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A Miller County, Ark., couple accused of exposing their toddler to methamphetamine is scheduled to appear in court next week. Joshua Boss Cupples, 23, and Alisha Marie Cupples, 22, were allegedly liv...

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Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
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A fire engulfing a double-wide mobile home early Tuesday afternoon in Genoa resulted in a total loss for a homeowner, said Garry Sumner, Miller County fire marshal. Local volunteer fire departments t...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Fee will go into effect in 2018
WASHINGTON—The last major piece of President Barack Obama’s health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
The man found Aug. 19 in a burned house in Ashdown, Ark., was confirmed to be Thomas Frazier, 67, according to Police Chief Mark Ardwin. Frazier’s body was discovered after Ashdown Volunteer Fi...
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Eight would be state’s first inmates to die in a decade
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas’ attorney general has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to set execution dates for eight death row inmates in what would be the state’s first executions in a decade. A...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Event marks 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash show
Even Elvis Presley helped promote the performances of Johnny Cash at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana, Ark., according to a radio interview before the Sept. 2, 1955, shows. Elvis and hi...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Johnny Cash in 1969.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">MGM/Library of Congress</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Elvis Presley</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Company: No firm date set for release to region
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Blue Bell Creameries products re-entered some larger markets Monday, but the Texarkana area will have to wait on the ice cream known for its old-fashioned taste. “We know a lot of people are sp...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
BOULDER CITY, Nev.—Bruce Nelson was just a baby when Lake Mead was at its mightiest. That was 1983—ancient history to the 32-year-old whose family has run marinas here for three generatio...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. The California Lottery said Sunday that Hub...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
A statement made in Tuesday’s front page story about the Miller County Rural Volunteer Fire Association needs clarification. In the story, County Judge Larry Burgess is quoted as describing som...
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Harvest Texarkana kicked off Hunger Action Month on Tuesday with a luncheon at Williams Memorial Methodist Church. Supporters and volunteers of the agency’s hunger-relief efforts attended the ev...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
A Colorado woman was killed Monday in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 30 in Morris County, Texas. The accident happened at 3:03 p.m., according to a fatality report from Texas Department of Publ...
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Schools can win up to $4,000 in grant funds this year for their school’s performing arts programs through a Farmers Bank and Trust grant program. The program gives the funds to schools with the...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
The new state highway map is now available from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, according to AHTD Director Scott Bennett. The cover of the new map features state Highway 5 in Ston...
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AUSTIN—The regulatory agency overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn’t caused by drilling operations by an...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Aug. 29, 2015. Head count: 1,033. STEERS: Less than 300 lbs. $275-325; 300-400 lbs. $265-315; 400-500 lbs. $240-285; more than 500 lbs. $170-237.50...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
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Staff photo by Joshua Boucher Amber Sutterfield, left, and Jaden Crawford, 9, right,  participate in a “lock-up” fundraiser event benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Tue...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
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HOUSTON—The man accused of fatally shooting a suburban Houston officer was twice committed to mental health facilities in the last five years and his attorney said Tuesday the man will undergo a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
The city of Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors will have a chance to weigh in on the city’s financial policy today. “We have had (a financial policy) in place, but we never had one forma...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Department of Education has identified 46 schools around the state with consistently low performance on state tests. The “priority” schools had scored in th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Monday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 8:05 a.m., fire, 1067 Tomahawk Road 1:33 p.m., theft, 303 Maryland Drive 2:28 p.m., theft, 8201...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
On 70th anniversary of WWII’s end, local veteran recalls service in Pacific
World War II ended in Tokyo Bay 70 years ago today, but Marine Corps Sgt. Jesse D. Tinsley still remembers being near that area just a few months before. As part of the 2nd Marine Division, Tinsley r...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Marine Corps Sgt. Jesse D. Tinsley as he appeared during his military service, 1941-45.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Tinsley (in the lower-right foreground, resting his head on his hand) watches mop-up operations during the Battle of Saipan.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed overhauling the funding formula for higher education institutions and scholarships, part of an effort to boost the number of college...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Today is Wednesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
When Wayne Dyer came out with his first self-help book in 1976, it was a dud, but he didn’t give up. He bought thousands of copies himself and crisscrossed the country, stopping at every small-t...
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AUSTIN—Attorneys for 600-plus school districts suing Texas told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn’t provide enough funding for classrooms and dis...
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AUSTIN—Texas is taking its first step toward easing limits on medical marijuana—even as it imposes bans on synthetic forms of the drug. A measure allowing some epilepsy patients to get lo...
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DALLAS—Police officers in select parts of Dallas are set to start wearing body cameras. The Dallas Morning News reports the cameras will make their official debut Tuesday. According to Deputy...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
SAN ANTONIO—A second video has emerged that gives authorities a “very clear view” of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and...
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SEWARD, Alaska—President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. From a distance, Exit...
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FOX LAKE, Ill.—Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group o...
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VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice bu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
MOREHEAD, Ky.—Invoking “God’s authority,” a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign...
