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According to the Triple-A Texas Weekend Gas Watch, drivers in Amarillo are paying an average of $2.49 for a gallon of regular unleaded, down 10 cents from last week.
Satewide, prices dropped 8 cents a gallon to an average of $2.60. Triple-A Texas projects 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period which runs through Sunday. That’s a 5.2% increase in travel volume from last year and the highest volume for the holiday since 2007.
A crash on McCormick left one person dead Thursday morning.
Around 3, Mayola Raquel Dominguez Inman, 19, was travelling east in her 2000 Saturn SL1 when she drove off the north side of the road and struck a culvert running underneath a private drive at 6700 McCormick. Inman was wearing her seatbelt but was killed on impact.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help with their crime of the week.
The Super 8 on I-40 east was robbed at gunpoint early last Friday morning by two men. Video of the two suspects can be seen on their website at amapolice.org. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered if your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property.
The Special Crimes Unit of the Amarillo Police Department, in a press conference Tuesday, announced a man wanted for aggregated assault causing serious bodily injury.
The incident happened the evening of October 16th, resulting in the death of Michael Todd Williams from pneumonia as a complication of blunt force trauma to the upper body. Anthony Campbell, 37, is the suspect named and reportedly frequently stays in motels along Amarillo Boulevard and is believed to still be in the Amarillo area.
APD asks anyone with information on Campbell to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.
The Amarillo Police Department has announced a suspect in relation to a homicide that happened over the weekend.
On Sunday evening, APD was dispatched to 1621 N. Garfield where a man had been stabbed in the head who later died at a local hospital. Jose Miguel Hernandez, 21, is wanted out of Potter County with a murder warrant. He is currently at large and reportedly does not have access to a vehicle so is likely still in the Amarillo area.
APD is asking anyone with information on the location of Hernandez to contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Police say that if you come into contact with Hernandez to call 911 immediately.
The Amarillo Police Department's Special Crimes Unit held a press conference Tuesday where they announced the suspect's name in connection with the homicide that happened outside of the Paradise Club at 714 N. Fillmore this last Sunday morning.
APD says that the autopsy on Eric Ontario Smith Jr. indicates that he died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Tyrone Dawayne Black, 22, is wanted out of Potter County for a murder warrant. Black also goes by the nickname "K.R." He is considered armed and dangerous.
APD is asking for you to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 if you know of his whereabouts but say that if you come into contact with him to immediately call 911.
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In high school football playoff action today, Randall will look to continue their magic against Wichita Falls Rider. Unbeaten Sweetwater takes on Vernon. Iowa Park will try to keep their state title hopes alive against Celina. In a battle of 12-0 teams, Spearman will face off against Cisco. Number five ranked Happy plays number seven ranked Valley. Wellington will have a tough battle against unbeaten Abernathy. Unbeaten Canadian will take on Stratford. Farwell will take on unbeaten Seagraves. Quanah will battle up against unbeaten Crosbyton. In a battle of one-loss teams, Follett will play against Groom in Pampa.
Both West Texas A&M basketball teams are participating in the Pak-A-Sak WT Thanksgiving Classic today in Canyon. The Lady Buffs will start as they take on Truman State at 5:00 pm. The Lady Buffs are currently 2-1 on the season as they look for their first home win of the season. The Lady Buffs are led by Chon White who is averaging 18 points pre game and 11 boards per game. The Buffaloes will play right afterwards at 7:00 pm as they will take on Harding. The Buffs head into today with a 2-3 record and have won two straight games. The Buffs are 2-0 at home this season.
The Amarillo Bulls concluded their three-game series against Lone Star with a 6-1 lost. It is the fifth time this season that the Bulls have been swept in a two or three-game series. AJ Duggan scored the lone goal for the Bulls two minutes into the third period. The Bulls drop to 7-14-2 overall on the season with 16 total points. The Bulls will play their next game Friday December 5th at 7:00 pm as they take on Odessa in a two-game series on the road.
December 5 is the signup deadline for the new Margin Protection Program. For more information, go here
USDA is seeking input from cattlemen and other interested parties on a proposed new checkoff for beef. For more information and to submit comments, go here
What will the future of the beef industry look like? On January 14 and 15 that topic will be discussed at the Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo. For more information and a way to register, go here
USDA has extended the comments period regarding the proposal to allow fresh beef from Argentina to be imported into the U.S. Many in the U.S. livestock and meat industry oppose this proposal because of concerns about foot-and-mouth disease. The new deadline for comments is Dec. 29. To find out more and to submit comments, go here http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-31/html/2014-25936.htm
The farm bill education meetings offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service continue through Dec. 18. All the meetings are free and open to the public. They will start at 10 a.m. and conclude at noon.
The remaining meetings by date and location include:
Dec. 4 – Hemphill County, Hemphill County Exhibition Center, 10865 Exhibition Center Road, Canadian.
Dec. 5 – Donley County, Church of Christ Family Life Center, 300 S. Carhart, Clarendon.
Dec. 10 – Oldham County, Oldham County Barn, 305 Coke St., Vega.
Dec. 11 – Roberts County, Roberts County Annex, 122 Water St., Miami.
Dec. 11 – Hutchinson County, Morse Community Building, Morse.
Dec. 16 – Carson County, War Memorial Building, 500 Main St., Panhandle.
Dec. 17 – Gray County, Clyde Carruth Show Barn located in Recreation Park, Pampa.
Dec. 18 – Collingsworth County, Bura Handley Community Building, 802 10th St., Wellington.
For more information on a particular meeting, contact the AgriLife Extension office in that county. For a list of county offices, go to http://amarillo.tamu.edu/ and click on the County Offices tab.
The KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour is your daily opportunity to hear from agriculture newsmakers from around the region. The program airs Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on KGNC-AM.
In addition to bringing you the insights of ag experts from around the High Plains region, our show also offers up-to-the-minute market information, veterinary news, wildlife reports, and features that explore the daily endeavor of those good people – the farmers and livestock producers – who provide us with the food and fiber we all need.
If you are unable to listen to the Agribusiness Hour live, remember you can hear recordings of past programs in podcast form by going here: http://multimedia.kgncam.com/audio/ag.htm