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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

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Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Michael Cohen say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours. More>>

The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

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The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort wants to know what to do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case. More>>

Lubbock developers leave committee for Gov. Abbott's private fundraiser

Governor Abbott will be in Lubbock Wednesday attending a private campaign reception. The host committee consisted of 18 couples but is now down to 15.  

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The Latest: Trump cites Tibbetts case at West Virginia rally

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Authorities say they have detained a suspect in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, and he is being held on a federal immigration detainer. More>>

Man indicted following hit and run back in April

Lubbock grand jurors indicted a defendant in a hit and run from April. Juan Tanguma IIII was indicted for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and failure to stop and render aid.

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Defendant confesses to drunk driving, indicted on intoxication assault charge

The Lubbock grand jury indicts a defendant who confessed to drunk driving and seriously injuring another driver, according to court records. Evan Simmons III was Indicted on an intoxication assault charge with serious bodily injury. 

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Dr. Mitchell comments after being named Interim Chancellor

Dr. Tedd Mitchell makes his first comments after being named Texas Tech's Interim Chancellor. Mitchell, the president of Texas Tech's Health Sciences Center, was picked to lead the system after Chancellor Robert Duncan announced his retirement, a decision that brought considerable scrutiny to the Board of Regents. 

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UPDATED: Texas Tech RB Da'Leon Ward arrested for theft of phones in Nov

Less than two weeks before the season kicks off, Texas Tech's expected starting running back was in the Lubbock County Detention Center, accused of stealing phones from the rec center.

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Sunny and hot next several days Video included

It's going to get hotter in the coming days, along with some haze. No good sign of rain any time soon.

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Drainage structures construction underneath 114th street between University and Indiana Avenue

Beginning August 22, 2018, the City of Lubbock with Quick Stripe Paving, Inc. will begin construction of drainage structures underneath 114th Street between University Avenue and Indiana Avenue. 

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The Latest: Private jet that blew 2 tires lands safely

A private jet that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport has landed safely at an airport in New York.    The Gulfstream IV landed Tuesday at New York Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of New York City.

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Texas Tech Professor earns prestigious award for technical excellence

The award recipient doesn’t know they have won until the final night of the conference, where all 400 attendees wait as the organizers describe the winner and their contributions to ICES. This year they were discussing Jackson, a notion that took some time for him to process.

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2018 Hub City BBQ Cook-off tickets now on sale

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce’s ever-popular event, the Hub City BBQ Cook-off, will take place on Thur., Oct. 11. The event, presented by Bushland Springs, will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. at the South Plains Fairgrounds.

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Texas Tech professor appointed Library of Congress chair in astrobiology

The Library of Congress announced Monday (Aug. 20) the appointment of Texas Tech University faculty member Bruce Clarke as the sixth Baruch S. Blumberg Chair in Astrobiology. 

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The Owen Group wins Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named The Owen Group Advertising Agency as a three-time bronze winner in the 39th Annual Telly Awards for their marketing work with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. 

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Lubbock Domino’s to raise ‘dough’ for Woodrow Fire Department

The Domino’s store located at 4031 130th St. in Lubbock is teaming up with Woodrow Fire Department to raise ‘dough’ for a future fire station.

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Look Around Lubbock: Wreck 'Em Tech Athletics Breakfast Video included

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2018 Wreck 'Em Tech Athletics Breakfast. This breakfast celebrates the start of the fall athletics year. Guest speakers include football head coach...

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5 things to know: Tuesday

5 things to know: Tuesday; Lubbock ISD trustees send $130 million bond package to voters?, Regents name Tedd Mitchell as interim chancellor of TTU System, Ford Credit moves ahead with suit against Reagor, Dykes, some R-D companies, Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids, Trump plan rolls back Obama's coal emissions standards

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Kindred Hospice seniors celebrate third walk around the world Video included

Senior citizens walk around the world. Elders at Kindred Hospice are part of a walking group using a program that projects walking distance on a map. 

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Governor Abbott meets with educators to improve education state-wide

Governor Greg Abbott visited a New Braunfels middle school to go over ideas on improving education state-wide.

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Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids

Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. The charges Monday against 33-year-old Christopher Watts come a week after a friend reported 34-year-old Shanann Watts and the girls missing from their home in Frederick, a small town north of Denver. 

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UPDATED: LPD responds to shots fired call, 1 with serious injuries

Lubbock police and first responders respond to the are of 90th Street and Avenue P following a dispute between neighbors. 

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UPDATED: Regents name Tedd Mitchell as interim chancellor of TTU System

During a teleconference meeting Monday morning, regents gave authority to the board chairman to announce an interim chancellor. 

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Texas priest disappears amid molestation allegations

A Texas priest who's accused of molesting teens and stealing from his parish has gone missing. The Dallas Morning news reports that St. Cecilia Catholic Church officials believe the Rev. Edmundo Paredes may have fled to his native country of the Philippines. 

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Ford Credit moves ahead with suit against Reagor, Dykes, some R-D companies

Ford Motor Credit is proceeding with its lawsuit against Bart Reagor, Rick Dykes and Reagor-Dykes companies that are not included in chapter 11 bankruptcy filings.

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Fatal crash on I-40 in McKinley County

On August 18, 2018 at about 10:30 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on Interstate 40 around mile post 40 between Gallup and Grants.  

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Lubbock Police Department to hold neighborhood deployments

Starting this week, the Lubbock Police Department will begin deploying the Mobile Command Center to various neighborhoods in an effort to address issues and concerns specific to those areas. 

