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Temperatures creeping up to 80 today & tomorrow
Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux said after the chilly morning, temperatures will jump to near 80 today and tomorrow with some passing cloud. There will be a little breeze tomorrow with a southwest wind of 12 to 22 mph.
Hocutt responds to Big 12 Reprimand
Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt said he's not seeing the reason why the Big 12 fined him. The $25,000 penalty stems from a public statement Hocutt made Sunday after Tech's double overtime loss to Baylor. Hocutt reported he'd been in contact with the Big 12, but it ad been decided that an illegal snap penalty was called incorrectly. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Hocutt didn't exercise the required discipline in balance team support with managing games. For the full story: click here.
Judge to rules for Vista Bank against Reagor
The Bank first filed the suit in March, claiming Reagor hasn't made payments on a $3 million 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. Reagor filed counter-claims accusing the Bank of essentially taking money from his personal accounts to recoup claims it has against him. A letter to Reagor and Vista's attorneys show Judge Ruben Reyes will rule in Vista Bank's favor without the need for further proceedings. For the full story: click here.
Rep. Elijah Cummings dead at 68
Since 1996, Congressman Elijah Cummings has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th District, just over half of Baltimore City. He introduced the bill to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, legislation that was sidelined earlier this year. His office released a statement this morning that he died at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges. He was 68.
City preps for severe winter weather
The Emergency Operations Center hosted a winter weather training exercise. It unites the City's various agencies with the National Weather Service to focus on communication. It also preps departments for snow and ice removal and street closures. For the full story and how to sign up for the LBK Alert: click here.
Details on Tuesday's chase, stand-off
Investigators report is started near 82nd and Avenue D when Leticia Lopez pistol-whipped her husband and fired a round. When officers arrived at their home, Lopez reportedly fled with the gun and her child. Police said she left the child at a family member's house and kept going. She called 911 and threatened to force the police to kill her or die by suicide. She drove at a normal speed and negotiators worked to talk her down. She went back to 82nd and Ave. D to talk to negotiators, but got agitated and reportedly left to another family member's home. She ended up going back home and fired several times into the air. She was arrested and now faces aggravated assault, a weapon charge, and is held on more than $45,000 bond. For the full story: click here.
Heritage stigmas hinder Hispanic health needs
CDC research shows Hispanic people are far more likely not to have a regular healthcare provider and often go years without knowing their medical history. There are a number of possible reasons rooted in cultural background. Experts say educating the Hispanic community about the resources that exist and the importance of seeking medical attention is the best way to eliminate the stigmas and misconceptions that exist in that community. For the full story: click here.
Children to lose access to free school lunch
The Trump administration acknowledges its proposed changes to the food stamp program could leave nearly half a million children without access to free school lunches. The proposed rule was unveiled in July. Specifically, it curtails a policy which makes it easier for Americans with somewhat higher incomes and more savings to receive food stamps.
Look Around Lubbock: Pumpkin Trail
The 11th Annual Pumpkin Trail is tonight through Sunday. Meredith Aldis will be at Clapp Park this morning carving pumpkins to add to the pumpkin trail. The goal is 2,000 carved pumpkins this year.
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