Information on drought conditions in the Texas Panhandle
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Amarillo, Texas - Several Amarillo businesses were threatened Saturday when a grass fire broke out around 9:40am.
Amarillo, Texas - A massive undercover drug bust in Amarillo lands 11 suspects in jail. Amarillo police say they conducted several stings this week at multiple locations throughout the city.
AMARILLO, TX - The city of Amarillo is urging parents tonight to seek help in feeding their children over the next couple months.
Amarillo, Texas - More than 4,000 World War II veterans are in the Texas Panhandle, plus countless other veterans of other wars. Today many of them gathered in Amarillo at the America Supports You Texas barbecue.
Germs may be good for your children.
Apple has been hit by hackers.
Graphic new cigarette warning labels may already be doing their job.
There's more bad news for diet soda drinkers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss.
Click here for more information on the Amarillo Parks & Recreation Summer Lunch Program
Nara Visa, NM - Police in New Mexico continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Nara Visa.
Oldham County, TX- A Nevada woman and Oklahoma man are killed in a fatal accident in Oldham County on Interstate 40.
Fox News' political Twitter account is the latest victim of a cyber attack, and this time the President was a target as well.
Amarillo, TX - Despite last night's rain that many in the area received, fireworks and burn bans remain in place this fourth of July.
FORT STOCKTON, Texas — A two-vehicle crash has left three people dead and four injured.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Monday in the Casey Anthony murder trial after hearing prosecutors argue the woman killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee because the toddler interrupted her carefree partying and love life.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John Cornyn says it would be irresponsible for President Barack Obama to present a last-minute proposal in the budget debate.
Amarillo, Texas - The countless wildfires this year have left many people in the Texas Panhandle with nothing and now an area baseball team is pitching in. They need your help filling a trailer full with supplies this weekend, in an effort to help area wildfire victims.
Officials continue to monitor waterways in our area to ensure everyone out enjoying local lakes are safe.
Amarillo, Texas - A triple-vehicle accident shuts down the loop for quite a while Sunday.
Amarillo, Texas - Protective orders that stop an abuser from hurting, threatening or harassing a person will soon include their pets.
Laredo, Texas - Texas DPS is issuing a travel warning to stay away from the Laredo border town of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Amarillo, Texas - There are big changes on the roads this weekend as well... Texas is leading the way with America's first ever state-wide "no-refusal" weekend.
Amarillo, Texas - If you're headed to the lake for the holiday weekend, some brand new Texas boating laws may mean a few changes in your plans.
AMARILLO, TX - Some area families suffering during the heat wave are finally feeling relief. Kristina Castlebury can finally turn up her air conditioner after it being broken for nearly a week.
AMARILLO---An Amarillo attorney tells NewsChannel 10, there is much more work to be done following the compensation of a texas man wrongfully imprisoned for murder. Thursday, Anthony Graves received
Amarillo, Texas - You can expect some delays if you are driving near SW 34th and the Canyon E-way this weekend.
Canyon, Texas - People from all across America are making the trip to Canyon for the 4th of July weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say they have approved a new inhaler medicine from Novartis Pharmaceuticals for people suffering from a chronic lung disease.
NEW YORK (AP) — The memories of a thrilling NBA season might have to last for a while. There's no telling when basketball will be back.
LUBBOCK, Texas — A father accused of abandoning his 4-year-old son along a rural West Texas highway in the middle of the night was charged Thursday with attempted capital murder, prosecutors said.
Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo man is booked in Potter County jail after a foot chase with police officers and resisting arrest.
Stinnett, TX - An early morning truck fire leaves a man with second degree burns and Stinnett police need your help finding the person who started the fire.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The judge in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony unexpectedly called an indefinite recess Friday morning so the defense could take depositions of witnesses the prosecution plans to call during its rebuttal case.
Amarillo, TX - A man left in critical condition after a motorcycle accident in Amarillo has died.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to undergo minor surgery, a procedure that was scheduled months ago.
