NewsTalk 710 KGNC-AM is Amarillo's News Leader.


Mike Hill

News Director
Email Mike






 

Chris Copeland

News Reporter
Email Chris




 
 

 

LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week

Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding their fugitive of the week.  

Quentin Adam Sanders is wanted by pardon and parole for dangerous drugs. Anyone with information on Sanders is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org.  

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

Amarillo Couple Arrested After Selling Meth to Cop

A man and a woman were arrested after selling meth to an undercover cop.

Around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Billie Jeanne Ramirez, 28, and Dewey Bob Meyers, 56, pulled into the Hobby Lobby parking lot on Bell, where Ramirez sold the meth to the undercover officer.  They were both booked into Randall county for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

Meyers also had 3 outstanding municipal warrants.

Deadly Canine Virus Distemper Sweeps Through Amarillo

An outbreak of a deadly canine virus is sweeping through the city.  
 
Jena McFall with the Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society says distemper affects the dog's neurological system. The virus is treatable before it gets that far, but the problem is, the initial symptoms are widely misdiagnosed as parvo or kennel cough.
 
"With distemper, if it gets into the neurological part, there's no cure. So sometimes, when you think they have kennel cough, and you doctor them, by the time that you figure out that it's something other than kennel cough, it's too late," McFall said.
 
McFall said the original symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea, mistaken for parvo, followed by an upper respiratory infection, thought to be kennel cough. Prevention is the best cure, with yearly vaccinations. There is a 90% save rate if distemper is caught by the respiratory symptom stage of the infection.
 

James Herring Named Winner of National Golden Spur Award

The 37th recipient of the National Golden Spur award has been named.
 
Nominated by the National Cattlemen's Foundation, James Herring, will be recognized for his lifelong work for ranchers and beef producers.
 
"The contributions that he has made to the beef industry has been significant. Moving the industry forward, helping livestock producers produce a superior product that is embraced by consumers at home and abroad," said Matt Brockman, Executive Director of the National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Herring will receive the award on September 20th, at the National Ranching Heritage Center on the Texas Tech university campus in Lubbock.

"Kidsfest" Ramps Back Up to Get Students in Shape for School

Cue the sigh of relief from the parents, and the groans from the kids.
 
Because school is starting up again soon and "Kidsfest" aims at making it a little easier.
 
"It gives children and their parents an opportunity to come to one place and get school supplies, and they also have snacks and games, we have entertainment. Probably the main thing is coming and getting a backpack with school supplies," said Becky Zenor, Vice President of the Quality of Life council with the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce.
 
This years "Kidsfest" is at the Amarillo Civic Center from 8 to noon this Saturday. Last year, more than 7,000 backpacks full of supplies was given out.
 

New Splash Pad Built in Eastridge Area

Kids in the Eastridge area have a new place to cool off.  

A new splash pad was unveiled Wednesday morning in Eastridge school park. In addition to the splash pad, there is now shaded seating and improvements to the restrooms, walkways, and lighting.

The splash pad is open for public use from 11-8, seven days a week.

Washington Street Overpass Repair Work

If your daily commute takes you southbound on the Canyon E-way, expect some delays.  
 
Bridge joint and abutment repair work will take place on the Washington street overpass for the next few weeks. One lane will be closed daily from now till the project is completed.  On the weekends, two lanes will be closed, leaving only one lane open on the southbound overpass.  
 
Work should be done by the end of August.
Copyright © KGNC-AM. All Rights Reserved. Internet Development by Triton Digital Media.