Good Day Lubbock: Monday, March 9 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Monday, March 9

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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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Sunny today with a high near 71

Wind 10 to 20 mph. It will be mostly clear tonight with a low around 41. Tuesday, there will be patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. 

 

A woman's jailed, charged with a murder from over the weekend

Police say it started as a domestic dispute at a home near East 16th and Guava. Officers found 79-year-old Wanda Porter unresponsive. She died later in the hospital. Investigators haven't released any information about whether any weapons were used. Police arrested 49-year-old Leticia Smith. She's jailed on charges of capital murder and resisting arrest.A woman's jailed, charged with a murder from over the weekend. Police say it started as a domestic dispute at a home near East 16th and Guava. Officers found 79-year-old Wanda Porter unresponsive. She died later in the hospital. Investigators haven't released any information about whether any weapons were used. Police arrested 49-year-old Leticia Smith. She's jailed on charges of capital murder and resisting arrest.

 

The children of a man killed in a crash last month filed a lawsuit against the men charged for it

They've also sued a car club, claiming it encourages and facilitates illegal street racing. The crash near 75th and Slide killed 69-year-old Howard Wright. The suit claims three men, members of the "Muscle Mayhem Car Club" were racing down Slide, doing 50 over the speed limit. When Wright tried to turn off 75th, the filing claims Xavier Montalvo crashed into his car. Wright's children are also blaming Luis Salinas and Anthony Martin for his death. They're also holding the social club responsible, claiming it uses the internet to encourage and promote street racing and all three men were members of it. Wright's children are asking for unspecified damages, intending to let a jury decide how much to award if they win. All three men named in the suit have been arrested for the crash, charged with street racing which carries up to a 20-year prison sentence. Montalvo has been charged with manslaughter for Wright's death. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison, 20 for each crime.

 

Lubbock ISD offers specialized programs for students interested in the medical field

The district is in the process of adding a pharmacology program. Other programs include EMT and Health Science Theory. Students get certified by the time they graduate, ready to take on a career. The pharmacology program's expected to launch in the fall. It'll be available to juniors and seniors. 

 

Attorneys for the Reagor Dykes bankruptcy estate are ready to liquidate it

They filed a new plan to sell off the auto group's assets to cover its debt. If approved by the bankruptcy court, a "creditors' trust" would liquidate and distribute payments to cover the auto group's debts. Bart Reagor holds an unsecured claim and would get paid out like some other creditors. Co-owner Rick Dykes wouldn't get paid, pending approval of a deal he cut with the attorney general's office to resolve more than 100 customers' TT&L issues. The next hearing is set for the 24th.


Trump administration deploying troops to southern border to help support the United States Customs and Border protection

Groups of migrants gathered along the border last week after a federal appeals court blocked the so-called "remain in Mexico" policy. The asylum policy requires migrants to wait in Mexico until their court date in the U.S. Officials say based on the government's decision, continued coronavirus concerns and personnel safety.


Senator Ted Cruz to self-quarantine for two weeks, after interacting with a coronavirus patient

The Republican from Texas attended the recent conservative political action conference. Another attendee has tested positive for coronavirus. Senator Cruz interacted with that person. Cruz says he doesn't have any symptoms, but, he'll stay isolated in Texas for two weeks just in case.

 

At least 10 people are dead, and another 23 missing after a hotel collapsed in China

Firefighters worked throughout the night, rescuing 38 people from the rubble of the building in Quanzhou Saturday. The building was being used to house people affected by the country's coronavirus outbreak. A local news agency says two supermarkets on the first floor of the 7-story building were undergoing remodeling when a pillar reportedly deformed a few minutes before the collapse. More than 1,000 firefighters and 7 rescue dogs are on scene.

 

Look Around Lubbock: All About Looks

Meredith Aldis gets a look at how to spruce up your home for the spring with a few interior designing tips.

 

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