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LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston’s soured bid and marking a comeback for LA’s dream of becomi...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
WEST POINT, N.Y.—A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and “lawful targets” for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism ha...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Laws Chapel United Methodist Church is seeking to use its newly renovated sanctuary and choir loft as a performance venue for local musicians. “As a musician, native Atlantan and now choir dire...
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A new program at Atlanta Public Library is going to make it possible to borrow, read and return books without leaving your favorite chair and fireside (or air-conditioned) location. It’s called...
Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
The tallest building in Cass County is the three-story, vacant building in Bloomburg. It formerly was Bloomburg State Bank.   A bank was first organized in Bloomburg in 1908 and became Bloombur...

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<p class="p2">It&rsquo;s hard to tell how high the old three-story Bloomburg State Bank building is. There is nothing nearby with which to compare it. One has to get close and look up to realize the building is closer to four stories when considering its tall ceilings like banks had in the days before air conditioning.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2">It&rsquo;s hard to tell how high the old three-story Bloomburg State Bank building is. There is nothing nearby with which to compare it. One has to get close and look up to realize the building is closer to four stories when considering its tall ceilings like banks had in the days before air conditioning.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
JONESBORO, Ark.—A troubling thought had entered 6-year-old Kyla Carmack’s mind for the first time, and it brought tears to her eyes. “Are there people who don’t have any food...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
SPRINGDALE, Ark.—That apple juice-like taste of commercial ciders, the ones with fancy packaging but little to differentiate themselves as beverages? It’s not to be found at the new Black...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
COLUMBIA, Mo.—Gene and Kriss Royer have loved living in their 135-year-old house on Boonville’s High Street and running a bed and breakfast there. “This home has blessed us,”...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
Friday night football with all its color and excitement returned last week in those towns with home games. The Queen City Bulldogs met the Sabine Cardinals, and a nearly packed house on both sides gr...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Queen City has two mascots who double the fun and spectacle with their antics on the sidelines. Inside the costumes are, from left, Gracie Yeager as Spike and Kash Roquemore as Sugar.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">One thing an audience at a football game can appreciate is that those horn players can produce a hair-parting amount of sound these days. With instruments pointed skyward, the students just blow their hearts out.</span></p>
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<p class="p3"><span class="s2">Staff photos by Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">It&rsquo;s always fun to watch the coaching staff on the sidelines of football games. New things happen, and here the Queen City coaches are showing a new way of signaling plays. One would be surprised to see what&rsquo;s on the other side of those boards.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">The Queen City Bulldogs charge out of their mammoth bulldog at the edge of the football field while the pep squad cheers them on.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Getting tossed around, and with great hopes of being caught, are Queen City High School cheerleaders. In the air are, from left, Kylee Fincher, Celeste Fortune and Emily Richards. The three were caught safely.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Construction will soon begin on the anticipated $24 million state-run veterans home in North Little Rock after a groundbreaking ceremony was held this week. Workers have...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
MARMADUKE, Ark.—An Arkansas railcar manufacturer says it will spend $10.5 million to expand its tank railcar facility in Marmaduke. American Railcar Industries, Inc., expects to hire up to 75 n...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has issued a consumer alert for college students and others in the state who will be renting an apartment or house for the first time. Rutl...
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BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.—Maj. David Brill squeezes into a bulky yellow spacesuit, lowers a fishbowl-size helmet onto his head and readies himself for a flight into the stratosphere. In an h...
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Field trials test bacteria-killing filter paper
PITTSBURGH—Can bacteria-killing filter paper packaged in the form of a convenient book help people around the globe gain access to clean drinking water? That’s the hope of Theresa Dankovic...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The paper filters in &ldquo;The Drinkable Book,&rdquo; from Carnegie Mellon University&rsquo;s Theresa Dankovich.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Carnegie Mellon University researcher Theresa Dankovich is developing filter paper treated with silver nanoparticles that can eliminate bacteria when used to filter water. One application is a book made with pages of the filter paper that can be ripped from the book to filter water as needed.</p>
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Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
MOUNT BAKER, Wash.—Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
BUDAPEST, Hungary—Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU’s passport-free...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
BANGKOK—Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He sa...
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ROSZKE, Hungary—To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygien...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Wafaa Bukai, 25, a student from Damascus, Syria, holds a photograph Friday as she waits for her brother to cross the border from Horgos, Serbia, to Hungary. Unlike many trekkers, who carry precious photos only electronically on a mobile phone, Bukai thumbs through her personal album of childhood images, including her pre-teen self in school uniform and trips with family to the beach.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Hussein Al-Shamali, 20, from Idlib, Syria, shows his school identity card&nbsp; on Friday as he rests after crossing from Serbia to Roszke, Hungary. In his backpack, Hussein carries what he hopes is the key to his future: all the records of his learning.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
HARTFORD, Conn.—A debate over Connecticut’s wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, st...
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WASHINGTON—Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of—and occasionally frustrated by—the need to protect sensitive information when discussing...
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WASHINGTON—Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the h...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015     comments
BOSTON—Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokemon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers...
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