Good Day Lubbock: Wednesday, January 15
Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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Clouds and cooler temperatures coming
No more sunshine as cloud cover has increased and will stick around next few days. A cold front moves through today bringing a northeast wind 10-15mph, highs range from the upper 50s to the upper 70s depending on cold front timing. 33 the low tonight with temperatures only climbing a few degrees tomorrow. Wide spread rain increasing late in the morning with some freezing rain possible to the northern counties. Heavier rain early Friday before clearing our west to east with sunshine returning later Friday.
Funeral service plans and memorials set for first responders killed last weekend
Lieutenant Eric Hill's funeral will be at 9 am Friday at the Rip Griffin Center at LCU. His procession will leave the LCU campus south to the Marsha Sharp, then go west to the loop, and north to 19th Street. His burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
And LPD invites you to the visitation and funeral for Officer Nicholas Reyna. Visitation is from 7 to 10 tomorrow night at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The funeral is Saturday morning at 11 at Trinity Church, with a procession afterwards escorting Officer Reyna to Resthaven Funeral Home. The procession will begin at Trinity and go through the west-bound loop access road to Indiana before turning north on Indiana and west on 19th.
A candlelight vigil will honor Officer Reyna and Lieutenant Hill this evening at the Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial. The ceremony will start at 7 at 66th and Quaker. You can park at the lots on the northeast corner of Quaker and the loop, and west of the memorial at Centennial Bank and the Health Sciences Center Garrision Institute. Also, watch out for traffic changes. North-bound Quaker from the loop to 66th will close at 6 this evening. Southbound traffic will stay open but will be stopped for pedestrians to cross, as needed. We'll have all those details in the FOX34 news app.
Update on injured firefighter from weekend crashes
The wife of Matt Dawson on the Lubbock Fire Rescue says his condition is still stable. Chanda Dawson says his CT scans show no negative changes. She says surgery for his legs is still possible and further updates will be posted on the LFR Facebook page. She thanked everyone for their well wishes and continues to ask for prayers for her husband.
Governor orders Lubbock flags at half-staff through Sunday
Governor Abbott has ordered flags in Lubbock to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Lieutenant hill and Officer Reyna. Flags may remain at half-staff until sunset on Sunday.
Governor Abbott and the first lady extend their prayers to the families of Lieutenant Hill and Officer Reyna, and urge all Texans to honor their service to Lubbock and to Texas.
Teen shot to death at Houston-area high school
16-year-old student has been killed. A suspect and another person police said was connected to the case were arrested hours later.
Police say the teen suspect was hiding with a friend behind a dumpster, less than 2 miles from Bellaire High School.
The district later issued a statement that today's classes at the school were canceled.
Hobbs man faces 3 life sentences for August deaths
Bishop Henderson is charged with first degree murder for the deaths of Khalil Carter, Kristal Avena and Lamar Kane. Investigators report Bishop shot and wounded 7 people near East Bond and North Willow. He was arrested and charged that night for the death of Turon Williams. Investigators used witness testimony and a shooting reconstruction to charge Henderson with the other three deaths.
Shooting investigation in Hobbs
New Mexico State Police investigating a police shooting in Hobbs that happened a week ago. A Lea County sheriff's deputy was attempting to make a traffic stop at Eagle Ridge Apartments when the vehicle hit the deputy's unit head-on. The deputy shot at the vehicle as it sped off. Investigators found it abandoned at another apartment complex but no driver. The deputy's o-k.
Slaton man accused of child molestation found not guilty
Asencion Martinez is free following the verdict. His defense team showed what it called poor police work and called into question the validity of his accuser's claims.
Two teens indicted in shooting at vehicle at Clapp Park
Isaiah Sartuze and Devon Marmolejo charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The woman driving the car was on her way to pick up her son when she noticed someone following her around the neighborhood near 50th and U. She pulled into the wrong drive-way and when she went to back out police report Sartuze and Marmolejo made a "u" turn and started shooting at her. She wasn't hit. If convicted, they both face up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Suspected West Texas Tango member indicted after attacks
Matthew Benites is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated robbery in two crimes on December 14th. LPD reports Benites threatened to shoot then assaulted a Walmart employee. Investigators say he then tried to rob a man a few minutes later and when the victim ran, Benites reportedly shot him in the back. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination ramped up Tuesday night as the top candidates meet for the final debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses. The first half was dominated by foreign policy questions amid U.S. tensions with Iran. Many candidates took aim at President Trump. Joe Biden also acknowledging a controversy that's haunted his campaign - calling his decision to authorize military action against Iraq a "mistake." A new poll from Monmouth University shows a tight race for next month's Iowa caucuses. Biden leads the pack at 24% with Sanders, Buttigieg and Warren following close behind at 18%, 17% and 15%.
Look Around Lubbock: Workout Wednesday at Crossfit
Meredith Aldis will get some advice for those who are new to exercising.