Good morning and happy Friday! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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A cloudy start to a cold week
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said thanks to a cold front that passed through, it is mostly cloudy with some spotty showers south of Lubbock. The high is 58° with a west wind of 10-15mph.
Reagor-Dykes requests hearing delay
Reagor-Dykes attorneys claim the auto group has a plan and has the votes to reorganize and relaunch the business under a new name, controlled by a group of investors. The auto investment group has been cutting deals with manufacturers including Toyota, G.M. and Ford Motors. The attorneys are asking for a month's delay to wrap those up. For the full story: click here.
Brownfield doctor sentenced
A former Brownfield doctor. Dennis Tedford, will spend five years in prison for over prescribing painkillers. He pleaded guilty back in March to distributing or dispensing a controlled substance. He handed out more than 524,000 tablets of hydro-condone to only 341 patients between March 2016 and March 2018. Along with the prison sentence, he'll pay $70,000 in restitution and a $5,000 fine.
Body found on U.S. 87
Investigators are working to identify a body found South of Lubbock. D.P.S. reports the body of a white male was discovered in the center median on U.S. 87 approximately a quarter of a mile south of the Lubbock/Lynn County Line. Investigators are trying to identify the male and determine the cause of the death. For the full story: click here.
House Committee to hear impeachment evidence
Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes today to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House mounts an aggressive attack on the proceedings. Trump said the hearing is a hoax. If the judiciary committee approves articles by Friday that would set up a final impeachment vote in the days before Christmas.
Trump administration passes new S.N.A.P. requirements
A new rule from the Trump administration is changing how food stamp recipients will qualify. Today, 36,000,000 Americans currently receive government assistance to buy food, despite record low unemployment rates. In order to qualify for benefits, recipients must work at least 20 hours a week. The rule does not apply to elderly applicants, children, people with disabilities, families or pregnant women. While Texas is not majorly affected by the new regulation, the state does have a "skill gap", meaning there are plenty of jobs, but not enough qualified people to fill them.
New TABC permit allows alcohol delivery
A senate bill passed in May made it possible by allowing the creation of a consumer delivery permit. That permit lets third party businesses to deliver alcohol. Drivers will pick up the drinks at licensed bars and restaurants to drop off to customers. Drivers will be responsible for verifying that customers are legal age and not intoxicated when delivering the alcohol. You can expect to see available restaurants and bars to order drink from this month.
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