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Clovis fire burns 2,000 acres, 99 percent contained

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:49:00 EST

Clovis officials are reporting a large grass fire near the city.

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Fire northeast of Amarillo 90-95 percent contained; no loss of life

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:45:00 EST

Potter County Fire Rescue is fighting a fire northeast of Amarillo.

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Crews battle fire near Lefors

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:05:00 EST

Lefors Volunteer Fire Department is battling a grass fire.

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2-year-old abducted from San Antonio was found unharmed, suspect in grave condition

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:54:00 EST

DPS has issued an  Amber Alert for a 2-year-old from San Antonio. 

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100 days: Setting the record for days without moisture

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

It has now been 100 days without measurable precipitation,.01 or more, in the Amarillo area.

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Women's March Amarillo takes place in solidarity with national protests

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:55:00 EST

 The women's march brought together local residents to join the fight for women's rights, LGBT rights, and much more.

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Warford Activity Center holds grand opening

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:04:00 EST

The Charles E. Warford Activity Center held its grand opening event on Saturday. 

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Bomb City premiere will benefit Amarillo nonprofit

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:28:00 EST

The film Bomb City will be premiering in Amarillo on Tuesday in partnership with Amarillo's Family Support Services.

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Bovina officials searching for elderly couple, Silver Alert issued

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:59:00 EST

Bovina authorities have issued a Silver Alert for two missing elderly residents.

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Jeremy Spielbauer claims to be at crime scene, but not at time of murder

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:52:00 EST

Prosecution witness testimonies continued today in the capital murder trial of Jeremy Spielbauer, who's accused of killing his ex-wife, Robin Spielbauer in 2014.

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AISD will consider changing Robert E. Lee Elementary name

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:58:00 EST

The Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss changing the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary School on Monday.

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The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society issues 90-Four-90 plan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:45:00 EST

The Humane Society released their official 90-Four-90 proposal today, which hopes for a 90 percent survival rate of the animals within 4 years at an added cost of 90 cents per month for each citizen.

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Discussion continues on expanding school into North Heights

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:04:00 EST

The Amarillo Independent School District is continuing to listen to some North Heights residents who are urging the district to build a school in their neighborhood.    

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Officials clear the way for Guymon casino to be built amid controversy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:29:00 EST

The Shawnee Tribe's application to place land in trust for casino construction in Texas County has been approved.

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Amarillo College president testifies to U.S. Senate committee

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:56:00 EST

The President of Amarillo College testified before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education and Labor yesterday.

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Grassfire at Lakeview Gin now 100 percent contained

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:31:00 EST

Crews are on the scene of a grassfire at the Lakeview Gin in Swisher County. 

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Fire in Carson County now 100 percent contained

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:24:00 EST

Crews are responding to a grass fire on State Highway 136 and FM 245.

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Amarillo businesses promoting smoke-free environment

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:32:00 EST

Among adults who smoke, 68 percent say they want to quit for good, according to a recent report from the CDC.

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Amarillo College hosting community development forum

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:32:00 EST

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas will be hosting a community development education forum in Amarillo.

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Amarillo-area Walmart stores to offer free health screenings

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:02:00 EST

Amarillo area Walmart stores will offer numerous health screenings during a wellness event.

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Clovis collision leaves one hospitalized, one arrested

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:18:00 EST

A man is in the hospital and another is under arrest after a car hits a pedestrian in Clovis.

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3 people facing charges for death of Joe Guzman

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:11:00 EST

Three people are facing charges related to the death of Joe Guzman last summer.

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U.S. Air Force finds 20 contaminated water wells at former Reese Air Force Base

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:25:00 EST

Officials with the United States Air Force say 19 private drinking water wells and one public water well are contaminated with perflourinated compounds. In a news release, officials say the Air Force is providing bottled water to affected well owners and has been working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the EPA and affected communities to protect human health and drinking water supplies. 

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Amarillo 'armed and dangerous' man arrested after police chase in Jefferson County

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:52:00 EST

An Amarillo man considered armed and dangerous is now behind bars.

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Dalhart police investigating death of 14-month-old

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:42:00 EST

Dalhart police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old child.

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Pizzeria tackles the internet's dumbest craze with a safe (and delicious) alternative

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

A pizzeria in Brooklyn has found a (safe) way to cash in on the Tide Pod Challenge craze.

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Dangerous flu strain is widespread in most states

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:43:00 EST

The CDC says the flu kills at least 12,000 people annually.

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US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:57:00 EST

Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

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Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:56:00 EST

Congressional Democrats and Republicans are waiting for each other to blink over the government shutdown.

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Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:46:00 EST

An Afghan official says that at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul.

