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Two men were killed and one was seriously injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 30 west of the Kings Highway overpass in Nash. Texarkana, Texas, police received a report of a crash...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Curt Youngblood</span></p>
<p class="p2">&nbsp;Firefighters with the Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department work to extinguish a burning trailer after a collision Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 30. The wreck occurred when a work truck on Hampton Road lost control and crossed into the westbound lanes of the interstate. Two men died and another was seriously injured.</p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Curt Youngblood</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Emergency responders work the scene of a collision Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 30. The wreck occurred when a work truck on Hampton Road lost control and crossed into the westbound lanes of the interstate. Two men were killed and another seriously injured.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
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A fender bender on a discount store parking lot resulted in a string of related incidents. About 5 p.m. Tuesday, a woman driving a compact Ford car allegedly hit a silver Chevrolet SUV in the parking...
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Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Rochelle has not been formally asked to contact the Texas Attorney General’s Office to investigate Bowie County offices, and he said he will not allow his of...
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As the U.S. Representative-elect for Texas’ U.S. 4th congressional district, John Ratcliffe said Tuesday he has the thing he needs most before taking a new job: time to study up for it. Ratclif...
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Two men have been arrested on aggravated robbery charges after allegedly holding a store employee at gunpoint, an official said. Michael Anderson, 19, and Lavarius Johnson, 22, were located shortly a...
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Hospice breaks ground on long-awaited inpatient center
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After years in the planning stage, Hospice of Texarkana broke ground on its Inpatient Care Center Tuesday. A crowd of about 100 people braved the humid summer morning and attended the celebration. &l...
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AUSTIN—Some online higher education courses are costing Texans more money than brick-and-mortar classes. At the University of Texas at Arlington, students are charged an extra fee of $75 to $90...
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Kilgore College starts similar program for high school students
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As the school year slides into motion, the Longview Area Youth Symphony Orchestra has canceled its 2014-15 season citing the departure of its conductor and a new, similar program at Kilgore College....
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Arkansas sees slide in overall index from July
OMAHA, Neb.—The economy remained strong in nine Midwest and Plains states in August, and a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday suggests growth will continue in the months ahead....
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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas—Authorities say a 14-foot wooden boat carrying six Cuban men has reached South Texas after drifting across the Gulf of Mexico when the engine failed. Cameron County Pa...
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WAXAHACHIE, Texas— Authorities say 12 elementary students have been slightly hurt when their school bus overturned on a North Texas highway as the driver became distracted. The Texas Department...
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An audit workshop will be scheduled before the next Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors meeting so that the status of the 2013 audit can be discussed, according to the city’s finance director....
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An Ashdown, Ark., teen’s “unhealthy obsession with C-SPAN” has resulted in a coveted job as a U.S. Senate page. Ashdown High School junior Anthony Bennett Jr. heads to Washington, D...
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The pets of the week are Coco, a neutered male, black, lab-mix in cage D14 and Sophia, a female, tri-colored, domestic short hair cat is C36. The Animal Care and Adoption Center of Texarkana, Ark., h...

