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AUSTIN, Texas — More than 1,000 homes have burned in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze close to Austin that's still raging out of control, officials said Tuesday.
BASTROP, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the wildfire burning in the central part of the state is "as mean looking" as he's ever seen.
IRVING, Texas — Not even cancer surgery can keep former NFL coach Buddy Ryan from being in the stands when his twin sons coach against each other Sunday night in the prime-time opener between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.
Amarillo, TX - Hunters in our area are being urged to report any dove they shoot wearing a bird bracelet. Although Texas has more dove hunters than any other state, it also has the lowest dove band recovery.
Pampa, Texas - Not everyone took the day off Monday. Many non-profit organizations in Pampa worked hard to raise money for their causes.
The people who help keep us safe received a thank you Monday for all of their hard work and dedication.
INDIAHOMA, Okla. - Fourteen homes have been evacuated near Indiahoma because of a flare-up of a large grass fire in the Wichita Mountains Wildfire Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma.
CLOVIS, N.M. - A piece of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center has arrived at Cannon Air Force Base.
DETROIT — President Barack Obama said Monday that congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create new jobs as he used a boisterous Labor Day rally to aim a partisan barb at the GOP.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Immigrant advocates are preparing a string of events and rallies this week aimed at convincing New Mexico state lawmaker not to change the state's law allowing suspected illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
HOUSTON - A two-week-old Houston-area boy has died after being mauled by the family dog.
Amarillo, Texas - A car rolls over several times on Interstate 40, sending one person to the hospital and blocking traffic for quite a while.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is previewing his ideas for job creation and economic growth at a Labor Day rally with union members in Detroit.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped steady rain Monday on the already soggy South, causing scattered flooding and power outages and forcing the evacuation of an apartment building in Mississippi's capital city.
BASTROP, Texas - Authorities say a wildfire burning southeast of Austin, Texas, has destroyed about 300 homes and is advancing unchecked through parched ranchland along a 16-mile front.
Amarillo, TX - A man has been booked into the Randall County Jail on a charge of possession of narcotics.
AMARILLO, TX - Horses from all around the world are not only bringing a good show to Amarillo, but a nice chunk of change.
Amarillo, Texas - Amarillo police say there has been a mix-up with this week's Fugitive File featuring a wanted sex offender. The mug shot released of the suspect is the wrong person.
Amarillo, TX - Thousands of people in our area may now have to go somewhere else for their health services.
Amarillo, Texas - There's an electric bill price hike headed your way. Starting next year, you'll pay about 12% more than you do now. For an average family, that's roughly $8 a month.
BERLIN, N.H. — The people inside a smoke-stained bingo hall are desperate for jobs. And Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential contender standing before them, says his business experience will help him save the nation's economy.
Amarillo, TX - A man has been arrested after allegedly burglarizing an Amarillo business.
AMARILLO, Texas - NASA officials have given 1 of its four space shuttle training aircrafts piloted by Amarillo native Rick Husband to a museum in his hometown.
DALLAS - The Texas Forest Service has responded to new wildfires in Montague and Kimble counties as hot, dry conditions prevail.
Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo man is in critical condition in the Lubbock Burn Unit after being burned in a house fire.
Amarillo, TX - Keeping area day care children safe during the day is more costly than a college education.
AMARILLO, TX - TxDOT hopes to soon start an upcoming project geared toward keeping area residents safe.
Amarillo, Texas - It's a new school year, but the same old problem- prescription drug abuse among Amarillo students. It's a battle turned stalemate.
More animals are being let loose as livestock owners struggle to feed them.
MIAMI - Hurricane Katia has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves across the Atlantic but forecasters say they expect it to strengthen again.
MCALLEN, Texas - State health officials are warning of at least 18 cases of mercury poisoning in South Texas that could be linked to a face cream sold in Mexico, but not approved for use in the United States.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Madeleine Pickens will receive an award for her contributions to the horse industry.
UBBOCK, Texas - More than four-fifths of Texas is in the worst drought stage, another record for the amount of parched land in the state as heat and lack of rain persist.
A Wellington man has been sentenced to 25 years after pleading guilty to a murder.
The speed limit change is just one of about 700 new state laws that take effect Thursday in Texas.
AMARILLO, TX - A program geared towards helping low income families buy a safe home to live in, is in need of more families to help.
