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A man was arrested on a methamphetamine charge after a traffic stop.
An APD motorcycle officer made the stop Wednesday morning in the 900 block of west 6th. While the officer was talking to the driver, a passenger who had got out of the car was bending over like he was getting something from his shoe. The officer looked under the passenger side of the car and found a small nylon bag with three bags of meth inside.
Jacque Mario Sanford, 46, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The driver was issued a traffic citation and released.
The Amarillo Police Department has received some complaints about door-to-door solicitors.
The callers said that two men were first checking for unlocked doors before ringing the doorbell. When the homeowner answered the door, they claimed to be selling vacuum cleaners - even though they didn't have one with them.
When they were turned away, the two men went to the next house, again checking the door first then knocking. The APD wants to remind citizens that anyone doing door-to-door solicitations are required by city ordinance to obtain a solicitors permit from the police department. If they do not have a permit, call the police department.
An Amarillo man that was taken to the hospital after a wreck in the 1500 block of Airport drive just after 6:00 a.m. Wednesday has died.
William Duncan Baker, 64, was driving the 2011 Chevy Equinox that struck the trailer being pulled by an International Harvester. The driver of the Harvester, Carlos Arturo Carrillo, 58, of Nogales, Arizona, was uninjured. Speed was a factor in the collision.
The incident is still being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding their fugitive of the week.
Jessica Esparza Conley is wanted out of Randall county for criminal non-support and possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. Anyone with information on Conley is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org.
If your tip leads to her arrest, you could get a reward of up to $300.
Amarillo Police are looking for a man who committed an armed robbery Thursday morning.
Around 10:00, APD officers were sent to the 700 block of south Georgia where a female employee told them she was robbed by a black male, 25 to 30 years old, just below six feet tall and weighting around 150 pounds. He was wearing a blue hoodie and a white "Jason" type hockey mask.
He demanded money from the employees purse and ran off in an unknown direction. The female was not hurt and anyone with information is asked to call the APD or Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.
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.
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