Good morning and happy Tuesday! 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 day
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said it is cloudy this morning giving way to a sunny afternoon. The high is near 48 degrees with a south/southwest wind of 5-12 mph. It'll stay cool the rest of the week, with 50's on Wednesday and Thursday and warm back into the 60's on Friday and Saturday.
School district considering arming teachers
Lubbock I.S.D. is considering arming teachers to protect our kids in schools. The district recently implemented new safety measures and created a new position, Director of School Safety and Security. Some are asking for the district to go on step further, but parents remain divided on the issue. The district will be holding several meetings throughout the beginning of next year, to discuss the programs that would train teachers. For the full story and list of meetings: click here.
Lubbock man sentenced to life for killing girlfriend
A jury convicted Juan Gallardo of executing Yvette Ellis is front of her kids in 2017. Gallardo told the jury Ellis took the gun from him during a fight and shot herself, but prosecutors proved he killed her with a shot to the back of the head. Although an emotional day in court, the Ellis family is pleased with the sentence. For the full story: click here.
N.A.A.C.P. claims Lubbock discriminates in housing
The N.A.A.C.P. filed a federal housing complaint against the City of Lubbock arguing the city prevents residents from participating in federal housing assistance programs due to their race, color, or national origin. The complaint stems from the city's "Plan Lubbock 2040" initiative, which outlines industrial zoning in and around majority black and hispanic neighborhoods, discouraging investment into bettering those areas. For the full story: click here.
Court affirms defamation case vs. Lubbock Diocese
An appeals court will allow a defamation suit against the Lubbock Catholic Diocese to continue. Jesus Guerrero, a former Deacon, sued the Diocese after it published his name in a list of Clergy credibly accused of sexually assaulting children nearly a year ago. Guerrero's million dollar case against the church claims it ruined his reputation. For the full story: click here.
Texas Tech University Sexual Assault incidents
Texas Tech Police reported an attempted sexual assault last night on campus, the second incident this week. It happened not far from the first one, the Wall Gates Parking Lot. The descriptions of the men are similar, but Police haven't said if they think it's the same guy. For the full story and a picture of the suspect: click here.
Articles of impeachment closer to being drafted
Democrats are expected to announce this morning they are drafting two article of impeaching against President Trump, one for abuse of power and one for obstructing Congress. It comes after a day long hearing where both sides worked to make their final arguments about impeachment. Republicans say this is just a political hit job by the left, while Democrats say if left unchecked, the President will try to use outside influence in the 2020 election. For the full story: click here.
Look Around Lubbock: Santa Land
Tonight Lubbock City Council members will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus from the North Pole, turn on the Christmas lights in the winter village, and officially open Santa Land. Meredith Aldis is out at Mackenzie Park throughout the morning featuring this festive, holiday tradition.
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