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An update on the fatal accident involving a street race Friday evening claims that the passenger of the Tahoe, Christy Ann Breece, is still in life-threatening condition. The driver of the Mustang has also been located and is being investigated at this time. Officials are still looking for the third vehicle involved, described as a dark gray GM make 4 door truck.
All the rain the panhandle has received in the last couple of days has allowed at least one county to lift their ban against outdoor burning. Hutchinson County reports they have lifted their burn ban in hopes that the much needed moisture has abolished the wildfire danger, at least for the next few weeks.
A man was arrested Saturday for leaving his autistic 2 year old in a locked vehicle.
Around noon, APD was dispatched to 316 Osage where they found the toddler dressed only in a diaper crying. They then made contact with the 29 year old father, Jose Lule Ruiz, who had left the child in the vehicle alone for 25 minutes as he went into a business.
Ruiz was placed under arrest and taken to Potter County and the mother was contacted to take custody of the child.
The Amarillo City Council will convene Tuesday at 3 for their regularly scheduled meeting.
There they will hear two resolutions about the Rock Island Rail Trail; the first of which approves phase II with the associated goals and objectives while the second approves submitting a nomination to TxDOT's Transportation Alternative Program to help pay for the renovations. The largest award on the consent agenda will be used to rehabilitate the River Road Water Treatment Plant.
The Council gathers on the 3rd floor of City Hall in downtown Amarillo.
Narcotics and an illegal possession of a firearm landed one man in jail early Monday morning. An APD officer stopped a 2004 Dodge truck in the 1500 block of south Bell. The 23 year old driver, Casiano Agustin Jr., gave permission for a search of the vehicle. That's when the officer found 45 grams of meth and a .380 pistol. Agustin was booked into Potter County.
An accident in Hartley County has claimed a life of a Dalhart woman.
46 year old Mary Lynn Nash was traveling northbound on US 385 Saturday afternoon when she drove on the wrong side into the southbound lane colliding with the rear axles of a semi. Nash was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the 18 wheeler was treated and released.
Police are searching for three black males accused of aggravated robbery of a home in the 6500 block of N.E. 12th on Sunday morning.
They entered through an unlocked door wearing brown hooded jackets and red masks. One suspect was described as being 5'5" tall, the other two were just said to be taller. They spoke Burmese. They fled on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries reported.
The Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is being hailed as a success. This year's awards went to Man Of The Year Ronnie Morrison, a Fritch volunteer fire fighter who worked the Double Diamond fire. Woman of the year was Julie Winters XO of the Hutchinson County United Way. She was honored in particular for her work with victims of the Double Diamond fire.
A street race Friday evening has left one man dead and a woman with life-threatening injuries.
APD responded to the crash near 34th and Grand where they found the driver of a Chevy Tahoe, 24 year old James Keith Sutton had died at the scene. His passenger, 29 year old Christy Ann Breece was taken to a local hospital. One of the other two vehicles involved in the race was a yellow Ford Mustang which was found later. The other an extended cab, or quad cab, gray, full sized pick up that has not been located.
APD is encouraging those with information to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
COLLINGSWORTH COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
DONLEY COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
GRAY COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
WHEELER COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS...
* UNTIL NOON CDT
* AT 857 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATES 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN OVER PARTS OF
THE ADVISORY AREA WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED. RUNOFF FROM
THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE FLOODING...
ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER CROSSINGS.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE...
CLARENDON... WELLINGTON... SHAMROCK...
PAMPA... LELIA LAKE... HOWARDWICK...
HEDLEY... GREENBELT LAKE... SAMNORWOOD...
QUAIL... LUTIE... DOZIER...
DODSON... WHEELER... TWITTY...
NEW MOBEETIE... LELA... KELLERVILLE...
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
BRIDGES...DIPS...OR OTHER LOW SPOTS IF WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.
NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM...EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT OR
IN A VEHICLE.
AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL ARE STILL POSSIBLE IN THE
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS
AND STREAMS...URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS
WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.