Area farmers are seeing a new type of crime develop as the state continues to endure the drought.
United Way of Amarillo announced at a luncheon that they had exceeded this year's fundraising goal and announced the coming year's goal.
A Canyon man is sentenced to 35 years for murder.
Amarillo, TX - One man is treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in the 2800 block of Walnut Street.
Ground was broken Tuesday afternoon for a new 65-million-dollar high explosives pressing facility.
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, Texas - Wildfires sweeping through parts of drought-stricken Texas and Oklahoma have destroyed dozens of homes and forced hundreds of residents to evacuate.
Get ready to be angry all over again, Netflix subscribers. The price hike is effective Sept. 1.
Amarillo, Texas - A growing population of one group of veterans has sparked the need for more health care services.
Amarillo, TX - Cell phone use in school zones is now officially prohibited, and violators could face up to $200 in fines for each violation.
HOUSTON - Authorities have accused a Houston woman of getting an abortion for her adopted 12-year-old mentally disabled daughter in order to hide evidence of her son's alleged sexual assault of the girl.
LOS ANGELES - Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was in police custody after being arrested at a Southern California airport while waiting to board a flight to Atlanta
Clovis, NM- A ribbon cutting will be held in Clovis today to unveil a new walking trail. Goodwin Lake Trail is located on a popular area of land that many people have been unable to visit. The 32 acre
LOS ANGELES - An adult film performer has tested positive for HIV, causing porn producers to shut down shoots in Southern California as the diagnosis is confirmed through re-testing, according to an industry group.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Eight animal and plant species found nowhere but Texas may need rescuing from the state's largest springs if the blistering drought continues to diminish stream flows.
Amarillo, TX - A child involved in Friday's accident on Highway 287 and Mobley has died.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Residents in all 254 Texas counties will soon gear up for a now-annual feral hog killing contest.
Canyon, TX - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire at an apartment complex early Monday morning.
HIDALGO, Texas - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will host roundtable talks with local leaders, law enforcement and trade representatives at the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Five employees of a West Texas city have quit or retired after an investigation into city computers allegedly used to view pornography.
HOUSTON - A Texas prison official says polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is sedated but responsive despite failing to eat and drink enough since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage girls.
Amarillo, Texas - He's competing against fellow Texans Rick Perry and Ron Paul, but Jared Blankenship, an unknown in the political scene, is making strides in the race that are surprising even himself.
Amarillo, Texas - An altercation at an Amarillo bar sends one man to the hospital after he is stabbed in the chest.
HOUSTON - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after telling corrections officers he's fasted in the weeks since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage followers he took as spiritual brides, a prison official said.
Amarillo, TX - A homemade bomb was found at a South Amarillo home Sunday and police continue to investigate how it got there.
Hurricane Irene has led to the deaths of at least 35 people in 10 states
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New census figures show that New Mexico has the fifth-highest proportion of same-sex couples in the nation.
CLOVIS, N.M. - It costs so much to house people convicted of petty offenses in Curry County jails that county leaders are taking a more serious look at two alternatives - community service and the decriminalization of traffic offenses.
ROSHARON, Texas - Forty Texas prison inmates make up the state's first class of seminarians studying to become ministers under a new program operating totally behind prison walls.
SAN ANTONIO - Gov. Rick Perry says U.S. forces heading into combat must be led by American commanders, not multinational organizations.
AMARILLO, TX - A mailbox explosion in South Amarillo is under investigation.
AMARILLO, TX - Hundreds from all around the panhandle hit the pavement at Thompson Park Saturday morning all for a good cause.
HOUSTON - Triple-digit, record-breaking heat is smothering Texas and energy providers are asking for conservation as the state sweats in 1 of the hottest, driest summers ever.
New Yorkers aren't used to having to prepare for a hurricane. Lower Manhattan resident Priscilla Spencer gives us a look at how her neighborhood got ready on Saturday morning.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority implemented an unprecedented shutdown of its entire public transportation system, including the nation's largest subway system, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma wildlife officials say sightings of snakes are on the rise as the drought continues.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan rebels on Sunday rejected an offer by Moammar Gadhafi to negotiate and said they have captured the eastern town of Bin Jawwad, forcing regime loyalists to flee after days of fighting.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The former police chief of the small New Mexico border town of Columbus has pleaded guilty to federal charges he helped smuggle guns into Mexico.
