Record heat causes Lubbock to approach record electric usage

Air conditioning usually takes the most electricity, so as temperatures rise so does electricity usage. So far, Lubbock is approaching last year’s peak usage, which was 640 megawatts.

Olton nursing home reports 30 COVID-19 cases, one resident death

COVID-19: Scurry County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases on July 13, 98 total

City of Lubbock updates interactive dashboard on COVID-19 website

Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP’s appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston

COVID-19: 13 new cases in Plainview/Hale County, 71 new recoveries, 776 total

Governor Abbott announces additional Department of Defense resources to mitigate COVID-19

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Yoakum County reports 42 total COVID-19 cases as of July 13

COVID-19: Lynn County reports 1 new case as of July 13, 53 total

COVID-19: Dawson County reports 6 new cases as of July 13, 83 total

Gaines County COVID-19: 2 new cases, 43 total

Garza County reports 21 total cases of COVID-19, 1 new death

Metro Unit looking for person in connection with Lubbock homicide

New Mexico prohibits indoor seating at restaurants, closes bars, closes state parks to non residents

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced a new public health emergency order re-enacting emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the state.

  Lubbock Medical Examiner resigns, Commissioners appoint new acting Chief M.E.

The Lubbock County Commissioners appointed Dr. Charles Addington as the Acting Chief Medical Examiner after current Medical Examiner, Dr. John Lang, submitted his resignation early Monday morning. Dr. Lang was hired in October 2019.

Lubbock County Expo Center receives a $1,000,000 donation from a Lubbock County family

On Monday, July 13, Lubbock County Expo Center Inc. was be presented with a $1,000,000 donation from a Lubbock County family at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Expo Center sign near the intersection of North University Avenue and Loop 289.

The 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc. to host virtual public COVID-19 forum

The 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc. are hosting a virtual public forum, Let’s Talk: Crime & COVID-19, An Adverse Impact on the Black Community on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

First Alert Weather Day: Excessive Heat Warning

  911 AUDIO: Texas woman rescued from home seconds before it collapsed during storm

  Multiple units called to fight structure fire at 23rd & S

TxDOT seal coating roadways across the South Plains

Kroger cashiers to stop giving customers coin change

Lynn County Sheriff, Abraham Vega, has passed away after battling Coronavirus.

  DPS: 2-vehicle crash on 91st caused by medical emergency

DPS tells us a driver had a medical emergency behind the wheel, causing a crash at 91st and US 87 on Saturday afternoon.

  Horse back in custody after roaming loose on MSF between Ave. Q & University

Lubbock police report that the horse is back in a trailer after briefly running loose Marsha Sharp Freeway between Avenue Q and University on Saturday.

Claims in most recent Liquidation Plan provide new hope of compensation for victims of Reagor-Dykes fraud

Businesses and individuals who were victims of fraudulent actions by employees of Reagor-Dykes Auto Group may be closer to receiving compensation after the third amended Chapter 11 liquidation plan was filed Tuesday.

Brownfield farmer appeals to congressman to lift new restrictions on Dicamba herbicide

A Brownfield cotton farmer wrote a letter to Congressman Jodey Arrington asking for his help after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals put new restrictions on the use of a weed-killing chemical called Dicamba.

AD Hocutt disappointed after PAC-12 announcement effectively cancels Arizona/TTU football game

The PAC-12 Conference has announced they will be shifting to a conference-only schedule, following a similar decision by the Big Ten, leaving Texas Tech football without an opponent on September 19.

  Three people injured by tree branches at Joyland

Last night’s storm caused tree branches to fall and injure three people at Joyland Thursday evening. Due to damage the storm caused, Joyland won’t be able to open for another two weeks.

  Dog missing for 3.5 years reunited with Lubbock family

It’s a day one pet owner thought may never come. Three and a half years ago, Harli Phillips’ dog, Princess, went missing. Fast forward to July 2020, when she received a call from a stranger saying Princess had been found. Since December 2011, Phillips and Princess were an inseparable duo.

Boil Water Notice issued for Lockney

A Boil Water Notice has been issued for Lockney on July 10, 2020.

City of Levelland resuming disconnects for utility nonpayment July 15

The City of Levelland will resume normal utility payment operations on July 15, 2020, including late payment penalties and disconnection of service.

