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Tornado warning expired for Lamb County, severe storms continue

Severe weather continues after a tornado was reported on the ground in Lamb County north of Sudan around 7:45 p.m.

  Lubbock trauma surgeon opens up about pandemic PTSD

  Lubbock businesses booming for graduation weekend

  First Alert Weather Day: Strong storms Friday night into next week

LPD: 11 arrests made in prostitution operation

  Levelland City Council to consider Sanctuary City for the Unborn Ordinance Monday

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash shuts down northbound West Loop 289

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Texas Tech graduation moved indoors Saturday due to threat of severe weather

City of Lubbock Pools hiring for 2021 swim season

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Maurice

  Weekend severe weather outlook

  Daybreak Today Friday Morning Brief

  Lubbock parents weigh in on COVID-19 vaccinations for kids

  KCBD INVESTIGATES: The cost to clean up flood damage at Citizens Tower

The damage was done two months ago, but we are just now learning how much those March flood waters are going to cost the city of Lubbock.

  Lubbock police responding to 911 calls faster thanks to new substation deployment

The Lubbock Police Department has shaved a minute and a half from their average 911 response time within the last year.

Denver City police searching for armed, dangerous suspect after Thursday afternoon shooting

A shooting suspect is being sought in Denver City, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

  Storm chances Friday through next week

Storm chances return to the area Friday and continue into next week. Isolated storms will be possible tomorrow, but more widespread activity will impact your Saturday evening.

  First COVID-19 vaccinations administered to 12 to 15 year olds at Lubbock clinic

  Texas Tech celebrates opening of Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center

Lubbock man indicted, charged in 2006 murder after turning himself in to police

Lubbock man killed, struck by vehicle, 9 miles north of Andrews

10 former Reagor-Dykes employees sentenced to prison, ordered to pay restitution

3 arrested in Big Spring murder investigation

Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted back in custody, one arrested in Snyder

In the last week authorities have captured two of Texas’ Top 10 fugitives. One was arrested in Snyder.

New ‘fast-casual’ restaurant opening this fall in Downtown Lubbock

Newk’s Eatery will be located on the first floor of McDougal Plaza (formerly Wells Fargo Center) at 1500 Broadway.

  West Texas Cycling Association taking a ‘Ride of Silence’ to honor cyclists, promote public road safety

The West Texas Cycling Association is taking part in the International Ride of Silence, a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

1 hospitalized after crash in West Lubbock

One person was taken to the hospital and another had minor injuries after a crash that happened on the access road of West Loop 290 at Marsha Sharp Freeway.

Mother, 2 children arrested during domestic assault situation

A woman, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old were arrested Wednesday evening after the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 200 block of Kimberly Drive.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Patches

Meet Patches, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Patches is a 1-year-old pit mix.

  Lubbock ISD board makes masks optional

During a Thursday workshop meeting, the Lubbock Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved a motion to make masks optional during graduation, summer programs and next school year.

  Former Lubbock Rep. Froy Salinas dies at 81

Salinas was the first Hispanic lawmaker to be elected from the Lubbock area. He was also a native of Tahoka.

  Pleasant weather Thursday afternoon

Another cloudy morning, but more sunshine and seasonal temperatures are on the way. In addition, a chance of rain, and thunderstorms, returns to my forecast as we head into the weekend.

  Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

Former Rep. Floy Salinas dies at 81, Lubbock figuring out how to spend recovery money, alcohol-to-go now legal

  Lockney I.S.D. to adopt 4-day school workweek

Superintendent Jim Baum says the main reason for the change was to give teachers an extra day to plan. Right now, they only get about 45 minutes a day to grade and prepare lessons for up to 90 students.

  Bike with the Mayor, May 15 at 9 a.m.

As part of the mayor’s Fitness Council, Dan Pope is hosting a 6.4-mile bike ride this Saturday morning, starting at 9 o’clock.

  Lamesa mourns for fallen deputy Samuel Leonard

One of the fallen Concho County deputies, Samuel Leonard, was a lifelong Lamesa man who had just left the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office only three weeks ago.

