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***UPDATE: The Garden City Police Department arrested a 15-year old female student on an allegation of criminal threat in connection to the latest threat.***

A 15-year-old female was arrested early Tuesday evening on an allegation of criminal threat in connection to the second threat of violence aimed at Horace Good Middle School in less than a week. 

The Amarillo Little Theatre Guild & Board of Directors proudly hosts The ALT Gala 2019, a fundraiser for the organization’s productions, outreach initiatives, and educational endeavors. Join them to glam up Amarillo for one night only with this year’s theme: “Hollywood Glam.” It’ll be a place to dance, drink, and revel the night away in true Hollywood Glam style. There will be a live auction, wine & whiskey pull, and dancing!

Last summer, Eagle County, at the rooftop of Colorado’s high country, faced its first major wild land fire. The Lake Christine Fire started a few blocks from the town of Basalt and burned more than 12,000 acres. Jill Ryan, at the time an Eagle County Commissioner, said most folks evacuated or were told to stay inside, because of “really poor air quality, the smoke that just settled in that valley.”

We were so thrilled to have legendary singer-songwriter Forest Sun live in the HPPR studio today! By the time he showed up, this guy had already been on KVII's TV morning show, Daybreak with Anthony Pittman AND Panhandle Primate podcast with Dexter Cearley.  Now THAT is how you promote a folk show in a pizza joint! Indeed, Forest is playing the Fire Songs  live-music concert series TONIGHT at Fire Slice Pizzeria (34th & Coulter) at 7pm.

The question of where chronic wasting disease came from reopened in the spring of 2016.

Roy Andersen was monitoring reindeer in Norway. He’s a research technician with the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. On a rare, sunny day, Andersen and his colleagues were doing what they often do in the spring: blasting across a snowy plateau, chasing a herd of about 500 wild reindeer.

MJ Hegar announced Tuesday she is running for the U.S. Senate in 2020, challenging Texas Sen. John Cornyn for a seat he's held since 2002. 

After months of community protests, a group of more than 20 landowners and city leaders gathered Monday to announce that Hays County and the City of Kyle had officially joined a lawsuit to oppose a natural gas pipeline proposed to run through Central Texas.

Two years after an explosion at a crucial Army factory that is the country’s largest producer of small-caliber ammunition, the underlying cause of Lawrence Bass Jr.’s death remains unclear.

Bass, a longtime employee, followed explosives-handling procedures later deemed to be poorly written. He worked for a defense contractor anxious to slash costs on a government contract it had underbid.

EFFINGHAM, Kansas — In 2014, a cash-strapped school district in rural northeast Kansas turned to its residents with a plea: Pay a little more in taxes annually so we can renovate classrooms, update the wiring and give students better spaces to learn.

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Fifteen million Texans lack access to broadband internet. Most of those Texans are rural residents, and many live in the Texas Panhandle.

Now, as KERA reports, the state Legislature has proposed two bills aimed at closing the digital gap in the Lone Star State.

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Today Rochester Drug Cooperative became the first pharmaceutical distributer to face federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic. RDC is charged with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the federal government. The charges are a result of a two-year investigation that began after it was found that RDC ignored pill limits for pharmacies and catered to doctors who over-prescribe.

Gary Craig is an investigative reporter with the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. Welcome to the program.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Today Rochester Drug Cooperative became the first pharmaceutical distributer to face federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic. RDC is charged with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the federal government. The charges are a result of a two-year investigation that began after it was found that RDC ignored pill limits for pharmacies and catered to doctors who over-prescribe.

Gary Craig is an investigative reporter with the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. Welcome to the program.

If the Trump administration gets its way, federal law will require this question to be asked of each person living in all of the country's households in 2020: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" It's been close to 70 years since a citizenship question has been included among the census questions for every U.S. household.

HPPR Radio Readers 2019 Spring Read

Murder! Mayhem! MYSTERY!

HPPR Radio Readers Book Club presents the 2019 Spring Read!

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