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Friday's Weather: Breezy day with evening storms possible

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:06:00 EDT

Weather Outlook for Friday, Oct. 20

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Bell Street bridge reopens to drivers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:58:00 EDT

The Bell Street overpass at I-40 is now open again, allowing cars to pass through for the first time Thursday evening.

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8 months later: A story of life after the fire

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:58:00 EDT

Sierra Koch, an area woman whose husband, Cade, was killed during the March wildfires, is now preparing to give birth to their first child.

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Randall County to vote on rural alcohol sales

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:54:00 EDT

Starting Monday, voters in parts of Randall County will vote on a proposition that would allow certain alcohol sales in those area of the county.

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Toyota recalls Sienna minivans for shifter defect

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:30:00 EDT

Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 347,120 Sienna minivans worldwide because they can shift out of the “park” position and roll away. 

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RECALL ALERT: Kids Preferred recalls Wind-Up Musical Toys due to choking hazard

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:57:00 EDT

Kids Preferred recalls Wind-Up Musical Toys due to choking hazard. 

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Graduates from Mental Health Docket have charges dismissed

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:54:00 EDT

Ronald Reagan once said we can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. That's what Potter County's Mental Health Docket is all about. 

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Canyon officials approve plan to build more homes for growing population

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:55:00 EDT

Canyon city commissioners just created a calendar to finish their plan to expand the Canyon East Subdivision. 

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Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:41:00 EDT

The man shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Delaware and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police say.

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More doctors accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield health select insurance

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:07:00 EDT

More doctors will once again open their offices to state employees. 

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Boy ousted from Cub Scouts den after gun control query to legislator

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:23:00 EDT

Ames Mayfield's line of questioning during a state senator's visit got him kicked out of his Cub Scouts den because the pack leader reportedly thought he was being disrespectful. 

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Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:00:00 EDT

The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

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Perryton ISD accepts resignation of 2 administrators following sexual harassment investigation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:50:00 EDT

The Perryton ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting this morning and have accepted the resignation of two administrators.

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Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:02:00 EDT

Next year's premiums for plans sold on the health law's marketplaces are expected to increase significantly in many communities, and insurer participation is down sharply.

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Search warrants describe evidence collected in Texas Tech police officer shooting investigation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:12:00 EDT

A series of search warrants released by Lubbock police on Thursday confirm many details about evidence collected in the course of their investigation into the deadly shooting of a Texas Tech police officer on Oct. 9.

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Trauma surgeons take lifesaving measures after man's legs caught in grain auger

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:26:00 EDT

A farm accident between Plainview and Floydada led to life-saving measures by an emergency rescue and trauma team Tuesday (October 17th). Fifty-nine year-old Leo Martinez was trapped when his legs were caught inside of a 20-foot tall grain auger cart, causing severe life-threatening injuries.

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Residents discuss laws preventing smoking with children in the car

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:21:00 EDT

States limiting smoking in cars with minors include Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and most recently Hawaii. 

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City of Amarillo working to rid area of mosquitoes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:52:00 EDT

The City of Amarillo is working to rid the area of pests like mosquitoes.  

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Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:32:00 EDT

Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades.

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Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:21:00 EDT

Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes.

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Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:42:00 EDT

The Dodgers will host the New York Yankees or Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.

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Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:31:00 EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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5 Texas teachers on administrative leave, investigation continue into viral video post

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:23:00 EDT

Five Amarillo ISD teachers have been placed on administrative leave after the district launched an investigation into a controversial social media post. 

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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:42:00 EDT

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters.

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Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:31:00 EDT

Trump started the storm this week when he claimed that he alone of U.S. presidents had called the families of all slain soldiers.

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Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:47:00 EDT

In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:51:00 EDT

It would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

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Health Department issues Syphilis Alert for Lubbock County

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:45:00 EDT

The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a Syphilis Alert for Lubbock County.

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US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:11:00 EDT

Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their relationship.

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US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:41:00 EDT

The U.S. Energy Department says workers are expected to begin mining operations at the nation's nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository.

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Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:31:00 EDT

Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

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1 person arrested for 2 armed robberies

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:35:00 EDT

One person has been arrested in connection with two armed robberies that happened in September. 

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Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:22:00 EDT

President Donald Trump is again tweeting about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.

Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:41:00 EDT

A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend has told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man.

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Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:24:00 EDT

The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Several downtown streets to close for scheduled repairs, alternate routes available

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:13:00 EDT

Starting Thursday, several streets in downtown Amarillo will be closed for scheduled repairs.

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Kindergartner empties piggy bank for classmates' milk money

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:53:00 EDT

The 5-year-old donated more than $30 of her own money, so her friends could have milk.

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FBI arrests 120, recovers 84 children in human trafficking sting

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:04:00 EDT

The youngest victim recovered this year was a 3-month-old girl, and the average age of victims recovered during the operation was 15 years old. 