  Warmer Spring Temps Returning

Increasing Temps and Rain Chances

  Lubbock city, county officials unsure how $116 million recovery funding will be spent

While the funds have been expected since the American Rescue Plan passed in March, Lubbock leaders don’t exactly know how they’ll spend the nearly $117 million coming to the city and county governments.

  City to begin offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 12+ at Thursday clinic

The City of Lubbock Public Health Department will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 12 and older.

City of Lubbock releases 2020 Water Quality Report

The City of Lubbock is pleased to announce that the 2020 Water Quality Report is now available to the public.

  Lubbock area Law Enforcement Agencies team up to deliver hot lunches for Meals on Wheels

Wednesday, homebound residents in and around Lubbock had special visitors knocking on their doors. Law enforcement agents delivered for “Meals On Wheels” in observation of Peace Officer Memorial Day.Members of the Lubbock Police Department, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, and State Troopers de

Citibus hosting mobile job fairs, vaccine clinics

Citibus is hosting two mobile job fairs next week. The first will be at the TJ Patterson Library on Monday, May 17th and the second on Wednesday, May 19th, both from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire damages home in North Lubbock

Lubbock Firefighters are investigating a fire that damaged a home in North Lubbock Wednesday afternoon.

Person hit by semi-truck, killed in Clovis early Wednesday morning

A person was hit by a semi-truck and killed in Clovis early Wednesday morning.

Heavy rescue called to Lubbock Cemetery after person falls into grave

The Lubbock Fire Department’s heavy rescue team was called to the City of Lubbock Cemetery after a person fell into a freshly dug grave Wednesday morning.

Fallen Concho County deputies identified

The names have been released for the two Concho County deputies killed in the line of duty Monday evening.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Pixie

Meet Pixie, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. She is one-year-old blue heeler mix.

Welcome weather changes?

It was one of the coolest May 11 afternoons in Lubbock's weather record. The high was 55°. Just one degree shy of tying the min-max record (coolest high) of 54° (in 1954). Temperatures, and storm chances, more typical of mid-May are on the way.

  Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

Person of interest ID’s in death case, pipeline to be online by end of week, CDC to make Pfizer decision today

  LPD searching for person for evading in a vehicle, connected to fatal shooting

The Lubbock Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of Leo Contreras, who has an active warrant for evading in a vehicle.

  Tornado survivor uses family’s story to inspire others

Several of their family members expressed their gratitude for the tribute. For one survivor, it was a day to reflect on the lessons learned in the aftermath.

  Lubbock law enforcement agencies honor fallen Concho County deputies

Lubbock County sheriff’s deputies and Lubbock police provided honor guard services for the entire 200 mile trip from Concho County.

  1970 tornado memorial honors and educates as new gateway to downtown Lubbock

“It’s about honoring those folks that lost family, about those folks that that stood up and said ‘We’re not gonna let this beat us down’,” Stephen Faulk, VP of MWM Architects said. “There’s a true West Texas spirit around here and not much can knock us down.”

  Lubbock tornado bolo ties on sale to help downtown

A Lubbock man is putting a unique twist in commemorating the victims and devastation of the 1970 Lubbock tornado.

  LPD identifies one male fatally shot in northwest Lubbock

Police say The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is responding after a call for service came in at 3:30 p.m. as a check welfare call. Upon entry, LPD says officers located a deceased male.

Lubbock Tornado Memorial dedication marks 51st anniversary

Tuesday marks the 51 years since an F-5 tornado devastated much of Lubbock and killed 26 people. To mark the anniversary, a dedication ceremony will be held at the Lubbock Civic Center.

  Texas South Plains Honor Flight Golf Tournament to honor local veterans

All proceeds from the tournament will defray costs of this all-expense paid “Trip of a Lifetime” for these deserving local heroes.

