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Wind speeds to stay 20-30 mph through noon
Windy conditions overnight from a cold front and this wind will stay 20-30mph through noon, then gradually drops by this evening. Highs only in the 60s and low 70 for the South Plains and mostly sunny. Chilly night with the low near 43, then a sunny saturday with highs in the mid and upper 70s. Cloud cover increases Sunday with a chance for showers and storms as we get into next week.
Deadly shooting near 30th and Q
The victim is 28-year-old Cody Moreno. He was found at the scene in his vehicle. He was pronounced dead on scene. The case is still under investigation.
Lubbock Police report one person is dead after officers responded to a shots fired call Thursday evening. Police were called to 30th Street and Avenue Q. The victim's name has not yet been released. No one has been arrested at the time of this update. This story will be updated as more information is made available.
As more Texas businesses get to open their doors today, others still having to wait
If any of those owners on the wait list violate the rules, they at least don't have to worry about going to jail now. Governor Abbott made a change to his executive order, taking jail time off the table. It's in direct response to the jailing of at least three business owners accused of violating those orders. One of them, a metroplex salon owner. The judge held Shelley Luther in contempt of court and gave her seven days in county jail. Since she wasn't actually jailed for breaking the order., the governor's change wouldn't have affected Luther. It took an order from the state's supreme court to let her out. Cities and counties can still issue fines of up to $1000 for violations.
With Mother's Day Sunday, Lubbock's health department is reminding everyone that you still can't visit nursing homes or senior living centers
That part of Governor Abbott's orders is still intact. Doctor Ron Cook suggests sending flowers, cards, videos, or making r phone calls. The city has identified 231 cases of the corona virus in its nursing homes, since mid-March.
The City of Lubbock attributed another death to the coronavirus yesterday
That brings the total to 48. While most local deaths are related to nursing homes, the health director said three of four recent deaths were not, but those deaths were still among older individuals. Staffers confirmed another seven cases through testing for a total of 582 confirmed cases since mid-March. Nearly a dozen more people have recovered. We have links to more detailed info on testing and confirmed cases here.
UMC is offering antibody testing at no charge to first responders in our area
The tests determine if they have been exposed to COVID-19, which is especially important for healthcare workers and helps track the virus. Antibody tests usually have a three or four day turnaround for results. There's a list of specific agencies that qualify for the free test here.
Mayor Dan Pope says a 5% drop in last month's sales tax revenue isn't as bad as the city feared
He says it was braced for twice that and says the city's ok financially so far. The mayor says he expects an updated estimate on the city's budget soon. There will likely be a bigger drop for April.
Bailey County may have avoided an outbreak of the virus after employees at Track Dairy tested positive earlier this week
A team of nurses from the Texas Department of State Health Services tested all of the dairy employees who were exposed to the workers who tested positive. All have come back negative.
April is expected to be the worst month for American unemployment since the Great Depression
he Bureau of Labor Statistics is expected to drop the report this morning at 7:30. Economists are expecting that the U.S. economy lost nearly 22 million jobs in April alone. Analysts say job growth could resume by Memorial Day as businesses in many parts of the united states start to reopen.
Look Around Lubbock: BFD Interiors
Meredith Aldis features our local businesses and an in-depth look at how their servicing the community while upholding the federal, state, and local orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Today, she looks at the services offered by this business and how it analyzes spaces to emend/ re-organize working environments to keep businesses healthy while achieving social distancing when they come back to work after COVID-19.
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