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Garland City, Ark., residents were urged this afternoon to be aware of the potential flooding conditions along the Red River, according to emergency services personnel for Miller County, Ark. Officials suggested during a news conference today that residents evacuate because of the rising river. Local officials said the Army Corps of Engineers and National Weather Service predict the river will exceed flood stages by about 3 to 4 feet from Index to Fulton, Ark. County officials established a command center in Garland City, a town of about 280 people, in the eastern portion of the county. Co... Continue reading ->
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A flood warning continues for the Red River at Index, Ark., north of Texarkana, and the Red River at Pecan Point near DeKalb, Texas, until further notice, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport, La. At 8 a.m. today, the Red River at Index was at 22.7 feet, and the flood stage for the area is 25 feet, putting this area a mere 2.3 feet below flood stage. NWS predicts the point is expected to rise above flood stage by late Thursday morning and be near 30 feet by Monday morning. The weather service warns that general inundation of farm and grazing lowlands around the Red River a... Continue reading ->
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Major flooding in the forecast
Major flooding is occurring or forecast throughout the Red River basin, according to the National Weather Service River Forecast Center. Major and moderate flooding is forecast at several points on t...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Andie Martin</span></p>
<p class="p2">The water has risen drastically over the last few weeks along the Red River. The water is just a couple of feet shy of the bottom of the the U.S. Highway 259 bridge north of DeKalb, Texas, at the Pecan Point location.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2">A dike to prevent flooding surrounds a home in the river bottoms of the Red River in Foreman, Ark.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Jerry Habraken</span></p>
<p class="p2">Members of the Ashdown High School football team help sandbag the perimeter of Sandy Davis&rsquo; home on Little River 21 Tuesday afternoon.&nbsp;</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Council sets limit on development project
Texarkana, Texas, City Council voted Monday night to have other additional options considered for demolition of the Kress building at 116 West Broad Street. The vote was unanimous. Ward 5 Council Mem...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Students raise $8,900 for local food bank
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It started out as a class project, but it turned into more for about 80 students in the Texas High School AP English class. For the project, the students chose to raise money for Harvest Texarkana Re...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
A woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from her employer by forging his signature on checks is scheduled to appear in federal court next month on bank fraud charges. Ashley Meree Wilde is nam...
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Community pulls together to get cattle, equipment to safety
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Ranchers in Ashdown, Ark., near the Red and Little rivers have boated, waded, rode on horseback and even swam with cow dogs to herd more than 1,000 head of cattle to higher ground since last Thursday...
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De QUEEN, Ark.—Most of the city of De Queen remains without power after a thunderstorm with reported 70 mph winds blew though the area Monday. No injuries have been reported, but some homes hav...
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Red River Valley Association and Arkansas Red River Commission will hold their 19th annual Water Resources Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Arkansas Convention Center in Texarkana. The on...
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BROKEN BOW, Okla.—Flooding on the Mountain Fork River in Southeast Oklahoma has left Broken Bow residents without water. The Broken Bow gravity pumps flooded and failed early Monday. The city o...
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Two Texarkana College staff members have received National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development Excellence Awards. The recepients are Kim Penney, associate professor for TC’s nu...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bowie County Commissioners approved a disaster declaration on Tuesday because of the current Red River flooding. The county joins other Texas counties that have declared a sta...
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Submitted photo Daughters of the American Revolution Lone Star Chapter was recently presented with the State Historic Preservation Project Award during the 116th annual state conference in San Antoni...
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Lake Greeson is about 2 feet above normal, according to Army Corps of Engineers reports. The normal pool elevation is 548 feet, but the lake level has risen to 550, said Eric Jenkins, Corps of Engine...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Later this year, TexAmericas Center will be able to concentrate fully on attracting business. During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the center’s Board of Directors approved an agreement w...
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Delta 88 matches description of Lewisville, Ark., getaway vehicle
A vehicle matching the description of a car used in a Lewisville, Ark., bank robbery was found Tuesday in Stamps, Ark., according to Lafayette County Sheriff Obie Sims. A suspect left Farmers Bank an...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date May 23. Head count: 650. STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $315-460; 300-400 lbs. $285-345; 400-500 lbs. $265-300; over 500 lbs. $195-257.50. HEIFERS: Under 3...
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Former Trooper, Ashdown police chief Bob Porter remembered with admiration
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Roger Whitmore was 6 and living with his parents and 13 siblings on a sharecropper’s farm south of Ashdown, Ark., when he saw Arkansas State Police Trooper Bob Porter. A deer had been killed in...
