Friday storms leave flooded roads across the South Plains

Woman rescued after 7 hours trapped in her car due to flooding on Friday

Heavy flooding in Lubbock, surrounding area as storms continue

  Lubbock World War II veteran reflects on meaning of Memorial Day as he turns 100

Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Center arrest 10 in street level gang suppression operation

  Judge denies objection, rules Reagor must repay Ford Motor Credit

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Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

CASA of the South Plains hosting volunteer informational sessions in Levelland

Teacher raises and all-day pre-K: Here’s what’s in the Texas Legislature’s landmark school finance bill

City of Lubbock offices closed Monday for Memorial Day

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Stormy

  Very large hail, flooding across the South Plains Thursday night

  Air Force Academy’s Soaring Team takes to the sky in Littlefield

Cadets with the United States Air Force Academy’s Soaring Team are practicing flying gliders in Littlefield this week.They are honing their cross-country skills by training for regional and national competitions.

Food for Thought: 5/23/19

Out of dozens of inspections, there’s only one stop on the menu this week, and it’s at the bottom.

  KCBD Investigates: Unanswered questions on Lubbock County Medical Examiner

Is Dr. Sam Andrews an employee of Lubbock County, or does he still work for a California-based company?

  City of Lubbock reinstates Homelessness Committee to tackle the issue

The Committee was formed to tackle the safety of everyone in Lubbock, and now this committee has six months to come up with a plan for the best solution.

  Siblings battling congenital diseases fight crime as LPD officers for the day

Suspect wanted since April for continuing domestic violence arrested

Texas’ legislative leaders say they have a deal on school finance and property tax reform

Texas expansion of medical cannabis nears finish line after Senate approval

Troopers identify suspect in Seagraves officer-involved shooting

Legionnaires to host pancake breakfast for all veterans and their families

Tribute to Merle Haggard coming to Plainview on June 1

Marty Haggard, Son of Legendary Artist, Merle Haggard, will Perform His Tribute Show at the Fair Theatre in Plainview, TX Saturday, June 1, 2019

Gas prices dropping as 3 million Texans hit the road for Memorial Day weekend

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.56 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than on this day last week and is 20 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year.

Second Home Alone Safety Training for youth offered due to popularity of class

Due to public interest, Hodges Community Center is offering a second Home Alone Safety Training for youth and teens Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

  Roads closed Thursday for LPD accident investigations

On Thursday, May 23rd, the Lubbock Police Department Major Crash Investigation Unit will temporarily shut down several streets to continue their investigations into multiple crashes.

  3 dogs killed in trailer fire near 28th & Ave. D

No people were home but three dogs have died in a Wednesday night trailer fire in the 600 block of 28th Street off Avenue D.

  Second graders forgo end of year party to help classmate with leukemia

A group of second graders at Wester Elementary School made a decision to forgo their end of year party to support one of their classmates who was diagnosed with leukemia two weeks ago.

LP&L rates to drop June 1

You may notice a welcome surprise when you open your electricity bill later this summer. LP&L has announced they are lowering their electric rate starting June 1.

  2 Lubbock firefighters honored with Medal of Valor for actions fighting Tech Terrace explosion

Two Lubbock firefighters, Jose Solis and Dillon Shaw, were honored with Medals of Valor Wednesday for their work in responding to an explosion at Tech Terrace last year. They sat down with Melanie Camacho and shared the details of what it took to fight this complicated and deadly fire.

DPS releases name of woman killed in crash near Olton

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety say one person has died and another was injured in a crash 2.5 miles east of Olton on U.S. Highway 70. The crash was reported around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

WANTED WEDNESDAY: Police seeking suspects in Cabela’s crossbow theft, hit & run

Lubbock police are asking for public help identifying suspects in a hit and run, and a man seen stealing a crossbow from Cabela's.

