Grand Prairie man sending $2.8 million worth of medicine to Liberia
Tip leads to drug house bust
An anonymous tip led police to discover a large load of methamphetamine inside a South Laredo drug house, which had a shrine for Santa Muerte, police said.
Author: Poverty hurts our students
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:15:32 +0000
Donna Beegle grew up in extreme poverty, a world where her parents constantly faced choosing between covering the cost of rent, groceries or garbage services. She got married at 15 and became pregnant at 17, but earning a GED at 26 led to college and postgraduate studies — a path that was not without its challenges.
During Texas Convening II, a local education summit, Beegle recalled a GED instructor who berated her for asking what Watergate was, an experience that left her feeling humiliated.
LGBT students prepare for Tarrant County Gay Pride Week
Shots fired in northeast Amarillo
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:43:14 +0000
Amarillo police are investigating a Wednesday night shots fired call in a northeast Amarillo neighborhood.
Today in History for Thursday, Oct. 2
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:07 +0000
■ On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the 2-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.
■ In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York, during the Revolutionary War.
■ In 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing.
■ In 1950, the comic strip “Peanuts,” created by Charles M. Schulz, was syndicated to seven newspapers.
APD investigation yields stolen vehicles
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:40:10 +0000
An Amarillo Police Department investigation yielded stolen vehicles and resulted in the arrests of two women on drugs and weapons charges, authorities said.
About 2 p.m. Tuesday, Community Oriented Police and Problem Solving Unit officers attempted to locate a stolen vehicle at 114 S.E. 39th Ave., where they found a white 2000 Ford F-250 pickup without a motor in the backyard.
The pickup was reported stolen from Hutchinson County, and Vashti Kalie Pryor, 29, approached the backyard while police investigated, authorities said.
Human smuggling attempt
A man arrested for attempting to smuggle almost 90 undocumented immigrants in an unventilated trailer through a Border Patrol checkpoint was handed a two-year prison sentence Wednesday by a federal court judge in Laredo.
The light gray sky bloomed with the neon pink as dozens of breast cancer survivors participated Wednesday night in the fourth annual “No Me Olvides” candlelight vigil at Laredo Medical Center.
Sex offender arrested
A 25-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday after he failed to notify authorities that he had enrolled at a local college and had a change in employment, Laredo police said.
Texas Tech mulls expanding Amarillo simulation center
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:58:41 +0000
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is examining the possible expansion of its simulation center to the area north of the campus at 1400 S. Coulter St., Chancellor Robert Duncan said Wednesday.
“In other areas of the state, in urban areas that are more dense, the state doesn’t have that opportunity, but here we do, so I think it’s a real plus and asset for the Amarillo campus,” he said.
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