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LOS ANGELES—A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to app...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
• 56-year-old wrecks motorcycle
SANTA ROSA, N.M.—Authorities say an Arkansas man was killed while riding his motorcycle on a New Mexico interstate.New Mexico State Policesay 56-year-old Thomas Farina, of Texarkana, was traveli...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
This year’s Four States Fair & Rodeo, may have attracted a crowd that rivaled the Twin-Cities’ entire population, according to Jimmy Curtis, Four States Fair & Rodeo president.Duri...

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<p>&bull; Wylie Casey looks at a bull on display Sunday at the Four States Fair.</p>Picture: Picture: Picture:

Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
• Mexican restaurant accused of showing boxing championship without paying for it
A local restaurant is facing a second lawsuit in connection with satellite television broadcasting.A complaint filed Sept. 10 by J&J Sports Productions Inc., alleges La Fogata Bar and Grill aired...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
By Robert BurnsThe Associated PressZAGREB, Croatia—The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several d...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
• Partners used salvaged materials to provide diners a unique environment
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The buoys and boat motors decorating the outside deck of Scottie’s Grill on U.S. Highway 67 are enough to catch a customer’s eyes.But it’s the full steak and seafood menu that hooks...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Texas, City Council will vote Monday night on extending two contracts with Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center and Texas Department of State Health Services.The meeting begins at 6...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
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Dr. Anissa Evans Buckner not only believes in giving back to education what she’s received from it, but also in revisiting the school district that gave her the foundation of her success.Buckner...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Staff Photo by Jerry Habraken • Lane Wilhelm of Elk City, Okla. looks up right before he rides ‘Packing Heat’ during the first night of the RAM PRCA Rodeo bull riding competition at...

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Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Cass County Drug Court will host a graduation at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the district courtroom Cass County Courthouse in dowtown Linden, Texas.The public is invited to attend, along with family and frien...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
PAGEANTS September Hooks High School Class of 1964 will have its 50-year reunion Sept. 26 at the homecoming football game and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at Barkman Creek, 3500 Farm to Market Road...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Texarkana, Ark., School District trustees will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s Administration Building.First on the agenda, the board will reorganize and elect office...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Nash City Council members will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. today regarding the rezoning of a piece of property in the 400 block of East New Boston Road.Council members, who will meet inside the Na...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
AUSTIN—Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers’ death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilit...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Voterama in CongressWASHINGTON—Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 19.HOUSEU.S. SUPPORT OF SYRIAN REBELS: The House on Sept. 17 voted, 273 fo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Officials in the northeastern Arkansas town of Newport are working to stop the "brain drain" of students who leave the area to attend college and never return.The Newport Economic De...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Miller County Sherriff’s Office and Texarkana, Ark., Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will provide an opportunity for the public to prevent pill abuse...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
CIVIL COURTBowie CountyJohn R. Smith v. Red Lobster of Texas Inc., damages; Robert Ballard Sr. v. O.C. Lott Jr., damages due to negligence with a motor vehicle; Supreme Bright Texarkana LLC v. Bowie C...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment of candidate profiles for the November general election. The Gazette requested that candidates not exceed a word limit on each question to provide fa...

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Category: Local News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK—Con-struction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honorin...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
The piano player at a Chicago club called Jump Town wasn’t thrilled about letting the pretty blond vocalist from Milwaukee do a few numbers.“Nah, I don’t like to play for girl singer...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time.Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolu...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
MIDLAND, Texas—An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him owns several guns that he could have brought with him if he...

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<p>&bull; Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the north side of the White House on Saturday in Washington. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended.</p>Picture: <p>Associated Press</p>
<p>&bull; This photo Sept. 21, 2009, photo, provided by Jerry Murphy, shows Omar Gonzalez, who was married to Murphy's mother, Samantha, until they divorced in 2012. Authorities have identified Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence on Friday.<br /><br /></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON—A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?A handful of tight races in states with quirky election laws make for the headac...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
CANADENSIS, Pa.—Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are h...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweep...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
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KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey—The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
SANAA, Yemen—Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their home...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated me...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
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NAIROBI, Kenya—Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ag...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfull...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
MOSCOW—Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged complicity in the conflict.An Associated Pre...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
KABUL, Afghanistan—Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014     comments
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