Good Day Lubbock: Tuesday, February 18 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Tuesday, February 18

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Good morning!   Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.      


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Colder and cloudy for the rest of the week

Reinforcing cold air moving in Thursday morning. Today's high near 47, northeast wind breezy 10-20 mph. Tonight dropping below freezing with the low near 28. Highs in the 40s again Wednesday with a slight chance for some light showers. With the next front early Thursday we will likely get light wintry mix early before clearing out. It doesn't look to be a lot of precipitation, but some slick spots on roads still can happen.


Early voting for the party primaries starts today

Polls will be open from 8am-8pm. This will be a big ballot for both parties. Along with your nod for president, you'll be choosing nominees for some federal and state offices and many county offices. These include candidates for the senate, for house district 19, railroad commissioner, and state courts. Both parties will be choosing nominees for Lubbock County Commissioner, Precinct 3. There are three republicans and two democrats running. We have a link to the county election site with sample ballots, voter info, times and places in the FOX34 News app.

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy

According to the filing, the organization has $50,000 or less in assets but liabilities between $100M and $500M as it faces hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits. Last April, court testimony showed the organization believed thousands of its former leaders were involved in sexually abusing thousands of children over the course of 72 years. Now that the boy scouts has filed bankruptcy, the lawsuits have been suspended. Reps for the boy scouts here in Lubbock tell us this bankruptcy filing is not expected to have an impact on operations here.


New details about Aiden Bruce-Umbaugh and his ties with the neo-Nazi group "AtomWaffen" 

Prosecutors played audio clips from phone calls in jail at his detention hearing in November. They remained sealed until TV station KING5 news in Seattle - from Umbaugh's home state - threatened legal action against a federal judge here in Texas. The evidence, also included propaganda that indicated Umbaugh's involvement with the radical group. In December, Umbaugh pleaded guilty to possession of firearms and ammunition by a prohibited person. He faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. For now he will remain in Lubbock County, while awaiting his sentencing in April.


A teenager from Nazareth is dead after an ATV crash

State troopers report the 14-year-old was speeding down a dirt road in Castro County. He lost control, hit a ditch and was thrown off the vehicle. He wasn't wearing a helmet. No one else was involved.


Two people lost their home in a fire near Shallowater

Neighbors say they heard an explosion then saw the vacant mobile home go up in flames. Volunteer fire crews were able to keep it from spreading to other homes, but it swept up a nearby travel trailer. Its residents weren't home at the time. The Red Cross is helping them. No one was hurt.


Federal grand jury indicted a man for owning nearly 30 guns while dealing pills and "magic mushrooms"

Federal prosecutors say Raymond Riley had a collection of 18 pistols, eight rifles, and three shotguns. He's a felon, so he's not allowed to have those guns. Prosecutors accuse him of using those weapons to further his drug trafficking. If convicted, Riley faces up to life in prison.


Three people indicted for trafficking meth in south Lubbock

DEA agents used someone undercover to buy meth from Leo Garcia last month. He led them to Carey Caye Woodson, whom agents report facilitated the buy at her south Lubbock home. DEA agents say Jeremy Henry was there at the house and appears to have provided the meth. When sheriff's deputies tried to pull henry over, they say he broke his phone to hide the evidence, then complied. When they arrested him, agents say he confirmed meeting with Garcia, but wouldn't talk any further. They're all charged with conspiracy to traffic meth which is punishable by up to life in prison.


The city wants your help to update its regulations

City leaders and staffers will host an open house today to show off progress on the "unified development code." That handles vacant land use, development, construction requirements and rules for homes and businesses. It'll be at city hall starting at 5.


When we talk about black history month, it's not just American history, but world history

That's how Texas Tech administrators are treating it. Multiple student organizations and departments are hosting events throughout the month honoring and teaching the black global experience. Organizers say it's a time to highlight not just the "well-known" but the "unsung heroes" of the past, and to share the importance of everyone's impact. You can find a link to all the events commemorating black history in the FOX34 news app.


More than 300 Americans are now in quarantine at two military bases in the U.S. after being evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan

The group spent nearly two weeks in isolation on board the contaminated cruise ship and more than a dozen are showing mild symptoms. However, officials allowed the infected passengers to fly back to the U.S. for treatment.
Experts say the quarantine on the Diamond Princess failed to stop the virus from spreading.


Look Around Lubbock: Buffalo Springs Lake GP

Meredith Aldis is getting a preview of the event on Saturday & Sunday hosted by West Texas Extreme Race Circuit. It's a huge ATV, UTV, MX race.


Do you know someone celebrating a birthday? Let us know, so we can announce it on-air around 6:55 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. e-mail

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