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Castillo indicted, charged with capital murder in the deaths of Cynthia Palacio and Linda Carbajal

A Lubbock man linked to the 2003 death of Cynthia Palacio has been charged by a grand jury with capital murder.

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 622 new cases, 5 additional deaths, hospitalization rate at 30.16% on Tuesday

  Donations still needed for Giving Tuesday

Sheriff: Beware of scammers posing as deputies calling, asking for money

Amazon to build distribution warehouse in Lubbock

DPS identifies 6 killed in crash near Snyder

Plainview/Hale County reports 34 new cases of COVID-19,

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  Local businesses seeing huge activity from Cyber Monday deals

  ‘Please, let me kill her’: Man on drugs threatens neighbors

  Transportation projects, direct COVID relief funding among possible legislative agenda items for City of Lubbock

Suspect arrested in deadly stabbing of 54-year-old man

Utility Work to Affect Section of Spur 327 and U.S. Highway 82

St. John’s cancels basketball game at Texas Tech, deemed ‘too risky’

Lubbock police investigating 2 separate police chases early Monday morning

Early Monday morning was busy for Lubbock police. Officers responded to two separate police chases that ended in suspects crashing.

Texas Tech men’s comeback falls short against Houston

The Texas Tech men’s basketball team battled back after trailing by as much as 20 points against the number 17th-ranked Houston Cougars in the Dickies Arena. The Red Raiders were able to cut the lead to seven, but lost to Houston 64-53.

  End Zone Team of the Week: Lubbock-Cooper Pirates

In their Week 10 matchup against Rider (Wichita Falls), the Pirates beat the Raiders 25-24.

East Lubbock Art House opens community fridge for people in need

The East Lubbock Art House at 405 N Martin L King Blvd has opened a community fridge to help people in need.

  Cold week ahead

Wreaths for Vets honors thousands of fallen soldiers in Texas

1 injured in Saturday afternoon shooting

Lady Raiders overcome slow start to beat Houston Baptist

Texas Tech’s comeback falls short against Oklahoma State

  Mother heartbroken after son dies from injuries suffered in officer-involved shooting

  End Zone Scores & Highlights for Friday, Nov. 27

Here’s Pete with your high school football scores and highlights for Friday night.

  Lubbock retailers grateful for Black Friday shoppers at South Plains Mall

Black Friday brought thousands of Lubbock shoppers back to South Plains Mall, crowds that local retailers haven’t seen since the COVID pandemic began.

  Travel issues possible with wintry mix on Saturday

Windy and cooler on Black Friday with highs only in the 50s for the South Plains. However, it will be colder Saturday with highs in the 30s in some of the region.

#14 Red Raiders knock off Sam Houston State

The 14th ranked Red Raiders proved to be a problem for Sam Houston State as they topped the BearKats 84-52

DPS reports multiple injuries after crash in southeast Lubbock County

DPS reports the crash was called in at 12:25 p.m. at FM 3431(CR 2700) & CR 7200, west of the Slaton Highway. None of the injuries appeared to be serious or life threatening, according to DPS.

  Lubbock businesses excited for Black Friday

Businesses all around Lubbock have been preparing to offer good deals for Black Friday shoppers.

  Salvation Army Lubbock providing Thanksgiving at a distance for 500 people

Thanksgiving dinners are looking very different this year, but the Salvation Army is still reaching out to provide a meal and some hope to those in need.

  3 vacant houses burned in Levelland fire

The Levelland Fire Marshals has opened up an investigation into a Thursday morning fire involving three homes. All the houses were vacant, but there were signs of people squatting.

  Motorcycle rider killed in crash on 82nd Street

One person has been killed in a motorcycle crash that happened on 82nd Street between Indiana and Quaker Avenue on Tuesday night.

COVID testing sites closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Three COVID-19 testing sites will be closed in Lubbock on Thanksgiving and the day after. The City of Lubbock sent out that notice on Monday afternoon.

  Man killed in Tuesday night trailer fire

The Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead inside a trailer home that caught fire.

  Fewer Bell Ringers means fewer donations to Salvation Army’s biggest fundraiser

Due to COVID-19, Salvation Army is struggling to get volunteer bell ringers for their biggest fundraiser, which supports those in need year-round.

  Brownfield man charged in deadly hit-and-run

Officers with the Lubbock Police Department arrested 34-year-old Joseph Cruz for a fatal hit-and-run that left one man dead on Nov. 16.

