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Local young woman gives back to the homeless community

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:29:00 EST

Amarillo resident, Michelle Haney, is taking an online course with Arizona State University. For one of her assignments she had to research a local problem within her community. She decided to focus on Amarillo's homeless and their lack of basic necessities. After posting the event and getting the word out. The assignment evolved to something much more. In a week's time she planned a hygiene drive at Ellwood Park. The event allowed people from the Panhandle to donate items that ...

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Dalhart man believed to be responsible for multiple burglaries is arrested

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:10:00 EST

Dalhart Police have arrested a man they believe was involved in a string of burglaries.  Samuel Lucero is in the Dallam/Hartley County Jail on a $250,000 bond. 

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Ceta Canyon mother daughter retreat

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:42:00 EST

Ceta Canyon is hosting a Mother Daughter Retreat. This is an opportunity to unplug from the busy electronic world of cell phones, social media, and T.V. and enjoy some quality time with moms and daughters.  

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Homer's Backyard Ball is back with no BYOB

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:55:00 EST

Homer's Backyard Ball is returning this spring after taking last year off. Travis Homer, founder of the Homer's Foundation, said he didn't want to talk about the event two years ago where one attendee died. He and other team members say last year's hiatus from the Backyard Ball had nothing to do with that. But he's looking forward to bringing the event back this year for its 20th anniversary on May 20th. There will be some changes that'll make it a little different ...

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Ink Life returns to Amarillo

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:49:00 EST

Dozens of folks are making a permanent mark in Amarillo, at least just for this weekend, for the 7th annual Ink Life Tour.  

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City of Amarillo hosts free public health fair

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:51:00 EST

The city of Amarillo is working to provide more accessible health care to the public.

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Burkett not running for re-election

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:36:00 EST

City Councilman Randy Burkett did not file to run for a second term by today's deadline.

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Sheriff's report: Paramedics rescue woman found "molded to chair" in Springfield Twp.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:46:00 EST

A 75-year-old woman had to be was rescued from her Springfield Twp. home on Thursday night, after being unable to leave her living room chair for over a year. 

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Negotiations set to take place for ownership of Kimbrough Memorial Stadium

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:12:00 EST

West Texas A&M (WT) is planning to move forward with negotiations regarding the ownership of the Kimbrough Memorial Stadium.

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Deadly Symptoms: Family stunned by boy's sudden death

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:12:00 EST

A Louisiana family is dealing with an unimaginable tragedy as they grieve the loss of their teenage son. For months, they didn't know why as the Centers for Disease Control investigated. 

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Divorced father's post about ex-wife strikes a chord online

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:31:00 EST

A divorced father's post about his ex-wife is going viral for all the right reasons.

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Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:56:00 EST

President Donald Trump plans to spend his Sunday interviewing candidates for national security adviser, talking to foreign leaders and attending a health care policy meeting.

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AP source: Senators want materials saved for Russia probe

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:33:00 EST

The Senate intelligence committee is asking organizations, agencies and individuals to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues.

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Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:51:00 EST

Vice President Mike Pence is looking to reassure skeptical allies in Europe about U.S. foreign policy under President Donald Trump.

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'Roe' in landmark Supreme Court abortion case dies

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:24:00 EST

Norma McCorvey's identity was kept secret during the case as "Jane Roe." She later revealed her true identity and authored multiple books about the case and the Supreme Court's historic 7-2 ruling overturning state bans on abortion.

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Drug bust in Carson County

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:21:00 EST

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 145 pounds of marijuana after a DPS Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. 

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Amarillo immigration attorney weighs in on raid rumors

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:10:00 EST

Some Amarilloans are fearful after an apparent proposal was leaked, that the White House says is not true. 

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Missing Amarillo woman possibly taken to New Mexico

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:13:00 EST

The Amarillo Special Crimes Unit now believes Nicole "Nikki" Moore was possibly taken to New Mexico.

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WH disputes Trump considering use of National Guard in immigration roundup

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST

The White House disputed a report on a Trump Administration proposal that would mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops around the U.S. to round up people who entered the country illegally.

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Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:50:00 EST

President Donald Trump is marking his first month in the White House by doing what he loves best: campaigning.

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Man behind 1993 World Trade Center bombing dies in prison

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:52:00 EST

Omar Abdel-Rahman was convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy and sentenced to life in prison.

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Sargento expands recall of cheese products

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:03:00 EST

Sargento says there have been no confirmed illnesses stemming from the recall.

