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Indictment seeks forfeiture of Mount Pleasant home and firearms in meth case
A 13-count indictment unsealed this week in a Texarkana federal court accuses five defendants of methamphetamine trafficking. The indictment includes a notice of the government’s intent to seek...
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County police say incident appears to be an accident
A Texarkana, Texas, man was found fatally wounded Wednesday morning near his deer stand in Miller County, Ark., said Miller County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Wesley Penny. James Druhan...
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Area health officials, police discuss strategies for dealing with deadly virus
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Local health officials, police and fire departments, first responders and emergency management attended a meeting today to discuss this area’s strategies for dealing with Ebola.   Officia...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Jaycee Ware paints a pumpkin on Wednesday evening. Ware is decorating her third pumpkin because the first two rotted before Halloween arrived.
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WASHINGTON—Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes. The 1.7 percent...
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A hot dog supper will be offered to raise money to help the victims of a recent tornado in the Arden community in Little River County, Ark. The supper will be in the former Arden School building from...
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The Texarkana Area Chapter of the American Red Cross had a preparedness breakfast Wednesday morning at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. Todd Warren, chief meteorologist for KTAL, spoke at the even...
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Staff photo by Frank McConnell  A crew from Texarkana Water Utilities puts out cones Wednesday morning after a water main broke on Fourth Street. Crews were expected to finish the repairs on the...
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MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Southern Arkansas University STEM Center for K-12 Education and the College of Science and Engineering will host a free, one-day Science and Engineering Institute from 8 a.m. to 1...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its Class of 2014. The nomination deadline is Nov. 14. The Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes Arkan...
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Former NFL player headlines anti-drug rally
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A former NFL player brought stories of hope and determination to students at Liberty-Eylau’s Rader Dome Wednesday morning: Choices have consequences, and dreams can come true. Now a successful...
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Texarkana, Ark., police have arrested Willie Tatum and charged him with first-degree battery and aggravated assault in connection with a fatal shooting at the Raceway convenience store, 4120 N. State...
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Law enforcement dispatch records from Tuesday.   Bowie County   Sheriff’s Office 8:18 a.m., theft, 169 Blankenship Lane 10:23 a.m., theft, 2900 St. Michael Drive 11:27 a.m., susp...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Christi Edgar, 29, of Texarkana, Ark., is loaded onto a stretcher by Texarkana, Ark., Fire and LifeNet EMTs on Wednesday morning after the Chevrolet Blazer Edgar was riding...
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Gunman kills soldier, storms Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario—A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014     comments
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Submitted photo Members of the Doddridge/Bright Star/ Fouke Chapter of Rural Community Alliance participated in a statewide action to call attention to the need to support Arkansas’ public scho...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs wants to change its name to differ from the federal agency to avoid confusion, department Director Cissy Rucker said. "There's a lot of t...
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EAGLE PASS, Texas — Federal agents say they have found six men hidden in a pickup truck fuel tank at an immigration checkpoint in South Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities sai...
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Wadley Breast Health Center is having Just Us Girls from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. The event will have 13 vendors, with everything from clothing to homemade casseroles for sale. The center will be doi...
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There wil be a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Wadley Senior Clinic, 1307 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana, Ark. Scheduled activities are: • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., attendees can shop the vend...
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Chip in for Autism at a Mad Casino Night takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Texarkana Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The event has a Mad Men...
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Texarkana Animal League will have a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart. Little Paws Rescue, Passion for Pooches, Boxer Rescue of Texarkana and Arklatex Cocker Rescue will...
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will have a mobile unit available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Miller County Courthouse, 400 Laurel St. The vehicle will have VA personnel able to assist mi...
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LONGVIEW, Texas—Autopsy results show a 15-year-old East Texas boy sought after an attempted robbery was shot five times by police after he allegedly opened fire on officers. Results released Tu...
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LITTLE ROCK—The race for a southern Arkansas congressional seat is pitting a longtime Democratic figure and friend of former President Bill Clinton against a legislator who has been a key leader...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt, a Democrat, and state Rep. Bruce Westerman, shown, a Republican, are vying for the 4th District seat, which also includes portions of western Arkansas</span><span class="s3">. &nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="p2"><span class="s4">Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt, shown, a Democrat, and state Rep. Bruce Westerman, a Republican, are vying for the 4th District seat, which also includes portions of western Arkansas</span><span class="s3">. &nbsp;</span></p>

Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014     comments
FORT WORTH, Texas —The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an ex...
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WACO, Texas—Pond liners are being used to try to stop zebra mussels from spreading at a Central Texas lake that supplies water to Waco. The Waco Tribune-Herald  reports city crews and dive...
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GALVESTON, Texas—An amateur treasure hunter has found a North Texas man's 1977 class ring that was lost during a summer trip to Galveston. The Galveston County Daily News reported Wednesday tha...
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AUSTIN—When it comes to water planning, neither the Lower Colorado River Authority, which manages Austin-area lakes, nor the state water plan takes the needs of boaters and marinas formally into...
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LOS ANGELES—Man’s best friend is taking a bite out of renters’ wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental paym...
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WASHINGTON—Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have...
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BERLIN—In January 1989, then-East German leader Erich Honecker declared that the Berlin Wall could stand for another century. Less than 10 months later the border was open, and soon Berliners we...
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Paris Catacombs open at night
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PARIS—As if visiting the Paris Catacombs in the daytime wasn’t creepy enough—you can now visit the underground maze of skeletons after nightfall, too. That is if you dare defy the wa...
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LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona's San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding this northern New Mexico town, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is h...
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To which continent would you travel to visit the Aral Sea?                                   &nbs...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Abby Arnold, right, and Lexi Ware paint pumpkins Wednesday evening. The girls are decorating their third pumpkins because the first two rotted before Halloween arrived.
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ATLANTA—All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from s...
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CROWN POINT, Ind.—A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the su...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn.—A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest P...
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ST. LOUIS—Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s n...
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WASHINGTON—For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civ...
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DETROIT—The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being...
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LONDON—How do you follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles without sinking in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles? The answer, for Annie Lennox at least, is to throw o...
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DENVER—Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S....
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