  Lubbock experts advise: How to prepare your car for Memorial Day weekend travel

Many families will hit the road for a trip this Memorial Day weekend. AAA expects 43 million Americans are traveling 50 miles or more, and 37.6 million people are planning to drive. so how do you prepare your car? Today I talked to experts at both Bolton’s Oil Company, LTD.,and Mcwhorter’s Tire and

  Severe storms returning to the region Thursday

Hail and high wind threat coming back to the South Plains on Thursday.

Inspector General warns public about social security scam

The Inspector General of Social Security is warning the public about a new variation of increasingly common government employee impersonation scams, this time involving the Social Security Advisory Board.

Auburn police officer reunited with K9 partner in hospital

Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

  Owner of vandalized car arrested in TTU Final Four riots

Lubbock police issued arrest warrants for five people involved in the celebration that turned dangerous the night Texas Tech beat Michigan State in the Final Four last month.

RDAG Attorneys: progress made in TT&L isssues

Wednesday’s update from attorneys for the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group in their ongoing bankruptcy hearing could be summed up in one word... progress.

  Texas Tech beats Kansas State 7-4 in first game of Big 12 Tournament

For the first time since 2016, the Red Raider baseball team won their opening game in the Big 12 Championship as top seeded Texas Tech beat 8th seeded Kansas State 7-4 Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

DPS increases reward, seeks leads in 1993 Hockley County cold case

The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1993 disappearance of Stephane Meeks Henderson, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible.

Police to close 3 roadways Thursday for accident investigations

On Thursday, May 23rd, the Lubbock Police Department Major Crash Investigation Unit will temporarily shut down several streets to continue their investigations into multiple crashes.

Grand jury finds Amarillo officer-involved shooting was justified

47th District Attorney Randall Sims said today a Potter County grand jury found an Amarillo officer-involved shooting justified.

SPEC, CoBank donates $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest received a $10,000 donation from South Plains Electric Cooperative and CoBank.

Man arrested after 4 hour standoff in Slaton

According to officials with the Slaton Police Department, 39-year-old Antonio Garcia has been arrested on multiple charges after a four-hour standoff that happened in the 600 block of S. 8th Street early Wednesday morning.

Texas Senate passes bill to give more teachers access to guns in classrooms

The bill needs a final stamp of approval from the Senate before it can head to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for his signature.

  More wind Wednesday followed by more storms, some severe

No real relief from the wind today, but relief from storms - and severe weather - continues through the evening. Storms, some severe, are expected to return overnight with a chance of occasional storms for a while.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Lotus

Meet Lotus, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Lotus was found as a stray and has been with LAS since March.

Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

3 arrested after body found in ditch near Lockney

he Texas Rangers have arrested three individuals in connection with the body found near Lockney on Thursday, May 17. The man, 21-year-old Braxton Mathis, was found in a ditch near CR 67 and FM 2286 in Floyd County.

Texas Senate restores key part of child sexual abuse bill

The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  Lubbock residents clean up after severe weather

KCBD spoke with a number of people Tuesday who said fortunately the damage isn’t severe... but it’s going to take time and money to piece everything back together.

  Consider This: support made Texas Tech vet school possible

Consider this... our support made a difference and got the attention of lawmakers when it came to the Texas Tech vet school.

  A great Wednesday forecast, but storms return for the weekend

As we move into the Memorial Day weekend the chances of severe storms will continue each afternoon and evening.

Arrest made in Ave Q fatal hit and run

Lubbock Police announced Tuesday they have arrested a woman in connection to last week’s fatal hit and run along Ave. Q near Hood Park.

  Sex Trafficking: Undercover LPD Detective shares stories on trafficking in the Hub City

Law enforcement has been working to adapt to this long-lasting and ever-changing issue of finding traffickers and getting victims the help they deserve.

  Two indicted for murder, two for aggravated robbery in connection with Lubbock Square murder

Daytron Hood, 22, and Christopher Thomas, 23, have both been indicted on a charge of murder in the death of Tyshaun Bates. Quawnard Williams, 22, and Lisa Morales, 24, have been indicted on charges of aggravated robbery.

