Chicago’s July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets.
  • Coronavirus

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies after monthslong battle against coronavirus

Cordero faced severe complications from the virus, despite having no pre-existing health conditions. He spent weeks on a ventilator, suffered septic shock, mini-strokes and had to have a leg amputated.


  Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, 31 more recoveries

Amarillo police say missing 12-year-old girl has been found

  City of Hereford says residents required to wear masks due to high number of active COVID-19 cases

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for July 6 shows 65 new cases, 260 more recoveries

  Reward for information on Fourth of July assault of Amarillo police officer increases to $3,300

The reward for information on the assault of an Amarillo police officer on the Fourth of July has increased to $3,300.
  • Coronavirus

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge coronavirus can spread in air

The World Health Organization has long maintained that COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets, most often when people cough or sneeze, that fall to the ground.

  Police: Girl missing from Canyon Lake could be in Amarillo area

  Wheeler County Emergency Management reports additional COVID-19 case

  Officials say fireworks caused 2-alarm fire at Amarillo home over the weekend

COVID-19 recoveries, cases across the Texas panhandle for July 5th

  Amarillo area lane closures

  Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 hurt in South Carolina nightclub shooting

Lawyer: Remains of missing Texas soldier identified

  Amarillo police are investigating 4th of July assault that sent 1 officer to the hospital

  • National

Georgia Gov. authorizes Guard troops after 8-year-old killed

Authorities say a group of armed individuals opened fire near the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by a white police officer in June. The area has become a site for frequent demonstrations.


Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes agree to 10-year extension

  Amarillo Sod Squad falls in game three of season opening series

The Amarillo Sod Squad falls in game three of the season opening series against the San Antonio Flying Chanclas.


Trump signs extension of COVID-relief fund for businesses

  Debates turn emotional as schools across US decide how and if to open

Potter County included in Texas Remdesiver antiviral drug distribution

  For nation’s birthday, Trump stokes the divisions within US

1 man dead after I-27 motorcycle accident

One man is dead after a motorcycle crash in south Amarillo Friday night.

  US holiday weekend adds to virus worries as case counts grow

  Face covering mandate now in effect, why one Amarillo doctor says they are effective

  Amarillo firework sales increase although many July 4 celebrations cancelled

  4 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Briscoe County, 2 new cases in Hemphill County

  Texas DSHS confirms new COVID-19 recoveries, new cases across Panhandle counties