Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

Today marks 18 years since 9/11, police respond to morning shooting and city passes budget

Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief
Daybreak Today

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On Daybreak Today, the Lubbock police responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of East 1st Street just after midnight this morning.

The Lubbock City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget Tuesday night, which includes a one cent tax rate increase that will cost the average homeowner about $15 a year.

  • That money will fund the Public Safety Improvement Project that was approved in December.
  • The $60 million project includes three police substations, a new property warehouse, a crime lab, municipal court and downtown administrative headquarters for police and new police officers.
  • The council also voted to have short term rental homes, like Airbnbs, start paying the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax, if they are not doing so already.
  • The council also voted to reduce the residential storm water rate fee $1.50 a month.
  • Read more from KCBD’s Melanie Camacho here: Budget passed Tuesday will help in community policing efforts, interim chief says

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he fired national security adviser John Bolton.

  • The tweets came just about an hour before Bolton was to be part of a White House briefing with the secretaries of states and treasury yesterday.
  • Bolton was Trump’s third security adviser, replacing Army General H.R. McMaster.
  • Read more from The Associated Press here: Trump dismisses John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’

Today also marks the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • A total of 2,977 people died that day in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania.
  • On that day, a group of 19 men hijacked four planes, which were then intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center and The Pentagon.
  • A third plane went down in a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • There will be a ceremony this morning at the World Trade Center.
  • Read more on commemorations here: US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

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