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4 indicted for January aggravated kidnapping

Four people were indicted Tuesday in a kidnapping plot, allegedly orchestrated by a man arrested in May for soliciting the murder of a sheriff's deputy.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lubbock, TX

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Maria Martinez indicted for failure to render aid

A Lubbock County Grand Jury has indicted 27-year-old Maria Isabel Martinez for failure to render aid in the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of 38-year-old Matthew Aaron Valadez.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Updated: Perry to remove name from November House ballot

Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, announced Tuesday he will remove himself from the Nov. 4 House of Representatives ballot, making that a wide-open race for the half-dozen West Texas residents who have expressed interest in replacing him.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, West, TX, US Politics, Representative Scott Perry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Witnesses testify they saw suspected drunken driver cause accident

William Jayson Ellison caused a traffic accident in Southwest Lubbock last summer while he was intoxicated, witnesses testified Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Dawson County, TX, Hockley County, TX

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Truck catches fire in Lynn County, causes grass fire

A truck driver in Lynn County had a scary moment on Sunday afternoon. DPS said that the driver was southbound on Highway 87, just past the Lubbock County line, when he noticed smoke coming from his vents.

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Related Topix: Lynn County, TX, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Tahoka, TX

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Two in hospital after shooting on 83rd and Ash

Two people are recovering from gun shot wounds after a shooting broke out in southwest Lubbock Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Our View: The next District 28 senator needs to be in place by start of session

Gov. Rick Perry was not going to please everyone with the date he chose to determine who would succeed Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan in the District 28 seat in the Texas Senate.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Tech, West, TX, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Driver reportedly attempts to hit security guard after being banned from bank

An officer working security at a bank was almost hit by a driver who had just been asked to leave a bank at 96th Street and Slide Road.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Repeat drunken driver facing court Tuesday - again

A man whose drunken-driving offenses have frequently brought him to court over the years but failed to land him behind bars will on Tuesday morning face a judge once again.

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Related Topix: Levelland, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

House candidates vying to replace Perry stuck in political limbo

The waiting game seems to be what House District 83 potential candidates are playing since Gov. Rick Perry announced a Sept.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Lubbock, TX, US Politics, Representative Scott Perry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock mother sentenced to six years for robbery

A Lubbock County judge handed a six-year prison sentence Tuesday to a 43-year-old mother of eight for using a pellet gun to rob a convenience store in 2013 in West Lubbock.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Mineral Wells man accused of sexually assaulting teen seeks bond reduction

A Lubbock judge heard arguments Tuesday regarding reducing the bond of a 55-year-old Mineral Wells man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 2011.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Mineral Wells, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Gov. Perry sets Sept. 9 special election for Duncan's Senate seat, Lubbock cancels HD 83 forum

Updated: 4:10 p.m.: The Lubbock County Republican Party canceled its District 83 candidates forum set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Vintage Township, citing Gov. Rick Perry's announcement of a Sept.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Lubbock, TX, Wolfforth, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Drowning in High Plains Underground Water District data

I'm drowning in water district data. About 60 years worth. I've only come up for air to post this photo gallery and to take a much needed break.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Arguments presented in probation revocation hearing for woman accused ...

Lubbock County prosecutors tried to revoke the probation of a 43-year-old woman accused of using a rifle to rob a convenience store last year.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing, Lubbock, TX

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Amarillo.com

Editorial: Monday briefing for July 21, 2014

A Red Raiders football player who punched a member of the Tech women's basketball team in the face during a pickup hoops game and was basically kicked out of school is reinstated - and yet there is nowhere near the level of digital vitriol.

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Related Topix: Texas Tech, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

'Guardian Angel' finds missing man in Wolfforth

A man reported missing shortly after noon on Friday has been found safe with the help of what some people are calling his guardian angel.

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Related Topix: Wolfforth, TX, Shallowater, TX

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock County death row inmate convicted in strangling death denied appeal

An appeals court denied a Lubbock man's death sentence appeal Wednesday, saying he did not present sufficient argument for a second retrial, moving him closer to execution.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Sheriff's Office searching for Shallowater man missing since Thursday

The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing elderly man. Officials say 81-year-old Lowell Bonifield of Shallowater was last seen on Thursday, July 17. Bonifield is a 6-foot-1-inch tall white male weighing 135 pounds.

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Related Topix: Shallowater, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

State land candidate Cook, challenging Bush, talks to Lubbock voters

John Cook has put about 14,000 miles on his F-150 truck in the past two and a half months since he launched his grassroots campaign goal to visit with residents in all 254 Texas counties.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Texas, Tarrant County, TX

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