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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:10:00 EDT

Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen.

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Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:51:00 EDT

A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park.

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States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:21:00 EDT

Nineteen top state government lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last week.

Father arrested after allegedly breaking newborn's arms

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:59:00 EDT

Investigation revealed the 2-week-old baby had been shaken, detectives say.

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Air Force deserter found 40 years later using fake name

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:00 EDT

Residents in Jeffrey Michels' neighborhood were shocked that after 40 years, the airman first class was arrested.

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27 neglected Yorkshire terriers rescued from breeder

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:55:00 EDT

Authorities said if no one had called, the dogs may have remained in horrific conditions all winter; small breeds like Yorkshire terriers seldom survive such harsh weather on their own.

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MS elementary school named after Jefferson Davis to be renamed after President Obama

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:53:00 EDT

While some say it's a great idea, others say the change is trivial.

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Center City donates $500,000 for downtown streetscaping

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:21:00 EDT

After 20 years of saving money, Center City of Amarillo presented $500,000 to the Local Government Corporation for streetscaping around the new downtown parking garage and Embassy Suites Hotel.

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Social media helps families reunite with pets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:54:00 EDT

As one area family searches for their missing dog, an Amarillo Veterinarian wants you to be prepared in the event your dog becomes injured while traveling or if you come across an injured animal. 

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Rain increases cotton production, lowers quality

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:10:00 EDT

All the rain in the panhandle area is affecting the cotton crop as the harvest approaches.

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Downtown Amarillo's new parking garage now open

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:29:00 EDT

After more than a year under construction, the new downtown parking garage is officially open.

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Five to Drive: New campaign hopes to keep young drivers safe

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:13:00 EDT

As part of National Teen Driving Safety Week, TxDOT's Five to Drive campaign wants to spark a conversation between parents and children about these five rules to follow.

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Amarillo police still searching for suspect in attempted robbery in Best Buy parking lot

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:56:00 EDT

Amarillo police are searching for a suspect in the attempted robbery in the parking lot of Best Buy last night. 

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Body found inside fireworks stand, foul play not suspected

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:48:00 EDT

An investigation is ongoing after a body was found inside a fireworks stand. 

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Dyslexia possibly caused by treatable eye deformity

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:17:00 EDT

The eyes of dyslexic subjects were different from the eyes of non-dyslexic subjects, which could be the cause of the disorder. There may also be a treatment.

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2 Georgia men arrested for drug possession in Potter County

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:00:00 EDT

Two people have been arrested after officials say they discovered high grade marijuana and THC wax in their car during a traffic Stop. 

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Recall: Door latch on 1M Ford trucks may be faulty

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:22:00 EDT

A door latch issue could allow the door to open while the truck is in motion. It could also prevent the driver from opening the door when necessary.

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Amarillo police investigating after collision leads to shots fired

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:33:00 EDT

Amarillo police are investigating after two cars were in a collision and shots were fired last night.

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Parents complain of students allowed to wear Confederate clothing at school

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:18:00 EDT

People were disturbed by students showing up to school in Confederate flag-themed clothing, which they believe is a symbol of hate.

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Relative arrested after boy with autism found dead in dumpster

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:25:00 EDT

The suspect has been booked on first-degree murder charges.

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Coroner says 'lid was not secure' after Auburn toddler drowns in grease trap

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:01:00 EDT

The tragic death of a 3-year-old girl on Saturday prompted city leaders to have a meeting to discuss grease traps in the city. The grease trap at Bruster’s on East University Drive is where Sadie Andrews accidentally drowned.  

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Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:30:00 EDT

A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools comes under intense criticism at a packed public hearing for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.

New Mexico will restore evolution to science standards

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 EDT

New Mexico's proposed school science standards are being revised after a public outcry against the deletion or omission of references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.

This Weekend in the Panhandle

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:09:00 EDT

Check out this week's events across the Panhandle!

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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:20:00 EDT

A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday.

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'Drums on Under Pressure?' Foo Fighters fan at CLA pulled up on stage, slays rock hit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:31:00 EDT

A star is born.  Imagine receiving the opportunity to play drums for one of your favorite bands of all time -- even getting up on stage in front of a capacity crowd at Colonial Life Arena. 

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GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:01:00 EDT

Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:51:00 EDT

Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.

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Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:40:00 EDT

Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home.

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Memphis photographer dies after falling from Chicago hotel

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:40:00 EDT

A Memphis photographer who fell from a Chicago rooftop and died is being remembered by a close friend and the Memphis photography community. Meanwhile, the circumstances surrounding his death continue to come out.

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Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:51:00 EDT

A U.S. judge has blocked the third version of a travel ban issued by President Donald Trump this year.

