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Two Bowie County burglary cases have been cleared with the arrests of three suspects, an official said. John Eugene Willeford, 23; Kevonte Laquan Smith 17; and Rodricus Unquain Townsend 17, all of Texarkana, Texas, were arrested on burglary of a building charges and are awaiting their bond being set, said Bowie County Chief Deputy Jeff Neal. About 3 a.m. Wednesday, Bowie County deputies were dispatched to an alarm call at the Skaggs County Store located in the 3000 block of U.S. Highway 82 West in New Boston, Neal said. "When the deputies arrived, they found the front door of the busine... Continue reading ->

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City’s first permit goes to Super 1 Foods
Super 1 Foods on Richmond Road plans to start selling beer and wine today, according to a store representative. “We plan to sell beer and wine, beer on Aisle 1 and wine between produce and deli...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis • Nash Elementary fifth-grader Victoria Quick hands off a bag of canned goods to a fellow Student Council member Thursday at The Salvation Army on Fourth Street in Texa...
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Metroplex board’s analysis of reservoir impact is flawed, according to area response
Region D Water Planning Group has submitted its response to a report by Region C planning group detailing the impact of the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir on Northeast Texas agriculture and natural...
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Police investigating shooting, stabbing and decapitation of Miller County family’s pet
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for -------------...
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More than $5,000 of damage has been done in parks in Texarkana, Texas, during the past year, and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is asking for help in reducing vandalism in parks acro...
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• Jerry Tittle, with Texarkana, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department, loads boxes of food Thursday morning that will be distributed to families in need. Texarkana Water Utilities started ...
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CAPE CANA-VERAL, Fla.—The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Rus...
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SALT LAKE CITY—A Utah judge has appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs’...
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Staff  photo by Jerry Habraken • Texarkana, Ark., Special Operations Officer Rick Cockrell, left, cheers on Trey while they play arcade games together at the annual Cops and Kids event Thur...
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•Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods will host their annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive through Saturday. Donations of nonperishable food items may be donated at the stores. Customers may als...
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A section of Interstate 30 through Bowie, Titus and Morris counties will receive a new riding surface next year, according to plans approved this month by the Texas Department of Transportation. &ldq...
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The public is invited to attend a retirement reception for Circuit Judge Joe Griffin from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Silvermoon on Broad in downtown Texarkana. Griffin has served as a circuit a...
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Virna Lisi, a multifaceted Italian actress who found herself hostage to the sultry looks that sparked her career, quitting Hollywood in the 1960s after being typecast in bombshell roles, died Thursday...
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Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2014. There are 12 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice preside...
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HOPE, Ark.—University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is one of eight community colleges that make up the Arkansas Rural Nursing Consortium, which expanded the number of nursing students i...
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Four Texarkana, Ark., sixth-graders who taught themselves the finer points of Microsoft Office dreamed up a project to share their new-found knowledge with parents who desired better computer skills....
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Texarkana College will host its fall graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. today at Heritage Church, 5801 N. Kings Highway. More than 260 students have earned credentials to graduate, and nearly 150 plan to...
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Texarkana College’s Continuing Education and Allied Health departments will offer several new courses beginning in January. For more information on the following classes, call 903-823-3270. Bo...
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Law enforcement dispatch reports from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 4:03 a.m., burglary, 619 Longhorn Road Redwater 11:05 a.m., burglary, 35 Cody Circle 5:53 p.m., DWI, 2...
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Bowie County 4-H Shooting Sports Rifle and Shotgun projects are getting under way. Young people ages 9 to 19 interested in rifle or shotgun are encouraged to attend the orientation and safety meeting...
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The F.L. Haynes District of the Church of God in Christ will host a Christmas appreciation luncheon to honor its youth department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Temple COGIC. The speaker for...
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PHILADELPHIA—The flak New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faced last Sunday night apparently wasn’t enough. Christie called into a Philadelphia sports radio station Thursday to again defend hi...
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RICHARDSON, Texas—If it’s a comedy featuring a North Korean leader that moviegoers want, that’s what they’ll get. After Sony canceled the release of “The Interview,&rdqu...
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DALLAS— A North Texas physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a $3 million Medicare billing scam. Dr. Joseph Megwa of Arlington was sentenced Wednesday in Dal...
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Texas among three states to account for majority of executions this year
WASHINGTON—Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report. The Death Penalty Information Center, a nonpr...
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LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas growers and business groups are looking to cash in on potential trading opportunities with Cuba after President Barack Obama announced this week that he's renewing diplomat...
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LITTLE ROCK—Three Arkansas women conspired to defraud a program that feeds low-income children around the state by inflating the number of meals that were served, a federal grand jury said in an...
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ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions that prohibit people who don't believe in God f...
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EL DORADO, Ark.—A former county judge was sentenced to 33 months in prison Thursday after admitting he rigged the bidding for federally funded relief work following a 2009 tornado and received m...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—A federal agency is sifting through thousands of comments regarding a Texas hunter's application for a permit to import the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros that he ho...
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IRVING, Texas—Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices continue to slide with both dropping 14 cents per gallon this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average statewide price settled...
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LITTLE ROCK— Members of a newly formed panel reviewing Arkansas elected officials' salaries said Thursday their initial report likely won't say whether a pay hike is needed. The Independent Cit...
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BATESVILLE, Ark.— Elected officials in a northeast Arkansas town have voted to create a police department after more than 20 years without one. KAIT-TV reports  the Batesville City Council...
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LITTLE ROCK—Police in Little Rock say three people have been found shot to death in what investigators believe is a double homicide and a suicide in which a man shot and killed his grandmother a...
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LUFKIN, Texas—An East Texas jury has sentenced the parents of an infant who died last year of malnutrition and dehydration. An Angelina County jury took a little more than an hour on Wednesday...
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WASHINGTON—The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean...
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That I was one of the relative few to see “The Interview” is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It’s with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg&rsquo...
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PHILADELPHIA—The president of Philadelphia’s police union on Wednesday decried the protests sweeping cities across the country after grand juries in Missouri and New York state cleared whi...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal Reserve’s reassurance that it wa...
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Gulf equity markets made massive gains Thursday with Dubai’s main stock market rising 13 percent, just two days after closing at its lowest point of the year....
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BOSTON—Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the moth...
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April, witnesses said Thursday. I...
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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will comply with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request to greatly expand a recall of vehicles that have a driver’s side air bag that can explod...
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Obama tests his powers in a post-election flurry
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WASHINGTON—With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors. Whether it’s immigration or Intern...
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been rel...
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HAVANA—The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of clas...
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ISLAMABAD—Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country’s long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy. But Pakistan has had...
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An earthquake early-warning system could be available to the public in as little as two years once enough funding is secured, a top federal scientist said this week. The U.S. Congress just approved $...
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Pennsylvania city embraces ‘Charlie Brown’ tree that once gave it grief
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READING, Pa.—Reading's official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up last month, it drew immediate comparisons to the scraggly...
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PITTSBURGH—Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh...
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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. —Pedestrians were filing out of a church Christmas service when a car sped around other vehicles at a red light and plowed into the crowd before hitting another car head-on...
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LOS ANGELES—Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that a song bird weighing less than two nickels managed to carry a tiny electronic sensor from Tennessee to Colombia and back. Then he lo...
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NAIROBI, Kenya—Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism but whi...
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