5 things to know: Friday

5 things to know: Friday

Printable 3D guns to be available online

LUBBOCK, Texas - Come August 1, you'll be able to download the plans to print your own gun.

The State Department is clearing the way for blueprints for these weapons to be legally uploaded and downloaded on the internet.

In a statement to Fox News, the State Department indicates putting the technical data on the web doesn't compromise national or intelligence security.

Lubbock Sheriff Kelly Rowe said he's not necessarily worried about the streets being inundated with these printed guns, however he is worried about those who decide to shoot them.

"Given the types of things that go on when you talk about firing a bullet cartridge through a firearm, sooner or later plastic is probably not going to stand up to the long-term use," Rowe said.

Gun control advocates call this decision dangerous, irreparable and illegal.


High school students use STEM and triage training to prepare in case of disaster

LUBBOCK, Texas - Towns are left in disaster after tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters hit. They put people in danger physically and sometimes leave them without power. 

Covenant Hospital partnered with a Texas Tech Professor, Dr. Annette Sobel, to teach high school students the importance of science when those disasters hit.

Dr. Sobel set up a mass casualty simulation to teach students how to prioritize saving victims when there aren't enough resources.

"Kids are learning the basics, airway breathing circulation, how to manage the priorities in a disaster and how to innovate around a solution when they don't have enough of the equipment," Dr. Sobel said. "They're also learning how to create a power grid when there's no power available.'

According to Dr. Sobel, STEM is an important life skill, especially in a disaster.

She stressed the importance of triage training in rural communities because it can take first responders longer to arrive at a scene outside urban areas.


Authorities search for missing elderly couple

LUBBOCK, Texas- Lubbock Police, in conjunction with Greenville Police and DPS are currently searching for two individuals.

Foye and June Davis of Greenville, Texas, were last seen in Lubbock, Texas yesterday around 7:30 a.m. before checking out of their hotel room in the 3200 block of the South Loop. The couple was in town visiting a family member in the hospital. Neither Foye, nor June have been seen, or heard from since checking out of their hotel. The two were last seen in a red GMC Terrain, with Texas Tags/license plate: DX3M651.

The concern stems from the fact that once arriving in Lubbock on July 23, they were found lost on the Texas Tech campus. The individual who found the two helped them to check in to the Pioneer Hotel in downtown Lubbock. After checking in to the hotel, they were then given directions by a hotel employee to Covenant hospital to visit a family member. After leaving Covenant, around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the two then checked into Hotel Ava, located in the 3200 block of the South Loop, leaving behind their property, including their medication, at the Pioneer Hotel.

If any member of the public sees them, we ask that they immediately call 911, or contact their local law enforcement agency.


Lubbock City Council members approve local expansion projects

LUBBOCK, Texas - Lubbock City Council members addressed a variety of issues in yesterday's meeting.

One of which was a resolution to convert park land off of Dunbar Lake at 19th Street and MLK Blvd. for a police substation.

Council will revisit the plans to finalize and potentially move forward with integrating police stations into other neighborhoods as part of its community policing strategy.

Council members also approved an amendment to allow food trucks to expand where they can do business.

Vendors that complete a Parks and Recreation mobile food vendor agreement can now sell in some city parks. The director of Parks and Recreation will determine where exactly vendors will be allowed.

The new permit will cost $250 annually, which could net a projected $6,000 for the city in the first year.

Lubbock's community development program will also expand its budget for helping rebuild infrastructure and homes in north and east Lubbock. It's specifically provided repairs to damaged or older homes, covering roof, window, and foundation repairs.


UN Command says 55 cases of remains returned
  
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) - The U.N. Command says the 55 cases of war remains retrieved from North Korea will be honored at a ceremony next Wednesday at a base in South Korea.
  
A U.S. military plane flew to Wonsan, North Korea, on Friday to pick up what are believed to be the remains of U.S. servicemen killed in the Korean War. The transfer is meant to fulfill a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un during his summit with President Donald Trump in June.
  
U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks in a statement from the U.N. Command called the retrieval mission successful. "Now, we will prepare to honor our fallen before they continue on their journey home."
  
Sometime after Wednesday's ceremony, the remains are expected to be transferred to a base in Hawaii for testing

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