Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

Woman dead after hit-and-run, man charged with Tuesday cell phone store robberies and severe weather may impact the South Plains over the weekend

Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief
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This morning on Daybreak Today, a woman was killed after a hit-and-run near 27th Street and Avenue Q Tuesday night.

  • Investigators on the scene report they are currently looking for a person in a 1990s model Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon.
  • The suspect is said to have hit both the woman and her dog before leaving the scene. Both were later pronounced dead.
  • Read the full story here: Woman killed after Tuesday night hit-and-run

Thirty-two-year-old Byron Jermor Whitfield has been arrested and is accused of robbing two Lubbock cell phone stores Tuesday morning.

  • Police reported Whitfield robbed a phone store on 34th Street and about an hour later another store on University Avenue.
  • Authorities were later able to find Whitfield’s vehicle – which matched the same description reported after other Lubbock robberies – and took him into custody.
  • He has since been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of possession of marijuana.
  • Read the full story here: Man arrested following multiple phone store robberies

Another “weather maker” might be headed our way and could bring severe storms to the South Plains over the weekend.

  • Strong storms are expected Friday night into Saturday morning, carrying the potential for severe weather.
  • Friday is designated as a First Alert Weather Day with a risk of severe thunderstorms, beginning sometime around the afternoon hours.
  • Dry weather will continue until then. Get more weather updates in the Weather section of the KCBD website and app.

A few downtown businesses have been approved grants through a Lubbock non-profit that will help in its curb appeal.

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