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John Butler remembered as a dedicated public servant
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People who knew John H. Butler, former Texarkana, Ark., police chief/director of public safety from 1972 to 1990, all agree on one thing—his legacy in law enforcement lives on.   Butler...
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Warrant issued for man suspected of calling four Walmarts
An arrest warrant has been issued for a man suspected of making bomb threats to four area Walmart locations. Ashdown, Ark., Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for William Dudley Edwards...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">edwards</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Texarkana, Texas, police officers block the entrance to the Texas-side Walmart on Friday morning. Bomb threats were called in to the stores in Ashdown, Ark., and Texarkana. The caller said a device would go off sometime between 9 a.m.&nbsp; and 10 a.m. The Ashdown and Texas-side stores reopened shortly after 10 a.m. with no packages or devices being found. The Arkansas side reopened earlier. &nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s2">by Evan Lewis</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 19th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of h...
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Many parallels drawn to President Obama
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WASHINGTON—Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for...
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Drug traffickers charged in unrelated cases were sentenced to federal prison this week in Texarkana. Charles “Chuck” Norris, 49, received a 10-year term for trafficking cocaine. Norris ad...
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Diane Meadows holds her grandchildren Fiona and Ivy Meadows as they sleep during the Community Good Friday Service at First United Methodist Church Friday afternoon.  Staff photo by Jerry Habrak...
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Children put on their best bib and tucker to meet bonafide cowboys
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Children at Opportunities Inc. got a special treat Friday when Ropin’ Dreams visited the organization with professional bull riders. Children, some of whom were dressed in Western wear themselv...
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The annual Texarkana Senior Health and Wellness Expo will be June 6 at Texarkana Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn. A growing senior population and the popularity of the event has resulted in a...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Thursday.   Miller County  Sheriff’s Department 1:52 a.m., suspicious vehicle, 4727 CR 43 8 a.m., terroristic threats, 97 Private Road 1004...
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana Drama Department and Office of Student Life will present a murder mystery dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Eagle Hall. “Murder at the Dunmore Lodge&rdq...
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WEST, Texas—Leaders in a Central Texas town that was devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new facility, calling it a crucial step toward West...
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New Boston Independent School District trustees will meet in regular session beginning 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Administration Building, 201 Rice St. The board will consider contracts for Oakview Pri...
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Because of a reporting error, a front page story in Friday’s edition about the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang had several mistakes. Sarah Wright is the daughter of Mike and Sandra Sinyard...
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LITTLE ROCK—A 23-year-old Arkansas woman has filed a lawsuit against a Paragould gynecologist who was charged this week with video voyeurism, alleging she caught the doctor taking nude photos of...
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SAN ANTONIO—A 98-year-old retired Air Force pilot who’s among just four surviving Doolittle Raiders will mark the anniversary of the war-changing flights at a ceremony in Texas. Officials...
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LITTLE ROCK—Little Rock police say a former police officer has died after he got into an apparent scuffle over a hot dog cart. Lt. Sidney Allen says the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. Friday...
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AUSTIN—Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a publ...
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SCHOLARSHIPS Cicely Shannon of Texarkana and a junior at the University of Arkansas was recently selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and will receive $30,000 to be used toward her graduate study. S...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Texarkana, Ark., School District Destination Imagination Teams</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">College Hill Middle School Team Destination Imagination-Demolishers include Aidan Shipp, Macy Sloan, Olivia Vanderveer, Aliyah Royal and Taylor McCoy.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">College Hill Middle School Team Destination Imagination-All Mixed Up include Justice Guillory, Joice Guillory, Koby Hall, Kayden Kellar, Daylon Nguyen and Savanna Young.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">North Heights Junior High Team Destination Imagination-Nomites include Hannah Judd, Beau Campbell, Breanna Hall, Trey Wilson, Alexandria Washington, Dylan Robinson and Zoie McVay.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Pleasant Grove High School students recently competed at the State Visual Arts Scholastic UIL Event at College Station with 1,800 students from across the state. Pleasant Grove&rsquo;s students received 23 All State Gold Medals for perfect scores and eight State Gold Seals. Those advancing to state include Ashlyn Hurst and Sara Senetor. All-State Gold Medalists&mdash;Division 1 include Thu Nguyen, Savannah Story, Tessa Hurst, Kaylee Gafford and Madison Howell; Division 2 include Jada Smith (Double Gold Medal), Patricia Hale, Geyoung Lee, Hannah Rainer and Aubrey Hemphil; Division 3 include Chelsea Cole (Double Gold Medal), Michaela Terrell and Juliana Terrell; and Division 4 include Gabi Lagrone, Alex Smith, McCall Johnson, Se Lee, Caitlyn Gibson and Jordan Hearn. All State Gold Seals winners and $1,000 SCAD Scholarship recipients include Jordan Hearn, Jada Wilson (Double Gold Seal), Tessa Hurst, Hannah Rainer, Michaela Terrell and Kaylee Gafford.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Texas High School Student Council recently earned its sixth consecutive National Gold Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils. The council was one of only 200 in the country recognized with the esteemed award given for exemplary record of leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community. To qualify for the award, a member council must meet 26 standards and conduct a minimum of three projects in 12 areas of community and school activities. A minimum of four projects must be submitted for approval and published on the NASC project database. THS student council advisers are Susan Waldrep and Debbie Nicholas.</span></p>

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the...
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NEW YORK—Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category. Starting in July, the company plans to offer Choban...
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NEW YORK—Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, accordi...
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The Rev. Jessie Byrd recently accepted the pastorate of Hooks Missionary Baptist Church. Byrd, a graduate of Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary in Minden, has been in ministry for 25...
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Submitted photo MasterPeace will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Red Lick First Baptist Church, 3370 N. Farm to Market Road 2148. Admission is free. A love offering for the group’s ministry w...
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Brandon Wilkins and Flat Five Entertainment will host a two-day Major Praiser conference beginning Friday at Christ Nations Church. Friday’s event begins at 7:04 p.m. and is titled “Churc...
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Flower Areas Baptist Church will host revival services Sunday through Wednesday with Crusader’s Ministries of Magnolia, Ark. Services are 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday throu...
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Yahweh Christian Church will host a three-day Relationship Tour April 26-28 at 124 W. Broad St. The tour, based on 2 Corinthians 5:19, is “What Is Your Relationship Status?” and features...

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ROME—Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross proces...
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Mount Zion Baptist Church in Douglassville, Texas, will host its annual choir concert at 6 p.m. today. The theme for the event is “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,” based on...

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—She couldn’t find any razor blades. She had run home as soon as Sunday morning services had ended to commit suicide. She had planned this. For years, Ruth Graham...
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NEW SERVICES Cathedral Heights Church of the Nazarene will host a Beth Moore Bible study “Believing God—Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith” from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 2 through...
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MOKPO, South Korea—The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need...
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project i...
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At least 12 dead
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KATMANDU, Nepal—Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepal...
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DONETSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and...
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DENVER—A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting...
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WASHINGTON—When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it’s not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too. But...
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Associated Press  A parked car suffered damage when an adobe wall collapsed Friday morning after a strong earthquake shook Chilpancingo, Mexico. A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook Central...
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ST. LOUIS—A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarce...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon Friday as planned, avoidin...
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