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Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

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Former NFL and Texas running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, dies in motorcycle accident in Texas. More>>

US home building fell 4% in July, slowing housing market

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo a worker carries shingles for a roof of a house under construction in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. On Friday, Aug. 16, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construct... (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo a worker carries shingles for a roof of a house under construction in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. On Friday, Aug. 16, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construct...
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US housing starts fell 4% in July, driven by decline in apartment building construction. More>>

After record-setting weekend, it'll stay hot this week

For the second day in a row, we've set a new record high for the date. There isn't a major cool-down any time soon for Lubbock and the South Plains. More>>

Lubbock Police searching for missing 79-year-old woman

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Dora Oberbrockling, 79, hasn’t been seen since Friday afternoon. Her family says she has shown early signs of dementia. More>>

Lt. Gov. Patrick treated for heart blockage

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick now has a stent in place, after being treated for a heart blockage Thursday night. More>>

Man charged with daughter's death in Plainview vehicle fire

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Plainview Police have arrested a man in his daughter's death in a vehicle fire Friday. More>>

'Blessing of the Build' begins construction for Habitat for Humanity

A Lubbock family will soon have a new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity and some Texas Tech students. More>>

Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

Through his first two preseason games, Prescott has completed all nine of his pass attempts. More>>

Texas Tech move-in weekend signals boost for small businesses Video included

Thousands of incoming Texas Tech students are moving in this weekend, and while it may be a hectic week for parents and university staff, Lubbock businesses are happy to see a new wave of customers.  

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HS FB preview: Lubbock-Cooper Pirates

Max Kattwinkel retired as the head ball coach after he led the Pirates deep into the playoffs during the 2018 season. Chip Darden was promoted from offensive coordinator and has two key players back on both sides of the ball. More>>

Police seek woman, among three suspects wanted for Slaton man's murder

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Lubbock Police are looking for a woman who is among three people wanted for murder in the death of a Slaton man who prompted a weeks-long search. More>>

Motorcyclist critically injured after tire blowout, crash SW of Lubbock

A motorcyclist from Corpus Christi has critical injuries after a crash southwest of Lubbock Saturday morning. More>>

UPDATED: Criminal charges in vehicle fire that killed three-year-old

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Plainview police have arrested one person on a charge of criminally negligent homicide. A three-year-old died in a vehicle fire Friday afternoon. More>>

Two injured after blowout on Hwy. 114 west of Lubbock

Two people were injured, one seriously, after a tire on their SUV blew out Friday afternoon just west of Lubbock. More>>

Walmart loses round in bid to sell hard liquor in Texas

A federal appeals court says a Texas law that keeps Walmart from selling packaged liquor in the state does not violate the Constitution. More>>

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at 79

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) In this Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, Peter Fonda presents the Desert Palm achievement award at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) In this Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, Peter Fonda presents the Desert Palm achievement award at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, in Palm Springs, California.

Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like “Easy Rider,” has died. More>>

UPDATE: Authorities identify body found Thursday as missing elderly Slaton man Video included

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A body discovered late Thursday night north of Lubbock could be a 79-year-old missing Slaton man, though investigators have yet to make a positive identification. More>>

LPD, LFR sends crisis intervention team members to El Paso

The Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue sent members of their respective Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams to El Paso Friday, Aug. 16, to support first responders there after the mass shooting at a Walmart on Aug. 3. The CISM More>>

Dunbar Prep aiming to transform its academic trajectory Video included

Grading growth, performance, and achievement, the state handed Dunbar College Preparatory Academy an "F" across the board. However, Lubbock ISD Superintendent Kathy Rollo said those scores are an indication of the school's past, not its future. 

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Citibus to unveil two electric buses

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, Citibus, in collaboration with the City of Lubbock and Proterra Bus, will host a press conference to announce the deployment of two electric buses. More>>

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