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Nashville tornadoes hit homes, churches, park
In the past two months, the weather has been brutal to Southwest Arkansas, with a tornado causing two deaths and flooding causing another. Physical damage from flooding in late May and June is still...
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A Texarkana man accused of stabbing two convenience store clerks will undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he is competent to proceed to trial. David Wayne Clark Jr., 24, appeared before Mille...
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Congressman tours to learn about regional businesses
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DOMINO, Texas—To learn more about the business and employment dynamics of Texas’ U.S. 4th Congressional District, Rep. John Ratcliffe spent Thursday touring three paper mills in the Texark...
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NEW ORLEANS—Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the comp...
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More than 53,000 acres under water
To control and reduce flooding of the Red River, Army Corps of Engineer hydrologists have put 53,594 acres of land under water around Millwood Lake. As the flooding moved through the region, Millwood...
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Benjamin Dennis lauded for his sense of fairness and justice for all
Father, husband, community leader and role model are just a few of the words friends and loved ones have used to describe city leader and activist Benjamin Dennis, who died Tuesday night. Dennis dedi...

Picture: <p class="p1">Benjamin Dennis, NAACP Greater Texarkana president, organizes marchers March 28, 2012, in front of the Bi-State Justice Building, which was the starting point of a rally calling for justice and unity around the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The 78-year-old local <br /> community leader has died.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p2">&nbsp;NAACP Greater Texarkana President Benjamin Dennis speaks Oct. 27, 2012, at the 25th annual NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet at Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas.</p>

Category: Local News    Published: Friday, July 3rd, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 10:20 a.m., DWI, 101 N. State Line Ave. 11:09 a.m., assault, 101 N. State Line Ave....
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The second of two local men was taken into custody last week regarding an April purse snatching incident in which a 79-year-old woman fell to the ground as her purse was pulled away in an Albertson&rs...
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School to get 57 new computers for its labs, classrooms
Students at Pleasant Grove High School will soon have new computers in their Career and Technology classrooms and labs. “We are upgrading the computers in those labs and actually creating a new...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas state Senate Republicans are working on legislation to reinforce protections for religious organizations in response to last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizin...
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Brian Free and Assurance (BFA) will perform at 7 p.m. tonight at Richmond Road Baptist Church, 5805 Richmond Road. A love offering will be received. With a career in the music ministry for more than...
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HOUSTON—Texas is receiving nearly $790 million as part of a settlement with oil giant BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Texas is one of five Gulf C...
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HONDO, Texas—Four people, some with ties to the Mexican Mafia, are being held on murder charges alleging they killed a man and a woman over claims of infidelity, San Antonio-area authorities sai...
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TEMPLE, Texas—Investigators say two men are in custody as suspects in the wounding of a federal drug agent in Arkansas. A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock, Arkansa...
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Chicken Express will have a fundraiser and pageant registration 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 21 at 1810 Arkansas Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Miller County Fair 100th Year Pageants. For more information, call...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date June 27, 2015.  Head count 864 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $325-360; 300-400 lbs. $305-345; 400-500 lbs. $280-320; Over 500 lbs. $190-265. HEIFERS...
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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.—A rally in support of the Confederate flag is being held in Russellville. The Pope County Rebel Ride has been scheduled for Sunday on the Russellville side of the Dardanelle...
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High waters from flooding means extra precautions are advised on area lakes this holiday weekend. The Fourth of July holiday is typically one of the three busiest weekends of the year at the region&r...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson Texarkana, Texas, firefighters clean up wreckage from an accident Thursday afternoon on North State Line Avenue. 
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Cookouts by the lake are a summertime favorite, but being aware of a few safety precautions when it comes to food preparation and storage can prevent good meals from going bad. “Food safety is...
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Today is Friday, July 3, the 184th day of 2015. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania...
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MORRISTOWN, N.J.—John Whitman, the husband of former Republican Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and the state's first-ever first gentleman, died Thursday. He was 71. He died at Morristown Medical C...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—NASCAR’s national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a S...
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WASHINGTON—At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone...
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WASHINGTON—U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stop...
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MARYVILLE, Tenn.—A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending d...
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ATHENS—Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The problem is, the 37-year-old farmer isn't sure what he's voting...
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LACROSSE, Wis—Now we know why President Barack Obama came to this city by the Mississippi River. So he could point across the river and contrast Gov. Scott Walker’s policies with Democrat...
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VIENNA—Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment...
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MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race...
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WASHINGTON—Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and former Democratic U.S. senator from Virginia, said Thursday he is running for president, joining the ranks of long- shot challengers to front...
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WASHINGTON—Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry gave a surprisingly candid speech on race Friday in what was touted as an economic blueprint but was framed as an outreach to the black Amer...
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