NEW YORK — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn walked out of court without bail and free from house arrest Friday after prosecutors said an extensive background investigation of the hotel housekeeper accusing him of sexual assault gave them pause.
SAN MARCOS, Texas — Authorities say 11 passengers have been injured after a charter bus rolled over on an interstate in south central Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas — A reproductive rights group wants a federal judge in Texas to block a new state law requiring doctors to conduct a sonogram before an abortion.
Amarillo, Texas - You and your pets could be in danger because of several rabies cases in the area. Prevention is the key to protection.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs your help finding a man they say stole a 2011 GMC truck.
Amarillo, TX - A man convicted of more than 20 federal charges has committed suicide.
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man imprisoned for nearly two decades for the killings of a grandmother and five children that he didn't commit will receive $1.4 million in compensation after Gov. Rick Perry signed a law with a provision specifically addressing his case.
Some old fast food favorites are getting low marks in a new survey by Consumer Reports.
Toyota is recalling more than 82,000 hybrid SUVs due to computer boards with possible faulty wiring.
There was another blow today for the makers of the cancer drug Avastin.
The ongoing drought has led to a record number of cattle being sold at the nation's largest cattle market.
Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo man wanted on a Potter County warrant for probation violation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is in custody.
Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo man pleads guilty to dog fighting after police arrested him last month.
Five cases of rabies in skunks have been reported in Potter County.
We have a follow-up on the reported tuberculosis cases found at the JBS Swift Meatpacking Plant in Cactus.
PLANO — Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. filed a lawsuit against one of its bottlers Tuesday over what it says are license agreement violations.
HOUSTON — Retail gasoline prices in Texas have tumbled 8 cents as travelers prepare for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
AUSTIN, TEXAS - The Texas Legislature's special session wrapped-up Wednesday afternoon without passing two key bills Governor Rick Perry wanted.
Amarillo, Texas - Your help is needed identifying two suspects who police say attacked an off-duty DPS trooper in Amarillo last week.
Area water usage, conservation tips, lawn and landscaping, and contact information
Amarillo College has developed a balanced budget proposal, even though they will receive $8.5 million less in state funding than originally allocated.
Your appearance at work may matter more than you think.
Your smartphone may soon be able to tell how you're feeling.
News Corp. is hoping to part with the struggling social network site, MySpace, this week.
You may want to grab some sunscreen before you set out on a summer road trip.
New Mexico - President of Mesalands Community College, Dr. Phillip Barry is retiring.
A Consumer Reports investigation finds drug labels are sometimes missing key safety warnings.
More than 60,000 bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength caplets are being recalled.
Amarillo National Bank is warning its customers of a possible phishing email scam going around right now.
BROWNVSILLE — A South Texas toddler has died after possibly drinking gasoline from a lawn mower.
SWEETWATER, Texas — A 4-year-old boy who police say was dumped from his car "like a bag of garbage" by his father along a West Texas interstate highway is in state custody a day after he was found by a passing motorist.
All criminal convictions have been tossed out against the leader of The Lord Our Righteousness Church in Union County.
A wildfire burning near Los Alamos, New Mexico is 3 percent contained this afternoon.
The Department of Public Safety is asking Texans to help prevent wildfires this July 4th holiday.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House will get a chance to vote on a bill to criminalize invasive pat-downs at airports on Wednesday. But the bill faces an uphill battle to get final passage.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A record 235 Texas counties have outdoor burn bans as the state continues to suffer from drought.
AUSTIN, Texas — When the Texas Legislature's special session began, Republican majorities in the House and Senate warned Democrats they wouldn't be able to stop an immigration enforcement bill that had sparked one of the toughest partisan fights of the year.
AMARILLO, TEXAS - The Texas Medical Board has decided not to take disciplinary action against a disgraced former High Plains medical examiner.
AMARILLO, TX - New, stricter regulations on the manufacturing sale and re-sale of cribs are being implemented by the federal government to ensure babies are safe.
