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Cold start, sunny highs get into the 60s
Another cold morning followed by a mild afternoon with lots of sunshine. High near 67, light wind shifting to the sw/w 5-10mph. This weekend temperatures climb into the 70s with some mid and high clouds pushing across the region. The wind will pick up from the southwest/west 12-25 mph for both days. Looking into next week a chance for rain Tuesday. breezy wind through most of the week, and highs in the 50s and 60s.
South Carolina is holding the last presidential primary before Super Tuesday
The Palmetto State's vote will likely be a major deciding factor in the future of some candidate's campaigns. Joe Biden received an endorsement from Representative James Clyburn this week and in a New Monmouth University poll, Biden is ahead of national front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders. On the other side of party lines, President Trump is expected to get all the GOP delegates from South Carolina after the republicans canceled their primary in the state.South Carolina is holding the last presidential primary before Super Tuesday. The Palmetto State's vote will likely be a major deciding factor in the future of some candidates' campaigns. Joe Biden received an endorsement from Representative James Clyburn this week and in a New Monmouth University poll, Biden is ahead of national front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders. On the other side of party lines, President Trump is expected to get all the GOP delegates from South Carolina after the republicans canceled their primary in the state.
This is the last day to vote early in the party primaries
Polls open this morning at 8. Along with your pick 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. We have a link to the county election site with sample ballots, voter info, and places in the FOX34 News App. Texas is part of Super Tuesday voting.
Rick Dykes has offered up a deal to cover TT&L issues for Reagor Dykes customers
The settlement would drop his nearly $2M claim against the auto group's estate and would keep the state from suing over customer problems. The auto group's co-owner has been supporting what's left of the auto group since January of last year. Now, he wants to inject another $100,000 into the company, so it can handle resolve issues for 108 customers. They've been dealing with these problems since the summer of 2018. The judge still needs to approve this proposal.
A woman is in the hospital after police rescued her from the lake in Maxey Park
Initial reports showed a body floating on the water. Police were able to pull her out before Lubbock Fire Rescue's dive team arrived. Officers resuscitated her with CPR, she was conscious in the ambulance before going to the hospital. Investigators haven't released any other details.
Police have detained a minor for a shooting that sent a teenager to the hospital yesterday
Investigators took the suspect into custody near 14th and Texas. Police say a group of people were in a car near 73rd and University, when the suspect pulled up next to them and started shooting. He's accused of firing multiple rounds into the car and wounding 17-year-old Antwan Telford in the leg. He was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries. Since the suspect is a juvenile, investigators haven't released his name.
Court to be build in memory of Andre Emmett
After Texas Tech basketball star Andre Emmett was shot and killed last fall, Red Raiders have worked hard to continue his legacy. Tech athletics is teaming up with Nancy Lieberman charities to build a Lubbock dream basketball court. The fund's goal is $25,000 and and Tech moved in for the assist right when the opportunity presented itself. The court will be located near 34th and the West Loop. We'll have a link to donate to the fund in the FOX34 News App. Andre's legacy will be honored during Texas Tech's 11 a-m game Saturday against Texas.
Whistleblower: workers weren't supplied with safe coronavirus gear
A government whistleblower filed a complaint claiming federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help victims of the coronavirus. The complaint deals with Health and Human Services Department employees sent to Travis and March Air Force bases in California to assist evacuees from China. The office of Special Counsel, a federal agency that investigates personnel issues, confirmed it has received the complaint and is investigating.
Facebook canceled its biggest conference amid concerns over coronavirus
On Thursday, Facebook announced it is canceling F8, its biggest annual event. In a statement on the company's website, Facebook said the decision was made, quote: "in order to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on." The company said it will hold local events and post videos and live-streamed content instead. Earlier this month, Facebook canceled a large advertising conference in San Francisco, also due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Lubbock Christian University has announced its next president
Scott McDowell will take over for the university's previous president Tim Perrin. Tim Perrin left LCU last summer to return to Pepperdine University. McDowell has more than two decades of experience in Christian higher education. McDowell will begin his appointment April 1st.
Nearly $800,000 is going to 25 schools on the South Plains
The grant will help area school districts purchase high demand career training equipment for career and technical education programs. Workforce solutions of the South Plains has been working with schools in our area over the last few years.
Real ID-compliant driver licenses may not hit all states on time
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf says it's not likely all states will meet the October 1st deadline to issue Real ID-compliant driver licenses. Wolf says a legislative fix may be needed to assist the process. The Real ID act establishes minimum security standards for licenses. The post-9/11 law prevents the federal government from accepting IDs that don't comply. The Department of Homeland Security says Oregon and Oklahoma are not providing Real IDs but will begin issuing them soon. Wolf noted that states have had 14 years to comply with the law.
Look Around Lubbock: Lubbock Homeschool Chess Team
Meredith Aldis gets a preview of the students practicing for the March Check with Tech Scholastic Tournament (state tournament) happening on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There's growth in scholastic chess, what the kids learn through this, how it's a different/unique opportunity for kids.
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