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LITTLE ROCK—An $87 million incentive package aimed at luring a defense contract to south Arkansas was endorsed by legislative committees on Tuesday, a move that the Republican governor says coul...
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Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP  In rainy weather, trainers walk horses to the gates before the eighth race on Monday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Monday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:41 a.m., animal, George Thomas and Buchanan Loop Roads 11:21 a.m., burglary, 140 County Road...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—An Arkansas panel tasked with reviewing the state’s education policies and standardized testing has concluded hearing nearly a week of testimony from teachers, testing co...
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LITTLE ROCK—Legislation to move Arkansas’ primaries from May to March failed Tuesday to make it out of a Senate committee, while a House committee narrowly advanced an identical bill. The...
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AUSTIN—The Texas House has scrapped—at least for now—rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children. The measure would hav...
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A 20-year-old Texas man was arrested Tuesday and charged with helping a friend travel overseas, where he successfully joined Islamic State militants in Syria, according to a criminal complaint. After...
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OXON HILL, Md.—At the annual National Spelling Bee barbecue, 15-year-old Anna Turner was one of many former spellers sporting the official T-shirt from the year she competed. But it wasn’t...
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SANTA ANA, Calif.—Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despit...
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BRYANT, Ark.—Authorities say a sound that has alarmed a number of Arkansans is simply the song of the cicada. Lt. Jeffrey Silk of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office told KTHV-TV on Monday...
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GALVESTON, Texas—A sixth package of narcotics has washed ashore in Galveston the past week. Houston media outlets report 66 pounds of cocaine in 30 individually wrapped bundles were found Monda...
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JONESBORO, Ark.—Jonesboro police have released the name of a man who was fatally shot in an area home. Officers on Monday found 28-year-old Nelson McCullough lying on the floor in the front roo...
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AUSTIN—Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945’s “Flame of Barbary Coast,” Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential scree...
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HOUSTON—Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congest...
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LITTLE ROCK—Farmers across Arkansas are still weathering a series of spring showers that have flooded fields, smothered crops and swept away cattle. Since March 1, between 12 to 18 inches of ra...
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CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico—The body of a baby carried away by a tornado was found in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna, Mayor Evaristo Perez said Tuesday following a sudden catastrophic...
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DETROIT—Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrav...
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Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2015. There are 218 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. Uni...
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Flood warnings are still in effect and conditions have worsened across much of the Red River basin and its tributaries in the Four States Area. Several places along the river are inundated, and more f...
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LONDON—Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history. Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket. Taking...
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WASHINGTON—Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which...
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NEW YORK—As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And e...
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WASHINGTON—The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally...
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Goodbye, black pepper flavor; hello, actual black pepper. Yum Brands chains Pizza Hut and Taco Bell said they plan to remove artificial flavors and colors from their food, following the lead of compa...
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The Trades Day community gathering each May in Huffines is an attempt to revive a tradition of several years ago, which had lapsed. Saturday’s event was the second year in that quest. The trade...

Picture: <p class="p1">Jeremy Burris, right, community relations coordinator for Heritage Home Health and Hospice, talks to Bob Dotson as he meets the public during the Huffines Trades Day. Heritage Home Health and Hospice of Texarkana and Jefferson is planning to open a location on North Louise Street in Atlanta, Texas, to provide hospice services, Burris said.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Rodney Williams sings while holding his grandson. Williams had just started Saturday afternoon&rsquo;s music at Huffines Trades Day when his grandson Kaden, 17 months old, wanted to join in. So the grandfather picked him up and kept right on singing. Kaden&rsquo;s parents are Casey and Josh Curtis.</p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span>Cathy Satterwhite, seated left, and her son Rodney have several tables of collectables during Huffines Trades Day. Cathy said she came to Trades Day in the past and is happy now to support a renewal of the community get-together. &ldquo;Pleasant people, a good lunch for a good cause of supporting the fire department and center,&rdquo; Cathy said of the event. The trades of Trades Day now are largely quilt making, the display of antiques and handwork, music, food and fellowship.</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s2">Neil Abeles</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
JONESBORO, Ark.—Donnie Keshawarz was a soccer addict when he was a student at Jonesboro High School. “I hurt my knee one season on the field, so I knew I wasn’t going to be able to...
