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Cloudy this morning, sunny this weekend
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said it is cloudy this morning, but should clear out by the afternoon. The high is near 50 degrees with a northeast wind of 5-12 mph. For playoff football games, the temperature will drop to the 40s. Tomorrow will be a cold Tech football game against Kansas State, dropping from the lower 50s at 6 p.m. to around 40 by the end of the game.
Highway dedicated after State Trooper
Four decades after his death in the line of duty, State Trooper and Slaton native, Jerry Don Davis' legacy will live on. A segment of Highway 84 is now named in his honor. His Sergeant at the time, Danny Smith, was one of the keynote speakers at the dedication at Slaton High School Thursday morning. He said Davis' lifelong dream was to be a State Trooper and his service epitomized what it means to be in law enforcement. For the full story: click here.
Two dead in Oklahoma training "mishap"
Two Airmen were killed at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma during a routine training mission. Two Air Force T-38 Talons, each carrying two Airmen, were involved. Both pilots in one plane died and the other two pilots were not injured. Twelve hundred military personnel on the base are dealing with the loss. It can take investigators anywhere from 30 to 60 days to determine the cause of the crash.
Impeachment hearings: David Holmes and Fiona Hill
Yesterday, lawmakers heard testimony from Fiona Hill, a former top Russia expert for the Trump administration, and David Holmes, who works at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. He said President Trump cared more about having Joe Biden and his son investigated than anything else having to do with Ukraine. Hill warned lawmakers against what she called a fictional narrative that Russia didn't meddle in the U.S. elections in 2016, but Ukraine did. She said that's a conspiracy theory pushed by Russian intelligence. For the full recap: click here.
Lubbock I.S.D. approves Smylie Wilson conversion
Lubbock I.S.D. trustees voted unanimously for Smylie Wilson Middle School to be transformed into a magnet school. Students who live south of 34th street will go to Irons Middle School and students who reside north of 34th street will go to Mackenzie Middle School. The new magnet school will accept enrollment applications for sixth and seventh grade students across Lubbock I.S.D. in 2020 and eighth grade applications in 2021. For the full story: click here.
Texas Tech partners with Midland College
Texas Tech and Midland College have entered into an academic partnership. The schools will sign an agreement next week establishing a Texas Tech regional site on the Midland College Campus. The agreement will make it easier for students to transfer or complete coursework through the university from Midland. For the full story: click here.
Report: Lubbock adults have the worst diets
Lubbock has the worst diet in America according to 247wallst.com from information gathered from a 2016 gallup poll. The student found that there were 85.2 fast food restaurants per 100,000 people and 32 percent of citizens were considered obese in Lubbock. Purchasing pre-cut vegetables or "ready made meals" can be easy on the wallet and body. For the full story: click here.
Look Around Lubbock: Moonlight Musicals presents 'Elf: The Musical'
Moonlight Musicals production of Elf starts tonight through Sunday and next weekend. The Musical is a tale of the orphan Buddy the Elf, on a journey to find his birth father and true identity. Along the way he helps everyone remember the true meaning of Christmas. Meredith Aldis will be with some of the lead characters throughout the morning.
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