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  • Two in custody after campground robbery

    Two in custody after campground robbery

    Tuesday, June 25 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-06-26 03:08:13 GMT
    Two people are in police custody Tuesday night, following a robbery at a local campground and RV park in northeast Lubbock. Just before 5 p.m., officials received a called about a robbery at KOA, on the
    UPDATE: Shane Walton and Tracy Walton were indicted for Aggravated Robbery on June 25.
  • CORRECTION: Jurors should report normally on Wednesday

    CORRECTION: Jurors should report normally on Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 12:45 AM EDT2013-05-08 04:45:38 GMT
    CORRECTION: During the 10 p.m. newscast we announced that jury duty had been canceled for Wednesday, but this is not correct. Jurors should report normally on Wednesday. We apologize for the error. You
    CORRECTION: During the 10 p.m. newscast we announced that jury duty had been canceled for Wednesday, but this is not correct. Jurors should report normally on Wednesday. We apologize for the error.
  • Consider This...LP&L rates and 'Hidden Taxes'

    Consider This...LP&L rates and 'Hidden Taxes'

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 12:11 AM EDT2013-05-08 04:11:50 GMT
    Consider This...LP&L rates and "Hidden Taxes"
    This Thursday, Lubbock City Council members will either vote to pass or delay a 9.7% increase in electric bills.
  • Ohio rescue restores hope to families with missing loved ones

    Ohio rescue restores hope to families with missing loved ones

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:38 PM EDT2013-05-08 03:38:39 GMT
    The past nine years have been a nightmare for Vikki Wilkerson; a nightmare that she continues to spiral deeper and deeper into. Her daughter Jennifer Wilkerson disappeared without a trace in Lubbock back
    After seeing the news out of Cleveland of the three missing women being found a decade later, Vikki Wilkerson says she has renewed hope her daughter Jennifer will be found alive. Jennifer went missing nine years ago in Lubbock.
  • Trial update: Torres told police 'just shoot me' during arrest

    Trial update: Torres told police 'just shoot me' during arrest

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-08 03:37:13 GMT
    The trial is underway for a man accused of killing a Lubbock teen in a drive-by shooting back in November 2011. 27-year-old Cristobal Torres is charged with murder after police say he admitted to firing
    The trial is underway for a man accused of killing a Lubbock teen in a drive-by shooting back in November 2011.
  • City Council looks for citizen input on oil and gas industry

    City Council looks for citizen input on oil and gas industry

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-08 03:34:20 GMT
    Thursday, The Lubbock City Council will vote on a resolution to form a Oil and Gas Citizen's Advisory Committee. This group of appointed Lubbock residents will research and explore Lubbock's future in
    Thursday, the Lubbock City Council will vote on a resolution to form an Oil and Gas Citizen's Advisory Committee. This group of appointed Lubbock residents will research and explore Lubbock's future in the oil and gas industry and the impact it would have on the city and surrounding areas.
  • Lubbock native to enter College Football Hall of Fame

    Lubbock native to enter College Football Hall of Fame

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:35 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:35:46 GMT
    When the National Football Foundation announced the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday, Lubbock native Jerry Gray was among the 12 First Team All-America players. A defensive back for
    When the National Football Foundation announced the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday, Lubbock native Jerry Gray was among the 12 First Team All-America players.
  • Team effort gives Texas Tech 7-2 win over Dallas Baptist

    Team effort gives Texas Tech 7-2 win over Dallas Baptist

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:19:59 GMT
    Provided by Texas Tech Athletics LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech is going into a week-long break for spring semester final exams with a win under its belt after a 7-2 victory over Dallas Baptist on Tuesday
    Texas Tech is going into a week-long break for spring semester final exams with a win under its belt after a 7-2 victory over Dallas Baptist on Tuesday afternoon at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
  • New study urges Hep C tests for baby boomers

    New study urges Hep C tests for baby boomers

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:16 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:16:24 GMT
    Half the Americans who test positive for hepatitis c don't go back for follow-up testing. And that's not good. The CDC says people who fail the hepatitis c blood test need more detailed screening to
    Half the Americans who test positive for Hepatitis C don't go back for follow-up testing, and that's not good.
  • Lap band fit for a governor

    Lap band fit for a governor

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:14 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:14:26 GMT
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has come clean with a secret. Despite his flippant attitude about his weight on national TV, it turns out a very real concern has taken him into the operating room for
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie has come clean with a secret.
  • UMC nurses supply nutritious snacks for at-risk kids

    UMC nurses supply nutritious snacks for at-risk kids

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:13:16 GMT
    For most, Sunday is a day of rest, but UMC nurses have been teaming up with the junior league on Sunday afternoons to make the weekends healthier for hundreds of Lubbock children. The program is called
    For most, Sunday is a day of rest, but UMC nurses have been teaming up with the junior league on Sunday afternoons to make the weekends healthier for hundreds of Lubbock children.
  • City secretary explains Hernandez petition process

    City secretary explains Hernandez petition process

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 8:06 PM EDT2013-05-08 00:06:44 GMT
    City Secretary Becky Garza is speaking out today about the steps that are taken in the petition process to recall a city council member. She said this current petition to recall District 1 Councilman began
    City Secretary Becky Garza is speaking out today about the steps that are taken in the petition process to recall a city council member.
  • Lubbock police arrest suspect in nightclub shooting

    Lubbock police arrest suspect in nightclub shooting

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-07 22:59:58 GMT
    Lubbock police have arrested a suspect in shooting that took place at Royal Palace on Sunday. Police have charged Dajmyn Poindexter, 19, with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting. Lubbock
    Police have charged Dajmyn Poindexter, 19, with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting.
  • Atmos Energy working to reverse overcharge payments

