Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
Colder from here on out
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said today will be mostly sunny with a high of 55 degrees. We're back to freezing temperatures each night this week.
Isis leader killed in Syria raid
President Trump announced yesterday the death of Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi following a five month coalition lead by America. The 48 year old detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three children inside an underground tunnel, when U.S. forces closed in as part of a high risk U.S. special operations raid in Northwest Syria over the weekend. U.S. officials said they're already tracking Isis members who could be possible successors to Al-Baghdadi. For the full story: click here.
Interim Chief Medical Examiner ready to reform office
Some of Dr. John Lang's first challenges will be tackling two separate backlogs. "The first most recent backlog was from the previous entity that was here, and that actually is going to be addressed. We had a discussion with the previous entity and the District Attorney. They are going to process all the reports as soon as possible in a timely fashion, and as soon as I get that information, I will start completing the death certificates as soon as possible," Lang said.
State of emergency in California
Wildfires in the north and south of the state burned land, destroyed homes and forced nearly 200 thousand people to evacuate. The Kincade fire has grown to about 50 thousand acres. It's destroyed 79 buildings and is only 10 percent contained. Tick fire, burning near Santa Clarita in the southern part of the state, has destroyed at least 22 buildings and threatens 10 thousand more.
Shots fired at vigil for Greenville shooting
The memorial event was honoring one of the two victims killed at a homecoming party Saturday in Greenville, about an hour east of the Metroplex. Those attending the vigil rushed to take cover as shots were fired. Police report no injuries, but said bullet holes were found in nearby vehicles. Investigators are still searching for whoever did Saturday's initial shooting as well as the shooting on Sunday.
CBP tweets 75 miles of new border wall completed
U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted a video of construction saying "75 miles of new border wall system completed." It said construction is currently underway for an additional 158 miles. It intends to have 450 more miles of the wall built by the end of 2020.
Planned Parenthood direct app
Planned Parenthood no longer has a clinic in Lubbock, but it's still trying to provide for women's health care needs here with a new mobile app called Planned Parenthood direct. Patients answer questions related to their healthcare needs. Birth control pills can be delivered to your home or pharmacy and users can renew prescriptions for up to one year. For the full story: click here.
Rep. John Conyers dies at 90
The country's longest serving black Congressman has died. John Conyers was a longtime Michigan democrat who represented part of Detroit from 1965 to 2017. He was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and was known as pushing a series of liberal causes, especially from his position on the House Judiciary Committee.
Look Around Lubbock: Lubbock Civic Orchestra concert
The Lubbock Civic Orchestra, led by Dr. Blair Williams and Dr. Ryan Smith and made up of different people from the community, have a concert Tuesday, October 29 at 8 p.m. at the McDonald Moody Auditorium on the LCU campus. The Lubbock Civic Orchestra was founded with the intention of bringing great orchestral music to the community while also providing community amateur and semi-professional musicians a platform for utilizing their talents for service. For more information: click here.
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