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Warm and breezy today with cold and snow to come later
Another warm one today with the high nearing 72, gusty southwest wind 15-25 mph. Turning very cold with the breezy wind through Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures rapidly dropping to the 30s Tuesday afternoon. The chances for snow increasing later Tuesday through Wednesday, models still not in full agreement on where amounts to 6" will be possible, but we can expect up to 1-2" with higher amounts likely south of Lubbock.
Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl
After years of heartbreak, the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions. The Chiefs first Super Bowl win in 50 years was made possible by speedy tough receivers, a forceful run game and their crafty and gritty young quarterback who led KC on three late touchdown drives to turn a 20-10 deficit into a 31-20 win. Pat Mahomes also named this Super Bowl MVP. He threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, then ran for another one.After years of heartbreak, the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions. The Chiefs first Super Bowl win in 50 years was made possible by speedy tough receivers, a forceful run game and their crafty and gritty young quarterback who led KC on three late touchdown drives to turn a 20-10 deficit into a 31-20 win. Pat Mahomes also named this Super Bowl MVP. He threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns, then ran for another one.
A former Texas Tech and NFL player was arrested
Montae Reagor is accused of submitting fraudulent health reimbursement claims. He was the defensive tackle for Tech in the late 90's. Investigators with the Texas Department of Insurance found Reagor submitted claims totaling more than $80,000 between October 2017 and August 2018. Investigators say Reagor submitted the claims to the Gene Upshaw NFL player health reimbursement plan for medical treatments he never received. A Tarrant County grand jury indicted him. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Hundreds of traffic stops made in Lubbock crackdown
Lubbock police warned officers would be cracking down on traffic violations, and they weren't kidding. In just three days last week, police made 487 traffic stops. It's part of a joint effort by Lubbock police, DPS troopers and deputies to cut down on fatal crashes. 51 people died in wrecks on Lubbock roads last year. Police say speed played a factor in most of them. The department announced early last week a joint enforcement to crack down on speeding violations and enforcing the slow down/move over law.
Legacy preserved for Idalou teacher through special benefit
A dedicated Idalou teacher died from cancer, but her family plans to preserve her legacy. Southern Bush is remembered for her passion, her mentorship and her dedication to Idalou and beyond. In January, Southern died, one day after her 66th birthday, much to the shock of her close-knit community. To continue her legacy, her family began asking for donations to provide school supplies for children. "Mrs.Bush's locker" has already raised more than $25,000 in less than a week. The money will provide backpacks full of supplies for children across the South Plains. We have links to support the effort in the FOX34 news app.
Last chance today to register for the primaries
You can pick up a form at the county elections office, the driver's license office, public libraries, and post offices. If you voted in the last election you are still eligible to vote in this one. The elections office will be open late today to get you signed up. Early voting begins February 18th. The primaries are March 3rd.
Senate begins its acquittal process of President Trump this week
Experts warn the commander-in-chief may emerge emboldened to take even more aggressive steps as he fights for reelection. President Trump's defense team and house managers are expected to give closing arguments today. After that, senators will be allowed to give statements of up to 10 minutes each. President Trump was impeached on two charges by the house last month. Democrats say Trump abused his power by withholding nearly $400M in military aid to Ukraine. While pressuring Kiev to investigate Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, his potential 2020 general election rival. The second article of impeachment argues Trump then obstructed the house probe, blocking witnesses to testify in a way that threatened the nation's three-branch system of checks and balances. After ten days of an impeachment trial showdown, the republican-controlled senate voted 51 to 49 Friday night, defeating a motion to introduce witness testimony. Many GOP lawmakers were critical of Trump's actions, but argued that they did not warrant removal from office. Trump has repeatedly called his July 25th phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky "perfect." He says the Bidens were involved in corrupt schemes taking place in Ukraine. However, a drumbeat of revelations following the trial makes that claim difficult for even staunch allies to sustain. The final vote on the articles of impeachment is expected to take place on Wednesday at 3 pm. The expected acquittal will come a day after President Trump delivers his State of the Union address to congress.
8th case of coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed in a Massachusetts college student
China's death toll has reached 361, as the total number of cases has risen to more than 17,000. On Sunday, the first death outside of China was reported in the Philippines. Health officials say the 44-year-old man from Wuhan died after developing severe pneumonia. The Department of Homeland Security is now imposing increased travel restrictions to China. Under the new rules, U.S. citizens who have traveled in China within 14 days will be rerouted to one of seven airports. That's where they will undergo upgraded health screenings. Despite the growing numbers, health officials say the risk to the American public remains low.
Look Around Lubbock: The Day the Music Died at the Buddy Holly Center
Meredith Aldis is getting a preview of the 61st anniversary remembering the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson & pilot Roger Peterson. The center will show the Buddy Holly documentary, have a guided gallery tour, children's activities, and trolley tours.
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