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House Speaker Ryan remains non-committal about re-election

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:47:00 EST

House Speaker Paul Ryan is still being non-committal about whether he'll seek re-election to an 11th term.

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Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:51:00 EST

Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

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Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:16:00 EST

The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown.

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Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:06:00 EST

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced that Paul Bocuse, the world-famous master of French cuisine, has died at the age of 91. Collomb tweeted Saturday that "Mister Paul was France.

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Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:36:00 EST

Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'.

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Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:46:00 EST

Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits.

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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:56:00 EST

Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.

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2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:36:00 EST

2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed and in good condition, police say.

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Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:16:00 EST

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015.

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Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:06:00 EST

The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.

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Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:46:00 EST

An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul.

IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:06:00 EST

Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month.

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North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:47:00 EST

South Korea requests North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:06:00 EST

President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.

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Zombies, Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies at 76

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:45:00 EST

Jim Rodford is best known for playing bass for the Zombies, Argent and the Kinks.

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Correction: Women's Marches story

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:06:00 EST

Activists return to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.

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Lead singer Jeff Coffey exits Chicago, second member to leave band in a week

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:39:00 EST

Two members of Chicago quit in a week’s time. Lead singer Jeff Coffey and drummer Tris Imboden leave the band.

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Stage 4 cancer patient facing eviction

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:48:00 EST

Haley owed $569 but with late fees and January`s rent the total is now $1,500.

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Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:15:00 EST

There's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until Washington reaches a budget agreement.

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Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:05:00 EST

Investigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets.

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Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, family says

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:27:00 EST

Rocker Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose from taking a variety of medications to deal with a variety of ailments.

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USPS: Price of stamps set to increase Sunday

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:37:00 EST

The United States Postal Service announced in October 2017 that a pricing change would take effect on Jan. 21.

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Fishermen dive into river to avoid getting hit by another boat

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:32:00 EST

Three people fishing frantically wave and yell at the captain of another boat to get his attention before jumping overboard.

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VIDEO: Homeowner uses video doorbell to deter man from taking package

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:31:00 EST

James Warren said he got a notification on his phone while he was at work, saying the Ring Alarm had detected motion in front of his Old Louisville home.

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The work that won't get done during a government shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:34:00 EST

There's plenty that won't get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working during a shutdown until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding.

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Fees could be coming for commercial vehicles at Rick Husband

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:57:00 EST

Some taxi cab, Uber and Lyft drivers voiced their displeasure this evening as Rick Husband International Airport staff discussed their proposal to implement new fees.

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Firefighter saves dog stranded in freezing weather

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:38:00 EST

A Mid-South firefighter saved a dog's life, and now he's hoping to find her a forever home.

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Amazon increases monthly Prime membership fee

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:12:00 EST

The premium membership  which grants faster shipping and access to Amazon Video, will increase by 18 percent.

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RECALL ALERT: Bed Bath & Beyond recalls Hudson Comforters due to risk of mold exposure

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:34:00 EST

Bed Bath & Beyond recalls Hudson Comforters due to risk of mold exposure.

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Driver placed on leave after mother says her 5-year-old was left on school bus all day

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:40:00 EST

A Jefferson County school bus driver has been placed on leave pending investigation after a mother says her young son was left on a school bus all day at Grantswood Community School, according to Superintendent Craig Pouncey. 

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Jason Aldean announces 2018 summer tour

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:32:00 EST

The tour will make stops in 34 cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, New York City and Toronto.

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Local dreamer fights for DACA and fellow dreamers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:55:00 EST

One local man is one of over 100,000 dreamers in Texas whose story began when he left Mexico for Amarillo at only two years old.

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Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilots

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:37:00 EST

Helicopter crash in New Mexico claims wealthy Texas investor and decorated pilots.

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House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:44:00 EST

Another White House official said Wednesday that the chief of staff's suggestion that Trump's positions had evolved was inartful and maintained Trump is still committed to his immigration priorities.

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Dogs found frozen to death in Cairo, IL

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:53:00 EST

The below freezing temperatures can be dangerous to outdoor animals. One veterinarian in Southern Illinois spoke out after two dogs were found frozen to death. 

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Amarillo police officer dismissed from lawsuit, 2 others still face claims

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:48:00 EST

One Amarillo police officer has been dismissed from a lawsuit, claiming police mentally tortured the parents of a missing girl who was later found drowned in a nearby lake. 

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Woman arrested after forcing 6-year-old to act as porch pirate

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:34:00 EST

Deputies say the 6-year-old is a boy the woman routinely cares for, but no further details about their relationship were provided.