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Autopsy on N. Korean inconclusive as 4th person arrested

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:45:00 EST

Family and former neighbors of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious killing of the North Korean leader's half brother are stunned by the arrest of the young mother who they say was a polite and quiet "nice girl.".

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Warren Frost, Dr. Will Hayward on 'Twin Peaks,' dies at 91

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:05:00 EST

The son of veteran actor Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on TV's "Twin Peaks," says his father has died.

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Scott Pruitt confirmed to lead EPA

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:28:00 EST

Scott Pruitt, a longtime critic of the EPA, has been confirmed to lead the agency.

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Nara Visa residents speak out about nuclear borehole project

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:22:00 EST

Back in October, the Quay County Commission gave its unanimous support to the DOE to drill a borehole a few miles outside Nara Visa. But many resident said that support never existed.

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Fight Like A Girl Self Defense class this weekend

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:39:00 EST

This weekend women who would like to learn self defense have the opportunity to "Fight Like A Girl."

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump piles up the questionable assertions

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:51:00 EST

An AP Fact Check finds that President Donald Trump piled up one questionable claim after another at his press conference.

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Texas teachers speak out against proposed bill

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:41:00 EST

Kristel Sexton has been teaching in Amarillo for 20 years and says she's never been this worked up over a proposed bill.  

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PetSmart celebrates National Adoption Weekend

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:17:00 EST

This weekend in honor of National Adoption Weekend, PetSmart continues to showcase animals from the SPCA to be adopted by loving families. 

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Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:44:00 EST

The Trump administration says it will revise its travel ban order and doesn't want appeals court review.

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Potter County Sheriff's Office to use rescued dog as narcotics canine

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:11:00 EST

A new canine has taken on his role with the Potter County Sheriff's Office.

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This Weekend in the Panhandle

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 08:14:00 EDT

Check out some area events going on around the Texas Panhandle for you and your family to enjoy.

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Ex-wife: Georgia dad didn't mean to kill toddler in hot car

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:00 EST

The ex-wife of a 36-year-old Georgia man convicted of murder for leaving their toddler son to die inside a hot SUV says she still believes "it was an accident.".

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DOE announces Bonham Middle School will compete in Washington, D.C.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:54:00 EST

An Amarillo middle school is on the radar in Washington, D.C. after winning the regional round of the 2017 National Science Bowl. 

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Immigration officials arrest alleged domestic abuse victim in courthouse

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:02:00 EST

ICE officials in Texas detained an undocumented woman who was an alleged victim of domestic violence during court on Feb. 9, alarming attorneys. 

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Content warning: Teacher's aide fired for racial Facebook post

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:40:00 EST

In another comment, the teacher's aide says she is sorry if her comments offend anyone and goes on to say that immigrants are "worthless" and "lazy." 

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Man with same name as fugitive spends 3 days in jail

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:12:00 EST

His first, middle and last names are the same as a wanted fugitive. But the similarities don't stop there. His mother's name is also the exact same as that of the wanted man's mother.

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NASA wants you to help find new planet

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:57:00 EST

A NASA-funded space venture Is letting the public participate in a search for a new ninth planet.

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AT&T to offer unlimited data once again

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:26:00 EST

The new plan will be available Friday. 

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Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:50:00 EST

Senate Republicans are poised to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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NY woman hits half-court shot, then gets marriage proposal

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 EST

NY woman hits half-court shot, then gets marriage proposal during a Siena-Manhattan game.

Pakistan cracks down on militants after IS shrine attack

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:07:00 EST

Pakistani forces arrest dozens in sweeping raids after massive bombing claimed by IS killed 75 at a Sufi shrine.

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Trump praises his 'fine-tuned machine,' says media dishonest

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:33:00 EST

In his first solo news conference as president, Donald Trump returned to the swagger and bluster that marked his winning political campaign.

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Evacuated war veteran has medals stolen

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:50:00 EST

Burglars stole more than two dozen medals from a veteran during California flood evacuations.

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Ohio realtor accused of having sex in homes for sale

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:21:00 EST

An Ohio realtor is facing discipline by a state commission in light of accusations he had sexual relations with a client. He is also accused of having sexual relations inside houses that were up for sale, but this was not the subject of the disciplinary proceedings.

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PHOTO: Man in wheelchair ecstatic in birth announcement photo shoot

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:26:00 EST

This viral photo has both fatherhood goals and manhood goals in check.  

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House votes to overturn rule protecting state funding of Planned Parenthood

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:42:00 EST

The House voted on Thursday to overturn a rule that banned states from withholding funds to Planned Parenthood.

