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18 min ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

At least 1 dead in two-semi wreck, fire

At least one person was killed Friday night in a wreck that left two tractor-trailers smoldering on the Interstate 40 center median near Bushland, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

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Related Topix: Bushland, TX

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Amarillo.com

Petitions ask to remove Potter County alcohol sales restrictions

An existing Walmart and a proposed Sam's Club want to sell beer and wine, but first they have to get voters to approve removing restrictions, and an Austin firm that specializes in local option elections took the first step Friday by submitting more than 3,200 signatures on petitions asking for just that.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Bishop Hills, TX, Bushland, TX

MyHighPlains.com

Petition for Alcohol Sales in Amarillo

A dry part of Amarillo may get partially wet this November. An alcohol initiative is closer to making it onto the ballot.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Amarillo.com

Nancy Tanner creates judicial transition team

The apparent next Potter County judge announced Friday she has formed a transition team to smooth and speed her move into the office Jan. 1. Nancy Tanner, who won the Republican primary and doesn't face a Democrat in the Nov. 4 election, said she wants to start leading as soon as she takes office, so she appointed seven people to the team.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Randall County, TX

Amarillo.com

Man reindicted on murder charge

About 9:30 p.m. the night of the incident, dispatchers received reports of a possible assault at a house in the 300 block of North Lamar Street, where one person was armed with a baseball bat, Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit coordinator Lt.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Traffic stop yields drugs, guns

On July 7, at around 1:30 p.m., Amarillo police officers stopped a white Dodge in the 3300 block of SW 7th for traffic violations, but subsequently arrested both the driver and the passenger.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Amarillo, TX

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Amarillo.com

Man leads authorities on three-county chase

Potter and Carson County Sheriff's deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a man after a pursuit that led law enforcement through two county borders at speeds of up to 90 mph.

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Related Topix: Carson County, TX, Gray County, TX

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

APD officers witness auto burglary in progress

Amarillo police officers witness a man stealing an ice chest from the back of a pickup, book him into Potter County.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Entertainment

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Fugitive of the Week: Robert Esteban Butler

Robert Esteban Butler is wanted by Potter County for two warrants - Assault on a Family Member Impede Breath or Circulation and Assault on a Family Member with previous convictions.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Amarillo.com

Amarillo firefighter dies of cancer

"Andy was a fun-loving, easy-to-get-along-with guy," said Amarillo Fire Department Capt.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Amarillo.com

Police: man arrested after breaking into ex-girlfriend's apartment

Officers arrested a man on a charge of burglary with attempt to commit assault after he broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment, stole her cellphone and punched her, Amarillo police said.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Tue Jul 01, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Fireworks Sales Skyrocketing

Fireworks vendors are having a much better year this year. Three years after all fireworks were essentially banned in Texas, they're making a good comeback.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Fireworks remain a concern in nearby counties

This year Randall and Potter County have no restrictions on aerial fireworks, meaning independent sellers are stocking up, and say they've seen more business this year than in years past.

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Related Topix: Randall County, TX

Amarillo.com

Naked spree through medical district leads to arrest

Police arrested a man who fled from Northwest Texas Healthcare System to Panhandle Pediatrics, attempted to steal two cars and hid in a false ceiling - all while stark naked.

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Related Topix: Panhandle, TX, Amarillo, TX

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Amarillo.com

Stanley Marsh 3's letter to Ant Farm artists on the Cadillac Ranch proposal

Editor's note: This letter, dated March 8, 1974, was from Stanley Marsh 3 to the Ant Farm artists on the proposal to build Cadillac Ranch.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Amarillo.com

Celebrate 4th of July safely

Friday is Independence Day, and people all over the Texas Panhandle are gearing up to take advantage of recent rains, seizing the opportunity to set off fireworks and celebrate the nation's birthday.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Panhandle, TX, Randall County, TX, Weather, Hutchinson County, TX

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Amarillo.com

Bushland gas release was not pipeline rupture

Lightning caused a release of natural gas from an Atmos Energy facility that triggered the evacuation of residents in the Prairie West housing development in Bushland early this morning.

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Related Topix: Bushland, TX, Amarillo, TX

KVII-TV Amarillo

Bushland Evacuated Due to Gas Line Leak

UPDATE, 6:56 AM: Sheriff Thomas of the Potter County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that the gas leak was caused by a lightning strike and is a cause for concern.

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Related Topix: Bushland, TX

Tue Jun 24, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Grand Jury Indicts Woman in Northwest Texas Hospital Shooting

A Potter County Grand Jury has cleared the Amarillo Police Officer involved in a shooting at Northwest Texas Hospital back in March.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Amarillo.com

D.A.: Criminal charges against Marsh 3 dropped for now

Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News Amarillo millionaire Stanley Marsh 3, seated right, leaves the Potter County, Texas, Detention Center with the help of his wife Wendi Marsh, left and attorney Paul Nugent after being booked Wednesday November 28, 2012 after Potter County officials filed 11 criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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