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Changes toughening Arkansas law regarding boating and driving while under the influence passed unanimously on the birthday of an Arkansas High School graduate who died in a 2013 boating accident. Wil...
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LOS ANGELES—In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock”—an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eare...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis Zeb Deihl with Missouri Valley College ride Dry Gulch for a score of 62 in the Saddle Bronc Riding competition Friday during the second night of the University of Arkansas C...
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For the first time, fees will be charged in Little River County for residential and commercial trash disposal service, Little River County Judge Mike Cranford said. Starting Sunday, charges will be i...
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MEXICO CITY—Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, who once terrorized western Michoacan state and was one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords , was captured early Friday by federal police...
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Debate rages in social media over color of dress photographed in rare light
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It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black l...
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Event continues today at convention center
Texarkana Coin Club kicked off its 33rd annual coin show from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Texarkana Convention Center, 4610 Cowhorn Creek Road. The family-friendly, two-day event will reconvene from 8 a...

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<p class="p2">Ralph Allen with Alexander Coins in Maumelle, Ark., assesses a coin during the annual coin show hosted by the Texarkana Coin Club.</p>Picture: <p class="p1">Zachary Easley browses a collection of coins while at the Texarkana Coin Club's annual coin show at the Texarkana Convention Center. Easley purchased a mercury dime.</p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s1">Staff photo by Curt Youngblood</span></p>

