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Texas bath salt hospitalizations increase

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  • Symptoms and effects of bath salt use

    Symptoms and effects of bath salt use

    Amarillo, Texas - Many of the people hospitalized because of bath salts suffered potentially deadly cardiovascular symptoms including Tachycardia, chest pain, and Hypertension.  
    Amarillo, Texas - Many of the people hospitalized because of bath salts suffered potentially deadly cardiovascular symptoms including Tachycardia, chest pain, and Hypertension.  

Amarillo, Texas - One of the major synthetic drugs causing issues in Texas continues to be bath salts.   

According to the Texas Panhandle Poison Centers, there have been over  500 hospitalizations of people using bath salts in Texas since January of 2010.

Eight of those have occurred in our area. One in Hutchinson county, 5 in Potter, and 2 in Randall county.

Harris county, which includes Houston, is at the top of the list with nearly 120 hospitalizations.

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  • Two Moore Co. fugitives now behind bars

    Two Moore Co. fugitives now behind bars

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:19:49 GMT
    Source: Moore County Crime StoppersSource: Moore County Crime Stoppers

    Two of Moore County's 'Creep of the Week' fugitives are now behind bars after being taken into custody Friday, March 24th. 

    Two of Moore County's 'Creep of the Week' fugitives are now behind bars after being taken into custody Friday, March 24th. 

  • Canyon aquatic park to open June 1st

    Canyon aquatic park to open June 1st

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:58:06 GMT
    Canyon Family Aquatic Center / Source: City of CanyonCanyon Family Aquatic Center / Source: City of Canyon

    Construction is underway on Canyon's new aquatic park, which is still on schedule to open to the public on June 1st. The aquatic park is just a bunch of holes in the ground right now. But when the slides go up (by April 10th), people will start to see how close the project is to completion.

    Construction is underway on Canyon's new aquatic park, which is still on schedule to open to the public on June 1st. The aquatic park is just a bunch of holes in the ground right now. But when the slides go up (by April 10th), people will start to see how close the project is to completion.

  • APD warns of multiple phone scams, $180K lost

    APD warns of multiple phone scams, $180K lost

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:49:09 GMT
    Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10

    The Amarillo Police Department says phone scams are more prevalent now. In just one month, the APD reports 16 victims being phone scammed out over $180,000.

    The Amarillo Police Department says phone scams are more prevalent now. In just one month, the APD reports 16 victims being phone scammed out over $180,000.

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