Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

A group of Americans are cutting short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be whisked back to America.

  Motorcycle accident sends 1 man to hospital with life threatening injuries

  Weather Outlook: Monday is looking like the last warm day of the week

Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries

  Missing teen has been found and is safe

  Amarillo businesses: opening new doors, moving locations, shutting down

Third student-runner dies after struck by speeding truck in Okla.

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Potter County and City of Amarillo backing St. Anthony’s Hospital Project

Free at-home drug disposal bags now available in Clovis

Shamrock Meals on Wheels program seeking help after fire burned community center

Hutchinson County man caught after evading arrest during traffic stop

  Community members of San Jacinto neighborhood uniting for change

  Amarillo Community of Sisterhood spends Valentine’s Day with veterans

  Amarillo League of Women Voters distributes 8,000 voter guides for public

Members of the League of Women Voters have been working on distributing 8,000 voter guides for the March 3 primary election to numerous locations in Amarillo and Canyon over the past few days.

  Texas DPS awarded semi-truck seized in drug bust to be used for law enforcement purposes

The 100th Judicial District Attorney is awarding the Texas DPS Aircraft Operations Division with a semi-truck and trailer that was seized during a drug bust in 2018.

Temple Grandin to speak at WTAMU’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Temple Grandin is coming to West Texas A&M University as the next speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Forced vasectomy at 50? Alabama lawmaker reacts to pushback

The bill was introduced to the House on Thursday and referred to the House judiciary committee.

  Don’t fall into an online romance scam while looking for love

Road reopened after structure fire on South Prince Street in Clovis

  Xcel Energy Texas customers could receive refund due to low natural gas prices

This Weekend in the Panhandle

Community devastated by death of Faye Swetlik after days of praying for her safe return

  Patriot Penalty: Deployed service members come home to find higher auto insurance rates

  City of Amarillo saving money while improving public safety

The City of Amarillo is pleased with their accomplishment of saving money while being able to increase public safety measures.

  New traffic light to go up on Soncy Road at Perry Avenue

The City of Amarillo has approved a new light signal to be installed on Soncy and Perry Avenue on Amarillo's southwest side.

  Limbaugh draws bipartisan condemnation for Buttigieg remarks

Rush Limbaugh is a Trump ally and made the remarks Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show.

  Amarillo National Bank alerting residents of phone scam

Amarillo National Bank is alerting residents of a phone scam claiming to be from the fraud department.

Mother on trial for son’s death: ‘I slammed him on the floor because I was mad’

On Thursday, prosecutors again showed the jury video of detectives with Lubbock police interviewing Rodriguez. After hours of questioning, she told detectives what happened: “I took my anger out on an innocent child.”

  Amarillo police investigating threat of gun violence circulating online

The Amarillo Police Department is investigating a threat of gun violence that is circulating online.

Amarillo, Lefors, Quitaque approved for millions in loans from Texas Water Development Board

Three cities in the Texas Panhandle will soon be getting low-interest water loans from the Texas Water Development Board after voting approved today.

  Amarillo businesses expecting an increase of sales on Valentine’s Day

Many local businesses are experiencing an increase of sales Valentine’s Day brings and are preparing for the rush they will see tomorrow alone.

  Man arrested on manslaughter, injury to child warrants for wreck in 2018 that left 4-year-old dead

An arrest was made today on manslaughter and injury to a child warrants issued for a man involved in a fatal wreck on Amarillo Boulevard in 2018 that injured two minors and left a 4-year-old dead.

  Officer involved shooting in Amarillo leaves one man dead

The Amarillo Police Department said about 10:29 a.m., a suspect was located at a home in the 1300 block of North Buchanan Street.

Man sentenced to 11 years for raping girlfriend’s young niece and infecting her with STD

The man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl was sentenced Thursday morning on four counts of first-degree felonious rape.

