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Lubbock man in major LPD pot bust found guilty
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:56:27 +0000

Aaron Moncibaiz, an assistant district attorney for Lubbock County, told jurors Wednesday in the 364th District Court a 31-year-old man had no other option to get out of a felony marijuana charge that has him facing up to 20 years in prison than to call a decorated 11-year veteran police officer a liar.

Joshua Jackson’s attorney, Ben Garcia, told jurors earlier there was a possibility Lubbock Detective Christopher Paine used an unauthorized GPS tracker in his April 2015 investigation into Jackson that yielded about $850,000 worth of marijuana.

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Free fishing event for kids set for Aug. 13
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:45:09 +0000

Los Hermanos Familia, a non-profit that uses fishing as a hook to bring families together, is currently preregistering families for the 8th Annual “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” free fishing event.

The event will be held from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Buddy Holly Lake, located at Cesar Chavez Drive and North University.

Many activities will be featured, including archery, tackle box building, backyard bass games and more.

All children up to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing licenses are not needed.


Drought conditions popping up on South Plains as dry weather lingers
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:38:08 +0000


The entire state was drought free in May, but now parts of Texas, including the South Plains and Panhandle, are starting to see pockets of “abnormally dry” and drought conditions as hotter- and drier-than-normal weather lingers.

Still, a national forecaster says the sparse drought conditions statewide could be far worse.


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Council to see plans for Citizens Tower interior, also talk budget
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:39:35 +0000

The Lubbock City Council has a general idea what the exterior of Citizens Tower will look like, having already approved some plans to renovate what was formerly the dilapidated downtown Omni Building the city purchased in late 2014.

But on Thursday, city leaders will focus on the interior, hearing updates on the proposed floor plan inside the 14th Street high-rise set to become the next city hall.

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Dairy Queen to donate Thursday blizzard sales to Children’s Miracle Network
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:35:57 +0000

DQ to donate today’s blizzard sales to CMN

University Medical Center Health System and Dairy Queen locations in Lubbock and throughout the South Plains will host Children’s Miracle Network: Miracle Treat Day on Thursday.

Proceeds from blizzard sales throughout the day will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Ellysa Gonzalez, A-J Media

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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