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About 30 students on board, two taken to hospital with minor injuries
Officers are investigating a two-vehicle accident involving a school bus that occurred at the intersection of Pierre and Tucker Streets about 8:15 a.m. Friday The Texarkana Independent School District school bus, driven by Judy Whitehead, 69, was eastbound on Tucker Street and attempting a left turn onto Pierre Street. The left side of the bus clipped the front of a southbound Dodge 1500 Extended Cab Pickup that was pulling up to the stop sign the intersection. Rodney Drew, 18, was driving the pickup truck. Both vehicles received only minor damage, said Shawn Vaughn, Texarkana, Texas... Continue reading ->
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James Haynes Jr. convicted of molesting girl he had been sentenced for assaulting before
NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Texarkana teen was found guilty Thursday of three counts of aggravated sexual assault involving a young girl he’d been in trouble for molesting before. James David Hay...
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WASHINGTON—Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from dep...
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Arkansas side invites public to festoon an outdoor tree
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With Christmas less than a month away, when to decorate the family Christmas tree becomes a hot topic.   This year, downtown Texarkana, Ark., is asking individuals, businesses, agencies and gro...
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Two women employed at Little River Rural Development Authority in Foreman, Ark., recently pleaded guilty and were sentenced for stealing pay from a part-time employee. Christe Baker, 40, and Sarah Mi...
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Some medicine costs have risen 8,000 percent
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WASHINGTON—Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, phar...
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WASHINGTON—A look at the key executive measures President Barack Obama announced Thursday: PARENTS Protect from deportation and make eligible for work permits approximately 4.1 million people...
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LITTLE ROCK—It will cost Arkansas families more to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, largely because of an increase in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. Accor...
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MAGNOLIA, Ark.—The 31st annual Celebration of Lights at Southern Arkansas University on Dec. 4 promises to spread holiday cheer with illuminated displays, festive music and food, free photos wit...
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Two staff members at Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, Tony Hargrove and Alisha Lewis, attended Arkansas Community College Leadership Institute to learn methods of “navig...
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NEW YORK—A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade care...
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The holiday season isn’t just about light displays and weight gain. It’s also the most wonderful time of the year for moviegoers, as studios unload their award contenders in the hopes that...
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NEW YORK—An injury to U2 singer Bono after what was described by the group as a “cycling spill” left him with multiple fractures that required him to undergo two surgeries, a doctor...
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There is still time to make plans to attend the free LifeLines writing seminar led by local writing instructor John Fooks. The three-hour interactive seminar is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday...
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Staff photo by Evan Lewis The first customers line up to order Thursday at Raising Cane’s grand opening on Richmond Road. This is the first Texarkana location for the Baton Rouge, La.-based chi...
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Main Street Texarkana invites the community to get into the holiday spirit through more than just the 30th annual Christmas Parade. This year, the festivities extend to decorated storefronts. Nonprof...
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Texarkana Museums System will host its first Santa Sprint and Reindeer Run on Dec. 13. The Santa Sprint is a 5K starting at 9 a.m., and the Reindeer Run is for canine competitors at 11 a.m. They begi...
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NEW YORK—The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Amer...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Wednesday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 2:01 a.m., disturbance, 3631 Farm to Market Road 2735, DeKalb 2:18 p.m., disturbance...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood  Texarkana, Ark., firefighters look over a van after its engine caught fire Thursday evening at Raceway gas station on State Line Avenue on the Arkansas side. No i...
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• St. James Day School will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served by the students from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s. Proceeds will benefit the sixth-grade class&rsquo...
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Staff photo by Curt Youngblood Firefighters with the Texarkana, Ark., Fire Department work to extinguish a fire Thursday afternoon at 2015 Beech St. 
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The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold it Business to Business Breakfast focusing on the Broadband Initiative, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. today at Arkansas Convention Center. Guest Speakers will i...
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ATLANTA, Texas—Four Atlanta High School students were named winners in the Queen City, Texas, Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5870’s Voice of Democracy contest. The essay contest t...
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DALLAS—The Dallas mayor has announced a six-person expert panel to make recommendations about the proposed Trinity River toll road. Mayor Mike Rawlings said the six urban planners and transport...
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DALLAS—A man who was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania this week for the 2008 killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live....
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LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Supreme Court justices questioned Thursday whether banning gay marriage is constitutional just because voters overwhelmingly wanted to a decade ago, even if the restriction...
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GALVESTON, Texas — A Texas jury has found a man not guilty of abusing his 11-year-old son by locking him in a wooden box. Galveston County jurors on Thursday found the man not guilty of injury...
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JASPER, Texas—Two fired Southeast Texas officers will not be charged over a videotaped incident in which a woman held for an unpaid traffic ticket had her face slammed on a jail counter. A Jasp...
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FORT SMITH, Ark.—A Sebastian County jury has sentenced a Fort Smith man to 70 years in prison for killing two men with a machete last summer. The Southwest Times Record reports that a jury made...
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DALLAS—The upcoming holiday exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center will give visitors a look at the 2002 celebration at the White House, which took inspiration from presidential pets...
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BUFFALO, N.Y.—Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall tota...
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Authorities don't know why Myron May targeted his alma mater Thursday when he opened fire on students at Florida State University's library, but they do know he thought the gov...
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WASHINGTON—Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico....
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LONDON—The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually—nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report release...
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city. This time of year, Anchorage normally has nea...
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GUALJOCO, Honduras—Grieving family members laid to rest a beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police...
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BECKLEY, W.Va.—Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades. It was the first...
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VIENNA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held out hope of a last-minute nuclear deal with Iran Thursday, as he added his diplomatic muscle to talks aimed at overcoming deep differences with Teh...
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CAIRO—An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial...
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ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Mic...
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SEOUL, South Korea—A South Korean court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison Thursday over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students...
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JERUSALEM—The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a ras...
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WASHINGTON—Responding to a national backlash over Common Core education standards, potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday that the set of state benchmarks should be "the ne...
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