  Suspect charged in shooting death of 2 Concho County sheriff’s deputies

The bodies of two Concho County Sheriff’s deputies will be brought to Lubbock Tuesday morning for an autopsy,

Comedian Bill Maher to headline at Buddy Holly Hall

Bill Maher will perform his hard-hitting, side-splitting, stand-up comedy at The Buddy Holly Hall on July 31, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Frenship ISD to provide free meals for children during the summer

Frenship ISD and Aramark are teaming up once again for Tiger Bites, a summer feeding program that provides free meals for all kids age 18 or younger across the Lubbock and Wolfforth communities.

  Afternoon South Plains forecast update

I’m covering strong to severe thunderstorms on-air this morning. Tune into KCBD for the latest. Here’s a summary of what’s ahead.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Edna

Meet Edna, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. She is a two-year-old pit bull mix.

Daybreak Today Tuesday Morning Brief

Tornado memorial to be dedicated, details released on deadly shooting, vaccine use expanded to adolescents

  Service industry veteran says higher wages would bring workers back

Some business owners have blamed additional unemployment benefits for the worker shortage, but one Lubbock single mother and 18-year veteran of management positions in the service industry says benefits aren't the issue.

  Video released of Lubbock County deputy-involved shooting amid calls from victim’s family for answers

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office released the body camera video of the incident nearly a week after the Lubbock County District Attorney’s office determined it would not take the case to a grand jury.

Stolen cash, stolen gun led to deadly shooting, warrant states

New documents are providing further details police received from those nearby when Christopher Castillo suffered a fatal gunshot wound at the South Plains Mall parking lot on May 4.

COVID-19: Lubbock reports new cases, one additional death last week

The City of Lubbock issues daily reports on COVID-19. Get the latest information here.

Donald Trump endorses Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for reelection

Patrick, who twice chaired Trump’s campaign in Texas, is up for a third term in 2022.

  TTU School of Music hosting Band & Orchestra, TTU All-State Choir summer camps

The Texas Tech School of Music will host two summer camps starting in June.

Alderson Automotive Group sold to San Antonio Auto Family

Stephen and Rick Cavender of the Cavender Auto Family announced today their agreement with David Alderson, President and Owner Alderson Automotive Group, to acquire the Alderson Automotive Group of dealerships located in Lubbock and Midland, Texas.

  WATCH: Lubbock County Sheriff discusses deputy-involved shooting

Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe held a news conference Monday to give an update on a suspect who was shot by a deputy in November 2020, following an investigation by the Texas Rangers.

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute comes to the Buddy Holly Hall in October

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute will perform on October 13, 2021 at 7 p.m. at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

Bit of a chill and some rain

What a difference a day, or two or three, makes. Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far. Lubbock hit 97° under a mostly sunny sky. Much cooler, even chilly, today and the next few, with a chance of rain and thunderstorms.

  Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief

Sheriff to discuss Thanksgiving suspect’s death, Pfizer looks to expand vaccine eligibility, oil up after cyberattack

  WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE: LPD releases body cam footage from viral video arrest

Lubbock police have now released body cam video of an arrest that went viral on social media this week, showing a woman struggling with officers as they attempted to arrest her.

  Much cooler next few days

Get the updated cooler FirstAlert Forecast for Lubbock and the South Plains.

Unified Development Code Module Four Released for Public Comment

The latest phase of Lubbock's Unified Development Code is open for public comment.

  Roosevelt VFD fights grass fire in NE Lubbock

The Roosevelt Volunteer Fire Department fought a large grass fire in the 4100 block of East 1st Street on Saturday afternoon.

  Lubbock VFW honors family of World War II gunner who went MIA in 1941

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Lubbock hosted a ceremony on Saturday for the family of a World War II veteran who went missing in action in 1941.

  Vacant home destroyed in fire at N. Slide & Clovis Hwy

Lubbock Fire Rescue was called to a structure fire at North Slide Road and Clovis Highway, near the city limits, on Saturday afternoon.

  First Friday Art Trail returns for big 200th event

Friday night marks the first art trail in more than a year.