Amarillo, TX - Dozens of families are without homes after massive wildfires in the Panhandle the last several months.
Amarillo, Texas - There are now voluntary water restrictions in place in Amarillo.
The Coffee Memorial Blood Center needs your help this summer.
Apple has reportedly filed a patent on technology that prohibits users from filming a concert or sporting event on an iPhone.
The job market is reportedly getting brutal for veterans.
Researchers may have found a way to prevent gray hair.
The FDA is reviewing research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes.
Today, the FDA began two days of hearings on the world's best selling cancer drug Avastin.
As the temperatures continue to rise, many parents choose to let their children cool off in a portable pool...
Texas is set to become the latest and largest state to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.
Fire crews are investigating a house fire in Amarillo.
The cause of an early morning grassfire in North Amarillo is under investigation.
Doctors are ordering blood transfusions for patients who may not really need them.
Linda Verduzzo is staying at Amarillo's Ronald McDonald House while her five-year-old son, Ceaser, undergoes treatment for mental issues. "I'm blessed to be in this place, and I'm thankful," she said.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has passed a bill to formalize a $4 billion cut to public education and direct how it will be spread across school districts.
The disaster declaration in 213 Texas counties for drought will also apply to Oklahoma panhandle counties.
Amarillo, Texas - As more and more people line up to get help beating the heat, many of them are having to be turned away.
AMARILLO, TX - Some neighbors in Amarillo's Olsen neighborhood are in an uproar following the discovery of slaughtered farm animals in a home's dumpster.
Dozens of transformers had to be replaced after extreme heat this weekend.
There's good news for drivers planning to hit the road this holiday weekend.
CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been convicted of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.
The Palisades Fire Department is closer to getting a new brush firetruck after a weekend fundraiser.
The government is taking a closer look at companies that run many school cafeterias across the country.
Being slim apparently does not necessarily mean you will have a lower risk of heart disease.
If your child has trouble sleeping, TV may be to blame.
Landowners in Potter or Randall counties affected by the recent wildfires can learn how to restore their land tomorrow.
PRESTON, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a 42-year-old man from Texas has drowned on the Red River near the Lake Texoma Dam.
A federal judge in April refused Home Depot Inc.'s bid to toss a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the Atlanta-based company.
DALLAS — Hospitals, universities and research centers are among the 100 facilities in Dallas that are licensed to handle low-level radioactive materials.
Primary care doctors are in short supply and getting an appointment with one may not be as easy as it once was.
There could soon be a ban on junk food and fast food advertisements to help fight obesity among young people.
HOUSTON — AAA Texas is predicting less traffic for the Fourth of July holiday period as high gasoline prices impact travel plans.
DALLAS — A 39-year-old Texas man has been declared innocent of a sexual assault for which he spent five years in prison a decade ago.
AUSTIN, Texas — After failing to make quorum two days last week, the Texas House is expected to finally get back to work Monday — and will have a very full plate of legislation to sort through.
Canyon, TX- A Sunday morning house fire kills one man in Canyon.
Amarillo, Texas - Power is back on in some parts of southwest Amarillo, but others are still waiting.
DALLAS (AP) - Radioactive waste is a lot closer to your front door than some desert in the West.
DALLAS (AP) - The toll in homes destroyed was only part of the devastation wrought by a pair of East and Southeast Texas wildfires last week.
Amarillo, Texas - Area summer camps are bringing in thousands of kids and thousands of dollars.
Bushland, TX - An afternoon grass fire in Bushland may have been an act of arson. Around 2pm, Potter County firefighters responded to this fire at the corner of Bezner and Blessen road in Bushland. A
Texas - With the special session almost coming to an end, one area lawmaker is hoping a bill he helped author gets approved. If it passes it would change the way some Texas cities enforce immigration laws.
Borger, TX - A capital murder indictment is handed down for a man accused of killing an elderly Borger woman.
