Good Day Lubbock Thursday, Dec. 5

Good Day Lubbock Thursday, Dec. 5

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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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Sunny with strong westerly wind

Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said an upper level low will push to our north and this brings the strong westerly wind of about 20-30 mph. Today it is mostly sunny with highs climbing back to the upper 60's.

Arrington warns Democrats about impeachment

Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington said this phase of the impeachment hearings is accomplishing nothing. Arrington called it a rail road job against President Trump. He said should House Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats move forward, he's "confident that real justice will be served in the Senate and the American people will see this for what it is, a political ploy to take down the President."

Sailor kills two in shooting at Pearl Harbor

A U.S. Sailor opened fire and injured civilian employees at Joint Base Pearl Harbor yesterday. Two of the victims are confirmed dead and the third was taken to the hospital and said to be in stable condition. The sailor, a male who was assigned to the U.S.S. Columbia, then took his own life. The base was on lock down for about three hours before being reopened. An investigation is ongoing. For the full story: click here.

Food stamp working rules changing

Hundreds of thousands of Americans who reply on the Federal Food Stamp Program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients. The new rule would limit states from waiving standards and instead restricting their use to areas that have a 6% unemployment rate or higher. 

 

Patient back on feet a day after heart surgery

About three weeks ago, David Yeager had heart surgery. It all started with a bad heart valve. His doctor suggestion open heart surgery, but Yeager refused. Then his doctor suggested another option, a Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement, a minimally invasive procedure. Yeager had the surgery Monday and by Wednesday he was doing pretty much everything he wanted to. For the full story: click here.

Forbes article highlights growing Texas wine industry

A crop that isn't cotton is putting our area on the map. A recent Forbes article highlights Lubbock's wine industry calling it one of the best in the nation. Terry County, just outside of Lubbock, produces nearly all of the grapes in Texas wine making, which is known for Spanish, French and Italian style wines. The craft as developed over the last four decades. Now wine makers have their sights on a bigger horizon, gaining national and global recognition. For the full story: click here.

Look Around Lubbock: South Plains Nativity

The South Plains Nativity opens today at 1 p.m. and goes through Sunday. There are series of art exhibits, musical performances, crafts and dress up for kids, and special presentations heralding the birth and life of Jesus Christ. Meredith Aldis will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints featuring the hundreds of Nativity Scenes from around the world. 

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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