Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
Sunshine but chilly
Sunshine with a much calmer wind 5-12mph changing from the north to the east during the day. A chilly day with the high near 53. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight with some light snow flurries/ mixed precipitation Thursday. Nothing is looking promising in actual snow amounts as of now. It will be colder with highs in the 30s and low 40s, warmer temperatures back for the weekend.
A Lubbock man indicted, accused of beating his estranged wife.
Court records show Andres Criado attacked Andreya Criado on Christmas day at a bar when he saw her with another man. Police report Andres was drunk and dragged her outside then ripped out her hair, punched her, and threw her in his car.She was able to call 9-1-1 and left the phone in the car's floor-board. Police tracked it to her home where she says Andres dumped her and sped off. Investigators traced the signal to his home found the phone in the vehicle with hair matching Andreya's. Aggravated kidnapping is a first degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.
Trial underway for a man charged with threatening a Lubbock police officer with a gun
Peyton Wilson is accused of pointing the weapon at Sergeant Chad Wurm in November of 2016. A SWAT team executed a search warrant at his home as part of a fentanyl investigation. Officers say Wilson confronted the team with the gun. That's when Sergeant Wurm fired at Wilson, striking him once. If convicted, Wilson faces up life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Man indicted for three counts of molesting a child
Court records show a girl accuses Dylan Rodriguez of touching her and forcing her to perform sexual acts on him. Police report Rodriguez vehemently denied the accusation, saying he was abused as a child and wouldn't do that to the accuser. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.
A defendant will go to trial, accused of driving the car with a shooting suspect
Tyroen Robinson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The victim told police she and a friend stopped at a convenience store near North Zenith and Parkway New Year's Day. An argument broke out in the store. Police say Robinson and two others got into their car and followed the victim and her friend for about a block. The victim says that's when her car's window was shot. If convicted, Robinson faces up to 20 years in prison. He's held on a $50,000 bond.
Biggest pet peeves for Lubbock drivers
We asked. One of the most common answers: distracted drivers. In Texas, it is illegal to send or receive any electronic data while behind the wheel. If you're under 18 or have a provisional license you can't be on the phone at all. However, if you're traveling, it's important to know the law in other places. Other common complaints from drivers are slow driving. not using turn signals and driving in merge lanes on the loop and Marsha Sharp Freeway.
Pope Francis has said climate change is a "concern of everyone."
He's criticized world leaders for their "weak" response to it. A Texas Tech researcher presented her findings on the Pope's influence on the topic, after he released his second encyclical in 2015. What she found was that his influence was limited.
One of the largest manufacturers of tobacco products in the world says it will probably shift to vaping products
Philip Morris International says it wants to phase out cigarettes, in favor of a new vaping product called IQOS mesh. The device doesn't burn tobacco, but heats it to over 600 degrees fahrenheit, when tobacco releases it's taste without combusting. Philip Morris claims the lower temperature and lack of burning reduces dangerous chemicals entering the body. IQOS has been approved by the FDA for U.S. commercialization.
Dozens of U.S. solders tested for brain injuries following Iran attack
The Pentagon reports 50 military personnel are suffering from traumatic brain injuries following Iran's retaliatory missile attack on U.S. forces. 18 were taken to Germany for additional evaluation and treatment. Traumatic brain injuries aren't always immediately apparent but the Pentagon's announcement shows the attack was more serious than first reports indicated.
President Trump's impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators as senate leader Mitch McConnell reports he lacks the votes from republicans to block witnesses. That leaves them facing a potential setback in their hope of ending the trial with a quick acquittal. President Trump's defense team rested yesterday with a plea to “end now,” but McConnell privately told senators he doesn't yet have the votes to brush back democratic demands for witnesses, specifically John Bolton. Those demands gained steam with Bolton asserting in a forthcoming book that Trump told him personally that he tied military aid from Ukraine to investigations into democratic rival Joe Biden. The president's former chief of staff John Kelley said if Bolton is saying this happened, it must be true.
Repatriation point established to handle U.S. citizens returning from China amid coronavirus outbreak
Ontario International Airport in Southern California is preparing to serve as a clearing and repatriation point for citizens from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus started. San Bernardino county has been notified to expect the arrival of up to 240 U.S. citizens arriving from the Wuhan region today in a U.S. state department aircraft. The citizens are U.S. state department employees and U.S.contractors working there. The aircraft's first stop is Alaska where they will be examined by the CDC. After arriving in California, they'll be placed in a reception area and given temporary living quarters removed from passenger terminals and other area. Those will illness symptoms will not be allowed to proceed into the continental U.S. The airport is designated an official repatriation center by the U.S. government.
Another state is considering a ban on discrimination based on hair styles
Washington could be the fourth state to prohibit discrimination of hair styles or textures. The bill would expand an already-existing discrimination law so that the term, "race" includes traits historically associated or perceived to be associated with race, and it specifically includes afro hair styles, braids, locks and twists to be protected by law. The legislation is partially inspired by a 2019 case when a New Jersey high school student had to cut off his dreadlocks in order to compete in a wrestling match.
Look Around Lubbock: Workout Wednesday at Hotworx
Meredith Aldis is getting a look at the 30 minute isometric workout or HIIT session in an infrared heat room.
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