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A petition that has been circulating for months to repeal the 2 percent tax on restaurant and fast food purchases was turned in to Texarkana, Ark., City Hall on Friday afternoon. The tax is commonly...
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The day Flight 17 was downed
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SNIZHNE, Ukraine—It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles to the west, passengers...
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Texarkana, Ark., firefighters and LifeNet first responders take the passenger of a silver Buick Century to an ambulance Friday afternoon after the removal of the passenger-side door following a collis...
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Friends of the Seals quintuplets have scheduled a diaper drive this weekend for anyone who would like to help the family. Steven and Michelle Seals of Maud, Texas, welcomed five babies March 18 into...
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A Texarkana man accused of federal drug crimes on both sides of the state line appeared in court Thursday afternoon. Larry Kitchens was set for a 2 p.m. sentencing hearing in court on the Arkansas si...
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GREENSBORO, N.C.—A baby dedication. That soul-stirring sermon. Raised communion cups. Text it. Tweet it. Tag it on YouTube. Churches and other houses of worship that once reminded those in the...
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The Stompers Drum Line will begin practice 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays beginning Aug. 4 at Faith, Love & Hope, 2300 Preston St., Texarkana, Ark. The drum line is open to children age...
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De QUEEN, Ark.—About 1,700 Sevier County residents remained without power Friday. AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Co. reported Friday morning that more than 1,100 customers were still without p...
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The Texarkana, Texas, Streets Department will be working on a drainage project on Jonathan Road between McKnight Road and Sarah Circle that will close one lane of traffic for three to four weeks. The...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 5:50 a.m., suspicious, Shell Spur 74 10:33 a.m., disturbance, Farm to Market Road 2516 11:23 a.m., theft, 710 Ja...
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Over his career as an astronaut, Henry “Hank” Hartsfield Jr. spent many years in training and only 20 days in orbit — but they were very good days. “I’ve never had so mu...
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Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 26, 1775, Benjamin Franklin became America’s first Postmaste...
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About 20 students took part in this summer’s Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Young Writers’ Workshop, and they shared their week of hard work with family and friends Friday morn...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson   With his electric chain saw in hand, James Stephens cuts up a fallen tree Friday afternoon in his front yard in Wake Village, Texas. The tree fell during Wed...
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ENGLAND, Ark.—The board overseeing Arkansas correctional facilities voted Friday to seek proposals from communities willing to host a new $100 million, 1,000-bed maximum-security prison. The Ar...
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Staff photo by By Cecil Anderson  Police inspect a red Pontiac that collided with a silver Buick on Friday afternoon at the corner of West 40th Street and Texas Boulevard in Texarkana, Texas.
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FORT WORTH, Texas—The Lifetime TV network has dropped a reality show about a Texas mortuary after eight decaying bodies were found at the facility and the co-owners were arrested for alleged cor...
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HOUSTON—A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market will return it to his mother this weekend, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken United States Postal Service driver safety instructor Brandon Elliot watches city carrier Andrew Fisher put his 2-ton collection truck in park as they go through some dr...
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BENTON, La.—A 35-year-old Arkansas man is accused of stealing equipment worth $27,000 from a farm in Plain Dealing. Jamie Lynn Caswell, of Fouke, Arkansas, was being held Thursday in lieu of $4...
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On Thursday, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie will be in Texarkana as part of her tour of Texas African Methodist Episcopal churches. McKenzie, the first woman to obtain the level of Episcopal office, w...
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ROME—Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter bo...
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Submitted photo • Burn Texarkana ministry will host a regional outpouring meeting with special guest Micah Wood at 7 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God, 3401 W. Seventh St. Wood will also mini...
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Submitted photo • Unity Missionary Baptist Church will host appreciation services for its pastor and his wife, the Rev. Henry E. and Veronica Keener, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in honor of their eight-...
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PHILADELPHIA—Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a North Dakota audience Thursday that Pope Francis had assured him he will visit Philadelphia for three days next year, and the Vatican seemed to c...
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Submitted photo Genoa First Baptist Church will host the Friends 4 Christ singers in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Group members include Paul Stubbs, Charlie and Becky Hilburn and Judi Quarles. The c...
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Greater Shiloh Church of God in Christ will host the annual celebration services honoring district women who recently earned their evangelist missionary license. The Mothers of Zion board and Mission...

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The Rev. Paula J. Behrens recently accepted appointment as pastor of Eylau United Methodist Church. Behrens, a full membership elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, hol...
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Kingdom Church will have Vacation Bible School at 7 p.m. each Wednesday night in July for children and adults. Call 903-223-0860.   REVIVALS Mount Olive Missionary Bapti...
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WUXI VILLAGE, China—The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. The next day, a chu...
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Alaska amphibian freezes for seven months, thaws and hops away
Each September, the wood frogs of Alaska do a very strange thing: They freeze. They do not freeze totally solid, but they do freeze mostly solid. Two-thirds of their body water turns to ice. If you p...
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Official says attacker killed caseworker, intended to kill others
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MEDIA, Pa.—A psychiatrist’s patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pu...
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LOS ANGELES—Talk about a triple threat. If you thought tyrannosaurs weren’t scary enough, try three of them at the same time. Turns out these fearsome beasts weren’t solitary hunters...
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If you’ve visited a dinosaur exhibit in the last five years you know that at least some of the scaly, reptilian-looking creatures most of us imagined were in fact plumed. That is, in addition to...
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BALTIMORE—Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they’ll have t...
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WASHINGTON—Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families cros...
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BEACHWOOD, N.J.—A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will...
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TOKYO—Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago. No matter its evolution in Hol...
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WASHINGTON—More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats...
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