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  1. 700 rape kits waiting to be tested in AmarilloRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    ... expectation for why it isn't available in this particular case," said James Farren, the district attorney in Randall County. Most of the old evidence in storage is not expected to yield new charges. In Houston, where the backlog of rape kits ...

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  2. 700 rape kits waiting to be tested in AmarilloRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... expectation for why it isn't available in this particular case," said James Farren, the district attorney in Randall County. Most of the old evidence in storage is not expected to yield new charges. In Houston, where the backlog of rape kits ...

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  3. Demand for DNA testing overwhelms DPS labsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Amarillo.com

    ... testing, but as the practice of DNA analysis grew, the FBI became overwhelmed with evidence to process. Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren said in some instances it could take up to two years to receive results, causing agencies ...

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  4. APD rape kit backlog stretches to 1990sRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Amarillo.com

    ... the other evidence or have a reasonable explanation for why it isn't available in this particular case," Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren said. The number of backlogged rape kits in Texas first received attention in 2011. DPS ...

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  5. Our Town events for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015Read the original story

    Yesterday | Amarillo.com

    ... Members who have birthdays in January are encouraged to bring a door prize. Guests are always welcome. The Randall County Master Gardeners are accepting applications for the 2015 intern class. Training to become a Texas Master Gardener begins with a ...

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  6. Amarillo Man Found Guilty in 2013 Child Sex Crime; Hefty SentencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | MyHighPlains.com

    A Randall County jury found Paul John Martinez guilty of ten counts of possession of child pornography, one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact, and two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Martinez is sentenced to 120 years for possession of child porn and indecency and life in prison on each count of aggravated sexual assault of a child for.

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  7. Amarillo man sentenced to 120 years for child sex, porn chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Amarillo.com

    ... charge, and one life sentence for each count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. On Oct. 22, 2013, Randall County Sheriff's deputies arrested Martinez on the 10 counts of child pornography after Amarillo police executed a search warrant in his ...

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  8. Maximum sentences given for 2013 child sex crime caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | KVII-TV Amarillo

    Two life sentences plus 120 years was handed down to a man found guilty of 13 crimes from a 2013 child sex crime case. From Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, Paul John Martinez was tried in the 251st District Court in Randall County on charges stemming from a 2013 case when he was charged with continuous sexual assault of a child under 14. He was found guilty of 10 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact, and two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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  9. Winter storm: Canyon offices closed; snow removal continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Amarillo.com

    ... priority." There will be no trash pickup today in Canyon, but people with water or sewer issues can call the Randall County Sheriff's Department at 806-468-5751, according to a news release. Dispatchers will contact city personnel to respond.

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  10. 3 arrested after early morning traffic stop yields stolen itemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | KVII-TV Amarillo

    ... Levi Stuart Nicholas, 37, David Stuart Nicholas, 19, and Isaiah Villa, 19 - were arrested and booked into the Randall County Jail on charges of Engaged in Organized Criminal Act. Levi Nicholas was also charged in credit or debit card abuse.

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  11. Traffic Stop Leads to Three Arrests; Charges of Engaged in Organized Criminal ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | MyHighPlains.com

    ... were acting together in the commission of these crimes and all three were arrested and booked into the Randall County Jail on charges of Engaged in Organized Criminal Act. Officials arrested 37-year-old Levi Stuart Nicholas, 19-year-old David Stuart ...

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  12. Randall County Junior and Senior Spelling Bees CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | MyHighPlains.com

    ... Bee will include an additional 6 campuses, 6th - 8th grades. All Canyon ISD campuses will compete in the Randall County Spelling Bee, plus Ascension Academy and Holy Cross Catholic Academy. The Randall County Spelling Bee is part of the Scripps ...

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  13. Wind farm to get 10-year tax break in Randall CountyRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Amarillo.com

    A week after punting on some kind of tax relief for a proposed wind farm, Randall County commissioners agreed Monday to let Chermac Energy pay about half of what it would in property taxes over 10 years. They voted unanimously to give the wind farm a 100 percent tax abatement in exchange for Chermac paying $3.4 million in place of taxes over those 10 years.

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  14. Lamb County names new agriculture agentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... participated in 4-H and FFA in high school and college and completed an internship last year with AgriLife in Randall County. "Graham is a natural fit for this key county in our district," said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension administrator at ...

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  15. Police: Downtown deaths murder-suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Amarillo.com

    ... year. On Jan. 4, Christopher Jennings. 39, was killed in a shooting at 6701 Lair Road, south of Amarillo. The Randall County Sheriff's Office is investigating that shooting. The last double homicide in Amarillo occurred last year on June 7. Phetkeo ...

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  16. Police ID 2 dead in downtown Amarillo shootingRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... year. On Jan. 4, Christopher Jennings. 39, was killed in a shooting at 6701 Lair Road, south of Amarillo. The Randall County Sheriff's Office is investigating that shooting. The last double homicide in Amarillo occurred last year on June 7. Phetkeo ...

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  17. Deputy: Lair Road shooting probe nears endRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Amarillo.com

    The Randall County Sheriff's Office investigation into a fatal January shooting on Lair Road is coming to a close, Deputy Danny Alexander said. Christopher Jennings, 39, of Amarillo, was shot Jan. 4 at 6701 Lair Road after a visit to the shooter's house turned sour while watching football and drinking, Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson said.

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  18. Stock show opens new event centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Amarillo.com

    Macee Johnson, 13, with Cowboy 4-H in Happy, moves a Polled Hereford on Friday in preparation for the Randall County Junior Livestock Show at Happy State Bank Event Center, which will be dedicated today. Ashlyn Dixon, 9, visits her English Lop while waiting to take part in her first rabbit show on Friday at the Happy State Bank Event Center.

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  19. Search warrant service results in recovery of stolen motorcycle, drugs, 3 arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | KVII-TV Amarillo

    ... of financial responsibility, and permitting a child passenger to ride without a seatbelt. He was booked into Randall County Jail.

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  20. Randall County Junior Livestock Show Kicks Off TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | MyHighPlains.com

    The show opens tonight at its new home, Randall Countys - Happy State Bank Event Center, located at 1111 Loop 335 . The action kicks off at 5 tonight, continuing at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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