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Officials: In 2009, only a quarter of city was covered by storm-warning system
By the end of this month, Texarkana, Ark., will have about 95 percent of its geographic area covered with weather/emergency warning sirens. Public Works Director Paul Hackleman said the goal of attai...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014     comments
Freedom Writer urges educators to believe in students, not give up
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Should teachers forget why they are in the classroom, they have only to think of Manny Scott. As one of the students whose story was told in part in the movie “Freedom Writers,” Scott was...
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A grand opening for the east portion of Bringle Lake Park was held Friday morning to welcome citizens to a new place to walk, bike, jog, picnic and play. “We are really just happy that the park...
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The brother of a man sentenced earlier this month to life in prison by a Miller County jury received a 110-year sentence this week for his role in the drug-related murder. Frank Starling, 23, was fou...
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JUNEAU, Alaska—Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. The Juneau Empire reports the first officer...
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NEW YORK—What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to...
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WASHINGTON—A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group’s bases in Syria, saying the U.S woul...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Thursday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 3:52 a.m., gas theft, 4020 S. Lake Drive 11:47 a.m., brush/grass fire, Farm to Market Road 561, Simms 1:...
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Texarkana, Texas, police officers responded Thursday to multiple calls of shots fired in the 300 block of Blanton Street. When officers arrived on scene, they were told by neighbors a suspect living...
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Texarkana, Ark., Recycling Center will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, one hour earlier than the regular closing time. This is a one-day adjustment of operating hours, and the city of Texarkana, Ark., a...
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A 28-year-old Hope, Ark., woman remains a fugitive wanted on felony warrants after fleeing Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop. Brandy Lynn Stanhouse, 28, of Hope is wanted by Hempstead County S...

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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014     comments
Deborah Sussman, whose bold color choices for thousands of 1984 Olympics signs, gateways, pylons, uniforms and venue exteriors were at first controversial but came to define the look of the event in L...
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Planetary scientists searching for water on three distant exoplanets have come up dry. Scientists who trained NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on three "hot Jupiters" have discovered that they have far l...
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Today is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 23, 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I....
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland—U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capita...
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WASHINGTON—Let’s talk about buying used cars. The other day a 52-year-old car that was once involved in a fatal crash sold for $38,115,000 at an auction in Carmel, California. It was a 19...
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Run will be held Sept. 13 at Trinity Baptist
CASA for Children is gearing up for its Colorful 5K fundraiser, which takes place at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Trinity Baptist Church cross-country track. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Runners are en...
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A&M-Texarkana registration is next week
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Texarkana’s two Texas-side colleges will welcome thousands of students to class on Monday, and officials say they’re seeing an increase in enrollment compared to last fall. Bob Bruggeman...
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CASA for Children will have a volunteer recruitment event from 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Texarkana office, 1201 Main St., Texarkana, Texas. There will also be events a...
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  AUSTIN—The Texas Ethics Commission has moved forward with a measure to out secret campaign donors despite a pending federal lawsuit by a conservative group over whether the commission ha...
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Submitted photo  Several area and regional motivational speakers recently took part in Summer Palooza sponsored by St. Paul Baptist Church. The event was held three times a week this summer and...
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Spokesman: Beebe endorses Democratís proposal
LITTLE ROCK—Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross on Friday used a forum to draw distinctions between their plans for managing the state budget and their priorities for cutting taxes....
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JONESBORO, Ark.—An Arkansas State University vice chancellor says he doesn’t expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled in the neck by a broken golf club....
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FORT WORTH, Texas—Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the North Texas county’s first case of chikungunya (chicken-GUN’-yuh) virus disease. Officials at Tarrant...
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WASHINGTON—Conservatives should “stop the fight” over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas...
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HOUSTON—Almost a quarter century ago, a 14-month-old boy named Christopher Parmley was found abandoned in a dirty diaper miles from his Texas home. After images of the blond, blue-eyed boy were...
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Ina McDowell, executive director of Main Street Texarkana, center, and Susan Shaddox of Main Street Arkansas, right, present a check for $2,000 to Dr. Beverly Rowe. The funds will go toward the Rowe Downtown Projects through its downtown revitalization matching mini grant program. The grant is part of the Downtown Revitalization Grant made possible by Main Street Arkansas and the Department of Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The grant monies were used for period-style awnings on the Lindsey Railroad Museum and Broad Street Galleries at Broad and Olive streets. For more information about Main Street Texarkana, call 903-792-7191 or visit mainstreettexarkana.org.</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2">AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Co. recently donated $2,000 to Opportunities Inc. to purchase classroom equipment for the Arkansas Children&rsquo;s Program. Pictured are SWEPCO Manager of External Affairs Jennifer Harland, left, and Opportunities Executive Director Melanie Gloster.</p>

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if th...
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AUSTIN—An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that he will ask a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power w...
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Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increas...
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REVIVALS New Zion Baptist Church, Texarkana, Texas, will have its annual revival at 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. The speaker will be the Rev. James Mackey of Rock of Ages Baptist Church, Maumelle...
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Enrollment is under way for Texas Baptist Institute seminary classes offered in Texarkana. The fall semester for the 12-week course of study begins Sept. 9 with classes from 5 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Tuesd...

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SALT LAKE CITY—A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public...
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HARRISBURG, Pa.—A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling th...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas m...
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BERLIN—A circus in Germany is celebrating the birth of four rare white lion cubs. A spokeswoman for Circus Krone says the three males and their sister were born Wednesday in the eastern city of...
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LOS ANGELES—Following the suffocation deaths of two children, Ace Bayou Corp. is recalling 2.2 million of its bean bag chairs. The zippers on the chairs are not locked, allowing children to cli...
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Funds for training set to expire soon
WASHINGTON—After two years as a medical school resident for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Aaron Rhyner sees 14 patients a day, works 50 to 80 hours a week and earns roughly $50,000 a year. Rhy...
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BAGHDAD—Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable o...
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NEW YORK—Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan off...
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A brother of slain American journalist James Foley said Friday the U.S. government could have done more to help him escape the militant group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, which had demanded a $1...
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FERGUSON, Mo.—Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate a...
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It was a day of quiet waiting Thursday for the family of Steven Sotloff, a Pinecrest journalist abducted by Muslim jihadists in Syria who on Tuesday threatened to kill him. Steven Sotloff, 31, disapp...
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WASHINGTON _ With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn...
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration on Friday denounced the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine, citing it as the latest provocation by Moscow along the highly volatile eastern border of t...
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ABUJA, Nigeria—Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in o...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard...
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact new rules that help ensure contraception coverage for employees of certain companies that have religious objections to birth control....
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