ARLINGTON, Texas - A male fan fell on a stairwell near the home plate gate while leaving Rangers Ballpark.
Amarillo, TX - Two men were arrested Friday morning for burglary in South Amarillo.
Amarillo, TX - A playground equipment fire destroyed about $40,000 dollars worth of equipment and remains under investigation.
Amarillo, TX - An accident along highway 287 Friday afternoon critically injures four people.
Amarillo, Texas - Police are investigating an armed robbery, turned chase, turned attempted car jacking, turned traffic accident, in the I-40 and Grand area.
Amarillo, TX - A 22 year old motorcycle rider is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after suffering a crash early this morning.
A woman is dead and a man is hospitalized after a wreck on I-40.
Amarillo, TX - Police are asking for your help locating an Amarillo man wanted for aggravated robbery and burglary.
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage - repudiating his earlier comments that marriage rights should be left up to individual states.
President Obama's remarks on Hurricane Irene and the impact it will have on residents of the East Coast.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court has upheld a $5 entry fee for customers to strip clubs that serve alcohol.
LUBBOCK, Texas - An East Texas man with a prolific cattle rustling history spanning more than a decade has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for swindling bovines from a Mississippi rancher.
Amarillo, TX - Victims who were contaminated with salmonella three years ago will be paid for damages.
Amarillo, TX - You can help save lives by going by the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.
DALLAS - Eleven Texas cities have agreed to pay a total of nearly $1.7 million to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.
BUXTON, N.C. - Thousands were fleeing an exposed strip of coastal villages and beaches off North Carolina on Thursday as Irene approached, threatening to become the first major hurricane to hit the East Coast in seven years.
AUSTIN, Texas - Under a new state law, Texas parole officials can soon begin deporting some of the 11,000 foreign citizens who are incarcerated in state prisons.
Patients suffering from a long-term illness may soon be able to receive benefits that had previously been denied by health insurance.
Amarillo, Texas - We have been flooded with more questions you would like U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry to answer, after yesterday's live in-studio interview.
OKLAHOMA, TX - Oklahoma schools are starting the academic year off at a standstill when it comes to educating many children.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas attorney general's says it has recovered $24 million from a pharmaceutical company that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients.
A 23-year old Miami man charged with the murder of his girlfriend's daughter was found dead in Ottawa County Jail.
SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico state legislators are asking a judge to stop Gov. Susana Martinez's administration from trying to verify whether immigrants who received a driver's license are still residents of the state.
WHEELER, Texas - A West Texas rodeo worker has died after horses he was tending turned around and stampeded over him.
BELEN, N.M. - Arnold Schwarzenegger will be making his movie comeback in New Mexico.
MCALLEN, Texas - A South Texas bar owner has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking of minors.
TRIPOLI, Libya - Scattered battles flared Wednesday across the Libyan capital, with pro-regime snipers cutting off the road to Tripoli's airport while other loyalist fighters launched repeated attacks on Moammar's Gadhafi's captured private compound.
Amarillo, TX - After nearly two hours of public input about Amarillo's downtown plan, the Amarillo City Commission voted yes 5-0 for the revitalization.
AMARILLO, TX - Many children in Amarillo are beginning the school year unprepared. Dozens of refugee children new to Amarillo and the United States are going to class without school supplies.
Amarillo, Texas - The massive pipeline break in Carson County is now fixed.
Amarillo police need your help finding information in an unsolved homicide.
Amarillo police are looking for the suspect who attempted to rob The Super 8 Motel on Lakeview early Tuesday morning.
Amarillo, Texas - A bomb scare in Downtown Amarillo Monday evening turned out to be nothing dangerous.
FLORENCE, S.C. - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's timing was good for delivering a jobs message to South Carolina's Republican primary voters.
DALLAS - In one fast-growing Texas district, two new schools will sit empty this year because there's no money for teachers
Texas reportedly has the most head lice cases in the United States and with classrooms filling up officials say children may come home with more than homework.
Amarillo, TX - Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in finding a woman wanted out of Potter County.
OCHILTREE COUNTY, TX - There were no injuries in a fiery plane crash Wednesday afternoon.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing a gas station company of diluting medium- and premium-grade fuel with regular unleaded.
