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2 injured in I-40 wreck
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:16:38 +0000

Two people were hospitalized after a Wednesday night wreck on Interstate 40 near Bell Street, Amarillo police said.
About 9:30 p.m., a gray Volkswagen and a black Chevrolet Impala were headed westbound on I-40. Witnesses told police the Volkswagen was speeding and weaving through traffic.
The Volkswagen struck the Impala, causing the Impala to roll onto the embankment between interstate and the westbound access road.

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Area high school bands advance from UIL Region 16 competition
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:49:36 +0000

High school bands within UIL Region 16 competed in the regional contest at Lowrey Field in Lubbock on Saturday.

Bands with a 4A or 6A classification who earned a “I” in the competition will move on to the area contest this weekend, also at Lowrey Field.

Here are the results of Saturday’s competition:

1A

Anton HS, I   Crosbyton HS, II   Jayton HS, II   Morton HS, IV   O'Donnell, II   Petersburg HS, I   Ropes ISD, I   Springlake-Earth HS, III   Spur HS, II   Whiteface HS, I

2A

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Lubbock downtown development board talks utilities, light rail and gateways
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:12:12 +0000

From a proposed light rail system to ongoing projects to bury utility lines and renovate buildings, downtown development continues to move along, business leaders heard Wednesday.

Master Developer Delbert McDougal joined the Central Business District Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone Board during a meeting to give the board updates on various parts of downtown redevelopment.

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Miles of Hope Banquet to fund Mission Amarillo ministries
amarillo.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:45:15 +0000

Mission Amarillo will host its third annual Miles of Hope Banquet and Silent Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Heritage Room B of the Amarillo Civic Center.

“The Miles of Hope Banquet funds all of our ministries,” said Mission Amarillo Director Jeff Parsons. “We’re known for shoes, but Miles of Hope just doesn’t fund our shoe ministry. It funds our Driven ministry, our back-to-school and Christmas affordable store programs and our summer programs.”

This year, the event will showcase a different aspect of Mission Amarillo, Parsons said.

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Report: Teenage parenthood bad for kids’ health
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:18:25 +0000

Potter County residents continue to face high poverty rates, have less education and have poorer health than Randall County residents, and a yearlong study ranked Potter County dead last in the state in health data, United Way of Amarillo & Canyon representatives said Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Borger police arrest man after seven-hour standoff
amarillo.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:54 +0000

Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office brought a man into custody after a seven-hour standoff in which the man barricaded himself inside a home Wednesday, Borger Police Department Lt. Brandon Strope said.
No injuries were reported.

About 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 1400 block of Clayton Street to serve a felony probation violation warrant to 22-year-old Cameron Grubbs. Grubbs refused to leave the home and barricaded himself inside. Deputies called Borger police for assistance.

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2 arrested on child sex charges
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:42:16 +0000

Two men were arrested in Randall County on charges of committing sex crimes against children, according to court documents.

Jorge Luis Cano, 25, was arrested and booked into Randall County jail on Oct. 7 after authorities filed a warrant for his arrest on eight charges.

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Borger police arrest man after 7-hour standoff
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:42:44 +0000

Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office brought a man into custody after a seven-hour standoff in which the man barricaded himself inside a home Wednesday, Borger Police Department Lt. Brandon Strope said.

No injuries were reported.

About 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 1400 block of Clayton Street to serve a felony probation violation warrant to 22-year-old Cameron Grubbs. Grubbs refused to leave the home and locked himself inside. Deputies called Borger police for assistance.

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Word of the day for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:20:08 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

encyclopedia

■ en·cy·clo·pe·di·a

■ in sı̄ klə pē dē ə

Definition: (n) a reference work that contains information about many subjects or a lot of information about one subject

Example: “Order, unity and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.”

— Bertrand Russell


Downtown rape unreported for weeks
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:17:55 +0000

Police didn’t publicly release any information about an alleged Sept. 27 sexual assault witnessed by several people in crowded downtown Amarillo because the call wasn’t initially listed as a sex offense complaint, Amarillo Police Department Cpl. Jerry Neufeld said Wednesday.

More than three weeks passed from the alleged sex crime to the first reporting of it in the Wednesday edition of Amarillo Globe-News.

Potter County authorities charged 27-year-old Terrell Anthony Allen on Oct. 16 with sexual assault, a felony.

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Texas Tech chess champion checks off Greeks
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:51:12 +0000

Unfortunately for Texas Tech fraternity members playing against international chess champion Alex Onischuk, Wednesday was not the day to beat the highest-rated university coach in the nation.

A handful of students managed to hold off his attacks on multiple chessboards for about an hour. In the end, the Third Annual Texas Tech University Greek Chess Challenge lived up to its name: Beat the Greeks.

The event was moved inside the library at the last minute because of the threat of rain.

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City event Friday to provide safe trick-or-treating for kids
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:38:53 +0000

City event provides safe trick-or-treating

Parents looking for a safe way to celebrate the fall season with their children can attend the city’s Trick or Treat Street event.

The family-friendly trick-or-treating extravaganza is hosted by Safety City and lasts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Clapp Park on 46th Street and Avenue U.

Safety City is a miniature town with kid-sized streets and child-sized buildings, where children will be able to go from building to building safely collecting Halloween treats.

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Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 23
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:19:32 +0000

■ On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces.

■ In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England and Scotland, held its first meeting.

■ In 1864, forces led by Union Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis repelled Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s army in the Civil War Battle of Westport in Missouri.

■ In 1915, tens of thousands of women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.

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