NEW YORK – The best way to celebrate Peter Falk's life is to savor how Columbo, his signature character, fortified our lives.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The former president of the University of New Mexico has been arrested, accused of helping run an online prostitution ring through a website that recruited clients and prostitutes.
Amarillo, Texas - Thousands of area children need some help putting their best foot forward. There is a renewed effort to give needy kids new shoes.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico man who skipped town before he could be sentenced on more than a dozen counts related to child pornography has been captured in Minnesota.
SAN ANTONIO — Gov. Rick Perry received a tepid response when he addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Thursday.
Amarillo, TX - Two homes are destroyed and four others are damaged after a fire in the Willow Creek area just north of Amarillo Thursday.
AMARILLO, TEXAS - We now know just how deep the budget cuts will be for Amarillo Independent School District and what they plan to do about it.
Sunray, TX -The city of Sunray is experiencing mechanical difficulties with their water system.
New fire restrictions went into effect today for New Mexico.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House is set to debate a statewide ban of so-called "intrusive" airport security pat-downs.
NewsChannel 10 RANDALL COUNTY--- The dangerous wildfire season is hurting ranchers on a scale they haven't felt. Mike Kuhlman grew up ranching, he says in 61 years, he's never seen a problem like this.
Amarillo, TX - 48 year old Dane Robert Hagan is indicted by a Randall County Grand Jury on ten counts of possession of child pornography.
Amarillo, TX- An Amarillo man is indicted for murder after police say he ran a man over earlier this year.
Faith City Mission, a place where those in need can go for a meal, is running out of food.
Amarillo, TX - Two people are awaiting trial after police say one of them attempted to sell stolen property on craigslist.
Pampa, TX - Pampa police are looking for a man they say committed assault causing serious bodily injury.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas House Republicans are fighting among themselves over abortion language contained within a major, omnibus health care reform bill - a clash that has delayed the measure and could even ultimately derail it as a special legislative session runs short on time.
SAN ANTONIO - Gov. Rick Perry touted his record of appointing Hispanics at a convention of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
HOUSTON - Retail gasoline prices have declined 5 cents this week across Texas.
PLAINVIEW, Texas (AP) - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens and a West Texas water supplier are set to sign a $103 million deal for water rights in a region enduring the worst drought in decades.
Texas - The Department of Public Safety is sending out a warning on the latest scam happening in the state.
PAMPA, TEXAS - Nowadays Ricky Nichols spends a lot of time with the kids out in his new backyard at the Hampton Village low income housing development on Alcock street in Pampa. over here
BOSTON – Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was captured near Los Angeles after 16 years on the run that embarrassed the FBI and exposed the bureau's corrupt relationship with its underworld informants.
Amarillo is moving up the list of cities in the United States when it comes to economic strength.
For the first time, non-Hispanic white children make up the minority of babies born in the country.
State higher education regents have approved tuition and mandatory fee increases for Oklahoma's public colleges and universities.
After several months of using a Volt and a Leaf as his sole family transport, this reviewer has a better understanding of how both cars perform.
NewsChannel 10 AMARILLO--- The owner of an Amarillo bar is murdered inside her own home. Decades later, police have yet to make an arrest. In the early morning hours of July 11th, 1992, Amarillo fire
Amarillo, TX - Because of the intense heat wave in the Texas panhandle, Amarillo's Animal Control is seeing more complaints of animal neglect.
Amarillo, Texas - Day two of the United States v. Tommy Lee Buckley trial finished this afternoon. Buckley is an Amarillo man who says he holds $33 trillion in assets that belonged to Saddam Hussein.
Amarillo, TX - A Potter County jury returned a guilty verdict Wednesday in the trial of Nelson Walter Myers. The 49 year old was found guilty on one count of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact.
Amarillo, TX - Officials are increasing their patrols across the area to ensure arsonists are not causing fires.
WASHINGTON – Pulling home the Americans he sent to war, President Barack Obama plans to announce Wednesday night the withdrawal of more than 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by the November 2012 election.
