As if we haven't had enough issues in the country lately, we got a bit of a scare this morning right here in Amarillo.

You know that whole, "don't leave your baggage unattended" rule at the airport? Well, this would be why.

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Earlier this morning, June 8, there was a suitcase found in the parking garage at Rick Husband International Airport. Anytime baggage is just left laying around, it raises some eyebrows.

The suitcase was found around 4 am and was taken by TSA for inspection. This immediately closed the parking structure for a couple of hours.

TSA ended up testing the suitcase and they stated to Amarillo Police that it indeed tested positive for explosive materials.

Now before we go any further, we need to keep in mind that a LOT of different things can test positive as an explosive material. That's why there is some household, everyday type of items that aren't allowed on an airplane.

Things such as fireworks, etc. are givens because yeah, they explode. There's also items like aerosols that aren't allowed to be brought on a plane. It's quite possible that a suitcase can test positive for these "explosive materials" if say you stored some fireworks in a suitcase. Not sure why you would, but I've seen stranger things.

Amarillo Police bomb squad showed up at the airport to check the suitcase by robot. Turns out, the suitcase was completely empty and had nothing in it. No explosive materials, no clothes, nothing.

A false alarm but enough to give pause to what COULD'VE been had there been something in there. If you don't want your suitcase anymore, just wait until you get home then trash it would ya?

The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into:

Texas Top 8 Most Wanted (July 2021)

These folks are whats considered the "worst of the worst", the 8 Most Wanted Fugitives in Texas. Everyone on this list has at least a $7,500 reward for their capture but they also should be considered armed and dangerous so don't try to be a hero and "apprehend" these suspects on your own. Alert law enforcement or call Texas DPS at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).

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