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  • Deputies: North Texas mother puts toddler in oven

    Deputies: North Texas mother puts toddler in oven

    Sunday, March 20 2016 10:06 AM EDT2016-03-20 14:06:46 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2016 11:35 AM EDT2016-03-21 15:35:49 GMT
    Source:FacebookSource:Facebook

    A Somervell county mother was arrested earlier this week after police say she did the unthinkable. According to deputies, 35-year-old Tasha Shontell Hatcher, of Glen Rose, put her two-year-old child in a heated oven.

    A Somervell county mother was arrested earlier this week after police say she did the unthinkable. According to deputies, 35-year-old Tasha Shontell Hatcher, of Glen Rose, put her two-year-old child in a heated oven.

  • Potter Co. Deputies find $180,000 of marijuana during traffic stop

    Potter Co. Deputies find $180,000 of marijuana during traffic stop

    Thursday, March 24 2016 11:31 AM EDT2016-03-24 15:31:12 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:14 GMT

    POTTER COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - A Missouri man is now behind bars after a Potter County Sheriff's Deputy reported finding pounds of marijuana in his car.

    POTTER COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - A Missouri man is now behind bars after a Potter County Sheriff's Deputy reported finding pounds of marijuana in his car.

  • Affiliated baseball is better for Amarillo, consultants say

    Affiliated baseball is better for Amarillo, consultants say

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 8:51 PM EDT2016-03-24 00:51:35 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:13 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Consultants stressed to the Local Government Corporation Wednesday that bringing a Double-A baseball team to Amarillo is a better choice for the city's economy.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Consultants stressed to the Local Government Corporation Wednesday that bringing a Double-A baseball team to Amarillo is a better choice for the city's economy.

  • Fatal crash in Gray County

    Fatal crash in Gray County

    Sunday, March 27 2016 11:40 PM EDT2016-03-28 03:40:34 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:41 GMT

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to a vehicle versus Pedestrian crash early Sunday morning in Gray County resulting in the death of one person. 

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to a vehicle versus Pedestrian crash early Sunday morning in Gray County resulting in the death of one person. 

  • BluePrint work group to address youth athletic programs

    BluePrint work group to address youth athletic programs

    Sunday, March 20 2016 10:35 PM EDT2016-03-21 02:35:31 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:41 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A series of public meetings are scheduled in the coming weeks to evaluate current youth athletic programs as part of the BluePrint for Amarillo, which outlines City Council priorities and City Manager initiatives. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A series of public meetings are scheduled in the coming weeks to evaluate current youth athletic programs as part of the BluePrint for Amarillo, which outlines City Council priorities and City Manager initiatives. 

  • Home repairs funds available through USDA Rural Development

    Home repairs funds available through USDA Rural Development

    Sunday, March 6 2016 8:06 PM EST2016-03-07 01:06:42 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:39 GMT
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    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Department of Agriculture is providing low interest loans for folks wanting to repair their home in rural areas.  

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Department of Agriculture is providing low interest loans for folks wanting to repair their home in rural areas.  

  • DPS urges extra caution with recreational vehicles

    DPS urges extra caution with recreational vehicles

    Sunday, March 6 2016 7:44 PM EST2016-03-07 00:44:15 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:39 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -  As we approach spring and summer, the Department of Public Safety is urging you to use extra caution when using recreational vehicles.  

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -  As we approach spring and summer, the Department of Public Safety is urging you to use extra caution when using recreational vehicles.  

  • APD investigates fatal accident

    APD investigates fatal accident

    Sunday, March 6 2016 3:42 PM EST2016-03-06 20:42:06 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:19 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:19:39 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Police are investigating a deadly crash from early Sunday morning.  

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Police are investigating a deadly crash from early Sunday morning.  

  • 'Sticker shock' sends city scurrying from courthouse

    'Sticker shock' sends city scurrying from courthouse

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 5:43 PM EST2016-03-08 22:43:40 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 1:52 PM EDT2016-04-13 17:52:26 GMT

    Canyon City Manager Randy Criswell's dream of relocating his office into the 1909 Randall County Courthouse building in the middle of the courthouse square is flickering ... but it's not dead.

