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The American Quarter Horse Museum is getting involved with the Oklahoma tornado disaster relief.Sarah Davidson with the A.Q.H.M says they are currently collecting donations of very specific items."Right now our donations are the immediate needed items, non-perishable food items, toiletries, buckets, shovels and gloves. We are asking that you only bring the items that are on our list." Davidson says they will have a trailer set up at the main entrance to the A.Q.H.M from Wednesday till Friday, 8am to 8pm. Davidson says any monetary donations should be directed to the www.redcross.org.
A massive tornado, estimated at nearly 2 miles wide, devastated an area outside of oklahoma city on Monday.
The twister reduced 1000-plus homes, along with schools, and highways to rubble.
Martha Riddlespurger with the Amarillo Red Cross says, there will be Red Cross teams, sent from Texas, to help with the Oklahoma disaster relief...but right now its just too dangerous.
"We are not going to send our own volunteers in to danger. So, theres nothing we can do until theres been given an all clear so the Red Cross can get out there. Local people, we can't send them out because they are not going to be able to help anybody if something happens to them. So, we have to wait for the weather to clear a little bit before the Red Cross can head out."
Riddlespurger says, in wake of this tornado, hitting so soon after last weeks tornado strike in North Texas, the Red Cross is in major need of financial donations.
"If people want to donate financial assistant the thing to do is to put 'for disaster relief' and not to say for Moore, or for Crystal City, or for Granbury but just for disaster relief in general. Because as you can see, the way our weather patterns are going, it can be another town tomorrow and we wouldnt be able to use that money for another town."
To donate visit www.redcross.org.
For the third time in 6 months, an Amarillo bank has been robbed.
Police are investigating at the First Bank Southwest, at 5701 Southwest 34th, where a man entered just after 10:30am Monday morning carrying a bag and a short-barreled shotgun.
He pointed the gun at employees and then climbed over the counter.
He took money from more than one drawer in the bank, the climbed back over the counter and fled.
The suspect had a Gray cloth completely covering his head and face, and he was wearing sunglasses.
No one was injured and no arrests have been made so far.
The Department of Public Safety made another big drug bust this weekend.
Just after 2pm, Saturday afternoon, D.P.S. Troopers stopped a truck and trailer, heading east on I -40, in Potter County.
A search of the vehicle revealed 9,797 grams of cocaine and 14,696 grams of methamphetamine, with a combined value of $731,464.
The driver, 65 year old Morris Arnold Welcome, was booked in to the Potter County Jail.
Authorities believe the drugs were on their way to Albuquerque, NM from Brooklyn, NY.
A nasty wreck between 2 pickup trucks sends one man to the hospital.
According to the Amarillo Police, the collision occurred,around 11:30am Monday morning, on the west bound 1-40 Frontage Road and Julian Street.
Witnesses say, 21 year old, Bradly Wilson St. Claire ran a red light on Julian and hit, 69 year old, William Norman Holleyfield who was traveling west on the access road.
Holleyfield was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
The wreck is currently under investigation.