Good Day Lubbock: Thursday, March 5 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Thursday, March 5

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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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Sunshine with high clouds rolling in

Temperatures quickly warm to the upper 60's as a weak front pushes in. This will bring the breezy northeast wind through the day. Highs only dropping to the lower 60's tomorrow.

Official results awaiting provisional & mail-in votes

This election season, we could see a possible recount, after Terence Kovar avoided a run-off by just 2 votes in the race for County Commissioner in Precinct 1. The elections office isn't finished tallying every vote yet. Staffers are still counting mail in and military ballots. Provisional votes are waiting to be approved by the ballot board next Monday. After that date, a candidate can request a recount. If you didn't register in time to vote for the primaries, you can still register to vote in May, as long as you do it by Monday, April 27.

Voting problems in North Texas

Nearly 45,000 voters cast ballots in Lubbock County including early voting. Statewide democrats turned out in droves, far surpassing the primary turnout in 2016. The elections administrator said there were no real problems here, but that was not the case in other parts of the state. Voters in the Metroplex had long lines and some confusion. This was the first time you could vote anywhere in your county on election day, not just in your precinct. Dallas County blames a lack of poll judges and internet issues. In Tarrant County, voting machines and the number of polling locations were issues. The last vote there wasn't cast until 10:00 p.m.

SxSW to go on despite Coronavirus

Despite the quarantine at Lackland Air Base, and its proximity, the city of Austin still going forward with "South by Southwest." Austin Public Health insists there's no evidence that stopping the conference would make the area safer. The concern for the Medical Director is even if the festival is cancelled, people will still travel to the area without the organization "South by" provides. Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook independently decided to pull out of the event, each citing health concerns.

Microsoft employees working from home due to Coronavirus

Microsoft is following in the footsteps of other businesses like J.P. Morgan Chase, allowing some employees to work from home amidst the deadly outbreak of the Coronavirus. Select staff from the company's Seattle and San Francisco hubs will be able to complete tasks without heading into the office, but only employees who are not required to be in the office to accomplish their jobs will be allowed to work from home. Microsoft is only allowing employees this options up until March 25. 

$5,000 Reward offered for "Level" tips

Lubbock police are offering $5,000 for whoever can help them solve the murders at Level Nigh Club on New Year's Day. Specifically, they're looking for who killed 17 year old Garyontae Shephard, outside the club. Shephard was running from the club after shooting and killing another man inside. Someone gunned Shephard down the street. No suspects have been identified. 

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