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Three Texarkana, Texas, City Council incumbents have filed to serve another term in office. Ward 2 Council Member Willie J. Ray, Ward 3 Council Member Tina Veal-Gooch and Ward 5 Council Member Christ...
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LITTLE ROCK—Similar proposals aimed at forcing a constitutional convention for a federal balanced budget amendment advanced to the Arkansas House for a vote Friday, with opponents questioning th...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—American astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak on their previous trip outside the International Space Station. NASA on...
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas lawmakers have voted to require companies to release the location of a cellphone when asked by police in criminal investigations, despite criticism that the move would viola...
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A football coach has publicly released a termination letter from the North Little Rock School District stating that he failed to follow district rules on how to handle ne...
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Law enforcement dispatch reports for Thursday: Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 10:26 a.m., missing person, 39 River Bend Road 6 p.m., disturbance, 203 Spring Creek Place 6:20 p.m., traffic haz...
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LITTLE ROCK—The Walmart Foundation has announced a $194,200 grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to support diabetes treatment of the Marshallese . UAMS Northwest...
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Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center will have a healthy living/diabetes self-management education series at from 10:30 a.m. to noon beginning Tuesday and each Tuesday through March 31 at the S...
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The campsites at Beard’s Lake and Cottonshed parks on Millwood Lake can be reserved beginning March 1, according to the Army Corps of Engineers at the Millwood Lake office. Campers can reserve...
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Miller County NAACP is having a community forum 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 12. Elected officials and the public are invited to the meeting at the Jamisons’ Center of Kindness Inc., 1101 Couch St...
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JONESBORO, Ark.—Arkansas State University has banned the use of e-cigarettes on its campus. The Jonesboro Sun reports that the battery-operated device was banned by the university after receivi...
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IRVING, Texas—The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude quake happened at 6:18 a.m. CST Friday. The quake was centered 3 miles east-no...
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Because of a reporting error, a story about neighborhood meetings on Page 3A of Thursday’s edition incorrectly stated the date for a citywide cleanup event. The event is planned for April 18....
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Fortunate Barry, right, and Journee Williams perform during a Black History Month presentation Friday at Arkansas High School.
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A former Bowie County jail inmate was arrested on an outstanding child support warrant Thursday as she made a routine visit to Bowie County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to obtain money left on...
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OXON HILL, Md.—Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday blasted President Barack Obama’s record on foreign policy, calling for a harder-line approach in the Middle East and accusing the admi...
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DALLAS—Attorneys say the federal government is loosening its crackdown on offering bonds for Central American immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S., a shift that comes after...
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TYRONE, Mo.—A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out...
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1940, the first televised college basketball games were broadca...
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Texarkana Independent School District will celebrate Texas Public Schools Week with several planned activities. The district will host a community breakfast from 7 a.m. to 8 .m. Tuesday in the Dan Ha...
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Kayce Welch, a junior at Texas High School, was selected as the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Distinguished Finalist. Nine additional students in the state were honored with this award...
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Pleasant Grove and Liberty-Eylau independent school districts have contested races in the May 9 election. Texarkana Independent School District will be able to cancel its school board election, as no...
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Red Lick Elementary will hold a kindergarten roundup for the 2015-16 school year from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria. Students who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to enroll in k...
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GRADUATIONS Weston Mills of Wake Village, Texas, recently graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., with a bachelor of arts degree. He is the son of Ron and Deborah Mills and has accepted a pos...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Several Atlanta High School art students recently competed in the Regional Visual Art and Scholastic Event and received top rank gold medals. Gold medal recipients include: Annelise Baur, two medals for two colored pencil pieces; Alexis Dickerson, two medals for a colored pencil piece and an acrylic painting; Kyli Halford, one medal for a pencil piece; Kaleigh Paxton, one medal with a perfect score for a color photo; and Savannah Squires, one medal with a perfect score for a mixed media piece.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
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<p class="p1">The Texas High School HighSteppers recently earned top honors and were named Best of the Best Cup Winners at the American/Drill Team Lone Star State Championship in Austin. The team ranked Ninth Place Overall.</p>
<p class="p1">Other Team Awards include: Military State Champions, First Runner-Up in Kick Routine, Second Place Runner-Up for State Champions in the Large Team Division, Best Overall Presentation, Best Overall Precision and Best Overall Technique. Also earned was the Sweepstakes Award for earning Division I ratings on all team routines, the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence for earning scores of 90 or above from all judges for all team routines and Second Place Academic Champions Award based on highest overall GPA in all Divisions.</p>
<p class="p1">The officers were named Second Place State Champions in Large Team Division and brought home the Sweepstakes Award, Gussie Nell Davis Award, Best Overall Precision and Best Overall Choreography.</p>
<p class="p1">Members earned the State Championship in Medium Ensemble, a Second Place Runner-Up finish for Medium Ensemble and a Third Place Runner-Up finish for Large Ensemble.</p>
<p class="p1">Individual member awards received included: Natalie Robinson, second runner-up solo finalist; Addison Rogers, third runner-up solo finalist; and Sarah Stark, fourth runner-up solo finalist.</p>
<p class="p1">The officers are: Captain Laura Rochelle, 1st Lt. Katherine Doan, Sr. Lt. MacKenzie Nixon, Sr. Lt. Caroline Thomas and Jr. Lt. Sarah Hickerson.</p>
<p class="p1">Members include: Olivia Blann, Tristen Collins, Kylie Davis, Claire Doan, Emily Evans, Olivia Johnson (Manager), Cambresha Knight, Kaitlyn Krause, Langley Leverett, Sophie Lower, Parker Ellyn Madlock, Caroline May, Emily McMaster, Libby Northam, Sara Ottinger, Rachel Qualls, Brooke Rayburn, Natalie Robinson, Addison Rogers, Sidney Rogers, Samantha Shoalmire, Mary-Stewart Shores, Paishance Soileau, Sarah Stark, Rachel Stuart, Elizabeth Tullis, Madilynn Walker, Ashley Wallace, Laurel Wakefield, Valerie Ward, Leighton Weber and Hannah Williams.</p>
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NEW SERVICES Redwater United Methodist Church will add a new worship service at 5 p.m. every Saturday during Lent, along with 9 a.m. Sunday services.   BLACK HISTORY MONTH Grace Community ...
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Submitted photo Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Mandeville, Ark., will have pastor appreciation services to honor five years of ministry of the Rev. Christopher and Labricha Collins at 3 p.m. Sunday....
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Those still deciding on a Lenten discipline might consider visiting Redwater United Methodist Church for its new family worship service on Saturday evenings. During the season of Lent, the church wil...
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Teen speaks out on behalf of Muslim community
BALTIMORE—Amara Majeed founded a Website called “The Hijab Project,” aimed at combating discrimination against Muslim girls and women who wear head-scarves in public. She self-publis...
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Submitted photo Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God, New Boston, Texas, will have Loren Larson at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Sunday at 10 a.m. The church is at 407 West Walters Blvd. (Farm to Market...
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RALEIGH, N.C.—Some North Carolina lawmakers say court officials should be exempt from carrying out duties related to marrying gay couples that would conflict with their religious beliefs. Legis...
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PRAGUE—Rabbis from European countries have gathered in Prague for training in self-defense and first aid in a response to a wave of attacks against Jews and a rise of anti-Semitism on the contin...
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OXON HILL, Md.—The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terro...
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WASHINGTON—The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship...
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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba—In an abrupt retreat Friday, the Pentagon revoked an order to war court judges to drop their other military duties and take up residence at this remote base until...
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and i...
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JOHANNESBURG—A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her. The family had always celebrated their mi...
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BEIRUT—Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the...
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Fighting has eased between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in recent days as both sides have begun to withdraw heavy weapons but the greater danger now confronting Ukrainians is...
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LONDON—The unmasking of Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime...
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WASHINGTON—On a day of high drama, the Republican-controlled Congress struggled into the night Friday to pass emergency legislation to keep the Homeland Security Department in full funding for o...
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U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting, “Joyeux Noel.” They opened it and instead of a $37 “art craft t...
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NEW YORK—It’s no exaggeration to say Leonard Nimoy was perfect for the role that defined his career. His lean, almost sepulchral frame seemed otherworldly. His long, solemn face reflected...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Actor Leonard Nimoy speaks during an interview June 28, 1973, in New York. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in &ldquo;Star Trek,&rdquo; died on Friday.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Associated Press</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Flowers adorn the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Leonard Nimoy on Friday in Los Angeles. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in &ldquo;Star Trek,&rdquo; died Friday in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.&nbsp;</span></p>

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SEATTLE—Seattle police say a woman was knocked unconscious when she was pelted by an egg in a so-called drive-by egging. Detective Patrick Michaud says the egg hit the woman right behind the ea...
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High above the spiral Milky Way, astronomers have spotted two clusters of new stars growing at the fringes of our galaxy. The discovery, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomi...
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Indiana may allow containers for surrendering newborns
INDIANAPOLIS—On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what’s inside could save an abandoned newborn’s life. The box is actually a newborn incubator...
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CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica—From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging...
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NEW YORK—Michael Kelly did everything he could to stay under the radar. “For a year, I’ve had to keep everything so secret,” he said. “I feel awful for having to lie, bu...
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