Fire Station 3, AFD’s newest firehouse, opens its doors

APD Special Crimes searching for fugitive out of Randall County

  FirstBank Southwest downtown branch open for business

  Arts in the Sunset faces financial trouble

  Amarillo Education Association and NAACP support changing name of Lee Elementary

Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

Continued Coverage

City offices closed for Memorial Day

  Street Volkswagen donates car to local Navy veteran

  Harwell & Cook Orthodontics announce winner of Smiles for Teachers program

  Former Sunray police chief found guilty of double-homicide charges

  City of Amarillo extends deadline for Mural Grant Program

  Texas Workforce Commission awards almost $275k to Frank Phillips College

This Weekend in the Panhandle

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: WWII vet’s 1955 Ford restored for his 99th birthday

Walt celebrated his 99th birthday last weekend and along with cake and time with family, he received something he hadn’t touched in 47 years--his 1955 Ford.

  Amarillo organizations offer resources to help women find jobs

Today, large gaps remain between men and women in employment rates, the jobs they hold, the wages they earn, and their overall place in the workforce.

  ‘Anything helps’: Salvation Army thrift store in need of donations

The Salvation Army's thrift store has seen fewer donations coming in recently.

  City of Cactus to build new aquatic center

BSA starts seven-week diabetes education program

DPS trooper seizes nearly 400 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop Tuesday

  Lawyers give closing arguments in former Sunray police chief trial

  Texas A&M initiative funds WT, AgriLife by $1 million for water engineering program

Phillips 66 donates $50,000 to support area first responders

  APD: Wednesday’s suspicious death classified as homicide

The Amarillo Police Department is investigating a suspicious death and is asking for the public’s help.

  Water restored in Sunray, boil water notice in place

According to the Moore County Office of Emergency Management, the City of Sunray is experiencing water issues and needs to shut the water off.

  Memorial Day weekend marks tax holiday on certain ENERGY STAR appliances for Texans

Buyers can purchase, rent or lease qualified appliances without paying sales tax or presenting an exemption certificate.

  AC seeking to make university degrees ‘accessible’ with WGU partnership

WGU Texas is a non-profit online university with the stated mission of increasing access to higher education for people in Texas.

Amarillo police release identities of Thursday homicide victim, suspect

NewsChannel10 crews at the scene reported a large number of bullet casing markers on the ground, consistent with many shots being fired.

  Wednesday night fire causes $80k of damage to Amarillo warehouse

An AFD news release said around 9:53 p.m., fire crews were called to the 200 block of South Pierce Street on a fire report.

  Demand for hotels continues to rise in Amarillo

With the start of the travel season, the demand for hotels in Amarillo continues to rise

  Paid parking to be enforced beginning June 3 in downtown Amarillo

The 90-day grace period for paid parking in downtown Amarillo will be over in less than two weeks.

  Identical twins named valedictorian and salutatorian at Amarillo High School

Aside from being identical twins, the boys are the leaders of Amarillo High School’s graduating class.

  Palo Duro Lake levels, tourism on the rise

The water level at Palo Duro Lake rose by 15 feet in just 24 hours and continues rise with the help of the surrounding creeks.

  Shamrock teacher turns herself in for improper relationship charges

A Texas Ranger investigation led to a Shamrock teacher turning herself in on Tuesday on a charge of inappropriate behavior.

  'I thought it was a joke’: Former Sunray officer testifies in N.Y. double homicide trial

The trial of former Sunray police chief Timothy Dean continued today with the testimony from former Sunray officer Bron Bohlar.

Auburn police officer reunited with K9 partner in hospital

Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

Owner of vandalized car arrested in TTU Final Four riots

Lubbock police issued arrest warrants for five people involved in the celebration that turned dangerous the night Texas Tech beat Michigan State in the Final Four last month.

  Bell’s V-280 Valor completes demonstration of low-speed agility flight

The flight testing shows that Bell can engineer and build an aircraft that meets Army performance requirements.

‘You’ll get it tomorrow’: FedEx driver finds snake on doorstep

Do you knock on the door? Leave the package on the mat? Ding dong ditch?

  The PARC fundraiser aims to connect attendees to homeless through walking

Four different routes are available to choose from, ranging from 1.3 miles to 4 miles.

Amarillo Parks and Recreation to offer Summer recreation, lunch programs

Amarillo Parks and Recreation will offer a free Summer Recreation Program and a Summer Lunch Program.

  Grand jury finds Amarillo officer-involved shooting was justified

47th District Attorney Randall Sims said today a Potter County grand jury found an Amarillo officer-involved shooting justified.

Quay County officials searching for man wanted for aggravated battery

Quay County Crime Stoppers and the Tucumcari Police Department are searching for a man wanted for aggravated battery.

Missing Amarillo girl found safe

The Amarillo Police Department has found the young girl who went missing earlier today.

Taxes, Lee Elementary renaming on agenda for AISD board meeting

Taxes, budgets and the renaming of Lee Elementary are all listed on the board's agenda.

