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Lubbock police searching for burglar who stole sunglasses from Plains Optical (VIDEO)
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:43:31 +0000

Lubbock Police officers are searching for a burglar who stole several sets of sunglasses at a local business.

At around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Lubbock police officers responded to an alarm down at Plains Optical located at 3024 50th St. According to a news release, when officers arrived they found the front glass door shattered and a display case that contained sunglasses broken and some of the glasses missing.

The suspect is a man and has tattoos on his legs and arms. He is reported to have long hair and may wear it in a ponytail, according to LPD.

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TTUHSC research showing promising results for cancer treatments
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:09:24 +0000

A team of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center researchers believe they’ve discovered some promising results toward a treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Vadivel Ganapathy, professor and chair of the department of cell biology and biochemistry at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, said he’s been working with a series of amino acid transporters to develop a way to starve cancer cells of nutrients.

The team has applied the study to colon cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and pancreatic cancer, he said.

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Friends, family celebrate life of late country star Norwood
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:19:45 +0000

TAHOKA — Daron Norwood’s life, faith and music should be celebrated, friends and relatives of the late country singer said Monday afternoon.

Rev. Jewel Armstead is an associate pastor of Lubbock’s Greater St. Mark Baptist Church, of which Norwood became a member. In a sermon she led at his funeral, she encouraged his other loved ones to be happy for his new life in heaven.

“He was lost, but now he’s found,” she said. “Daron’s with the Lord right now. He left a legacy of love.”

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Texas Tech cited for top online engineering management master’s program
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:12:35 +0000

An online master’s degree program in engineering management at the Texas Tech Whitacre College of Engineering was ranked 17th in the top 50 such programs in the nation by website SuperScholar.org.

The organization’s Smart Choice Colleges for Online Engineering Management Degrees rankings were based on a school’s academic reputation, flexibility, cost, recognition and return on investment, according to a news release from Tech.

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Littlefield still waiting to learn about sex offender housing contract
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:11:38 +0000

LITTLEFIELD — City officials are still waiting on an announcement of a contract for a sex offender housing facility.

The announcement was originally scheduled for Friday, then postponed.

Terms remain under negotiation, Mayor Eric Turpen said Monday afternoon.

If the contract is awarded, Correct Care Recovery Solutions will house a civil commitment center at the Bill Clayton Detention Center at the southwest edge of town. The facility is designed to house sex offenders who have completed prison terms, but aren’t deemed eligible for full, unsupervised release.


Texas Tech football players deliver toys, visit with Covenant Children’s pediatric patients
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:45:24 +0000

Cameron Cruz was sitting at a table Monday coloring a Texas Tech symbol in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Covenant Children’s Hospital when the hall began filling with Texas Tech football players.

The 9-year-old’s eyes lit up when the players walked in and one — Breiden Fehoko, a freshman defensive tackle — headed straight for the chair beside him.

Emmett Jones, director of player development for Tech football, said more than 15 players volunteered to go out to the kickoff event for the 14th annual Quarterback S.A.C.K., and several had to be turned away.

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Organization kickoff meeting planned for local Bernie Sanders 2016 supporters
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:30:03 +0000

Local supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will host an organization kickoff meeting this week.

According to a news release, about 50 supporters will meet, watch a live video message from Senator Sanders, an independent from Vermont, and then sign up for activity teams that will organize Bernie’s 2016 Campaign in Lubbock.

Lubbock’s gathering is one of more than 2,000 similar events happening all across the country, with more than 70,000 signed up to attend, making the kickoff the largest political event of the 2016 election, stated the news release.

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Frenship principal named to Wylie assistant superintendent position
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:28:30 +0000

A 20-year educator from Frenship High School is moving to Wylie Independent School District, where she will serve as the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

Kim Spicer, who has served as the principal of Frenship High for the past decade, will start her new job on Aug. 10.

As the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Spicer will direct the instruction focus for Wylie’s 900 teachers and 14,000 students.

Wylie is about 30 miles northeast of Dallas.

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Commissioners meeting features Lubbock County Historical Commission award, paving work
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:48:19 +0000

The Lubbock County Historical Commission received the Distinguished Service Award for its stewardship in 2014 during a Lubbock County Commissioners meeting on Monday.

The county’s historical commission was chosen to receive the award by the Texas Historical Commission.

Commissioners also awarded a grant to the Lubbock County South Plains Auto Theft Task Force and voted to temporarily close parts of Milwaukee Avenue for construction during Monday’s meeting.

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Wayland names director of development for Lubbock campus
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:17:08 +0000

Bobby McCloud has been named the new director of development of Wayland Baptist University’s Lubbock campus.

McCloud has more than 13 years of experience in retail sales and management, most recently serving as a financial services professional for MassMutual Southwest, according to a news release from Wayland.

McCloud earned a bachelor of business administration from Wayland.

He will be the primary fundraiser for the Lubbock campus, working to grow both support for and recognition of Wayland’s mission to Lubbock and the surrounding area.


FBI, Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Littlefield teen
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:07:57 +0000

A teen is missing from Littlefield, and local law enforcement and a missing children’s advocacy group are asking for the public’s help to find him.

Joe Manzanales, 14, has been missing since July 19, according to missingkids.com and the Lamb County Sheriff’s Office.

He is described as a Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes, according to the website.

He’s listed as 5-feet-7 and 170 pounds, according to missingkids.com.

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Man fired shots at Lubbock grocery store after looking at woman’s phone, warrant states
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:17:17 +0000

Lubbock police arrested a 23-year-old man Friday in connection with a July 16 shooting at an East Lubbock supermarket.

Sedale Nunley is being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center on a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

His bond is set at $75,000, according to jail records.

Investigators believe Nunley fired a handgun twice at his girlfriend as he chased her in the parking lot of the 2630 Parkway Drive United Supermarkets store, according to a warrant released Monday.

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DPS releases name of driver who died in train vs pickup crash Sunday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:24:25 +0000

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the man who died in Sunday’s crash between a train and pickup truck.

James Neely, 76, Lubbock died after he was ejected near U.S. 84 and North CR 1600 around 11:45 a.m., according to a release by DPS.

Neely was driving the pickup from a friend’s private residence and pulled into the path of an oncoming train, according to DPS.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, the statement said.

DPS is still investigating the crash.


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