Crime

  2 dogs looking for new home after animal cruelty incident

Two dogs in Amarillo are hoping for a second chance at a home after facing cruelty from their owner.

  Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office terminates 1 employee, disciplines other employee for enabling inmate escape

1 man arrested for animal cruelty after deputies find 2 abandoned dogs, 1 dead dog

Man convicted of bringing firearms onto St. Mary’s campus sentenced to prison, probation

Tulia police officer arrested for Lubbock stalking charge

Crime stoppers searching for suspect wanted for assaulting a public servant

APD: ‘Fugitive of the Week’ skipped bail on two injury to elderly or disabled charges

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School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

Lawsuit: Former Lubbock Medical Examiner’s Office employee exposes ‘California body snatchers’

Randall County officials searching for ‘very recognizable’ fugitive

Armstrong County: Patrols to continue as escaped inmate search expands to Amarillo

$12 million worth of meth seized in a shipment of frozen strawberries in TX

Iowa mom gets life for death of baby son found in maggot-infested diaper

  2 arrested after officials find $1 million worth of cocaine in Gray County

Two people have been arrested after a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper found $1 million worth of cocaine during a traffic stop in Gray County.

Search underway for suspects of double homicide in Howardwick

Donley County officials are still investigating after two people were shot and killed in Howardwick on Monday night.

  Man arrested in Amarillo after counterfeit investigation

A man was arrested in Potter County after months of investigation led local and federal law enforcement to find he was printing and distributing fake money.

Donley Co., TX Rangers investigating overnight double homicide

Donley County officials are investigating after two people were shot in Howardwick on Monday night.

  Armstrong Co. Sheriff: Escaped inmate possibly left county

Amarillo Crime Stoppers searching for suspect seen using stolen credit card

Man arrested for slapping 12-year-old stepdaughter’s bully, police say

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

  Parents arrested after 3-year-old’s body found in container of acid, police say

The girl's parents are accused of attempting to dispose of their daughter's remains using acid after she allegedly drowned while unsupervised.

Judge sentences Nathaniel Jouett to two life sentences

Nathaniel Jouett, the teen who pleaded guilty to the mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in 2017, has been sentenced.

2 Amarillo men facing federal counterfeiting charges

Federal prosecutors filed charges yesterday, saying two Amarillo men admitted to having fake business checks and fake drivers’ licenses to cash them.

SWAT incident in northeast Amarillo ends peacefully, suspect in custody

Johnny Angel Padilla was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Another Felony.

Prosecutors appealing overturn of former Amarillo doctor’s murder convictions

Prosecutors in the murder trial of Thomas Michael Dixon, a former Amarillo doctor previously convicted of hiring a hitman to kill a romantic rival, have asked a higher court to review a court ruling that sent the case back for another trial.

Police release identity of victim in shooting near Amarillo church

Police are investigating a fatality that occurred in Amarillo on Wednesday evening.

  APD ‘Fugitive of the Week’ wanted for evading arrest, probation violations

Timetreous Jermaine Dizer is wanted for multiple probation violations, stemming from previous family violence charges.

Prison nurse accused of killing husband to marry convicted murderer

The woman allegedly poisoned her husband with antifreeze then set their home on fire to try and cover up the crime.

Man accused of locking family inside house, setting it on fire after Cheez-It argument

The suspect’s brother and 61-year-old mother were able to escape the house via the second floor, and no one was injured.

Nathaniel Jouett delivers statement apologizing for his actions on third day of sentencing hearing

The sentencing hearing for Nathaniel Jouett, the teen who pleaded guilty to the mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in 2017, concluded today with closing statements.

Woman who claims her baby was almost abducted meets with Hereford police

A woman who claimed her baby was the victim of a near-abduction at a Hereford Walmart is being sought by police.

Moore County officials alerting residents of scam

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of a scam circulating the area.

El Chapo likely off to ‘prison of all prisons’ after drug trafficking conviction

The notorious has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States.

Fleeing bank robber trips in front of police officer; money blows away

Police say the suspect slipped on the ice in a nearby parking lot while running from the scene and dropped both his gun and the cash he allegedly stole.

Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to death of woman found in suitcase

The 24-year-old suspect is being held without bail on a kidnapping charge. He will be prosecuted by federal authorities because the alleged crime crossed state lines.

Day 2: Sentencing hearing for Nathaniel Jouett continues with testimonies on his mental health

The sentencing hearing for Nathaniel Jouett, the teen who pleaded guilty to the mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in 2017, continued today.

Investigators searching the area around Lake Marvin

Investigators with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are searching the area around Lake Marvin today.

Canyon Municipal Court offering amnesty for those with outstanding warrants

The Canyon Municipal Court is offering amnesty for those with an active warrant.

Hours-old baby girl with umbilical cord still attached found in freezing weather on CA road

The sheriff's office says just before the infant was found, a young woman approached a man walking his dog in the area and asked him to take the baby.

Courtroom hears testimony from victims during first day of Nathaniel Jouett sentencing

In August of 2017, Jouett entered the Clovis-Carver Public Library and opened fire, killing two and wounding four others.

Hearing scheduled for Canadian man arrested for child porn

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for a Canadian man who was arrested last week for having hundreds of videos and photos of what prosecutors say are child pornography.

Amarillo police capture suspect in weekend robbery

Employees at the business told police a man came into the business and pointed a handgun at them, demanding money.

Utah boy, 5, forced to call 911 after mother fatally stabbed

A suspect who lived in the same trailer home as the mother and her son was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated murder, domestic violence and child abuse.

Mom charged in disappearance of 3-year-old son more than 30 years ago

Detectives say they found enough evidence to arrest the mother in her 3-year-old’s presumed death after working on the cold case for the last 12 to 18 months.