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Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
Staff members from the office of Arkansas Fourth District Congressman Tom Cotton will conduct three veterans assistance sessions Thursday. Staff members will be available to provide information and a...
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The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Technical Committee will meet at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to discuss possible removal of some roadways from the enhanced National Highway System. T...
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Law enforcement dispatch records for Monday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 6:47 a.m., auto theft, Highway 67, Maud 9:09 a.m., threat, 806 County Road 4003, New Boston 1:16 p.m., disturbance...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date Aug. 30, 2013. Head count 706 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $280-375; 300-400 lbs. $240-345; 400-500 lbs. $225-305; Over 500 lbs. $155-255. HEIFERS: Under...
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MAGNOLIA, Ark.–Saturday’s Family Day at Southern Arkansas University will offer visitors a mixture of fun events, a passing of the reigns between former and incoming Mulerider mascots, and...
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Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department responded to a call about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of West 38th and Hazel streets. A two-story duplex unit was on fire, said Lisa Thompson, Texarkana, Texas...
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Kindergarten through eighth-grade students are invited to register for the Arkansas High School Cheerleaders Cheer Clinic on Sept. 20. Set from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the AHS Razorback Gym, the clini...
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LifeShare has the following community blood drives in September: • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Genoa High School, 12472 Highway 96 Texarkana, Ark. • Noon to 4 p.m. today at DeQueen Medical H...
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, althoug...
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MIAMI—More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are...
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WASHINGTON—A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught cr...
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HOUSTON— Efforts last year to battle a hotel fire that killed four Houston firefighters were hampered by confusion over who was in charge, cluttered radio channels and other disorganization, acc...
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NEW ORLEANS— Halliburton’s agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the...
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The top Democrat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday said former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is assured a spot on the panel if...
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LUBBOCK, Texas—The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says it expects to have ample electricity available to keep up with periods of peak demand in the fall and winter...
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HOUSTON—The president of Houston’s fire department union has resigned in the middle of contract negotiations with the city after he says fellow firefighters threatened his family. Bryan S...
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HOUSTON-—A Houston man has been reunited with his grandfather’s watch after it was stolen three years ago. KPRC-TV reports  Monday that the watch was found by Harris County sheriff&r...
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HOUSTON—A beer-hauling truck accident in Houston has left two drivers slightly hurt and a leaky mess along a highway. Police say the two-vehicle wreck early Tuesday scattered dozens of cases of...
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AUSTIN—The University of Texas says it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. The Campaign for Texas ended Aug. 31. School officials say it raised $856 million in...
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AUSTIN-—Fans of the University of Texas have a new-look way to show their school spirit while on the road. Updated UT specialty license plates went on sale Tuesday. Officials with myplates.com...
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HOUSTON—Houston police say a man swinging a crutch at passing cars on the interstate was fatally struck by a car. The Houston Chronicle reports the 53-year-old was hit Monday along Interstate 4...
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WASHINGTON—Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world get...
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MILWAUKEE—Thomas Nardelli, a former aide whose report of possible embezzlement led to a secret investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s staff when he was Milwaukee County executive, died Monda...
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Today is Wednesday, September 3, the 246th day of 2014. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand decl...
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NEW YORK—A lawyer defending the government’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records found himself facing tough questions Tuesday from appeals judges wanting to k...
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NEW YORK—Joan Rivers’ family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor’s office. Her daughter, Meli...
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CHICAGO—Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal—a last-ditch effort to keep people...
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14 years later, catching up with a Honduran boy who rode ‘The Beast’ to the U.S.
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Denis taught me how to tame “The Beast.” He was 12. I was 52. We met in a rail yard in Tapachula, Mexico, not far from the Guatemalan border. I had slung two cameras over my back and clim...
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BALTIMORE—NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered su...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
More TV viewers are picking up so-called streaming media boxes in the hope of fulfilling a simple wish: Let me watch what I want when I want. Basically, the devices, some as small as a thumb drive, l...
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NEW YORK—The movie of the summer might have been Marvel’s irreverent hit “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay&r...
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BALTIMORE—The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. “We are listening....
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As Maryland’s highest court upheld a rape conviction based on DNA collected from the arm of a police station chair, a veteran judge issued a stark warning about the consequences of the ruling....
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Acupuncture The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at t...
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BEVERLY HILLS—Actor Gabriel Luna’s father died before he was born. But it was his father who convinced him to become an actor. When he was a senior in high school he got a call from his p...
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When Daisy Beagle’s daughters grew up, they remembered their mother’s stories about the baby girl she gave up for adoption.  They remembered how she’d talk about the hard days...
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Picture:<p class="p1">Shown inside the remodeled building are volunteers, from left, Jerry Rook, Marilyn Williams, Billy Weather-ford, Joan Cook and Jerry Williams.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p5"><span class="s4">photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">Linden&rsquo;s Brad Attaway is doing for Cass County&rsquo;s neighboring city Omaha, Texas, what he has so often done here&mdash;that is drawing huge murals on downtown walls. Just down the street, Omaha&rsquo;s Chamber and Economic Development Council is turning what used to be the old city hall and jail into a museum. The museum-to-be already has an antique tin ceiling, hanging lights from a former church building, artistic walls that show brick and a deeply polished original wood floor. A December completion date is set.</span></p>
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<p class="p5"><span class="s4">photo by Neil Abeles</span></p>

Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
Houston—In August, a film crew from Gibraltar Pacific Productions was in Saratoga, Texas, to produce a promotional video for the upcoming film “The Keeper’s Dare”, screenplay w...
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Teaching jewelry making to a group of adult beginners is likely a challenge. After all, each maker might have his or her own way of doing things. But this challenge is just one of the things Atlanta...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">by Neil Abeles</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1">Jewelry maker Debbie Harwell, right, watches as Deanna Torrans makes the right moves to tie a knot in her wire.&nbsp;</p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">by Neil Abeles</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
Late Texas writer was fascinated with the fruit of Bois d’arc tree
The late Dr. Fred Tarpley of Campbell, Texas, and Texas A&M University-Commerce loved the horse apple. He even wrote a book about it and its parent, the Bois d’arc tree. Tarpley believed t...

Picture: Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">The late Fred Tarpley, the author of &ldquo;Wood Eternal,&rdquo; which is the story of the Bois d&rsquo;arc tree, was recently in Avinger for a spring celebration.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">&nbsp;The trunk of the Bois d&rsquo;arc tree has a muscular, ribbed and deeply furrowed bark. But it rises only a few feet before breaking into a tangle of gnarled branches.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photos by Neil Abeles</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;The Bois d&rsquo;arc tree, heavy with its fruit, makes a strong visual impression when the beholder comes upon it in a dark forest.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
Teacher finds disability is no obstacle to success
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ABERNATHY, Texas—Keri Moore’s most-used phrase as a child was, “I can do it myself.” It didn’t matter that she was born deaf. Now a math teacher at a middle school in A...
Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburbia, the story Americans tell themselves about strip malls and rolling lawns, about McMansions and upward mobility. Instead, the unr...
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WASHINGTON—A coalition of environmental and food-safety groups is asking the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant endangered species protection to the monarch butterfly, whose U.S. population, the...
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LOS ANGELES—They rumble by night, these bikers. Dressed in heavy leather jackets and gloves, long hair streaming from under their helmets, they straddle smoking black-and-chrome motorcycles, wa...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">&nbsp;Stacie London of the East Side Moto Babes dons her gloves before heading out on a group ride. Both male and female riders meet up every Tuesday evening for a ride through the Los Angeles area.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">MCT</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Stacie London of the East Side Moto Babes, right, rides through the 2nd Street tunnel into downtown Los Angeles during a group ride. The group meets up every Tuesday evening for a ride through the Los Angeles area.&nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014     comments
BALTIMORE—William Smith’s disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn’t walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing la...
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It is no longer safe to recline an airplane seat
N EW YORK—Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.   Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landin...
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PHOENIX—An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurr...
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UNITED NATIONS—The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been &ldqu...
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BEIRUT—Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S...
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How to protect data in light of celebrity hacks
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NEW YORK—The theft of nude photographs from celebrities’ online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store...
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MOGADISHU, Somalia—U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck a...
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NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine—The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. More than 30 military vehicles lay in c...
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