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NewsTalk 710 KGNC gets you started right every weekday morning from 6am-8am with NewsDay Amarillo. Along with your host Tim Butler, NewsDay Amarillo has indepth news coverage with Mike Hill, sports headlines with Mike Roden and complete weather coverage with "Doppler" Dave Oliver from the NewsChannel 10 Stormtrack weather team.
A woman is in jail after causing a path of destruction on Amarillo Boulevard.
It all began when Candice Casey of Amarillo hit and overturned an S.U.V. at Amarillo Blvd. and Polk, just after 11:00 Monday morning.
Casey fled the scene and proceeded to run her car into tree, a block from the hit and run, at the intersection of Amarillo Blvd and Taylor.
The driver of the over turned vehicle was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Candice was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, released soon after, and immediately booked into Potter County for leaving the scene of an accident.
The passing of the annual defense bill means over $4 billion will be heading to Amarillo.
Congress has approved the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014 with a budget of $552.1 billion for the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.
Congressman Mac Thornberry, Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee told KGNC, Bell Helicopter will receive funding to build the Huey, Cobra, and Kiowa Helicopters and over $2 billion alone goes to building the V-22 Ospry.
Thornberry said, "The numbers that are being requested, by the administration and approved in this bill, are higher for the V-22. But you put it all together and it is more then $3-billion that goes to bell for all these programs."
The bill has also budgeted a 2.3% increase for B&W Pantex equaling $220-million.
Congressman Thornberry said this is a small but significant hike for Pantex...stressing the importance of increasing the investment in our nuclear infrastructure.
"As nuclear weapons age, as we do dismantlement's but also some lifetime extension programs and have to take care of the infrastructure at Pantex, its really important to have this increase in funding."
Thornberry says, the defense bill passed by a very strong majority 315 to 108.
The main construction on a $35 million fire protection upgrade for Pantex has been completed.
B&W officials said the high-pressure fire loop project included replacing over 16,000 feet of pipes, new pumps, and the building of more water holding tanks.
In the event of a fire, the system is designed to pump thousands of gallons of water into assembly cells or to other weapons facilities.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Amarillo's Breast Center for Excellence are teaming up with United Supermarkets to provide free breast cancer screenings.
To be eligible for a mammogram, a woman must be a Texas resident and provide proof of address, must be uninsured, have a valid photo I.D., and provide income verification or proof of assistance.
The next screening will be at the United in Canyon on Tuesday from 4-6pm, and Wednesday they will be at the United on Washington from 4-6pm.