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Weapons evidence presented in murder-for-hire trial
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:03:50 +0000

LUBBOCK — Lubbock Police Cpl. Dustin Gay said Thursday he saw a medical examiner remove four bullets and two bullet fragments from Dr. Joseph Sonnier during an autopsy.

Gay was among the Lubbock Police Department officers who testified in the capital murder trial of Dr. Thomas Dixon on its fourth day.

Prosecutors spent most of the day presenting evidence establishing David Neal Shepard as Sonnier’s killer.

Jurors were shown photos and evidence investigators took of Shepard’s and Dixon’s residences and offices.

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Firefighters battle blaze on North Madison Street
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:09:31 +0000

Amarillo firefighters brought a blaze under control Thursday night in the 400 block of North Madison Street, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Dan Bush said.
at 11:04 p.m., firefighters responded to the call, and found the front side of a house on the block was fully engulfed in flames.
The blaze was brought under control by 11:20 p.m., and fire investigators were en route to determine a cause.
No injuries were reported. The house is occupied, though no one was at home when the fire broke out, authorities said.





Residents turn out to express election woes
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A standing room only crowd showed up Thursday at the special-called meeting of the Harrison County Elections Commission to hear how it planned to remedy the concerns of voters, brought to members’ att

Man gets life for child sex assault
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Rusk County man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child.


Beilue: Amarillo’s best running back leads a quiet life
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:03:04 +0000

The best running back to ever come from Amarillo could walk — or, in this case, hobble — down almost any street in the city, or through Westgate Mall on a busy Saturday afternoon, and 99 out of 100 people would not recognize him. It might be 100 out of 100.

The man who had the best individual performance in the 55-year history of the Amarillo High-Tascosa rivalry will not be at tonight’s much-anticipated clash. No, he will be caring for four mentally impaired adults and listening to the game on the radio.

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Hallsville High School’s production of acclaimed Broadway play set for Sunday afternoon
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hallsville High School senior theater student Serdalyer Darden has learned a life lesson while working on the school’s fall play — people should be careful what they wish for.

Longview continues to pay high price for 2011 tree damage
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The city of Longview is still feeling the effects of the 2011 drought and was forced to cut down more than 200 dead or dying trees during the last fiscal year.

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