Good Day Lubbock Tuesday, Oct. 8

Good Day Lubbock Tuesday, Oct. 8

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Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.

 

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Colder mornings later this week

Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said it will be warmer and sunny with a high of 77 degrees. A weak disturbance passing across the region will bring a real small chance for some rain tonight into early tomorrow morning.

Proposition 4 bans state from imposing individual income tax

TEXAS VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON TEN PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION. PROP 4 WOULD BAN THE STATE FROM IMPOSING AN INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX AND THERE IS SOME CONFUSING LANGUAGE ON WHAT A 'YES' OR 'NO' VOTE MEANS IN THIS CASE, BUT LUBBOCK STATE SENATOR CHARLES PERRY SAid VOTING 'YES,' WOULD MEAN YOU WOULD NEVER SEE A STATE INCOME TAX. EARLY VOTING FOR THE AMENDMENT PROPOSITIONS STARTS OCTOBER 21ST. ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER FIFTH. For the full story, click here.

Acting Lubbock County medical examiner named

COUNTY JUDGE CURTIS PARRISH SAid IT'S TIME TO CLOSE THE CHAPTER ON nAAG PATHOLOGY LABS. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF DOCTOR SAM ANDREWS, EFFECTIVE YESTERDAY. COMMISSIONERS ANNOUNCED DOCTOR JOHN LANG AS THE NEW ACTING CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER.  HE SAYS HE WANTS TO START FRESH AS OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR. PARRISH HOPES MOVING FORWARD WITH DOCTOR LANG WILL HELP INSTILL CONFIDENCE BACK IN THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE. LANG WILL SERVE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ROLE. AS FOR PERFORMING AUTOPSIES, TARRANT COUNTY WILL HANDLE FORENSIC PATHOLOGY SERVICES. PARRISH SAYS ITS COMMON FOR MANY COUNTIES IN TEXAS TO USE THE SERVICES OF LARGER COUNTIES TO HANDLE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS. For the full story, click here.

Now up to five: Two more former Reagor-Dykes employees plead guilty

TWO MORE FORMER REAGOR-DYKES EMPLOYEES HAVE PLEADED GUILTY TO THEIR ROLE IN THE MASSIVE FRAUD THAT TOOK DOWN THE AUTO GROUP. THAT'S FIVE GUILTY PLEAS NOW. FORMER FLOYDADA OFFICE MANAGER PAIGE JOHNSTON... AND FORMER ACCOUNTING MANAGER LINDSAY WILLIAMS ADMIT TO FEDERAL CONSPIRACY CHARGES. JOHNSTON'S PLEA IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE FOUR OTHERS, IN THAT SHE ADMITS TO "FLOOR PLAN FINANCE FRAUD." WILLIAMS' ADMISSION, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS SIMILAR TO THE OTHERS, SAYING THERE WAS A MASSIVE CHECK KITING SCHEME, AND BOUNCING HUGE CHECKS BETWEEN BANKS, KNOWING THERE WASN'T MONEY TO BACK THEM UP. BOTH WOMEN FACE UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON, MORE THAN 20 MILLION IN RESTITUTION, AND FINES OF A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS. For the full story, click here.

NEW INFORMATION IN THE DEATH OF A KEY WITNESS IN AMBER GUYGER'S MURDER TRIAL 

THE nAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND'S REQUESTING AN INVESTIGATION INTO JOSHUA BROWN'S DEATH. HE WAS KILLED FRIDAY NIGHT. iN A STATEMENT, THE  GROUP CALLED THE KILLING "DEEPLY ALARMING AND HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS."  DALLAS MAYOR ERIC JOHNSON URGES PEOPLE TO AVOID SPECULATION, BUT BELIEVES POLICE WILL CONDUCT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION. GUYGER WAS CONVICTED OF MURDERING HER UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR BOTHAM JEAN. BROWN TESTIFIED THAT ON THE NIGHT OF THE KILLING, HE HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE "TWO PEOPLE MEETING BY SURPRISE" AND THEN TWO GUNSHOTS. BROWN WOULD HAVE BEEN A KEY WITNESS IN AN UPCOMING CIVIL CASE AGAINST THE CITY OF DALLAS FILED BY THE JEAN FAMILY.

Republicans criticizing Trump decision on Syria

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CASTING HIS DECISION TO ABANDON KURDISH FIGHTERS IN SYRIA AS FULFILLING A CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO WITHDRAW FROM "ENDLESS WAR" IN THE MIDDLE EAST. MANY REPUBLICANS AND OTHERS SAY HE IS SACRIFICING A US ALLY AND UNDERMINING AMERICAN CREDIBILITY. TRUMP HAS DECLARED US TROOPS WILL STEP ASIDE FOR AN EXPECTED TURKISH ATTACK ON THE KURDS, WHO HAVE FOUGHT ALONGSIDE AMERICANS FOR YEARS, BUT HE HAS ALSO THREATENED TO DESTROY THE TURKS' ECONOMY IF THEY GO TOO FAR. PENTAGON AND STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS ARE HOLDING OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSUADING TURKEY TO ABANDON ITS EXPECTED INVASION.

Job discrimination protection for LGBT+

THE SUPREME COURT IS SET TO HEAR ARGUMENTS TODAY IN TWO OF THE TERM'S MOST CLOSELY WATCHED CASES OVER WHETHER FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAW PROTECTS LGBT PEOPLE FROM JOB DISCRIMINATION. THE CASES ARE THE COURT'S FIRST ON LGBT RIGHTS SINCE JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY'S RETIREMENT AND REPLACEMENT BY JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH. KENNEDY WAS A VOICE FOR GAY RIGHTS WHILE KAVANAUGH IS REGARDED AS MORE CONSERVATIVE.  THE ISSUE IS WHETHER A KEY PROVISION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 THAT BARS DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE OF SEX COVERS LGBT PEOPLE.

 

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