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A weeekend traffic stop on I-40 yielded over 58 pounds of marijuana.
A DPS trooper made the stop Saturday evening for a traffic violation near Conway. During the stop, the trooper discovered 55 bundles of pot worth over $185,000 hidden inside the luggage.
The two people in the car were booked into Carson county on a second-degree felony charge of possession of marijuana. The drugs were reportedly being taken from San Fernando, California to Tulsa.
A reported kidnapping Monday turned out to be false.
Around 8:15 a.m., a woman texted her boyfriend saying she had been kidnapped from an apartment complex in south Amarillo. About 45 minutes later, a woman with her hands tied asked for help at a home in the 7000 block of Navajo.
She was the woman who had texted her boyfriend and she told officers that a man had forced her at gunpoint to drive him out to rural Potter county to meet a second man. Investigators noticed inconsistencies in her account of what had happened. After some conversation, the woman admitted that she had not been kidnapped and she was not the victim of any criminal activity.
Detectives are continuing to investigate to find out why the woman reported the incident.
No one was injured and one person was arrested after a housefire Sunday night.
Around 9:20, firefighters were called to a blaze in the 3700 block of south Polk. The fire was determined to be intentionally set and it resulted in extensive damage to the home and the contents inside.
While at the scene, deputy fire marshals found and arrested Vashti Pryor, 29, who was booked into Randall county on a second-degree felony charge of reckless arson. Estimated property loss is $30,000, and estimated content loss is $10,000.
Expect some traffic delays over the next few days on Coulter between I-40 and 9th street, near the area of the hospitals.
Mark Read, City Engineer, says crews worked on that project over the weekend so it should be finished by this Wednesday. And further delays will be experienced on Hillside Road on the west side of the intersection with Coulter Street due to construction of a new sanitary sewer main.
The Hillside lanes should be all reopened by January 16th.
The West Texas A&M women's volleyball team will be at home tonight as they will face off against Midwestern State. The Lady Buffs go into the contest with a 20-3 overall record with an 11-0 conference record and riding a 12 game winning streak dating back to September 20th. That game will being at 7:00 pm in Canyon.
The West Texas A&M women's golf fired a school-record 292 in the first round of the 2014 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Monday on the par 72, 5,921-yard Fort Sill Golf Course. The Lady Buffs lead the 12-team field by seven strokes heading into Tuesday's final round. The field is set to complete the 36-hole tournament Tuesday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
UIL is changing several of their athletics rules. Beginning in the 2015 football playoffs, the higher seeds in the Class 6A playoffs will have home-field advantage in the first round. Class 2A will increase the amount of teams making the playoffs from 3 to 4 for all conference 2A varsity team sports. And Class 1A will have their own playoffs with Class 1A and Class 2A playing each other in district play, but divide the two into separate playoff brackets.
The Amarillo Bulls are getting set for their two home games this weekend against the Corpus Christi Ice Rays. The Bulls head into the contest with a 3-6-2 record on the season and are currently last in the South Division. The Bulls and Ice Rays will play on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm in Amarillo.
In high school football action Friday night, Tascosa is unbeaten no more as they fell to Frenship in their district opener 35-34. Randall defeated Caprock 56-36. Palo Duro takes care of business over Dumas 49-14. Canyon survives against Hereford 37-34. Plainview beats Abilene Cooper in a shootout 68-63. Lubbock Estacado takes care of Levelland 65-53. Lubbock Monterey is at .500 after beating Lubbock Coronado 39-35. Lubbock Cooper gets win number 6 against Lubbock High 34-14. Pampa wins at home against Seminole 47-20. Iowa Park gets the best of Bushland 38-20. Vernon shutsout Dalhart 48-0. Idalou beats Tulia 27-13. Highland Park wins on the road against Sanford Fritch 27-14. In a string of blowouts in District 1-3A Division 1, Childress beats Dimmitt 37-7, Muleshoe tops Friona 55-7, and Littlefield beats River Road 19-7. Canadian remains unbeaten as they beat Wellington 35-12. Stratford blows out Panhandle at home 48-14. West Texas beats Boys Ranch 33-31. In a battle of unbeaten teams, Booker blows out Gruver 49-14. Sunray gets its first district win against Shamrock 55-26.
Top High School Football Performers:
Randall: RB Wyatt Garton 22 carries 324 yards 2 TDs (including a 97 yard TD)
Canyon: QB Cade McCallie 346 total yards (148 rush) 5 total TDs (3 rush & 2 pass)
Booker: QB Hunter Lile 19-25 395 yards 4 TDs; passed Drew Tate's state record for completions in a career (950)
Idalou: RB Brandt Schilling 133 rush yards 2 TDs
Highland Park: QB Ruben Ruiz 156 pass yards & 145 rush yards 3 total TDs (2 pass & 1 rush)
Wheeler: Traylen Drake 3 total TDs (1 rush, 1 receiving, & 1 INT return)
West Texas: WR Emilio Hernandez 7 rec 104 yards 3 TDs
Speaking of the dairy business, producers have a new risk management program available to them through the new farm bill. It’s called the Margin Protection Program and sign up is underway at this time with an enrollment deadline of November 28. So there’s still plenty of time left to get in, and if you would like to know about the program before signing up, Texas A&M AgriLife is providing two opportunities. On Friday, October 24 AgriLife educational programs will be conducted in Hereford and Hartley. There’s no cost to attend either of the sessions and no pre-registration required either. For more details, go here
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