AMARILLO -- Construction on 34th Street between Coulter and Soncy began in June and was originally set to be completed in last month. Some lanes remain closed. Now, it's affecting local businesses. Joni Prater, Owner of Nordic Galley Bakeri, says that she noticed construction was causing her business to be a little slower. But it wasn't until last week that
PORTALES -- New Mexico State Police officers responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash at the intersection of State Road 267 and South Roosevelt Road AB, near Portales Friday morning. Officials say 35-year-old Jaime Calamaco was traveling westbound in a 1997 Chrysler sedan. on State Road 267 when his vehicle exited the north side of the roadway. The vehicle
AMARILLO -- Pantex, Bell Helicopter, and the City of Amarillo host a reception for Congressman Mac Thornberry, today. It was in part, to recognize his recent appointment to chair of the House Armed Services Committee. Representative Thornberry spoke about his plans for this legislative session. Representative Thornberry tells us he hopes to cut some of the red tape, slowing down
AMARILLO -- The Potter County Sheriff's Office wants hot check writers to know it's time to pay up. Officials will be hitting the streets to round up hot check writers with outstanding warrants in Potter County. They'll be doing that from now until February 2nd. Officials say they will arrest people at their homes, jobs, or any other place they
AMARILLO -- The Amarillo Police Department's Narcotics Unit obtained and executed search warrant at the Estes Motel on Amarillo Blvd East room #8. During the search of the room 11 grams of crack cocaine, 5 grams of meth along with drug paraphernalia were located. Street value on the recovered narcotics is $1,100. 33-year-old Demarcus Antwan Daniel mwas arrested and
The community continues to pitch in to help injured Pampa Sergeant Houston Gass. He recovering at home tonight after being released from the hospital earlier this week. There are two ways you can enjoy a night on the town while helping Sergeant Gass. You'll recall he was shot in Pampa about three weeks ago while responding to a domestic violence
AMARILLO -- Charity groups have received thousands of dollars from Suddenlink for making the high plains a better place. Suddenlink Community Impact Challenge finalists found out what they won today. The groups applied to win money for their projects. First place went to an Austin Middle School group that created a program to help students develop their writing skills. Other
AMARILLO -- He served our country overseas and is currently proud to call himself a Marine. Tonight, we're saluting Sergeant Aaron Phillips. Sgt. Phillips is from Amarillo. His family says they are very proud of their hometown hero as are we. From all of us here at KAMR Local 4 News, thank you for your service.
PORTALES -- Cody Schattschneider, 31, was found guilty Thursday by a Roosevelt County jury of Abuse of a Child resulting in Great Bodily Harm. A 4 month old child suffered a broken arm, a fractured skull, bleeding and swelling of the brain while in the care of Schattschneider back in December 2012. Schattschneider is facing a maximum
CHILDRESS -- A Childress County jury found 36-year-old Jerome Flemons, of Vernon, guilty of the first degree felony offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. Flemons was sentenced to 40 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. "The jury decided in favor of the State today on a tough
Good Friday afternoon everyone. With an expansive area of low pressure aloft drifting this way from the southwest, rain and snow chances will increase. As of this writing, rain will be the predominant weather type for the event with minor accumulations of snow. Our western counties along the New Mexico and Texas State Line could see upwards of 4 inches,
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. Three area schools were nominated by the agency: South Lawn Elementary - Amarillo ISD Canyon Intermediate School - Canyon ISD Vega Elementary School - Vega ISD All schools that have been nominated for the 2015 honor were selected as
AMARILLO -- Amarillo Youth Choirs is holding its annual Vocal Camp on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The vocal Camp is an opportunity for young boys and girls, 2nd through 6th grades, to improve their skills as singers and provide them with tools they can use for the rest of their lives. The camp includes sessions in Ensemble
CANYON -- Representatives from Phillips 66 were on the West Texas A&M University campus recently to present a generous gift to the University. A check for $15,000 was presented to WTAMU by Jennifer Campbell of Phillips 66 University Relations in Houston along with Dwight Tyrell and Michael Massey of Phillips 66 in Borger in the Hazel Kelley Wilson Room in
CANYON -- Two West Texas A&M University students and a recent graduate are getting behind-the-scene looks at the legislative process this semester as interns in Washington, D.C. Jayla Lackey, a senior public service and administration major from Amarillo, and Jose Lopez, a senior management and economics major from Vernon, are working in the Office of U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas,
In his address to the House Democratic Party Caucus in Philadelphia Thursday, President Obama called for an end to the sequestration budget cuts and restoring money where it was once allotted. The sequestration budget cuts went into effect in 2013 and affected many different areas of spending. Our country's defense system was perhaps the hardest hit. Sister Station KFDX spoke
AMARILLO -- Caprock High School pulls-off a first. For the first time in the school's history, every senior student has applied to college. The senior class counselor set the lofty goal when she first came to the school two years ago. Now, it's mission accomplished. There are many obstacles for students when it comes to going to
Tana Garcia knows about miracles because she sees them everyday. Tana is a neonatal intensive-care unit nurse at Northwest Texas Hospital. Eight years ago she relied on her friends and co-workers to care for her premature baby, Lauren. Tana couldn't. She was dying a few floors down. "I don't remember anything," says Garcia, "I don't remember having her at all."
AMARILLO -- During Black History month we are exploring the Journey, 450 years of the African-American experience. It tells a little known true story about the role free blacks, who came to the new world with the Spanish, played in the civil rights movement. Tonight we find out about the first African-American settlers in St. Augustine, Florida.