Chuck Darden wins his 1,000th game

Chuck Darden has been coaching the Shallowater girls for 40 years and Tuesday when his Fillies beat Midland 61-31, he joined the 1,000 wins club.

  One Class at a Time: Roosevelt Elementary teacher, Education Foundation awarded $500

Roosevelt Elementary School teacher Norma Luker is the fourth 2020-2021 recipient of KCBD’s One Class At A Time $500 donation and recognition sponsored by Frontier Dodge and Spirit Chrysler.

  ‘We’re still in trouble’: City officials concerned with high COVID-19 death count

In the last seven days, at least 48 families are planning loved one’s funeral instead of planning their Thanksgiving dinner.

Former Lubbock ADA Josh Reno selected as Texas Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice

Former Lubbock County Assistant District Attorney and Texas Tech grad Josh Reno has been chosen by Attorney General Ken Paxton to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice.

Medical board suspends license of Lubbock physician arrested for prostitution

A Lubbock physician has been temporarily suspended by the Texas Medical Board after he was arrested for prostitution involving someone under 18.

  LPD Seeking Identity of Suspects in Aggravated Assault

Lubbock Police Officers are seeking information related to an aggravated assault that occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 17 in the 4500 block of 11th Street.

  City representatives continue to urge COVID vigilance during Thanksgiving holiday

During a news conference Tuesday morning, representatives with the City of Lubbock again urged residents to avoid large gatherings during the Thanksgiving holiday.

CPS inquiry at center of Lubbock Christian School president’s departure

An internal email sent out to parents of Lubbock Christian Schools shows an off-campus, non-school-related investigation by Child Protective Services led to the immediate departure of the school’s president.

Texas Tech Athletics makes changes for game days

Enhanced safety measures have been announced by Texas Tech Athletics. Among the most prominent are not allowing tailgating and requiring masks or face coverings.

  Spring-like this afternoon, a “mild” Thanksgiving

From Fall to Spring, in a matter of hours. Grey, drizzly and chilly weather yesterday is replaced by wind, dust, and seasonable warmth today. Here’s the outlook for the remainder of the Thanksgiving Holiday Week.

  Pulmonologist from Oregon helping out at Covenant Health through Thanksgiving Holiday

The pandemic has caused doctors and medical staff across the country including Dr. Jason Wells, a pulmonologist from Oregon, to shift plans, scrambling to help the record amounts of patients and even traveling to hotspots.

  City Council discusses vaccine & anti-body distribution during special session

There are three vaccines awaiting emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. City manager Jarrett Atkinson said Lubbock is expecting the vaccines soon.

Man charged with transporting a minor after 14-year-old Lubbock girl found in Michigan

Lubbock Police, with the assistance of federal and Michigan agencies, have located 14-year-old Mattie Worley in Alden, Michigan.

Man indicted, charged in west Lubbock County murder

A Lubbock man has been indicted by a grand jury, charged in the shooting death of a man at a west Lubbock County RV Park in August.

WATCH LIVE: City council to host special meeting Monday over COVID-19

A virtual special city council meeting has been scheduled to start at noon on Monday. Discussions will take place over the status of COVID-19 in Lubbock.

Semi-RV crash causes pile-up near Southland

Area police are responding to a large crash reported just after 10:30 a.m. on Highway 84 near County Road 211 near Southland. The crash is in the southbound lanes.

Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced the guiding principles for Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state’s initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month.

SPC to delay start of spring semester

South Plains College has changed its spring calendar and will start its spring semester on Jan. 19 across all of its campuses.

Lubbock Christian School President removed from Board of Trustees

An email sent over the weekend to parents and staff of Lubbock Christian School stated Tye Rogers, the President of the Board of Trustees, is no longer affiliated with Lubbock Christian Schools.

Police responding to crash in South Lubbock

The Lubbock Police Department is responding to a crash near 110th Street and Milwaukee Avenue.

Affidavit: Lufkin coach tried to buy prescription pad from doctor’s son

An arrest affidavit states a Lufkin football coach offered money to a student for his father’s prescription pad. It also states he offered to sell edible marijuana and vape wax to the student.

Texas Tech to kick off road game vs. Oklahoma State, 11 a.m. Saturday in Stillwater

Texas Tech will kick off its final road game of the regular season at 11 a.m. Saturday when the Red Raiders travel to face Oklahoma State inside Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

3 injured in collision at Quaker & North Loop

Three people suffered minor to moderate injuries in a collision at Quaker and the North Loop, briefly blocking traffic on Saturday afternoon.

