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An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery of a convenience store. 

Around 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday, a man walked into the Toot 'n Totum at Wolflin and Port Lane armed with a handgun demanding money. 

APD detectives began following up on leads, evidence was gathered, and an arrest warrant was issued. 

21 year old Robert Blaine Glick was located late Thursday morning and booked into Potter county on a charge of aggravated robbery.


The manager of the Moore County Regional Airport has been named the 2014 General Aviation Airport Manager of the year. 

Brandon Cox was given the award during the 32nd Annual Texas Aviation conference held in Dallas. 

According to a TXDOT press release, Cox played a big role in an airport runway expansion to accomodate larger aircraft.  He worked closely with TXDOT's aviation division and county commissioners to make sure the project stayed on track and was completed to satisfaction.


Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs your help finding their fugitive of the week. 

Erik Gerardo Gonzalez is wanted out of Potter county for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and a parole warrant for dangerous drugs. 

Anyone with information on Gonzalez is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or go online to amapolice.org to submit a tip. 

You could get a reward of up to $300 if your anonymous tip leads to his arrest.


Paul McCartney announced he will kick off the U.S. Leg of his "out there" tour with a June date in Lubbock. 

"I find it incredulous that i am fortunate enough to be Mayor of this great city at a truly historic time when we have someone of Paul McCartney stature reach out to Lubbock, reach out to Texas Tech University and ask to come to Lubbock," said Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson.

Tickets for McCartney's June 14 performance in Lubbock will go on sale Friday, April 25th at 10 a.m. Prices range from $59.50, $89.50, $165, and $250. 

American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning next Monday at 10 a.m. Through Thursday at 10 p.m.


A truck full of burning hay shut down the Dumas Highway for about 6 hours Wednesday.

Around 10am, a truck driver traveling on HWY-87 just north of the Canadian River noticed that his load of alfalfa was ablaze.

He pulled over and had enough time to disconnect the cab from the trailer, but the fire was to far along to put it out himself.

"Potter County, Dumas, and the Texas Forest Service showed up to try and out it out," said Trooper Chris Ray with the Department of Public Safety. "The thing smoldered and visibility was horrible because of the heavy smoke. About 4pm we were able to get the road opened back up, south bound, so people could travel through there safely."

Ray adds they were lucky the fire didn't spread to the side of the road and start a grass fire.

The trailer was a total loss. No one was injured in the incident

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