Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

According to a criminal complaint, childcare supervisors told police officers a parent saw the suspect inappropriately kiss a 3-year-old girl on the mouth.

Arrest made in early morning hit and run crash

Evacuations lifted in Littlefield gas leak

Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

The Texas water industry faces a looming workforce shortage as it struggles to attract new talent

United Valor, Civil Air Patrol host Wreaths Across America to remember veterans

Vehicle owner shoots suspected thieves; 1 arrested

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  Santa Land proposal ends on a happy note for local couple

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

Lubbock man stabbed trying to stop car burglary

Brownfield cotton gin recovering following Thursday fire

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

Quaker Ave. blocked south of Loop 289 due to police activity

Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

The two work horses surprised everyone - especially the truck driver.

Amarillo doctor convicted in murder-for-hire of Lubbock doctor to get a new trial

Three years after he was given two life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder-for-hire of Covenant’s chief pathologist Dr. Joseph Sonnier, Amarillo plastic surgeon Thomas Dixon has been granted a new trial by the 7th District Court of Appeals in Amarillo.

  TTU approves sale of alcohol at games, slashing concession prices

Texas Tech’s Board of Regents have approved the sale of beer and wine in the general seating area at home sporting events. This comes after Texas Tech’s Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt made a presentation to the board on Thursday afternoon about enhancing the overall experience for fans.

Texas Tech installs unique distillation tower for Engineering student training

Texas Tech installs a new distillation tower for Chemical Engineering students, following $1.3M donation from a Midland Energy company.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

Sorry, Lululemon is not recruiting brand ambassadors through Instagram

‘Let this Lamborghini light your fire,’ pastor says while giving wife $200k luxury SUV - he’s now defending the purchase

Texas Tech to host commencement Friday, Saturday

Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

LPD closes lanes near 19th Street, Loop 289 after crash

  Armored truck deposits cash on highway in NJ

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21st Street between Louisville, Knoxville avenues to close for Covenant construction

Part of 21st Street between Louisville and Knoxville avenues will close from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday as construction around Covenant Medical Center continues.

Rich family offering a photographer $100k to travel the world and take photos of them

You get sick pay and 30 days of vacation time, but you have to be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Friday is National Free Shipping Day

The website has a comprehensive list of stores with online deals. Deals also include guaranteed delivery by Christmas Day, in many cases.

Mayor of Tuscola dead after Thursday crash in Taylor County

The mayor of Tuscola, a town nearly 20 miles south of Abilene, and his wife were killed on Thursday after an afternoon crash in Taylor County, one mile north of Tuscola.

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life — said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

  Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

Woman seriously injured in bear attack in PA

Melinda Lebarron was outside of her home with her dog when she was attacked by a bear Wednesday evening.

Mueller rejects Flynn’s argument that FBI interview was deceptive

Mueller’s office submitted a response on Friday to Flynn’s sentencing memo, which itself was submitted earlier this week.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic — because it's unclear if they will be considered by the House — passage Thursday showed senators seeking to assert oversight of Trump administration foreign policy and the relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Winds decrease, but remain gusty overnight

Strong winds continue across the area overnight. Wind speeds will gradually taper off after sunset, but remain gusty.

Officer involved in accident responding to West Loop rollover

A Lubbock Police officer responding to the scene of a rollover along West Loop 289 at 34th Street was also involved in an accident Thursday night.

All evacuations lifted in Brownfield West Gin fire

The Farmers Co-op in Brownfield, along with homes and other businesses were evacuated Thursday after a fire broke out at the West Gin. The evacuations are due to the fueling station at the co-op, where they also store propane.

Bomb threats sent to businesses, universities and media nationwide

Threats are being sent in to create mass disruption.

Lubbock PD: emailed bomb threats do not appear to be credible

A string of bomb threats across the nation and on the South Plains appear to be following a similar pattern Thursday afternoon.

Talkin’ Tech: It’s basketball season

This week on Talkin' Tech, Devin Ward & Blake Brodie broke down the Red Raiders 79-44 win over Northwestern State.

‘All Clear’ given at Levelland health clinic following bomb threat

The South Plains Rural Health Services in Levelland has been evacuated because of a bomb threat. The facility is just west of the Levelland Country Club on FM 300.

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney at a White House event. But Trump has been far from silent during the monthslong Cohen saga.

Water development board approves funds for updates to Shallowater, Whiteface

The Texas Water Development Board has approved funds for improvements to the City of Shallowater and Whiteface’s water systems. The money, $2.5 for Shallowater and $450,000 for Whiteface, will be loaned out to both to help in upgrading its systems.

Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy, report says

The organization is one of the largest youth groups in the country.

The Facts: Claims filed in Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy total more than $163 million

After combing through court documents and removing duplicate claims from dozens of creditors in the case for the original six Reagor-Dykes Auto Group locations where the deadline has passed to make a claim, the total dollar amount comes to more than $163.6 million.

Son has nowhere to hide when Mom embarrasses him on camera at basketball game

Mandy Remmell went for it when the 'fan cam' pointed at her during a Kelly Clarkson song. Her son may never forgive her.

Damage reported as high-speed winds come over South Plains

As Lubbock and the surrounding areas fall under a High Wind Warning, power outages are possible throughout Thursday. The wind speed warning is expected to last until 6 p.m.

Childhood home of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King sold to National Park Service

The home in Atlanta was reportedly sold for $1.9 million.

Bones found in family home ID’d as father missing for decades

One night back in 1961, Mike Carroll's father, George, disappeared. The explanations for his father's disappearance never sat well with the son.

Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

These 10 do not exist, except as a federal statistic that Trump and his vice president put through a rhetorical grinder in service of describing emigrants from Mexico as a menace.

Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

While his parents work on getting his name legally changed, the boy will be going by his father’s last name at school.

Would-be burglar rescued after getting stuck in restaurant grease vent for 2 days

The sheriff’s office says the man was physically exhausted and suffering from dehydration. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Recent house fires raise concerns over child supervision laws

Two recent fires that happened when children were left home alone are raising questions about child supervision laws.

TTU medical students save lives by checking blood pressure at barber shops

Some Texas Tech Medical Students are going the extra mile to tackle the silent killer known as high blood pressure. For 10 years now, students have been taking arm cuffs to a place where no one would expect them and it is bringing awareness to high blood pressure.

Texas Tech considering alcohol sales at sporting events

The Texas Tech Board or Regents is set to meet on Thursday and Friday. On the agenda, they’ll be talking about demolition plans for the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium and Coliseum. Another item on the list, the regents may discuss the possibility of selling alcohol at home sporting events.

Reagor Dykes attorneys say they are working on TT&L hangups

Attorneys for Reagor Dykes' Chief Restructuring Officer say they are making progress on resolving a multi-million dollar issue of outstanding titles and trade-in amounts, but admit they are not moving at the speed many of the lenders would prefer.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in January

The four movies in the Indiana Jones series will arrive to Netflix on Jan. 1. Also coming is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Jan. 9, a prequel featuring a young Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Cohen, 52, appeared at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III and took on Trump’s characterization of him as “weak.”

2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

In one case, a disgraced University of Southern California gynecologist has led police to a collection of nude photographs that may be connected with the abuse alleged by his patients. In another case, victims of a deceased New York doctor are demanding to know what happened to the photos.

Man identified after being killed in Friday night crash on University Avenue

The Lubbock Police Department has identified 68-year-old James Churchwell as the man who died on Monday after crashing at the intersection of 82nd Street and University Avenue on Friday.

Groom faced Texas snowstorm to meet his bride at the altar

For a lot of families, 10-inches of snow on a Saturday morning meant a fun time outside, but one Lubbock couple will always remember the journey that snow brought them on the most important morning of their lives.

Tiny art exhibit revitalizes Snyder’s local art scene

The 1818 Arthouse in Snyder has put on display the Tiny Art! exhibit that is set to close on Dec. 22. And it’s in this unique exhibition that residents around the area have taken a liking.

Police identify drivers of head-on collision that left 2 dead, 2 seriously injured

The driver of both vehicles were pronounced dead on scene, but the driver of the second vehicle has not been identified.

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

The child is alive but was seriously wounded and has been in critical condition since Saturday.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Woman found dead on FL interstate; family alleges date left her for dead

Authorities said the woman's body had been struck by several cars while lying in the roadway. It is unknown how she died.

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They're vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling

Lubbock’s Krispy Kreme only temporarily closed

The recent snowstorm that left Lubbock covered in as much snow as the city sees in a year has claimed a temporary victim... a popular donut shop.

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Trump conferred Tuesday at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline to shut down a range of government agencies.

LPD adds 2 full-time mental health officers to crisis intervention team

The Lubbock Police Department has long trained officers on how to handle mental health crises. There are currently roughly 40 officers on patrol that are trained to de-escalate various mental health situations.

Texas Tech set to approve $3.5 million to demolish coliseum complex

Texas Tech’s system regents are set to meet Thursday and Friday, and among items they will vote on is setting the price of how much they will spend to demolish the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium.

3 officers shot serving warrant for Houston-area suspect

Authorities say three law-enforcement officers have been shot while trying to serve a felony warrant at a Houston-area home and the search continues for the suspected gunman

Roll off dumpsters to be provided in Arnett Benson, Heart of Lubbock, Tech Terrace neighborhoods

The City of Lubbock Solid Waste Management, in partnership with the Arnett Benson, Heart of Lubbock and Tech Terrace neighborhood associations, will be providing a roll off dumpster for citizen use on designated days.

Slaton police officer shoots 2 dogs while being attacked

Around 12:15 p.m., a Slaton police officer called out “shots fired” on his radio after he was attacked by two dogs.

3 unconscious children found in house fire are in serious condition

Officials with Lubbock Fire Rescue say three children were taken to the hospital this morning after a fire broke out in a duplex on 59th Street near Avenue P. Firefighters say when they arrived, they saw three children trying to open a window to escape.

Deadline for ACA healthcare enrollment is Saturday

The Affordable Care Act enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. People who need coverage should go to to examine their healthcare options.

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

The company reportedly received five consumer complaints.

‘White people are the best’: Columbia student’s racist tirade captured on video

In a racially charged rant, the Columbia sophomore harasses and shouts white supremacist ideologies at a group of primarily minority students.

Texas to execute Alvin Braziel on Tuesday, making him the second inmate to die in a week

Lora and Douglas White were married for 10 days when the couple decided on Sept. 21, 1993 to take a walk around Eastfield College in Mesquite. It was the last thing the newlyweds would do together.

Search intensifies for woman who disappeared in Colorado on Thanksgiving

Kelsey Berreth made a trip to a Safeway grocery store near Woodland Park, CO, on Thanksgiving Day. She hasn’t been seen since a short time later.

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

LPD investigators make significant progress on multiple murder cases

Lubbock Police have been investigating 14 murders this year which is slightly higher than the average 12 or 13 reported in Lubbock every year. While the difference this year is slight,