  Amarillo National Bank robbery suspect facing charge after turning himself in

On Feb. 3, Phillip Goss walked into the lobby at ANB on South Taylor Street and demanded money from one of the workers before leaving the bank, according to a criminal complaint. (Source: Randall County Jail)

  Head on collision kills Amarillo woman, injures boy

A Texas Department of Public Safety news release says about 4:15 p.m. yesterday, 63-year-old Mitzi Minkler and a seven-year-old boy were traveling eastbound on South Loop 335 in a 2006 Honda Accord, just two miles south of Amarillo.

  69-year-old man wounded, 1 arrested after shooting in Clovis

About 7:25 p.m. yesterday, police were called out to the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis on a gunshot wound victim, according to a press release from the Clovis Police Department.

  San Jacinto neighborhood’s redevelopment plan ready for action

The City of Amarillo will soon start it’s development projects in the San Jacinto neighborhood following the adoption of a redevelopment plan.

  Some smaller Texas Panhandle towns trending to see tax revenue decreases, larger towns to see increases

New reports are showing that Amarillo continues to show a long cycle of economic expansion.

3 injured after series of shootings near Thompson Park Tuesday night

Amarillo police are investigating a series of shootings that left three wounded near Thompson Park last night.

Shamrock community recovering after fire destroys Shamrock Community Center

The community in Shamrock is recovering after a fire at the Shamrock Community Center destroyed the building early this morning.

  Texas Water Development Board to vote on lending $28.5 million for Amarillo automated water meters

There may be financial help for the city of Amarillo’s plan to install automated water meters.

  4 months into picketing, ASARCO strikers seeking national support

Members from United Steelworkers, the union representing ASARCO employees in the strike say they were in Washington D.C. last week to try and gain national support when it comes to negotiating a fair contract.

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

From using a specialized retirement plan to considering using a "robo advisor," experts explain how you can grow your retirement savings.

  One fatality as result of major multi-vehicle collision on Loop 335 in Amarillo

Amarillo first responders are on the scene of a major multi-vehicle crash on the overpass of Loop 335 at South Osage.

Vista Bank agrees to pay $7.5M, drops all claims and demands in RDAG case

Vista Bank has agreed to settle with RDAG and pay $7.5 million to the RDAG bankruptcy estate.

  Man wanted on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge

According to Amarillo Crime Stoppers, 39-year-old Mehrdad Akbari is wanted out of Randall County on a probation violation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, enhanced.

‘We’ve got to find her’: Faye Swetlik’s grandmother just wants her home

As the search continues for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, community members in Cayce are turning to prayer.

  Shamrock Community Center burns down, considered a total loss

Officials with the Shamrock Fire Department said the community center caught on fire about 12:51 a.m. this morning.

  Amarillo police investigating after one man shot at Thompson Park, multiple reports of shots fired nearby

The Amarillo Police Department is investigating after one man was shot in Thompson Park, and they received multiple calls of shot fired at two nearby areas.

Meadow middle schooler shows Grand Champion Steer at Fort Worth Stock Show; Wins $300,000

A Meadow middle schooler is $300,000 richer after he showed the grand champion steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show this weekend.

  Amarillo City Council members vote unanimously to add Civic Center renovations to ballot in primary election

Citizens will now be able to vote on approving the complete renovations of the Amarillo Civic Center in May’s primary election.

2 charged with capital murder after child’s death

A mother and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged with capital murder after a 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries. Levelland police say they were called to the Levelland Covenant Hospital to investigate.

  How Amarillo area schools decide school closings during winter weather

One of the steps Amarillo area school districts take when deciding whether or not to call a snow day involves consulting with the Amarillo Area Office of Emergency Management.

S.C. officials continue search for missing 6-year-old last seen playing in yard

The girl, who is 6, has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a floral skirt and polka dot boots.

  211 Texas Panhandle continues to lend helping hand to those in need

211, which is free, fulfills the needs related to finances, domestic, health or disasters.

  League of Women Voters hosting ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum

The League of Women Voters will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum on Thursday, February 13.