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Trump names Acosta Labor nominee; Mulvaney sworn in as OMB chief

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:16:00 EST

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney squeaked through on a 51-49 vote as OMB head; Alexander Acosta to be nominated for Labor Secretary.

Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:05:00 EST

Ultimately, Republicans made it clear that CEO Andrew Puzder lacked the votes in a chamber narrowly split between Republicans and Democrats.

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WTAMU high school tour continues around the Panhandle

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:06:00 EST

The president of West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) continues his high school tour around the Panhandle, encouraging students to consider higher education and cost effective school options.

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One man arrested for aggravated assault after crashing car into home

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:02:00 EST

One man has been arrested after police say he crashed a car into a home.

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GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:21:00 EST

The options for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law follow a conservative approach dominated by tax breaks and a transition away from today's Medicaid program.

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Xcel invests to reduce power outage durations

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:49:00 EST

Xcel energy is investing $1.8 million to reduce the amount of time people in the northeast panhandle are without power. 

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Monopoly to replace thimble token with modern game piece

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:32:00 EST

Hasbro has not revealed what will replace the piece.

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Warm weather getaways to help fight the winter blues

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:44:00 EST

While the groundhog promised more cold days to come, there are plenty of places where the sun is shining and the temperatures are warm. 

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Baghdad car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 55

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:09:00 EST

A car bomb has struck Baghdad's southwestern al-Bayaa neighborhood shortly before sunset Thursday, killing at least 15 and wounding 25 others, a police officer and medical official said.

Student creates 'bee drone' to pollinate plants

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:47:00 EST

The drone sucks in pollen from a plant and expels it onto other flowers to enable cross-pollination.

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Area man faces prison sentence for battery, false imprisonment

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:03:00 EST

A Curry County jury has found a Clovis man guilty of false imprisonment and battery on a household member. 

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Dream comes true for AHS cheerleader honored 'Senior Night'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:26:00 EST

Senior night for Amarillo High cheerleaders was held Tuesday night, during halftime of the last home game of the season. However, it was more than just a regular game for one cheerleader, it was his dream come true. 

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Deadly spider, killer snake clash in Facebook battle royale

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:23:00 EST

An epic struggle between a spider and a snake, both capable of killing a human, is a worldwide video sensation.

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Britax recalls 676,000 strollers for fall hazard

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:01:00 EST

The Britax recall affects 676,000 B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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Lake Meredith surpasses 1 million annual visitors in 2016

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:16:00 EST

As the water level at Lake Meredith continues to rise, so does the number of visitors. 2016 saw more than 1 million visitors to the lake, a goal the park hast not hit since 2009.

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More than 170K cars recalled by Mazda

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:21:00 EST

More than 170 thousand cars are being recalled this morning as Mazda announces a seat defect.

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Aluminum in wet dog food cans prompts recall for 'Blue Buffalo'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:39:00 EST

Dog food maker, Blue Buffalo is voluntarily recalling certain wet dog food diets after the possibility of aluminum contamination.

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Amarillo Police hosting Explorer open house

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:43:00 EST

The Amarillo Police department is hosting an open house Thursday, Feb.16, for those who are interested in joining the Explorer program.

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Lawmakers confronted for anti-LGBT bills

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:38:00 EST

The confrontation goes back to two bills Beavers and Pody are sponsoring. One would require transgender individuals to go to the restroom that corresponds with their birth sex.

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Bieber takes worst neighbor prize, Obamas considered best

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:17:00 EST

Justin Bieber earned a landslide "victory" with 36 percent of the vote for worst celebrity neighbor while the Obamas were popular as best neighbors among across generations and genders.

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Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:33:00 EST

The GOP-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from purchasing a firearm.

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Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:59:00 EST

Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was told his national security adviser had misled his vice president about personal contacts with Russia.

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James Schenck announces campaign for Amarillo City Council

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:23:00 EST

James Schenck is known for being pretty vocal at just about every city council meeting and recently for being cursed out by our former interim city manager. He says he's putting all that behind him and focusing on his race to get a seat on city council. 

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$100,000 found inside old television

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:50:00 EST

The cash was stored inside for 30 years. 

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The Latest: Trump urges Venezuela to release Lopez

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:37:00 EST

President Donald Trump is denouncing "Russian connection non-sense" and blaming "fake news media" for the widening controversy surrounding the ouster of his national security adviser and talk of more investigations.

