Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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Colder temperatures expected today
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston says it will be cool and sunny today with a high of 69 degrees. This week will be sort of a roller coaster ride in terms of temperature, so be prepared with layers. Weather Updates Here
Justices meet this morning for first public session since late June
The Justices are returning to the supreme court bench for the start of an election-year term that includes high-profile cases on abortions, protections for young immigrants and LGBT rights. The court meets this morning for its first public session since late June. First up is a death-penalty case from Kansas about whether states can abolish and insanity defense for criminal defendants.
A second whistleblower has come forward against President Trump
The first whistleblower claimed President Trump was "using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country" IN THE 2020 ELECTION AND TRIGGERED THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY BEING LED BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS. thIS SECOND SOURCE ALSO WORKS IN INTELLIGENCE AND CLAIMS TO HAVE FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE THAT SUPPORTS THE ORIGINAL WHISTLEBLOWER, BUT HAS NOT YET FILED A FORMAL COMPLAINT. PRESIDENT TRUMP RESPONDED ON TWITTER, SAYING DEMOCRATS HAVE GONE TO THE BENCH FOR ANOTHER WHISTLEBLOWER, AND IT'S COMING FROM THE DEEP STATE.
Vista Bank's lawsuit against Bart Reagor can go forward without delay
tHE BANK FIRST FILED THE SUIT IN MARCH, CLAIMING REAGOR HASN'T MADE PAYMENTS ON A THREE MILLION DOLLAR LOAN. REAGOR AND RICK DYKES TOOK IT OUT FOR THE AUTO GROUP. WHILE DYKES SIGNED THE PROMISSORY NOTE, ONLY REAGOR'S NAME AND SIGNATURE ARE ON THE LOAN. LAST WEEK, REAGOR FILED COUNTER-CLAIMS, ACCUSING THE BANK OF ESSENTIALLY TAKING MONEY FROM HIS PERSONAL ACCOUNTS TO RE-COUP CLAIMS IT HAS AGAINST HIM. HE ASKED FOR MORE TIME SO HIS ATTORNEYS COULD LOOK INTO WHAT THE BANK KNEW ABOUT THE MASSIVE CHECK KITING SCHEME AT THE AUTO GROUP. THE BANK ARGUED THAT ISN'T AT ISSUE, AND A WASTE OF TIME. THE JUDGE AGREED, ALLOWING THE CASE TO PROCEED ON SCHEDULE.
Floyd Mitchell will be Lubbock's next Police Chief
The city chose him after former Chief Greg Stevens retired in May. Mitchell is currently the Chief in Temple. He has nearly three decades of law enforcement experience, is a master certified Peace Officer in Texas, and graduated from the FBI's national academy. City Council will confirm his selection at its meeting on October 22 and he's expected to start the job on Veteran's Day.
Avoid getting scammed by robo-calls
Last year alone, there were 26 billion robo-calls in the United States. Roughly a quarter of those calls were reported to be illegal and fraudulent. Lubbock Senator Charles Perry said the current legislation doesn't enforce criminal action, and that's why these scam artists can get away with it. If you get a threatening call from someone acting as if they're from a government agency, hang up. One solution is to download software on your phone that automatically blocks them.
Health Blog: Why shopping organic may not be worth it
When a food is labelled organic, that means it has been produced without the use of any pesticides, dyes, or synthetic fertilizers. This growing method is more expensive for farmers and bumps up your price tag in the produce isle, but this level of pesticide exposure doesn't pose much risk to your health unless you are working in the fields where the chemicals are being sprayed. Shopping organic isn't all about our physical health though, it is also better for the environment. Click Here for more information about organic eating and why it may not be worth the extra cost.
Look Around Lubbock: Skateboarding and BMX Contest
This morning Meredith Aldis is at Stubbs Park with members from the Lubbock Skateboarding group previewing the contest that is happening on Saturday at 10 a.m. The goal of the event is to develop and motivate local skate communities and bring friendly competition to local athletes.
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