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.

Owner of vandalized car arrested in TTU Final Four riots

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

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

Police to close 3 roadways Thursday for accident investigations

Grand jury finds Amarillo officer-involved shooting was justified

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

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Man arrested after 4 hour standoff in Slaton

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

  More wind Wednesday followed by more storms, some severe

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Lotus

Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

3 arrested after body found in ditch near Lockney

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

Multiple departments respond to fire east of Lubbock

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

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

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

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Ashley

Daybreak Today Tuesday Morning Brief

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  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: 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.

  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.

District Attorney files charges against LISD nurse for improper relationship

A former nurse for Estacado High School has been asked to resign after an investigation was opened by the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office, relating to an improper relationship.

Veterans group to host candlelight vigil Monday night for suicide awareness

Monday, weather permitting, the Military Order of the Purple Heart will host a candlelight vigil at 10:20 p.m. at the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial, off of 82nd Street and Nashville Avenue.

Lubbock teacher named first Christian Teacher of the Year Award winner

Mary Jo Newton, from Trinity Christian Schools, has been named the winner of the first Christian Teacher of the Year Award, given by Alpha Omega Publications.

Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief

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  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY MONDAY: Significant risk for severe weather across the viewing area overnight and Monday

A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY has been designated for Monday across the South Plains viewing area. A powerful low pressure system will combine with the dryline and a frontal boundary to bring severe weather opportunities across West Texas starting as early as the overnight hours.Sunday was very

  One Voice Home in Lubbock to offer help to minors saved from sex trafficking

Cobb and Dacia Hamby will be directors at a new facility helping young survivors who were lucky enough to break free from domestic sex trafficking.

  Child safe, man in custody after SWAT callout in Wolfforth

36-year-old Jose Luis Nino is in custody and a 4-month-old child is safe after SWAT was called to a Wolfforth home on Sunday.

  Body found near I-27 and 50th early Sunday

Lubbock Police were called out around 2:10 Sunday morning for a body found near the Interstate. Police say the body is a 51-year-old male. His name has not yet been released.

  Texas Tech alum celebrates 100th birthday during graduation weekend

As thousands of Texas Tech students graduated on Saturday, one Brownfield native and TTU alum celebrated a big milestone.

Lubbock Police, LFR respond to car on fire on Ave Q

A fully-involved car was parked in a parking lot on Avenue Q south of the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

  LPD hosts motorcycle safety academy for Lubbock riders

The Lubbock Police Department held its second civilian motorcycle academy on Saturday. Motorcycle officers took 16 riders through an advanced safety course out at the police academy.

  Atmos delivers lunch to thank Lubbock firefighters

Atmos delivered lunch on Saturday to thank Lubbock firefighters for their work in keeping folks safe during natural gas emergencies.

  Lubbock man to appear on History Channel’s “Alone” next month

Timothy Backus is proud to represent West Texas and show off his survival skills on the History Channel's "Alone" next month.

  Lubbock Batman on a mission to put smiles on the faces of kids in need

Lubbock Batman has arrived in the Hub City, on a mission to help children in need.

Man dies from injuries after light pole collision

UMC confirmed Friday night 63-year-old Larry Lindsey has died more than three weeks after his truck ran into a light pole during severe weather on April 23.

  Texas Tech mom makes tortilla graduation props for graduating son

A cap and gown and even a diploma isn't enough for one Texas Tech family. One mom hand-painted tortillas for her son to hold for his graduation pictures. One of them has a checklist of graduation milestones.

State budget committee comes to agreement on Texas Tech vet school funding

The Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine is closer to reality thanks to legislators hammering out the state’s budget for the next two years.

Police investigating report of man exposing genitals to teen at Lubbock park

Officers were told that a male was driving slowly around the park around 9 p.m. on May 15 and exposed his genitals to a 15-year-old nearby.

Man with gun stops suspects assaulting Wendy’s employees over forgotten item

Officers with the Lubbock Police Department are investigating a situation which happened just after midnight on Tuesday in the drive-thru at Wendy’s near 19th and University.

LPD motorcycle officers honor officer killed in line of duty

Three motorcycle officers traveled to Odessa to visit the grave site of fallen LPD Motorcycle Officer Rodney Kendricks on Friday.

  South Plains weather aids in cotton planting after cool and wet start to Spring

The start to the 2019 cotton season has been mostly positive for South Plains producers, quite the opposite to previous years dominated by heat and dry weather.

Lubbock Regional Peace Officer and First Responder Memorial, May 21 at 10 a.m.

On May 21st, 10 a.m., several area agencies will host the annual Lubbock Regional Peace Officer and First Responder Memorial at the Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial, located at 6601 Quaker Avenue, Lubbock, Texas.

Lubbock man sentenced to 87 months for robbing First Convenience Bank

Larry Wesley Brown was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $11,442 after robbing First Convenience Bank back in January of 2018.

