UPDATE: Flash flooding prompts water rescues

Flash flooding in Amarillo has swamped intersections and underpasses and prompted water rescues Monday night, National Weather Service Amarillo forecaster Cindy Elsenheimer said. The NWS office has received reports of water rescues at Southeast 11th Avenue and South Pierce Street, Southeast Third Avenue and South Buchanan Street, and Interstate 40 and Avondale. NWS has not […]
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Hazard mitigation plan gets provisional FEMA approval

The Amarillo area has received provisional approval for a hazard mitigation plan after a four-year approval process. The multi-jurisdictional plan was approved through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. The plan must be updated and re-approved every five years for Potter and Randall counties to receive hazard mitigation grant […]
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LPD officer injured while on the job now suing suspect

An LPD officer seriously injured in the line of duty now suing the suspected drunk driver who hit him. In the petition Officer Corey Owens claims Jesse Tello was "negligent" and "grossly negligent." Owens suffered disabling injuries in may while directing traffic around a flooded intersection. LPD reports Tello was drunk and speeding when he […]
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Councilman asks city manager for explanation about LPD shakeup

City councilman Victor Hernandez asked the city manager for detailed reasons in writing for the recent administrative shakeup at the Lubbock Police Department. In a Facebook post, the district one councilman says he has asked James Loomis to explain why he demoted now-former Police Chief Roger Ellis to captain. So far, there has been no […]
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