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ASHDOWN, Ark.—Opening arguments and testimony began Monday at the Little River County courthouse in the retrial of a man accused of murdering an Ashdown couple and attempting to kill their baby...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015     comments
A 16-year-old DeKalb High School student has been arrested after taking a gun to school on Monday. The juvenile was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Monday at the high school, said DeKalb Police Chief Shawne...
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The Texarkana, Texas, City Council voted unanimously to enter into contracts to complete the extension of Gibson Lane from Pleasant Grove Road to Kings Highway Monday night. The only council member w...
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Early voting is under way for Pleasant Grove school district’s upcoming bond election. The May 9 election will determine if voters approve a $18.6 million bond to build a new elementary school...
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the...
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N EW YORK— The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth. It’s the first...
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ALLEN, Texas—A North Texas woman who survived an avalanche triggered by a 7.8 -magnitude earthquake in Nepal is trying to get home. Danielle Banks, an Allen High School graduate, texted her mot...
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Gay marriage arguments at U.S. Supreme Court
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WASHINGTON—Today is a potential watershed moment for America’s gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court w...
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The pets of the week are Turbo, a male, tri-colored, English bulldog who’s 2 years old in cage D14 and Shadow, a female, black and white, domestic short hair cat who’s 2 years old in cage...

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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015     comments
Woman finds 3.69-carat diamond at state park after prayer
A resident of Sharp County, Ark., can affirm the authenticity of Crater of Diamonds State Park. Susie Clark of Evening Shade first visited the Murfreesboro, Ark., diamond site 33 years ago with her m...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">This 3.69-carat tear-drop shaped diamond is displayed next to a quarter to illustrate the gem&rsquo;s size. &nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">Susie Clark of Evening Shade displays a 3.69-carat white diamond she found April 23 at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. The gem, which Clark named the &ldquo;Hallelujah Diamond,&rdquo; is about the size of a pinto bean.</span></p>
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Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015     comments
Texarkana, Texas, police officers have been contacted by citizens who received electronic messages threatening their arrest if they failed to contact an unnamed law enforcement agency. These messages...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 9:08 a.m.; DWI, 101 North State Line Ave. 10:38 a.m.; disturbance, 9 Weatherby Str., Hooks 4:16 p.m.; auto theft, 600 CR 4218, Simms   Texarkana, Texas...
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The Texarkana College Board of Trustees will consider approving two new associate of applied science degrees when it meets at 11:30 a.m. today in the Patman Room of the Truman Arnold Student Center on...
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Awards will provide $1,000 per semester for a 2-year period
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CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundations established four new scholarships Monday at Texarkana College for nursing students. The scholarships will provide each student with $1,000 per semester for a two-year...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—The Bowie County Commissioners Court approved paying the county’s $2.6 million share in the cost of operating and maintaining the Bi-State Justice Center for this year....
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Hiring firms for roof repairs, street repairs and timber cutting will be the topics tackled by the TexAmericas Center Board of Directors during their 11:30 a.m. meeting, today, near Nash City Hall. B...
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Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP  Brandon Hodde, 20, of Holland, Texas, competes in the accordion contest Saturday at The Big Squeeze at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum in Austin...
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Associated Press A monarch butterfly feeds on a duranta flower Sunday in Houston. A mild winter and plenty of rain have resulted in a verdant and flower-filled spring. 
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more...
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—An Arkansas nonprofit organization created to help budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into products they can sell was awarded a $1 million federal grant Monday to ren...
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HOUSTON—The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the appeal of a Salvadoran man on Texas death row for the slayings of two store clerks in Houston 15 years ago. The high court offered no ex...
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas—A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence. Then a dispute with a corrections officer over a peanut butter sandwich ended with the guard bei...
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Today is Tuesday, April 28, the 118th day of 2015. There are 247 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 28, 1945, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Cla...
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LAS VEGAS—This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada’s toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared g...

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KATHMANDU, Nepal— As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for fo...
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CENTENNIAL, Colo.—A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or bi...
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NEW YORK—Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven’t bought one yet will likely face a wait. Apple’s retail stores w...
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SAN FRANCISCO—The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple’s phenomenal success, even as attention turned to its new smartwatch in recent weeks. While skeptics question whether the company...
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NEW YORK—HBO Now, the cable channel’s new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse. Like HBO Go, the app that cable and satellite TV subscribers have, HBO Now gives y...
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BOSTON—Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led down the path to terrorism by...
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BALTIMORE—Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s2"><span>&nbsp;</span></span><span class="s3">A man carries items from a store Monday as police vehicles burn after the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">People stand on top of a Baltimore police car Monday in Baltimore during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray.</span></p>

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TULSA, Okla. —The second-ranking official in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office resigned Monday after a leaked internal investigation showed he pressured subordinates to ignore the training...
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