Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
We now know the names of two people who died in a crash in south Lubbock Sunday night
25-year-old Tyler Mannino, headed west on 130th street, collided with a Lexus in the intersection at Slide. The crash killed him and 54-year-old Tammy Endlsey, the other driver. A passenger in Mannino's car, 26-year-old Charles Patterson, is in the hospital with serious injuries.
New details on how a man arrested after a police chase was reportedly involved in a murder earlier this month
Levelland police arrested Anthony Resendez after a brief chase Sunday night near South Plains College. He's accused of killing Mederrick Harper on the 9th. Court records show Harper and Resendez got into a fight near 42nd and "Q" that night over a pot deal. Police say Harper ran from the fight, but Resendez pulled out his gun and shot him several times. A witness named Resendez as the shooter less than a week later. If convicted for Harper's murder, Resendez faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole.
Some Lubbock ISD employees could lose their jobs if not enough students enroll
The district reports fewer students are set up for classes than in years past. The district has a "strong" remote option for students. You can register your child on the district's website, but to make it even easier, the district will host a drive-up enrollment. That will be on Wednesday the 5th, from 7-7. at the central office.
Texas reported an increase of nearly 700 additional coronavirus deaths because of a change in how the state collects fatality data
The new figures show the state now with 5,713 fatalities from the virus, compared with just more than 5,000 reported Sunday. State health officials said the new death totals are compiled by using the cause of death listed on death certificates, instead of waiting for local and regional public health authorities to report them to the state.
Four more coronavirus-related deaths reported in Lubbock
That brings our total to 72. Staffers also confirmed 50 new cases yesterday. There are now more than 2,000 active cases in the city. The city confirmed 42 recoveries yesterday, passing 3,000. There was a record number of tests - more than two thousand 700. We're at about 9.7% positivity rate. The goal is to stay under 6%. There are 113 people in the hospital for COVID-19, 53 patients in specialized intensive care. There are close to 500 beds available.
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce wants the state to allow more bars to open for some service
It's asking specifically for bars and breweries with outdoor areas. Currently, any business that makes more than half its revenue from alcohol is closed. The Texas Craft Brewers Guild estimates if nothing's changed soon, two out of three breweries will close by the end of the year.
Senate republicans unveiling their newly proposed $1 trillion COVID-19 aid package - the "Heals" act
The GOP's plan includes another round of stimulus checks, but it cuts enhanced employment benefits from $600 to $200. It would also allocate billions to testing and reopening schools. Democrats say the plan isn't big enough, and some republicans say it's already too much. Benefits from the last bill are set to expire in a matter of days. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a deal may still be weeks away.