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Warmer, highs in the 50s
Mostly sunny today with a southwest wind 5-12mph. More clouds moving in overnight with temperatures in the morning near freezing. Cloudy with increasing rain chances Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday from a upper level disturbance moving over head. Rain totals look to be light from a tenth of an inch to a third in our eastern counties.
First responders killed while working Lubbock crashes now laid to rest
The funeral for officer Nicholas Reyna was Saturday. Law enforcers from across Texas saluted his sacrifice. The 27-year-old had only been with the Lubbock police Department a short time, but made a lasting impression on his fellow officers. At the funeral, Officer Reyna was remembered for his dedication to our city, and his golden smile. Officer Reyna married his high school sweetheart Christina. They had a one year old daughter, Catalina.The funeral for officer Nicholas Reyna was Saturday. Law enforcers from across Texas saluted his sacrifice. The 27-year-old had only been with the Lubbock police Department a short time, but made a lasting impression on his fellow officers. At the funeral, Officer Reyna was remembered for his dedication to our city, and his golden smile. Officer Reyna married his high school sweetheart Christina. They had a one year old daughter, Catalina.
Lieutenant Eric Hill with Lubbock Fire Rescue was remembered as a family man, a talented horseman, and a good fireman. At his memorial service, we heard from friends and fellow crew members. The International Association of firefighters presented Hill's family with the IAFF Medal of Honor. It represents dedication, honor, and sacrifice and it is the organization's highest award. His name will be etched into the walls of the Fallen Firefighter Memorial at the base of Pike's Peak. Lieutenant Hill leaves behind twin daughters. He and his fiancee, Taylor, had just picked out a house to buy a week before his death.They were due to be married next month.
Memorial t-shirts for the two fallen first responders have sold out. But more are on the way. The shirts are $15 each. The money will be divided between Lieutenant Hill, Officer Reyna and firefighter Matt Dawson's families. The first couple thousand shirts went quickly. Long before sales started, there was a long line at Market Street to buy them. The firefighters and police are also looking at online and bulk sales, so the shirts can be shipped nationwide. We'll let you know when more are ready.
18-year-old shot at a high school basketball game in Dallas has died
Police say Marc Strickland has been in critical condition since the January 11th shooting, but that he died Saturday. The 15-year-old suspect turned himself in one day after the shooting that happened at a game between South Oak Cliff and Kimball High schools. Police are upgrading his charges to murder. The Dallas Police department's special investigative unit is now investigating the shooting.
Weekend crashes kill 2 children and injure others
Two children are dead after a crash on I27 in Hale county. A 16-year-old girl was crossing an overpass, and hit ice. The vehicle slid past the inside shoulder, hitting the guardrail, then rolled into the center median. Two boys, 10 and 11 years old were thrown from the vehicle, and died. Neither had a seatbelt on. 34-year-old Valarie Soto of Plainview was in the rear cargo area. She's hospitalized with serious injuries. This is the same kind of crash that killed Officer Reyna and Lieutenant Hill. Slow down and drive cautiously when it's icy.
A biker's hospitalized with serious injuries after this crash in Wolfforth. Police say a motor-cycle rear-ended a vehicle stopped at the light at 62-82 and President's avenue. No one else was hurt. The motorcyclist's name hasn't been released.
Trump's legal team ahead of Senate trial in impeachment proceedings
There are new details as to how President Trump's legal team came together, ahead of his impeachment trial in the senate. A source close to the team says Ken Starr and Robert Ray were added over the last few weeks. One of the president's lead attorneys, Jay Sekulow, has a long history of working with Starr. The source says Starr and Ray, his former deputy, are onboard because of experience on impeachment. Their television experience is also considered a plus. Mr. Trump privately has hinted he wants a show fit for television.
Mahomes heads to Super Bowl LIV and it's right here on FOX34
Super Bowl 54 is here on FOX34 and the matchup is set. Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes led his Kansas City Chiefs to a decisive win over the Tennessee Titans. The most impressive play being an acrobatic scamper to the endzone by Mahomes with several missed tackles. The chiefs win the AFC championship in front of the home crowd 35-24 after starting the game down double digits. The NFC championship wasn't nearly as exciting between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers. The 49ers led 24-0 at the half and while Aaron Rodgers got a few touchdowns in the second half, the game was really never in doubt at that point. So the 49ers and Chiefs will face off in Miami, on February 2nd on FOX34 and the halftime show will be performed by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
Human body temperature is changing
For almost 200 years, normal body temperature has been listed as 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, but experts say it's actually been changing. According to a new Stanford University study, normal body temperature has been decreasing throughout the decades - dipping by roughly .054 degrees for men and .052 degrees for women. The study compared temperature records from 1862 to 2017. Researchers found, for today's average person that means normal body temperature is actually about 98.5. The study cites advances and accessibility in medicine as well as changes in height as possible reasons for the change in temperature.
Look Around Lubbock: Double T Twirling Championships
Meredith Aldis is getting a preview of this competition on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9-5. It serves as a fundraiser for the Texas Tech Twirling team to help fund their trip to the 2020 National Twirling Championships.
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