WASHINGTON – The government has made a change in its policy for patting down young children at airport checkpoints, and more are promised.
Amarillo, TX - Amarillo police need your help solving a robbery that resulted in a man getting a broken jaw.
Austin is opening doors for many young professionals. It was recently ranked number one in job opportunities for young adults.
University of Texas medical schools are planning to change their programs in order to put students on a faster track to getting their degree.
Dumas, Texas - Your help is needed with information on an alleged Sexual Assault in Dumas.
AMARILLO, TEXAS - A kid's water gun is about the only moisture Vanessa Robinson's grass has seen lately.
Water Wasters is making a comeback
AMARILLO TX - One in five cancer deaths is sparked by tobacco, the federal government is hoping to reduce those deaths.
Texas - A girl is dead and the rest of her family severely injured after their car rolls several times west of Claude on Highway 287.
Amarillo, Texas - "Sexting" among teens is on the rise, but Governor Perry has made a move that may surprise you.
Austin, TX- Texas and the feds continue a battle over whether an airport pat-down should be criminalized. Governor Rick Perry is urging lawmakers in the house to pass House Bill 41 which would criminalize
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Firefighters have nearly contained a wildfire burning along the New Mexico-Colorado border, while other crews are struggling to slow a blaze north of Santa Fe.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman joined the Republican presidential contest on Tuesday, pledging to run a civil campaign and claiming that he and President Barack Obama both love the United States but have different visions of its future.
During the first three days of the Amarillo Firework Amnesty program, 21 requests have been processed.
STONEHAM, Texas (AP) - The state is seeking federal help in fighting wildfires that have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate and blackened tens of thousands of acres in forested East Texas.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth police had answered domestic disturbance calls at a home where a man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and her friend, then took his own life.
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — As if Arizona's immigration debate wasn't already hot, Sen. John McCain has ignited a barrage of criticism by saying that there is "substantial evidence" that illegal immigrants are partly responsible for wildfires in the state.
Amarillo, Texas - In heat like we've seen lately, the last thing anyone wants is for their air conditioning to go out, but it's happening all over Amarillo.
PORTALES, NM - The recent murder sentencing of a Portales child is being deemed not harsh enough.
Austin, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety says during their 72-hour crackdown on commercial vehicles in Texas resulted in 26% of the inspected vehicles pulled from Texas highways.
Amarillo, Texas - The construction of a new wind farm near Wildorado is underway, but a major challenge is slowing things down. The problem for the Golden Spread Panhandle Wind Ranch project, is the wind.
The price of beef may soon be rising as more and more cattle ranchers are selling their herds because of the extreme drought.
CHICAGO – Food allergies affect about one in 13 U.S. children, double the latest government estimate, a new study suggests.
DALLAS (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law a measure that gives the state's teachers more access to criminal information about their students.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Fireworks, open fires and smoking are being banned on New Mexico's state trust land until further notice.
"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, who along with his castmates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34.
HOUSTON – Texas is now the first state with a law requiring drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals they use when extracting oil and gas from dense rock formations.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of female employees in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation's biggest companies.
PHOENIX — Lighter winds should give firefighters in southern Arizona a break Monday after a weekend in which thousands of residents fled their homes as powerful winds pushed the flames across roads and containment lines and toward populated areas.
AUSTIN (AP) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry vetoed 23 bills Friday, including legislation that would have outlawed sending or reading text messages while driving
NEW ORLEANS – A candidate in waiting, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is elbowing the Republicans already in the 2012 presidential race as he courts party activists, operatives and donors still shopping for someone to back against President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON – Subsidies for ethanol are being put to the test again in the Senate Thursday, as budget cutters try to demonstrate a growing appetite in Congress to end special interest tax breaks to help reduce government borrowing.
The Obama Administration is keeping the National Guard on the U.S.-Mexico border for at least another three months where the soldiers support the Border Patrol by watching for people sneaking across the border.
Amarillo, TX - The cause of a grassfire south of Amarillo remains under investigation today.