5 things to know: Wednesday

5 things to know: Wednesday

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Standing room only to hear Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas - A few hundred people piled into the Cactus Theater Tuesday with a couple hundred more left standing in the lobby and outside all attempting to get a glimpse of Democratic Senate candidate and El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke.

O'Rourke stopped in Lubbock as part of his 34 day grassroots drive across the state which started in El Paso and is traveling across West Texas. 

During his campaign stop, the Democrat harked on issues such as climate change, gun control, health care, and immigration, specifically the 'zero tolerance policy' instituted by President Trump.

"The cruelty that we've inflicted on these kids, though it was the decision of one person, one man, the President of the United States, it is now a stain that each of us carry until we reunite 100 percent of those families, get those kids back to their parents, and make sure that we do this country and the generations that follow, make sure we do them right and make sure we do them proud," he said.

He and Cruz are scheduled for a series of five debates across the state, one of which is set to be in Lubbock. The final details of those debates have not been hammered out according to O'Rourke.

Couple found dead in Southwest Lubbock home

LUBBOCK, Texas - LPD investigated a married couples death after their bodies were discovered in their home. 

Police went to 83rd and Homestead Avenue for a welfare check of the couple after concerned family members were not able to get in touch with them for several days.

When officers entered the home they found husband, 74, and wife, 71, dead.

Due to the nature of their bodies, detectives with the LPD Persons Crimes Unit are still investigating. 

National Heatstroke Prevention Day reminds you to stay hydrated

LUBBOCK, Texas - 29 children have died this year from heatstroke's inside vehicles.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day is dedicated to bringing awareness to these tragedies of children and animals dying in hot cars.

Dr. Franklyn Babb said our most at risk of heatstroke are children and elderly.

"The outside temperature may not reach that 104 degree threshold where the body temperature gets up that high. Inside of a car, the temperatures rise very quickly. and the progression from heat exhuastion to heat stroke can happen very, very quickly." Babb said.

Doctors urge people to stay hydrated and stay away from drinks that can dehydrate you.

Judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans
SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns.
Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government's settlement with the company that makes the plans available online. They also sought a restraining order, arguing the 3D guns would be a safety risk.
U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik issued the order Tuesday afternoon.
The company behind the plans, Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, had reached a settlement with the federal government in June that allows it to make the plans for the guns available for download on Wednesday.
The restraining order puts that plan on hold for now.
In the meantime, Congressional Democrats have urged President Trump to reverse the decision to let Defense Distributed publish the plans. Trump said Tuesday that he's "looking into" the idea, saying making 3D plastic guns available to the public "doesn't seem to make much sense!"

Aeromexico says crashed plane well-maintained
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Aeromexico airline's chief executive officer says the jetliner that crashed in northern Mexico shortly after takeoff was "perfectly maintained" and the aircraft had been serviced in February.
Andres Conesa said at a news conference Tuesday night that the crew was well-rested, having started their day in the Durango state capital, where the Aeromexico jetliner went down earlier in the day.
All 103 people on board escaped alive before the Embraer 190 caught fire after skidding virtually intact in a field near the airport.

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