Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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Rain expected for next few days
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said today will be mostly cloudy with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. The high is near 68 degrees with a south/southwest wind of 12-22 mph. Everything should clear out by tonight.
Impeachment inquiry: 4 witnesses testify
The impeachment hearings resume today after a busy one yesterday in which four witnesses testified. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and Trump donor, Gordon Sondland is first up this morning. He was described as part of the team behind a second track foreign policy on Ukraine. He's already had to correct earlier testimony, acknowledging that he did tell an aide to the President of Ukraine that U.S. aid would probably flow if that country launched corruption investigations that Trump was pushing for.
Chief Floyd Mitchell emphasizes decentralization
It's a new era for the Lubbock Police Department ushered in with a new Chief of Police, Floyd Mitchell. He has spent decades on the force, in both Kansas City and in Temple, before he was sworn in last Friday. He is the first black Chief of Police to serve in Lubbock. Chief Mitchell said he will continue to guide the police department through a decentralization process, making officers more accessible to the public. For the full story: click here.
Lubbock County sues drug companies
Lubbock County is suing a long list of pharmaceutical companies citing years of opioid abuse. The County is seeking more than $1 million in damages. According to the filing, nearly 78 million prescription pills were supplied between 2006 and 2012 and suspected opioid overdoses have increased each year. For the full story: click here.
Heart of Lubbock Housing to close
Heart of Lubbock Housing will close soon, but not before doing one more good deed. The non profit started in 2014 with the goal of helping families find affordable housing. In its final days, the company decided to give its two homes to Open Door, an organization focused on ending homelessness in our area. For the full story: click here.
Students to perform in Macy's Day Parade
Students from Frenship, Lubbock-Cooper, and Lubbock I.S.D. will perform in one of the world's largest parades. Four colorguard students from Frenship and Lubbock-Cooper will be marching with Macy's Great American Band for the 93rd parade. Lubbock High's pom squad and five members of Monterey's pom squad will travel to New York as well to perform. For the full story: click here.
Look Around Lubbock: Holiday Happening
If you're looking for a place to spread some Christmas cheer while getting your holiday shopping done, the Lubbock Junior League has an event for you. Holiday Happening starts today. Meredith Aldis will have details from the Civic Center throughout the morning.
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