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•Officials to fill vacancy created when Perry named Miller District 5 judge
The Texarkana, Texas, City Council will interview six candidates to fill the vacant Ward 5 position at tonight’s council meeting and could make a decision on the replacement as early as tonight....
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, January 26th, 2015     comments
Local artist follows dream, makes living through sculpting
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Le’Roy Simmons has known what he wanted to be when he grew up since he was in ninth grade. In 1983, after graduating from high school near Lake Charles, La., Simmons went to the Art Institute i...
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KEY WEST, Fla.—Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases....
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•23-year-old accused of producing child porn, distributing could face up to 30 years in prison if fo
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A New Boston, Texas, woman accused of producing child pornography was formally indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday. Haidy Noel Branson, 23, is the only defendant named in a four-count indictme...
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ATLANTA—Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party’s elite donors in private phone cal...
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JUNEAU, Alaska—President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coast...
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Texarkana, Ark.’s current municipal budget deficit for this year leaves the Texarkana Regional Airport with a $38,000 budget hole to fill for 2015. Last week, the airport’s Finance Commit...
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The Texarkana Area Chapter #278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will host a Memorial Service for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class James William Holt Saturday, Feb. 7, with a time and location still pending...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Property resales will be just one of the subjects addressed by the Bowie County Commissioners Court during its 10 a.m. meeting today. Commissioners, who will meet inside the C...
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DALLAS—Police are accusing a teenager of a string of home burglaries in suburban Dallas. Cedric Dewayne Smith Jr. faces four counts of residential burglary after he was arrested while allegedly...
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Miller County gets $135,000 grant for 30 housing units
100 years ago Jan. 26, 1915: Hardin—The formal opening of this, the newest local theatre, last night, was indeed a gratification to the management. This beautiful structure is a credit to the o...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, January 26th, 2015     comments
Voterama in Congress WASHINGTON—Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Jan. 23. HOUSE EXPEDITING GAS PIPELINE PERMITS: Voting 253 for and 169 a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, January 26th, 2015     comments
LITTLE ROCK—The offers to license Frank Broyles’ name came in as soon as the Arkansas football legend retired last year, from Broyles books to Broyles tailgating grills and Broyles pre-coo...
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•Members of the New Boston Volunteer Fire Department prepare to fight a fire Sunday afternoon in a wooded area along Interstate 30 east of New Boston. The fire slowed traffic near the 204 mile ma...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Monday, January 26th, 2015     comments
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Police in Fayetteville say a man claims he was stabbed in the back during a fight with two other men. Police spokesman Sgt. Craig Stout says 48-year-old James Richard Gustus...
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AMARILLO, Texas—Amarillo police have more than 700 rape kits they are waiting to have tested under a state law aimed at reducing similar backlogs across the state. At least some of those kits c...
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CIVIL COURT Bowie County Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Dina Phelps, default; Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Danny Phelps; State Farm Mutual v. Jeremy Jerome Pree, damages due to neglige...
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REUNIONS April USS Tarawa Veterans Associaiton will have a reunion April 16-19 in Norwich, Conn. For information, contact Lester Ward, president, at 101 Meadow Lane, Randolph, MA 02368 or 781-961-25...
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NEW YORK—Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, January 26th, 2015     comments
Critics of Peggy Charren, a tireless activist for quality children’s television, accused her of hating TV. But Charren, who founded the highly influential Action for Children’s Television...
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Toller Cranston, a bronze medalist at the 1974 world championships and 1976 Olympics, died at his home in Mexico, Skate Canada said Saturday. He was 65. Cranston, a six-time Canadian senior men's ch...
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Today is Monday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2015. There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Rocky Mountain National...
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Ex-street kid works to train upright men
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WACO, Texas—At the crossroads, Javonte White turned his back on gang member friends and instead chose to inspire other children to make the same decision. White, 22, has spent the past four yea...
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AUSTIN—New Gov. Greg Abbott skipped the annual Texas Right to Life march and rally at the state Capitol on Saturday—a favorite event of his predecessor Rick Perry— but sent his wife...
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Associated Press • Children play on two new soccer fields Saturday at Hollis Rutledge Park in Mission, Texas.
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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas—Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over. Grand Prai...
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DALLAS—Forecasters say a weaker-than-expected El Niño could mean an even more prolonged drought in parts of Texas that have faced exceptionally dry conditions for more than five years. T...
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LUBBOCK, Texas—High beef prices are here to stay for a while, as recent drought conditions in Texas and around the country have reduced the nation’s cattle supply to its lowest numbers in...
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You’ve read all the New Year’s resolution money-advice articles with their suggestions, sometimes trite, “Skip your morning coffee and save a fortune!” and sometimes vague, &ld...
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Intuit, the maker of TurboTax software, apologized after an onslaught of consumer complaints about the unexpected need to buy an upgrade this year for some types of filings. Intuit emailed several mi...
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NEW YORK—It looks like we really are giving the stock market another chance. Last year was the second in a row that investors put more money into U.S. stock funds than they took out. Now that s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, January 26th, 2015     comments
If you’re pulling together your budget for 2015 or have made “spend less” one of your New Year’s resolutions, consider this tip: Rather than simply cut back on dinners out or t...
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NEW DELHI—President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opene...
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BOSTON—One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon. "I would sentence him to de...
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CHICAGO—With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have n...
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WASHINGTON—Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016. The first-term Republican lawmaker planned to join several other potential candidate...
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NEW ORLEANS—Through-out the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More." It'...
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LONDON—When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech. Since the rampage...
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KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the sou...
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TOKYO—Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. "We all have one unchanged goal and we will abs...
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VATICAN CITY—If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world's smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the po...
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NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers on Sunday to prepare for what could be the biggest snowstorm in the city's history—with a potential accumulation of as much as 3 feet. "Th...
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