    Canyon City Manager Randy Criswell's dream of relocating his office into the 1909 Randall County Courthouse building in the middle of the courthouse square is flickering ... but it's not dead.

  • James Paul Pays It Forward

    James Paul Pays It Forward

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 6:22 AM EDT2016-03-30 10:22:47 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 12:21 PM EDT2016-03-30 16:21:16 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker James on a sunny, cold and breezy morning in Amarillo.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker James on a sunny, cold and breezy morning in Amarillo.

  • Mother chases off suspect with hatchet

    Mother chases off suspect with hatchet

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 11:35 PM EDT2016-03-30 03:35:13 GMT
    Tuesday, March 29 2016 11:35 PM EDT2016-03-30 03:35:13 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The woman who threatened a man who broke inside her apartment while he was running from Lawton police Monday says she went into 'Mama Bear Mode' after she found him in her daughter's room.

    The woman who threatened a man who broke inside her apartment while he was running from Lawton police Monday says she went into 'Mama Bear Mode' after she found him in her daughter's room.

  • Two fires sparked overnight in Amarillo neighborhoods

    Two fires sparked overnight in Amarillo neighborhoods

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 6:39 AM EDT2016-03-29 10:39:51 GMT
    Tuesday, March 29 2016 7:48 AM EDT2016-03-29 11:48:22 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Two fires sparked overnight in Amarillo neighborhoods.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Two fires sparked overnight in Amarillo neighborhoods.

  • APD SWAT blocks off I-40 & Paramount Motel 6, 1 man in custody

    APD SWAT blocks off I-40 & Paramount Motel 6, 1 man in custody

    Friday, March 25 2016 9:27 AM EDT2016-03-25 13:27:11 GMT
    Source: Chris McConnellSource: Chris McConnell

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police now have the Motel 6 near I-40 and Paramount secured after a SWAT situation occurred early Friday morning.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police now have the Motel 6 near I-40 and Paramount secured after a SWAT situation occurred early Friday morning.

  • Continuing Coverage: Wildfire Updates

    Continuing Coverage: Wildfire Updates

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 2:05 PM EDT2016-03-23 18:05:08 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 5:49 PM EDT2016-03-24 21:49:24 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (Thursday, March 24) - Wildfires spread throughout the panhandle yesterday and crews are still working to keep residents safe. Keep track of the latest updates on this page. 

    AMARILLO, TX (Thursday, March 24) - Wildfires spread throughout the panhandle yesterday and crews are still working to keep residents safe. Keep track of the latest updates on this page. 

  • Fugitive File: Colby Lynn Wright

    Fugitive File: Colby Lynn Wright

    Thursday, March 24 2016 11:48 AM EDT2016-03-24 15:48:52 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2016 11:51 AM EDT2016-03-24 15:51:19 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs your help locating this week's fugitive. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs your help locating this week's fugitive. 

  • Pampa given 'all clear'

    Pampa given 'all clear'

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 5:53 PM EDT2016-03-23 21:53:29 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 9:16 PM EDT2016-03-24 01:16:54 GMT
    Smoke filled much of Pampa Wednesday. The city's Wal-Mart was evacuated as a precautionary measure / Source: Brooklyn Jade KerleeSmoke filled much of Pampa Wednesday. The city's Wal-Mart was evacuated as a precautionary measure / Source: Brooklyn Jade Kerlee

    Emergency officials lifted evacuation orders in Pampa Wednesday evening.

    Emergency officials lifted evacuation orders in Pampa Wednesday evening.

  • Two Randall County homes destroyed

    Two Randall County homes destroyed

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 1:15 PM EDT2016-03-23 17:15:29 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Randall County fire crews are battling blazes in two locations south of town as residents are under evacuation. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Randall County fire crews are battling blazes in two locations south of town as residents are under evacuation. 

