5 things to know: Monday

5 things to know: Monday

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Lawmakers discuss 'red flag' law in Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas - In his efforts to improve school and gun safety in the state, Governor Abbott suggests considering a red flag law. 

This would allow law enforcement to take away guns from people if a judge decides they're dangerous. 

Senator Charles Perry said he will not take a stance till an actual bill is drafted. 

"We need to continue to raise awareness," Perry said. "We need to continue to put the tools of the hands in the people that are in contact to recongnize problems and issues, but this whole-sale idea that we can just confiscate people's weapons and asking to check on people later is probably not going to be the final outcome."

Since the Parkland shooting, the number of states with red flag laws jumps from 5 to 11. 


Texas Tech thrives under four years of Chancellor Robert Duncan's leadership

LUBBOCK, Texas - He's a proud alumnus of Texas Tech, he's served as a state senator, is an attorney and for the last four years, has been serving as the chancellor of the Texas Tech system. 

Chancellor Robert Duncan has ushered Tech and the campuses under its wing into a new era; nurturing expansion, fundraising and most importantly, fostering an environment that produces high level research and scholars.

"If you look at cotton, we're it. I don't know if anybody in the world is doing as much as we are on cotton research here," Duncan said. "If you look at some of the things we're doing in the health science centers, if you look at some of the stuff we're doing in our engineering programs here, we really are doing some great things to forward important issues in this country."

When it's all said and done, he said he wants to look back at his time at Tech with a peace of mind it's better off than before.

But he also wants to see the red raiders bring home a few national championships before he hangs it up.


2 people ejected, in critical condition after single-vehicle crash in Lamb County

HOCKLEY COUNTY, Texas - Two people are in critical condition after being ejected from a single-vehicle crash just east of the Hockley-Lamb county line on U.S. Highway 84 Friday afternoon.

50-year-old Darrell Jerome Johnson was driving when he overcorrected after changing lanes. After crossing over into the westbound lane, the car overturned and ejected both the driver and passenger, 37-year-old Jessica Jeanette Comer.

Littlefield EMS transported them to UMC in Lubbock.


4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside?

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated operation unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground.

Eight boys and the coach remained inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave as authorities paused the international effort to replenish air tanks along the treacherous exit route.

Extracting everyone could take up to four days, but the initial success raised hopes that could be done.


ACLU: Many children unlikely to be reunited by deadline
  

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says it appears the Trump administration will miss Tuesday's deadline to reunite young children with their parents in more than half of the cases.
  
The group said the administration provided it with a list of 102 children under 5 years old who must be reunited by Tuesday under an order by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego. It said in a statement that it "appears likely that less than half will be reunited" by that deadline.
  
On Friday, the administration asked the judge for more time but Sabraw said he was sticking to the deadline unless there was a good case for certain exceptions. The two sides are due in court Monday.
  
Administration officials didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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