More people are hitting the road for a new career behind the wheel of semi. Which is why there is a growing demand for diesel mechanics in our area.
As part of their 2009 community programs, The United Way is opening a new Financial Stability Center.
An investigation is underway this evening into what caused one inmate at Amarillo's Clements unit to reportedly stab and burn his cell mate.
Keep your computer safe from a potentially dangerous virus.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Emotions range from relief to anger among local non-profits, after finding out how much money they will receive from The United Way.
Four men sit in jail this afternoon for their suspected involvement with an armed man in the 1300 block of North Lincoln in Amarillo.
Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. are offering payment protection plans to help reassure consumers who may be putting off buying a new car...
Students are now also reporting if they intentionally harm themselves for self satisfaction.
More local children as young as 11 are experimenting with alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana.
Yamaha is recalling 145,000 off road vehicles after three models were involved in dozens of deaths.
The retired officers said they strongly supported the principle that "homosexuality is incompatible with military service."
President Barack Obama has arrived in Europe, with a hefty economic and political agenda for his first journey across the Atlantic since taking office two months ago.
An oil rig fire that burned in northern Potter County this morning is now under control.
A member of one of Mexico's most notorious drug operations has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill two U.S. agents who were cornered and held at gunpoint.
More than a dozen men who spent a total of more than 200 years in prison for crimes they did not commit are asking Texas lawmakers to improve the state's criminal justice system.
President Barack Obama left for Europe Tuesday, packing a weighty agenda as he heads for critical economic and political talks...
Drugstore operator Walgreens will offer free clinic visits to the unemployed and uninsured for the rest of the year.
Farmers and Rancher enjoy the moisutre, but it cost some their crops and livestock.
Federal food officials are warning people not to eat any food containing pistachios because of possible contamination by salmonella.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Monday, March 30th, 2009
With weapons drawn, Amarillo police scoured an Amarillo neighborhood early Monday evening.
Thousands of dollars are pouring into local governments, all with the click of a mouse.
Amarillo area students can now help stop crime on their campuses by sending a text message.
Power is back on Monday evening to more than 500 homes and businesses in south Amarillo after a power outage occurred Monday afternoon near Bell street close to the Canyon E-Way.
A range fire in Hutchinson county is controlled Monday evening. The fire broke out late Monday afternoon near Highway 280 and Highway 1059 east of Borger.
Several Texas groups are hoping repealing the Blue Law will help the state see green.
The Texas Senate has approved legislation allowing police to set up sobriety checkpoints.
President Barack Obama refused further long-term federal bailouts for General Motors and Chrysler.
The 27-year-old was sentenced to 35 years in prison with the possibility of parole and will be incarcerated at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
A single shot from a decorated police officer stopped a gunman's rampage through a North Carolina nursing home.
A local blood center says blood donations are needed immediately in the panhandle.
More than $85,000 dollars worth of marijuana is off the street after a drug bust on Interstate 40 near Amarillo.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Sunday, March 29th, 2009
Police are looking for the person who robbed an elderly man near the old Saint Anthony's Hospital.
Burglaries handled by th Amarillo Police Department from Friday, March 20th through Thursday, March 26th
Amarillo Police are looking for the three men who robbed a Toot n Totum clerk on Polk street.
The cause of a structure fire is still a mystery to Potter County fire crews. It was just after ten Saturday night when almost a dozen units were called to the 1700 block of Cherokee. Crews on scene
As the snow continues to melt, local water sources are filling up, and the Canadian River has picked up its pace.
A Portales medical facility will soon be almost $300,000 richer.
Saturday was the initial day of beer sales at Six Flags Over Texas.
A Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman says all roads are open and clear Sunday in Amarillo in the aftermath of a spring blizzard.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Street Closures & Road Conditions in Guymon
The snow, wind and ice are a dangerous combination for drivers not just because of the risk of an accident, but of also being stranded in the frigid elements.
Finding a room to stay the night is getting more difficult by the minute, as most local motels and hotels are expecting to reach capacity by nightfall.
President Barack Obama on Friday ordered 4,000 more military troops into Afghanistan.
Local Red Cross crews are now assembling disaster aid in preparation for the blizzard.
Up to the minute updates from Xcel Energy
Due to winter weather conditions, the following City of Amarillo Departments are closed.....
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines canceled their flights in and out of Amarillo on Friday, March 27th.
A man wanted in a domestic assault case is on the run from authorities. Quinton Shawn Packer is wanted out of Randall County for alleged felony assault.
