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Possible showers, highs could get into the 90s
A wreck killed one person late last night in south Lubbock
The crash happened at 130th and slide between two vehicles. The collision knocked both the vehicles off the road. Along with the person who died, Two other people have serious injuries. no word on which driver was at fault.
A suspect wanted for his connection to a deadly shooting from earlier this month is now in custody, following a police chase
Officers attempted to stop Anthony Resendez in Levelland yesterday when the chase began. We're told it ended at South Plains College and Resendez was booked at the Hockley County jail. Resendez believed to be involved in the July ninth murder of Mederrick Harper. - a shooting near 42nd and Avenue Q. The 26-year-old has also been charged with aggravated assault, evading arrest and drug charges.
Texas surpassed 5,000 coronavirus-related deaths as of yesterday with more than 141,000 active cases
Here in Lubbock, another 86 cases were added with a little more than 2,000 active. Now more than 3,000 people are listed as recovered. 68 deaths in Lubbock are attributed to the virus. The most recent testing data released by the city yesterday shows more than 63,000 tests have been done here. The positives are at about 9.6 %.
Starting today, the testing site at Rodgers park will be open weekdays
You can get a swab at no charge, with no appointment from 10-4. The state runs this site, so if you get a test there, you'll also get four free face masks. The testing site at Patterson Library is still available. That clinic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Appointments are required for that location and an be made by calling the health department.
White House officials are voicing concerns about the next stimulus bill
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows both mentioned a desire for a less ambitious plan. That would likely entail stop-gap measures like unemployment insurance and education funding. But, senate republicans are poised to propose more when they unveil their next stimulus bill today, like direct payments, more small business loans and tax incentives for re-hiring.
President Trump is scheduled to visit North Carolina today where a COVID-19 vaccine is in the works
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and Maryland-based Novanex have joined forces to develop a shot against the potentially deadly virus. The two organizations won a $1.6 billion federal contract to create a vaccine. Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Florida where he will take part in a roundtable discussion with researchers from the University of Miami to discuss vaccine efforts.
Levelland citizens are still calling for the resignation of the city's mayor
Nearly a month ago, Mayor Barbra Pinner shared a post on social media containing the "n"-word to her personal page. Pinner has since apologized and taken it down. Members of the community started a petition to have her removed from office. Now they've nearly reached their goal of 735 signatures. The deadline to sign the petition is August 3rd.
Part of Portland, OR became a crime scene Sunday
Witnesses say an argument during a protest ended in a shooting. Police took two people into custody.
Dozens crowded the corner of Congress Avenue and 4th street in Austin to honor Garrett Foster
The 28-year-old was fatally shot during a "black lives matter" protest here Saturday night. The Austin police chief says just before 10 pm, a car turned onto Congress avenue, approaching a crowd of protesters. Foster may have pointed his weapon toward the driver. The suspect has been released pending further investigation.
The United Nations giving a warning to the United States, about what it says is excessive use of force by the U.S. police
A UN human rights spokeswoman saying, quote: "There have been reports that peaceful protesters have been detained by unidentified police officers and that is a worry because it may place those detained outside the protection of the law and may give rise to arbitrary detention and other human rights violations." This comes after President Trump dispatched members of the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Federal Protective Service and U.S. Marshals service to both Portland and Washington, D.C - two places where peaceful demonstrations have turned violent, with increased efforts to deface federal property and, in some cases, attack officers.
The American Consulate-General in the Chinese city of Chengdu is officially shutting down
The American flag outside the building was lowered at dawn Monday as U.S. diplomats prepared to leave. Afterward, they tweeted a farewell message to the consulate -- saying, "We will miss you forever." China ordered the U.S. to close the site last week, after Washington made a similar move -- forcing a Chinese consulate in Houston to cease operations. Both sides have accused each other of endangering national security.
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