Lubbock Co. Medical Examiner files motion to recuse Judge Hatch from lawsuit

On Friday, Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Sam Andrews filed a motion to recuse Judge Les Hatch from hearing any matters in the lawsuit filed against Andrews and the National Autopsy Assay Group Pathology Labs.

  Lubbock man sentenced to 16 years for 2017 assault of 3 officers

Carlos Martinez, a 34-year-old Lubbock man, has been sentenced to 16 years in the Texas Department of Corrections after he was found guilty of aggravated assault of a peace officer.

  Plainview man found dead from gunshot wound northwest of Lockney

Law enforcement officials are looking into the death of 21-year-old Braxton Mathis, who was found dead at 11 a.m. Thursday in a ditch near CR 67 and FM 2286 in Floyd County. A preliminary report shows he died of a gunshot wound.

Plainview museum uses community project to help those in juvenile detention

The outside of Hale County’s juvenile justice building is somewhat barren, with little signage and décor. Walking inside is not the most aesthetically pleasing either.

  Changes in severe outlook

Severe storms are possible, even likely for some of the viewing area, late today. However, there are changes in the when and where the severe weather is most likely. More on the changes in this story.

How Santa Fe rebuilt itself in the year after a school shooting

As lawmakers in Austin work to pass a sweeping school safety bill, many Santa Fe survivors and their loved ones say they’re focused less on what’s happening at the Capitol and more on what can be done to rebuild and uplift their community.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Duke

Meet Duke, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Duke is a 4-year-old Lab mix.

Daybreak Today Friday Morning Brief

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  LPD Detectives using forensic sketches to track down suspects

Lubbock police are using artist sketches to try and identify suspects in crimes like sexual assault. Detectives say there are cases where sketches are the best tool they have.

  Tech professor explains China tariff war impact on price of local goods

Last week we saw another tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Rashid Al-hmoud, Ph.D, economics professor at Texas Tech University, said there is talk that there will be a tariff on another $300 billion of imported items.

Second arrest made in Lubbock phone store robberies

Lubbock Police have arrested a second suspect in connection to robberies at two separate phone stores Tuesday morning.

  Hotel Motel Association says Lubbock hotels are filling up for weekend

With Texas Tech commencement ceremonies starting Friday, Lubbock visitors are coming in and giving a major boost to hotels

  FIRST ALERT: Hail, high winds, tornado chances Friday night

Warm, windy and humid today on the South Plains. We are still anticipating changes tomorrow with the return of severe storms to parts of the region.

  Carlos Martinez found guilty of striking 3 officers with vehicle

A Lubbock County jury has found 34-year-old Carlos Martinez guilty of aggravated assault of a peace officer after he hit three police officers with his vehicle.

Walk with a Doc Sunday, May 26

Parks and Recreation and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Family Medicine are partnering on a Walk With A Doc program beginning Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at Richard Lopez Park.

Texas Tech commencement ceremonies take place Friday, Saturday

Opera singer Susan Graham and author Barry Lopez will take the stage this year as the spring 2019 commencement speakers for Texas Tech. The ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18.

Driver survives rollover on South Loop 289; LFR, LPD respond to scene

LPD and LFR monitored morning traffic flow until the car was pulled out of the ditch. Traffic resumed back to normal shortly afterwards.

Odessa woman airlifted to Lubbock after being hit by FedEx truck

A 37-year-old Odessa woman was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was hit by a FedEx truck Thursday morning in Odessa.

Perfect attendance could get LISD 5th graders a free bike

Two fifth-grade students who have a perfect attendance record from each of Lubbock Independent School District’s 32 elementary schools will receive a free bicycle, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Lubbock.

Credit agency re-issues ‘elite’ rating for Texas Tech System

Moody’s Investor Service announced on Thursday the Texas Tech University System received, once again, an elite-level credit rating.

Texico school: Missing 9-year-old found safe

Roberta Manzanales was last seen around 3:45 p.m. walking eastbound away from Texico Elementary School.

Canyon Run dog park to close for maintenance Thursday night

The Canyon Run Dog Park will be closed Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 9 p.m. until Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9 a.m. for routine maintenance.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Cleopatra

Meet Cleopatra, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Cleopatra is a 1-year-old domestic shorthair cat.

Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

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  Cycling group rides in silence to remember those killed on bicycles

On Wednesday night the West Texas Cycling Association held their 17th annual Ride of Silence for people who lost their lives while riding a bicycle.

  U.S. China trade negotiations impacts West Texas cotton industry

Trade negotiations between the United States and China halted this week, forcing many American industries to face uncertainty, including agriculture.

Texas farmers could begin growing hemp under legislation gaining steam in both chambers

Wednesday at the Texas Capitol was hump day — or hemp day, state Sen. Charles Perry joked before the upper chamber unanimously approved a bill that would legalize the farming of industrial hemp in Texas.

Harrigan’s now open in south Lubbock location

Harrigan’s is now open in their new location at 11814 Indiana Ave. The restaurant will be open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and for Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. before changing to their permanent hours sometime next week.