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Lubbock County reports 73 new COVID cases, Loop football team in quarantine, Biden picks Harris as running mate

Two Snyder high school students test positive for COVID-19

  Lubbock could come up short in 2020 Census count

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 73 new cases, 2 additional deaths Tuesday

Wolfforth man indicted on 5 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child

45 arrested in Texas DPS violent crime suppression operation

Shallowater man indicted, charged with aggravated and attempted sexual assault of a child

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City of Lubbock: Road Closure on 98th Street effective immediately

COVID 19: Floyd County reporting 1 new cases, 1 new death

Free COVID-19 antibody test when you donate blood on August 15

Keep Texas Moving launches in Lubbock, targets to improve roads, create jobs and stimulate economic recovery

COVID-19: Scurry County reports 4 new cases, 239 total

State Rep. Jodey Arrington to visit Coronado High School about reopening plans for LISD

Loop Longhorn football team, staff in quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

The Loop Longhorns football team is in quarantine: 12 players, two coaches and three trainers due to one player testing positive for COVID-19.

Raider Ranch residents are asking for pen pals

Residents at Raider Ranch in Lubbock are looking for a pen pals. They love receiving mail.

Missing 66-year-old man found safe

UPDATE: Lubbock Police say Mr. Ramirez has been found safe in Breckenridge, Texas.

Texas Tech Board of Regents approves dual master’s degree in nursing, business administration

The Texas Tech University System is making it easier for nurses interested in health care administration to get the business knowledge they need to be competitive.

Yoakum County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, 106 total cases

COVID-19: Lynn County reports 6 new case, 73 total cases

COVID-19: Dawson County reports 12 new cases, 157 total

Gaines County reports 11 new cases of COVID-19, 172 total

Plainview/Hale County reports 154 new cases of COVID-19, 1439 total cases

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Richard

Fire causes smoke damage in Slide Road strip mall

The Lubbock Fire Marshal is investigating after a fire in a strip mall on Tuesday morning in the 3600 block of Slide Road.

  Daybreak Today Tuesday Morning Brief

Lubbock reports 112 new cases of COVID, Texas sees COVID cases decrease, fate of college football to be decided today

Even drier and hotter ahead

Isolated thunderstorms early this morning brought much needed rain to a few spots on the South Plains. Later this morning I'll add rain totals to this story. Additional spotty storms are again likely late today. It's a pattern similar to yesterdays.

  Lubbock ISD making accommodations as special needs students return

Lubbock ISD is welcoming back students with special needs to a virtual or on-campus classroom.

Terry County reports 16 additional COVID-19 cases, 159 total cases

Terry County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, August 10.

  Amherst teen with cerebral palsy holds shoe drive to obtain a service dog

A 19-year-old young Amherst woman is collecting shoes to help others and also to help her obtain a service dog. Ceci Schroeder started the shoe drive.

Lea County Sheriff’s Office working to identify man found dead in field east of Lovington

The Lea County Sheriff's Office is asking for public help to identify a man found dead east of Lovington, New Mexico.

Crosby County reports 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of Aug. 10, 77 total

Get the latest COVID-19 information for Crosby County here.

COVID-19: Bailey County reports 29 active cases as of August 10, 213 total

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

COVID-19: Hockley County reports 6 new cases, 204 total cases as of Aug. 10

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

City of Lubbock Code Enforcement in Tech Terrace neighborhood Wednesday, Aug. 12

The Code Enforcement Department will conduct a neighborhood deployment in the Tech Terrace neighborhood on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Inspectors will be working in the area bordered by University Avenue, 34th Street, Indiana Avenue and 19th Street.

137 pounds of assorted THC products seized Friday near Amarillo

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 137 pounds of assorted THC products Friday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Gray County.

LFR conducting live fire training at Lubbock airport

Lubbock Fire Rescue will conduct live fire training at the Lubbock airport this week, so don’t be alarmed if you see smoke coming from that area.

