Lubbock, Texas

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Cops: Student Shot, Killed Campus Officer After Welfare Check

Texas Tech shooting sparked lockdown, manhunt

(Newser) - A Texas Tech freshman is in custody after the fatal shooting of a campus police officer sparked a manhunt and a lockdown of the Lubbock campus that lasted more than an hour. Police say Hollis Daniels, a 19-year-old man who lived on campus, was arrested near Lubbock Municipal Coliseum at... More »

Lubbock, Texas, Makes Sure It Remembers Its Mistake

Statue unveiled for Tim Cole, who was wrongly jailed for rape

(Newser) - In 1986, a Texas Tech student was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape of 20-year-old Michele Mallin. Tim Cole endured his incarceration with optimism and faith, encouraging his sister to finish law school and donating to charity with money from his GI Bill from prison—an especially... More »

Bull Statue Fatally Gores Texas Teen

14-year-old dies in horrific hide-and-seek accident

(Newser) - Friends and family are mourning a Texas boy killed in a horrific freak accident during a late-night game of hide-and-seek. Miguel Martinez, 14, was playing with four other children at National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock when he ran into the horn of a metal bull... More »

Toddler Ejected From SUV in Police Chase ... Is Fine

Vehicle was fleeing authorities in Lubbock, Texas

(Newser) - In a frightening and miraculous scene caught on tape, a toddler is ejected from an SUV as it does a barrel roll. The 18-month-old girl lands on the road and then picks herself up and starts walking back to the car. Thankfully, she did not suffer any major injuries, reports... More »

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