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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. More>>

LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract Video included

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Contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

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Roberts Co. fire burns 60,000 acres Video included

A large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 60,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDA A large fire near Miami in Roberts County has burned 60,000 acres, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. Multiple agencies are currently on scene battling the fire / Source: KFDA
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The Texas A&M Forest Service said 60,000 acres have burned in the Rankin Ranch Road Fire, near Miami in Roberts County.

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British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker Video included

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London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.

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Nordstorm sells $1,200 socks-with-sandals combo

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Generally relegated to the dark corners of dad fashion, the socks-with-sandals combo is going mainstream. 

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Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate Video included

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Students and parents whose Maryland high school has been dragged into the national immigration debate declined to comment about an alleged rape case involving a 14-year-old girl and a suspect authorities say came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

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House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it Video included

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Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul.

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Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

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Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

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Tennessee teacher, missing teen spotted in Texas

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Police in Corpus Christi, Texas, are looking for a Tennessee school teacher and a student he's accused of kidnapping.

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Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State ex-president trial

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Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict. 

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College Baseball Foundation facing May 1 deadline to submit plans for National College Baseball Hall of Fame Video included

A rendering of what the National College Baseball Hall of Fame will look like (source: Mike Gustafson) A rendering of what the National College Baseball Hall of Fame will look like (source: Mike Gustafson)
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The College Baseball Foundation is facing a May 1 deadline to submit final plans for construction of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

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London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52 Video included

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Investigations are continuing around Parliament, but lawmakers are expected to go ahead with plans to reconvene in a show of solidarity.

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Man arrested, facing charges after teen held captive in abandoned apartment complex Video included

Tyrone Carter (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Tyrone Carter (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
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A Lubbock man has been arrested, and will face charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a teen who said she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in an abandoned apartment complex in January.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe risk diminishing, but strong storms possible overnight east of Lubbock Video included

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Our First Alert Weather team is tracking a line of fast-moving storms across the South Plains on Thursday night into Friday morning.

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Food for Thought: 3/23 Video included

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Lubbock health inspectors checked-out the cleanliness of dozens of Hub City eateries this week, but we only have good news to dish out in this edition of Food for Thought.

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White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote Video included

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A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.

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Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers Video included

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Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.

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4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California Video included

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A Sacramento City Police officer, center, carries a bag that was brought from the home where four people were found dead, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. A suspect is being held in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A Sacramento City Police officer, center, carries a bag that was brought from the home where four people were found dead, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. A suspect is being held in San Francisco.
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Police say they found four people dead in a Sacramento home.

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Lubbock Women's Club hosts gala to restore historical landmark

Lubbock Women's Club hosts gala to raise money for restoration of historic building (Source: Lubbock Women's Club) Lubbock Women's Club hosts gala to raise money for restoration of historic building (Source: Lubbock Women's Club)
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The Lubbock Women's Club is hosting a gala to help pay for the restoration and maintenance to their 75-year-old building.

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Former Baylor football player gets new trial after sexual assault conviction overturned Video included

(Source: McLennan County Jail) (Source: McLennan County Jail)
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Former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu will get a new trial after the 10th Court of Appeals overturned his sexual assault conviction. 

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Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas Video included

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Arkansas lawmakers are considering exempting college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed.

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White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump Video included

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The chairman of the House intelligence committee says communications of Donald Trump and his transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets.

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Food for Thought Report: 3.23

Food for Thought Report: 3.23 Video included

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 For a complete overview of the Violations see below.

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SPC Texans advance to Final 4 Video included

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2nd seeded South Plains College topped Vincennes 69-67 to advance to the NJCAA Final 4 Thursday afternoon.

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Xcel Energy postpones outage in Tahoka due to threat of severe weather

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Officials with Xcel Energy are postponing a scheduled power outage in Tahoka due to the threat of severe weather. 

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Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee Video included

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After the hearing, the Judiciary panel is expected to vote in the next two weeks to recommend Neil Gorsuch favorably to the full Senate. 

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AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus Video included

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Information about Paul Manafort's offshore financial transactions was turned over earlier this year to U.S. agents working in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network by investigators in Cyprus at the U.S. agency's request, a person familiar with the case said.

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Yamaguchi tweets Nancy Kerrigan 'Break a leg!' on 'DWTS'

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Olympian Nancy Kerrigan is a contestant on the current season of Dancing with the Stars. Fellow figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi also competed on the TV show, and she sent Kerrigan a supportive tweet.

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Two Monterey football players sign letters of intent Video included

Talon Jones and Zae Johnson (Source: KCBD) Talon Jones and Zae Johnson (Source: KCBD)
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Out at Plainsmen Alley at Monterey High School, two football players signed letters of intent to play at the college level. 

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Texas Tech & Abilene Christian agree to 2 Game Football Series Video included

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Texas Tech announced Thursday the Red Raider football team will play Abilene Christian, with both games of the agreement being played at Jones AT&T Stadium in 2024 and 2026. 

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Fire officials extinguish burning roofing material at Jones AT&T Stadium practice facility Video included

(Source: KCBD TowerCam) (Source: KCBD TowerCam)
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Heavy plumes of black smoke rose from the new practice facility at Jones AT&T stadium on Wednesday afternoon. According to Texas Tech University officials, a small fire started at the northeast corner of the TTU Athletics Sports Performance Center construction site at approximately 5:20 p.m. 

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REPORTS: London attack victim had Texas ties

Kurk Cochran. (Source: Facebook) Kurk Cochran. (Source: Facebook)
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The Wednesday attack at near Britain's Parliament left three people dead and injured dozens of others. 

