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Churches host events for International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:58:00 -0500
The 2014 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church will be recognized this Sunday, calling for a unified day of prayer for Christians facing persecution all over the world.


‘Extremely intoxicated’ driver hits cars, fences, gas meter
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:20:15 +0000

An “extremely intoxicated” 59-year-old man driving an SUV hit multiple vehicles, fences and a gas meter Thursday night before police apprehended him in a northeast Amarillo fast food restaurant parking lot, Amarillo Police Department Sgt. Jeff Hooten said.

About 7:45 p.m., police responded to a call of a drunken driver in a pewter GMC Yukon headed west on Amarillo Boulevard near North Buchanan Street.

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Midland College hosts annual Empty Bowls event
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500
Midland’s annual Empty Bowls event will for the first time be held at Midland College on Thursday. Benefiting the West Texas Food bank, the event will feature soup, bread and drinks donated by Jason’s

Calendar for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:26:24 +0000

Community

AMoA Alliance’s Christmas Roundup: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall. Admission $5. 806-371-5050 or www
.amarilloart.org.

Amazingly Fun Farm: 5 to 10 p.m. Admission charges vary. Loop 335 and South Whitaker Road. 806-376-6293 or www.amazinglyfun farm.com.

“Monsters:”: 6 to 9 p.m. Amarillo Zoo, 2401 Dumas Drive. Admission $5. 806-381-7911.

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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.



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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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.

State’s early voting numbers flat
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
AUSTIN — If voters are overly excited about electing the first new Texas governor in 14 years and wholesale changes across state government, the turnout so far hasn’t shown it.

Man arrested for possessing meth, pot
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:00 -0500
A man was arrested in Midland County for allegedly possessing more than 72 grams of illegal drugs.

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