  • State HWY 207 in Carson County between Hutchinson County Line to FM 2385 has reopened

    State HWY 207 in Carson County between Hutchinson County Line to FM 2385 has reopened

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 12:25 PM EDT2016-03-23 16:25:44 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 1:44 PM EDT2016-03-23 17:44:45 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - State Highway 207 in Carson County is closed in both directions between the Hutchinson County Line to FM 2385 due to a wildfire.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - State Highway 207 in Carson County is closed in both directions between the Hutchinson County Line to FM 2385 due to a wildfire.

  • Genie Woodard Pays It Forward

    Genie Woodard Pays It Forward

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 6:54 AM EDT2016-03-23 10:54:03 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker Genie on a breezy morning in Amarillo. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker Genie on a breezy morning in Amarillo. 

  • Amarillo Fire Department investigating cause of an overnight structure fire

    Amarillo Fire Department investigating cause of an overnight structure fire

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 6:14 AM EDT2016-03-22 10:14:59 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2016 8:46 PM EDT2016-03-23 00:46:28 GMT

    The Amarillo Fire Department is investigating the cause of an overnight structure fire.

    The Amarillo Fire Department is investigating the cause of an overnight structure fire.

  • Police continue to investigate weekend wreck

    Police continue to investigate weekend wreck

    Monday, March 21 2016 11:53 AM EDT2016-03-21 15:53:35 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2016 12:36 PM EDT2016-03-21 16:36:40 GMT

    An Amarillo driver was seriously injured in a wreck in north Amarillo Saturday morning.

    An Amarillo driver was seriously injured in a wreck in north Amarillo Saturday morning.

  • Weekend bust nets over $1 million in drugs

    Weekend bust nets over $1 million in drugs

    Monday, March 21 2016 11:24 AM EDT2016-03-21 15:24:33 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2016 11:31 AM EDT2016-03-21 15:31:46 GMT

    Texas state troopers on Saturday uncovered several pounds of drugs in a traffic stop along I-40.

    Texas state troopers on Saturday uncovered several pounds of drugs in a traffic stop along I-40.

  • UPDATE: Two shot at Amarillo pool hall

    UPDATE: Two shot at Amarillo pool hall

    Friday, March 18 2016 2:55 PM EDT2016-03-18 18:55:38 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2016 2:55 PM EDT2016-03-18 18:55:38 GMT

    UPDATE: Amarillo police now know the motive behind Monday night's pool hall shooting. Reports show the suspect previously dated the woman who was shot in both arms and her hip.

    Reports show the suspect previously dated the woman who was shot in both arms and her hip.

  • Medical students look forward to 'Match Day' ceremony

    Medical students look forward to 'Match Day' ceremony

    Friday, March 18 2016 9:40 AM EDT2016-03-18 13:40:25 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Medical students all across the United States will take part in the 32nd Annual Match Day, Friday morning. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Medical students all across the United States will take part in the 32nd Annual Match Day, Friday morning. 

  • Meet Amarillo's newest meteorologist

    Meet Amarillo's newest meteorologist

    Thursday, March 17 2016 5:10 PM EDT2016-03-17 21:10:28 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2016 5:10 PM EDT2016-03-17 21:10:27 GMT

    Cameron Venable now calls the Texas Panhandle home.

    Cameron Venable now calls the Texas Panhandle home.

  • More brands, snack mixes nationwide added to pistachio recall

    More brands, snack mixes nationwide added to pistachio recall

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 7:29 AM EDT2016-03-16 11:29:22 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 9:02 AM EDT2016-03-16 13:02:54 GMT

    NATIONWIDE (KFDA) - More brands and snack mixes are being added to a nationwide pistachio recall after possible salmonella contamination.

    NATIONWIDE (KFDA) - More brands and snack mixes are being added to a nationwide pistachio recall after possible salmonella contamination.

  • Bill Bristow Pays It Forward

    Bill Bristow Pays It Forward

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 9:01 AM EDT2016-03-16 13:01:59 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker Bill on a sunny and breezy morning in Amarillo.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker Bill on a sunny and breezy morning in Amarillo.