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Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Swisher speaks Monday at the Memorial Day Service at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Atlanta. More than 200 people attended. At the table are, from left, Jerry Porter (behind the flag), Roger Matlock, Raymond Harrington, Jerry Reynolds, Bill Brockett, John Fox, Mike Lee&nbsp;and musical tenor singer Don Rankin of Wake Village.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1">Deborah Clayton directs the Atlanta Elementary Fourth-Grade Choir in several stirring songs for Memorial Day services Monday at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Atlanta. Student Hannah White, at the microphone at right, sang solos to lead the choir&rsquo;s presentations for more than 200 people present.</p>
<p class="p4"><span class="s4">Staff photos by Neil Abeles</span></p>
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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Zion Hill crafter makes cute dolls out of earthen gardening containers
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In an urban dictionary, “pothead” is someone who is stoned, usually on marijuana. To an electrician, “pothead” is an insulated electrical terminal connecting overhead wiring t...
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Picture:<p class="p1">The water&nbsp;is rising Saturday on the west side of&nbsp;the U.S. Highway 259 bridge north of DeKalb, engulfing the surrounding trees and creeping up the&nbsp;side of the road where construction was at a standstill.</p>Picture:<p class="p1">These aerial shots were taken Saturday of the 6- to-10-mile east point of U.S. Highway 259 bridge.</p>Picture:<p class="p1">These aerial shots were taken Saturday of the 6- to-10-mile east point of U.S. Highway 259 bridge.</p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Andie Martin</span></p>
<p class="p2">The swallows who build their homes under the bridge that crosses the Red River at U.S. Highway 259 north of DeKalb, Texas, swarm the area in what appears to be&nbsp;worry over the possible loss of their homes and babies&nbsp;as the water rises to dangerous levels. At least that&rsquo;s&nbsp;what some of us humans think they are doing.</p>Picture:<p class="p1">Standing idly by in the foreground is a watering&nbsp;system farmers use to spray their crops. But in the distance, it&rsquo;s plain to see that won&rsquo;t be needed for quite a while yet. The sprayers hanging down from the top pipes dangle just inches from the water where usually they are at least a couple of feet above ground.</p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">On County Road 2735 just east of U.S. Highway 259&nbsp;and about 6 miles north of DeKalb, a huge tree just barely misses falling across the paved road. The trunk of the tree is approximately 8 to 10 feet around, making it an older tree that may have been blown over by straight-line winds from the powerful storm that swept through the area Monday evening.</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1">About 10 miles north of DeKalb and about 2 miles&nbsp;north of the intersection of County Roads 2735 and 3303,&nbsp;the road becomes impassable as water moves swiftly&nbsp;across a low point in the road.</p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">&nbsp;Edward Forsyth and his wife woke to a mess of fallen trees Tuesday morning along their driveway north of DeKalb after a&nbsp;powerful storm steamed through the area Monday evening. &ldquo;My daughter is in Austin for a twirling competition through DeKalb High School. They were going to come home yesterday, but they had to wait until today to come on home,&rdquo; Forsyth said. &ldquo;They got hit pretty bad up there last night.&rdquo;</span></p>

Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
SEATTLE, Three years ago, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen doubled down on brain research, luring some of the nation’s top experts to Seattle and pledging an additional $300 million to study the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015     comments
Scientists speculate on who made them and why
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NEW YORK—By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them—or why. At 3.3 mil...
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A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed light on the murky early history of man’s best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago—not 11,000 t...
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CHICAGO—At least 56 people were shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend between Friday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. Twelve people, including three shot Monda...
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WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama’s strategy fo...
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New research has found that a variant of a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension prompts weight loss in obese mice. Among mice fed a high-fat diet, those who did not get the medication be...
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WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court is heading into the final month of its annual term. In a potentially historic ruling, the court will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwid...
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NEW YORK—They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. Six of the 10 highest-pai...
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A freelance news producer at San Francisco Bay Area station KGO-TV has been fired after saying police should use “real bullets” on protesters demonstrating in Oakland, Calif. Carlos La Ro...
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Everyone, it seems, is in. The multi-year “will they or won’t they” game that political reporters, operatives and junkies have been playing was all for naught. Just about every Repu...
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MUMBAI, India—A relentless heat wave has claimed more than 1,000 lives in southern India in recent weeks, officials said Tuesday, warning that the scorching temperatures would continue for sever...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Nestle SA’s plan to bottle Oregon’s spring water is stoking a fight with lawmakers and environmental activists who say a corporation shouldn’t be allowed to profi...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—A man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road in unusual fashion, with bright yellow letters taped to the rear window of his SUV. The message on Neal Raisman&r...
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SANAA, Yemen—Yemeni militiamen have recaptured the southern city of Dali from Shiite Muslim rebels, officials and news reports said Tuesday, in the first major setback for the Houthi insurgents...
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