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4 cattle feedlots in Tx and Ok panhandles part of $200M sale

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:55:00 EST

Four cattle feedlots in the northern Texas and Oklahoma panhandles are part of a planned sale worth about $200 million. 

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Closure of Bell Street Bridge rescheduled for Saturday

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:01:00 EST

The closure of Bell Street Bridge and I-40 that was postponed last month has been rescheduled for Saturday.

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Dad whose overdose forced 8-year-old to call 911 gets 1 year in prison

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:41:00 EST

The father will also serve two years of probation, during which he has to listen to his son’s 911 call every week.

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What you can expect this tax season

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:39:00 EST

The IRS expects to receive nearly 155 million individual tax returns this season.

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Owl expected to be OK after cross-state ride in SUV grill

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:30:00 EST

Photos from Petersburg Animal Care and Control's Facebook page show the owl being rescued from the SUV and then taken to a rehabilitation center

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Man punks police with fake car made of snow

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:50:00 EST

Simon Laprise was out to prank snow plow crews in Montreal this week when he got the police instead.

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President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:14:00 EST

On Thursday, the administration announced the creation of a new office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.

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This Weekend in the Panhandle

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:09:00 EDT

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, we've got you covered. 

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'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:24:00 EST

A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.

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Tow truck driver dodges death when car crashes, lands on top of his truck

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:49:00 EST

Police cited the driver who crashed for going too fast and not slowing down for an emergency vehicle.

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Texas Tech University Health Science Center reaches out to rural areas with skin cancer technology

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:07:00 EST

The Texas Panhandle continues to have the highest risk for skin cancer in the nation per capita, but a new screening program is helping catch the signs early on.

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Heat lamp used to warm doghouse causes fire at Dalhart trailer house

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:29:00 EST

A trailer house in Harley caught fire after a heat lamp was being used to keep a doghouse warm.

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Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:35:00 EST

Phoenix-area police departments have evidence linking a 35-year-old man already charged with two killings to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year.

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National Pigeon Show comes to Amarillo

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:30:00 EST

The Grand National Pigeon Show has arrived in Amarillo, and the Civic Center is filling up with 4,000 birds and over 150 breeds of pigeons.

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Youth Center of the High Plains celebrates 25 years

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:49:00 EST

The Youth Center of the High Plains has a lot to celebrate today, as they're celebrating 25 years.

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Moore County officials searching for wanted man

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:23:00 EST

Moore County officials are asking for the public's help locating a man.

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Fire at Silver Spur Motel ruled accidental

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:03:00 EST

A fire at the Silver Spur Motel this morning has been ruled accidental. 

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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:25:00 EST

The measure would be the fourth stopgap spending bill since the current budget year started in October.

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Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:54:00 EST

Zimbabwe mourns white farmer and opposition leader Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side.

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The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:54:00 EST

The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend.

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Park Ranger shows what happens when you shake a water bottle when it's 12 degrees

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:21:00 EST

The Fairfield Lake State Park posted on their Facebook page a demonstration of what they called "flash freezing".

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The story behind that viral photo of a frozen giant snapping turtle

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:13:00 EST

A group of duck hunters returned from a recent hunt in Arkansas with a whale of a tale, or rather, a turtle of a tale. 

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American Airlines passengers brace for emergency landing

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:30:00 EST

Airline officials later said the smoke was caused by a faulty fan. No one was injured.

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Penguin pops out of ocean, pays visit to boat full of scientists

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:35:00 EST

A researcher with the Australian Antarctic Division recorded the run-in with the aquatic bird, and it was posted on the organization's Facebook page.

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Police searching for fugitive wanted for fraud with an elderly victim

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:34:00 EST

Amarillo police are searching for a fugitive wanted for fraud with an elderly victim. 

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Wells Fargo says glitch emptying customer accounts fixed

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:43:00 EST

The bank said the glitch has been resolved.

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Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:24:00 EST

The fight over the fate of the "dreamers" is increasingly becoming a test of Democrats' progressive mettle, surpassing health care or taxes as the top year-two priority for the liberal base.

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Good Samaritan gets elderly man out of burning car

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:00:00 EST

A North Alabama family is thanking the woman who helped get their loved one out of his classic car after it caught fire.

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High profile capital murder trial begins

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST

Monday was the first day of the capital murder trial of the man accused of killing Robin Spielbauer.

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Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:24:00 EST

Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.

'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:23:00 EST

Republican leaders are racing against a Friday deadline for pushing a short-term spending bill through Congress.

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Facebook, Google working to block spread of Tide Pod Challenge

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:02:00 EST

A new and dangerous trend on social media is raising the concerns of doctors. 

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Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:23:00 EST

Walmart giving pharmacy customers packet that turns leftover opioids into useless gel.

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