Warmer and breezy today, rain possible tomorrow
Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III said today is warmer than yesterday and breezy with the high temperature near 60 degrees. A weak disturbance will move this way, bringing a low chance for rain tomorrow night.
Breaking News: Two people shot at Level Nightclub
Two people were shot at Level Nightclub early this morning. Police are still searching for a suspect and Metro Investigators are responding to the scene.
U.S. responds to attack on embassy in Baghdad
President Donald Trump has ordered about 750 soldiers to be deployed to the Middle East with about 3,000 more preparing for possible deployment in the next several days. Despite those measures, Trump said he doesn't want a war with Iran, but that the U.S. is ready if it comes to that. A U.S. official said a full brigade of about 4,000 soldiers may eventually be sent. For the full story: click here.
Police encourage crime reporting
A Facebook group with almost 12,000 members is used to catch criminals in our city. Kalea and Omar Hernandez started the 'Operation Crime Watch Lubbock' page almost two years ago with the goal to spread their knowledge in hopes of catching crooks. Allison Matherly with Lubbock P.D. said pages like this increase visibility for situations that may be happening around town, but even if you post on Facebook, that doesn't mean it gets to law enforcement. For the full story: click here .
Deputy killed in East Texas
A deputy has been shot and killed in Panola County yesterday morning. Investigators said the officer was shot six times by Gregory Newson following a traffic stop and the deputy also fired his weapon. Newsom is now in police custody.
'Dry January' pushes no alcohol for a month
People across the country will be swearing off alcohol for the entire month as part of 'Dry January'. One recovering alcoholic said this practice could benefit those who don't struggle with alcoholism, but for people who have dealt with the addiction, it will take more than just a one month commitment. For the full story: click here.
'The Plaza' to pay for labor violations
"The Plaza Restaurant" violated child workers and wage laws according to the labor department. Federal investigators found the restaurants in Lubbock, Amarillo, Borger, Dumas and Pampa made employees pay for their uniforms. Because of that, their wages dropped below the federal minimum. "The Plaza" also systematically failed to pay over time to its cooks and over-worked 14 and 15 year old employees. For the full story: click here.
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