    Atmos Energy working to reverse overcharge payments

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-05-07 22:49:15 GMT
    Atmos Energy is currently working to reverse payments to some of their customers who were overcharged this weekend. On Sunday, the energy company said they had a programming error that caused customers
    Atmos Energy is currently working to reverse payments to some of their customers who were overcharged this weekend.
  • Lubbock City Council voting on LP&L rate increase Thursday

    Lubbock City Council voting on LP&L rate increase Thursday

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-07 22:41:22 GMT
    The Lubbock City Council will be voting to either pass or delay an increase to electric rates on Thursday. Last week, the utility board recommend a 9.7% percent rate hike to the city council. That's
    The Lubbock City Council will be voting to either pass or delay an increase to electric rates on Thursday.
  • Two female SPC students opt for careers in male-dominated profession

    Two female SPC students opt for careers in male-dominated profession

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-05-07 21:34:52 GMT
    From SPC LEVELLAND – When James Brown sang, "This is a man's world," he was referring to man's contributions to society. For years, it was true that man sat on the top rung of the industry ladder, but
    At South Plains College, two female students, Rachel Zikmund and Joann Byrne, have journeyed through the Diesel Service Technology program. Now they are emerging as highly-trained technicians just like their male counterparts.
  • Accident sends one to the hospital Tuesday morning

    Accident sends one to the hospital Tuesday morning

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-05-07 19:02:48 GMT
    One person is hospitalized after an overnight accident in central Lubbock. Police say the driver of a white SUV hit the corner of a building at 25th and Texas Avenue around 1:20 Tuesday morning. The
    One person sent to hospital after early morning accident.
  • Power down at Walmart on 4th and Frankford

    Power down at Walmart on 4th and Frankford

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 3:01 PM EDT2013-05-07 19:01:06 GMT
    BREAKING: The Walmart on 4th and Frankford lost power due to a blown transformer. The store will be closed for at least 5-6 hours on Tuesday. KCBD has a crew on the scene and will have more information
    The Walmart on 4th and Frankford lost power due to a blown transformer. The store will be closed for at least 5-6 hours on Tuesday.
  • Art and wine come together to benefit Ballet Lubbock

    Art and wine come together to benefit Ballet Lubbock

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-05-07 17:30:04 GMT
    Ballet Lubbock is kicking off it's Spring Membership Party with a toast. McPherson Cellars in Lubbock has created two wines to be sold exclusively by the new Ballet Lubbock Label. Tuesday evening from
    Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m., Friends of the Ballet patrons can taste and buy bottles of the new red or white varieties. For every bottle sold, $8 will be donated back to Ballet Lubbock.
  • Snyder hit with two small earthquakes Monday

    Snyder hit with two small earthquakes Monday

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-05-07 16:58:30 GMT
    A few residents in Snyder were a little shaken up on Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey has reported that they were hit by two earthquakes. The first, which registered at a 2.6 on the Richter Scale, occurred
    A few residents in Snyder were a little shaken up pan Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey has reported that they were hit by two earthquakes.
  • Tech creates wind institute to aid in energy research

    Tech creates wind institute to aid in energy research

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 12:36 PM EDT2013-05-07 16:36:02 GMT
    From Texas Tech University:Texas Tech University has created the National Wind Institute (NWI) to better support the interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities in wind science, engineering
    Texas Tech University has created the National Wind Institute (NWI) to better support the interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities in wind science, engineering and energy.
  • Covenant recognizes World Asthma Day

    Covenant recognizes World Asthma Day

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 12:29 PM EDT2013-05-07 16:29:43 GMT
    From Covenant Health:World Asthma Day is on Tuesday, May 7. This is a day is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma and is dedicated to bringing awareness of asthma and improving asthma care around
    World Asthma Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma and is dedicated to bringing awareness of asthma and improving asthma care around the world.
  • Ammonium nitrate was explosive in West plant blast

    Ammonium nitrate was explosive in West plant blast

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-07 16:19:18 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Officials have determined that ammonium nitrate stored at a Texas fertilizer plant is what exploded on April 17, killing 14 people and injuring hundreds. The finding was expected,
    Officials have determined that ammonium nitrate stored at a Texas fertilizer plant is what exploded on April 17, killing 14 people and injuring hundreds.
  • WWII documentary "Honor Flight" showing Tuesday

    WWII documentary "Honor Flight" showing Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 12:16 PM EDT2013-05-07 16:16:36 GMT
    Eleven area World War II veterans will be in town on Tuesday to watch a movie about a historic trip.The International Cultural Center will host the WW II documentary "Honor Flight" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
    The International Cultural Center will host the WW II documentary "Honor Flight" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7.
  • 20-million-year-old amber shatters theories of glass as a liquid

    20-million-year-old amber shatters theories of glass as a liquid

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 12:00 PM EDT2013-05-07 16:00:47 GMT
    From Texas Tech University:Fact or fiction? Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over time. For years researchers have had their doubts, now a team
    A team at Texas Tech University has further evidence that glass under the earth does not move over time.
  • Chipotle honors teachers on Tuesday

    Chipotle honors teachers on Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-07 15:17:43 GMT
    Chipotle restaurants in Lubbock are honoring teachers Tuesday. In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, faculty members may present their IDs at any Chipotle on Tuesday, May 7th and receive "Buy One
    In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, faculty members may present their IDs at any Chipotle on Tuesday, May 7th and receive "Buy One Get One Free" burritos, bowls, salads or tacos.
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