Woman accused of killing man on bicycle indicted for manslaughter

Laura Reynolds, the woman police say hit an 18-year-old riding his bicycle, was indicted for manslaughter by a Lubbock Grand Jury Tuesday.

  Wife of fallen deputy remembers husband at Lubbock memorial

Bag pipes, a riderless horse, a 21-gun salute and a roll call of heroes were just some of the things that made Tuesday’s Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial an emotional morning.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

  South Plains Electric Cooperative announces plans for community-scale solar power

SPEC is joining four other electric distribution cooperatives in Texas in situating medium-sized solar farms near communities that will use the power generated. All arrays are scheduled to be built and online by June 2020.

Multiple departments respond to fire east of Lubbock

Multiple fire departments and other emergency officials are on the scene of a fire in the 200 block of Farm-to-Market Road 1729.

12 school-age kids rescued after Wonderland roller coaster gets stuck

The kids were reportedly stuck on the Mousetrap rollercoaster sometime Tuesday morning.

Double murder trial begins in N.Y. for ex-Sunray police chief

According to CBS station WROC, attorneys provided their opening statements on day one.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

New Deal to receive historic designation June 1, street dance to follow

A Texas Historical Marker will be unveiled at 5 p.m. June 1 in front of the New Deal City Hall, located at 404 Monroe Ave. The unveiling comes 70 years after the town was approved for a post office and named New Deal.

Texas House passes bill allowing handgun owners to carry weapons in church

Consideration of the bill comes more than a year after a gunman killed 26 in a Sutherland Springs church.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Ashley

Meet Ashley, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Ashley is an 8-month-old terrier mix.

Daybreak Today Tuesday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

  Severe weather pummels much of the South Plains

From strong winds and possibly tornadoes to heavy rain and hail, much of the South Plains experienced Mother Nature Monday evening.

  Texas South Plains Red Cross ready for severe weather

The Texas South Plains chapter of the American Red Cross is always on their toes, but with the high risk of severe weather across the South Plains Monday, they made sure they were ready at a moment’s notice.

  Sex Trafficking: Open Door Survivor Housing provides a hand up

Open Door Survivor Housing is one of the facilities survivors have available to find a hand up and encouragement to live their lives after breaking free from their captors.

Sex Trafficking: How you can help

Whether it’s handing out goody-bags to dancers at the gentleman’s clubs, or just teaching those in the community what the signs are, the Human Rescue Coalition says anyone can get involved.

  Specially trained nurses help sex trafficking victims across the South Plains

in many situations, victims of sex trafficking need medical treatment - it could be because of sexual or physical abuse. Lubbock is equipped with nine sexual assault nurse examiners or SANE nurses.

  South Plains organization aims to stop male buyers of sex trafficking victims

When it comes to sex trafficking, prevention experts say it’s on men to end it, because it’s mostly men buying the victims for sex.

  Sex Trafficking: Stories of Lubbock survivors

Most parents would do anything to protect their children from harm, but in some households right here in Lubbock, parents are deliberately putting their children in dangerous situations so they can make a profit.

  Voice of Hope combats sex trafficking through education

People tend to think Lubbock doesn’t have to deal with “big city” problems like trafficking, but Leslie Timmons, the Education director at Voice of Hope, said West Texas is a perfect storm, with our big industries and disposable money.

  Governor’s Office aids efforts to stop sex trafficking, heal survivors on the South Plains

Since 2015, the Texas Governor's Office has invested $40 million in the fight against sex trafficking. Some of those funds have been used to provide services to survivors on the South Plains.

  Five charged with rioting in April 6 Final Four celebration

Lubbock Police have announced arrest warrants have been issued for five people involved in the celebration that turned dangerous the night Texas Tech beat Michigan State in the Final Four last month.