Cameron Hekkert takes the reins as Texas Tech’s new Masked Rider

Texas Tech University has named Cameron Hekkert of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as its 59th Masked Rider.

  Affidavit reveals new information about Brownfield police officer arrested, charged with evidence tampering

A Brownfield police officer was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 4 charged with tampering with physical evidence, based on an incident that happened back on June 29.

Garza County reports 99 total cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths

Garza County officials provide an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

COVID-19: 5 total cases confirmed in Dickens County, 1 death

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

Cochran County reports 32 total cases of COVID-19, 9 total cases

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

Cottle County COVID-19: 18 total cases, 2 deaths

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

Motley County reports 6 total cases of COVID-19

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

COVID 19: Lamb County reports 226 total cases, 11 deaths

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

Lubbock area schools to receive $832,000 in federal grants for higher education

Several schools in the Lubbock area will receive a total of $831,718 in federal grants to provide first-generation and low-income college students with financial assistance.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Titan

Meet Titan, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Titan is a 2-year-old pit who has been with LAS for about two weeks.

  Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief

50 new COVID cases reported in Lubbock, man arrested after dragging Littlefield police officer, Democrats spar after Trump orders COVID relief

  South Plains storm and heat outlook

A few spotty storms will return late today, which means just a slight chance of rain for most of the viewing area. While some areas will miss out on rain, a spot or two may be treated to downpours. Here's what's ahead.

Atmos working to repair natural gas line to O’Donnell

Atmos is shutting off meters in O’Donnell after the natural gas supply to the city was interrupted on Sunday. Atmos says repairs are in progress as of Sunday night.

Suspect in custody after dragging Littlefield officer with SUV

A 38-year-old man is in the Lamb County Jail Sunday, charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer after a confrontation at Family Dollar on W. Waylon Jennings Blvd on Sunday afternoon.

  3 Texas Parks and Wildlife employees die in West Texas helicopter crash

Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees died in a helicopter crash on TPWD’s Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County.

  Wellman-Union Football team blessed by Lubbock Dental Group

Travis Epperson says they were glad to help out the Wildcats, since his wife is from six-man community Sands. “We wanted to donate professional quality mouth guards to their team. these are custom made like the Tech football teams wears.”

  Safety is first priority as Texas Tech students return to student housing

Slow and steady, that's how students are moving back into student housing on the campus of Texas Tech.

  New guidelines from THHS on nursing home, long term care facilities visitation

Greg Bruce, Corporate Director of Crown Point Health Suites, says this is great news for families, but it is just the first step in a complicated process.

  Majority of Lubbock families sending kids back to classroom

“For in class, we have about 72 percent of students that have signed up for face to face learning,” said Dr. Kathy Rollo, Lubbock ISD superintendent.

  Lubbock’s Monument of Courage dedicated on Purple Heart Day

Friday morning, Lubbock’s Monument of Courage was dedicated to Gold Star families, Purple Heart, and Medal of Honor recipients.

  Who won? Lubbock Police Officer joins family foot race

Officer Ethan Noble was responding to a call about a large gathering or a potential fight, but when he arrived a family was gathering for a funeral. He continued to speak with the family and learned more about their childhood traditions.

  Hocutt describes troubled Lady Raider basketball program, apologizes to players

In his Friday news conference, Hocutt painted a picture of a troubled program that had received multiple complaints through Stollings’ first and second season, prompting him to conduct an investigation.

TTU announces the termination of Lady Raider head coach Marlene Stollings and Associate head Coach Nikita Dawkins

Texas Tech University has announced the termination of Lady Raider basketball head coach Marlene Stollings, effective immediately.

Cinemark Tinseltown Lubbock and XD to reopen on Aug. 14, tickets on sale Friday night

Cinemark is reopening a select number of its theatres across the U.S. on Friday, Aug. 14, including its Cinemark Tinseltown Lubbock and XD location.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Suey

Meet Suey, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Suey is a 1-year-old pit who has been with LAS for more than one month.