A fire that burned in northwestern Potter County was 75 percent contained as of Thursday night.
We have compiled a list in talking with police, emergency management coordinators for the City of Amarillo, and TxDoT.
An Amarillo business whose handiwork you may have in your backyard will close.
Construction is set to begin on the Ute Water pipeline pending President Obama's signature.
A Portales man is facing 20 poaching related charges, after reportedly posting photos of himself with the animals on his MySpace page.
It's been 26 years, and today, Potter-Randall Special Crimes now knows the name of a teenager from Iowa, found murdered in Amarillo.
You may be wondering what exactly constitutes a blizzard warning as opposed to a watch.
The Curry County Detention Center is getting a security system makeover.
The Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross is gearing up for an anticipated area snow storm.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
More than $665,000 is now in the hands of the State of Texas after a traffic stop in Carson County.
More people are seeing a career opportunity behind the wheel of a big rig. And one area school is helping people find their place in the trucking industry.
Seven or eight minutes could mean life or death when waiting for an ambulance to reach you.
Elementary school students can now start preparing financially for college with the approval of a new grant.
The emergency medical services your family receives in the panhandle may be changing.
Keeping area military families stable financially and emotionally is the new mission of a local veteran who has recently served overseas.
Less people are taking time to donate their blood. One area blood bank hopes one major change to the donating process will boost donations from one sector of our population.
Foreclosure rates climb, along with a more important classification, postings.
The Canyon Independent School District will hold a Parent Conference on Teen Dating Violence.
Texans would be able to keep firearms in their cars even if their employers forbid them to under a bill that passed in the state Senate.
In a surprise move, the Senate tacked on an amendment that would give full scholarships to needy students who meet the top 10 percent threshold.
The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service will run out of money this year without help from Congress, Postmaster General John Potter warned on Wednesday.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton set out for Mexico Wednesday to pursue a broad diplomatic agenda that will be overshadowed by spiraling drug violence.
President Barack Obama claimed early progress Tuesday night in his aggressive campaign to lead the nation out of economic chaos.
The economy is affecting everyone, including one segment of the population that is preparing to retire from the workforce.
Workers at one area meat packing plant are walking out of work to find their cars damaged and they believe the company isn't doing it's part to solve the problem.
Written prescriptions could soon be a thing of the past. Medical experts say more doctors will make the digital transition to e-prescribing...
Two people in a car Amarillo police believe hit and killed a man over the weekend spoke to investigators.
Too many of your tax dollars are being spent housing inmates, according to the Randall County Sheriff's Department.
Teen dating violence is a growing problem a local school district is working to combat by getting parents involved.
President Barack Obama looks to steer the nation's economic attention back to the big picture Tuesday night.
As the Border Patrol gets ready to start poisoning vegetation along a one-mile stretch of Rio Grande riverbank on the U.S.-Mexican border, critics are raising concerns.
More tax dollars going toward buying ammunition.
Three boys who ran away from a local foster home are now safe and sound.
The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems.
The Obama administration plans to send more agents and equipment to the southwestern border to fight Mexican drug cartels.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress on Tuesday for broad new powers to regulate nonbank financial companies.
There are front yards covered in trash, road sides littered with debris and overgrown weeds are everywhere.
Emergency Crews use new technology to alert everyone of dangerous conditions, and ways to keep you safe.
A court hearing may soon be in store for New Mexico residents who do not follow Tuberculosis treatments.
A judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow 17-year-old girls to use emergency contraception without a prescription.
Despite recent outrage over bailed out corporations spending money on what some call luxuries, some bailed-out banks are still planning to spend millions.
It claims to be a safe alternative to street drugs, and it will no longer be allowed on store shelves in Texas.
By ALEXANDRA OLSON
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's government on Monday offered $2 million each for information leading to the arrest of 24 top drug lords in a public challenge to the cartels' violent grip
Amarillo Police say two cars hit 47 year old Danny Joe Lara as he crossed the street in the 2800 block of Amarillo Boulevard east early Sunday morning.
An Amarillo man is in critical condition this morning, after being stabbed during an argument.
A shield law to protect journalists is gaining support this legislative session and may be one of the earliest bills voted on in Texas House.
The Obama administration launched a new effort Monday to end a paralysis in lending.
The plane that crashed in Montana, killing all 14 aboard, gave no indication to air traffic controllers that the aircraft was experiencing difficulty.
Safety plans and disaster kits are something all families should have.
Once reserved for the elderly and frugal, coupons are once again making a comeback. But, not all of them are created equal.
