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Santa in the Summer makes sure children in need have Christmas in December

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Amarillo, TX - Most people probably aren't thinking about buying Christmas presents right now, but that is not the case for one local organization that gives gifts to thousands of needy children in our area.

Amarillo Special Crimes Unit opens missing person case Video included

Amarillo, TX - The Amarillo Special Crimes Unit is opening a missing person case for a man who has been missing since October of 2010.

Local organization awarded veterans mental health grant for support services Video included

Amarillo, TX - A local organization has received $100,000 to help local veterans.

Charges filed on man who attempted to take a weapon from an officer Video included

Amarillo, TX - Charges were filed this week on an Amarillo man who attempted to take a weapon from an officer near Amarillo Boulevard and Jefferson last month.

Motorists urged to remember school zone laws Video included

As students prepare to return to class on Monday, the Texas Department of Public Safety is urging motorists to be mindful of traffic laws in school zones.

Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

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The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.

Police searching for hit and run suspect Video included

Amarillo, TX - One man is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after a hit-and-run.

Air Force: Airman found dead at Cannon AFB Video included

CLOVIS - The United States Air Force says an airman has been found dead at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico.

  • Facts about US racial unrest

    Facts about US racial unrest

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:55:31 GMT
    The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes...
    The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there...
  • Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

    Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:44:35 GMT
    A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline.
    Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger.
  • B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:35:26 GMT
    Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets.
    Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.
  • Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:14:57 GMT
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
    An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
  • UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:35:14 GMT
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
    By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:34:18 GMT
    A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million - or 100 million Euros- in ransom for his release.
    The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay...
  • Accuser of 'X-Men' director seeks case dismissal

    Accuser of 'X-Men' director seeks case dismissal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:24:08 GMT
    A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii says he wants to dismiss the lawsuit - not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him.
    A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit - not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him.
  • Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

    Mo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:44:02 GMT
    Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series.
    Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:51 GMT
    Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.
    Four firefighters were injured - two seriously - when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.
  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:34 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.
    Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after...
  • The ice bucket stops with Obama

    The ice bucket stops with Obama

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:09 GMT
    The bucket stops with President Barack Obama.
    The ice bucket stops with Obama.
  • Questions, answers about use of force by police

    Questions, answers about use of force by police

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:16:59 GMT
    The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.
    The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:14:43 GMT
    A government audit says an "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it.
    An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday.
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:35 GMT
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
  • Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

    Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:04 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground...
  • Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:24:26 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his...
  • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

    Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:14:12 GMT
    Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.
    By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family...
  • Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

    Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:36 GMT
    Experts say police and security services are using voice-recognition software and other technology, as well as human tips, as they scramble to identify the militant recorded on a video showing the killing of...
    The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.
  • Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:04:05 GMT
    Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to...
    A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them,...
  • States' leading lethal injection expert ends role

    States' leading lethal injection expert ends role

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:54 GMT
    An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution...
    An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems.
  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups.
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the...
  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:04:32 GMT
    The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants...
  • Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

    Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:23:38 GMT
    Anna Nicole Smith's final bid to obtain her late husband's money has failed, seven years after her death.
    The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.
  • Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:54:35 GMT
    Television and radio announcer Don Pardo, whose booming baritone was known to fans of "Saturday Night Live," ''The Price is Right" and other programs, has died. He was 96.
    Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."