Good Day Lubbock Thursday, Dec. 26 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock Thursday, Dec. 26

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Good morning and happy Thursday! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.

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Rain likely tomorrow, colder next week

Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said today is mostly cloudy with a high near 58 degrees. There is a slight chance for rain tonight. As the upper-level storm system approaches, the better chance for rain will be tomorrow. Colder weather is in store next week. It'll be sunny and cool to start the week. 

Celebrating Christmas while on the clock

For the firemen at Lubbock Fire Rescue Station Number 1, they didn't get to take off work for the holiday. Like all first responders, they had to be ready at a moment's notice, but there's still time in between calls to celebrate Christmas on the clock. For the full story: click here.

Former City Councilman visited Lubbock County Detention Center

Christmas was celebrated at the Lubbock County Detention Center. T.J. Patterson has been going to the County Jail at Christmas for more than thirty years, spreading the joy of the season to who he calls God's people. Patterson said he hopes his daughter, Councilwoman Sheila Patterson-Harris continues this tradition when he can't anymore. For the full story: click here.

Man shoots and kills ex-girlfriend

In Harris County, Texas, Police said a man barged into a holiday party and allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend on Christmas Eve. A murder warrant has been issued for 52 year old Albert Benjamin Simon. Fourty-six year old Carolee Dawn Taylor died at the scene. It was not only the woman's Christmas party, but also her birthday celebration. Simon is considered armed and dangerous. 

Hungary helps persecuted Christians world wide

Although small in size and in population, Hungary is playing a huge role in helping persecuted Christians around the world. Hungary's foreign Peter Szijjarto addressed the crisis at United Nations general assembly and through the "Hungary Helps" program. The country with less than one percent of the world population has already spent $40 million helping Christians who now make up 7 out of 10 cases of religious persecution globally. 

Michael Avenatti denies extortion charges

Prosecutors said California Attorney Michael Avenatti was over $15 million in debt when he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike, but Avenatti's lawyers said the money he legally requested to conduct an internal probe of the sportswear giant was a bargain. Both sides made the assertions in court papers filed late Tuesday in advance of a January criminal trial in Manhattan. For Avenatti, it is the first of three scheduled trials in the next five months. 

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