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January 28th, 2013
There was a little excitement at Loweâ€™s Supermarket in Fritch on Monday afternoon.
Around 11:45 a.m. or so, a older gentleman, who was unidentified, was driving up to Loweâ€™s when according to store manager Kevin Keener, his foot came off his brake and hit the gas.
Half of the car ended up inside the store. Keener said that nobody was hurt in the incident, but it did leave a mess.
The car took out 12 feet of brick and four glass windows that were around eight feet tall and four feet wide.
1-25-13 Leonard Bilhartz was arrested on warrant #38909 for the offense of commitment and probation violation â€“ driving while license invalid w/previous conviction.
1-25-13 Deputies responded to FM 2171 for public service.
1-26-13 Deputies responded to a disturbance on Birdie Street in Borger.
1-26-13 Joe Calloway was arrested for possession of marijuana.
1-26-13 Deputies responded to a burglary of habitation on Clubhouse Dr. in Borger.
For more information from this report, pick up a copy of the Tuesday edition of the Borger News-Herald, in newsstands tomorrow!
The Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office wants to make local citizens aware of two different scams that could affect them in more ways than one.
Sheriff Don Johnson said one of these scams is an extortion technique being used by cyber criminals using the Citadel malware platform to deliver Reveton ransomware. The latest version of this ransomware uses the name of the Internet Crime Complaint Center as a means to frighten potential victims.
It will be MUCH colder on Tuesday than it was on Monday with high temperatures only warming into the mid 40s to the lower 50s by late day. Granted, that's roughly about what you would normally expect for high temps for this time of the year (52 is the 30-year average high temperature for Tuesday), but compared to the 60s and 70s we've seen lately, Tuesday is going to feel MUCH colder! Winds will be breezy as they blow from the west during the morning, then the north during the afternoon at speeds averaging 15-25 mph with some gusts upwards of 35-40 mph possible.
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m., M.K. Brown Auditorium, Pampa
At the Abram Brothers Concert in Pampa, it was announced that Pampa will have a chamber music concert on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. The performing group is called Chamber Buffs, from WTAMU, Canyon.
Borger Police Report
Jan 23-27, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
400 block of Tristram - alarm
800 block of North Main - prowler
6th & Whittenburg - suspicious vehicle
North Circle Skate - suspicious activity
McGee and Grand - field interview
Sterling and Western - field interview
600 block of East Tenth - open door/window
100 block of East Adams - alarm
Adams and Harvey - field interview
1000 block of Tyler - traffic escort
The Bridge - followup
Elise - recovered property
FM 1551 @ Hwy 207 - reckless driver (traffic)
1200 block of Indiana - alarm
1200 block of Cooley - harassment
Underage drinking has become more of a problem over the years.
According to raw data from the Borger Police Department Record system, the number of minors charged with possession, consumption, and driving under the influence has almost doubled since 2011 and 2012.
In 2011, there were 100 minors charged and in 2012, the number increased to 176 in Borger alone.
For more on this story, see the Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, edition of the Borger News-Herald.
The City of Stinnett is facing new changes.
At last weekâ€™s city council meeting, Police Chief Marie Farbro was released from duty during an open session. She was released for â€śwork performance issues.â€ť
Farbro has been part of the Stinnett Police since 2007 and police chief for almost two years. City Manager Mark Anderson has stepped up to fill this position until a new chief has been found.
Another change the city has seen is the resignation of Matt Daffer, Public Works Director. Daffer was Public Works Director for a year.
Colder air will move from the northeast toward the southwest on Thursday dropping high temperatures for the majority of the High Plains closer to the 30-year average high this time of the year (51 degrees) by late day. The wind will blow from the northeast at speeds averaging 5-15 mph during the morning before shifting to the south in the afternoon at the same average speeds. Skies will be partly to occasionally mostly cloudy on Thursday.
On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, the concession stand will open at the dome at 8 a.m.
The opening flag ceremony will be at 8:45 a.m. and the goat show will follow at 9 a.m. immediately followed by the lamb show.
The steer show will take place at 11 a.m.
Steer pictures will be taken after the steer show.
The presentation of Hustler Buckles will take place, and the swine show will take place at 1 p.m.
Following the swine show will be the retiring of the flag, and the concession stand will close at 10 p.m. that evening.