Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief

Police investigate local child’s death, energy prices soar after weekend Saudi Arabian attack and auto workers on strike after pay dispute

Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief
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On Daybreak Today, the Lubbock Police Department is investigating the death of a child.

  • LPD received the call around 5:30 a.m. Sunday from the 7000 block of Avenue S.
  • Homicide detectives are investigating but no information has been released about the cause or the circumstances around the child’s death.
  • This story will be updated here: Lubbock police investigating death of a child

Oil prices are on the rise after a weekend attack on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

  • The Trump administration is keeping watch and says some sort of action might be forthcoming.
  • The weekend drone attack cut oil production and sent prices soaring.
  • The United States blames Iran for the attack, although a Yemeni group claimed responsibility.
  • Read the latest from The Associated Press here: Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack, US blaming Iran

Frontman of the rock group The Cars, Ric Ocasek, has died at the age of 75.

  • Ocasek’s wife reportedly found him unresponsive around 4 p.m. Sunday in his New York home, where he was pronounced dead.
  • The cause of his death is currently unkown.
  • The Cars, which was formed in the 70s, is famed for songs such as “Just What I Needed" and “My Best Friend’s Girl.”
  • Read more about the group and Ocasek here: The Cars frontman, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ric Ocasek dead at 75

The United Auto Workers Union went on strike at midnight.

  • This is the first auto strike in more than a decade. Negotiations will start again later this morning at 10 a.m. local time.
  • UAW officials said their members deserve better pay and benefits, and also said the strike was a last resort.
  • The auto maker could lose some $250 million a day at its assembly plants.
  • Read the latest here: No deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

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