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Manhunt continues after early morning convenience store sighting
The Arkansas State Police will use a helicopter with infrared equipment to search in the Fouke area for Jeremy Pifer, 35, who is a fugitive from the Southwest Arkansas Community Correction Center in Texarkana. The helicopter was scheduled to arrive about 3 p.m. and land on the high school football field, said Fouke Mayor Terry Purvis. Law enforcement agencies have been searching for Pifer since last Thursday when he walked away from a work detail about five miles south of Fouke along U.S. Highway 71. A confirmed sighting of Pifer was made about 2:10 a.m. Tuesday when he purchased candy and... Continue reading ->

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Aaron Conkleton, 19, likely to get probation, fine in Aug. 21, 2013, shooting death of Semaj Willia
A teen who accidentally shot and killed a fellow student athlete at a New Boston, Texas, car wash last year pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Monday. Aaron Conkleton, 19, stood with...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Aaron Conkleton sits in the jury box Monday morning after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the accidental shooting and death of New Boston High School teammate Semaj Williams in August 2013. Conkleton agreed to a tentative plea agreement, which includes five years probation and a fine. &nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Semaj Williams&rsquo; mother and grandmother enter the courtroom Monday morning before Aaron Conkleton pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the accidental shooting and death of his New Boston High School teammate in August 2013. Conkleton agreed to a tentative plea agreement, which includes five years probation and a fine.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014     comments
A Texarkana, Texas, man was killed in a motorcycle accident late Sunday. Texarkana, Texas, Police Department officials responded to a crash call at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Aaron Brower, TTPD spok...
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UNITED NATIONS—In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poi...
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Symposium to be held today at A&M
Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host a panel discussion about Texas water and how it relates to population growth. The event will be at 5 p.m. today in Eagle Hall, in the University Center at...
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NEW YORK—When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through...
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The 2014 Fireball Run, billed as “The Most Legendary Adventurally Series in America,” blew through the small town of DeKalb Monday. The adventurally (adventure-rally), consisting of 40 tw...
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LITTLE ROCK—Former President Bill Clinton will headline a series of rallies for Arkansas Democrats next week, lending a hand in the party's efforts to fend off a Republican takeover of his home...
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LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas botanical garden has erased a $5.7 million deficit built up over several years. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville received Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Spring...
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DALLAS—A suburban Dallas school has reversed course and will let students read seven books removed from an approved list amid some parents' concerns about sex scenes and references to abortion...
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DALLAS—As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of the...
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AMARILLO, Texas—Utility crews have finished a second 345-kilovolt transmission line between the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma to provide more export capacity for wind-generated power. Xcel Energ...
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TYLER, Texas— Organizers of the East Texas State Fair in Tyler estimate attendance has increased 25 to 30 percent this year. Event President John Sykes tells the Tyler Morning Telegraph  t...
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U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas, touted listening to the people as he stressed the differences between himself and his Republican opponent Tom Cotton during a campaign appearance Monday afternoon in...
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Texarkana Independent School District has set up a Web link, phone hotline and email for patrons who have questions about the upcoming bond election. Community members may visit the TISD Website at w...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Sept. 27, 2014.  Head count 1,166 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $260-370; 300-400 lbs. $255-355; 400-500 lbs. $235-330; Over 500 lbs. $180-267.50 HE...
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The Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt at Millwood Lake will be Nov. 20-22 and hosted by the Millwood Lake Focus Committee and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Sills, Okla...
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The pets of the week are Boo, a spayed female marble grey lab-mix dog in Cage D3 and Tad Tad, a male grey tabby domestic short hair cat in Cage C42. The Animal Care and Adoption Center of Texarkana...

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Submitted photo  The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and Texarkana recently elected officers for its new shotgun shooting sports club. Officers are, from left: Treasurer Hunter...
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Shreveport’s Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a town hall meeting from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, in the Event Room at the Holiday Inn Express, located 5210 Crossroads P...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 1 a.m., disturbance, 1163 County Road 4114, De Kalb 1:37 a.m., DWI, 101 North State Line Ave.   Texarkana, Texas, Police Department 2:41 a.m., disturbanc...
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The Bi-State Justice Center’s annual budget will be the top priority for the seven-member Intergovernmental Advisory Committee during their 3:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday. Committee members, who w...
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Submitted photo  Kathy Hudson, wife of the late Judge Jim Hudson, speaks during Monday morning’s Diapers and Donuts at the Department of Human Services in Miller County. Hudson coordinated...
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ARDMORE, Okla.—A Texas softball team coach did everything he could to save four of his players who died when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer smashed into their bus in Oklahoma, a relative said Monda...
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AUSTIN—The state senators vying to be Texas' next lieutenant governor tore into one another Monday night during their only scheduled debate, clashing on immigration, education and tax policy whi...
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AUSTIN— Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday defended old rulings by his office that critics say hid problems with the Texas Enterprise Fund and more recent decisions that keep tight wraps on...
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HOUSTON—A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-t...
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BUCHAREST, Romania—A Romanian Orthodox bishop who was the first senior cleric to acknowledge collaborating with the feared Securitate communist secret police has died. He was 90. Nicolae Cornea...
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Today is Tuesday, September 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 30, 1954, the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nau...
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LOS ANGELES—More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food. But it wasn’t until the 1980s that Univers...
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Boxing promoter Dan Goossen, who handled a number of world champions in a lengthy career, has died after a short illness. He was 64. Goossen died early Monday in Southern California after battling li...
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Expanding marijuana industry is making political donations
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DENVER—The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly ca...
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JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—A Roman Catholic priest from Pennsylvania was ordered to remain jailed until his trial on charges that he possessed child pornography and traveled to Honduras for sex with childre...
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KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Ta...
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NEW YORK—Apple filled a gaping hole in its product lineup with new iPhones boasting larger screens like Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, Samsung is coming out with a smaller pho...
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ATLANTA—As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gami...
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SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system....
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WASHINGTON—Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate ch...
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SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea's authoritarian leader makes no public appearances for three weeks, skipping a high-profile event he usually attends. An official documentary shows him limping and...
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BERKELEY, Calif.—Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in a student protest over free speech restrictions on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Thousands...
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WASHINGTON—Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws abo...
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