Authorities continued to divert traffic off of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 Tuesday night due to a wildfire northwest Lubbock. Authorities tell us flames and smoke forced them to close highway 84 between Muleshoe and Sudan.
The battle continues Wednesday morning against a growing wildfire near Los Alamos, New Mexico. The flames are burning just across the road from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Several South Plains counties are being called disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all, 213 counties in Texas have lost at least 30 percent of their crops or pasture due to the drought and wildfires, according to the USDA.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to use caution and avoid situations that could cause wildfires to break out, especially during the July 4th holiday period.
Triple-digit temperatures across the South Plains are taking a toll on people, and those 65 or older are at the highest risk for heat-related illness.
Although it sounds cliché, education really is the way to a better future. Couple that with the fact that it costs more than ever to get that education, and you've got a major dilemma.
Police arrested 49-year-old Edward Austin Monday night on multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Investigators say the victim was younger than 12 years old.
On Monday, the Wilson VFD took delivery of a brand new Ford F-750 Large Brush truck made possible through generous local donations and a state-funded grant.
The high yesterday at the Lubbock airport was 107 degrees – seven degrees shy of the city's all-time record high – and the 19th 100-degree-day this year.
An unattended candle may be the cause of an early morning house fire that sends one to the hospital.