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Motorcyclist hospitalized with serious injuries after hitting tree

Lubbock Police say the motorcyclist was riding along the 2800 block of East Canyon Lakes Drive just before 4 p.m.

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

Santa Land proposal ends on a happy note for local couple

Lubbock man stabbed trying to stop car burglary

Brownfield cotton gin recovering following Thursday fire

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

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

TTU approves sale of alcohol at games, slashing concession prices

Texas Tech installs unique distillation tower for Engineering student training

Texas Tech to host commencement Friday, Saturday

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

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.

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.

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

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

Water development board approves funds for updates to Shallowater, Whiteface

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

Damage reported as high-speed winds come over South Plains

Winter storms, high winds pose problems for late cotton harvest

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

Local clinic has provided free medical care to children for more than 50 years

The Sick Children’s Clinic first opened it’s doors in 1961, when Lubbock ranked 10th in the nation for infant deaths. Since then, the clinic has continued it’s mission of providing free medical care to sick children for 57 years.

LCU cheerleader calls finding brain tumor ‘blessing in disguise’

A blessing in disguise. That’s what an LCU Cheerleader says after an accident uncovered an unknown medical condition.

LBKAlert warns drivers roads will refreeze Monday night

Rising temperatures during the day are helping to melt Lubbock’s record snowfall from the weekend, but the amount of melting has also given way to overnight refreezing.

City of Lubbock leaders commend staff for successful storm response as more snow is expected

Lubbock City Manager Jarrett Atkinson held a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss the preliminary winter storm report.

Zoe Campos memorial service today

A memorial service will be held today for Zoe Campos at the Chapel of Grace Funeral Home at 1928 34th Street. The service is open to the public from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Severe weather causes Salvation Army to be behind on donations

The winter weather and snow are causing donations to the Salvation Army to come to a halt. For the safety of its volunteers, the church didn’t deploy their red kettles over the weekend, so now their donations are behind.

Spur water main break spurs on boil notice

Around 8 a.m Monday, the city of Spur reported a main water line break. Technicians are working to repair the leak and the water has been shut off.

Former Spur ISD coach sentenced 10 years on lesser charge after plea deal

A now former Spur ISD coach who was arrested by the Texas Rangers in May 2017 on charges of sexual assault of a child, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years probation after hi

Loop, Marsha Sharp Freeway reopened: Drivers urged to use caution

After closing the south Loop from 4th Street to Indiana and the Marsha Sharp Freeway on Sunday night, police have reopened the roads, but are urging people to still use caution as black ice could still be an issue.

Lubbock Law Enforcement to Offer Citizens Academy Program in Lubbock

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office (LSO), Lubbock Police Department (LPD) and the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office (LCDA) is now accepting applications for the next Citizens Academy.

LBKAlert warns drivers of black ice during Monday commute

Sunday afternoon the City of Lubbock’s LBKAlert system warned drivers to prepare for possibly dangerous road conditions ahead of their Monday morning commute

Southwest flight from Lubbock to Las Vegas makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

A Southwest Airlines flight from Lubbock to Las Vegas, Nevada had to make an unscheduled detour to Albuquerque Sunday afternoon.

Santa Land opens for 62nd year Monday evening

The opening ceremony begins Monday at 6 p.m. at Mackenzie Park.

Texas Tech finals have been rescheduled

All final exams scheduled for Saturday, December 8 have been rescheduled for Sunday, December 9 due to winter weather.

Miracles Christmas Parade cancelled

The Miracles Christmas Parade has been cancelled due to the weather. Organizers have issued a statement about the cancellation of the parade.

City to work throughout night for safe road conditions

City of Lubbock employees have been working throughout the weekend to treat icy roads to keep traffic flow calm.

LCU commencement ceremony Saturday postponed until 2 p.m.

Lubbock Christian University will host two commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday on its campus.

South Loop 289 flyover to northbound I-27 closed

The Lubbock Police Department says the South Loop 289 flyover to northbound I-27 is shut down due to icy conditions.

Emergency Operations Center in full swing keeping city safe from severe weather

As the weather is predicted to get worse, city departments are currently working together at Lubbock’s Emergency Operations Center to keep the Hub City safe.

Texas Tech and AgriLife Extension to Host 4-H Livestock Showmanship Clinic

AgriLife Extension Service will host the annual 4-H and FFA Livestock Showmanship Clinic at Texas Tech Livestock arena on Dec. 15th

Lubbock Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit created to crack down on violent crimes

The Lubbock Police Department and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office have joined forces to tackle the most violent crimes in Lubbock

Three of top 10 most wanted gang fugitives in Lubbock arrested by Texas Anti-Gang Center

In just more than 24 hours, Texas Anti-Gang Center investigators arrested three men on the ‘TAG Top 10 Wanted Gang Fugitives’ list. The list is comprised of documented gang members known to be violent who have outstanding warrants for their arrest.

Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulation assisting Lubbock Virginia College cosmetology students

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is assisting more than 70 cosmetology students affected by the sudden closure of Virginia College in Lubbock. The school announced its immediate closure on Thursday, December 6.

  Therapy dogs on Tech campus to help students de-stress during finals

Texas Tech teamed up with the South Plains Obedience and Training Club (SPOTC) to host “Dog Days of Finals.” The club will bring trained therapy dogs to the library to give students a break and help the de-stress during finals.

Lubbock Meals on Wheels 12 Days of Christmas Project

On Thursday, Lubbock Meals on Wheels kicked off its 12 Days of Christmas Project. It means along with the regular meal, recipients will receive various personal, household and holiday items on each business day prior to the Christmas holiday.

Tech delays Saturday morning final exams

Finals exams will continue as scheduled on Friday and Texas Tech is expected to send out an update around 3 p.m. to determine if there will be any schedule changes Saturday.

Texas Tech rocket team to travel to Kennedy Space Center for rocket challenge

A rocket team from Texas Tech is one of five teams from different universities around the country competing in the Bayer Alka-Rocket challenge with the hopes of winning $30,000 and the chance to break a Guinness World Record.

Missing falcon found along Marsha Sharp Freeway

Greg Raybourn says they were notified the bird was there, and that once they arrived he called the bird’s name. The bird flew down to Greg, who is glad to have been reunited with his prized falcon.

Multiple events rescheduled due to inclement weather

Ahead of the threat of severe winter weather Friday morning into Saturday, a number of events around the Lubbock area are being rescheduled or postponed.

Students left wondering how to continue education after Virginia College closes all campuses

While each Virginia College campus across the nation prepares to close its doors for good, many students have been left trying to figure out how they will continue their education

Candlelight at the Ranch moved due to weather threat

The National Ranching Heritage Center will celebrate their 40th annual Candlelight at the Ranch event this year, but fans of the event will have to wait a week because of mother nature.

Xcel Energy urges residents to be prepared for power outages in winter storm

Xcel Energy is moving supplies and personnel into areas that could see power outages during the winter storm that is expected to hit this weekend.

Texas Tech preparing back-up plans if final exams interrupted by weather

With a Winter Storm Watch in effect until Saturday afternoon plans are being put in place in the event faculty and staff at Texas Tech would have to reschedule a final exam.

Lubbock Police investigate shooting at 34th Street Sonic, suspect not found

Lubbock Police were on the scene of a shooting late Wednesday evening at the Sonic Drive-In near Coronado High School.

Lubbock man shares letters exchanged with George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush will be laid to rest Thursday in College Station. The former President spent a lifetime corresponding by letter with friends, relatives and fans.A Lubbock man was one of those that was lucky enough to hear from the former world leader, and says his letter still touches him to this

Lubbock Cooper High School students start ‘Operation Santa Paws’

Students at Lubbock Cooper High School need your help. The life skills class started "Operation Santa Paws” this week. The class is collecting animal toys, blankets and other items to give to the shelters for Christmas.

Winter storm preparations ahead of possible severe weather

The City of Lubbock is preparing ahead of this weekend's possible winter storm. Crews say they will be out throughout the day Thursday treating the roads.

Diocese of Lubbock announces weather-related weekend changes

Most Rev. Robert Coerver, Bishop of Lubbock, issued a decree on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, announcing two weather-related weekend event changes for Catholics in the Diocese of Lubbock.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Trout Fest event pushed back due to weather

The threat of severe winter weather this upcoming weekend is impacting everyone and everything, including fish.

United stores offer to hold FedEx packages to stop porch pirates

Nobody likes a Grinch, especially one that takes presents off your porch. After an uptick in people stealing gifts and packages from the front of South Plains homes, United stores are coming to the rescue.

Virginia College officials announce closure of Lubbock, national campuses

Virginia College, the for-profit college owned by Education Corporation of America, is closing down due to financial and educational circumstances.

Lubbock man accepts lesser plea after 2010 juvenile sexual assault charge

Jerry Lee DeLeon, who was accused of sexually assaulting a young boy in 2010, has accepted a plea deal in late November and was instead found guilty of injury to a child intentionally/knowingly causing bodily injury.

WATCH LIVE: Funeral ceremony for George H.W. Bush to take place in capitol

Join KCBD NewsChannel 11 as we cover the funeral of the late President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94.