Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief
Family members dead after Tuesday crash, Texas Senate passes voting bill but stalled by Democrats, Ohtani shows off in all-star game
On Daybreak Today,
A man and a 2-year-old girl are dead after a crash on Highway 84, near Littlefield.
- Troopers with the Department of Public Safety say the man ran a stop sign and a semi-truck hit their car.
- The man’s wife was seriously injured.
- Read those details here: Parent and child killed, multiple vehicles involved in crash near Littlefield
The Texas Senate passed a bill to expand voting hours, increase voting machine security and require signatures on mail-in ballots.
- But, Texas House Democrats remain in Washington D.C.
- They are hoping federal lawmakers will pass voting reform bills before the special session ends at the beginning of August.
- Get the latest from The Texas Tribune: Live updates: Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Democratic Texas lawmakers opposing voting restrictions legislation
The country’s largest wildfire continue to burn throughout parts of the West Coast.
- Oregon’s Bootleg Fire in now categorized as the largest in the U.S.
- In California, authorities are optimistic about progress with the Beckwourth Fire.
- Get more details here: Thousands of firefighters battle big blazes across the West
President Joe Biden will meet with governors and mayors to discuss a bipartisan infrastructure plan.
- The plan would modernize highways, airports and broadband networks.
- Democrats are working on a separate plan which includes health care and climate change.
Shoei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., showed off their skills in the Major League Baseball all-star game.
- Ohtani pitched a perfect inning, but failed to get a hit. Guerrero hit a two-run homerun and was named MVP.
- The American League won the game.
- Get the highlights here: Sho-case: Shohei Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL, bats, too
Read more top headlines here:
- City of Lubbock finalizes recommendations for $174.5 million street bond election
- 20 years later: Sergeant Kevin Cox remembered after line-of-duty death
- Texas Tech program strives to fill teacher shortage in rural West Texas
- Gov. Abbott signs bills aimed at expanding TeleHealth and broadband across Texas
- Lubbock Mayor signs letter in support of infrastructure bill
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