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  1 in custody after Saturday evening police chase

Lubbock police have a man in custody after a Saturday evening chase.

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

Lubbock Soldier reunites with family after two years stationed in Korea

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

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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

Rodriquez enters not guilty plea in Zoe Campos murder

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

Police investigating treatment of child caught on camera at Lubbock daycare

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

The Office of the Lt. Governor announced on Friday new appointments for various committees within the Texas Senate, which includes a new spot for District 28 Senator Charles Perry.

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

Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon, a former Amarillo doctor accused of hiring a hitman to kill a romantic rival, will have to post at $2 million bond while he waits for a retrial.

  Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

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.

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

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

Judge rules Toyota can revoke Reagor-Dykes dealership

Lubbock’s ULabs MakerSpace improves lives with 3D printing, inventions

Court rules Ford Credit can repossess vehicles from Reagor-Dykes

AISD releases statement on resignation of Coach 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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Future Loop 88 forces Tech Cafe Plaza to shutter

While construction is still a couple years away, the new Loop 88 in South Lubbock is already causing some local businesses to close their doors.

Texas House, Senate at odds on Tech Vet School funding

The Texas House and Senate have a long way to go on agreeing how best to fund the proposed Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine.

Lubbock Animal Services save rate increases by more than 60 percent

The number of animals that Lubbock's animal services have rescued increased by more than 60 percent between December of 2017 and last month.

Arrington placed on House Committee on Ways and Means

Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington has a new title as he begins his second term in Washington, member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.

Man charged after gas station clerk is hit by car during 5-finger beer run

On August 30, 2018, police were called to the Valero Corner Store at 2501 82nd Street in reference to a hit and run and possible robbery.

Carpet Tech celebrates 25 years of business with ribbon cutting

Carpet Tech celebrated 25 years in business with a ribbon cutting and open house on today, hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

Arrest in Christmas Eve shooting near Marsha Sharp Freeway

Lubbock Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force have arrested a man wanted for a Christmas Eve shooting near the Marsha Sharp Freeway at Ave. Q.

Texas House proposes massive increase for public school funding

As Texas’ Republican leadership calls for property tax cuts and a school finance overhaul, the Texas House on Monday pitched a bold proposal: Pump roughly $7 billion more state funds into public schools — but only if lawmakers can satisfactorily overhaul the school finance system to slow the growth

North Zenith from Baylor, Auburn streets closed for crash investigation

The Lubbock Police Department will shut down North Zenith Avenue from East Baylor to East Auburn streets from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday for a crash investigation.

Buckner names Director for Lubbock’s first Family Hope Center

A Lubbock Christian University graduate has been announced to lead Buckner's Family Hope Center, due to open in March 2019.

Forest service offers grants for land owners with vegetative fuel breaks

The Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications that would allow land owners on the high plains region to be reimbursed up to $2,500 for the cost of vegetative fuel breaks.

Warmth Before Cold Snap

A strong storm system will first bring warmth, then a cold snap. It also may bring wintry showers to the KCBD viewing area. There's more in the this story and accompanying video.

LFR responds to morning house fire on 47th Street

The Lubbock Fire Department responded to a house fire just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at 510 47th Street.

Lubbock police temporarily shut down 34th Street, Loop intersection for investigation

Beginning around 9 a.m. Tuesday, crash investigators with the Lubbock Police Department will temporarily shut down the intersection of 34th Street and the southbound access road of West Loop 289.

  County Commissioners consider $100 million bond election in May

The director of public works was at the Lubbock County Commissioner’s meeting to give her analysis of all the roads in Lubbock County that need some work. Jennifer Davidson told the court that there are 133 roads that need to be paved, expanded or just improved.

Tech hosts Winter Raider Welcome for returning, new students

Texas Tech’s Office of Transition & Engagement will host Winter Raider Welcome from Monday to Sunday, which will be composed of more than 40 free activities for new and returning students.

Lamesa teen wins national award for internet safety PSA

The all-too-real murders of two women at the hands of a man who became known as the ‘Suitcase Killer’ have given a voice to a Lamesa High School Sophomore's public service announcement.

Helium shortage, online shopping put Party Plus Warehouse out of business

After more than 25 years, the Party Plus Warehouse is going out of business. The owners say a national helium shortage, and the rising use of online shopping sites like Amazon are to blame.

Lubbock ISD middle school impacts community as only IB program in West Texas

With each school year and each round of students, participation in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program is making the community a better place and students at Hutchinson Middle School better citizens of the world.

Early Learning Centers use grant to help families beyond the classroom

Early Learning Centers of Lubbock will use a $145,000 grant from the CH Foundation to assist with childcare fees

Buddy Holly Center honors 60th anniversary of ‘The Day the Music Died’

Join the Buddy Holly Center Feb. 1 through Feb. 3, 2019 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the tragedy and the Buddy Holly Center will be comm

Game wardens investigating deer believed to be poached in Lubbock County

Game Wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Lubbock are investigating an issue in which three deer, that are believed to be poached, were shot and left in southwestern Lubbock County.

City offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Lubbock offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 22.

1 man killed, another injured in 2-car crash in Cochran County

An 82-year-old Bledsoe man was killed Friday evening in an accident in Cochran County

Wolfforth PD asks for help in vehicle burglary case

The Wolfforth Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a vehicle burglary case over the weekend.

Teaching citizens what to expect from the Texas State Legislature

A former legislative intern hosted a special course on Sunday to educate people about how things work in the Texas Legislature.

Warming, Until The Buckle

Much warmer days and not-so-cold nights are on the way. The evolving weather pattern will bring occasional cloud cover, increasing winds, and increasing high temperatures. Until the pattern buckles.

Marsha Sharp Freeway open after temporary shutdown

The Lubbock Police Department has re-opened the east and westbound lanes of the Marsha Sharp Freeway near West Loop 289 after it was temporarily shut down Monday morning.

Police searching for woman following shooting in central Lubbock

A man was shot at a central Lubbock club parking lot, and police are now on the hunt for the suspect.

Thousands of Girl Scout families turn out for Cookies Now event

Girl Scout cookie season is here again. 87,000 boxes of cookies were distributed to families at their Cookies Now event on Saturday.

Police identify passenger who died after car hit dead cow on Highway 84

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified 21-year-old Alizah Reyes, as the person who died Friday after the car she was in hit a cow on U.S. Highway 84 about 4.5 miles southeast of Anton.

City of Plainview holds Downtown Streetscape Preview to give citizens a glimpse into the future.

The City of Plainview prepares for a new look on some downtown streets with a Streetscape Preview.

Customers report door-to-door solar companies claiming to be endorsed by LP&L and SPEC

LP&L and SPEC customers are reporting of solar companies claiming to be partners of the local utility providers.

Ervin Elementary fifth graders become doctors for the day

There were doctors in training today at Texas Tech Health Science Center, these doctors were anything but your typical students. 68 fifth graders from Ervin Elementary School went to a day min-camp, where they received hands-on experience in the medical field.