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• River enters major flood stage, could near 1990 level at Pecan Point near DeKalb
DeKALB, Texas—People and property are at risk near DeKalb, Texas, as thousands of acres are expected to flood when Red River nears levels not seen since 1990, officials warn. Bowie County Judge...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
East Memorial Gardens holds annual Memorial Day service
An early afternoon downpour lifted just in time for East Memorial Gardens to host its 51st annual Memorial Day Service on Sunday. This year’s event featured the most recent American soldiers wh...

Picture: <p>Staff photo by Cecil Anderson</p>
<p>&bull; Art Candelaria salutes the American flag Sunday afternoon at the 51st annual Memorial Day Service at East Memorial Gardens in Texarkana, Ark. Canelaria, a Marine Corps veteran, served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.</p>Picture: <p><span>Staff Photo by Cecil Anderson&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span>&bull;</span><span> Clayton Harris plays taps to end the 51st annual Memorial Day Service on Sunday afternoon at East Memorial Gardens in Texarkana, Ark.</span></p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
DETROIT—Wishing living U.S. military veterans a “Happy Memorial Day” might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives. T...
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• Chance Lacourse takes a picture of a vehicle Sunday afternoon during the car show at Church on the Rock on Mall Drive in Texarkana, Texas.   Staff  photo  by Cecil Anderson
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
Two nights of freedom could mean up to five more years in prison for an inmate who reportedly walked away from a minimum-security camp at Texarkana’s Federal Correctional Institution last month....
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WASHINGTON—The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said i...
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O’Malley offers advice on what it takes to rally a community
HOUSTON—Almost 1,000 people attended a three-day Neighborhoods USA meeting in Houston, and De’Anna O’Malley, who helped Texarkana get the winning spot in a dog park contest, was on h...
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GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. —Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there’s nothing to fear. The brains are believed to have been part of a collect...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
Voterama in Congress WASHINGTON—Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending May 22.   HOUSE RESEARCH TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES: By a vote of 274 f...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
Rising Arkansas River is miles wide, possible record
100 years ago May 25, 1915: Hollow in a boiled egg—There is an air space in every egg, but we notice it particularly in a boiled one, because the contents have been made solid by cooking and ma...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
REUNIONS JUNE Bodcaw School Alumni Reunion will begin at 6 p.m. June 6 at Nevada High School, Rosston, Ark. All former Bodcaw students and their guest is invited. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m...
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CIVIL COURT Bowie County Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution Inc. v. Ford Rochelle, default; Cleo Patricia Shelby v. Joe Conway et al, damages; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Vonya Traylor, defa...
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VICTORIA, Texas—Walkers and cyclists on the Lone Tree Creek Hike and Bike Trail may notice a new addition on the 4-mile path. It's not a birdhouse. It's not a mailbox. It's a little, free libra...
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Wadley Hospital has been redesignated as a Primary (Level II) Stroke Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The designation is valid for a two-year period. To become a designated...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—City leaders and local preservationists got an up-close look at the tough task that lies ahead should a more than 170-year-old pioneer home be returned to its original conditi...
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LITTLE ROCK—The number of degree seekers at Arkansas' public universities remains steady, but those students are graduating more quickly than in the past. Statewide, the average percentage of s...
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John Forbes Nash Jr., the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday in a car accident on the Ne...
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Today is Monday, May 25, the 145th day of 2015. There are 220 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali knocked ou...
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Chicago street gangs, rap videos and guys who are skilled at “making paper” are all on the front edge of a scam that’s already cost banks millions of dollars. It’s called &ldq...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
NEW YORK—Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car....
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
Your credit history has a lot of influence on your financial life, from whether you can rent an apartment to the interest rates you pay on loans. So keeping tabs on your credit record is important to...
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LITTLE ROCK—A little over a month after wrapping up their regular session, Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol this week to take up an incentive package aimed at luring a major defen...
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Texas A&M University-Texarkana graduate Holden Fleming has been hired as the Texarkana, Texas, Farmers’ Market manager for the next two years. As market manager, Fleming will administer the...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
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By Maria Sudekum The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A small bird that's typically found hundreds of miles away in Mexico and South America apparently made its way to western Kansas, watcher...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
LA PORTE, Texas—Two juveniles have died in an early-morning house fire southeast of Houston. La Porte police Sgt. John Krueger said in a statement that two adults and two children were able to...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
DUBLIN— Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads. This new reality was sinking in after the Irish people vote...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
SAN FRANCISCO—YouTube’s legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet’s video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activi...

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<p><span>&bull; In this March 29, 2006, photo, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley, left, and Steven Chen pose for a photo with their laptops at their office loft in San Mateo, Calif. YouTube has been celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout May because the site entered its testing, or &ldquo;beta,&rdquo; phase in May 2005, but the company&rsquo;s roots go further back. Co-founders Hurley, Chen and Jawed Karim started YouTube in February 2005 shortly after realizing there wasn&rsquo;t an easy way for people to share their videos on the Internet.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;</span><span> This photo shows a DudePerfect YouTube marketing billboard Thursday in Culver City, Calif.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
INDIANAPOLIS—David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500. The freshly retired Letterman was all grins early Sunday as his IndyCar team...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
BUJUMBURA, Burma—The opposition in Burundi has suspended its talks with the government after a party leader was shot dead, the main opposition party said Sunday. “The climate is not condu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
NEW YORK—There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines. When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated te...
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ALBANY, N.Y.—Carroll Heath didn’t have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn’t around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to hims...
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WASHINGTON —The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation’s capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedo...
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KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia—It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar....

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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>Hussein Ahmed eats food inside a tent Friday at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh Province, Indonesia. So far, nearly 3,100 Rohingya and Bangladeshis have landed in three Southeast Asian countries, according to the International Organization for Migration. Almost half of them wound up in Indonesia, where nearly 170 children who traveled alone wait to learn what will happen next.&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span>&bull;<span> </span></span><span>Hussein Ahmed take a showers near at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh Province, Indonesia. In an interview with the Associated Press, Ahmed said, &ldquo;I was born in Myanmar, but they don&rsquo;t want me. I tried to go to Thailand or Malaysia, but I can&rsquo;t go anywhere because they don&rsquo;t want me.&rdquo;&nbsp;</span></p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, May 25th, 2015     comments
Group of 30 activists cross by bus instead
DORASAN STATION, South Korea—Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea o...
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SEATTLE—The Coast Guard Sunday morning helped an activist opposed to Shell Oil’s drilling plans remove himself from a Shell ship in Bellingham, Wash., a spokesman said. Matt Fuller, who h...
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CLEVELAND—Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects k...
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