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LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES

Man Tries to Steal Officer's Car

A vehicle burglar picked the wrong car Thursday night. APD officers received a call that a man with no shirt was chasing a man in a Dallas Cowboys jersey with a handgun. Turns out the man with a gun was an off duty corrections officer and the man he was chasing had tried to break into his 2014 Dodge Charger. The off duty officer was able to run down the suspect, 21 year old Donavan Mincey, and took him back to his house to await officers. Mincey had a Dodge key and a key fob on him as well as a small amount of marijuana. He was booked into Potter County.

Woman Stabs Man; Takes Off With Children

A woman is behind bars after stabbing a man and taking off with two children. Officers received a call that a Hispanic man had been stabbed by an Asian woman in the 5400 block of Saratoga. One unit was able to find the suspect vehicle 39 year old Viengthong Sikalasinh was driving, and started chasing the vehicle. However, the chase was called off when the officers spotted the children in the back. Sikalasinh eventually pulled over into a home on North Acres and was arrested. There were witnesses to the stabbing, yet, when officers arrived at the house on Saratoga, the victim was no where to be found. Sikalasinh was booked into Potter County.

Bell 525 Takes Off

The Bell 525 Relentless has taken off. Bell Helicopter took the brand new commercial aircraft to the sky for the first time Thursday, testing it's flight control system and to set an idea of how future test flights will look. Over 60 of these helicopters are reserved under letters of intent, and Bell's website states the 525 "is designed to provide operators....unmatched situational awarness and the ability to perform a wide variety of missions under challenging weather conditions." It is the world's first fly-by-wire commercial helicopter and the company states it will be delivering the aircraft to customers in 2017.

Seliger Talks Future Legislation

With the recent legislative session ended, policy makers are looking to the future. Local senator Kel Seliger told KGNC it's time to start looking at the things they weren't able to get done this time around, like SB 313, as well as look at other ideas. Seliger often holds public meetings in his district to see what school boards want to change during the next session. He says that's the first place he will look for new ideas.

Lake Meredith Offers Events Through August

This Fourth of July, the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is rolling out a series of events to happen all the way through the week. Tim Cruze says there will be everything from "flintknapping" to "prehistoric weapons" with something happening every day from Saturday July 4th all the way to August 30th. For more information, give them a call at 806-857-3151.

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