Shallowater soccer player to train in Ireland

11 year old Linley Wright of Shallowater is leaving Thursday for an opportunity of a lifetime. She was selected at a camp in Hobbs by International coaches to go train for 10 days in Ireland.

  South plains farmer couple left to clean up high tunnel debris after last week’s winds

  Citibus adds charging stations in preparation for electric buses

  Proper irrigation practices to save money and conserve water this spring

Man sentenced after being caught in Plainview flying marijuana from California

  Lubbock woman gets 25 years for sexual assault of adoptive son

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Continued Coverage

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

  Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

  Texas Anti-Gang Center investigators make arrest in west Lubbock shooting

Construction worker hit by pickup near 19th and Inler Ave.

Suspect armed with ice cream scoop wanted for aggravated robbery

Spring Winds, Storms, and Freezes

Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1 million in first 24 hours — beating Bernie Sanders and all other 2020 contenders

Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million for his presidential campaign in his first 24 hours as a candidate, beating every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed first-day figures, according to his campaign.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Zero

Meet Zero, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Zero has been with LAS since December.

Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

  TTU Women and Gender Studies hosts Women’s History Month events

March is Women’s History Month, and the Texas Tech Women and Gender Studies department is hosting a series of events on campus to highlight influential women.

Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity

  Gold Star Families to be recognized with Purple Heart, Medal of Honor recipients on Monument of Courage

Red Raiders taking on Northern Kentucky in Tulsa on Friday

  Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

Spring storms on the horizon

  2 injured in 2-vehicle crash at Spur 327 & Milwaukee

Lubbock police say one person suffered serious injuries and another suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash at Spur 327 and Milwaukee.

  No. 9 Texas Tech baseball bounces back in Game 2

After dropping their first game of the three-game series down in Austin, the No. 9 Red Raiders bounced back in game two – taking down No. 18 Texas, 3-0.

  Lubbock celebrates 110 years as a city

The City of Lubbock turned 110 years old on Saturday. The town incorporated and officially became a city on March 16, 1909.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk to raise awareness for kids with intellectual or developmental disabilities

Best Buddies Texas and Best Buddies of Lubbock is asking area residents with a passion for inclusion to register for the city’s first Best Buddies Friendship Walk this May.

  Watch: Teenager smashes egg on Australian senator, who blamed NZ massacre on immigration policies

The senator was speaking at an event Melbourne when video shows the boy raised his phone, clearly recording video, then smashed an egg on the back of Anning’s head.

300-lb Florida woman gets life in prison after sitting on girl, resulting in her death

Veronica Posey was sentenced Friday in the death of 9-year-old Dericka Lindsay. Posey weighs about 300 pounds.

  Accused Jayme Closs kidnapper calls reporter, says he loves 13-year-old victim

Jake Patterson called a Minneapolis reporter to explain his situation. He said he had regrets.

  App allows West Texas residents to buy local produce

Some of us grow our vegetables, but most just buy them from the grocery store. Well, now you can buy locally-grown produce at the push of a button with an app called ‘Vinder.’

  East Lubbock Community Alliance begins testing air quality affected by industrial zoning

The East Lubbock Community Alliance is in the process of powering up the first of several air quality monitors set to see if industrial zoning concentrated in North and East Lubbock has any negative impact on residents.

  Our Weekend Winds, Our Next Storms

How about the wind today? For most of the day speeds less than 10 mph, though still enough to put a chill in the air. On the other hand, the sunshine helped make it toasty inside closed-up vehicles. Tomorrow's weather will be similar, with one significant difference.

Texas Tech announces Tech Alert and siren test for Wednesday

In preparation for severe weather season, Texas Tech University will test its TechAlert! emergency communications system and outdoor sirens at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.

  170 Texas Tech medical students participate in national “Match Day”

Friday, 170 Texas Tech Health Science Center’s (TTUHSC) School Of Medicine students participated in match day. Each student was given a sealed envelope with a letter inside. This letter told the student where they will complete their residency. Going along with a national tradition celebrated for mo

  LPD identifies pedestrian killed in Friday morning accident

The pedestrian killed in a Friday morning accident has been identified as 20-year-old Heaven Ramirez.

  Trump issues his first veto on Congress’ resolution blocking emergency order to build border wall

Donald Trump vetoed the Congressional resolution that blocked his national emergency declaration at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Bicyclist injured after colliding with vehicle at 37th & A

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after colliding with a vehicle Friday afternoon at 37th and Avenue A.

  Consuming three or more eggs per day increases risk of heart disease, study says

The study followed 30,000 people for more than 30 years.

Traffic held up as wide load makes its way through Lubbock

A wide load from a Salt Lake City, Utah based hauling company slowly made its way through Lubbock on Friday, causing a bit of congestion on the roadways.

  Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

The report cited "a person who reviewed air traffic communications" from Sunday's flight saying controllers noticed the plane was moving up and down by hundreds of feet. An airline spokesman has said the pilot was given permission to return. But the plane crashed, killing all 157 on board.

Lubbock airport to host TSA Pre✓ event from Monday to March 29

The Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport will host an enrollment event that can potentially save frequent flyers from waiting in long lines for TSA screenings.

American Airlines suspends flights to Venezuela

American Airlines says it is suspending flights to Venezuela because of safety concerns

400 nude photos of girls found on former Georgia hospital staffer’s computer

The arrest warrant claims the man has 453 nude photos of girls ages 3 to 15 on multiple electronics including his computer and cell phone.

  Xcel anticipates 99 percent service reconnection by end of Friday

Xcel Energy continues work to restore power to its customers who were affected by damaging wind that cause power outages all across the South Plains, Texas Panhandle and parts of New Mexico.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Mater

Meet Mater, KCBD NewsChannel 11′s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Considered LAS’s most photogenic dog, Mater is a 2-year-old pitbull mix.