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Police: Man yells 'Jesus is coming' before stabbing toddler

Police in Texas say a man fatally stabbed his 16-month-old son and was shot in the leg by a neighbor who tried to stop the attack. The stabbing was reported Sunday afternoon in the courtyard of an apartment complex in Lewisville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Dallas. 

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DPS responds to fatal crash north of Tahoka

The Texas Department of Public Safety was called out to an early morning crash at 3:30a.m. on US 87 north of Tahoka. A Ram pickup was traveling southbound on US 87 north of Tahoka.

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West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute to host annual conference

The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute will host their annual conference on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock.

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United Way annual campaign to kick off on August 23

Lubbock Area United Way will hold its 2018 Annual Campaign Kickoff Luncheon at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Thursday, August 23rd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. 

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Lubbock ISD trustees send $130 million bond package to voters

Voters will decide on a $130 million bond package for Lubbock ISD. It does not change the property tax rate. This would fund construction of a new elementary school that would consolidate Guadalupe, Jackson and Wright Elementary.

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5 things to know: Monday

5 things to know: Monday; Hockley County DA disqualified by judge in several cases, GOP Commissioner candidates raise public safety concerns over budget proposal, First Progressive Baptist starts SWAG mentorship program, Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy case: Read court order following Aug. 16 hearing, Trump calls Russia probe "McCarthyism at its 'WORST'

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Texas DPS responds to train crash on FM 1585

On Sunday around 5:00 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a call of a train crash at FM 1585 and U.S. 84 east of Lubbock. 

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43rd Texas Boys Ranch Telethon raises $289,942 Video included

The Texas Boys Ranch is celebrating another successful telethon, surpassing this year's goal. 

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First Progressive Baptist starts SWAG mentorship program

The rain around the area could not keep the folks at the First Progressive Baptist Church from coming out and celebrating the opening of its new mentorship program, Strong Willing Able Generation (SWAG). 

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Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy case: Read court order following Aug. 16 hearing

Read the court order that details what was agreed and ordered in Thursday's Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy hearing. 

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GOP Commissioner candidates raise public safety concerns over budget proposal Video included

Lubbock County Commissioners informing departments who submitted budget requests, many of those will not be met. This is due to a proposed effective tax rate that is one cent less than the current rate. 

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UMC offering free car seats to low-income families; just attend a class

No application, no income checks; just attend a car safety class and UMC will provide and install a properly-sized car seat in your vehicle.

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Auto dealer claims Reagor-Dykes owes $513,000, vehicles may be in consumers' possession

In a new filing in the Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy case, a dealership owner claims Reagor-Dykes owes $513,717 for vehicles that may be in possession of consumers.

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Hockley County DA disqualified by judge in several cases Video included

Hockley County Judge Pat Phelan has disqualified the county's District Attorney after Lubbock based attorneys Christina Woods and Laurie Key both filed motions to disqualify Christopher Dennis for prosecutorial vindictiveness. 

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Lubbock economy won't take big hit from Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy filing Video included

In the midst of the Reagor-Dykes bankruptcy process, the employment rate in Lubbock continues to rise.  John Osborne, with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA), says the economy is still in good shape.  

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Former Muleshoe ISD educator charged with unlawful restraint of a minor

A former Muleshoe ISD educator is out on bond following her arrest for unlawful restraint with a victim under 17, a state jail felony. Stephanie Lowery, 28, was arrested August 3 and posted bond the same day.

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Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library to feature Buddy Holly

Lubbock’s favorite music son, Buddy Holly, will be featured in a new exhibit at the Texas Tech University Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, with a reception and gallery talk for the exhibit at 5 p.m. on Sept. 6.

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98th Street now open from Milwaukee to Upland Aves

The completion of the paving project brings the stretch of 98th Street from Milwaukee to Upland Avenue.

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Bentley named Texas Tech System vice chancellor, general counsel

Eric D. Bentley has been named vice chancellor and general counsel for the Texas Tech University System, the system administration announced Friday. Bentley will begin his appointment Sept. 10.

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Lubbock home burglary results in arrest, road closure

Early this morning the Lubbock Police Department received a call of a burglary at a home in the 1900 block of South Loop 289. Officers responded to the area, but the suspect was not located. 

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  • Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

    Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:00:52 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-08-22 01:19:19 GMT
    A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas.
    A powerful earthquake has shaken eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas.
  • Aid groups urge Italy to allow 177 migrants to disembark

    Aid groups urge Italy to allow 177 migrants to disembark

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-08-21 09:58:44 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-08-22 01:09:47 GMT
    (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP). A man stands on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard ship "Diciotti" moored at the Catania harbor Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The European Union is trying to find countries willing to take 177 people rescued at sea after Ital...(Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP). A man stands on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard ship "Diciotti" moored at the Catania harbor Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The European Union is trying to find countries willing to take 177 people rescued at sea after Ital...
    The Italian coast guard ship Diciotto has made port in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Malta and Italy.
    The Italian coast guard ship Diciotto has made port in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Malta and Italy.
  • Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10

    Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 2:59 AM EDT2018-08-21 06:59:09 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-08-22 01:09:40 GMT
    (Francesco Capitaneo/ANSA via AP). Rescuers work at the Raganello Gorge in Civita, Italy, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.  At least eight people were killed when heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers in the southern region of Calabria, Italy's civil pro...(Francesco Capitaneo/ANSA via AP). Rescuers work at the Raganello Gorge in Civita, Italy, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. At least eight people were killed when heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers in the southern region of Calabria, Italy's civil pro...
    Italy's civil protection agency says the toll in a flash flood that swept away hikers in a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria has risen to 10, with at least three people missing.
    Italy's civil protection agency says the toll in a flash flood that swept away hikers in a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria has risen to 10, with at least three people missing.
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