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Pastor to start radio show
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:20:00 -0500
The Rev. Larry Long, pastor of Fellowship Community Church, will be hosting a talk show beginning Nov. 2 on radio station KWEL.

In final push, Van de Putte plans West Texas tour for Lt. governor race
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:32:56 +0000

AUSTIN — Don’t write off the Democratic ticket just yet.

Although the most recent poll released Thursday shows — again — Democrats Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio trailing their respective Republican rivals for governor and lieutenant governor, the two state senators continue running aggressive campaigns.

Van de Putte, for example, is in a 13-day statewide bus tour that includes a Lubbock rally Sunday evening and two additional stops in the Texas Panhandle on Monday, first a midmorning rally in Amarillo and a 2 p.m. stop in Childress.

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Pampa man dies after wreck
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:10:05 +0000

A Pampa man died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident earlier this month in Gray County, the Texas Department of Transportation said Thursday.

About 8 p.m. Oct. 2, Abraham Rios-
Rodriguez, 29, was driving a 1997 Chevy pickup south on County Road 3 about 6.5 miles outside of Pampa and left the roadway on the left side, traveling through the barrow ditch, DPS said.

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Beilue: Amarillo was her last chance
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:30:35 +0000

Ladeni Osorto came ambling into the living room of Neva Burks’ home in southwest Amarillo on her new crutches Wednesday. At nearly 22, Ladeni looks 10 years younger. Her petite frame could nearly fit into a teacup.

Her left leg is gone, amputated one week ago at mid-thigh from a large cell tumor. She is starting physical therapy and a prosthetic leg will arrive next week. It is a long, long way from her native Belize. Farther, it seems, than the 1,475 miles.

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3 dead, 1 hurt in Thursday air crash
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:08:00 -0500
FREDERICK, Md. — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near a Maryland airport before crashing into a line of trees and a self-storage business Thursday afternoon, killing three people but

Longview organization helps match bone marrow donors, recipients
news-journal.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
When Beverly Johnson signed her name on a dotted line at AlleyFest in 1999, she never really knew where it would lead.

Two students selected for fellowships
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
A current Texas A&M International University undergraduate and recent TAMIU graduate were selected out of hundreds of applicants from across the country to serve as Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows.

NFL to look into its handling of Rice case
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:30:31 UT
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original investigation. The move late Wednesday came hours after The Associated Press reported that a law enforcement officer said he sent an NFL executive a video in April that showed Rice striking his then-fiancee at a casino. Goodell has maintained that no one in the NFL saw the video until it was released by TMZ Sports Monday. Women's organizations, members of Congress and players have called for more detail about the NFL's handling of the Rice case. The criticism intensified after the law enforcement official's account.

Rape suspect charged in previous assault
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:42:20 +0000

A man charged in an alleged Sept. 27 sex assault in downtown Amarillo was under investigation in a similar attack that occurred more than three months earlier just blocks away, Amarillo police said Thursday.

Terrell Anthony Allen, 27, was charged Oct. 16 with sexual assault related to an alleged attack that occurred Sept. 27. At the time those charges were filed, Allen was in jail facing charges stemming from another alleged sexual assault in June, according to information from Amarillo police.

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Longview officials remind drivers to be aware when driving near school buses during National Bus Saf
news-journal.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview police were looking late Thursday for the driver of a vehicle that rear-ended a Longview ISD school bus and then fled.

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:42:00 -0500
ATLANTA — New federal Ebola response squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.

Dalhart man killed in rollover
amarillo.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:00:57 +0000

A Dalhart man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover early Thursday on a farm-to-market road near Dalhart, the Department of Public Safety said.

About 2: 50 a.m., Bernhard Giesbrecht, 21, of Dalhart, was driving a 2008 Cadillac STS east on F.M. 1727 four miles west of Dalhart and ran off of the left side of the road, the DPS said.

Giesbrecht overcorrected when he tried to get back on the road, causing the Cadillac to rollover. Giesbrecht was ejected from the car, which came to rest in a field on the right-hand side of the road, the DPS said.

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Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 9 Sep 2014 20:32:25 UT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation. A Texas prosecutor says the former San Diego Chargers quarterback and Washington State standout won't have to serve any time behind bars in Texas because of time he's served in Montana. Leaf violated his Texas probation when he ran afoul with the law in Montana for breaking into a home to steal prescription drugs. He pleaded guilty for felony burglary and criminal possession of a dangerous drug in 2012. Leaf attorney Bill Kelly III said the Texas judge gave Leaf credit retroactively for his Montana prison time. The 38-year-old has been granted parole but has not been released.

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