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Partly sunny today, chance of rain this afternoon
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston says today will have a high near 60, partly sunny with 30% light showers later this afternoon. A cold front will bring a strong northerly wind 25-35mph for a period of time and temperatures quickly dropping with lows in the 20s. Wind chills will be in the single digits! Along with this front as the colder air rushes in a small window for light wintry precipitation with light accumulations (an inch or less) across our northern counties. Some slick spots in the morning, then sunshine and breezy this weekend with climbing highs nearing 60 Sunday.
Major early morning crash kills 1
The wreck happened just after 2 am on the eastbound access road of the South Loop at Ave P. More details to come.
Coronado High School student jailed for taking gun to school
There was no threat to any students or the campus. Salvador Tienda is charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place - a third degree felony. He could face two to ten years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine. When he goes back to school, it'll be in the juvenile justice alternative education program.
Lubbock ISD reports another student told the principal Tienda showed him the weapon and the principal reported it to the police.
Parents - .the district wants you to tell your kids that if they see or hear anything that sounds remotely like a threat, they need to report it. The district will hold public meetings at Monterey and Lubbock Highs over the next couple months, to address school safety and get your input. They'll be the first Tuesdays in February and March.
Lubbock man sentenced to 30 years for sex assault of a child
Raymundo Reyna confessed to raping a child.
He pleaded guilty, after being in jail since march of 20-17. Reyna assaulted a 13 year old girl four times at the carriage house motel, back in August 2016. He would pick her up from the victim's father's house in a taxi, take her to the motel, and assault her. Prosecutors say her father didn't know. Reyna will be eligible for parole after half of his sentence.
Trial for Slaton man accused of molesting a child delayed
The trial for Asencion Martinez has been suspended until Monday.
Martinez is accused of molesting a girl in Slaton between 2010 and 2013. On the stand yesterday, the accuser described three incidents to the jury, in graphic detail. She testified he abused her, and forced her to touch him, then told her to not tell anyone about it. She told jurors she was only in seventh grade for one of them and it continued into high school.
During opening statements, the defense claimed the accuser and her mother had "ulterior motives," and the case suffers from shoddy police work. If convicted, Martinez faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.
Disturbing terror trend found connected with growth of social media
In a newly-released DPS report, it's predicted the growth of social media will likely be coupled with an increase of threats. Although no one single "mass attacker" definition has been created yet, the new DPS reports identify similarities among past cases of domestic terrorism, including the role of social media. Online platforms can provide an echo chamber, allowing radical beliefs to escalate. They can also be used to promote and plan acts of terror. The advancement of technology creates an unprecedented challenge for law enforcement. At the moment there is no domestic terrorism statute in the state of Texas.
Ukrainian plane that crashed in the hours following the Iran missile strike may have been shot down
Iran may have accidentally shot down a commercial airplane Wednesday. The Ukrainian airlines flight crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran. All 176 people on board were killed.
That was hours after Iran launched ballistic missiles at coalition targets in Iraq. According to a U.S. official, the plane was shot down by two Russian-made surface to air missiles.
American analysts saw Iranian radar signals lock on to the jetliner before the crash. It took a day for that information to be verified.
Iranian officials have recovered the 737's flight data recorders. The national transportation safety board will participate in the investigation into what happened.
The U.S. agency says it will not speculate on what caused the plane to go down.
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