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Rain less likely Sunday, cooler weather staying
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Oct 2015 05:32:49 +0000

The thunderstorms and rain that showered the South Plains Saturday are anticipated to be quieter the rest of the weekend.

More rain Sunday is possible in Lubbock and its immediate vicinity. Chances are greatest, though, in the western portion of the South Plains and eastern New Mexico, said Joe Merchant, a meteorologist with the local branch of the National Weather Service.

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Family shares hope through survivor experiences
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Oct 2015 01:41:16 +0000

The process started as a means of prevention.

Anna Green had undergone genetic testing and found out she tested positive for the mutated BRCA2 gene.

Her older sister was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, her mother was diagnosed 20 years before, and her grandmother and aunts had experienced breast cancer, too. Green’s risk of also getting it was high.

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Show bunnies: Furry entries hop through fair
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 22:02:56 +0000

Logan Hancock’s Flemish giants earned success at the fair, but don’t expect them to jump up and down to celebrate.

“They are la-a-a-azy,” said Logan, 17, nodding his head to emphasize the word.

They’re also big. As the largest domesticated rabbit breed, Flemish giants live up to their name.

Logan won breed champion at the Panhandle-South Plains Fair’s rabbit show. To prepare the bunnies for judging, the Frenship senior and Hockley County 4-H member uses a horse brush to remove their loose fur, then perfects it with a fine-tooth saw blade.

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Seagraves police chief defends ‘In God We Trust’ slogans
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 21:45:56 +0000

SEAGRAVES — Police Chief Scott McAuley is satisfied with the new additions to his agency’s sport utility patrol vehicles.

A Wisconsin-based organization promoting the separation of church and state is less pleased.

The Seagraves Police Department is one of the latest U.S. law enforcement agencies to put decals with the words “In God We Trust” onto the tailgates of its vehicles. McAuley defends the motto as a great spirit-booster for his six officers, who agreed on it together.

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Walkers, runners dash for breast cancer cure
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 21:44:52 +0000

The Ruiz family plans to run until cancer is gone.

Longtime participants in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, the Crosby Countians added a new inspiration the past couple of races. Family matriarch Lupe Ruiz has survived breast cancer for a year now.

“We’re running for my mom,” Mary Joe Gonzales said.

Gonzales, who lives in Ralls, ran and walked Saturday morning with her family and more than 2,700 other supporters.

“I think it’s awesome all the research they’re doing,” she said.

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Website says almost 16,000 Ashley Madison users from Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:16:40 +0000

Thousands of people in Lubbock are registered users of Ashley Madison, one the world’s most famous cheating websites.

Of the more than 32 million registered members who had their data stolen and published by hackers, a Spanish website is reporting that almost 16,000 accounts were from Lubbock.

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Texas agency plans to ease Medicaid cuts for disabled children
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:31:52 +0000

AUSTIN — The proposed Medicaid rate cuts for pediatric therapy for disabled children may not be implemented in a while, if indeed that ever happens.

Responding to letters from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the president of the Texas Senate; and Sen. Jane Nelson, chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Chris Traylor said the agency won’t proceed with the cuts if the care for disabled children is in jeopardy.

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Texas Tech hosts inaugural One Love Week
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:22:28 +0000

Tech hosts inaugural One Love Week

Several departments across Texas Tech will partner with the One Love Foundation for the school’s inaugural One Love Week from Nov. 9-14 to promote healthy relationships and educate students on domestic violence prevention.

Activities will involve speaking with students, faculty, staff and student-athletes, and will wrap up with the Tech football game against Kansas State.

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SPC gets $2.62 million grant
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:20:59 +0000

South Plains gets
$2.62 million grant

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $2.62 million grant to South Plains College for two new technical education associate-degree programs — to expand its diesel service technology program to include a high-demand heavy equipment technician specialization and to develop a culinary arts program.

The money will allow SPC to provide professional development to faculty in each of the six technical education and health occupations departments.

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Panhandle, South Plains schools bring the arts to South Plains Fair
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 03:20:22 +0000

From tempera art to photography, the Panhandle-South Plains Fair presented it all thanks to the submissions of students throughout the Panhandle and South Plains.

Submissions, said Nealy Holley, an Irons Middle School art teacher, have exceeded expectations over the years.

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Texas Tech students to game through arcade-themed homecoming
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 03 Oct 2015 03:07:55 +0000

As the Red Raider football team prepares to battle the Baylor Bears in Arlington on Saturday afternoon, plans are already underway for next week, when all of Texas Tech will celebrate homecoming.

A student group selected this year’s theme, “Wreck ’Em Arcade” during last spring semester.

“They have to think, how would it relate to almost every single event we do for a week,” said Jon Mark Bernal, associate director of the Student Union and Activities at Tech.

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Lubbock man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for child porn
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 02 Oct 2015 22:10:43 +0000

A federal judge Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison a 47-year-old Lubbock man who admitted to possessing multiple images of child pornography.

Michael Dennis Powers, who was out on bond, entered a guilty plea in June to a count of possession of child pornography.

Powers appeared in a Lubbock federal court before Judge Sam Cummings, who doled out the 121-month federal prison sentence.

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Accident causing traffic to move slowly on Marsha Sharp Freeway and Slide Road
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:44:21 +0000

An accident on the Marsha Sharp Freeway near Slide Road is causing traffic to move slowly going both east and west.

Police are encouraging drivers to seek an alternative route and use caution.

The front desk said there were no injuries. They have not yet released any details of the accident.

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