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This morning on Daybreak Today, the Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office is looking into the cause of a fire in the 6100 block of Avenue R early Wednesday morning.
- Firefighters were called to the building, which used to be known as the Eagle Pointe Townhomes, in the Bayless-Atkins neighborhood just after midnight.
- No injuries were reported from this incident.
- Details will be updated here: LFR responds to Wednesday morning fire at 6100 Avenue R
Today marks the one year anniversary of the murder of 20-year-old Jeannie Quinn of Levelland.
- Quinn was found dead in an Abilene field with a “hard wire” around her neck. Police later determined the scene was a staged hanging.
- In December police with the Abilene Police Department named 56-year-old Ricky Don Henderson as a person of interest in the case. He has since been arrested on unrelated charges.
- Read more background on the Quinn case and some updates here: Levelland man named person of interest in murder of Jeannie Quinn, Jeannie Quinn’s uncle confronts man named person of interest in her murder
The chance of rain is slim, but increased wind speeds is almost a given; at least that is what some forecast data shows.
- Radar is dry right now but this afternoon cloud cover will increase, which may lead to a few spotty showers in the northwestern part of the South Plains.
- Chances for measurable rainfall is low, but possible, for the Lubbock area.
- Wind speeds will increase this afternoon and Thursday, as part of a small cold front. Highs will only reach the high 70s on Thursday.
- Easter is looking to be drier and warmer. Get more weather updates on the Weather section of the KCBD website and app.
Two of Lubbock’s chiefs announced their retirements on the same day. Both Greg Stevens, the Lubbock police chief, and Lance Phelps announced their intention to retire.
- After serving for more than 32 years with the Lubbock Fire Department, Phelps’ last day will be on April 26.
- Stevens’ last day will be on May 31, after almost 30 years with LPD. Following his retirement from LPD, Stevens will step into another police chief role in Rockport, a town 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.
- Read their stories here: Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens announces retirement, Lubbock Fire Chief Lance Phelps turned in his intent to retire
The FBI is searching for a woman who is said to have made threats to more than 20 public schools outside of Denver, this days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting that killed 13.
- Sol Pais, an 18-year-old from Miami, traveled from Florida to Denver on Monday, bringing with her a pump-action shotgun and ammunition, according to the FBI.
- The threats she made against the public schools are deemed credible and general by officials with Colorado’s Department of Public Safety, which has prompted Denver-area schools to close today.
- More details from the Associated Press can be found here: FBI looks for woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine shooting, as Denver schools close due to threats
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- A reunion 60 years in the making for long lost brothers
- Jarrett Culver to announce decision on future Thursday
- Bart Reagor, wife deny $2.4 million breach of contract complaint
- May 4, 2019 Election: What you need to know
- ‘Signature wall’ coming down with Lubbock Coliseum, Auditorium
- Xcel Energy paying $50 for old refrigerators, freezers