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The Randall county sheriff's office is looking for a hit and run driver.
Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, a jogger was running south on the I-27 service road when he was hit by a car. The jogger suffered injuries to his left arm and was taken to the emergency room. The man could not give a description of the car that hit him, and anyone with information is asked to call the Randall county sheriff's office at 468-5751.
A traffic stop near the mall led to an arrest and seizure of 5 pounds of marijuana.
A Potter county deputy made the stop Thursday on I-40 and mile marker 64. The driver gave consent to search and the deputy found a suitcase with approximately $18,000 worth of pot inside.
Robert Prater, 45, was booked into Potter county on a third-degree felony charge of possession of marijuana. The drugs were reportedly being taken from California to Wichita, Kansas.
The prisoner who escaped Monday from the TDCJ's Wheeler unit has been caught.
Just after 7 a.m. Thursday, Plainview police received a 911 call of a man beating on the back door of a house in the 2600 block of Joliet. When officers arrived, they say that it was Charlie Davis Junior, 38, in the backyard. He was taken into custody and transported to the Hale county sheriff's office where he's being held. Davis faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of felony escape.
A domestic violence call led to the temporary lockdown of a local school.
Just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a home in the 4200 block of Roxton. They learned that a man with a gun had broken in and threatened a woman, then said he was going to a nearby school to pick up his child. Puckett elementary was contacted and asked to lock out all visitors until the man could be located.
Around 3 p.m., he was found in a motel on Amarillo Boulevard west. Christopher Keith Chesser, 35,was booked into Randall county for burglary with intent to commit assault on a family member.
An Amarillo man was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash near the airport.
Just after 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, a car driven by William Duncan Baker, 64, ran into the trailer of an 18-wheeler in the 1500 block of Airport drive. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured. Speed is a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help with their crime of the week.
The Potter county sheriff's office was called to the Canadian river bridge Tuesday morning where a 2000 model CAT 980g wheel loader was missing from the work site. It was found several miles away on state land with significant damage.
The equipment is considered a total loss with a value of several hundred thousand dollars. If you know who the suspects are in this equipment theft, call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered.
The West Texas A&M Buffaloes soccer team will have their final home game tonight at 7:00 pm as they will take on the 23rd ranked Midwestern State Mustangs. The Buffaloes go into the contest with an 8-5-1 record. After this match tonight, the Buffaloes will be on the road against 22nd ranked Fort Hays State.
The West Texas A&M football will close out their regular season on the road against Eastern New Mexico this Saturday at 7:00 pm. The Buffaloes go into the contest with a 5-3 record with a 4-2 conference record. This will be the last week of the regular season for the Lone Star Conference before having the LSC Playoffs starting next week.
In high school football action tonight, the Canyon Eagles will look to remain unbeaten in district play against Caprock. Canyon will look to stay atop District 3-5A as they are currently 6-2 overall with a 3-0 district record and have already clinched a playoff spot. Caprock is still fighting for a slim shot at the playoffs as they are currently 1-7 overall with a 0-3 district record. Game time will be 7:30 pm at Dick Bivins Stadium.
The Amarillo Venom have released their 2015 schedule.
March 7 at Dodge City Law
March 14 at New Mexico Stars
March 21 Wichita Force
March 28 at San Angelo Bandits
April 4 at Texas Revolution
April 11 San Angelo Bandits
April 25 New Mexico Stars
May 2 Texas Revolution
May 16 at New Mexico Stars
May 23 Texas Revolution
May 30 at Sioux City Bandits
June 6 San Angelo Bandits
The Amarillo Bulls are preparing to conclude their seven-game home stand as they have two games this weekend against the Topeka Roadrunners. The Bulls will be looking for revenge as they dropped both games against Topeka back on October 4th and 5th. The Bulls head into the contest with a 5-6-2 record and tied for 4th in the South Division. Gametimes will start at 7:00 Friday and Saturday night.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is offering another round of educational meetings to help producers better understand the new Farm Bill. A wide variety of locations throughout the Texas Panhandle are on the list of where programs will be conducted. For the complete schedule and other details, go here http://today.agrilife.org/2014/10/22/second-round-of-farm-bill-meetings-coming-to-the-panhandle/
Big decisions are coming for farmers related to their participation in various Farm Bill programs, most notably Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage. Information about PLC, ARC, base reallocation, and yield updates is available here
Many in agriculture are concerned about what is commonly referred to as “The Waters of the U.S. Rule.” This “rule” involves the Clean Water Act, and what many fear is an attempt by EPA to reinterpret the Act in ways that would make even small bodies of water like ditches and ponds subject to regulation and thereby impose new restrictions on common agricultural practices like fertilizer and herbicide application. A public comments period regarding the Clean Water Act proposals is open through Nov. 14. To learn more about the issue and submit your opinions, go here http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters/documents-related-proposed-definition-waters-united-states-under-clean-water-act