  End Zone Player Profile: Estacado’s TJ Steele

Estacado wideout TJ Steele grew up playing football with his six brothers and one sister. He says those family battles were the driving force that made him into the player he has become on the gridiron.

  New scholarship established for Latino med students in memory of Dr. Juan Fitz

Beloved Doctor Juan Fitz, who died of COVID-19 complications, will be remembered with a new scholarship.

  End Zone Scores & Highlights for Friday, Nov. 20

Here’s Pete with your high school football scores and highlights for Friday night.

Drive-thru Santa Land opens Dec. 10

Drive-thru Santa Land opens Dec. 10 at Mackenzie Park, free for everyone!

  Lubbock orthodontists feed students from 3 LISD schools in 8th annual turkey drive

They distributed 450 boxes among Guadalupe, Wright, and Jackson elementary schools and the Guadalupe Parkway Center. Dr. James St. Clair says every year is a blessing, but especially this year with the burdens COVID-19 has brought to families.

UMC hosting Park & Pray event Saturday evening, 6 p.m.

UMC will be hosting another Park and Pray event Saturday evening, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. to show support for all healthcare workers and caregivers.

One seriously injured after rollover on southeast Loop 289

Lubbock Police say one person was seriously injured after a rollover inside the southeast corner of Loop 289.

  U.S. Marshals track down Bart Reagor to collect $49 million

U.S. Marshals served a writ of execution to Bart Reagor on Thursday to collect $49 million owed to Ford Motor Credit.

Byron Martin dies at age 92

Former Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustee, Byron Martin, has died at the age of 92.

Fleeing their home state’s strict restrictions on sports, New Mexico basketball teams seek refuge in two of Texas’ worst hot spots

UPDATE: Texas Tech has had no discussions about hosting University of New Mexico basketball programs on campus. Facilities will only be used for Texas Tech programs.

  Lubbock non-profit wants Texas Department of Emergency management to follow through on coronavirus relief funds

A non-profit group called West Texas Organizing Strategy hosted a virtual meeting with other citizens from other Texas cities where some Lubbockites expressed frustration, wanting the Texas Department of Emergency Management to follow through on funds they said they would provide.

End Zone Scores & Highlights for Thursday, Nov. 19

Here’s Pete with your high school football area-round playoff scores and highlights for Thursday night.

  ‘The Cavalry is coming’: First COVID-19 Antibody treatment now available in Lubbock & Texas, Governor Abbott says

The drug will help people in high risk groups avoid hospitalization. Specifically, people who are over the age of 65 with comorbid conditions.

  Emergency facilities seek to help hospitals statewide

Free-standing emergency rooms in Texas are petitioning to help hospitals overflowing with patients.

Thanksgiving meals to be distributed at three Lubbock ISD elementary schools

Lubbock Independent School District says Thanksgiving meals will be provided at three local Elementary schools after school lets out on Friday.

Police need help finding vehicle involved in deadly motorcycle crash

The Major Crash Investigation Unit is seeking information of the driver and current location of a vehicle that fled from a crash that occurred at approximately 1:40 p.m. Nov. 16 at the intersection of Idalou Road and East 4th Street.

WATCH: Gov. Abbott discusses distribution of COVID-19 antibody treatment across Texas

Governor Greg Abbott will travel to Lubbock on Thursday, November 19th to hold a briefing with local officials and provide an update on the distribution of bamlanivimab, the Eli Lilly & Company monoclonal antibody therapy.

Lubbock county judge tests positive for COVID

The Lubbock County Judge, Curtis Parrish, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Reports: Matthew McConaughey walks back comments on run for governor

He said during the radio interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show, “I mean, that (a run for office) wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.”

  City leaders asking Lubbock to keep Thanksgiving small this year

City leaders say Thanksgiving has to look different this year. “We have got to stop the spread of the virus and most viral spread is in small groups, especially small-type groups not wearing masks and mostly around food. The CDC, and what I recommend, are no groups larger than ten,” said Dr. Cook.

  What’s next for the Sanctuary city for the Unborn ordinance?

Lubbock city council unanimously voted to reject the sanctuary city for the unborn ordinance because they said it is “unconstitutional and unenforceable," but there is still a way to revive the ordinance by putting it on the ballot.

68 members of the Texas House call for STAAR exams to be canceled this year

A bipartisan group of 68 Texas House representatives signed a letter calling on the Texas Education Agency to cancel the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam or at minimum not use student scores to rate schools or districts this school year.