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Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help with their crime of the week.
Early Saturday morning, the Toot 'n Totum at the Boulevard and Columbine was robbed at knifepoint. The suspect is described as a hispanic male, 5'7"-5'10" with a goatee and glasses, wearing a black t-shirt with a hatchet-man logo on the back.
Anyone with information is asked to 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 APD traffic investigation unit is still investigating after a Monday evening's accident that sent a man to the hospital.
Around 9:15 an officer pulled up to a collision just after it occured, and found a 57 year old black male had walked out in front of a 2001 Plymouth Voyager Van. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
The driver of the van Isaiah Sanchez-Hernandez, 32, was uninjured.
An ice cream vendor in west Amarillo was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.
Just before 8:30, the vendor had finished selling ice cream from a push cart near northwest 2nd and Bowyer and was walking back to his van. A man walked past him then circled back, asking for a cigarette and ice cream.
When he was told there was no more ice cream, the suspect pulled a gun and took the money from the vendor. The suspect is described as a hispanic male about 18-20 years old, 5'1" and thin, wearing a dark colored hat and a blue and black striped shirt.
Three stolen vehicles were recovered and two men were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend.
The first one happened late Saturday night near 6th and Prospect. Grant Tyler Curtis, 22, was arrested after being caught in a jeep that was stolen earlier this month.
The second incident happened around 4 hours later when Jesse David Freeman, 48, was arrested after being caught in a stolen Malibu. Further investigation showed Freeman to be in possession of a stolen BMW out of Odessa.
Both men were booked into Potter county for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and numerous other charges.
The West Texas A&M University Lady Buffs volleyball team will travel to Plainview to face off against Wayland Baptist tonight at 7:00.
The Lady Buffs go into the contest with a 12-3 record, while the Pioneers hold a 9-8 record on the season. The Lady Buffs are currently riding a 4 game winning streak going into the contest.
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
Enrollment is underway for the next edition of Texas A&M AgriLife’s Master Marketer Program. Classes will begin in January of 2015. The program offers participants education on a variety of ways to strengthen their risk management skills. Past graduates report increasing their personal profits by an average of more than $33,000 a year. For more information about Master Marketer, go here https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/index.cfm/productDetails/ProductID/1545/
The annual Southwest Dairy Day is scheduled Oct. 8 at the Del Rio Dairy near Friona. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Gingg family are hosting the event. For more information, go here http://today.agrilife.org/2014/09/08/southwest-dairy-day-to-offer-look-at-modern-dairy-oct-8-near-friona/
Farmers can now enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program. CTAP will provide cotton farmers in the 2014 crop year with interim payments until USDA can begin offering the new insurance product known as the Stacked Income Protection Plan, which was created in the new Farm Bill. For more information, go 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 Oct. 20. To learn more about the issue and submit your opinions, go here http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/CWAwaters.cfm