sever their agreement with the auto group’s Plainview Toyota dealership.

Court rules Ford Credit can repossess vehicles from Reagor-Dykes

Judge Robert Jones has cleared the way for Ford Motor Credit to take back vehicles sold to Reagor-Dykes Auto Group. In the ruling Thursday, Judge Jones approved Ford’s relief request from the automatic stay motion filed eight days after Reagor-Dykes' initial bankruptcy.

AISD releases statement on resignation of Coach Clements

Amarillo Independent School District has released a statement following the resignation of Coach Kori Clements.

Family announces death of former principal, U.S. Marine Doug Smith

The family of longtime elementary school principal and Frenship ISD administrator Doug Smith announced his death on Thursday, although his body remains in UMC Intensive Care.

South Plains Food Bank Prepared to Assist Furloughed Workers Throughout Shutdown

The South Plains Food Bank, along with a large network of food banks, is preparing to assist those individuals who have been negatively impacted by the Government Shutdown.

Uncle Julio’s coming to Lubbock in 2020

Another Mexican food restaurant is coming to Lubbock, and it will be open in 2020. Uncle Julio’s serves “made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine.”

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

Second suspect, shot by vehicle owner, charged in Dec. 15 vehicle theft

Lubbock police have now made a second arrest in a vehicle theft case from back on Dec. 15.

4 more suspects arrested, charged in string of vehicle burglaries

Police have released the names of four more people arrested in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries in the Lubbock area.

Picnic table installation will temporarily close part of dog park

The Canyon Run Dog Park inside of Mackenzie Park at 102 E. Cesar E. Chavez Drive will temporarily close the large dog area from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25 to install new picnic tables.

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

  Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

United Way, South Plains Homeless Consortium seek volunteers for homeless survey

United Way and the South Plains Homeless Consortium are seeking volunteers to help with this year’s Point in Time Survey, which counts Lubbock’s homeless population.

State Rep. wants STAAR test eliminated

State Representative Brooks Landgraf (Odessa) has filed legislation to effectively repeal the STAAR test by eliminating the requirement to use public school assessment instruments as a criterion for promotion or graduation or to make certain accountability determinations.

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

Warrant: Suspect shot victim for backpack, protection

A warrant through the Lubbock Police Department details some of the events that led up to the shooting death of 41-year-old Jimmy Hernandez Rodriguez, who was killed near the 1500 block of 37th Street Wednesday afternoon.

Amarillo High Volleyball Coach Kori Clements announces resignation after one season

After just one season as head coach of her Alma mater Kori Clements announced today that she will be resigning after one season back with the Lady Sandies.

Ropes announces funeral plans for teacher killed Tuesday, cancels school Monday

The Ropes Independent School District has announced classes will be cancelled on Monday to allow faculty, staff and students to attend the funeral of Jill Reep, a second grade teacher at the school who died Tuesday night.

Update On Incoming Storm

The forecast track of a strong storm system now bringing heavy rain and mountain snow to the West Coast states has shifted, prompting changes to my forecast for Friday and Saturday. Details are in the story and accompanying video here.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

2 arrests made after Central Lubbock shooting Wednesday

UMC officials tell us the victim has died after a shooting near the intersection of 37th and Ave. P on Wednesday afternoon.

Winter blues at the blood center

January is national blood donor month because blood centers always predict there will be a shortage of blood donors right after the holidays. But now, we are well into January and another problem is surfacing.

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Pedestrian seriously injured, struck by vehicle at 27th & Slide

The Lubbock Police Department has identified 33-year-old Amber Martin was the woman who was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on Wednesday. She does not appear to have life-threatening injures, according to LPD.

  TxDOT to spend $145 Million on South Plains roads in 2019

Over the next year the Texas Department of Transportation is expected to spend $145 million across Lubbock and the surrounding counties, which will fund dozens of projects.

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

SpaceX says it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles, dealing another blow to the local economy only days after the company announced massive layoffs

Students arrive early to support Tech in game against Iowa State

Tech students started lining up four hours before tip-off to see Tech take on Iowa State at 8:00 p.m. at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Human remains confirmed to be TX teen missing since 2016

Human remains have been found in Hemphill County, and investigators say it has been confirmed the remains were of Thomas Brown.

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

Ropesville mourns loss of 2nd grade teacher killed in crash

A crash on Tuesday night in Hockley County took the life of Ropesville 2nd Grade teacher Jill Reep. The single-vehicle crash happened on FM 1585 near Hummingbird Road.

Clovis man sentenced for escaping Curry County Detention Center

A Clovis man will spend 16 years in prison for escaping from the Curry County Detention Center.

Steve Carell, ‘Office’ creator to reunite for Netflix series ‘Space Force’

Netflix announced Wednesday that Steve Carell joins Greg Daniels, who created the U.S. version of “Office,” for a new show, “Space Force.”

No injuries reported as LFR responds to fire alarm at Waters Elementary

Students at Waters Elementary got a little scare on Wednesday afternoon, but no one was injured as a fire alarm forced an evacuation on campus.

Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction after strengthening his bid in several days of negotiations with creditors.

Wanted Wednesday: Have you seen this man?

A man with a distinct shirt and penchant for big televisions is wanted by Lubbock Police for theft.

Teen indicted by grand Jury, the first of many arrested for vehicle burglary spree

The Lubbock 17-year-old is one of nine who were arrested on January 5 after a rash of vehicle break-ins and a bust that recovered 12 stolen firearms.

Silver Alert: Paducah woman last seen on January 15

A Silver Alert has been issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety for a Paducah woman.

Wolfforth library receives grant aimed at early learning

The Wolfforth Library has been selected to be part of the Family Place Libraries project for 2019, which will help library officials focus on early learning initiatives to prepare children to enter school ready and able to learn.

Two formally charged after woman fires shot at nephew

A family argument ends in shots fired, now a grand Jury has indicted two for aggravated assault.

Floydada ISD debuts rendering of new campus, football stadium

The Floydada Independent School District has released a video that shows what the upcoming secondary campus and football stadium will look like.

Lubbock man indicted after pulling a loaded gun in dance hall parking lot

Heavily intoxicated, pointing a gun and spitting at Police officers, one Lubbock man has been indicted for aggravated assault causing bodily injury with a deadly weapon.

Seminole man arrested in El Paso after allegedly stealing ambulance

Tevyn Traivon Reed, a 27-year-old Seminole man, was arrested on Monday after allegedly stealing an ambulance from El Paso’s Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus.

Update On Late-Week Storm

A strong storm system remains on track to bring us wind, dust, cold air, and some wintry showers. There even may be blowing snow.

Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

The driver, 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara, was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing. She was apparently disoriented and had trouble getting out of the car as the train approached.