Cochran County reports 2 new cases of COVID-19 July 10

Cochran County provides an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

In a report released to KBTX on Thursday, police at Texas A&M University said a student who reported finding racist notes on his car’s windshield last month may have placed the papers there himself.

COVID 19: Floyd County reporting 2 more cases of COVID-19, 1 new death as of July 10

Floyd County is reporting 64 cases of COVID-19 on July 9, citing a bookkeeping error that had their previous case count at 46.

Three new positive COVID-19 cases in Lubbock County Detention Center, 28 total

Three new COVID-19 cases have been identified at the Lubbock County Detention Center, according to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

Panda Biotech cancels plans for ‘Hemp Gin’ in Shallowater

Panda Biotech has canceled their plans for a Hemp Processing Facility in Shallowater after the facility failed to pass inspection back in April.

Election Day voting locations for July 14 Texas runoff

Friday, July 10, will be the last day of the extended early voting period for the Texas Runoff election scheduled for July 14. Lubbock sites will be open until 8 p.m.

Storm damage forces Joyland to close for 2 weeks

Several injuries were reported at Joyland as one boy was hit by a tree limb, one woman was hit in the leg, and one Joyland employee was taken to the hospital for observation.

Governor Abbott extends statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Heat Advisory until 9 p.m.

A prolonged period of extreme heat across the South Plains continues today and through at least early next week. Due to extreme heat and the number of very hot days, the First Alert Forecast Team has designated this a First Alert Weather period.

Reward offered for information about Friday morning murder of Mederrick Harper

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information about the Friday morning murder of Mederrick Harper. Anyone with information should call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Crime Line callers can remain anonymous.

10 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Hockley County, 115 total cases

Hockley County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

Lamb County reports 42 active cases of COVID-19 as of July 10; 75 total

Lamb County officials update the latest on COVID-19 in the county.

Free Walgreens drive-thru COVID-19 testing starts Friday, July 17

Walgreens at 602 Ave. Q will be offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week starting Friday, July 17.

City of Lubbock announces date change for Hodges Elementary COVID-19 testing

The City of Lubbock wants citizens to know that the COVID-19 testing site scheduled to be at Hodges Elementary, Wednesday and Thursday, July 15 and 16, has been rescheduled.

Adopt a wild horse or burro this weekend at the fair grounds

On July 10-11 at the Panhandle South Plains Fair grounds, you are able to adopt and bring home your own wild horse or burro.

‘I will find out who did this’: Family of murdered soldier pushes for justice

Nearly two months since the death of Fort Hood soldier Brandon Rosecrans, the push for someone to come forward with information continues.

Braum’s 3rd store on University Avenue opening next week

The newest store, located at 8217 University Avenue, will open its doors at 6 a.m. next Tuesday, July 14.

Power restored for almost all, after Thursday night storms

Lubbock Power & Light reported only 36 customers without power after a series of outages in Central and East Lubbock Thursday night.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Franklin

Meet Franklin, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Franklin is a 2-year-old pit who has been with LAS for almost one month.

Fire department called to Central Lubbock fire

Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to a house fire in Central Lubbock on Friday morning.

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: Cutting through the clutter of mandatory mask orders

While many local businesses have strictly enforced best practices for COVID-19, some say their competitors have not, creating an unlevel playing field.

COVID-19: Bailey County reports 17 active cases as of July 11

Bailey County is reporting 17 active cases with 108 recoveries and one death for a total of 126 cases as of July 11.

  Roof repair crews enduring extreme heat across the South Plains

Everyone is struggling with high temperatures across the South Plains, but while most of us can avoid the heat indoors, there’s no escape when you work outside.

2 Lubbock middle school teams win national title at Army’s eCyberMission’s STEM competition

Two middle school teams from Southcrest Christian School have won the national title in the U.S. Army’s eCyberMission STEM Competition.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to crash on South Loop 289 between Quaker and Indiana Ave

Traffic is slowed to a crawl as emergency crews are responding to a collision on Loop 289 between Quaker and Indiana Avenue.

  Hospital capacity adequate for COVID patients, though concerns remain present

Though the numbers are higher now, hospitals can still function. If numbers get higher, there could be problems because hospitals are not just treating COVID patients.