  Authorities searching for suspect after a woman was hit in the head during a robbery

According to the Amarillo Police Department, about 9:50 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 2700 block of Salem Drive, which is near South Georgia School Park.

  Reports of slick spots on roads, highways in Texas, Oklahoma Panhandles

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting slick spots on highways in the Panhandle, including Cimarron County.

  APD: Wanted man arrested Monday night after hiding inside home in north Amarillo

According to an APD news release, about 8:22 p.m. on Monday, officers were given information that 28-year-old Kody Patterson, who was wanted for felony forgery, was in the area of the 300 block of North Van Buren Street.

  Costly Care: Medicare charged hundreds more than drug’s cost at cash value

A man noticed his insurance paid all of one medication, but then he discovered the federal government was billed hundreds more than market value.

Amarillo’s Guyon Saunders Resource Center may relocate soon


  Amarillo businesses preparing for snowy weather

While most dread a snowy day, some businesses benefit off of the wintry weather this time of year.

  Suspect dead, 2 officers injured in shooting inside Forrest City, Arkansas Walmart

Forrest City police say the situation is still active and the store is locked down.

Clovis man sentenced to 19 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

A Clovis man will spend 19 year in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes.

Monday marks 4 years since death of Holli Jeffcoat

Police found 18-year-old Jeffcoat in her home on Feb. 10, 2016. She had multiple stab wounds, her throat had been cut and her uterus had been removed. Authorities said whoever killed Jeffcoat tried to set the house on fire to cover it up.

Average gas prices in Amarillo break the $2 mark

According to GasBuddy, the average in Amarillo is $1.98 per gallon after prices fell 7.5 cents per gallon this past week.

Tickets on sale for FSS’s Mardi Gras Party

The theme for the 11th annual party is “Mardi Gras Around the World” and is from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room.

  Northwest Texas Healthcare System sees elevated number of flu related ER visits

For the past two months, Northwest Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo has seen an elevated number of ER visits from those suffering from the flu.

  Amarillo police continue to investigate unsolved hit-and-run from 2011

The Amarillo Police Department continues to investigate a deadly hit-and-run from 2011.

  Mainland China virus cases rise again after earlier decline

Monday’s rise was a turnaround from a significant reduction in new cases reported Sunday that briefly prompted optimism prevention methods such as a strict quarantines may be working.

  Amarillo area lane closures

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

11-year-old boy from Florida running to benefit injured Lubbock firefighter

A boy from Florida who runs for our heroes says he's headed to Lubbock later this week to give a grant to injured Lubbock Firefighter Matt Dawson.

  Texas teen fatally shot for standing up to school bully, police say

Police say a few days prior to the shooting, the 16-year-old victim saw the suspect bullying another student and stopped the assault.

  Weather Outlook: Monday is looking cooler with highs in the lower to mid 40s

We are now FIRST ALERT for the potential of an impactful Winter Storm on Tuesday.

  1 man dead after single vehicle rollover near McLean

A Lincoln MKZ driven by a 26 year old male was westbound on I-40 when the vehicle veered into the center median.

  Vehicle leaves roadway, crashes through several fences and barn

The accident remains under investigation.

  American dies of virus in China; death toll rises to 811, surpassing SARS

China’s government says another 3,399 people had been diagnosed over the last 24 hours, reversing two days of declines, and raising the total number of cases to 34,546.

FDA crackdown on vaping flavors has blind spot: disposables

Parents, students and researchers report that some young people have switched to disposable e-cigarettes, which are not covered by the crackdown on flavors.

  Chuy’s announces opening day in Amarillo, another restaurant announces closing

Chuy's Tex-Mex restaurant has announced an official opening day in Amarillo, plus another restaurant is closing its doors in Canyon.

  Texas Historical Commission in works to take ownership of Goodnight Historical Center

The Charles Goodnight Historical Center will have a chance to grow, if a change in ownership goes through.