Daybreak Today Friday Morning Brief

49 dead after mass shooting in New Zealand, Xcel still works to restore power around South Plains and Levelland fights tank battery fire

Daybreak Today Friday Morning Brief
Daybreak Today

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This morning on Daybreak Today, some Xcel Energy customers are still waiting for power to be restored after a series of storms swept through the South Plains Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

  • The Xcel Energy reported as of 9:30 p.m. Thursday about 12,500 customers were without power in the New Mexico and Texas area.
  • Outages can be seen on the company’s outage map here.

Xcel also reported a lineman working near Hereford was killed during recovery efforts on Tuesday night.

The Texas Tech men’s basketball team is one-and-done in the Big 12 Tournament after a loss to West Virginia in Kansas Thursday night.

  • West Virginia upset Tech 79-74 in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
  • Now the Red Raiders wait to find out where they will play during the NCAA Tournament. That decision will take place on Sunday.
  • Here is a full rundown of last night’s game from Pete Christy: West Virginia upsets Red Raiders in Big 12 Quarterfinals

The Levelland Fire Department worked well into the night Thursday after a fire near its airport.

Forty-nine people are dead after a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand Friday.

  • The shootings were reported in Christchurch, New Zealand and the latest reports have an additional 20-plus people wounded.
  • One person has been charged with murder and three others have been detained. Officials have not released the identity of any suspects.
  • Explosive devices were also found at the scene, which is not being called a “carefully planned racist attack.”
  • Read the latest details here: Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

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