Good Day Lubbock: Monday, March 2 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Monday, March 2

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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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Authorities announce 2nd corona virus death in US

Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus and researchers said it may have been circulating for weeks undetected in the greater Seattle area. The man in his 70s died Saturday. On Friday health officials said a man in his 50s died of the virus. Both had underlying health conditions and both were being treated at a hospital in Kirkland, Washington. Washington state now has 12 confirmed cases. State and local authorities stepped up testing for the illness as the number of new cases grew nationwide, with new infections announced in California, Illinois, Rhode Island and New York.

 

Pete Buttigieg ends historic presidential campaign, urges unity

Buttigieg has ended his campaign for president with a call for unity. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, fared poorly in South Carolina's primary and said Sunday night that the path had narrowed to a close for his candidacy. Buttigieg told cheering supporters that at this point in the race for the Democratic nomination, the best way to keep faith with his campaign's goals and ideals is to step aside and help bring the party and the country together. Buttigieg rose from a political unknown to a top-tier contender and was the first openly gay candidate to seriously compete for the presidency.

 

Texas one of 14 states to cast ballots Tuesday

Texas is one of 14 states holding primaries tomorrow. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here - for voting sites in Lubbock County. Along with a selection for president, voters will choose 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.

 

Some states make it harder for college students to vote

Democrats' efforts to engage young voters this year is being made more difficult in some states that have made it harder for college students to register and vote. Seven states have laws that don't allow a college student ID as a valid form of voter identification. That includes Tennessee and Texas, where a handgun license is allowed. Other states have passed residency requirements on college students or eliminated early voting sites on campuses. Groups that are trying to engage young voters say such laws only make the process confusing and frustrating, and that is likely to depress college turnout.

 

Historic turnout for memorial team roping for fallen firefighter

On Sunday, 2 worlds combined to pay tribute to a fallen hero. Lt. Hill was a 10-year veteran of Lubbock Fire Rescue. But he was also a passionate roper. 1200 competitors signed up at the memorial event named in his honor, making it the largest turnout for a roping competition in Lubbock's history. 

On January 11 2020, Lt. Hill and Officer Nicholas Reyna were on the scene of a crash on north I-27, when they were hit and killed, sending shockwaves throughout the community. The public's support continues to be unwavering, even 2 months later. 

Hill was a father to 2 twin girls, Kynlee and Kylie. The proceeds from the roping event, as well as the silent and live auction, will go to their trust. 

 

 

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