'Good Day Lubbock' headlines for Aug. 28 - FOX34 Lubbock

'Good Day Lubbock' headlines for Aug. 28

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Forecast today with the high near 103, which would tie the record for Lubbock. Southwest wind 10-18mph turning northwest overnight. Morning temperatures in the 60s and 70s with a stalled front in our area tomorrow. Cooler to the north of the front, but for most of our area we continue in the upper 90s and 100s with a slim chance for isolated storms developing along the front.
 
Police officer involved in a wreck
 

Police are investigating a wreck involving an officer at 82nd and Iola just after 3 a.m. Friday. There are not many details yet other than two vehicles are involved and there are serious injuries.

One of the vehicles an LPD unit. The west bound lanes on 82nd street are closed in the area. 

 
Tech football will not practice Friday
 
The Texas Tech football team will not have its scheduled practice Friday after several players posted on social media about joining protests by athletes and teams across the country after the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin. A number of Tech athletes tweeted a statement yesterday that was written underneath the Texas Tech football emblem. It says in part that the athletes can't go on like normal as they watch fellow citizens beaten and murdered in the streets. It says, "We will instead use this time to discuss these issues amongst ourselves and decide how to best move forward in a manner that will allow us to effectuate change here in Lubbock, as well as the cities we call home." Coach wells tweeted a statement of support saying  "I stand beside them and with them in support and love. We want to inspire lasting change in our program, on our campus, in our community and our nation."
 
Shooting victim identified
 
We now know the name of a man killed in far West Lubbock yesterday. Homicide investigators are looking into a shooting at an RV park near 50th street and County Road 1250. They've identified the victim as 36 year old Wade Parramore. No other details have been released.
 
 
Lubbock COVID-19 case update
 
Two more people died in Lubbock Thursday as a result of COVID-19. The Lubbock health department reported 138 new positive COVID-19 cases and 68 more recoveries. It has been more than two weeks since the city reported more than 100 positive cases. There are currently 1,540 active cases in Lubbock County. The active number of cases includes those reported by Texas Tech. More detailed data on COVID-19 cases specific to Texas Tech can be found - here. The total case count is 7,173. 5,536 people have tested positive and since reported a recovery. 97 people have died from the virus.
 
 
Republican National Convention wraps final night
 
WASHINGTON (AP) - As he laid out his case for reelection, President Donald Trump deployed a powerful, and familiar, political tactic: fear. In a tradition-defying convention address delivered from the White House, Trump painted a grim portrait of violence in American cities run by Democrats and populated by voters who largely oppose him. Though his depictions were at odds with the full reality on the ground in those cities, Trump held himself up as the last best hope for keeping lawlessness from reaching suburban communities - the same communities where he needs to stem the tide of voters turning against the Republican Party. “Your vote will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchists, agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens,” Trump declared, adding that the “American way of life” is on the line in his race against Democrat Joe Biden.

 

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