  • And then there were 3 justices of the peace

    And then there were 3 justices of the peace

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 7:10 PM EDT2016-03-15 23:10:12 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-03-15 23:48:46 GMT

     State Rep. John Smithee might not call it that, but he's managed to pull off a little legislative hocus-pocus in the interest of getting some much-needed judicial relief for Randall County's two justices of the peace.

     State Rep. John Smithee might not call it that, but he's managed to pull off a little legislative hocus-pocus in the interest of getting some much-needed judicial relief for Randall County's two justices of the peace.

  • One woman killed, suspect in custody

    One woman killed, suspect in custody

    Monday, March 14 2016 4:12 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:12:15 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-03-15 20:10:28 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Police have a suspect in custody in the death of a local woman.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Police have a suspect in custody in the death of a local woman.

  • Interstate reopened after morning commute rollover

    Interstate reopened after morning commute rollover

    Thursday, March 10 2016 9:17 AM EST2016-03-10 14:17:37 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - All lanes are now open after being shut down for more than an hour Thursday morning, when a vehicle rollover brought traffic to a halt.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - All lanes are now open after being shut down for more than an hour Thursday morning, when a vehicle rollover brought traffic to a halt.

  • Human remains confirmed, 'No indication' on cause of death

    Human remains confirmed, 'No indication' on cause of death

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 4:06 PM EST2016-03-09 21:06:38 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 11:45 AM EST2016-03-10 16:45:47 GMT

    Special Crimes is investigating a ditch in west Amarillo where possible human remains were found Wednesday, Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas said.

    Special Crimes is investigating a ditch in west Amarillo where possible human remains were found Wednesday, Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas said.

  • One person dead after fiery crash on Highway 60

    One person dead after fiery crash on Highway 60

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 6:57 AM EST2016-03-09 11:57:37 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 9:21 AM EST2016-03-10 14:21:13 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - One person is dead and another injured after a major car crash on Highway 60 near Highland Park.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - One person is dead and another injured after a major car crash on Highway 60 near Highland Park.

  • Perryton man killed in motorcycle accident

    Perryton man killed in motorcycle accident

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 8:25 AM EST2016-03-08 13:25:54 GMT
    Wednesday, March 9 2016 7:21 AM EST2016-03-09 12:21:36 GMT
    A motorcyclist was killed Monday after colliding with a car and possibly being run over, the Amarillo Police Department says.

    A motorcyclist was killed Monday after colliding with a car and possibly being run over, the Amarillo Police Department says.

  • Kathy Widowski Pays It Forward

    Kathy Widowski Pays It Forward

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 8:01 PM EST2016-03-09 01:01:06 GMT
    In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker Kathy on a sunny and breezy morning in Amarillo. 

    In this week's Pay It Forward we met our next playmaker Kathy on a sunny and breezy morning in Amarillo. 

  • UPDATE: Eastbound IH-40 to downtown ramp now clear for normal traffic

    UPDATE: Eastbound IH-40 to downtown ramp now clear for normal traffic

    Monday, March 7 2016 7:59 AM EST2016-03-07 12:59:35 GMT
    Monday, March 7 2016 11:38 AM EST2016-03-07 16:38:05 GMT
    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The accident on the eastbound IH-40 to downtown ramp has been cleared and regular traffic flow has resumed.  

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The accident on the eastbound IH-40 to downtown ramp has been cleared and regular traffic flow has resumed.  

  • College students see consequences of distracted driving in Clarendon

    College students see consequences of distracted driving in Clarendon

    Monday, March 7 2016 10:05 AM EST2016-03-07 15:05:42 GMT

    CLARENDON, TX (KFDA) - Today, the 2016 "Arrive Alive Tour" presented by UNITE will be held at Clarendon College. 

    CLARENDON, TX (KFDA) - Today, the 2016 "Arrive Alive Tour" presented by UNITE will be held at Clarendon College. 

  • Two dead in Pampa after car attempts to cross train tracks

    Two dead in Pampa after car attempts to cross train tracks

    Friday, March 4 2016 9:26 AM EST2016-03-04 14:26:52 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 10:36 AM EST2016-03-04 15:36:28 GMT

    PAMPA, TX (KFDA) - Two young men from Pampa have died after their vehicle was hit by a train overnight.

