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Chilly and partly cloudy today
Temperatures stay on the chilly side today, but warmer than yesterday with a partly cloudy sky. South/southwest wind will be light 10-15 mph. Clouds increase tonight with the low near 35. Cloudy Saturday but temperatures will be in the upper 50s and low 60s as our next storm system approaches from the west. This will bring strong wind 20-30 mph and a few showers Sunday.
A Texas Tech researcher: likely stress that prompted a Lubbock mother to injure to her child
Those injuries resulted in his death. Madison Rodriguez was sentenced to 50 years in prison for taking her rage out on her one-year-old child. She was 18 at the time and was fighting with her boyfriend. Researcher Martha Smithey says mothers who kill their children don't usually mean for it to happen. Smithey says in our society women are expected to raise their children in their spare time with their spare change. She says this stress can overwhelm them, leading them to do something they regret.A Texas Tech researcher says it was likely stress that prompted a Lubbock mother to cause injuries to her child that resulted in his death. Madison Rodriguez was sentenced to 50 years in prison for taking her rage out on her one-year-old child. She was 18 at the time and was fighting with her boyfriend. Researcher Martha Smithey says mothers who kill their children don't usually mean for it to happen. Smithey says in our society women are expected to raise their children in their spare time with their spare change. She says this stress can overwhelm them, leading them to do something they regret.
Mental health help for veterans
The men and women of the armed forces often have higher rates of mental health problems than their civilian counterparts. One Texas Tech professor's working to make sure they can get the help they need. His research focuses on created more refined mental health assessments, to get veterans the correct treatment. He found almost 50% of veterans who have undergone mental health assessments have clinically high levels of suicidal ideation, thoughts, consideration, and planning.
Prosecutors used snapchat and crime scene photos to connect a man to a Lubbock murder last summer
Ivan Fierro is on trial, accused of killing Robert Dendy in July. Fierro is charged with knowingly endangering Dendy's life by being part of an armed burglary next door to the victim. Detectives report the group was trying to steal a safe with drugs, money, and an AR15. Dendy confronted them in the alley with his gun. Police say a 14-year-old shot Dendy in the chest. He died at the hospital. Kyi Baker was also indicted for Dendy's death. He's awaiting trial. Police haven't released the name of the 14-year-old they say shot Dendy while he was chasing them. If convicted, Fierro faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.
ID revealed of victim in Coronado Inn shooting
Police found the body of 46-year-old Jawhan Jones at the Coronado Inn on the interstate near Duke. We don't have any information on who did the shooting. If you know anything call crimeline at 741-1000. You can remain anonymous.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a nurse accused of killing at least two patients in east Texas
Prosecutors claim William George Davis inserted air into the arterial lines of patients while working at a hospital in Tyler. At least seven victims were identified. Two died and two were left in a vegetative state. The conditions of the others are unknown. Davis' next pre-trial hearing is set for late April.
A fallen army sergeant killed in Afghanistan has returned home
Sergeant First Class Javier Gutierrez went by his middle name, Jaguar. He was killed in action February 8th when someone in an Afghan uniform opened fire on U.S. and Afghan forces. Gutierrez's remains arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, followed by a procession. Gutierrez served in the army for 11 years and fulfilled his high school dream of becoming a green beret. H e leaves behind a wife and four kids. Sergeant First Class Antonio Rodriguez from Las Cruces was also killed in that attack.
The Lubbock Area Republican Women learned more about their candidates at a forum last night
Larry Doss and Steven Denny are running for a seat on the 7th court of appeals in Amarillo. Justice Doss has been serving in that role for about a month. The governor appointed him to take over for a retiring justice. Steven Denny is an attorney in Amarillo. There are no democrats running for this seat, either. Whoever wins March 3rd will take it.
AARP is warning about phony census phone calls and e-mails
A new survey by the organization's fraud and watch network found that 47%t of adults have been targeted by an imposter scam in the past and many Americans are at risk with the pending census questionnaire. The survey found that 70% of people were incorrect or unsure of how the census bureau would contact them and 35% said they expect, or were unsure, whether they would be asked for their social security number. The census bureau says it never asks for sensitive information. The census will be mailed out to U.S. households in March.
Federal judge sentenced Roger Stone to over 3 years in prison
The former Trump adviser was found guilty last year of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to congress. President Trump has been asked if he'll pardon stone, but he won't say. He's only offering support for Stone's pending request for a new trial. Senator Lindsey Graham supports the president's pardon power. He tweeted: "under our system of justice President Trump has all the legal authority in the world to review this case.But democrats say it would be a misuse." Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote: "if President Trump pardons Roger Stone, it'll be a green light to Trump's accomplices to keep breaking the law." The judge has not set a timetable for ruling on stone's request for a new trial, but briefs are due in the coming days.
Look Around Lubbock: All Saints 2nd Grade Presidents Day Program
Meredith Aldis is there as 35 students will be dressed up as presidents & present a biography about who they are supposed to be. The program starts at 9 am.
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