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23 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

Tractor-trailer catches fire north of Amarillo

About 6:30 a.m., Potter County firefighters responded to a report of a tractor-trailer on fire near the Givens Avenue exit on U.S. Highway 287, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Officers recover stolen motorcycles, arrest wanted suspect

On July 23, at 10:40 p.m., APD officers saw a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle at Amarillo Blvd. and Mirror with no license plate.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Amarillo.com

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has guaranteed 155 loans worth $65 million to small businesses in Potter and Randall counties since 2009, a regional administrator for the agency said Monday.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Randall County, TX, Amarillo, TX, Happy, TX

Amarillo.com

Three charged with drug trafficking after I-40 stop

Federal authorities have charged three Decatur men with drug trafficking after a Potter County deputy found more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine and a pound of cocaine in a rental car during an Interstate 40 traffic stop earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

2 arrested after narcotic search warrant executed

Today at 11 a.m., a narcotic search warrant was executed by APD Narcotics and SWAT at 1814 S. Austin, rear apartment.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Amarillo, TX

KVII-TV Amarillo

Jails considering sale of e-cigs to inmates

Certain companies have started reaching out to jails to start selling the popular product to inamtes.

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Related Topix: Randall County, TX, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Amarillo.com

Man found with meth pleads guilty to gun charge

An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal weapons charge after Potter County deputies found more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine in his rental car during an April Interstate 40 traffic stop.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Amarillo, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Amarillo.com

Finance reports show one-sided race for District 87 seat

Former Potter County Democratic Party Chairman Abel Bosquez, who is running against Amarillo's Republican incumbent Four Price for the third consecutive time, raised less than $2,000 during the first six months of this year and, as of June 30, had $179 left in his bank account.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

MyHighPlains.com

New Write-in Candidate for Potter County's Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace

Trenton Garza announced his intent to file and pursue the Justice of the Peace position for Potter Countys Precinct 3 in the 2014 General Election.

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

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Amarillo.com

NWS: Showers and thunderstorms continue through Thursday

Thunderstorms and showers are expected to return to the area Tuesday meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Amarillo said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Amarillo, TX, Natural Disasters, Flood, Randall County, TX

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Amarillo.com

County weighs parking issue

Potter County is still looking for the answer to its lack of sufficient parking, and on Monday, commissioners began thinking about joining the parking garage project proposed by the city of Amarillo.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Sun Jul 13, 2014

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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