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1. Terror suspect arrested in Lubbock - Feb. 24
FBI agents arrested a Saudi Arabian South Plains College student living in Lubbock, TX, on a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction Wednesday.
2. Police believe Ennen killed before they were called - Jan. 26
The Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Elizabeth Ennen was strangled to death. Police continue to investigate her homicide and say Humberto Salinas, Jr. tried to steer their investigation away from the truth.
Communities across the South Plains are in shock after a third grader at Lubbock Christian School was shot and killed by her grandfather during a hunting accident Friday night.
Authorities are investigating the death of a man who may have frozen to death at the Tumbleweed nursing home in Brownfield.
Lubbock police say they arrested a man Monday morning who set his mother on fire before attacking a teacher and superintendent at the nearby Rise Academy charter school.
During lunchtime at Littlefield Junior High School on Monday, a 12-year-old boy was stabbed in the abdomen by a 13-year-old student, Littlefield police say.
7. High winds cause damage across South Plains - Oct. 17
A wall of dust and high wind swept across the South Plains Monday night, felling trees, disrupting power lines and starting wildfires.
Corporal Darrell Campbell remains in critical condition, but he is somewhat responsive and has started to breathe on his own. He is able to squeeze with his hand and is able to be more responsive with his right side of his body. There is still a lot of swelling and his eyes remain closed, but family and friends are keeping positive in prayer.
Update, Oct. 7: Wounded Snyder police officer returns home
9. Police: Teen lying in road before fatal accident - Nov. 1
Lubbock Police have determined that a 17-year-old Frenship student was lying on Upland near 87th street before he was hit by a large truck. Police now have the vehicle in custody.
10. City selling 7 more homes along sinking 98th Street - Mar. 7
The city bought more than 20 homes along 98th street in Southwest Lubbock and condemned them. A sewer project back in the 1990's is blamed for sinking dirt which now threatens the safety of the homes. The city has set aside nearly $8 million to fix the problem, which includes re-paving the ruined portions of 98th street between Slide & Quaker.
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