5 things to know: Thursday

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Former Lubbock City Council member David Nelson killed in bicycle crash

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Department of Public Safety identifies 67-year-old John David Nelson as the man killed during an early-morning fatal crash between a bike and a truck.

DPS report Nelson was traveling west bound on FM 41, when 37-year-old Rocky Wilson, driving a Ford pickup struck him from behind. Nelson was transported to UMC where he later died.  

David Nelson was the Lubbock County Court at Law No.3 elect. He served on Lubbock City Council from 1997 to 2002 and was a partner for Nelson and Nelson Attorneys. He was appointed by two governors to state boards which include the Texas Commission of Jail Standards and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

To replace Nelson, the Lubbock County Republican Party's executive committee will nominate a candidate to replace him on the November ballot. The nomination will require a majority vote. The deadline is August 27th. 


High profile death a reminder for motorist to share the road with cyclists

LUBBOCK, Texas - Former Lubbock City Councilman and County Court of Law Judge elect David Nelson's death Wednesday morning while he was on a bike ride is now serving as a reminder for motorist to share the road with cyclist.

For many cyclists getting buzzed by drivers who do not give them enough room is a common occurrence. 

"Going up a little climb and this lady, we were in the bike lane and this lady was in the bike lane coming up behind us and we were looking back at her because, just trying to be aware of our surroundings and saw that she was just in the bike lane and coming straight at us and we had to get out of the way or else she probably would've hit us," said Colton Mallett, a Lubbock cyclist.

DPS Sgt. John Gonzalez said it is crucial to remember cyclists have every right as anyone else on the road.

"Bicyclist have every right and unfortunately you just have to deal because bicycles aren't a speed demon," Sgt. Gonzalez said. "They aren't designed to go 70 miles-per-hour."


UPDATE: LPD search for suspect involved in SWAT standoff

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Lubbock Police Department is investigating an altercation that led to shots fired in the 2400 block of East 10th Street Wednesday night. At this time, the suspect has not been located.

Officers responded to the area just after 8 p.m. for reports of neighbors getting into a fight. Officers were told one of the males went inside a home, came back with a gun and fired multiple shots toward a group of neighbors. No one was injured during the shooting, but a vehicle was struck. Officers were advised the male suspect then went back inside the home.

LPD negotiators made multiple attempts to reach out to the suspect in various ways with no success. After several hours with no response, SWAT used the BEAR, an armored vehicle, to remove the screen door of the house to allow the Bomb Squad’s robot to enter.

The suspect was not located.

At this time, LPD is scaling back the response in the area. Officers will maintain a presence in the area throughout the night.

This case will remain under investigation and officers will continue to search for the male suspect.


Texas Tech helps Ag producers have a sustainable operation through an online tool

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics uses an online tool that's helping Ag producers with the decision making process.

The Fieldprint calculator is an online software tool developed by Field to Market. 

"It's used in a way to measure certain sustainability metrics for instance with land use, water use, soil conservation, energy efficiency," said Phillip Johnson, assistant professor for Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.

The Fieldprint calculator uses eight sustainability indicators to determine the performance of an agricultural operation: biodiversity, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, irrigated water use, land use, soil carbon, soil conservation, and water quality.

"It allows a producer to see how they stack up relative to sustainability or these metrics and there is a component of the calculator that will give you the individual metrics for that field for that year," said Johnson. "It will also compare it to state averages for the state, so you can see where you are at compared to other producers within the state for that crop and for that year."


Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia
  
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is taking a tougher tone on Russia, saying in an interview with CBS that he told Vladimir Putin to stay out of America's elections.
  
Such rhetoric is a turnabout from Trump's initial upbeat description of his meeting with Russia's president.
  
The shifting stance came Wednesday as Trump spent more time managing the fallout from his widely criticized summit with Putin in Helsinki.
  
Trump created additional controversy during a White House meeting after being asked by a reporter if Russia is currently targeting U.S. elections. His answer, "no" without elaboration, put him sharply at odds with public warnings from his own intelligence chief.
  
A short time later his press secretary explained that Trump was saying "no" to answering additional questions, though he subsequently went on to address Russia.

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