Minnesota man calls 911 to report killing wife, police say

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, where he is being held on informal second-degree murder charges.

Nathaniel Jouett to be sentenced Monday for the Clovis-Carver Public Library mass shooting

Jouett’s sentence could range from probation up to two life sentences plus 96 years.

Kentucky girl, 4, tests positive for cocaine after passing out at school; mother arrested

Investigators say the mother admitted she would let a friend sell cocaine and crack at her home in front of her three children.

Nearly $600,000 worth of meth recovered during traffic stop in Oldham County

Not signaling a lane change resulted in the arrest of one man on Wednesday, Feb 6 in Vega for having almost $600,000 worth of methamphetamine.

SCAM ALERT: Amarillo College students are not selling magazine subscriptions

Amarillo College wants residents to be aware that students are not selling magazine subscriptions.

Amarillo Police Department alerting residents of scammer impersonating officer

The Amarillo Police Department is alerting residents about a scam where the caller impersonates a police officer.

1 person arrested for auto burglaries on SW 24th Avenue

One person has been arrested for auto burglaries on the 100 block of SW 24th Avenue early this morning.

Clovis man sentenced after being found guilty of 6th DWI

A Clovis man was sentenced to three and a half years today after being found guilty in November 2018 for his 6th DWI.

2 arrested for 2013 shooting of Oklahoma man

Alabama authorities say they’ve arrested two people in the shooting death of a man who was killed during a robbery in Oklahoma in 2013, according to the Associated Press.

Sunray police officer pleads guilty to charges related to Sodus, NY double homicide

A Sunray police officer charged with conspiracy in connection to a double homicide in Sodus, New York has entered a guilty plea.

7 new red light cameras to be installed in Amarillo, 3 to be removed

Existing red light camera equipment will be updated at five intersections in the city.

Amarillo police preparing to round up outstanding arrest warrants

The city will be working to assist those with outstanding citations to resolve them before an arrest becomes necessary,

Suspect in Wisconsin teen’s abduction ordered to stand trial

A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, telling his family, “I love you,” moments after he was ordered to stand trial.

Alleged scam spans from New Mexico, West Texas, to South Texas

Seagraves Police allege one man scammed more than a dozen residents out of nearly $50,000.

Man charged with kidnapping after woman jumps from moving vehicle to escape

A Lubbock man has been indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

Oldham Co. traffic stop leads to drug seizure, federal charges

The documents say 20 sealed packages of methamphetamine were found, totaling around 23 pounds.

Potter Co. Sheriff nets almost 500 grams in Monday meth bust

In addition to the contraband, authorities also reported finding multiple plastic baggies, scales and a 9mm pistol.

Mother accused of burning 1-year-old daughter with hot bathtub water, biting her

Police began investigating after a nurse reported suspected physical abuse when the mother took the 1-year-old to the hospital for treatment of second-degree burns.

College student terrified after finding strange man wearing her clothes in apartment closet

Property managers at the apartment complex say they are still investigating how the suspect and two other intruders in December got inside.

Closing arguments to be given for Portales hot car death trial

The trial of Mary and Sandi Taylor, the women accuse of leaving two children in a hot car for nearly three hours in July of 2017, will continue tomorrow with closing arguments.

Businessman disappears after allegedly scamming mom, friends out of $750K for Super Bowl tickets

About a dozen people say they paid the suspect at least $20,000 for Super Bowl tickets, but the man went missing before delivering.

Catholic Diocese of Amarillo releases names of 30 former priests accused of sexual abuse

The Diocese of Amarillo has published the names of 30 former priests who served in the diocese who have been accused of sexually abusing a minor.

Prosecution continues on day 2 of 2017 Portales hot car death trial

The trial of two women charged in the 2017 hot car death of a child in Portales is now in its second day.

APD’s ‘Fugitive of the Week’ wanted for 2 probation violations

According to Amarillo Crime Stoppers, Parish had two or more prior convictions, enhancing his charges.

Man accused of livestreamed sex assault is arrested, charged

The 34-year-old is accused of assaulting a woman, who had been livestreaming herself dancing, at the crowded Opera Atlanta nightclub.

Mothers, police officers testify during first day of Portales hot car death trial

Today is day one of the trial of Mary and Sandi Taylor who are accused of leaving two children in a hot car for nearly three hours in July of 2017.

Man accused of taking guns to Saint Mary’s Cathedral pleads guilty

Kevin Winkle, the man who took six guns, including assault rifles, into Saint Mary’s Cathedral and school pleaded guilty in federal court today.

48 human trafficking victims rescued, more than 300 suspects arrested in CA sting

Among those rescued were runaways or homeless young women. Others were lured by traffickers through social media and online chat sites, authorities say.

Caught on camera: Man punches 2 women in fight allegedly over hot dogs

According to the victims, the suspect didn’t say a word, just started throwing punches, when the two stood up for a hot dog vendor he had allegedly been harassing.

Shooting that hurt 5 undercover officers in Houston occurred during drug raid

The suspects were killed after firing at narcotics officers who were trying to enter a home where authorities allege black tar heroin was being sold, according to the police chief.

Clovis man to spend 12 years in prison for shooting at neighbor’s home

A Clovis man will spend 12 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for shooting at his neighbor’s house while a child was inside.

Man arrested for disguising stolen vehicles to sell

One man has been arrested after officials received information he was disguising stolen vehicles to sell them.

Jury selection underway for trial of suspects in Portales hot car death

Jury selection is underway for the trial of two daycare owners charged in the 2017 hot car death of an infant in Portales.

Church burglarized in APD’s ‘Crime of the Week’

Police say the suspect stole several guitars and electronics, in addition to causing thousands in damage to the church building.