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1 dead in Palo Duro Canyon amphitheater fireworks explosion
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:44:12 -0500
PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK, Texas (AP) — A stage manager of the amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas is dead after two containers of fireworks exploded.

Wreck causes rollover, lane closures
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:44:47 +0000

A two-car crash in the turning lane of Southwest 34th Avenue rolled a Toyota Corrolla on its side on Friday afternoon.

An Amarillo Police Department notice confirmed multiple lanes were closed on 34th Avenue near its intersection with South Western Street.

At 2:52 p.m., a white Toyota Corrolla going eastbound was in the turn lane on 34th Avenue when a white Ford Excursion going westbound also tried turning in the turn lane. The resulting crash rolled the Camry onto its side.

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Rite Aid to put Cosmo behind blinders
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:26:38 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Cosmopolitan magazine is apparently too racy to appear without a wrap on Rite Aid drugstore shelves.

County considers new payroll, employee allowance
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:01:00 -0500
McLennan County could change the way it handles its payroll, ditching a possibly illegal system, while granting a one-time bonus to employees, instead of a cost-of-living raise, to help with the payro

Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks
wacotrib.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:06:43 -0500
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representat

Missing the mark: Lubbock so far dodges 100 degrees in 2015; forecast calls for cooler weather
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:48:48 +0000

Lubbock temperatures have so far dodged the century mark in 2015, but there’s still plenty of summer left.

While it’s too soon for fans of cooler weather to celebrate — with several days in the upper 90s in the forecast next week that could teeter above 100 — the extended forecast favors cooler- and wetter-than-average conditions deep into 2016, according to the National Weather Service and Climate Prediction Center.

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Texans report to camp with many questions on offense
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:19:09 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans know they'll have a solid defense led by J.J. Watt.

TX Lottery
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:23:19 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These Texas lotteries were drawn Friday:

Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:47:52 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring singer Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president's medal for their commitment to the arts.

Daniel Wu’s martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:39:22 -0500
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U.S. with his upcoming series "Into the Badlands," premiering Nov. 19 on AMC.

Several wildfires blacken dry California’s golden hills
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:54:26 -0500
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blackening the golden hills of California grew deadly Friday, killing a firefighter on the far northern end of the state while triggering the evacuations of hundred

Police: Illegal handicap parking job leads to arrest of men in stolen car
wacotrib.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:01:00 -0500
Two men were arrested in Woodway on Friday morning after they allegedly parked a stolen vehicle in a handicap spot without a handicap placard or plates, leading officers to find forged documents, fake

Fireworks accident reported at Palo Duro Canyon
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:44:54 +0000

Randall County Sheriff's deputies are responding to reports of a fireworks explosion at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Deputy Danny Alexander said.

No injuries have been reported, but one person is still unaccounted for, said Laramy Estel, park assistant superintendent.

The explosion occurred at a bunker with fireworks stored inside.

We have a reporter at the park gathering more information.

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