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Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:00:00 EDT

Trump has been criticized for not reaching out right away to relatives of the four killed in Niger.

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Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:10:00 EDT

A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.

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Cowboys' Elliott gets another reprieve, will play vs 49ers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:20:00 EDT

AP source: Suspended Ezekiel Elliott getting emergency hearing in New York.

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Lions Club hosting informational meeting on Evening Lions Club

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:34:00 EDT

The Lions Clubs of the Texas Panhandle are now forming an Evening Lions Club here in Amarillo.

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Gofundme created for man killed in Saginaw Co. ambulance crash

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:43:00 EDT

Police have identified the driver involved in the deadly collision with an ambulance and a car as 21-year-old Dustin Sharp.

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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:11:00 EDT

Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.

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Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:30:00 EDT

Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.

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19-year-old killed young siblings to be alone, police say

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:40:00 EDT

The man is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked.

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Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:10:00 EDT

The fires, the deadliest cluster in California history, have killed at least 41 people and destroyed nearly 6,000 homes.

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Microsoft rolls out new Windows 10 update and laptops

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:40:00 EDT

Microsoft has begun rolling out an update to its Windows 10 operating system, hoping to spark enthusiasm for its virtual- and augmented-reality ambitions.

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325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:00 EDT

The woman told deputies she sat on her 9-year-old cousin as discipline "for being out of control."

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9-year-old saves family dog from house fire

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:28:00 EDT

His quick-thinking brought praise from firefighters and relief from his mom.

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College could be first to offer marijuana-based degree

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:15:00 EDT

The school is believed to be the first in the nation to offer up a marijuana-based curriculum.

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Amarillo residents urged to shop local

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:38:00 EDT

Amarillo residents are being urged to shop local by the city council and  Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, especially with the holiday season approaching.

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What does #MeToo mean to you?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:08:00 EDT

The hashtag "me too" has created a social media storm, as well as a chance for men and women to share their stories of sexual assault or harassment online.

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Police searching for attempted armed robbery suspect

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:34:00 EDT

Amarillo police are looking for a suspect accused of armed robbery at Best Buy.

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Art teacher uses US flags to fashion KKK hoods for Miami exhibit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:07:00 EDT

The KKK hoods made from U.S. flags were put in the window at the University of Miami art gallery on Tuesday as part of a faculty artwork exhibit.  

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Ca. restaurant caught selling Popeye's chicken at hefty price; offers explanation on Facebook

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:06:00 EDT

One California restaurant was reportedly caught red-handed using Popeye's fried chicken as their own, but the restaurant offered up a lengthy response in return.

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Owner of company offers apology, pays expenses after child's grave marker repossessed

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:58:00 EDT

Crystal Leatherman told WBTV Monday that she was stunned when she recently went to visit her son’s grave and the grave marker was gone.

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Officials warn residents to prepare for flu season

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:40:00 EDT

Temperatures are dropping, and school is back in session which means officials are gearing up for flu season. 

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LCU softball player recovering after serious car wreck

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:36:00 EDT

LCU softball player, Jordan Wehr is in serious condition at UMC after a car accident in Dalhart, TX.

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NicView cameras help parents watch over premature children in Intensive Care

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:08:00 EDT

Being able to keep a close eye on children, even when you're not around, is a parent's dream. Especially if your child is in neonatal intensive care unit.

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Death of missing man found in Lake Meredith ruled accidental

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:06:00 EDT

Hutchinson County Officials have confirmed that the body of a missing man has been found in Lake Meredith.  

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Mosquito overpopulation may carry into next Spring

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:30:00 EDT

More rain means water in the lake and a green back yard, but it also means more mosquitoes.

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5-year-old's grave marker repossessed after dispute

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:40:00 EDT

It’s been nearly a year since Wayne and Crystal Leatherman buried their 5-year-old son, Jake, after he lost a long battle with leukemia.

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Gas explosion near Canadian leaves one critically injured

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:29:00 EDT

The Canadian Record is reporting that one man is critically injured following a gas wellhead explosion earlier this morning.

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Facebook fugitive turns himself in, brings police donuts

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:40:00 EDT

A Facebook fugitive from the metro Detroit area, who once taunted police on the social media site, surrendered Monday night and even followed through on a promise to deliver a dozen donuts.

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Family searching for missing dog after rollover accident

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:29:00 EDT

One family is asking for help finding their missing dog after a car accident over the weekend. 

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Amarillo police investigating car stolen with children inside

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:58:00 EDT

Amarillo police are investigating after a vehicle was stolen while two children were inside. 

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SNAP benefits reduced across the Panhandle

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:07:00 EDT

Households throughout the Panhandle who depend on SNAP benefits will see changes in the amount they receive and some citizens aren't too happy about it.  

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