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An Amarillo man was arrested on multiple charges of child pornography.
On Wednesday afternoon, a witness told detectives that they had seen the laptop and cellphone of Michael Clarence Kemp, 63, displaying depictions of children involved in sexual activity. A search warrant at Kemp's home turned up thirteen images of possession of child pornography. He was booked into Randall County on those charges, and investigators will determine if there is evidence of other crimes or if any of the children can be identified.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding their fugitive of the week. Jimmy Dillon East has two warrants out of Potter County for burglary and one warrant out of Randall for credit card abuse. Anyone with information on East is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org. A reward of up to $300 is being offered for info leading to his arrest.
Prices at the pump continue to rise. According to the Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch, drivers in Amarillo are paying an average of $2.18 a gallon, an increase of 9 cents from last week but still 97 cents cheaper than a year ago. Refineries are in the midst of conducting seasonal maintenance, a process that can limit fuel production and contribute to rising pump prices.
Early Wednesday morning, APD PACE officers busted a car in the 1400 block of Amarillo Boulevard east.
The passenger had oustanding warrants and several items of narcotic paraphernalia. Officers also found a sawed off shotgun under the driver's seat. Both the driver, Christopher Arthur, and the passenger Erik Gilmore were arrested and transported to the Potter County Correction Center.
State Senator Kel Seliger filed a bill to curb rising tuition rates at public colleges and universities.
Senate Bill 778 would tie any tuition increases to quantifiable, performance-based measurements. Any increase in tuition would have to justified against a measure of how the school is performing based in part on four- and six-year graduation rates, first-to-second year persistence rates and first generation college graduates, among others.
A multi-state investigation is underway after a traffic stop in Potter County. A deputy made the stop last Friday on I-40 for a traffic violation and during a search, found several new I-Phone, laptops, and several thousand dollars in U.S. currency. They also found several blocks of wood the same size as an I-Phone, shrink wrap, and a heat gun.
A receipt from a chain store in Gallup, New Mexico was also found where two I-Phones had been returned. The store was contacted and it was learned that the I-Phones returned had wooden blocks in them and the phones were missing. A store in Oregon was also contacted and they reported the same story.
The two people in the vehicle had no outstanding warrants and no charges have been presented. They were released pending further investigation, and any information from the case will be forwarded to all agencies that are investigating.
For those peace officers who wish to become troopers, the DPS will be hosting two symposiums on March 13 from 9 to noon and from 2 to 5. Trooper Chris Ray says they'll take place at the DPS Office here in Amarillo at 4200 Canyon Drive and says if you've already put your info in online, just bring you paperwork so you can get a testing date scheduled.
The City of Amarillo says they'll be conducting a grant application workshop for folks wanting to receive funding from the Community Development Block and Home Investment Partnership grants. Organizations can sign up through amarillo.gov and the workshop takes place Monday March the 2nd at 2 o'clock in the 3rd floor of City Hall.