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Peanut crop headed for trouble if no rain falls soon
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:35:06 +0000



SEAGRAVES — Bobby Harlan isn’t too worried — yet.

Another couple weeks of continuously dry weather, and that could change.

It’s a sentiment the Seagraves peanut farmer and goober growers around the region share, with a spokeswoman for the Western Peanut Growers Association predicting “trouble” for the crop if the area doesn’t see substantial rain in the coming days.


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Lubbock PD captures 2 of its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:54:30 +0000

LPD captures 2 of its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’

The Lubbock Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon that two of its “Top 10 Most Wanted” suspects were arrested.

Marcello Ecckles, 35, was arrested Wednesday with the assistance of the Lubbock County and Wayne County sheriff’s offices, according to a social media post by LPD. Ecckles was wanted on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit other felony.


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Suspect on the loose after police pursuit abandoned near city limits
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:19:56 +0000

Lubbock police are seeking information on a vehicle that led officers on a chase near a Southwest Lubbock auto dealership early Wednesday morning.

At 3:16 a.m., police were called to the 7600 block of Oakridge Avenue after a suspicious vehicle was reported at Reagor-Dykes Mitsubishi in the 6500 block of 82nd Street.

Officers were called to investigate after a person was seen looking into vehicles, police said. Responding officers believed it was a possible vehicle burglary.

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Police: Man on roof points shotgun at officer
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:43:39 +0000

A 34-year-old man was arrested after police say he was on a roof when he pointed a shotgun at a Lubbock officer checking on a reported home invasion Wednesday morning.

At 1:41 a.m., police responded to the 6100 block of Eighth Street to a call from a man who believed there were intruders in his attic.

When the responding officer attempted to make contact with the resident, a man from the house exited the back of the home and went out of view.


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Epilepsy Shootout to bring sporting clays tournament to Abernathy
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:04:44 +0000

Sporting clay tourney set in Abernathy

ABERNATHY — The Epilepsy Foundation of West Texas will hold a shooting competition Saturday.

The Wild West Epilepsy Shootout will be held at Dos Amigos Sporting Clays in Abernathy.

The contest contains 12 stations, a challenge shot side game, $5 mulligans, lunch, prizes for first place and door prizes.

Register at EpilepsyShootout.com.

Josie Musico, A-J Media

Former Tech line backer indicted on sexual assault charge
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:11:20 +0000

A 36-year-old former Texas Tech running back and linebacker faces sexual assault charges in connection with a Lubbock police investigation into an April assault.

Toby Shain is charged with a second-degree felony count of sexual assault.

Lubbock police investigators believe Shain sexually assaulted a woman in April at a home after she passed out after a night of drinking.

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Lubbock man indicted in Texas Tech student kidnapping
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:09:58 +0000

A 21-year-old Lubbock man who reportedly admitted to abducting a Texas Tech student at gunpoint in November was indicted Tuesday on two first-degree felony counts of aggravated kidnapping.

Texas Tech police believe Dacorious Mooreing was one of two men who abducted Jordan Crowhurst at gunpoint about 1:45 a.m. Nov. 17 as he returned to his dorm, according to an arrest warrant.

Tech police responded about 3:30 a.m. to Sneed Hall to investigate a kidnapping.

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Lubbock blood bank seeking all types in summer shortage
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:04:56 +0000

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Blood inventories across the nation are down due, in part, to summer travel and concerns about the spreading Zika virus and, according to the local United Blood Services location, Lubbock is no different.

“The blood supplies are running a little bit low right now and anything we can do to get donors to donate blood is definitely needed,” said Brandon Baker, regional donor recruitment manager for United Blood Services.


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North Loop 289 lane closures set for Wednesday as TxDOT installs signs
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:46:58 +0000

North Loop 289 lane closures planned

Lanes will be closed on North Loop 289 at U.S. 84 on Wednesday, weather permitting, as Texas Department of Transportation crews install overhead guide signs.

The right lane, main lane and shoulder lane will be closed midmorning through the afternoon for work crews to install the signs.

The U.S. 84 exit will be closed and commuters are advised to use the west/southbound Loop 289 exit near the Berl Huffman Athletic Complex to connect with U.S. 84.


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At council meeting, Seagraves police chief defends number of officers
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:24:44 +0000

SEAGRAVES — Police Chief Scott McAuley defended the number of officers on his force during a packed City Council meeting Monday night.

Meanwhile, the councilman who’d proposed discussing police department staff vehemently denied he ever suggested downsizing.

“If we’re staffed adequately, that’s fine,” Charlie Evans said. “What I was trying to accomplish was make sure we have the right amount of officers. If we need more officers, we get more officers.”

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Police: 2 juveniles arrested after leading officers on foot chase in North Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:54:47 +0000

Two juveniles are facing several charges, including evading and resisting arrest, after police said they fled from officers Tuesday morning near Maedgen Park in North Lubbock.

At 1:54 a.m., Lubbock police responded to the 100 block of North Boston Avenue in response to a report of juveniles in the park past curfew.

Officials say officers observed the subjects and, when they tried to make contact, the two juveniles ran, engaging the officers in a pursuit.


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Plainview to hold city-wide cleanup
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:07:53 +0000

Plainview to hold city-wide cleanup

PLAINVIEW — The second annual city-wide cleanup day in cooperation with Operation: Serve is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Operation: Serve is a community service program among Plainview churches and other organizations.

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Amherst Celebration to include parade, volleyball tournament, more
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:07:47 +0000

AMHERST — The annual Amherst Celebration is Saturday at city park, south of the school buildings, beginning with a parade at 10 a.m.

All-day activities include a volleyball tournament, live entertainment, door prize and food and merchandise vendors.

Raffle tickets are available for a John Deere riding lawnmower. Tickets are $3 each or four for $10. Proceeds go toward a scholarship fund for Amherst High seniors. Other activities include:

11 a.m. — Tractor pull for children ages 3-8, on tennis court.


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