KDDD News 7-28-21

One man was found “unconscious and unresponsive” in a jail cell by Moore County Correction Officers on Monday, July 26 at around 5:20 p.m., according to the Office of the Sheriff County of Moore.

Ricky Paul Smith was found in his jail by personnel and the Sheriff’s office said they began to perform “life saving efforts on Ricky Smith.” Medical personnel were contacted.

Paul Smith died at the scene according to the sheriff’s office and an autopsy was ordered by the Justice of the Peace. The Texas Rangers were contacted to investigate the death, the office stated. The investigation is ongoing.

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Representative Ronny Jackson announced that language from his RESTORE Act has been included in larger disaster relief bill H.R. 267, policy he said would help the agricultural community recover from natural disasters.

In March, Jackson introduced the RESTORE Act alongside Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28). Said Jackson’s office, he was praised before it was included in the House Agriculture Committee’s markup for July 27.

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The Amarillo Public Health Department is reporting 155 new cases of COVID-19 1 death and 7 recoveries in the Amarillo area.

Moore County Public Health Authority is reporting 41 active cases in Moore County as of yesterday. Moore County Hospital District is reporting one person admitted in the hospital for COVID right now.