Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

SEAL accepts plea deal in Lubbock Green Beret’s death, New Mexico police search for missing girl and woman identified after Tuesday hit-and-run

Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief
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This morning on Daybreak Today, A Navy SEAL will plead guilty to a hazing charge later today, related to the June 2017 asphyxiation death of Army Staff Sergeant and Lubbock native Logan Melgar.

  • Melgar died in June of 2017 and was ruled as homicide by strangulation.
  • SEAL Adam Matthews is expected to plead guilty later today, according to his attorney.
  • Three other servicemen have also been charged in Melgar’s death.
  • Read the full story from the Associated Press here: Attorney: SEAL to accept plea deal in Lubbock Green Beret’s death

The Lubbock Police Department has identified 52-year-old Gloria Valdez as the woman who was killed while crossing the street near 27th Street and Avenue Q Tuesday night.

  • Police reported the driver of the SUV that hit Valdez and her dog fled the scene after the incident.
  • Later, investigators were able to find the suspected SUV, a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, in the parking lot of a Motel 6.
  • Read the full story here: Police identify victim killed in Tuesday night hit-and-run

Two Monterey High School students were arrested after school officials recovered a gun on the campus.

  • A statement from the Lubbock Independent School District said one of the students was said to have the gun and as a safety measure the campus was put on “hold,” meaning students and staff could not leave their classrooms.
  • At no point in time were any students or staff in immediate danger.
  • Read the full story here: 2 students taken into custody after gun recovered from Monterey High School

The Texico Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding 9-year-old Roberta Manzanales, who was last seen leaving Texico Elementary School Wednesday afternoon.

  • The girl was last seen wearing rolled-up black pants, a gray and purple hoodie, blue and pink tennis shoes, and was carrying a backpack with stars on it.
  • She also has a rare condition that causes light and dark spots to appear on her skin.
  • Read the full story from KCBD’s sister station KFDA here: NM State Police looking for missing 9-year-old Texico girl

Weather preparations might be in order this weekend as the chances for severe weather increase Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.

  • KCBD has designated Friday as a First Alert Weather Day, meaning severe storms across the South Plains are possible.
  • The threat will more than likely be large hail, thunderstorms and damaging wind. There is a slim chance tornadoes could come from these storms.
  • Get up-to-date weather information in the Weather section of the KCBD website an app.

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