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Stargazers Get Special Treat with Mars

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The clear skies of West Texas will provide star gazers a unique opportunity this evening (April 8), when Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line.

NASA astronomers report that every two years, Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when the "Red" planet lies directly opposite the sun in Earth's sky

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Honor Flight Fundraiser at Movie Premiere

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Starting tonight and going through the weekend you and your family can take in a terrific movie and at the same time help support the Texas South Plains Honor Flight program.

The Stars and Stripes Drive In here Lubbock is showing the latest “Captain America” movie – entitled “Captain America: Winter Soldier” – and tonight and tomorrow night, the Drive In will donate 10% of their ticket and concession sales to help fund the next honor flight to the Nation’s war memorials in Washington DC

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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

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Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Gov. Perry in Lubbock Wednesday

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Governor Rick Perry is in Lubbock tomorrow – he’ll help honor Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance at a reception on campus and accept an award for his work in rehabilitating drug offenders.

Perry will make remarks at an event honoring Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance at a reception on campus

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Feds release report on Littlefield crash

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NTSB

Federal investigators have released their accident report on the fatal airplane crash last year in Littlefield.

Investigators say a specific maneuver led to last year's deadly glider crash that killed the pilot,  79-year-old Eddie Hogland and his passenger,  13-year-old Taylor Brown

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Lubbock GOP Starts Convention

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Precinct delegates and  elected officials have started the 2014 Lubbock County Republican Party Convention. The convention is being held at Lubbock's Memorial Civic Center.

Following an invocation by Pastor Jim Robinson, Party Chairman Carl Tepper welcomed delegates and provided an overview of the convention schedule.

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Nuclear Weapons Waste Headed for Andrews

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Radioactive waste that’s unable to be stored underground in New Mexico could be coming to West Texas.

That’s the latest word from Department of Energy that oversees operations at the SE New Mexico Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which has been closed since last month due to a fire and leak of radiation

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“Phantom Cloud” Mystifies Experts

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NWS

Weather and radar experts are examining what many are calling a “mystery cloud” that appeared on Eastern New Mexico and West Texas radars earlier in the week.

U.S. National Weather Service offices in Albuquerque and El Paso have confirmed the reading, but say they have no idea where the several-mile-wide cloud could have come from

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Helicopter Crashes in Downtown Seattle, Killing 2, Injuring at Least 1 [UPDATED]

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A helicopter belonging to Seattle news station KOMO crashed on Tuesday morning near Fisher Plaza, near the famed Space Needle.

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VA Hospital to be named after Pearl Harbor Hero

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A Waco native whose actions during the sneak attack by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor will be honored when a Waco VA hospital is named after him.

U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, a Republican from Bryan, introduced a bill last week that, if approved, will name the facility the Doris Miller Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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