Good Day Lubbock: Tuesday, November 12 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Tuesday, November 12

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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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News: 

For the past two years, Smylie-Wilson middle school has received an "F" rating from the state, and the district's looking to make a change. It's considering turning Smylie-Wilson into a magnet school, and rezoning the attendance boundary, sending students to both Irons and Mackenzie middle schools. The district will host meetings to receive input from families. It will vote on the proposed plans next Thursday.

Lubbock's new police chief is on the job. Floyd Mitchell has been in law enforcement for nearly 30 years.Lubbock's new police chief is on the job. Floyd Mitchell has been in law enforcement for nearly 30 years. He graduated from both Texas Tech and the FBI national academy and is a veteran of the US Air Force. He previously served as chief of police in Temple.  The east Lubbock Community Alliance, 100 Black Men of West Texas, and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host a reception Thursday to honor him and new fire chief Shaun Fogerson. 

Veterans who have served since 9-11 are reporting more incidents of post traumatic stress. That's the key finding in a new survey from pew research.Veterans who have served since 9-11 are reporting more incidents of post traumatic stress. That's the key finding in a new survey from pew research. The survey shows veterans who served in the global war on terror, are more likely to be deployed over-seas than veterans from previous eras. Service members after 9-11 are more likely to have seen combat and experienced emotional trauma. They're also more likely than their predecessors to suffer physical, or psychological combat scars. 47% of veterans from the war on terror report some emotionally traumatic or distressing experiences. That's compared to one in four service members from before 9-11. A service member is given five days of civilian behavior before they're discharged. Advocates say that's not nearly enough and it's up to *other* veterans to support each other during that difficult time. If you've served and need some support, you can join the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, The Order of the Purple Heart, or the Disabled American Veterans Organization. We have contact info below:

https://www.vfw.org/

https://www.legion.org/

https://www.purpleheart.org/

https://www.dav.org/

 

Health:

There is a new phenomenon arising in children's development and how they interact with technology.


it's called digital dementia - a diagnosis caused by the overuse of digital technology, breaking down your cognitive abilities.

Experts say the MRI scans of older people with Alzheimer's are looking the same as scans of younger people who are spending a lot of time on social media and looking at screens.

Some physical red flags include hunched shoulders, a neck that leans forward, shuffling around. Mental signs include poor memory, poor focus, and poor concentration.

Experts say kids two and younger should have no screen time whatsoever.

 

Weather:

Sunny, cold today, warming up tomorrow.

 

Look Around Lubbock:

Fall fashions at Dillard's: Scentsational event, vintage handbags & Bra-fit event

 

Do you know someone celebrating a birthday? Let us know, so we can announce it on-air around 6:55 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. e-mail birthdays@fox34.com.

 

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