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An additional charge of rape and a charge of aggravated assault have been filed against James Pafford, 71, of Hope, Ark. Pafford was arrested Friday on one charge of alleged rape. The victim was a mi...
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Two arrested after Maud man flees county constable who was attempting to serve felony theft warrant
MAUD, Texas—A man who fled from a county constable attempting to serve felony warrants Monday was taken into custody after a brief manhunt. The suspect was found shortly before 3 p.m. Monday ju...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Bowie County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputy Dan Meyer takes Michelle Addy, 42, into custody Monday on a misdemeanor warrant after a traffic stop. A passenger in her truck fled the scene, sparking a brief manhunt.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Search dogs from the Telford Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections work an area near Highway 8 south of Maud, Texas, near where officials say Joey Missildine fled after a Bowie County constable tried to serve a felony warrant. Missildine was captured a short time later.</span></p>

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Appellate court overturned verdict because of jury instruction problems
A second trial is scheduled for mid-April in Bowie County for a man whose capital murder conviction was tossed out by an appellate court last year. Kennedy Dewayne Riley, 29, was found guilty of capi...
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An economic development workshop will be hosted by the Texarkana, Ark. Board of Directors today with Arkansas Economic Development Commission representatives explaining what “drives the economic...
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Negotiators from the U.S., Iran and five other nations pushed into the night on Monday to try to reach a preliminary political agreement on limiting Iran’s nuclear pr...

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LITTLE ROCK—Opponents of an Arkansas “religious freedom” measure that they say will allow widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians filled the state Capitol on Monday to pr...
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CHICAGO—An apple a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away. That’s according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those wh...
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BOSTON—President Barack Obama on Monday condemned the demise of bipartisan compromise in U.S. politics that he said had prompted voters to turn away in bitterness and “disgust,” usin...
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:19 a.m.; disturbance, 4615 Summerhill Road 4:25 a.m.; DWI, 101 North State Line Avenue 11:31 a.m.; vandalism, 140 Iris Street, Texarkana 11:53 a.m.; disturban...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken Aaron Harden with Consolidated Fleet Services lays a 500-pound weight on a Texarkana, Ark., Fire Department extension ladder Monday to test its strength and durability....
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DIERKS, Ark.—The Howard County Sheriff’s Office and Dierks Police Department are looking for a man suspected of breaking into several buildings on the Dierks School campus. The Dierks Ele...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Herb Davison gives the opening invocation Monday during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ceremony held at the Korea/Vietnam Memorial. The event was organized by Vietnam Vet...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—Walking and bicycling trails may could soon be bordering New Boston High School. During a joint public hearing Monday, both the New Boston City Council and the New Boston Inde...
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A man found dead Sunday afternoon behind a local restaurant has been identified as Billy Leon Evans, 61, of Maud, Texas. Police responded about 1:30 p.m. Sunday to the 4300 block of North State Line...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis  The driver of a white Honda retrieves items after losing control of his vehicle as Texarkana Police Cpl. Jason White completes the investigation of an accident that ha...
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Livestock report from J&J Livestock. Sale date March 28, 2015.  Head count 715 STEERS: Under 300 lbs. $325-405; 300-400 lbs. $305-350; 400-500 lbs. $285-320; Over 500 lbs. $195-295. HEIFER...
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The Texarkana, Ark., Advertising and Promotion Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the City Hall board room. City Hall is located at East Third and Walnut streets.
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LITTLE ROCK—A proposal to prohibit the import of California wine has withered after an Arkansas lawmaker said  he won’t continue to seek retribution over egg regulations. Republican...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Violations of fair labor standards have resulted in hundreds of oilfield workers in New Mexico and West Texas being underpaid by more than $1.3 million, according to a review b...
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The pets of the week are Rocky, a male, white and brown, 2-year old pit mix in cage D10 and Peppa, a black, female, domestic short hair, 4-year old cat in cat C6. The Animal Care and Adoption Center...

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FORT WORTH, Texas—Authorities say an 81-year-old Fort Worth woman has died at a hospital after falling into her backyard pool while in a wheelchair. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s...
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HOUSTON—Part of a historic hamburger restaurant in Spring has been gutted by a fire. A Spring fire official says the century-old Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon was found ablaze around 4 a.m. o...
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EDINBURG, Texas —A grand jury has indicted a former Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy on bribery charges. Court records show 39-year-old Michael Lee Serrano of Mercedes is charged with inte...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas House members endorsed a bill Thursday allowing different drugs to be used in lethal injections, in a measure aimed at helping restart executions in the state that an attorn...
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He cites action taken in states such as Texas, Arkansas as dangerous
NEW YORK—Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called “religious objection” legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business. The bills, like the one e...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Protesters display signs Monday after a meeting of the House Committee on Judiciary at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock. The committee advanced an amended version of a bill that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.&nbsp;</span></p>

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Associated Press Children take off across the field hunting Easter eggs Saturday during the city of Abilene’s Easter Egg Hunt in Abilene, Texas.
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SAN ANTONIO—San Antonio police say a homeless man accused of fatally shooting a man after an argument on a city bus has been arrested. Police say Jose Rocha, 41, faces a murder charge in the de...
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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas—North Richland Hills police have arrested a 32-year-old woman who they say lied about being an attorney and collected money for services she never provided. The Fort...
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HOUSTON—Officials from Homeland Security’s Houston investigation unit say the city has become a focal point for illegal imports, including millions of dollars’ worth of honey from Ch...
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Changes urged at the top to fix deep issues in agency that oversees Medicaid
AUSTIN—A state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated Monday with a scathing state report about Texas’ health commissio...
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Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s2">People fly kites of all shapes, colors and sizes Sunday during the Hermann Park Kite Festival in Houston.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture:<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press photos</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Children play with a large clown-fish kite Sunday during the Hermann Park Kite Festival in Houston.</span></p>

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AUSTIN—A Senate subcommittee has pushed back for a week debate on scraping a law that grants in-state public university tuition to the children of some people in the United States illegally. Te...
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NEW YORK—RadioShack creditor Salus says it won’t improve its bid as it fights with another buyer for the electronics chain, hedge fund Standard General. Salus had failed to win an auction...
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Today is Tuesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2015. There are 275 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, F...
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Prosecutors rest
BOSTON—Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical ex...
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DUESSELDORF, Germany—How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That’s the question being as...
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FORT MEADE, Md.—Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, promptin...
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NEW YORK—Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That contra...
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JERUSALEM—Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfal...
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NEW YORK—Sony’s new PlayStation Vue television service probably won’t save you money over cable. Starting at $50 a month, Vue offers more than 50 over-the-air and cable channels for...
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NEW YORK—A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer. Although Samsung has been praised for its improved hardwar...
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WASHINGTON—The chairman of a U.S. Senate antitrust panel will look into the release of a confidential Federal Trade Commission report on an investigation of Google Inc.’s search business...
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Dear Heloise: When traveling, I often have a hard time remembering the hotel address, and sometimes I forget my room number. When I check in, I grab a business card and take a picture with my cellphon...
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INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an “Indy Welcomes All” campaign ahead of this weekend’s NCAA Final Four in Indian...
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FORT PIERCE, Fla.—The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return...
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SOMERSET, Pa.—A western Pennsylvania man has paid a $500 fine to avoid being jailed for missing jury duty 11 times in the last two years. Somerset County Judge D. Gregory Geary told 32-year-old...
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CONCORD, N.H.—Maine celebrates its Whoopie pies. North Carolinians proudly dance their Shag. In Kansas, even dirt is official: Harney silt loam is the state soil. So was it really out of line w...
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