KDDD News 5-19-21

On June 20th, 2020 in the early and rainy morning hours at about 1:19am, then Officer O. Barba checked out with a suspicious person and discovered that the subject was intoxicated.

Officer Barba attempted to detain the subject, but they ran off.

Officer Barba gave chase and caught the suspect. The suspect resisted and assaulted Officer Barba. Officer I. Granda arrived and both Officers were able to take the suspect into custody.

This is when Officer Barba noticed he had something running down his face and that he could not open his eye. It was discovered that Officer Barba had been stabbed in the head, neck, and arm.

Yesterday, Sergeant Barba was awarded with the Combat Cross for surviving a deadly encounter.


Amarillo College has became one of the top five community colleges in the country.

According to Amarillo College, every two years the Aspen Institute evaluates colleges across the country based on performance in six areas: teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, workforce success, equity in access and success for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds, and leadership and institutional culture.


The Amarillo Public Health Department is reporting 57 new cases of COVID-19, 4 deaths and 5 recoveries in the Amarillo area.

APH said Potter County has 21 new cases, 2 new deaths.

In Randall County, 36 new cases were reported along with 2 new deaths and 5 recoveries.

The Amarillo Area Hospitalization Rate is at 2.87%.