Emergency Burn Ban issued for Floyd County

An Emergency Burn Ban issued for Floyd County by Judge Marty Lucke.

Lubbock PD make arrest related to May fatal crash

Lubbock police say they have arrested one man in connection to a fatal crash in the 8600 block of University Avenue on May 24.

Clovis police search for suspect after shots fired at police during chase

Clovis police are searching for a suspect who fired shots at a detective during a pursuit.

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour has been rescheduled for Aug. 2021

Officials with the United Supermarkets Arena postponed the JoJo Siwa concert in March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. As of July 9, 2020, officials have announced a new date for the Nickelodeon star to return to Lubbock.

  WATCH: UFC fighter Mike Perry uses racial slurs, throws punches at Lubbock, Texas, restaurant

UFC star Mike Perry was captured on camera arguing with customers and staff before throwing a punch at a man. A police report says three people were allegedly assaulted by Perry.

UnitedHealthcare donating $175K to South Plains Food Bank

UnitedHealthcare is donating $175,000 to help deliver food to children experiencing food insecurity.

One seriously injured in crash at Marsha Sharp Freeway and 34th Street

Emergency crews are on the scene of a single vehicle crash at the Marsha Sharp Freeway and 34th Street that has left at least one person injured.

Texas bans elective surgeries in more than 100 counties as coronavirus hospitalizations keep climbing

Gov. Greg Abbott said the decision is designed to free up more resources to address the pandemic.

President of Wayland Baptist out of hospital, recovering from COVID-19

President of Wayland Baptist University Bobby Hall was released from the hospital on Thursday, after testing positive for COVID-19.

  WATCH: City of Lubbock reports rising case numbers, new testing options

The City of Lubbock hosted a virtual news conference on Thursday morning to share the latest updates about COVID-19 in the community.

Sodexo closed for cleaning after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Sodexo, a company that provides equipment and cleaning for Lubbock ISD, has closed for professional cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

El Paso delays school openings due to COVID-19 concerns

Public health officials have issued an order for all public and private schools in the city of El Pase to delay school openings until after September 7, 2020, due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. The order goes into affect Thursday, July 9.

Suspect in Lubbock double murder arrested in San Angelo

On July 8 around 9 p.m., 25-year-old Edward Wilson was taken into custody without incident in San Angelo, Texas, for the murders of 31-year-old Michael Carson and 64-year-old Gregory Tubbs.

Motley County reports 2nd case of COVID-19

Motley County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic coming to Levelland

Hockley County and the City of Levelland will host a free walk-up testing clinic for COVID-19 Tuesday, July 14, at the Levelland Civic Center, located at 1900 McKinley Street, in the Levelland City Park.

Texas Tech cancels Fall 2020 study abroad programs

As of today (July 9, 2020), we are canceling all Fall 2020 study abroad programs.

Police investigating after 3 seriously injured in Thursday morning crash

Police were called just after 1 a.m. to Salem Avenue and 34th Street after a vehicle hit a utility pole. Emergency responders had to use the jaws of life to get the three out of the vehicle.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Sammie

Meet Sammie, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Sammie is a 1.5-year-old pit mix who has been with LAS for almost a month.

  Week-long heat wave continues

We are in a heat wave, which will bring us our hottest weather of the year. One or two very hot days is one thing, but this prolonged period with triple-digit highs will take a greater toll on humans, pets, and vegetation.

  Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

Lubbock records 180 new COVID cases, 3 injured after crash, Texas reports most COVID-related deaths to date

  LP&L provides tips to reduce your bill during hot summer months

Matt Rose with Lubbock Power & Light knows electric bills are always highest in the summer when people use the most energy in their homes, but he says there are always ways to reduce the energy you use to keep yourself cool.

  Lubbock’s Adult Protective services giving AC units to qualified elderly, disabled

With the triple-digit temperatures, Lubbock and the surrounding communities, including some of our elderly and disabled population, may be facing the hot weather without an air conditioner; and Lubbock’s Adult Protective Services (APS) wants to help.

Court Documents: 29 guns seized in Lubbock during FBI, ATF raid following Odessa mass shooting

Federal court documents state a September 4, 2019 FBI and ATF raid on a Lubbock house ended with 29 guns seized. Officials believe the owner of the guns could have sold one to the man who committed a mass shooting in Odessa just days before.