Good Day Lubbock: Friday, June 12 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Friday, June 12

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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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Mostly sunny and hot day

It will be dry and mostly sunny today with a high of 92° and a south wind of 5 to 15 mph.

Lubbock sales tax revenue down 11.3% 

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is sending cities and counties more than $690 million in sales tax revenue for June. This is money generated in April when stay at home orders and business closures were in full swing. The city of Lubbock saw a decrease of 11.3% compared to June of last year. Mayor Dan Pope and Judge Curtis Parrish said its not as bad as they thought it was going to be and they City and County is conservative with budgeting and rely on sales tax less than other cities. That may help Lubbock recover quicker. For the full story: click here.

Tahoka under stay-at-home order

The city of Tahoka is now under a stay-at-home order due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Lynn County reports a total of 14 positive cases. That's up from eight before Monday. Four people have recovered from a confirmed case and one death is attributed to the virus. For the full declaration: click here.

Lubbock Coronavirus update

For the first time in a month, the city of Lubbock reports another COVID-19 death. Since mid-March, the health department blames 51 deaths on the virus. The city also reports 15 more confirmed cases. That brings the total of confirmed cases to 790. Of those, 204 are active and 535 people have beaten the virus. For the full report: click here.

Wayland Baptist shortening semesters

Wayland Baptist is shortening the semesters for all campuses except in Plainview. It's switching to eight week sessions including in Lubbock and all its online courses. This will take effect in the fall. Administrators say it'll speed up degrees for students by adding a fifth academic session. For the full-time status qualifications: click here.

L.P.D to break ground on North Lubbock substation

Lubbock PD reaches another milestone in its substation project, to reach all parts of the Lubbock community. In a continuing effort to decentralize, the Lubbock Police Department plans to break ground on its final substation Friday morning. L.P.D. plans on hosting a recruitment event this weekend. For the full story: click here.

United Supermarkets parent company donates $5 million

Albertsons, a parent company of United Supermarkets is donating $5 million to social justice organizations. The donations will be split among several different organizations and initiatives. For the distribution breakdown: click here.

Kentucky bans no-knock warrants

The Louisville Metro Council unanimously passed a measure that bans the use of no-knock warrants. It's known as Breonna's Law, after Breonna Taylor, a 26 year old woman who was shot and killed in her apartment in April by police officers serving a no-knock warrant. The ordinance also requires waiting a minimum of 15 seconds and announcing their presence when serving a warrant. 

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