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Man sentenced to 45 years for murder of Amarillo woman
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Almost a year after stabbing and killing Haley Green, a judge found Mark Ahrens guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him to 45 years in prison. In court papers filed Thursday, Dec. 13, Judge Ana Estevez issued that judgment for the January 12 murder.
Stinnett man killed Monday in two-vehicle crash north of Borger
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — A Stinnett man was fatally injured Monday afternoon, Dec. 17, about 2 miles north of Borger, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release.
Amarillo's On the Border Permanently Closed
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - On the Border in Amarillo has permanently closed. MyHighPlains.com placed a call to the restaurant to confirm the closure. The person on the phone said their last day of operation was the night of Sunday, Dec. 16.
Don Harrington Discovery Center hosting unique Noon Year's Eve event
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The Don Harrington Discovery Center will offer a different version of New Year's Eve festivities for families that prefer a good night's sleep on New Year's Eve.
Amarillo ISD Board Approves Submission of Proposal to Office of Civil Rights
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - Amarillo ISD is working to make two elementary schools available to all children in the North Heights neighborhood. Tonight, the AISD Board approved the submission of a proposal to the Office of Civil Rights. That proposal would turn Carver Early Childhood Academy and C
DPS gang violence report highlights illicit activity in Texas
LUBBOCK, Texas - The more than 100,000 gang members in Texas are responsible for the spike in drug, human, and weapon trafficking state-wide. This on top of violent crimes like murders, robberies, and assaults all this according to a new report released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Three Dogs Dead Following Fire South of Amarillo
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - At around 3:30 p.m. the Randall County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 1000 block of Ottawa Trail. No residents were inside but three dogs were trapped inside and died.
Texas woman claims dog died after eating a sugar-free candy cane: ‘I feel like I failed her’
A young dog in Texas reportedly died after eating a sugar-free candy cane, which contains an ingredient called xylitol that is often deadly to canines if ingested. Groves resident Darla Martinez told 12 News her 7-month-old Chihuahua-mix, Harleigh, got into a package of sugar-free candy canes that s
City Council to Purchase MPEV Furnishings for $400K
Amarillo City Councilmembers will consider inking a deal for ballpark furnishings this week. On Tuesday, City Councilmembers will consider approving a deal with Navajo Office Supplies to purchase furnishings for the downtown ballpark. The deal will be for a $407,051.81 contract to provide “public sp
APD: Increase in DWI arrests and crashes in 2018
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department says despite additional efforts to curb drunk driving, the list of offenders is growing. The Amarillo Police Department says it's seen a rise in the total number of DWI arrests from 2017 to 2018.
Blue Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Chef Bud
Amarillo - Blue Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. 1 lb beef tenderloin filet (sliced into 4 parts) 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. In a saute pan heat up the olive oil over medium heat.
Scam Alert: City of Amarillo alerting the public of possible phone scammer
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The City of Amarillo is alerting the public of a possible phone scammer claiming to be the City of Amarillo. A local business owner reported someone called them claiming to be with the city and requested personal information as well as a credit card number.
Possible threat toward Texas Churches
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — According to the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, there is a possible threat toward Texas churches. The Sheriff's Office says it received information early Saturday, Dec. 15 from the FBI about the possible threat. Currently, the threat appears to be broad based, non-speci
Man facing life-threatening injuries after motorcycle crash in Amarillo
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A man is facing life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle crash in Amarillo on Friday evening. Amarillo police said around 6:00 p.m., a 16-year-old driving a truck was turning off of Bell Street, traveling west to south.
Amarillo Gas Prices Fall to $1.90/g Average; Lowest Weekly Average Since 2015
Gasoline prices in Amarillo have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.90/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 147 stations in Amarillo. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.36/g, according to GasBudd
Amarillo doctor convicted of paying man to kill romantic rival to have new trial
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Dr. Thomas Dixon, an Amarillo doctor who was convicted of paying to have his romantic rival killed in Lubbock, will have a new trial. The Seventh Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for Dr. Dixon. The court issued its opinion on Thursday, Dec. 13, saying Dr. Dixon’s appeal
Mobile home destroyed in Sunday afternoon fire
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Randall County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1001 Ottawa Trail around 3:24 Sunday afternoon. Firefighters found fire showing from a single-wide manufactured mobile home.
Dozens of caps and gowns donated to TDCJ's Neal Unit
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — 74 Texas prison inmates celebrated a graduation ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15 dressed in traditional caps and gowns. Weeks ago, the Neal Unit announced they did not have enough graduation garb to dress all the graduates during their graduation ceremony. But after generous do
Amarillo police investigating domestic assault
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The Amarillo Police Department's Domestic Violence Squad is investigating a domestic assault incident that took place on Friday. According to police, at about 3 p.m., officers were sent to the 600 block of S. Alabama on an assault. The suspect had already left the scene by t
Video released of Apple Bus Company employee attacked on school bus
There's been an arrest in an assault that ABC 7 told you about almost two weeks ago, in which an elderly bus monitor was attacked by a 23-year old man who boarded a school bus as it was stopped to let students off.