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Downtown construction projects making progress

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:28:00 EST

The renovation of two historical buildings downtown is moving faster than expected

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Tulia students learn life saving skills through Gateway program

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:03:00 EST

Students across the panhandle are getting the opportunity to take medical courses thanks to a program called Gateway. 

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Dems call for Sessions to recuse himself from Russia probe

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:49:00 EST

Senate Democrats called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be excluded from any investigation being conducted by the executive branch into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.

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Yahoo issues another warning in fallout from hacking attacks

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:42:00 EST

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016.

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$1,000 reward offered for info on area fugitives

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:08:00 EST

Curry County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of two wanted individuals. 

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Nacogdoches County jury sentences man who sexually assaulted girl to 47 years

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:21:00 EST

A Nacogdoches County jury has found a man accused of kidnapping, tying up and sexually assaulting a then-year-old girl in 2015 guilty of four counts of sexual assault of a child Wednesday afternoon.

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Milestone reached for improving mental health care in the panhandle

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:26:00 EST

Mental health experts called today a milestone for improving how care is given across the panhandle.

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Special Crimes takes over search for missing woman

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:28:00 EST

Special Crimes is now investigating the disappearance of a woman first reported as missing by police earlier this month. 

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Trump charts new Mideast course; maybe no separate Palestine

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:04:00 EST

The Trump administration has suggested that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may not come in the form of a two-state solution - a position that could represent a dramatic shift from former President Barack Obama, who said he saw no alternative.

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Man pleads guilty in slayings of his 2 kids, 2 stepchildren

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:54:00 EST

A suburban Detroit man who spent 16 years in prison for killing his first wife has pleaded guilty in the slayings of his two daughters and two stepchildren and in the torture of his second wife.

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Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:57:00 EST

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made clear that the United States is committed to NATO, and he's reinforcing the Trump administration's demand that allies pay their fair share.

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5-year-old gets 50 stitches in face after dog attack

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:50:00 EST

A little girl is in pain and upset after her face was mauled by a friend's dog.

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United Way making final push for fundraising goal

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:59:00 EST

The United Way of Amarillo & Canyon announced that the community has donated $3.8 million to the 2016-2017 annual campaign, but are short of its $4.5 million goal. 

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VIDEO: Train zooms toward terrified biker riding on the rails

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:45:00 EST

The rider leaps for his life as a fast moving train zooms toward him.

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New tools for Amarillo city transparency

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:33:00 EST

Government transparency has been a focal point for this city council since the last council election. To try to engage with more citizens, a new public forum structure was put in place at Tuesday evening's council meeting.

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Toddler dies, pregnant woman hurt in shooting captured on Facebook Live

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:24:00 EST

An adult male also was killed in the shooting. Chicago police spent the afternoon looking for video and said they have promising leads on who fired the deadly shots.

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Drug catapult found attached to US-Mexico border fence

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:30:00 EST

Border Patrol agents with the Douglas Station recently found two bundles of marijuana that had been catapulted across the border into the U.S. from Mexico. 

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Half-ton concrete bird snatched from perch at chicken farm

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:11:00 EST

Sheriff's deputies in Alexander County, North Carolina, are trying to figure out where you hide a half-ton chicken.

Listeria fears lead to food recalls

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:30:00 EST

Country Fresh is recalling mostly mushroom products that were made with cheese affected by a Sargento recall.

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Suspect returns stolen mortuary van after finding body

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:24:00 EST

A man was arrested after police say he stole a van from a Southern California mortuary with a dead body inside, returned it and then stole a different van from the same business.

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US official says Russia deployed missile in treaty violation

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:26:00 EST

An administration official says U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty.

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Investigations into Russia to continue after Flynn's exit

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:46:00 EST

Democrats said an independent investigation was the best way to answer questions about the Trump administration's ties to Russia, but Republican leaders refuse to consider that option.

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Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:02:00 EST

Rumor became just the second German shepherd to win the nation's most prestigious pooch parade, joining the fittingly named Manhattan in 1987.

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Collision in Randall County kills Amarillo woman

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:36:00 EST

An Amarillo woman is dead following a collision in Randall County. 

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Texas Tech looking to educate more midwives

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:56:00 EST

Due to a shortage, Texas Tech is looking to bring more midwives into the workforce. 

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Officials looking to build new hockey rink to avoid cutting programs

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:31:00 EST

Lack of room to house those interested in hockey and other ice activities, has one organization raising funds to build a new rink. 

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Man sentenced to 30 years for sexually assaulting child

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:16:00 EST

A district judge sentenced a Clovis man to 30 years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a child last year.

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