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Highs in the 90s, chance of storms
The chance for storms returns today with isolated cells developing into the afternoon and diminishing just after sunset. Downbursts will be possible bringing higher wind gusts and parts of our area will get rain, while others stay dry. High near 96 and a light south/southeast wind 5-15 mph. Mid and upper 90s through the weekend with an 10% chance for possible rain in our area.
Lubbock ISD administrators will discuss plans for the upcoming school year in a news conference this morning
Superintendent Kathy Rollo will provide details on flexible learning options for families and safety protocols to keep staff and students safe. Last week, the district announced the semester would start Monday, August 17th.Lubbock ISD administrators will discuss plans for the upcoming school year in a news conference this morning. Superintendent Kathy Rollo will provide details on flexible learning options for families and safety protocols to keep staff and students safe. Last week, the district announced the semester would start Monday, August 17th. We'll have live coverage of the news conference on FOX34 news now this morning at nine and will stream it in the FOX34 news app.
Two men are dead after a shooting late last night
Police say they were called to the scene on a report of shots fired on Beech Avenue near E 4th Street just before midnight. The two victims were dead on site. Police haven't released their names or whether investigators are looking for a shooter. Two men are dead after a shooting late last night. Police say they were called to the scene on a report of shots fired on Beech Avenue near E 4th Street just before midnight. The two victims were dead on site. Police haven't released their names or whether investigators are looking for a shooter.
Five people were seriously injured in a crash on I-27
It was between a car and an 18-wheeler. The west-bound exit on the Marsha Sharp freeway closed for the investigation. Police haven't told us what they think happened and no names released for anyone involved.
It's 20 years in prison for a man who admits to his role in a murder three years ago
Prince Richards pleaded guilty to being involved in the shooting death of Peter Cabellero near 99th and V. Prosecutors said they didn't believe Richards was the person who actually murdered caballero. But he's convicted on a murder charge because he was an active participant.
A man's jailed accused of stabbing a co-worker during an argument
Police reports show 23-year-old Damien Gomez and 38-year-old Ricky Medina were in a vehicle when Gomez pulled out a knife and began stabbing Medina. The victim used a hammer to defend himself. Gomez took off running. Officers later caught up with him. He's charged with aggravated assault. Both men were taken to the hospital. They are both expected to recover.
The city's health department reports 184 new cases of the coronavirus yesterday
It's the second day in a row for a record number of new cases in Lubbock County. Nearly 1,100 people have tested positive and then recovered. The positives are about 7.3% of all tests. Seven more people have been hospitalized with the illness. That count is now 59. Currently 25 patients are in intensive care.
Starting today, you can get a COVID-19 test at no charge at two more locations
The Texas National Guard is offering state-sponsored swabs at Hodges Elementary and the Rodgers Park gym. It will be open from 10 - 4. The state will continue offering these testing sites for the next three weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You do not need an appointment.
Twelve bar owners across the state are suing Governor Abbott over the abrupt closure of their establishments
Along with requesting $10 million to cover their losses. The bars want the court to issue a restraining order while the case moves through the courts. That way, the bars could stay open and have a fighting chance. A hearing is expected either this week or next week. Some bars in Lubbock have had to close their doors for good including Louie Louie Piano Bar, Texas Taco Company, Cattle Baron and Nick's Sports Grill and Lounge.
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