Minneapolis officer charged with George Floyd’s death as protests flare

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.

  National Guard summoned to aid cities amid protests, police clashes

The unrest followed the killing in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody.
  • Coronavirus

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.

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Levelland man indicted for May 2nd murder

Citibus will be fare-free until July 1

Authorities searching for 16-year-old Lamesa boy, missing since May 22

P.E.T.S. Clinic of Lubbock set to open after delay due to COVID-19

1 injured in Friday afternoon house fire

Lubbock Fire Rescue units responded to a report of a structure fire on the 2800 block of 40th Street around 2:05 p.m. Friday afternoon.
  • National

  Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

Protests erupted in Minneapolis and spread across the country after the police killing of George Floyd.

Levelland woman found with pound of meth sentenced to 6.5 years

Josh Bobbitt hired as new Lubbock High baseball coach

Dawson County: 41 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as of May 29

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Lubbock airport receives $9.5 million in CARES funding

  Questions loom on upcoming Texas Tech football season

  Stephen Joseph Companies changing production to help nonprofits

  2 seriously injured in rollover on Hwy 180 on Borden County line

  LPD’s Homeless Outreach Team patrolling on bicycles downtown

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  George Floyd protests: National Guard mobilized in Atlanta; fatal shooting in Detroit

Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities.

SPORTS

I Beat Pete: At-Home: Dryer Football

Georgetown transfer Mac McClung chooses Texas Tech

Texas Tech guard Chris Clarke declares for NBA Draft

Texas Tech guard, Chris Clark, has taken to social media to announce he will be declaring for the NBA Draft.

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  Gov. Abbott praises COVID response in Lubbock, Amarillo

Brownfield Aquatic Center will not open for the summer

COVID-19: 3 new confirmed cases in Scurry County

900+ South Plains Electric Coop members without power in Woodrow area

Texas sports fans will soon be allowed to attend outdoor pro games, Gov. Greg Abbott says

Starting Friday, most Texas counties will be able to host in-person spectators for outdoor sporting events in venues. But capacity will be limited to 25%.
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Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd.

Floyd County: 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 11 total

2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lynn County

7 Sudan residents severely injured in Lake Brownwood boating crash

1 new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Plainview/Hale County, 57 total