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A look at attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons Video included

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When an attacker plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, it was the latest in a string of incidents in which drivers used their vehicles as weapons. More>>

WW II vet, 94, wins $300,000 in Michigan lottery

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A World War II veteran says his frugal lifestyle will not change much after he won $300,000 in the Michigan lottery. 

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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament Video included

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A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

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The Latest: China, Australia leaders discuss London attack Video included

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The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament.

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Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown Video included

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A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump was expected to continue hunting support for what would be a significant achievement for his young presidency.

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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town Video included

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Authorities say a police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin.

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'God of Carnage' debuts at Lubbock Community Theatre

"God of Carnage" debuts at the Lubbock Community Theatre (Source: Lubbock Community Theatre) "God of Carnage" debuts at the Lubbock Community Theatre (Source: Lubbock Community Theatre)
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Lubbock Community Theatre presents "God of Carnage", which won a 2009 Olivier and Tony Award for Best Play.

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Hero dog finds naked, shivering girl in ditch

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A dog named Peanut went from rescue to hero after she found a naked, young girl lying in a ditch in Michigan.

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Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era Video included

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A growing number of Democrats are calling for Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to be delayed because of the FBI investigation of ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

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Lubbock County's ongoing road work: What you need to know Video included

One of the road work sites, Highway 84 and Frankford Ave. (source: KCBD video) One of the road work sites, Highway 84 and Frankford Ave. (source: KCBD video)
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According to TxDOT, there are eight ongoing road work projects in Lubbock County right now. Here's a quick look at what they're working on, and how long these projects are expected to last.

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Lyft launching in the Hub City, Thursday at noon Video included

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Lyft is launching in the Hub City on Thursday.

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The Salvation Army of Lubbock in need of hygiene products for 'Spring Clean' Video included

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In the early 1900’s, The Salvation Army founder William Booth boiled the work of The Salvation Army down to “the three S’s”: soup, soap, and salvation. However, The Salvation Army of Lubbock is currently lacking in the soap department.

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Ralls to hire new Head Football Coach/Athletic Director Video included

Kevin Sherrill (Source: KCBD Video) Kevin Sherrill (Source: KCBD Video)
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Former Shallowater Offensive Coordinator Kevin Sherrill will be named Ralls new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director pending school board approval.

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Investigation firm: Missing Hemphill Co. teen did not leave willingly

Thomas Brown and mother, Penny Meek / Source: KFDA Thomas Brown and mother, Penny Meek / Source: KFDA
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An investigation firm hired by the family of Thomas Brown, a Canadian High School senior last seen in late 2016, believes "foul play was involved" in his disappearance. 

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Lubbock teen left parent's hotel room, boarded coal train, 'ran out of Skittles' Video included

Adalie Rivera (Source: Locate the Missing Facebook page) Adalie Rivera (Source: Locate the Missing Facebook page)
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According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, 13-year-old Adalie Rivera was found safe in Dumas, Texas.

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Lubbock man found guilty of beating pregnant girlfriend

Jacob Pauda (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Jacob Pauda (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
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A Lubbock County Judge has found 30-year-old Jacob Pauda guilty of domestic assault with a prior conviction of domestic assault.

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AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin Video included

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The Associated Press has learned that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Marathon Oil Corp. to acquire land in N.M. for $700 million

Marathon Oil Corporation logo (Source: Twitter) Marathon Oil Corporation logo (Source: Twitter)

On Tuesday, Marathon Oil Corporation announced that they will be acquiring approximately 21,000 net surface acres largely in the Permian's Northern Delaware Basin of New Mexico from Black Mountain Oil & Gas and other private sellers. 

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Lubbock police searching for driver who ran over light pole

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Lubbock police are asking for public help locating an 18-wheeler than ran over a light pole at 58th & Avenue P on March 3.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Jaws of Life used in rollover on 66th Street near Indiana, traffic rerouted Video included

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Emergency responders had to use the Jaws of Life to get the driver out of a vehicle just before 9:45 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 3000 block of 66th Street. 

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No. 3 Red Raider baseball walks away with a win Video included

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Michael Davis walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the 3rd-ranked Red Raiders a 5-4 win over UNLV Wednesday afternoon.

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Florida man falls off Carnival cruise ship, search ongoing

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A cruise ship passenger is missing after falling overboard near Cuba early Wednesday morning.

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Monterey soccer stars sign letters of intent Video included

Ariel Diaz and Megan Mercado (Source: KCBD Photo) Ariel Diaz and Megan Mercado (Source: KCBD Photo)
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Two Monterey Lady Plainsmen signed letters of intent to play college soccer Wednesday afternoon.

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Atmos repairing gas line in 4800 block of 62nd

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Atmos technicians are repairing a pipeline accidentally hit by a City of Lubbock maintenance crew on Wednesday.

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Popular ATVs recalled for fire, burn hazard

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Polaris has recalled thousands of ATVs because of fire and burn hazards.

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1 arrested, throws knife at grandfather who refused to take him to Dairy Queen

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A 17-year-old is now behind bars after throwing a knife at his 61-year-old grandfather.

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'Watch DOGS' volunteer with students at Lubbock-Cooper Elementaries Video included

Rhett Dawson, Watch Dogs volunteer, works with Lubbock-Cooper student on fractions Rhett Dawson, Watch Dogs volunteer, works with Lubbock-Cooper student on fractions
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 75% of public school teachers are female. Here at home, three Lubbock-Cooper Elementary schools enable students to get more interaction with male mentors even while they're at school. A program called the Watch Dogs program gives dads a chance to sign up to volunteer at their school. 

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O'Tool Industries evacuated because of gas leak

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Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to O’Tool Industries at 1322 Erskine for a gas leak just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

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DSHS reports first 2017 case of Zika virus in ETX

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One case of Zika reported in East Texas for 2017

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