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Lubbock fire crews train for swift-water rescues
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:09:50 +0000

Lubbock Fire Rescue team members spent the first day of summer at Lubbock Water Rampage, but not for a pool day.

About 18 members from LFR’s heavy rescue team and dive team participated in swift-water rescue training Monday, continuing their training Tuesday evening.

Lt. Michael Everle with LFR said the swift-water training will teach the crew members how to work in moving water conditions and learn techniques in rescuing victims.

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‘Toughest sport on dirt’: Motocross night race set for Idalou Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:51:48 +0000

What Brandon Brownlee calls the “toughest sport on dirt” will rev up this weekend in Idalou.

Idalou will play host to a classic motocross off-road motorcycle racing event — round one of the T-N-T Summer Series — Saturday at the T-N-T Raceway.

The event will bring in dirt bike riders from around the region, continuing the tradition of the longest continuous night race in motocross history going back more than 30 years in the east Lubbock County community, Brownlee said.

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Frenship board continues dual-credit program with Angelo State
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:38:15 +0000

Frenship High School students will be able to take another year of dual-credit classes from Angelo State University after the Frenship Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an agreement with ASU for the courses at a meeting on Monday evening in Wolfforth.

Superintendent Michelle McCord said many Frenship students were able to take dual-credit courses from ASU for free through about $750,000 in scholarships offered by the university.

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Fire Marshal’s Office seeks information on fire at Acacia Mobile Home Park
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:53:01 +0000

At Acacia Mobile Home Park in North Lubbock, a pile of charred debris lay in the green grass where an abandoned mobile home used to sit.

Resident Marion Bowden, 76, said the city placed a condemned sticker on the property about a year ago, warning people of the structure’s unsafe conditions.

“People would come and go,” Bowden said, “but the owner, I don’t know. We could never get a hold of ’em.”

On Tuesday morning, he said, the property collapsed in flames as fire crews battled the blaze for 25 minutes.

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CritterFest coming to Science Spectrum
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:37:02 +0000

CritterFest coming to Science Spectrum

Lions and tigers and much more, oh my!

Those animals, as well as elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, a kangaroo, giant tortoises, snakes and other animals, will be on display during CritterFest at the Science Spectrum Thursday through Sunday.

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Police obtain warrant for suspect in Northwest Lubbock home invasion
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:12:42 +0000

Lubbock police need help locating a suspect in a home invasion last month in Northwest Lubbock.

Officers responded to a report of a home invasion about 2:05 a.m. May 17 in the 5400 block of Marshall Street, according to Lubbock police.

Six victims reported playing cards in the garage of the residence with the overhead door open. Three robbers, two armed with handguns and one with a rifle, approached the garage and ordered the victims to empty their pockets.

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1 seriously injured in 2-vehicle collision in North Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:17:12 +0000

1 seriously injured in 2-vehicle collision

Lubbock police are investigating a two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning in North Lubbock that left one person hospitalized with serious injuries.

First responders arrived about 1:33 a.m. to the 3300 block of North Loop 289 to find the crash in the westbound lanes.

Police said one of the drivers was taken to University Medical Center after suffering incapacitating injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle was uninjured.

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Tuesday is last day to vote early in municipal runoffs
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:02:37 +0000

Early voting ends Tuesday for the 2016 municipal runoff elections featuring two Lubbock City Council races and a contest for municipal judge.

Through eight days of early voting, 3,990 ballots have been cast at polling locations, and according to breakdowns sent out by the city on Monday through the first seven days, 22.8 percent are coming from District 2 and 14.6 percent are from District 1 where there are council runoffs.

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Sixth-grader attends leadership conference in D.C.
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:00:52 +0000

Katie Scholl may only be entering the sixth grade at Evans Middle School, but she’s already thinking about what it means to be a leader.

She was nominated by a music teacher at her elementary school, Centennial, to attend the Junior National Young Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. She left Saturday for the one-week conference.

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Coronado highest-honors graduate shares story of moving to the U.S. two years ago from Cuba
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:35:05 +0000

When Anabelle Jorge walked across the stage at United Supermarkets Arena last month, she said her graduation with highest honors from Coronado High School was very special.

Anabelle came to the U.S. from Cuba two years ago, arriving in Lubbock just one week before her junior year started.

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429 votes cast on 8th day of early voting
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:27:29 +0000

429 votes cast on 8th day of early voting

There were 429 votes cast on the eighth day of early voting Monday, bringing the total to 3,990.

Early voting for the city of Lubbock municipal runoffs goes until Tuesday and then voters will have one final opportunity to vote on election day Saturday.

Total through day 8 in 2016 runoff: 3,990

Total through day 8 in 2016 municipal elections: 12,839

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Whiteface young scientists to present medical research in national contest
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:29:43 +0000

WHITEFACE — A team of young scientists is taking its wound-care research project to Washington, D.C.

Team Silver Bullet is a national finalist in the 2016 eCYBERMISSION STEM program, sponsored by the US Army. The group of incoming eighth-graders already advanced through a regional competition to represent Texas and a large portion of the country.

That means an initial pool of 17,000 students is down to just five teams — including Whiteface’s — from across the nation.

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Lubbock man wants prostate cancer experience to encourage others to be proactive
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:15:33 +0000

Jeff Jones was aware of the risks associated with high Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels.

In January 2015 after an annual checkup, doctors told him his PSA levels were high and encouraged further monitoring. He underwent blood work and a biopsy that revealed nothing more than what he already knew.

So when doctors suggested he receive one more biopsy after failed attempts to lower his PSA, Jones was in no rush to have it done.

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