The Amarillo Police Department is urging drivers to be safe this Labor Day holiday.
United way of Amarillo and Canyon's 211 Texas will be distributing donated fans and air conditioners due to the hot temperatures in the area.
New businesses in Texas will soon be able to access millions of dollars in financing.
Two Las Vegas residents have been booked into the Carson County jail.
AMARILLO, TX - More Amarillo residents continue to be frustrated as people dump trash in their neighborhood.
Amarillo, TX - The extreme drought is prompting Amarillo city officials to change our water plans.
WASHINGTON - Seeking to jolt the economy, President Barack Obama will propose new ideas to create jobs and help the struggling poor and middle class in a major speech after Labor Day.
Amarillo, Texas - The cost of your prescription could be going up. The worst-ever drug shortage in U.S. history is to blame for much of the price-gouging.
NEW YORK - Wells Fargo plans to test a $3 monthly fee for its debit cards starting this fall.
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa police arrested an expelled student after thwarting what they called a "catastrophic" plot to set off a bomb at his former high school.
LAREDO, Texas - Federal officials say the next phase in the joint U.S.-Mexico fight against transnational drug cartels will for the first time focus on training and equipping Mexican police at the state and local level.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas parole board has started removing the sex offender status from thousands of parolees who've never been convicted of a sex crime.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Only four states rank lower than New Mexico in this year's Kids Count ranking of child well-being.
Some colorful comments from Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry.
AMARILLO, TX - This school year, most of your children will start taking much more rigorous standardized tests.
Amarillo, Texas - Amarillo ISD paid more than $1 million dollars for it's water during their 2010-2011 fiscal year.
Medication patches pose a serious risk to children when they are not properly disposed of.
Amarillo's downtown revitalization plan has now been recommended to the Amarillo City Commission.
Tulia, TX - Preliminary autopsy results are in for the elderly woman found murdered in her Tulia home.
AUSTIN, Texas - The manager of the electricity grid in Texas says four inactive natural gas units will be brought online for emergency use through October as the state battles extreme heat and drought.
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NEW YORK - Rick Perry has the book world's attention.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police are crediting an alert neighbor with saving a 6-year-old girl from a man who snatched her and shoved her into a van as she walked home.
NEW ORLEANS — A man accused of decapitating his disabled 7-year-old son has been assigned a lawyer experienced in death-penalty cases.
An area woman has died in a fatal crash in Gray County.
Amarillo, Texas - More people than ever are taking antidepressants without any psychological diagnosis and it may lead to them not getting the help they need.
AMARILLO, TX - Garbage dumped in Hamlet's Amarillo neighborhood is being deemed dangerous.
Tulia, Texas - Authorities in Tulia are investigating a murder.
Amarillo, TX - A vehicle was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Wolfin this weekend. But it wasn't just any car, it was highly collectible 1969 white and gold Hurst Olds convertible.
Hartley, Texas - The victim in an assault case in Hartley County is arrested in El Paso and is suspected in a separate crime.
Amarillo, TX - You have the opportunity to get some help with your children school supplies for next week.
SANTA FE, N.M. - Gov. Susana Martinez is calling the Legislature back to work in a special session starting Sept. 6.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Gov. Rick Perry contended Monday he has the best economic record and executive experience in government of any Republican presidential candidate.
Amarillo, Texas - A man breaks into a hotel room and assaults another man with a knife while he is sleeping.
THIBODAUX, La. - A Louisiana man is accused of decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son and leaving the boy's head near the street so the child's mother would see it — a killing that brought seasoned police officers to tears, authorities said Monday.
Amarillo, Texas - A gas leak had many Amarillo residents concerned Sunday, after a traffic accident ruptured a pipe.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Only 2 of New Mexico's five congressman and senators are planning to hold the traditional summer forums for constituent feedback.
WEATHERFORD, Texas - Authorities in North Texas say criminal charges are pending in a case where nine horses died without water in triple-digit heat.
Amarillo, Texas - Facebook and phone book all in one...it's a feature that has many worried about their privacy.
Amarillo, Texas - With Rick Perry set to enter the Presidential race on Saturday, the question many are asking is: Can he actually win?
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is praising a federal court ruling that part of the federal health care plan is unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON - Honda is recalling about 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. to update the software on the automatic transmission to decrease the possibility of transmission damage.
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