  Lubbock pediatrician urges vaccinations ahead of school, even virtual school

With school approaching, a Covenant Health pediatrician is urging parents to get their children vaccinated, even if they’re attending school from home.

  TABC offering bars, breweries a chance to reclassify and reopen

The TABC is offering a new chance for businesses to reopen, by changing the balance of food and alcohol they serve.

  Spanking removed from LISD discipline techniques

Not only is spanking seldom used, but it is also a liability for Texas educators. There is no immunity if an educator is found abusing corporal punishment. In addition, the parent consent form might not be enough to prevent a legal battle.

Texas Tech announces MOU with Midwestern State University

“A partnership with MSU Texas and the Texas Tech University System has the opportunity to advance all institutions within our system and support the betterment of higher education in Texas."

Brownfield traffic stop leads to police chase and crash in South Lubbock

A police chase has ended with a crash at 98th Street and Frankford Avenue around 12:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Texas Tech Regents discuss COVID plans as students prepare for return

The Texas Tech Board of Regents met in a hybrid in-person and virtual meeting on Thursday to discuss details for the upcoming fall semester at their four institutions.

Texas Tech Athletics completes 168 COVID-19 tests, 0 positives

Texas Tech Athletics announced Thursday it has completed 168 additional tests for COVID-19 among its football student-athletes, coaches and support staff with no positive results.

Police searching for missing person from Plainview

Sean Donovan Ditmore was reporting missing yesterday afternoon after not returning to a family members house when he was expected to.

Free Walgreens drive-thru testing site to open Aug. 7

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Walgreens location at 602 Avenue Q will begin testing Friday, August 7, 2020.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Sugar Cube

Meet Sugar Cube, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Sugar Cube is a 3-month-old who has been with the shelter for a couple of weeks.

  Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

Lubbock sees 60 case increase in COVID cases, state's COVID hospitalizations decrease, investigation continues into Beirut explosion

  Scattered showers and storms possible today and tonight

A mixture of clouds and sunshine will be in the forecast Thursday. Monsoon moisture from the Pacific will aid in the development of showers and thunderstorms across New Mexico during the afternoon and evening hours.If storms can develop, they will likely track to the east and be capable of lightn

  Lubbock declares Friday, Aug. 7 as National Purple Heart Day

On Wednesday, Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope, and city council members read a proclamation declaring Friday, August 7 as National Purple Heart Day.

  Lubbock City Council to consider tornado sirens as part of new budget proposals

On Wednesday, City Council heard details from city manager Jarrett Atkinson on a plan for installing an outdoor warning system that will cost just under $1 million, down from $3.3 million proposed years ago.

  Local non-profit groups will not be affected by cancellation of Holiday Happening

Last year the event raised over $400,000 and a portion of the proceeds go towards local non-profit projects like South Plains Food2Kids, Kids in the Kitchen and SPARK. Fortunately, these non-profit groups will not feel the strain of cancellation.

Early Settlers Day Community Festival in Levelland canceled

After a decision in May to postpone the 2020 Early Settlers Day Community Festival, the Levelland Chamber of Commerce has canceled the annual event, citing pandemic concerns.

Jaws of Life called to crash at 86th St & Quaker Ave, two people injured

Lubbock Police say the call came in around 2:40 p.m. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Quaker. At least two people have been reported with moderate injuries.

WANTED WEDNESDAY: 2 burglaries from self-storage locations

Lubbock police are searching for several suspects in this week's Wanted Wednesday, including burglaries from two different self-storage locations.

Texas Tech refunding online access, student athletic access fees for fall semester

Texas Tech sent out a letter on Wednesday, saying they would be refunding the online distance education fee and the student athletic access fees for the fall semester, as they restructure classes in response to COVID-19.

  VIDEO: Lubbock health officials say cases down, but urge social distancing, mask use as students go back to school

Lubbock health officials are reminding residents to wear masks and maintain social distancing as students head back to the classroom for the fall semester.