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Schedule of events for Memorial Day 2019

There will be a number of Memorial Day events held on Monday, starting with a ceremony at the City of Lubbock Cemetery located at 2011 E. 31st Street.

One killed, two injured in crash on US 62 Saturday night

  Tornado warnings expire but flooding danger continues Saturday night

Law enforcement responds to turned over semi on I-27

  Lubbock County roads washed out by flooding

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

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

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

CASA of the South Plains hosting volunteer informational sessions in Levelland

City of Lubbock offices closed Monday for Memorial Day

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Stormy

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

  KCBD Investigates: Unanswered questions on Lubbock County Medical Examiner

  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

For the first time the Lubbock Police Department swore in an “Officer for the Day" Thursday when two siblings joined the force, taking their mind off their daily health battles.

Suspect wanted since April for continuing domestic violence arrested

The Lubbock Police Department and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force have been searching for 39-year-old William Theodore Bradley who was wanted for continuing domestic violence.

Troopers identify suspect in Seagraves officer-involved shooting

The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers have released the name of the suspect in the April 29 officer-involved shooting in Seagraves.

Legionnaires to host pancake breakfast for all veterans and their families

Tribute to Merle Haggard coming to Plainview on June 1

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

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

  Roads closed Thursday for LPD accident investigations

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

  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

  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.

  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

  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

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.

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: 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

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.

  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.