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Yesterday | KVII-TV Amarillo

Amarillo Special Crimes Unit asking residents for help finding 4 year missing person

The Amarillo Special Crimes Unit is asking residents for help in finding Randall County resident Mark Burkett Jr. who has been missing for four years.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Amarillo.com

Former Swisher sheriff pleads guilty to misconduct charges

A former Swisher County sheriff pleaded guilty Monday to charges of official oppression stemming from allegations he sexually harassed a former Swisher County employee during an official business trip through Randall County.

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Related Topix: Swisher County, TX, Tulia, TX

Fri Aug 15, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Ex-Sheriff may agree to plea deal on Monday

Ex-Swisher County Sheriff Emilio Benavidez will have the option to plead guilty on Monday for his official oppression charge.

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Related Topix: Swisher County, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Amarillo.com

Randall commissioners propose deficit budget, tax increase

Randall County commissioners gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a tax rate increase of less than one cent and a budget of $57.7 million.

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Related Topix: Canyon, TX

Amarillo.com

Two arrested after leading APD on vehicle, foot chase

Police arrested two men Tuesday after a traffic stop led to an early morning pursuit in vehicles and on foot in north Amarillo.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Potter County, TX

Mon Aug 11, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Fatal Dog Shooting Prompts Policy Changes in Randall County

A Randall county family claims their dog was wrongfully killed by a sheriff's deputy.

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Related Topix: Canyon, TX

KVII-TV Amarillo

Dog's death prompts policy change at Sheriff's Office

After nearly three weeks of review the Randall County Sheriff's Office plans to provide additional training for officers during incidents involving aggressive animals.

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MyHighPlains.com

Randall County Sheriff's Office to Hold Press Conference on Dog Shooting

A sheriff's spokesman says a deputy shot and killed a dog late last month while on a call about a loose dog in the county.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

Amarillo.com

Luncheon to celebrate female elected officials

The fifth annual Louise Daniel Women's History Luncheon and Women's Equality Day Celebration will be at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the Great Hall in Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. The occasion will honor past and present Texas Panhandle women elected officials - such as Mary L. Tudor, who was Potter County treasurer in 1912, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Panhandle, TX, Potter County, TX, Austin, TX, Texas A&M University, Amarillo, TX

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Amarillo.com

Fourth arrest made in shooting, biting incident

An Amarillo suspect in a Monday afternoon shooting incident was released from a local hospital Friday and booked into the Randall County jail on assault and drug charges.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Thu Aug 07, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Borger Man Arrested in Amarillo on Several Charges

Officers tried a traffic stop on the vehicle, however 31-year-old Joshua Wayne Simmons sped off and eluded the officer.

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Related Topix: Borger, TX, Amarillo, TX

Tue Aug 05, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Domestic Dispute Ends in Finger Bitten Off, Shooting, and Crash in Southwest Amarillo

Two others were arrested on assault charges related to the incident, 35-year-old Andrea Hadaway and 43-year-old Preston Embry are in the Randall County Jail.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Amarillo.com

Farm briefs: 2 conservation meetings scheduled

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Randall County and Palo Duro Soil and Water Conservation District will host their Local Working Group meeting at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at USDA Service Center, 2315 11th Ave., Canyon.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Canyon, TX, Potter County, TX, Amarillo, TX

Amarillo.com

Henry: They're coming to America - or Amarillo

Welcome to Amarillo - the refugee capital of America. Since the topic of this column is refugees and their impact on Amarillo, it's too easy to drop a Tom Petty or Neil Diamond reference, crooners known for songs related to refugees.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Potter County, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, Opinion

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Amarillo.com

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Residents of Potter and Randall counties will soon have increased access to medical services like HIV and STD testing, blood and urine sampling, and immunizations - among many other possibilities - virtually anywhere within the counties as the city of Amarillo's Public Health Department rolls out its new Mobile Vaccination Clinic in September.

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Related Topix: Potter County, TX, Vaccinations, Health, Amarillo, TX

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Amarillo.com

Pair arrested after selling meth to undercover officer

Amarillo police arrested two people on drug charges after they sold $10,000 worth of methamphetamine to an undercover officer Tuesday at a parking lot in southwest Amarillo.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Drugs

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, Potter County, TX, Amarillo, TX, Happy, TX

Examiner.com

Family says Randall County deputy endangered their son when he shot barking dog

An family in Canyon County, Texas is grieving their dog this week. Please take the time to read the story of Blue, owned and loved by Toni and Tom Walker.

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Related Topix: Rains County, TX

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