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5 people escape overnight house fire
amarillo.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:02:58 +0000

Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2:14 a.m. Wednesday at 1211 S. Arthur St. and upon arrival found a single-story home with heavy fire showing along the entire south side of the building.

AFD Capt. Larry Davis said firefighters tried to enter the house, but the fire was too severe, already extending to the attic and burning through the roof. For safety reasons, Davis said, firefighters took a defensive approach to fight the fire from outside.

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Lady Panthers pitcher looks to play big role in 2017
star-telegram.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:18:04 CDT

Sydney Kaai working on pitches, fielding this summer

Hopes to help team build on last season’s playoff berth

Could be poised for strong run after dropping to 5A

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Research findings a factor in Texas abortion ruling
amarillo.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:02:30 +0000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest court ruling affirming U.S. abortion rights in a generation scolded Texas lawmakers for a lack of facts and vindicated Republicans' wonky pest: A team of university researchers so prolific in their scrutiny of Texas women's health laws that a state health official lost his job for collaborating with them.

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ND Lottery
wacotrib.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:38:09 -0500

Lady Chargers pair looking to repeat playoff trip
star-telegram.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:19:18 CDT

Maddie Kramber, Faith Thomas realize their leadership is needed

Joined by six other seniors to make for an experienced squad in 2017

Hope to forge farther than first round of playoffs in final year

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Disinfectant used in sewage spill causes fish kill in Mary’s Creek
star-telegram.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:56:50 CDT

Sewer line collapse put 130,000 gallons of raw sewage in creek

Crews wanted to eliminate odor for residents complaining of eye and throat irritations

City reported the spill the same day to a state agency

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Convicted murderer accused of killing homeless man with concrete pipe
star-telegram.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:52:41 CDT

Charles Johnson fatally shot a Fort Worth teen in 1991

He pled guilty and received 12 years in prison

He was arrested Tuesday, accused in another Fort Worth slaying

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Health officials prepare for Zika, but local efforts tight
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:41:59 +0000

HOUSTON — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika.

Broken window screens. Limited air conditioning. Trash piles that seem to re-appear even after they’re cleaned up.

On a hot, humid day this month, Hotez pointed at one pile that included old tires and a smashed-in television with water pooling inside. It was a textbook habitat for the mosquitoes that carry and transmit the Zika virus, and one example of the challenge facing public health officials.

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Texas Tech scientist key figure in black hole discovery
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:41:21 +0000

A Texas Tech University physics professor’s attention to radio waves recently helped make the Milky Way galaxy a little less mysterious.

Texas Tech Department of Physics associate professor Tom Maccarone honed in on a source of radio waves thought to have originated in a distant galaxy. As it turns out, the waves were coming from a star system containing a low-mass star and a black hole about 7,200 light years away, well within the Milky Way galaxy Earth calls home.

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Nelson senior’s role blows up this fall
star-telegram.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:18:53 CDT

Dani Baas goes from part-timer to full-time defensive specialist

Will navigate a punishing district while making college plans

Lady Bobcats plan to out-work state powers like Carroll

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