One person is dead and another in critical condition after a car over-corrected and crossed a median on I-40, slamming into a white truck.
An evening fight in Thompson Park landed two men in handcuffs, one of them having been tased by an officer.
An airplane is destroyed following a fire at a local airport.
Troopers say a drunk driver in the backed up traffic of a fatal accident on I-40 Saturday afternoon caused a rollover a little further west.
Billions of dollars worth of drugs are produced everyday around the world, and of that, millions of dollars worth come to or through Amarillo, affecting your life even if you're not involved.
The death of a Roswell woman apparently has ties to the Panhandle region.
Amarillo police are on the lookout for a man who held a Texas Car Title & Payday Loan clerk at gunpoint, demanding the store be opened.
Advertising based businesses try to make it through the recession as circulation drops.
The Guymon Fire Department is receiving national recognition for having 100% participation in a seat belt pledge.
Local medical schools say they have a solution to ongoing critical nursing shortage in Texas.
All workers at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Borger will keep their job.
The Postal Service says it will offer early retirement to 150,000 workers, cut management staff and close six district offices.
Dallas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens received the 2009 Texan of the Year award Thursday night, recognized in part for an alternative energy plan.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Burglaries handled by th Amarillo Police Department from Friday, March 13th through Thursday, March 19th
An acrylic montage of images of lesser prairie chickens in various poses and habitats was selected as the winner of the 2009 High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival Poster Contest.
Cutting corners at the pharmacy might save you a few dollars, but you could be jeopardizing your health, yet more and more people are doing it everyday.
Some lawmakers are trying to water down the power the State Board of Education has over what's being taught in classrooms.
The perk of instant communication can also be its downfall. An email and text message circulating not only the Panhandle region but the entire country has set off alarm bells...
Local law enforcement want your help in finding a suspected car thief. As we open our Fugitive File, have a look at Brandon Scott Conner.
It is expected to be the worst agricultural season area producers have seen for years.
Scam artists are gearing up for another season of springtime scamming.
They're cheap and they look just like the real thing... But some counterfeit items could be putting your family in danger.
The food industry's private inspection system failed to catch filthy conditions at a peanut company blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak...
Guaranteeing health insurance for all Americans may cost about $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
President Barack Obama, facing considerable resistance in Washington to his budget and stimulus plans, is shifting into full-blown campaign mode.
Are you having trouble managing your finances? If so then Todd Dean, author of financial self help book More Money Than Month is here in Amarillo to help you get back on your feet.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
This is proclaimed to be the worst pollen season the Panhandle has seen in 15 years.
A spike in student population is expected in the Clovis School District during the next few years and some say a new middle school needs to be built immediately to accommodate the growth.
Federal safety officials are grounding 2,800 Bell helicopters in a search for improperly installed bearings that could cause the co-pilot controls to malfunction.
Fire heavily damaged the gymnasium in the old school building in Pringle on Wednesday morning.
Governor Richardson has signed legislation to repeal New Mexico's death penalty, calling it the most difficult decision in his political life.
The state Department of Health has licensed a nonprofit business to produce medical marijuana.
Curry county has instituted a ban on outdoor burning for at least the next 45 days.
Amarillo Firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday morning in the 700 block of South Manhattan Street.
See-through technology that stirred concerns about privacy of passengers scanned at airports has been adapted for less sensitive use by the Border Patrol.
Former President George W. Bush, who once famously called himself "The Decider," is writing a book about decisions.
A new dental technology may make the old way of doing dental repairs obsolete with a system that can save you both time and money.
In a stunning turn of events, an Austrian on trial for imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children pleaded guilty Wednesday to all charges against him-including homicide.
Every Drop Counts campaign looks to add new programs, and rebates.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Two billion dollars are available to police departments nationwide, and the Amarillo Police Department is applying for it's share of that money.
On Tuesday, March 17th Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield delivered the State of the City address for the City of Clovis
600,000 gallons of sewage is spilled after a main breaks in southeast Amarillo.
The GOP-led state Senate today passed a bill that would require Texans to produce a valid photo ID - or two alternatives - before being allowed to vote.
Troubled insurance giant American International Group paid bonuses of $1 million or more to 73 employees.
Since 2006 Amarillo crime scene investigators have been working to identity a man, whose head was found in a sanitation truck.
Dining and dashing.... It's costing Amarillo restaurants thousands of dollars every year. These days, more people than ever are leaving restaurants without paying their bill. We've all heard it before...