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Mostly sunny today with temps in the 50s
The weekend temperatures continue to climb to the 60s Sunday, but a strong front move in during the afternoon. Wind speeds pick up to around 10-18 mph changing to the northeast. Temperatures dropping to the 40s into next week with our next system approaching bring another chance for rain/snow. Better chance Tuesday and Wednesday, but unlike earlier this week with very cold temperatures, we will be hovering around the freezing mark. Still a lot of time for models to get a better grasp before then.
New details on the case of a Levelland couple charged with capital murder and injury to a child
25-year-old Samantha Mathis' took her two-year-old son Elijah to the hospital this week covered in bruises. He died there. After police questioned her, she was arrested and charged with capital murder. Later, her boyfriend, 30-year-old Robert Garza Jr., was charged with the same. Mathis' 4-year-old son also showed signs of abuse. Police report the four-year-old was taken by CPS and has been placed in a home.New details on the case of a Levelland couple charged with capital murder and injury to a child. 25-year-old Samantha Mathis' took her two-year-old son Elijah to the hospital this week covered in bruises. He died there. After police questioned her, she was arrested and charged with capital murder. Later, her boyfriend, 30-year-old Robert Garza Jr., was charged with the same. Mathis' 4-year-old son also showed signs of abuse. Police report the four-year-old was taken by CPS and has been placed in a home.
Three Texas Tech students, including two sisters, have to find a new place to live
Their home near 18th and Raleigh burned in what appears to be an electrical fire. No one was hurt. The two sisters had left just ten minutes before the fire to go home to Austin for the weekend. They lost clothes, food, and textbooks, but they say some friends are willing to help them out.
Former Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey denied admission to Central Michigan University
It happened after a second title nine complaint against him. That's according to ESPN. The network reports a Tech student's sexual assault accusation against him played a role in his denial. "Central Michigan Life," a campus newspaper, reports the accuser said Duffey assaulted her while she was incapacitated, after they both did cocaine. Police didn't find enough evidence to charge Duffey and the Title IX accusation ended in "voluntary resolution." The office found Duffey was not responsible for any misconduct. He then played in Texas Tech's 2019 season. The university suspended Duffey in 2016 after a Title IX panel found him responsible for two counts of non-consensual intercourse. He filed a civil lawsuit against Tech to reverse the ruling, but dropped it. In that case, grand jury found there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute.
Midland man jailed, accused of shooting a police officer in the leg
Brian Rubin is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant. Police say he shot the officer while they were investigating a disturbance. The officer is ok and is out of the hospital. If convicted, Rubin faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.
Federal grand jury indicts the confessed El Paso Wal-mart shooter on dozens of hate crime charges
Agents say Patrick Crusius stormed the store with an assault rifle, killing 22 shoppers and injuring 23 more. They also point to a hateful manifesto posted online. The document opens with quote "this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.They are the instigators, not me." end quote. If convicted, Crusius faces the federal death penalty or life in prison. This is on top of his state charges for capital murder which carry the same penalties.
Experts: Flu is more dangerous than coronavirus
We're hearing a lot about the spread of the coronavirus, but doctors say Americans shouldn't be too worried about it. The real threat to us is the flu. It's much more widespread and deadly. While there are a handful of coronavirus cases in the entire U.S., about 1,300 cases of the flu have shown up just in Lubbock county this season. Doctors say it's not too late to get your flu shot. It can still be helpful even this late in the game.
The Chinese doctor who claims to have seen the coronavirus coming months ago, and tried to warn other physicians, has now died from the infection. Ophthalmologist Li Wenliang treated a patient with the illness that's suspected to be the first case of the infection derived from a seafood market in Wuhan province. When he took to social media to alert others, the police detained him and he claims he was coerced to sign a document that legally silenced him and served as an admittance that he was "spreading false rumors" regarding the potential spread of the deadly virus and "disrupting social order." Not long after treating dozens of patients with the infection, he contracted it himself. He was diagnosed only 6 days ago. Dr. Li says he cooperated with police because he was afraid he would be jailed and for the well being of his family. So, warnings from him were quashed and physicians in the area were not warned of the importance to quarantine patients with certain symptoms. Then came a sudden jump in infections. China's central government took over, scrambling to contain a spreading virus, with a rising death toll. A 12th person in the U.S. has recently been diagnosed with the infection. The death toll has now surpassed 560. Right now, there are 2 Americans among 10 people now confirmed to have the virus on board a cruise ship that's quarantined off the coast of Japan.
It's "Go Red for Women's Health" today
Wearing the color of our hearts, joins a movement to promote its health, and improve women's lives. This year, it's intended for women committing to stand together and take charge of their own health and their family's. The guidelines are different to reduce heart attacks in women than in men. The American Heart Association recommends two and a half hours of moderate exercise a week or 75 minutes of intense activity. You can find more ways to protect yourself and the women in your life at heart.org.
Texas Tech's dynasty meat judging team has another title under its belt: the eleventh consecutive in Fort Worth. It's the first win of this judging season. It placed the top three judges in the Southwestern Intercollegiate contest. This eleventh win is the longest streak in the competition's history. The team also finished first or second in six of the eight judging categories.
Look Around Lubbock: Bad Axe Raider
Meredith Aldis gives us a look at this part of the First Friday Art Trail with live music, airbrushed paintings, and local comedians. There are instructions, techniques, and safety protocols for axe throwing.
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