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‘Dr. Fitt’ not guilty in airport gun case
amarillo.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:02:49 +0000

Roby Dean Mitchell, a sometimes-controversial and yet well-known Texas Panhandle public figure who is also known as “Dr. Fitt,” was found not guilty in federal court Tuesday of one felony count of attempting to carry a dangerous weapon onto an aircraft during a Jan. 21 incident at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

Roby had been accused of trying to carry a Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol inside a sweater jacket pocket as he walked through the airport and up to the airport’s Transportation Security Administration’s X-ray screening checkpoint.

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Two dead in Moore County crash
amarillo.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:39:28 +0000

Two people were killed Tuesday evening at the intersection of FM 119 and FM 2203 in Moore County when a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup pulled out in front of a 2004 Peterbilt semi-tractor truck, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dan Buesing reports.

Stephen Hendrix Jennings, 62, and Charlotte Adele Hampton, 36, both from Dumas, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Peterbilt, Alex Mendoza, 20, from Sunray suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries according to DPS.

The crash was reported around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and it is still being investigated.

Police, fire departments seek budget increase
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:45:26 -0400
El Paso's police and fire departments could get a $14.5 million boost for more staffing and new vehicles.

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