Daybreak Today Friday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

  Lubbock Police Sergeant stops to play a basketball game with local kids

Sergeant Cecil Garcia says he was on a routine call when he saw a pair of brothers playing basketball in their front yard and decided to join them. Between the boys and Garcia, it seems unclear who won the game, so KCBD decided to bring them to the United Supermarkets Arena for a rematch.

Levelland Fire Department fights tank battery fire

The Levelland Fire Department responded to a tank battery fire east of the Levelland airport Thursday night.

  West Virginia upsets Red Raiders in Big 12 Quarterfinals

The Co-Big 12 Regular Season Champion second-seeded Red Raiders were shocked by 10th seeded West Virginia 79-74 in the Quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City.

  Slaton police say unreliable radios spark safety concerns

Police officers in Slaton said they thought they were taking a step to increase safety and communication in their community, but the upgrade they made has left them vulnerable.

  Food for Thought: 3/14/2019

Lubbock health inspectors made a surprise visit to nearly 70 locations this week, and one popular breakfast spot ended up at the bottom of the list.

  Lubbock roofing company urges patience with response to extreme wind damage

While still making repairs and assessing damage from a hail storm in May, Lubbock roofers are now overwhelmed with inspection requests after Wednesday’s extreme wind event swept away from the tops of area homes and businesses.

When No Big Deal Is A Big Deal

Now, after a foggy and chilly Monday, severe storms Tuesday, and a high-wind event yesterday, the big deal about our weather is that it is no big deal. In this post a few quick notes at the weather earlier this week, then my look at the weather ahead, plus a roundup of recent precipitation.

  Linemen work around the clock to restore power following severe weather

As thousands of electric customers in the path of Tuesday’s storms and Wednesday’s high winds wait for their power to be restored, The men and women who will turn that power back on are hard at work.

Lubbock police searching for suspect in hit & run accident

Lubbock police are searching for a suspect who they say rear-ended an SUV stopped at a red light at 130th & Quaker back on March 7.

Lubbock police searching for suspect who kicked in glass door to Reagor Dykes

Lubbock police are searching for a suspect accused of criminal mischief after he was caught on video kicking in a glass door at Reagor Dykes Auto Group, located at 1200 Ave. J.

LPD searching for suspect seen stealing tools from work truck

Lubbock police are searching for a vehicle burglary suspect caught on video back on Dec. 19, 2018.

  Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday.

  VIDEO: Former elementary school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

A former Lubbock-Cooper ISD teacher is in the Lubbock County Detention Center charged with possession of child pornography.

Lubbock-Cooper area residents experiencing power outages

South Plains Electric Cooperative has sent out crews to the Lubbock-Cooper area after power outages were reported.

  Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police

The "Empire" actor is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men in January.

Greg Abbott tells every university in Texas to re-evaluate processes in light of admissions scandal

Gov. Greg Abbott is urging Texas universities to re-evaluate their admissions processes in the wake of a federal investigation that led to bribery charges against a coach at the University of Texas at Austin.

Google employee breaks record for calculating pi

Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee, calculated 31,415,926,535,897 digits of pi, setting a world record

Xcel: Lineman killed near Hereford during repair operations

The incident reportedly happened around 8:30 p.m.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Ada

Meet Ada, KCBD NewsChannel 11′s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Ada is a 1-year-old lab shepherd mix.

Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

  Powerball jackpot hits nearly $500 million after no one matches all six numbers

Powerball is still looking for its first jackpot winner of 2019 as the grand prize edges ever closer to half a billion dollars.

  Allergies worsen as dust brings irritants

Many people think they are allergic to the dust that rolls in with the wind, but local allergists say it's what the dust brings with it that is making people sick.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

Much quieter weather on the way

In this story the latest on the reported tornado near Anton Tuesday night, Lubbock's greatest single day rainfall in more than 19 months, and rain totals from around the KCBD viewing area. Plus, in the accompanying video I show you the much quieter weather coming our way.

Amarillo National Bank website, app back up after outage

An outage with Amarillo National Bank’s website and app has been resolved.

  Power lines down, traffic signal outages reported as high winds continue

High winds continue into Wednesday evening, with gusts expected up to 70 mph on the South Plains, with sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph.

  Dimmitt business severely damaged during Tuesday night storm

Irrigation Pumps and Power Inc. is closed until further notice due to severe storm damage.

Single vehicle accident clogging traffic in east Lubbock

Power lines were down across east Regis Street, near the Airport, that possibly played a factor.

  ‘Epic’ storm brings blizzard, rain, tornado threat to US heartland

It's called a "bomb cyclone," which is a rapid drop in pressure over 24 hours. Among the areas expected to get hit hard: the central-northern Plains, the upper Midwest and the Rockies.

Multiple flight delays from Preston Smith International Airport, high winds likely factor

At this time, the City of Lubbock’s website for the airport shows four American Airlines flights to Dallas/Fort Worth before 6 P.M. have been delayed, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines flights to Houston and San Antonio have also been pushed.

  Trump issues emergency order grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes

Pres. Trump issues an order to ground the popular aircraft. The U.S. is the last country that fly the planes to ground them.

R. Kelly appears in Chicago court in child support case

Wednesday's court appearance was Kelly's first since last week, when a judge ordered him jailed for failing to pay more than $160,000 in back child support.

High wind derails train near Logan, NM

New Mexico State Police are currently on the scene of a train derailment on SR 469 near Logan.

  Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction

Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts’ highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in prison.