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Amarillo Accidental Death: Kristopher Miller Strikes Wheelchair Crossing Western, Killing Samuel Quintana

Posted on June 29, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo courtesy ABC 7 Amarillo AMARILLO, TEXAS — A man was crossing Western in a wheelchair when he was struck by a car, ABC 7 Amarillo news reports. On June 27 at about 9:49 p.m., officers responded to a dispatch to the 4600 block of S. Western on a motor vehicle versus pedestrian. Kristopher Clay Miller, … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: Kristopher Miller Strikes Wheelchair Crossing Western, Killing Samuel Quintana

Amarillo Motorcycle Accidents: Omar Nevarez Arrested for Intoxicated Assault After Rear Ending Christopher Cummins and Fleeing Scene

Posted on June 29, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo Courtesy ABC 7 Amarillo AMARILLO, TEXAS — After Amarillo police officers came upon a wreck between a car and motorcycle, a man was arrested for intoxicated assault, ABC 7 Amarillo news reports. On June 27 around 2:12 a.m., a police officer witnessed a silver 2007 Kia Optima, driven by Omar Arturo Soto Nevarez, 43, traveling … Continue reading Amarillo Motorcycle Accidents: Omar Nevarez Arrested for Intoxicated Assault After Rear Ending Christopher Cummins and Fleeing Scene

New Mexico Accidental Death: Boy Scout Killed in New Mexico Ranch Flooding on Saturday

Posted on June 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX–After being swept away in flood waters in the North Ponil Canyon, the Boy Scout died, KOB Eyewitness News 4 reported. The broadcaster said 12 Scouts were participating in a 12-day trek across the 214 square mile Philmont Scout Ranch when the flash flood occurred at around 4.30 a.m. Eight of the scouts were … Continue reading New Mexico Accidental Death: Boy Scout Killed in New Mexico Ranch Flooding on Saturday

Interstate 40 Drug Busts: DPS Finds 19 Pounds of Opium During Stop

Posted on June 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo Courtesy Amarillo Globe News Amarillo, TX–Amarillo Globe News reports that 19 pounds of opium, valued at $443,000, was seized by Texas Department of Public Safety during a traffic stop Sunday on Interstate 40 in Oldham County. At 7:38 a.m., Masis Zazarian, 53, of Tujunga, Calif., was arrested on the first-degree felony charge. He was … Continue reading Interstate 40 Drug Busts: DPS Finds 19 Pounds of Opium During Stop

Amarillo Accidental Death: 2 Victims, Lewis and Melissa Rousset Lewis, Die in Moore County Wreck

Posted on June 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX– A story by the Amarillo Globe News reports a man and woman were killed and two others critically injured after wreck on Friday morning in Moore County between Amarillo and Dumas, Texas Department of Public Safety said. DPS Trooper Chris Ray said the wreck occurred around 6:50 a.m. at the U.S. Highway 287 … Continue reading Amarillo Accidental Death: 2 Victims, Lewis and Melissa Rousset Lewis, Die in Moore County Wreck

Amarillo Personal Injury: White Deer Gas Explosion Injures 4

Posted on June 28, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo Courtesy Amarillo Globe News Amarillo, TX– A story by Amarillo Globe News Reports that Texas Railroad Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating a gas explosion in White Deer that occurred on Thursday night, leaving four injured, two critically, authorities said Friday. The explosion occurred around 9 p.m. near Eighth Avenue … Continue reading Amarillo Personal Injury: White Deer Gas Explosion Injures 4

New Mexico Accidental Death: Head On Collision Near Tucumcari Leaves One Dead

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports Amarillo, TX–Near Tucumcari, a car headed eastbound on I-40 veered across the median and into incoming traffic. The car collided with a semi truck headed westbound. The driver of the car was killed in the accident, and the semi truck driver was uninjured, News Channel 10 reports. The … Continue reading New Mexico Accidental Death: Head On Collision Near Tucumcari Leaves One Dead

Class Action Lawsuit: Lawsuit Claims Companies Refused to Hire Ex-convicts.

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX–Reuters (6/25, Wiessner) mentions Amazon in an article reporting the NAACP filed a lawsuit against several companies for refusing to hire applicants with felony records. Although not named as a company in the NAACP’s lawsuit, the article notes that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Amazon, claiming the company has broken the … Continue reading Class Action Lawsuit: Lawsuit Claims Companies Refused to Hire Ex-convicts.

Police Misconduct: DOJ alleges Lubbock, Texas Police Discriminated in Hiring Process.

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX–The AP (6/26) reports from Lubbock, TX that a “federal review claims that the Lubbock Police Department discriminated against Hispanics and women in hiring probationary police officers.” The Justice Department, “after examining multiple hiring cycles,” “accused the police department of violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act with respect to its written and physical exam … Continue reading Police Misconduct: DOJ alleges Lubbock, Texas Police Discriminated in Hiring Process.

Personal Injury: Comedian, Wal-Mart Reach Settlement Over Collision.

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo, TX–The Courthouse News (6/25, Bouboushian) reports that Comedian Tracy Morgan who was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on June 7, 2014, settled his lawsuit against the retail giant in private. The accident left the Saturday Night Live vet with “brain injuries, a broken leg, broken nose, and broken ribs,” the article reports, while other … Continue reading Personal Injury: Comedian, Wal-Mart Reach Settlement Over Collision.