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Amarillo man to receive new kidney from surprise donor

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The surprise of a lifetime for Amarillo native Jimmy Hoffman is coming in the form of a kidney from a donor who also happens to be an old friend. “We got so lucky and we are very blessed," said Hoffman’s daughter Kristn Johnson. "He has been such a big impact on so many people


Texas Man Allegedly Confesses To Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter With A Hammer

ORANGE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A police affidavit says a Texas man found naked and stained with blood told officers that he killed his 2-year-old daughter, who had been bludgeoned with a hammer.


FIRST ALERT: The next 36 hours will bring wind, thunderstorms and even snow chances

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Moisture chances are returning to the forecast area, bringing a First Alert status to the Texas Panhandle. Starting late Friday night, throughout the overnight hours into Saturday morning, our area will experience a serious weather whiplash.


Armstrong County Sheriff's Office: Escapee, Alan Rhone, Believed to be in Amarillo Area

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - Armstrong County Sheriff's Office now believes that Alan Rhone is in the Amarillo area now after he was last seen at the Flying J. Officials in Armstrong County say you will still see heavy patrols and searches being conducted in Claude and the surrounding areas, so ple


New documentary preserves history of racial discrimination in Amarillo

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Black leaders in the Amarillo community are telling stories of their experiences with racial discrimination in a new documentary called “Living History”. The 70-minute film celebrates the Amarillo branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 75th a


Texas cheerleader’s final moments before gas explosion at house kills her captured on video

A Texas girl’s family released shocking video that shows the 12-year-old cheerleader’s final moments before a gas explosion tore through her home and killed her last year. "Good morning, guys. It is 6:02 a.m.," Linda "Michellita" Rogers whispered in the Feb. 23, 2018 video. Those words were among th


Amarillo Crime Stoppers Looking for Swoy Lain

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - Amarillo Crime Stoppers "Fugitive of the Week" is Swoy Lain. Swoy is 36-year-old, 5'03" tall, 130lbs, brown eyes and brown hair. Swoy is wanted out of Potter County for two Bond Forfeitures both for Injury to Elderly or Disabled Reckless Bodily Injury.


Amarillo Branch NAACP hosting two Black History Month events

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The Amarillo Branch NAACP is inviting the public to two Black History Month events taking place Friday and Saturday. On Friday, at 6 p.m., the "Living History: A Collection of Experiences" documentary will be screened at the Amarillo College Polk Street Campus. The 70-minute


Overnight fire burns house south of Amarillo

RANDALL COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - Randall County firefighters battled a fire overnight at a home between Amarillo and Canyon. At 2:15 a.m., firefighters were called to the 11900 block of San Saba Street on a report of a burning house.


Amarillo City Council, Mayoral candidates to draw for ballot position

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Candidates for Amarillo City Council for the May 4 election will draw for ballot position on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. The drawing for ballot position will be at City Hall in the City Council Chamber, Third Floor, 601 S. Buchanan Street. Candidates will be official at this time.


APD Fugitive of the Week: Swoy Lain

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Amarillo Crime Stoppers’ Fugitive of the Week is Swoy Lain, according to an Amarillo Police Department news release issued Thursday, Feb. 21. Lain, 36, is described as an Asian man, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds.


Weekend Rain and Snow...

AMARILLO, TX - Hi Everyone. Scattered clouds and breezy conditions will characterize today’s weather. Southerly winds of 15 to 25 mph, will help temperatures warm from the 20’s this morning, into the low to mid 60’s this afternoon. Tomorrow will continue pleasant with a blend of 60’s, while a rain/s


Good news with Doppler Dave: When blessings come to those who struggle

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - It can be disheartening to be aware of someone battling a serious obstacle in life, but it can be very uplifting when blessings come to those struggling--especially to humble individuals who would never ask for special treatment as we see in this week’s Good News With Doppler D


Man robs Texas store, sets customer on fire

PALESTINE, Texas (KWTX) A suspect was in custody Thursday evening after a man robbed a convenience store in Palestine at gunpoint, ordered the clerk and a customer to sit on the floor, bound them with duct tape, doused both with lighter fluid, and then set one of the two women on fire.


Friends remember deceased Howardwick couple

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Those who knew Candice Garrett and James Fierro remember them as good people who were Mixed Martial Arts fans and loved their six children more than anything.


Amarillo Police Investigating Fatal Accident

Authorities are currently investigating a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday morning in Amarillo. According to the Amarillo Police Department, officers were dispatched Tuesday morning to a wreck at Willow Creek Avenue and North Dumas Highway. A 1993 Jeep Wrangler driven by Kenneth Evenson, 67, had


Central Texas woman sentenced for stealing thousands from nonprofits

HILLSBORO, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas woman who was arrested in July 2018, after admitting to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Whitney Ministerial Alliance, has been sentenced after pleading guilty.


Keurig Dr Pepper To Relocate Texas Headquarters From Plano To The Star In Frisco

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that it will be moving its Texas headquarters from Plano to The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys announced the new 350,000 square-foot facility that will be one of the homes to the company. The building is expected to


Amarillo's Craft Beer Craze

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - Beer is big business. In Amarillo alone, consumers spend more than half a million dollars a month on their beverage of choice. An overwhelming majority of that cash is going to the big three: Bud, Coors, and Miller.


Texas couple loses unborn infant in crash en route to a hospital

WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) A young East Texas couple was seriously injured and lost their baby, who died after a tragic car wreck on the way to the hospital. Twenty-year-old Jessica Mitchell and 23-year-old Justin Mitchell were over-the-moon excited to meet their brand new baby boy, their family says