  City of Amarillo using digital data to build Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Amarillo parks and recreation facilities in the city could be upgraded, as the city breaks down a new study outlining what needs to be improved.

  Locals provide disaster relief to migrants in Del Rio, Texas

Volunteers from Amarillo are in Del Rio, Texas this week, helping immigrants through a disaster relief organization.

  Pampa community remembers ‘Coach P’

Students, faculty and members of the community are honoring Coach Deanna Polasek, also known as Coach P, who died nearly two years ago.

  Amarillo College to share its strategies with schools across the nation

Across the nation, Amarillo College is becoming an example of how to address poverty issues within its student population.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  Wife of ex-Sunray police chief testifies during double murder trial in N.Y.

Charlene Childers, the wife of Ex-Sunray police chief Timothy Dean, testified in court on Tuesday for the second day of Dean’s trial for the 2018 slaying of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus, N.Y.

  1 person airlifted to hospital after multi-semi truck crash near Potter, Carson County line

One person has been airlifted to a local hospital after a multi-semi truck crash near the Potter and Carson County line.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

  1 injured during crash involving oversized houseboat in Curry County

One person is in serious but stable condition after a crash involving a semi-truck pulling an oversized houseboat in Curry County on Monday.

  Amarillo police investigating murder-suicide after bodies found during house fire call

The Amarillo Police Department is now investigating a murder-suicide after two bodies were found during a house fire call on Monday.

9 arrested by Amarillo police, US Marshals and DPS during sex offender compliance check

Nine people have been arrested after the Amarillo Police Department, US Marshals and DPS conducted a sex offender compliance check last week.

  Texas State Parks offering day passes for Memorial Day weekend

Texas State Parks are offering Save the Day passes for Memorial Day Weekend.

  Bank of America donates $15,000 to Maverick Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo for career exploration

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. has donated $15,000 to the Maverick Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo to help teach youth about careers and the workforce.

  12 school-age kids rescued after Wonderland roller coaster gets stuck

The kids were reportedly stuck on the Mousetrap rollercoaster sometime Tuesday morning.

  3-year-old Janiyah Brooks’ family speaks out

Brooks family said they wanted nothing more than to keep her alive and well, but understood that it was time for her to rest after so much pain.

  Double murder trial begins in N.Y. for ex-Sunray police chief

According to CBS station WROC, attorneys provided their opening statements on day one.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

  APD’s ‘Crime of the Week’ seeking two business burglary suspects

Security camera video showed two men appearing to force their way into the business.

Man charged in death of beloved dog Tommie

Richmond police have arrested a man in connection to tying and setting fire to the pit bull named Tommie.

  Coming Home program surpasses original goal, now housing 49 people

The City of Amarillo’s Coming Home program began in November 2017 with a plan of serving 25 people considered chronically homeless but in a matter of six months, the number of people served has doubled.

  Disciplinary panel suspends license of Amarillo radiologic technologist due to child porn charges

A disciplinary panel has temporarily suspended the license of an Amarillo radiologist after determining his practice poses a threat to the public.

APD investigating 2 bodies found after house fire in southwest Amarillo

Two people are dead after a fire in southwest Amarillo on Monday afternoon, according to Amarillo Police Department.

  Summer program preps disabled students for the workforce

Workforce Solutions Panhandle is now recruiting employers across the Panhandle to give them their first opportunities.

  Deaf Smith County using grant money to preserve county records

Deaf Smith County is on a mission to preserve the history of the county.

  City of Amarillo’s utility billing to resume normal billing practices

The City of Amarillo is resuming normal billing practices for utility bills beginning in the month of May.

Five charged with rioting in April 6 Final Four celebration

Lubbock Police have announced arrest warrants have been issued for five people involved in the celebration that turned dangerous the night Texas Tech beat Michigan State in the Final Four last month.

KY man finds unlicensed bears behind wheel of car

An Owensboro barber’s wild experience last week is gaining some attention on Facebook.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  City of Clovis seeking concerns, comments on senior citizen issues

The meeting will be on May 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Curry Resident Senior Meals Association.

  Law enforcement in Texas, N.M. increasing seat belt enforcement for ‘Click it or Ticket’

TxDOT said 2018 saw 2,623 unbuckled Texas drivers were either seriously injured or killed in car wrecks.

  TxDOT to hold meeting on SL 335 freeway conversion

If approved, the project will convert the portion of SL 335 from SW 9th Avenue to FM 1719 from a two-lane road to a four-lane freeway.

  Canyon FFA showcasing student activities, hosting auction

The FFA will hold a live and silent auction at the event, with items for purchase including student projects, services and donations from the community.

Multiple schools releasing students early for severe weather

According to superintendents from both districts, the early releases are due to the continuing threat of severe weather throughout the area.

  Amarillo area lane closures

All projects are subject to change due to weather, emergency work and other unexpected events.

  Head-on collision leaves 4 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries

The crash remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.