    PAMPA, TX (KFDA) - Two young men from Pampa have died after their vehicle was hit by a train overnight.

  • Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs your help locating a fugitive

    Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs your help locating a fugitive

    Thursday, March 3 2016 1:09 PM EST2016-03-03 18:09:16 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 1:25 PM EST2016-03-03 18:25:55 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Crime Stoppers' fugitive of the week is Fabian Saldana III. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Crime Stoppers' fugitive of the week is Fabian Saldana III. 

  • Loop 335 rededicated as Veterans Highway

    Loop 335 rededicated as Veterans Highway

    Thursday, March 3 2016 6:53 AM EST2016-03-03 11:53:03 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 9:39 AM EST2016-03-03 14:39:59 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - After almost a year of fundraising, some of the signs designating Loop 335 as Veterans Highway have been installed.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - After almost a year of fundraising, some of the signs designating Loop 335 as Veterans Highway have been installed.

  • Shooting in Pampa kills one, injures another

    Shooting in Pampa kills one, injures another

    Tuesday, March 1 2016 8:57 AM EST2016-03-01 13:57:00 GMT
    Tuesday, March 1 2016 4:27 PM EST2016-03-01 21:27:06 GMT

    A shooting in Pampa Monday afternoon killed one person and left another victim critically injured, the Pampa Police Department said. 

    A shooting in Pampa Monday afternoon killed one person and left another victim critically injured, the Pampa Police Department said. 

  • Fugitive File: Ronald Coil Jr. in custody

    Fugitive File: Ronald Coil Jr. in custody

    Thursday, February 25 2016 12:49 PM EST2016-02-25 17:49:39 GMT
    Tuesday, March 1 2016 12:49 PM EST2016-03-01 17:49:19 GMT
    Source: Amarillo Crimestoppers / Ronald Normal Coil Jr. in custodySource: Amarillo Crimestoppers / Ronald Normal Coil Jr. in custody
    UPDATE: AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Crime Stoppers and the Borger Police Department corroborated on tip information and were able to locate Ronald Coil Tuesday morning at 731 Whittenburg Street in Borger. 

    UPDATE: AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo Crime Stoppers and the Borger Police Department corroborated on tip information and were able to locate Ronald Coil Tuesday morning at 731 Whittenburg Street in Borger. 

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  • BREAKING: Structure Fire at Public Steel

    BREAKING: Structure Fire at Public Steel

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:59:13 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Amarillo police said they're working a fire at Public Steel. We're told 3rd and 4th streets are blocked off at this time. Details are limited, but we have a crew on scene and will bring you the latest details as they are made available. Copyright 2017 KFDA. All rights reserved.

    Amarillo police said they're working a fire at Public Steel. We're told 3rd and 4th streets are blocked off at this time. Details are limited, but we have a crew on scene and will bring you the latest details as they are made available. Copyright 2017 KFDA. All rights reserved.

  • Rankin Ranch Road Fire 95% contained

    Rankin Ranch Road Fire 95% contained

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:30:43 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Texas A&M Forest service spent the afternoon monitoring the Rankin Ranch Road Fire and now report it's 95 percent contained.

    The Texas A&M Forest service spent the afternoon monitoring the Rankin Ranch Road Fire and now report it's 95 percent contained.

  • Career fair brings opportunities for young job seekers

    Career fair brings opportunities for young job seekers

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:29:17 GMT
    Hundreds of job seekers came dressed for success in hopes of joining teams of local companies in the area. Multiple employment opportunities were available from all levels of employment, including full and part-time positions in technical, health care, management, customer service and many others. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Texas unemployment rate is at 4.9 % and in Amarillo the percentage of unemployment is at 3.4 %.  Workforce solutions Panhandle said t...
    Hundreds of job seekers came dressed for success in hopes of joining teams of local companies in the area. Multiple employment opportunities were available from all levels of employment, including full and part-time positions in technical, health care, management, customer service and many others. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Texas unemployment rate is at 4.9 % and in Amarillo the percentage of unemployment is at 3.4 %.  Workforce solutions Panhandle said t...
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