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Shane McBryde
News Director

"Shane McBryde is a native of Alabama. He brings to KGNC over two decades of experience in broadcast radio journalism. Shane and his team of reporters are dedicated to providing news coverage for Amarillo and the Panhandle region."

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LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES

Man Threatens Employee and 7 Year Old When His Car is Repossessed

A man became irate after having his vehicle repossessed Saturday and threatened an employee and a 7 year old child. APD was called to Pancho Auto Sales located at 2610 South Mirror. 33 year old Billy Joe David Rodriguez, had gone to the car lot after his vehicle was repossessed and became argumentative then pulled out a 5 inch pocket knife and began threatening the employee and child. Rodriguez was booked into Potter County.

Head On Collision Near Shamrock Kills 1

A head on collision took the life of 64 year old William Keller around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

26 year old Dennise Chavez of Midland was driving northbound on US 83 about 2 miles north of Shamrock when she crossed the southbound lane and hit Keller head on. He was pronounced dead at the scene and Chavez taken to the hospital without injuries. DPS says she had been passing another car northbound, had headphones on, and was distracted at the time of the crash.

Potter County Deputies Go on 4 Hour Manhunt

Potter County Deputies were called out to the 1400 block of Starbright early Sunday morning on a disorderly conduct call.

The suspect, Travis Howard, had several outstanding warrants. The search turned into a manhunt when he ran into an open pasture north of Givens Road. APD K-9 came out to help in the search as well as Game Wardens, DPS, and the Potter County Fire Chief. When they finally found Howard, he was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. He was then booked into the Potter County Correction Center.

Home on Suzanna Street Catches Fire

A home on Suzanna Street caught fire Sunday night in the 14300 block. Amarillo firefighters, emergency peronnel, and the Randall County Sheriff's Department showed up. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the south side of the home. The only resident was able to escape without injury. No damage cost has been estimated and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

3 Year Old Dies in Canadian River Accident

This weekend's flooding contributed to death of a 3 year-old boy Sunday along the Canadian River.

Sunday afternoon about 6:15 Potter County Fire-Rescue were called to the banks of the river on a child trapped in an off-road vehicle. Once rescue crews were in the area they could see the ATV bobbing up and down in the current. The child was in a car seat attched to the vehicle. He was deceased at the time he was pulled out of the water. Apparently, the ATV was parked on a sand bar when the current flipped the vehicle into the turbulent water. The child has been taken to Lubbock for an autopsy.

Flood Reports Over the Weekend

Heavy rains over the weekend caused problems with flooding in several communities. In the Canyon villiage of Timbercreek, a large amount of water overtopped the Timbercreek Canyon dam.  The road over the dam has to be closed out of safety concerns. Reports early Sunday morning said In excess of 1 foot of water was flowing over the Dam. 
 
Lake Tanglewood Emergency Management reported South Shore just past Jean Dr. is down to one lane due to a partial washout caused by the torrential rains. Also, just past 529 North Shore and Lago Vista both had dangerous shoulder wash outs. Those areas are marked with cones. You're advised to use caution in those areas.
 
As of approximately 8:30 Sunday evening Village of Palisades, is reporting due to the high levels of rain in the area, and the watersheds that drain into the creek there - the low-water crossing used by the residents of the south side of the creek may be closed to traffic because of overflow. If the crossing is closed use the Mary Francis Emergency Exit (follow the emergency signs) to enter & exit the Village through Lake Tanglewood.
 
Kyle Black, Mayor of the adjacent community of Timbercreek, called the folks in Palisades and said that the water level in their creek was a few inches from the overflow intake, with that there was a high probability that the low-water crossing closed through the night.
 
TxDOT also reports the exit ramp to McCormick from SB I-27 had to be closed Saturday due to flooding. Up to two feet covered the exit ramp and frontage road. The closure was expected to remain in affect until 11 o' clock this morning.

Traffic Delays for This Week

The Texas Department of Transportation has released a list of road closures to be mindful of as we kick off the week.    
 
    On I-27, expect lane closures in both directions from 26th Street to 45th Street for pothole repair.
    
    On I-40, expect lane closures in both directions from Pullman to Arthur for pothole repair.
 
    On NE Loop 335, expect lane closures in various locations between 9th Street and Eastern Street for pothole repair.
 
    On the FM 1912 overpass at US 60, expect periodic lane closures for bridge deck repair.

51 Year Old Female Hit in Sunday Shooting

Amarillo Police are investigating a shooting Sunday afternoon around 1:30 in the 4100 Block of South Washington.

Witnesses reported seeing a black male talking to someone in a vehicle which had stopped in the middle of the road. The vehicle then began to pull away and the man pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and starting shooting at it. About an hour later, police were sent to a local hospital to investigate the shooting of a 51 year-old white female who had been grazed by a bullet in the ankle.

The woman had been standing on Washington when she was hit. Witnesses told police the black man who had been seen doing the shooting fled the scene in a black Toyota sedan.

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