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Cold today, wintry mix possible with snow to come
Very cold temperatures next few days with afternoon temperatures near or below freezing, northerly wind 10-18 mph will make it feel like the 20s today. A chance for light rain, then changing over to snow today. Our north & western counties likely to get the first accumulating snow this afternoon, then tonight and through Wednesday a higher risk for 2"-5" with some locations over 6" possible. The higher amounts likely to our southeastern counties. Lows tonight in the teens with wind chills close to 0 degrees. Snow ending from west to east through Wednesday, sunshine to end the week.
Head of South Plains Food Bank to retire
A staple in the Lubbock community is retiring after nearly 3 decades of helping food insecure families in our area. Executive Director of the South Plains Food Bank David Weaver is stepping down. He says it's time to pass the torch to the next generation. Under Weaver's direction, the food bank has grown in size and available programs, making sure 58,000 people across the South Plains are fed.
Hunt on for shooting suspect in deadly Texas university shooting
Investigators are searching for the shooter who killed two women at Texas A&M Commerce. The attack also wounded a two-year-old boy at the dorm, northeast of the metroplex. The university cancelled classes for the day and lifted its "shelter in place" order yesterday afternoon. The child is recovering at the hospital. He's expected to survive. The university hasn't specified whether the two women were students and hasn't released any information about the shooter.
Request made to liquidate Reagor Dykes
Another Reagor-Dykes opposer has asked the bankruptcy court to liquidate the auto group's estate. Claiming it needs to "staunch the bleeding," Vista Bank wants the government to dismantle and sell off what's left. It's filed another motion to convert the bankruptcy case to chapter seven, citing millions of dollars in fraudulent checks.Vista reiterates its charges of "check kiting" against the auto group, claiming it left Cista holding the bag for millions the day the auto group declared bankruptcy.
The bank's attorneys say the auto group's chief new investor has found "there's no reasonable possibility of a successful reorganization." First Capital bank filed a similar motion citing Henry Resources backing out leaving the auto group without a $13M "plan sponsor". A hearing on these motions to convert is set for next Wednesday.
Man in jail after SWAT standoff
Police say he took hostages Sunday night. They claim Henry Palomo III held Ashley Rodriguez and five children captive in a home near 31st and "N." Negotiators spent hours talking Palomo down. He surrendered peacefully and no one was hurt. Police say they found a stolen gun in Palomo's possession. It was reported after a vehicle burglary from 2015. Palomo is charged with aggravated assault, a second degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
Littlefield woman shot in bed
A Littlefield woman is now in the hospital with serious injuries after being shot in the back of the leg last night. She was lying in bed when an unknown vehicle drove through the alley behind her house on East 7th St. The driver fired multiple shots into the victim's home before driving off. She was taken to UMC by Littlefield EMS.
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh revealed he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer
He says that the disease will keep him off the air on certain days when he'll receive treatment. Two medical institutions confirmed the diagnosis. He says he first realized something was wrong on January 12 after experiencing shortness of breath. The pioneer is 69-years-old and has been hosting his show for more than 31 years. He says he hopes to be back on the air this Thursday.
Brother of Jeff Bezos' girlfriend is suing the Amazon founder for defamation
Michael Sanchez filed suit in a California court claiming Bezos spread false stories about him providing nude photos of the billionaire to the National Enquirer. Those photos were never published. The Enquirer did publish a story last January about Bezos having an affair with former news anchor Lauren Sanchez. That story came out hours after Bezos and his wife announced they were getting divorced. Bezos then wrote an article on the website "Medium" claiming the Enquirer's publisher was trying to blackmail him with nude photos it claimed to have. Michael Sanchez admits to working with the Enquirer on its story. He says he was acting as his sister's manager, and trying to manage how she would be portrayed. Sanchez claims he never had nude pictures of Bezos. He also accuses Bezos of peddling rumors he was involved in a conservative conspiracy involving the Saudi government.
Senate prepares to vote on impeachment, Trump prepares for SOTU address tonight
New documents from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation were released. The justice department handed more than 300 pages of notes to CNN. The documents contain notes from interviews with witnesses like Sean Spicer, Rick Gates, and Michael Cohen. This is the fifth time documents have been released to CNN and buzz-feed news as a part of a joint lawsuit against the DOJ. Included in the memos are notes from the FBI's interview with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. But those notes are mostly redacted, thus offering up very little new information.
Some of memos provided information on the Trump campaign's push to release stolen democratic emails ahead of the election. The president is set to give his State of the Union address tonight at 8 on FOX34. It will only be the second time in U.S. history when an impeached president will give the address. Bill Clinton did it in 1999.
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